LET'S BE CLEAR----THESE CONGRESSIONAL AND STATEHOUSE POLITICIANS ARE AIDING AND ABETTING CRIME AND IT IS A FELONY. THEY ARE NOT BEING THROWN OUT BECAUSE THE COURTS ARE NOT RULING ON THESE CRIMES.
Woe is Me -----the pols and the courts are corrupt. You know what? That does not reverse the fact that crimes occurred and justice delayed. We can pursue this by simply
VOTING THESE CORPORATE POLS OUT OF OFFICE AND IMPEACHING JUDGES FOUND RULING ILLEGALLY.
It really is easy to do if people were educated as to the fact it can be done and how to know the right candidates for whom to vote. This is why Clinton neo-liberals and Bush neo-cons are desperate to shake up media and information outlets so WE THE PEOPLE are constantly fooled by candidates that are lying to get elected. As a proponent for public universities and the dismantling of corporatization of our public universities---it is here that real public interest information came and as I showed in Maryland it is the University of Maryland central in election rigging and controlling information.
CORPORATIZED UNIVERSITIES KEEP PEOPLE UNINFORMED.
Please approach this as a rogue government that we will shake at which time we will come back to this mess for justice!
For those that do not understand the inside joke of placing Eljiah Cummings as head of the House Ethics Committee while Pelosi was House Leader----you see why no movement on pols aiding and abetting crime happened throughout this time of Obama Presidency and Senate control of Congress. Cummings is ground zero for the most corrupt cities in the US. Cummings and Pelosi are both called progressive liberals when they are simply Clinton neo-liberals working for Wall Street.
GET RID OF THESE CROOKS AS POLS AND WE GET BACK TO BEING A RULE OF LAW AND EQUAL PROTECTION NATION.
It is aiding and abetting crime when you know systemic corporate fraud exists and you do not report, prosecute, and testify as to these crimes. Elected officials have a greater responsibility to do just that.
Criminal Aiding and abetting is an additional provision in United States criminal law, for situations where it cannot be shown the party personally carried out the criminal offense, but where another person may have carried out the illegal act(s) as an agent of the charged, working together with or under the direction of the charged party, who is an accessory to the crime. It is comparable to laws in some other countries governing the actions of accessories, including the similar provision in England and Wales under the Accessories and Abettors Act 1861.
It is derived from the United States Code (U.S.C.), section two of title 18:
(a) Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.
(b) Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which if directly performed by him or another would be an offense against the United States, is punishable as a principal.
Where the term "principal" refers to any actor who is primarily responsible for a criminal offense.
For a successful prosecution, the provision of "aiding and abetting" must be considered alongside the crime itself, although a defendant can be found guilty of aiding and abetting an offense even if the principal is found not guilty of the crime itself. In all cases of aiding and abetting, it must be shown a crime has been committed, but not necessarily who committed it. It is necessary to show that the defendant has wilfully associated himself with the crime being committed, that he does, through his own act or omission, as he would do if he wished for a criminal venture to succeed. Under this statute, anyone who aids or abets a crime may be charged directly with the crime, as if the charged had carried out the act himself. This is distinct from the concept of being an accessory after the fact, a charge distinct from being a principal.
The key words to this law below----convicted of a felony or misdemeanors. In Maryland, Maryland Assembly has passed so many laws that make it harder and harder to do just that-----and the courts and judges deliberately allow settlement with no charges just so these pols are not taken from office and banned from politics. We actually have a practice that has Congressional Maryland pols standing up to claim they like that pol having committed crime and VOILA---THAT POL IS NOT CHARGED WITH A CRIME.
It is worthwhile to get rid of these pols----don't allow fraud and corruption stop you---come out en masse ----because when everyone comes out ready to get rid of these thugs in office today----fraud and corruption cannot beat full participation in elections!
