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CORRUPT POLITICIANS HAVE TRAMPLED OUR CONSTITUTION AND STOLEN OUR GOVERNMENT AND LIBERTY
by Lawrence Sellin, ©2011
(Nov. 21, 2011) — Peter Schweizer, in his superb book “Throw Them All Out,” wrote:
“In short, the Permanent Political Class has clearly figured out how to extract wealth from the rest of us based solely on their position and proximity to power. If you have a seat at the table, you are in for the feast. If you don’t have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu.”
For example, fabulously wealthy Senator John Kerry (D-MA) purchased shares of Citigroup (up to $550,000) and Bank of America ($350,000) right before the government bailed out the banking industry. Coincidence or is it insider trading, the legal graft Congress reserves for itself?
Clarice Feldman clearly and succinctly described how an entrenched oligarchy exploits the American people to increase their own power and wealth:
1. The media and the Democrats are joined at the hip and have created a “hereditary celebrity class.”
One of the fastest ways to celebrity is to be the child of a politician or a well connected political operative e.g. Meghan McCain, Mika Brzezinski, or Chelsea Clinton.
2. The political class views the taxpayers as cash cows to be milked for their own benefit and the benefit of their friends, children and contributors.
The Department of Energy blew even more money, a $1.4 billion loan guarantee, on a Robert Kennedy Jr. project Bright Source than it did on the already well-known Solyndra fiasco.
3. The Supreme Court action on the three ObamaCare Cases on which it granted certiori might well encapsulate the principle that we citizens are, in fact cash cows there for the federal government to milk.
Susan Seven-Sky v. Holder, the D.C. Circuit Court opinion earlier this month upholding the individual mandate in ObamaCare, took the path of brutal candor. If any limits on congressional power exist, they are invisible to the naked eye. Nowhere in any of the cases on ObamaCare does there seem to be a serious argument that the individual mandate is an intolerable intrusion on economic liberty.
There is also something fishy going on in the state of New Hampshire.
The Obama’s trampling of the Constitution, endorsed by Congress, appears to reach all the way down to the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office and the Ballot Law Commission.
In October 2007, Obama was not required to affirm that he met the Constitutional requirements outlined in Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution and, at least now, New Hampshire RSA 655:47, Declaration of Candidacy, stating:
“I, _______________, swear under penalties of perjury that I am qualified to be a candidate for president of the United States pursuant to article II, section 1, clause 4 (sic, should be Clause 5) of the United States Constitution, which states, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.”
The Declaration of Candidacy, New Hampshire RSA 655:47, signed by Obama in October 2007 makes no mention of the Constitutional requirements for the Presidency.
Did New Hampshire election officials not adhere to the Constitution in 2007 and 2008 and was Obama not vetted by them for his Presidential eligibility?
At a hearing of the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission on November 18, 2011 challenging Obama’s eligibility, his social security fraud and forgery, the commission dismissed the complaint.
If all members of the commission voting on November 18, 2011 are Democrats, like New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner, then it appears to be a violation of New Hampshire statute RSA 665:1.
All of the above follows a familiar pattern; endemic political corruption sanctioned by a compliant mainstream media designed to maintain the status quo, that is, treating ordinary Americans as cash cows to be milked by politicians for their own benefit and the benefit of their friends, children and contributors.
To preserve their lavish lifestyles, politicians continue to ignore and dispense misinformation about the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
I have received hundreds of emails from readers, all of whom have written one or more letters to their members of Congress, only to be arrogantly ignored or ridiculed.
It seems no longer possible to seek the redress of grievances by petitioning Congress or expect its members to uphold the Constitution and champion equal treatment under the law.
The US Congress is dominated by incompetence, ambition and avarice. It has made itself a tyrant and has become a danger to the survival of the republic.
The Declaration of Independence states:
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”
Ordinary Americans are feeling disenfranchised and helpless by politicians practicing elective despotism.
By its actions, the corrupt permanent political class is leaving the American people no other option than outright rebellion to take back our government.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He receives hate mail at firstname.lastname@example.org