Ted Yoho, a veterinarian by profession, decided over two years ago that he wanted to make a difference. He defeated a better know and better funded Republican in the primary because his opponent had forgotten an important part of his job: working for the people who sent him there. Congressman Yoho decided that it was time for a change and he has been a tireless champion of his district, yet only in a way that shows transparency and represents the best of all of the country. His decision to oppose Boehner was not based upon a big ego or even on having visions of grandeur about winning. No, Ted Yoho wanted to make a statement and wanted to see the Speaker of the People's House held accountable to the people for what he does. And while his efforts weren't successful, that twenty-five members were willing to stand up to the Speaker and voice their concerns for freedom is something that should make all Americans proud.
America can't survive with a government controlled by bodies that are owned and operated by unions, lobbyists, the Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street and K Street. And we can't have elected representatives make their decisions based upon recommendations of pundits who have spent literally their entire lives in Washington and have very little idea of what Americans in flyover country are facing. This is what Ted Yoho and the other "rebels" were all about yesterday and it is indeed a noble cause.
When one day we look back on this little episode, I think we will see the beginning of a legislative body that is slowly coming to grips with reality. For while the number opposed to dictatorial control of the House was only twenty-five, it was double the number opposing Boehner two years ago. And a number of the new Representatives who disappointed us yesterday will wake up more and more as they see the way the Speaker and his minions try to control them. We have to have forgiveness for so many of the newbies; they just faced their first real challenge on their very first day in office and they blinked. We need to hold them accountable, but we also need to help them learn from their mistakes. We don't want to make them enemies, we want to add them to the brave band that is willing to stand up for us.
So to those such as Ted Yoho, Jim Bridenstine, Daniel Webster, Louie Gohmert, Tim Huelskamp, Mark Meadows, Scott Garrett and all of the others I say thank you for standing up for your principles and for the American people. It took a lot of courage and plain old "guts" to do what you did and the stories are already out about Boehner's plan for retribution. But remember, courage is never displayed in vain and tyranny will eventually lose out as people tire of being held in bondage. After all, it's the reason the millions of us came together as a free nation in the first place.
God bless you, Ted Yoho and the rest. Let us know if you need the cavalry of every day citizens to defend you. We've got your backs. And now on to the next skirmish for this is far from over. As long as wrong-doing and evil lurks, good men will rise to the occasion.
God bless America.