You notice MS Ivey's bill did not address the loopholes that allow pols to avoid these convictions. So, again, whether the Maryland Assembly or Baltimore City Hall----when citizens get angry or disgusted they pass a law loaded with loopholes to make it seem like they are doing something.
When politicians go bad
Our view: Constitutional amendment needed to handle officials who break the law
February 06, 2012
Maryland's constitution calls for the removal from office of any elected official, state or local, who is convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors. That would seem simple enough, but we have, sadly, at least three examples from recent years in which Article XV didn't quite work out the way one might hope. Despite being found guilty by a jury or pleading guilty in court, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, former Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson and former Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl Jones managed, at least for a time, to hold onto office while under the darkest of legal clouds. The former two eventually resigned (Ms. Dixon as part of a plea deal and Ms. Johnson under tremendous political pressure), and Mr. Jones was removed from office by his peers, though he is challenging the legality of that action.
Del. Jolene Ivey, a Prince George's County Democrat, is seeking to make the law stricter through a constitutional amendment, and she's getting a great deal of support for the idea in Annapolis. Her argument is that allowing these situations to drag out for months while elected officials are under a legal cloud robs their constituents of effective representation. She has 85 co-sponsors in the House — enough, if all of them vote for the measure, to meet the three-fifths requirement to send a constitutional amendment to voters. A companion measure just introduced in the Senate by Victor Ramirez, also a Prince George's Democrat, has enough co-sponsors to meet the threshold in that chamber as well.
The legislation would be a step in the right direction, but it doesn't go quite far enough. It would deal with a case like Ms. Johnson's, but its effect on the other recent instances of officials hanging on to office in spite of guilty pleas or verdicts is, at best, unclear.
Under current law, an elected official who pleads no contest or is convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors is automatically suspended from office, pending appeals. Whatever body has the power to replace that official can then do so on a temporary basis. If the appeals are unsuccessful, he or she is permanently removed. If the official wins on appeal, he or she is reinstated for the remainder of the term.
Delegate Ivey's bill does away with the suspension step and adds that an official who pleads guilty must also forfeit office. That would cover the Leslie Johnson situation.
But it doesn't appear to cover the Dixon scenario. Under an opinion from the Attorney General's Office, a person is considered to be "convicted" at the point of sentencing, not at the moment when a jury proclaims him or her guilty. The reason for this is that, in rare circumstances, a judge may decide that — the jury's decision notwithstanding — the prosecution failed to prove its case and, thus, order a new trial or overturn the verdict. The upshot in Ms. Dixon's case was that she remained in office for a two-month period between the conclusion of her trial and her sentencing, only permanently leaving office under a plea deal.
The amendment also doesn't cover the situation of Mr. Jones. He pleaded guilty in August of failing to file tax returns during a six-year period, and in November he was sentenced to five months in federal prison. But it was a misdemeanor, and not the kind that triggers the removal provision in the constitution because it was not related to his official duties. Thus, an elected official could actually serve time in jail while remaining in office — and the Arundel council's efforts notwithstanding, Mr. Jones might wind up doing so because the mechanism his colleagues used to remove him is untested and not designed for use in these circumstances.
A few amendments could make the proposal stronger. One could broaden the scope of misdemeanors that trigger removal from office to include those that result in prison sentences, regardless of whether the crime is related to the official's duties. Another could retain the concept of an official being suspended from office but apply it to the period between a guilty verdict and sentencing.
That introduces the possibility that someone could be unfairly suspended from office for a short period of time. But Delegate Ivey's response is spot on: "What's more important, being fair to this one person and their right to a job, or the people's right to effective representation?" An elected official can't effectively serve his or her constituents while waiting for sentencing or sitting in jail, and this proposal should be amended to cover those situations and sent to the voters for their approval in November.
Illinois may be just as corrupt as Maryland but it still has a semblance of a court and justice system. It has lots of pols thrown from office for felonies because they are brought to trial while in Maryland the very people who should be bringing them to trial are crooked.
