Cantor Corruption? You Decide

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Letter to the Editor:
Cantor Corruption – he has removed us, so we should replace him

Cantor refused to debate Brat, why?  The people of the 7th are entitled to a good and healthy debate between the two, just makes sense. He is just a chicken, playing it safe, no fire in the belly…….or afraid to have his record exposed?

Cantor speaks through designated spokespeople, not directly to his constituents, why?  Does he live in the ivory tower within the Republican establishment, advised by high paid handlers who selectively pick who and who he does not directly communicate with on the critical issues of the day.

His “form letters” to phone calls are always indecisive and non-committed to spending bills Virginians oppose. Why?

Perhaps he is “too good” for us common folks here in Virginia.  He is on the liberal side of the scorecard in the House and serves a conservative district…hmmm.  Makes no sense to us living here, or perhaps he is serving others.  He certainly lost my vote, wife’s too.  Do politicians morph when entering the beltway, backbone and heart for those he represents..they are removed, and replaced by the lust for power and control of the office.

Yes, at least Cantor has…distant, unavailable, towing the Party Establishment of power and control.  I thought Cantor “served” the people.  Just look at SPENDING, which is controlled by the HOUSE.  Cantor’s HOUSE. Cantor is like a liberal Bush, whipping out the checkbook where we have made big deposits of our hard earned money, and SPENDS IT ALL!

Then, he steals our kids checkbooks and goes for more. Crazy. That lust for more and more.  Cantor addicted to spending our money like a junkie.

Who would vote for a man who takes his kids money?  That is exactly what he has done and continues to do.

I read the following and wonder how much influence these groups have had on Eric Cantor and perhaps he will share that through his spokesperson, since he will not speak directly to us about it.  These folks met with his staff last year.  Video is good too…see the excerpt, you decide.

 

September 4, 2013, Richmond, Virginia TEA Party was holding its rally outside the locked doors of Mr. Cantor’s Richmond offices, Mr. Cantor’s staff, represented at the highest levels, was meeting – privately and very quietly – with far-left groups representing pro-Amnesty, pro-Obamacare and pro-entitlement groups. These groups included:

  • Central American Solidarity Association (CASA): A special interest group in favor of Progressive and Liberal policies promoting the expansion of rights for undocumented (read: illegal) aliens currently residing in the United States.
  • The Virginia Chapter of the AFL-CIO: A perennial promoter and supporter of all causes Progressive and Liberal; integral for the passage of The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on the national level.
  • The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy: Among other events, the VICPP co-sponsored the “Social Justice University” with Virginia Organizing. This “university” served to “educate” (a better word would be “indoctrinate”) those in attendance on the issues of pro-immigration legislation, a continued ban on uranium mining, predatory lending, the Affordable Care Act and opposition to a fiscally responsible national budget affecting entitlement reforms.
  • The Virginia Council of Churches: This organization works closely with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, focusing on issues ranging from pro-economic justice efforts to the successful advancement of the Affordable Care Act, from “equality” in housing efforts (read: the promotion of the “Section 8” housing entitlement, responsible, in part, for the housing crisis) and the advancement of entitlement via a “social justice” campaign.
  • Virginia Organizing: A “grassroots” organization centered on a pro-living wage, pro-entitlement, pro-union, pro-social and economic justice agenda. On their “About Us” page they state: “We believe in the elimination of the extremes of wealth and poverty, in a progressive tax system based on the ability to pay, and in making the nation’s financial systems, including the Federal Reserve Bank, more responsive to the average citizen’s needs.”
  • ACLU Virginia: Enough said.

Specifically, among those attending, were:

  • Joe Szaskos for Virginia Organizing, who also happens to represent the USA Action Network, an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for Progressive causes.
  • Rev. Jonathon Barton for the Virginia Council of Churches, an organization considered by those who follow such things a George Soros Open Society front group.
  • Doris Crouse-Mays for the Virginia AFL-CIO, and also a member of both the CWA (Communications Workers of America) and CPUSA (Communist Party of the United States of America).
  • And Marco Grimaldo for the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, again, an organization considered by those who follow such things a George Soros Open Society front group.

Now, it would be one thing for Mr. Cantor’s staff to meet with these special interest and Progressive advocacy groups over the course of a legislative calendar year. An effective elected representative understands that those elected to office are sent to Washington to represent the whole of their constituencies, not just those with whom they agree. To create an ideological or political “partition,” where access is concerned, would be an abdication of the elected official’s obligation to the office; to their constituents. It is an action that their supporters should abhor and, in fact, penalize them for. Alarmingly, this is not an instance of individual meetings.

In this instance, all of these organizations, and all of the radical activists representing these organizations, were present all at once – all at once. This private – and functionally secret – Progressive multi-organizational meeting with high-level staff from the Republican House Majority Leader’s office served as, in fact, a “summit.” But a summit for what purpose?

Inquiries into the purpose of this meeting were ignored, just as the Richmond Virginia TEA Party’s requests for their constitutional right to redress government were ignored.

Not a day goes by that we don’t hear someone on television or radio, or in print, advance the false narrative about our country – the United States of America – existing as a Democracy. I say a “false narrative” because to portray our nation as a Democracy is a lie, bald-faced and unquestionable. Our nation exists as a Constitutional Republic, employing a system or representative government that uses a democratic process for elections and advancing legislation. The key – and most important words here – are “Constitution” (which establishes limitations on government) and “representative” (which establishes the will of the people.)

When those we elect to office fail in their obligation to represent the people; when those elected to office begin to act in the best interests of special interests, they have abdicated their obligation to the people they serve. And when those in elected office; those who control legislation and laws, policy and government, cease serving their constituents, then our nation ceases to be a Constitution Republic, and our government ceases existing as a representative government. When an elected official disavows his or her loyalty and fidelity to those they serve, in order to champion those whom they do not directly represent, then our nation exists as an elitist oligarchy masquerading as a free nation.

Until Mr. Cantor either provides unfettered access to his office for his constituents above and in priority to the special interests he appears to be acquiescing to, one can only understand Mr. Cantor to have fallen prey to the “demons of the beltway”; consumed by the allure of elitist oligarchic power; existing unable to serve the very people that elevated him to power, a power bestowed through the ballot box and based on trust.

My Father always used to counsel me, both in matters of politics and relationships, to “Dance with the one that brought you.” It would appear that Mr. Cantor has abandoned his date on the dance floor – in this instance, the TEA Party; Mr. Cantor “tempted by the fruit of another.” And while he may enjoy himself at the dance, once it is time to go home, he is forewarned that he is likely to go home alone.

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Frank Salvato is the Executive Director for BasicsProject.org a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and education initiative focusing on Constitutional Literacy and the threats of Islamofascism and Progressivism. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention.

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