Accountability — It’s a Beautiful Thing!

President Donald Trump penned a letter to Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, informing the House Speaker that he has temporarily cancelled her “public relations” trips abroad due to the government shutdown. The president did, however, tell Pelosi that she could fly to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan commercial if she so chooses.

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” wrote Trump in the letter, which was plastered to social media. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over.”

“In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” the president continued. “I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown.”

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” Trump kindly offered.

“I look forward to seeing you soon and even more forward to watching our open and dangerous Southern Border finally receive the attention, funding, and security it so desperately deserves!” concluded Trump. [story and photo credit, the Daily Wire 1-17-19]

I just love this.

Is President Trump’s decision to use executive authority to cancel the imperial Speaker’s foreign trip during a government shutdown immature? Absolutely not.

In therapy sessions every day, I teach people to hold people in their lives accountable.

Nancy Pelosi is part of a bipartisan, sick, unaccountable and quite literally imperial tyranny residing in Washington DC for decades — longer than some of us have been alive.

They act the way they do because they are not accountable. Nobody holds them accountable. It’s a bipartisan sickness, but it’s especially true with a hard core leftist, Democratic female Speaker of the House. Criticize her and — why, you’re a misogynist! (That’s their new favorite word.)

It’s refreshing in the extreme to finally have a President treat imperial politicians the way these imperial politicians regard the rest of us, and treat us. Voters are the means to the end of enhancing their power. They buy power through votes and money by appealing to the worst and weakest in human beings — envy, laziness, low self-respect, and neurotic fear. That’s what politicians do, and politicians like Nancy Pelosi have made it a life’s work.

It’s very important that people who want a more limited government support President Trump in all his efforts to hold these hopelessly arrogant and corrupt career politicians accountable. It may be the first — and last — time anyone with the stature of a U.S. President does so.

Nancy Pelosi will get over it. In fact, she will undoubtedly love the chance to be a victim and stir up her angry, bitter and hopelessly unreasonable base of voters who keep her in power on the persisting surge of their own misery and unhappiness.

But to those of us who don’t comprise her base, it’s refreshing.

In the end, there’s only one solution to this impasse. It’s called limited government. Term limits for members of Congress might be a good start, but the only real solution is to limit the federal government to the powers enumerated by the Constitution. America did much better, and progressed a lot further — even managing to end slavery — when we honored the principles of that Constitution.

Nancy Pelosi — and the majority of her cohorts in the House of Representatives — seek to undermine if not abolish our Bill of Rights, most importantly the First and Second Amendments. That’s a war against the citizens of this country who still want liberty and freedom. Her own decision to cancel the President’s State of the Union address — a historic first — was a direct attack on the millions who voted for President Trump in 2016 and plan to do so again in 2020. She does not care about the country, the Constitution, or anything of real value. Her soul is hollow.

I am so glad President Trump is willing to stand up to these amoral bullies. Accountability is a beautiful thing.


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