You see though what would happen when pols are found guilty of aiding and abetting crime----they are impeached and thrown from office. That is indeed what should be happening today as tens of trillions of dollars in corporate fraud go without justice right in front of government officials at all levels of government.
So, if pols are guilty of crimes but left in office to vote for legislation that of course seeks to change the Constitution so that none of this Rule of Law and Equal Protection exists ----as with Trans Pacific Trade Pact---do those votes count?
OF COURSE NOT. ALL OF THESE LAWS SIGNED BY OBAMA AND BUSH ARE BOGUS. THE LAWS SIGNED BY O'MALLEY ARE BOGUS. These are people actively engaged in committing crime.
... here's a list of Illinois politicians. ... impeached and removed from office
Illinois state representative James DeLeo (D-IL) caught in the "Operation Greylord" investigation of corruption in Cook County. He was indicted by a federal grand jury for taking bribes and negotiated guilty plea on a misdemeanor tax offense, and was placed on probation (1992)
Illinois state representative Joe Kotlarz (D-IL) convicted and sentenced to jail for theft and conspiracy for pocketing in about $200,000 for a sale of state land to a company he once served as legal counsel (1997)
Illinois state senator Bruce A. Farley (D-IL) sentenced to 18 months in prison for mail fraud (1999)
Illinois state senator John A. D’Arco Jr. (D-IL) served about 3 years in prison for bribery and extortion (1995)
Illinois Chicago alderman Lawrence S. Bloom (D) sentenced to 6 months in 1999 for filing a false tax return.
Illinois Chicago alderman Jesse J. Evans (D) sentenced to 41 months in prison in 1997 for racketeering, extortion, conspiracy, attempted extortion, mail fraud, influence peddling, filing false tax returns, and obstruction of justice.
Illinois Chicago alderman Virgil E. Jones Jr. (D) in 1999 was sentenced to 2 and a half years in prison for extortion.
Illinois Chicago alderman Joseph A. Martínez (D) in 1998 pleaded guilty to ghost payrolling and was sentenced to 5 months in prison.
Illinois Chicago alderman Ambrosio Medrano (D) pleaded guilty to extortion in 1996 and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Illinois Chicago alderman Allan J. Streeter (D) pleaded guilty to extortion and filing false income tax returns and was sentenced to prison in 1998.
Illinois Chicago alderman Fred B. Roti (D) was sentenced to 48 months in 1993 for racketeering, conspiracy, bribery, among other things.
Illinois Chicago judge Thomas J. Maloney Jr. (D) sentenced to almost 16 years in prison for taking bribes, extortion and obstruction of justice in 1994.
Illinois Chicago treasurer Edward Rosewell (D) pleaded guilty to mail fraud but was not sentenced due to an illness that he died from soon after. His conviction was vacated in 1999.
Illinois State Treasurer Jerry Cosentino (D-IL) was convicted on federal check kiting charges (1992).
Illinois Chicago alderman Percy Giles (D) sentenced to 3 years in prison for racketeering, extortion, among other things in 2000.
Illinois Chicago alderman Arenda Troutman (D-IL) was arrested and charged with bribery in 2007.
Illinois Chicago City clerk Jim Laski (D) pleaded guilty to pocketing bribes for steering city business to trucking companies (2006).
Illinois Governor George H. Ryan (R-IL) involved in sale of government licenses and contracts while he was Secretary of State
Illinois Chicago City Treasurer Miriam Santos (D) originally sentenced to 40 months for extortion and mail fraud but the sentence was overturned on appeal. She subsequently pleaded guilty to mail fraud and sentenced to 3 months, only served 17 days in prison.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (D-IL) introduced secretary and friend Donna Lumpkins Floyd to numerous legislators, and encouraged them to give $175,000 of the taxpayers' money to her charity. However, there was no charity, and Floyd said that White destroyed all transaction records. After an investigation, the Illinois State Board of Elections fined White $800,000.
