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Campaign contributions are BRIBES.
matter how you look at it, donating large amounts of money to a
political party or someone running for congress is a bribe. NO
ONE donates tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands or millions of
dollars to a campaign, party or Political Action Committee unless they
expect something in return.
What do they expect?
money. The money you pay in taxes. And lots of it.
They expect tax breaks, government contracts, and special laws
that give them an advantage over everyone else. And, they get it.
example, look at the "Energy Bill," the 2005 legislation written by the
oil industry, and passed by your congress. This bill gives huge
tax breaks to ExxonMobil, (and the other oil companies), and allowed
ExxonMobile to post the largest corporate income ever earned in one quarter: one billion dollars.
did this bill, essentially giving ExxonMobile billions of your dollars,
get passed? Because of campaign contributions (BRIBES) made by
the lobbyists for the oil industry.
And, this is just one
example. This kind of BRIBERY happens every day. Every bill
that comes out of our congress includes some provision or addendum
which provides favoritism to a company, industry or group.
Why? It's all about the money.
you can afford to purchase the appropriate congressional influence to
have your personal agenda passed into law, then you should not push to
have the limitations amendment passed. But, if you are a citizen
of these United States, struggling to NOT be a debt-slave, then push
your representatives to pass this amendment!
Why change it?
So, why should we change the constitution? Three reasons:
1. If we do nothing, the US dollar will collapse into a valueless piece of paper
If we do nothing, we will go down in history as the people who
allowed themselves to be turned from free citizens into economic serfs
3. It is the right thing to do;
I do not
care what your political loyalties are, nor what sports teams you
follow, nor where you worship. None of these things, which make
up our daily lives, will have any meaning when we are starving,
homeless, freezing and burying our children. And, if we do
nothing, these horrible events are not that far away.
all know what kind of government our the revolutionaries who broke free
from the British Empire in the late 1700's established: The US
constitution called for an imperfect democracy (where we elect people
to make laws on our behalf, and in our interest), with checks and
balances between the three branches of government.
the US constitution assumes that the congresspersons are
honorable, trustworthy and respectable. The constitution assumes
that our elected officials will only act in the sincere best interest
of those they serve.
Times have changed.
What has changed
the most? Money. Lots of money. Huge, almost
unimaginable amounts of money. And, the legal corruption which
comes with such vast amounts of money.
Eight our of ten people
you ask will tell you that the congress is corrupt, the government is
corrupt, their congresspersons do not represent them, and the whole
system is rotten.
They are correct. The current system,
which evolved over time, ensures that only rich, well connected, upper
class elites are going to win a seat in congress. And, once
there, they will pass legislation that gives their friends, donors and
fellow elites lots of our tax money.
And we get screwed.
we can change all this. We can take our government back. We
can insist on limiting congress. We can pass the Limitations
Amendment to the US constitution.
really do a good job limiting and the spending of huge amounts of
money, the collection of money (except for Article 1, section 7.
March 24, 2010
These quotes are borrowed from Charles Hugh Smith's book, Survival+:
leads to the conclusion that the entire intellectual structure which
supports and enables the US economy, government and culture is
nonsense, and those pushing it so mightily and perseverently are doing
so out of a highly refined self interest--a self interest which does
not magically better the nation or those not fortunate enough to belong
to the elite (the Plutocracy) or to its high-caste technocratic
"It is my contention that the global meltdown has exposed the plutocracy's overreach
March 21, 2010
just has gotten to the point where the ruling class is so blatant in
the abuse of power and our money, that something has to be done.
Are you aware that most of bills which have been passed into law in the last ten years have been written by lobbyists?
right, our congressmen and congresswomen do not write the laws they
pass: The big money special interest groups write the laws.
The 2005 Bankruptcy laws were written by credit card companies
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was
written, in part, by big oil companies, who received billions of
dollars in free leases and access to resources.
It has been said
that former Senator Phil Gramm of Texas changed Washington forever when
he invited lobbyists into congressional offices.
Lobbyists are now part of our government, even though you did not vote for them.
And the lobbyists, who provide huge money to congressional campaigns, do not work for you.
we see this amendment passed, or one similar to it, we will never see a
government of the people, by the people and for the people again.
Together we will win our country back!
The Ides of March, 2010
I borrowed this from David Galland's Casey's Daily Dispatch. He is discussing the federal government debt for last month:
It was the largest monthly deficit in history, we repeat. Quickly adding that
when the expenses of anyone, or any entity, exceed their income by historic
amounts, this is not a good thing. Especially when, as you can see from Bud’s
chart, the shortfalls are beginning to pile up in what is clearly a trend in
Of course, this is all part and parcel of the government’s stated plan to
bury the nation in another $1.6 trillion of debt, caused by the gap between
incoming and outgoing by the end of this fiscal year. The trick is going to be
able to finance the gap through a series of energetic auctions, including one
scheduled for today of $13 billion.
Or, put a different way by Niall Ferguson, regarding the coming collapse of the American Economy: "The current economic challenges facing the
United States are also often represented as long-term threats. It is the slow
march of demographics -- which is driving up the ratio of retirees to workers --
and not current policy, that condemns the public finances of the United States
to sink deeper into the red. According to the Congressional Budget Office's
"alternative fiscal scenario," which takes into account likely changes in
government policy, public debt could rise from 44 percent before the financial
crisis to a staggering 716 percent by 2080. In its "extended-baseline scenario,"
which assumes current policies will remain the same, the figure is closer to 280
percent. It hardly seems to matter which number is correct. Is there a single
member of Congress who is willing to cut entitlements or increase taxes in order
to avert a crisis that will culminate only when today's babies are retirees?"
From: Complexity and Collapse. Empires on the Edge of Chaos
Summary: - Imperial collapse may come much more
suddenly than many historians imagine. A combination of fiscal deficits and
military overstretch suggests that the United States may be the next empire on
February 26, 2010 "Foreign Affairs" - March/April 2010 Edition -
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