There is no doubt Kentucky’s Thomas Massie is a genius.
And there is no doubting his unwavering principles, even when it means he stands alone.
But now Thomas Massie just showed up on the House floor and stunned his colleagues with this gadget.
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) is one of the smartest members, if not the smartest member, of Congress.
The MIT graduate holds dozens of patents, and lives totally off the grid using solar powered energy from a system and in a house he built from scratch.
He also happens to be one of the most principled men to ever hold office.
Massie is a consistent champion of freedom and liberty and unlike most of his contemporaries doesn’t cave to the Washington, D.C. Swamp.
One of his biggest concerns is the rapidly rising debt this nation is taking on.
Massie has voted against all increases in the debt ceiling, against all of the so-called “Omnibus” spending bills, and is a leader in the effort to cut spending and shrink the size of government.
Recently, Massie wore his feeling on the debt as a lapel pin.
He sported a national debt clock counter that he built himself.
Massie used roofing copper, a microprocessor and a battery and over the course of three days built the debt clock countdown that he then wore as a lapel pin.
He explained he pulls the data for the debt clock from “about 400 lines of code loaded into the Treasury website.”
Massie’s goal is to try and get his colleagues to understand the seriousness of the debt problem.
The fact is the nation’s national debt is out of control.
As of the writing of this article the national debt stands at more than $31 trillion and rising.
Even more ominous is who that debt is owed to.
Communist China is the 2nd highest debt holder, after only Japan.
The U.S. owes the communist nation more than $1 trillion.
Unless something is done soon future generations will be stuck owing trillions of dollars to the very foreign powers out to destroy us.
But Congress shows no signs of slowing down the spending-sprees.
Republicans in the Senate joined with Democrats and voted last December to increase the debt ceiling once again.
Massie is attempting to do his part to make sure Congress is put on notice that the American people are fed up and won’t stand for much more.
Members of Congress, especially Republicans, would do well to heed Massie’s warnings.
Especially if they want to maintain control of the House and win back the Senate and White House in 2024.
Continuing down the debt sinkhole is a sure fire way for the GOP to once again prove they are “the stupid party.”
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.