The good old days when government officials found involved in fraud and corruption were actually removed from office and prosecuted----this is before Clinton/Bush and now Obama. As you see, aiding and abetting crime would have these pols out of office and not making the votes that dismantle laws that hold government officials accountable. Pelosi led the effort to declare Congress free from being charged with Insider Trading once she and Ben Cardin were found to be involved. Had she be prosecuted and thrown out---she wouldn't have been leading the charge to eliminate those laws.
SADLY FOR PELOSI----AN EQUAL PROTECTION, RULE OF LAW NATION DOES NOT ALLOW ONE GROUP OF CITIZENS BE EXEMPTED FROM LAW. AGAIN, AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW TO PROTECT CRIMINAL ACTS.
They pretend they are intelligent when they are simply thugs!
As we see below----guilty of crime and there she goes!
U.S. Treasurer Under Bush Pleads Guilty to 3 Felonies
By DAVID JOHNSTON,
Published: February 18, 1994
The charges against Ms. Villalpando did not involve her official actions as Treasurer. She filled the post from December 1989 until January 1993, heading the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Mint and the United States Savings Bond division.
The legal action against Ms. Villalpando was disclosed in separate announcements by the Justice Department and Arlin M. Adams, the independent prosecutor who is investigating wrongdoing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr., who served during President Ronald Reagan's two terms.
Today was the first time prosecutors had disclosed that Ms. Villalpando's case intersected with the inquiry of the housing department, which focuses on fraud in the awarding of millions of dollars in grants and contracts. The prosecutors left the precise nature of her involvement unclear. 'Painful and Sad Day'
Ms. Villalpando appeared in Federal District Court for an hour-long hearing before Judge Thomas F. Hogan, who called her offenses "serious crimes." When the judge asked whether she would admit her guilt, Ms. Villalpando replied, "Yes, Your Honor."
"This is a most painful and sad day for me," she said in a statement handed to reporters after the hearing. "While devoting all my attention to and energies to the demands of my public office, I neglected to attend to some very important personal matters with the care and immediacy they required."
Mr. Adams said that in May 1992 Ms. Villalpando had been ordered to testify and produce records in connection with his inquiry into Deborah Gore Dean, Mr. Pierce's former executive assistant. Ms. Dean was convicted in October 1993 of fraud and lying about her role in the housing scandal. Ms. Dean is to be sentenced on Friday.
Faced with a subpoena, Ms. Villalpando ordered a former associate at Communications International Inc., a telecommunications company where she had worked before taking the Treasury job, to destroy records that had been sought by the grand jury. She also directed her lawyer to deny to Mr. Adams's prosecutors that the subpoenaed records existed.
In a statement of facts prepared by the Justice Department, which was signed by Ms. Villalpando, prosecutors said that she evaded income taxes by declaring on her tax return in 1990 that she had a total taxable income of $161,983 for 1989 and owed taxes of $45,915. In fact, prosecutors said she "knew and believed" that her actual taxable income for the year was $329,884 and that she owed taxes of $92,928.
The judge released Ms. Villalpando until sentencing. He set no sentencing date, awaiting what prosecutors said was her expected cooperation with the Justice Department's investigation involving Communications International and the special prosecutor's inquiry into the housing scandal. The three felonies carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and fines totaling $750,000.
Ms. Villalpando was known for her boldly flowing signature on all paper currency issued since her confirmation. Treasury officials said today that her name would appear on paper money until sometime in March, after the swearing in of her successor, Mary Ellen Withrow, the former Treasurer of Ohio. The Federal Treasury post has not been filled since President Clinton took office. Money From a Company
The inquiry involving Ms. Villalpando's centered on her relationship with Communications International, a small minority-owned telecommunications concern in Atlanta. Before becoming Treasurer, Ms. Villalpando was a senior vice president, a shareholder and director of the company, which sold and installed communications systems to Government agencies and commercial users.
