Government Corruption Gone Wild
I write a lot about a lot of different subjects. When I have time. I work full time, but sometimes my job allows me to slip in an article or two.
I’ve written ad nauseam about Obamacare and the disaster it is about to create.
I’ve written about the government trying to tax us into oblivion and take all of our money, to “pool our resources’ as the President once said in 1998.
I’ve written about how the two party system is hurting us, and how the two parties have switched roles in the last 50 years.
I’ve written about how we’ve been taught the wrong definition of “left vs. right”.
I’ve ripped on Republicans and Democrats both.
We know the government is corrupt. It doesn’t pretend to follow the Constitution anymore. Government spending is out of control, in part because of “political correctness”.
On Friday, the New York Times released a story that Andrew Breitbart had reported on two years ago.
The US government is giving up to $4.4 billion dollars in the “settlement” of a lawsuit to people who never even claimed discrimination.
In the late 1990’s, black farmers claimed that the USDA discriminated against them by denying them loans. They won the suit, but the payouts became rife with fraud. In addition, Hispanic and female farmers filed a separate suit, but the courts whittled the number of plaintiffs down to 91, against which the government had been winning.
Until Obama was elected.
“…the Obama administration’s political appointees at the Justice and Agriculture Departments engineered a stunning turnabout: they committed $1.33 billion to compensate not just the 91 plaintiffs but thousands of Hispanic and female farmers who had never claimed bias in court.
The deal, several current and former government officials said, was fashioned in White House meetings despite the vehement objections — until now undisclosed — of career lawyers and agency officials who had argued that there was no credible evidence of widespread discrimination. What is more, some protested, the template for the deal — the $50,000 payouts to black farmers — had proved a magnet for fraud.”
So, the Obama administration, knowing it had the black vote locked up, turned it’s attention to the Hispanics and the women. By funneling money to these people (in the name of “fairness”), they locked up these votes. No wonder he won these demographics by such a large margin. He’s a politician from Chicago, and Chicago is notoriously corrupt. Buying votes is nothing new for them.
This was in the past five years, as Senator Obama pushed for the inclusion of a second tier of black farmers, Hispanics, women AND American Indian farmers [I refuse to call them Native Americans. They aren’t native. Their ancestors came from elsewhere, too]. While he took up the fight during his election campaign and subsequent presidency, he was backed by a gaggle of law firms who stood to make millions in fees. How is that not corruption, and grounds for impeachment?
That’s what it boils down to. Obama, or people in his administration bought him this election. That is the only way that you can explain that a sitting President with unemployment levels as high as his, and the economy sputtering into 2013, can be reelected. It wasn’t that bullshit about how Romney was worth $250 million and out of touch with the common person, about how we can’t let the “super rich” in the White House. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is eyeing the White House himself, is worth a whopping $27 BILLION. Don’t tell me that he’s in touch where Romney isn’t.
Here’s where my frustration grows. I complain about almost everything government. It constantly encroaches on our lives with every passing year worse than the prior year. Congress passes laws to give themselves raises. They vote “no” on things they support so they can tell the people back home that they voted against it, then ask for parts of it. The larger the government, the more oppressive it becomes.
How oppressive? We have a President who threatens us, the American people if he doesn’t get his way. He has lamented in the past that he is not emperor or a dictator, but he continually acts like it. He forgets that in America, the government is supposed to work for us, not the other way around. If he gets his way, though, it will lead to the highest taxes in four decades. So much for the middle class and the poor not having their taxes hiked by one single damn dime.
He believes that we should all pool our resources. That’s not sticking it to the rich. That’s sticking it to all of us.
Anyone who was wondering why DHS was buying the vehicles pictured to the right, plus millions of rounds and AR-15 “assault” rifles, look at Boston and you’ll find your answer. Why is it that DHS just happened to be running drills nearby on the day of the Newtown shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing?
Google Images of Boston Martial Law. When does this happen in the United States? Our Fourth Amendment rights thrown out the window, because the police were looking for a suspect. Never has a city been locked down like this when looking for a suspect.
New York City never locked down like that during the summer of 1977, when the Son of Sam was on the loose and the Bronx was burning, let alone after 9/11 when the twin towers came down.
Now the Government Accounting Office (GAO) has decided it is time to do their jobs and is investigating DHS’s purchase of large quantities of ammunition.
Nothing will come of it, however.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, although it seems like everyone I know has become one. But the government is out of control. Giving money to people who never even asked for it, recruiting people to be on welfare, food stamps, and wic. Except if you are a white male.
Giving in state tuition to illegal immigrants. Trying to give the 1986 amnesty to illegal aliens today. Giving money to our enemies. Not deporting illegal immigrants, in fact, giving them welfare while they are here plotting how to blow people up.
Trying to take away the self-defense rights of one group, while giving non-existent rights (abortion) to others.
It gets frustrating to me. I write articles pretty often, and while I know that I am just one person, nothing changes. It just gets worse. People reelect 95% of Congress, even if they know they are doing a lousy job. It is no longer about doing what is best for the country. It is about securing enough votes to get reelected, on both the national and state level. Politicians prove they are corrupt and criminal, yet they continue to get elected.
As I said before, it isn’t the Constitution that’s failed, it is the People who have failed. It is we who are supposed to be the custodians, because we are supposedly the government. Yet we, the People are prohibited from calling a Constitutional Convention.
The left says that the Second Amendment only applies to militias, to wit, the National Guard, therefore, it no longer applies. Gun enthusiasts insist it is an individual right in case the government become tyrannical. Those on the left laugh and tell the gun enthusiasts to go ahead and go to war with the government, because with cruise missiles, drones, aircraft, tanks and nukes, they would be over matched and get wiped out.
That right there is your evidence about standing armies that the Founders knew to be true. Somehow the Founding Fathers knew that standing armies were the bane of liberty, yet they could never possibly realize that weaponry would evolve from the muzzle loaded rifle, to the repeating rifle, or even the breech loader that existed in their time.
The Second Amendment doesn’t say that the people have the right to overthrow the government. That’s never what it was about.
But the Declaration of Independence does:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, 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, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
I get frustrated because we have our elections year after year, and yet things get continually worse. The government reacts to perceived threats by stripping us of our rights, be it the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 10th. The President has done many things that deserve Impeachment, but the House has failed to bring charges. Even if they did, the Senate would not convict, because he’s a Democrat.
I get depressed when I see the government acting like nothing more than spoiled children, depressed because I know deep down that it is our generation that failed, that we lost it. I don’t know how we are ever going to get it back. It’s easy enough to say we can take it back by force, but much more difficult to do with a standing army in the way.