Incumbent is not a word I like

When was the last time you cleaned your house?  Do you know anyone that hasn’t cleaned their house in a year?  What about 5 years?  How about since 1959?  Let me fill you in on a secret, we all know someone that hasn’t cleaned their house in over 60 years.  Here’s a hint, think about Washington D.C.

Senator Robert Byrd has been an official member of Congress since January, 1959.  You may now view videos of him online falling asleep during Congressional meetings.   Strangely enough, Senator Robert Byrd is continually re-elected.

The concept behind CleanHouse2010.org is to vote out incumbents, therefore let’s discuss the meaning of the word “incumbent”.  The Merriam Webster dictionary defines incumbent as “the holder of an office or ecclesiastical benefice”.  A slightly more obscene and fitting definition is provided by Urban Dictionary when discussing the pronunciation, “pronounced “In-cum-Bent”, because when you’re “in”, you’re “in”! The “cum” is for those who “bent”, usually by electing you.”

Many of the economic issues faced in America today may be traced to entrenched politicians voting for bills they may or may not have read, many are simply voting along party lines and not based on the merit of the legislation.

Instead of pointing to specific legislation (there is sadly no need as politicians have literally begun to ignore their phone calls from constituents) focus on a solution.  Vote them out.  It is that simple.  As CleanHouse2010.org states as its mantra “Never re-elect anybody”.  Instead of focusing on how they will be re-elected, politicians will be forced to listen to the People of America and vote as their constituent’s desire.

So what can you do to help?  It’s so easy!  Keep track of elections in your area and share the updates in the forum.  Share links to news articles, and if you have the desire, write your own article!  Give us a perspective from your area of the country, we’ll give you a perspective from our area of the country, and together we’ll cover all of the (undeniably) greatest country in the world, the United States of America!

As you may know:

The United States of America is not US
The United States of America is WE!

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the
general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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