Initially, investigators sought to determine whether the company continued to pay Ms. Villalpando after she entered the Government in exchange for her help in securing Government contracts. But legal documents filed today made no mention of influence peddling. They focusing instead on payments and benefits worth tens of thousands of dollars she received from the company, but failed to disclose, after she became Treasurer.
Photo: Catalina V. Villalpando, a former United States Treasurer, pleaded guilty yesterday to three felonies.
Beyond the criminality of aiding and abetting crime, the US is captured by lying political candidates who say one thing to get elected and do another in office. This is the LEO STRAUSS philosophy embraced by Bush and Clinton and basically ends free and fair elections in the US. You have not voted if the candidate for whom you voted serves right of center for goodness sake! This is what neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism is about---ending all integrity, morality, or obeying of law moot in the winning at all cost.
Below you see anywhere neo-liberalism has taken hold so goes the lying, cheating, and stealing. Australia and Canada were two of the most progressive nations in the world and now they are taken by neo-liberals and have the same mess the US does.
Don't vote Republican---this comes from Republican philosophy!
A Bill of Rights like America?
Why should politicians be allowed to break election promises?
In Australia if the government in power breaks an election promise then I think the people of Australia should have the right to do something about it while they are still in power because usually we vote them in based on their promises.
Firstly Australia needs a bill of rights, which we do not have like counteries such as America.
Get involved with any number of organizations in your state or nationally that is working to GET RID OF THESE CORPORATE POLS! This is not a race, gender, class issue----it's the US Constitution for goodness sake! Below you see a Republican call to arms over the unconstitutional actions of Obama----and they are right----and the Tea Party are around for this same reason----they hate Bush neo-cons joining Clinton neo-liberals in dismantling our rights as citizens. Notice there is silence from the labor and justice sector that is 80% of the Democratic Party. They have been sold that all these policies tied to Trans Pacific Trade Pact and ending War on Poverty and New Deal is good for them by leaders working for Wall Street....AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT WILL BE CRUSHED.
WHERE ARE THOSE 15 BLACK MINISTERS TELLING VOTERS IN BALTIMORE TO VOTE FOR THESE NEO-LIBERALS AND NEO-CONS?
WHERE IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TAKING ON ALL OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICES KNOWING IT IS MOVING AMERICA TO WEALTH AND PROFIT CAPTURE?
WHERE ARE THE NATIONAL AND STATE LABOR LEADERS THAT KNOW BREAKDOWN OF RULE OF LAW KILLS THEIR MEMBERS THE MOST?
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PUTTING IT ALL INTO PERSPECTIVE
Before the results of the last election were final we saw Republicans celebrating exactly like the Democrats celebrated when they won control of Congress and the Messiah was enthroned at the White House. Conservatives are acting the same way, as if some huge change has occurred and the "Republican are now going to save us!" Seriously,when has either party ever saved us?! The Republicans are just as responsible as the Democrats for the nightmares we find ourselves in.
Truth is, there wasn't much more turnover of incumbents than usual, which is typically about 15%. It appears that most of the turnover occurred because about 40 people decided to retire. This means that 85% of the incumbents that ran again, the same people that have betrayed our trust so many times we can't count, are sill in office!
We threw away another golden opportunity to hold them ALL accountable. WE wasted another chance to FIRE THEM ALL! Far too many of us bought into the left/right paradigm again and failed to see we cannot afford to keep playing "their game." When we do, we lose. It's as certain as trying to beat the odds in Vegas. The House ALWAYS comes out on top when you play their games.
We have to become as ruthless with Congress critters as they are with us. We have to look at the election process with complete dispassion if we want to "actually" throw the bums out. We have to look at elections as a purely utilitarian act necessary to hold members of Congress accountable in the only way that we can, by removing them from office. At this point, it makes no difference who replaces an incumbent. None. What would make a difference is if incumbents were replaced en mass! If we did this just once, the whole game would change in ways we can't even imagine. It would shake up the status quo like nothing else could.
