What ever happened to the good ole days? You know, those days gone by when a shyster lawyer or the shady traveling snake oil salesman, and all the other occasional con artists passing through were run out of town on a rail.

It was back during a time when people were actually held accountable by citizens for telling lies and being crooks. What ever happened to the America where there were real, honest-to-goodness consequences for being dishonest and corrupt?

Well, in the America of today those people who once were tarred, feathered and run out of town now get elected to Congress. Or in the case of Hillary Clinton, the most corrupt and dishonest politician ever to run for the highest office in the land, she actually received her party’s nomination to run for President of the United States.

Personally I think the time long ago came to see torches and pitchforks surrounding the U.S. Capitol building. And while not all of those serving in government are guilty of misconduct or lying to the people (there indeed are some good elected officials trying their best to serve their constituents), there are far too many that have risen to positions of power who are corrupt and worthy of not only our contempt, but they also must be held accountable.

As more and more information comes out about the corruption and dishonesty on the part of the Socialist Democrat leadership, it becomes more and more obvious that only a general cleansing of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate will solve our problems.

And while using tar and feathers is no longer allowed, it is time for the voters to hold politicians accountable at the ballot box in 2020. In effect we need to run them out of town the only way available to us, by way of our vote.

The career politicians, and in particular the Socialist Democrat Party have proven themselves to be so corrupt that their removal should be demanded by any clear-thinking American.

To paraphrase former President Harry S Truman “you can’t get rich in politics unless you’re a crook”. But what he actually said was, “an honest public servant can’t get rich in politics”, and the message is clear or at least it should be. Holding public office is a public trust, and no one should seek elected office for the purpose of enriching themselves or their families.

Anyone who takes advantage of his public position for monetary gain is nothing but a crook. It is long past time for Washington to be cleansed of crooks. And that means that our American version of torches and pitchforks, the 2020 election, will be our opportunity to effect that much needed cleansing.