Irrigate: To flush or wash out a desired substance.
Arrogate: To assume, or claim as one’s own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit.
They sound alike but don’t share much in meaning. In fact I’d be willing to bet that they rarely (if ever) get put in the same context with each other. But, oh how nicely these two words work with each other in the context I’m about to put them in.
It’s time! Time, to flush out all the substance from political office across this great nation who have proudly, presumptuously, and unduly claimed unjust powers and over-stepped their bounds. It’s time, to irrigate the arrogators.
Let me give you an example.
Twelve years ago Chris Cannon was elected as Utah’s third district Congressman on November 5, 1996. He started out great, but slowly lost touch with his constituents and subsequently lost their favor. Sound familiar? It should, because Congress is full of these arrogators. Problem is, that these politicians are extremely hard to get out of office.
This year at the Utah State Republican Convention Chris Cannon came only nine votes short of being eliminated. Later at the June 24th Primary Chris Cannon was finally eliminated by a wide margin, sixty-forty.
His opponent was a fairly unknown Jason Chaffetz, who didn’t have nearly as much going for him as Cannon did.
- Cannon has run this race victoriously six times.
- Cannon has the Insight and benefit of his brother being the former Chair of the State Republican Party.
- Cannon out spent his opponent nine-to-one prior to the county convention, and seven-to-one during the Primary.
- Cannon has an entire staff of paid experienced campaign workers.
- Jason Chaffetz didn’t have a single paid staffer. All volunteer based, with many of them not very experienced.
- Cannon had the endorsement and support of President George W. Bush.
- Cannon had the endorsement and support of long time Senator Bob Bennet, as well as Senator Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving senator in Utah’s history (since 1977).
- Cannon lives in district three (Chaffetz was able to beat an incumbent without living in the district).
With all the endorsements, experience and money… Cannon’s campaign turned out to be a failure. How could this happen?
Some would call it a revolution, others call it a conservative movement. But many seem to be in agreement that it’s time for “we the people” to take back this country. It’s happening on a national level with Ron Paul, and is popping up in local races coast to coast.
The power behind these historic races is you and me along with many others. Just plain regular folks who have a love for God and Country, who understand that our Constitution is worth a lot more than Congress is giving credit to. It’s a bunch of ordinary people putting in extraordinary efforts. When organized, becoming the most powerful force this country and the world has seen in a long time.
They realize that ALL the power this Nation holds is harnessed by them… “We the people”.
They have a trained ear. They can tell when they hear a statesman talking or a future arrogator. They have a foundation based on original intent principals eloquently taught to them by this Country’s founders.
When a person stands up to reclaim an office, “We the people” hear the rare voice from the crowded political noise. They rally together and wield a force that many politicians greatly under estimate.
And when this happens, great things follow.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.