Voters v. Politicians
By Christopher R Rice
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.” in American Communication Association v. Douds, 339 U.S. 382, 442
Politically, America suffers from a thoroughgoing default of the government on its responsibility to maintain a sound and honest monetary and banking order. Zero interest rates reward excessive unnecessary borrowing and immorally penalize saving.
You know what a bunch of Ivy-league frat boys in Washington really is? They are the same television show as the WWF (World Wrestling Federation), with the cartoonish characters, the false bluster, and the staged animosities and skirmishes. It's all for show and none of it is the slightest bit real.
They just go home to their estates and their dynasties during congressional breaks and be smug. Their dreams are completely materialistic and they give no acknowledgement of the damage that their failure to perform their jobs does to the masses of their countrymen.
Our elections have become a bazaar for special interest and corporations, our representatives are merely middlemen and women between the self interest of corporate America and the law making process.
Do we want to spend our precious energy revolting against a system that's designed to crush our very resistance, or do we want another alternative altogether?
The puppets in charge are just that- puppets. They are put there to give us the illusion of free will and a choice. This somehow placates people.
It is necessary for all men and women of good conscience to stand up and be counted. To say, “Enough is enough.” To demand an end to the corporate control of our politicians and political system.
The only thing actually worth dying for at this point is Electoral Reform, everything else is a nit.
In Washington the corruption is so endemic that you just have to think "Really, do we have to vote for these people?" Could we really put pressure on our country to hold elections that were free and fair? Both political parties are thugs, and their not just going to give up power.
Politicians can't even tell us what makes a citizen, so it's no wonder they refuse to protect America's borders for fear of upsetting a campaign contributor's labor pool.
Gangs run the streets of major (and minor) cities, most high schools, a growing number of middle schools, and if we believe the lie that they're not containable, we're just as stupid as 'they' treat us.
Drugs are available in and around every school, even your own neighborhood. If the government can not keep drugs out of a high security prison they certainly can not keep them out of your children's school.
Isn't this the very thing we were supposed to protect our families from? In pursuit of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
So what should our course of action be? In '06 we voted out the republican congress to end the war, and yet, instead we got a surge. We dutifully called our Senators during the first bailouts in opposition 100 to 1, and yet, instead we get even more bailouts for automakers.
Our 'leaders' have gone so far as to sell us out to China. They have quite literally put our security, self-sustainability, and thereby our lives at risk by their treasonous covert activities. It's no wonder that many Americans live in fear.
We are threatened on all sides, and even by those we elected and entrusted.
We've allowed our country to be taken from us, for the benefit of the few and the total decimation of the vast many.
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Elections v. Voters
As things stand now, with federal taxes, state taxes, county tax, sales tax, property taxes, car tax, gas tax, phone taxes, etc. “They” take 4 months of our wages every year in taxes. For that kind of money we should have the best schools on the planet, right? But every year 30 to 50% of our kids get left behind. Let me repeat, taxes take 4 months of your wages away from you every year. That's true under Republicans or Democrats!
The U.S. was the largest creditor in the world. Now the debt is in the trillions of dollars. Trillions of dollars transferred from the worlds richest & most powerful country. This is a form of destructive economic management at a level of graft & corruption that has NO parallel. There’s nothing comparable to that in history.
The national debt is in the trillions of dollars, even our kids will never see it paid off. As the administration and Congress argue over cuts in social programs, inequality in America grows more extreme each day. Even the great financial crash didn’t derail this trend. The richest 400 Americans, for example, increased their wealth by 54 percent between 2005 and 2010, while the median middle-class family saw its wealth decline by 35 percent.
It’s not the result of mysterious global forces, or technology, or China, or structural problems concerning the skills and education of our workforce. Rather, it is the direct result of policy choices made by Democrats and Republicans alike.
The U.S. policy (includes tax policy, financial deregulation, trade policy, anti-labor policy, and much more.) for the past 30 years has been aggressively dedicated to shifting income share away from the poor and middle class and into the pockets of the already rich.
Why would we dain to participate in the grandest puppet show of all time? Because we've been programmed to think that somehow our vote makes a difference. While our vote doesn't amount to dog shit. If you think that a two-party system is any kind of choice, the revolution is here to prove you wrong. We will not be duped by false hope!!