In the next election the powers-that-be will do their best to fixate everyone's attention on the totally controlled presidential race. Most everyone will ignore the heart of the problem, the Congress and become caught up in the presidential circus. The powers-that-be will once again con everyone into believing the most important issue is who the El Presidente is. They do this to drive everyone who still clings to a political identity into their respective camps. The powers-that-be know most people who vote still have strong political identities. Emphasizing the importance of these identities ensures that most of the vote will be split down the middle making most races fairly close, thus easy as pie to rig if necessary. All election results have to be is "believable."
Friends, it's a CON. The whole game is a con aimed at convincing you that political ideology has some real meaning in politics. It doesn't. It's a charade that hides the fact that no matter which party appears to be in power, there is an underlying continuity of agenda that moves forward regardless of which party "seems" to be in control. Overall, both parties endorse and push big government and do nothing to rid government of banking and corporate control. Things have gone so far that there is no longer any meaningful distinction between government and big business. Criminal global banking cartels and their to-big-bail corporations have seized the coercive power of government and are using it to impose their will on us all.
The simple truth is, if Congress was doing its job, the Congress could set everything right. It's not about El Presidente. It's about Congress. The Congress has more power than the executive branch. Sure the President can sign or veto bills but the important point to remember is it all starts with Congress. REMEMBER . . .
Even if the president vetoes a bill, the Congress can override the veto. We have to realize that the Congress encourages fixation on the President so they can pass the buck, blame what they are doing on the Executive branch.
Fact is, Presidents have no Constitutional authority to do most of the things they claim they can do. They can only ask the Congress to do what they want. The Congress could have stopped everything that's happening; the wars, the Wall Street takeover, the TRILLION DOLLAR defense budget they just passed. Our so-called representatives have sold us out so many times it makes my head spin and what do we all do? We not only let them keep their jobs but we also allow them to give themselves a raise for the fine job of screwing us. Last time round they gave themselves a $4,500 raise. When was the last time you got a raise like that? The way we've been holding our representatives accountable is to let them keep their $174,000 a year jobs so they can stick it to us for another two years! In case you're wondering, that's $14,500 a month!
Listen. If we are ever going to get a grip on our government, we're going to have to start acting like the employers that we are. The Congress critters work for US, not the central bankers and transnational corportions. What would you do If you owned a company and none of your employees listened to you, they lied to you, didn't do the jobs you gave them to do, and in fact, were actually working for your competition and selling your company down the river as fast as they could? I don't think you'd keep them on and give them a raise!
Well, that's exactly what we've been doing, only in this case, your company is our Federal Government, and your employees are the 435 members in the House of Representatives and the 100 members of the Senate, virtually all of them working for the criminal global banking cartels and their transnational corporations (the competition). These entities, that have absolutely no allegance to our country, have achieved a hostile takeover of our government on every level and are using the powers of our own government to have their way with us.
What the heck happened to that thing called "the wisdom of the American people?" You don't reward employees that betray you. YOU FIRE THEM! It's the most obvious and immediate remedy. You don't worry that their replacement may turn out to be as bad. In fact, it's much less likely the replacements will be as bad when they know you will not tolerate such things, that you will not hesitate to fire anyone that lies and betrays your trust. Employees are far more likely to toe the line and actually do their jobs as best they can when they know they can't get away with anything less.
Of course, no analogy is perfect. This one breaks down in the sense that a company couldn't actually fire everyone all at once unless the entire company shut down. Lucky for us, our Congress isn't engaged in actually producing goods or services (the bureaucracies that Congress has set up handle all government services). All Congress does is enact laws and authorize spending. It's just the legislative branch of government. We could easily go without any new laws authored by "corporate/special interest" for quite some time. So in this case, firing a large number of traitorous Congressional employees is imminently doable and quite frankly is the only thing we can do to slam the brakes on the corporate driven freight train that is railroading all of us into a nation ruled by corporate colonialism.
