Rush Limbaugh had this to say about Houston’s own Sheila Jackson-Lee, who had earlier impugned his character on the floor of the House of Representatives:
“I wonder if Ms. Jackson Lee has any regard for the truth. Does she have any regard for hoping, desiring to sound intelligent and knowledgeable, or is she content to be happy and proud to go the floor of the House of Representatives and make a fool of herself?
He added, “She can say what she wants. These are the people who have power over us … I don’t have any power over Sheila Jackson Lee and I don’t seek any power over Sheila Jackson Lee. She, on the other hand, is the opposite. She wants power over not just me, but of as many people she can get.”
In fact that is the entire meme of the ultra-liberal wing of the Democratic party, to bring American freedoms to heel under the authority of the federal government.
Consider all that has changed in the last 75 years as a result of so-called progressive government action. Are we truly better off as a nation as a result of the massive intrusion of government into everyday life? Is it true that there must be a law to cover every conceivable situation? And must there be a federal program that remedies every possible downfall in a human life?
Progressives answer “Yes!” to these questions in spite of the fact that they fly directly in the face of the United States Constitution, a document that they have little regard for, no more now than when their heroic FDR was president.
Sheila Jackson-Lee is among the worst offenders in Congress. Unfortunately her seat is essentially a safe one, which makes it all the more problematic for Houstonians to rid themselves of a representative who no more represents them than the dead and departed socialists of FDR’s time whose mad quest for power and inept fiscal policies prolonged the Great Depression by a good 5 years.