There are people we have elected to Congress who have been there 10, 20, 30, 40, even over 50 years! Our Congress has been betraying our trust and selling us out for generations. They not only suffer no consequences for what they've done; they've benefited greatly from their wheeling and dealing. They take an oath to protect our best interests and defend our rights as guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and yet they make a mockery of that oath.
Republicans and Democrats take the exact same oath of office and very few of them take it seriously.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. There are several very good reasons we make them all take this oath. The primary reason is to make it CRYSTAL CLEAR that the job we're hiring them to do is to make sure nothing unconstitutional happens. I read a quote the other day attributed to Senator John Glenn in which he said somthing to the effect, "If we had to apply the Constitution to all the legislation that passes before us, we wouldn't be able to pass anything."
This is the whole point of the Constitution. If followed, it limits the ability of the Federal government to tax, regulate and control our lives. THIS is the job we're hiring representatives to do for us. We're not hiring them to crank out endless streams of legislation - most of which only benefits selfish private interests.
Also, strict adherence to the Constitution is the ONLY thing that makes it a LOT harder for those with the most wealth to seize the powers of government and use it for their own selfish purposes. Our Congress has totally abdicated their responsibilities and handed the powers of government over to corporate interests that have absolutely no allegiance to this nation, to the Constitution, and certainly not to playing fair. Both major political parties are complicit. They have shredded the Constitution and Bill of Rights and are about to blow the Constitutional Confetti into the air as they celebrate "closing the deal" with their "real employers," the transnational corporate interests that have orchestrated the whole mess.
The dominant ideologies of the most destructive and powerful transnational corporations are predatory and tyrannical in nature. The notion that they are even remotely interested in such things as "free trade," or democracy flies in the face of basic common sense. The corporations wreaking the most havoc on this planet, the central banks, the military, medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and energy industrial complexes, have set up monopolies and cartels by using the powers of government to legislate and regulate the industries they wish to control. The people inclined to abuse their wealth and power do what they always have done throughout history. They TAKE the most, give the least, and don't give a damn about the rest of humanity.
There is a mountain of evidence, a small fraction of it is posted on this web site, to prove that powerful transnational corporations, through their control of our election process, the legislative powers of government, the courts, the international treaty process, the world's currencies and of course, virtually total control of our mainstream media, have just about totally taken over our country. If we don't take control of Congress away from them, and fast, by a massive act of civil disobedience like this project is proposing (by not voting the way they want us to), we are simply not going to survive as a nation much longer the way things are going.
What sense does it make to allow the vast majority of people in Congress to remain there for one second longer than absolutely necessary? There is an endless stream of people pissing and moaning about how Congress is screwing us up one side and down the other and yet nobody will do a damn thing to MAKE SURE they all get voted out of office. If we don't make a point of doing just that, most all of them will get reelected yet again and they will most certainly give themselves another raise for the fine job of screwing us they've been doing. Then they will wrap up the task of destroying this country for the International Bankers, the people they really work for. We pay their salaries and the Bankers reap all the rewards. It's INSANE to allow any of the people to remain in Congress!
So here's the bottom line. If you're one of those people that is screaming and yelling and complaining about what the Congress is doing to us all, and you are not helping to make sure the people doing it are removed from office, then what's the point of all the complaining? At the very least, don't you think holding them accountable should mean the people WE KNOW ARE BETRAYING US lose their seat in Congress?
If most people continue to vote the way they usually do, in a way that allows most incumbents to be reelected, how are we holding any of them accountable for anything? We need your help to convince enough voters to vote differently, to deliberately vote for an incumbent's strongest competitor in order to make sure the incumbent will be voted out of office. We need you to help us convince enough voters to Vote for America in the upcoming election, not a political party.
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