Elections in the present day U.S.A. are a fantasy. Between the two party system, public funding of campaigns at some levels, Political Advocacy Corporation (PAC) funding, politicians who break campaign promises, the lying mainstream media, and electronic voting machines -we no longer have real or honest elections.
The current political party system we have is not true freedom of choice. First and most obviously, the Democratic and Republican parties are government chartered corporations, as are the other smaller parties. They were granted legal status by the government and exist at the pleasure of the government-just like an incorporated church. Nothing extreme or drastically different than the status quo ever has or ever will ever be embraced by the leadership and platform of the government chartered parties in America. Let us face reality.
We must bear in mind that at first there were no political parties in the U.S.A. While there have always been people who held similar ideological views (such as federalist and anti-federalist), these appear to have not initially been officially organized and governmentally chartered corporations during the early days of the American republic.
While George Washington was considered a federalist ideologically, he was not a member of any political party. Yes my readers, the first man elected to the office of President of the United States had no political party affiliation!
The U.S. Constitution does not mention political parties or make provisions for elections based upon two parties. The elections were to be free to all. The government chartered party system in America has been refined (aka degenerated) into a two party system for practical purposes.
By having two parties, it was supposed to give people a choice; but this has not worked out. By having two parties that agree on core issues and (basically) cooperate when in power, the dissenting patriot is locked out of the political process and there is never any substantial change. While this was probably not the way the early Americans parties (Federalist versus the Democratic-Republican) intended it, this is what it has degenerated to (probably by the design of purposeful subversives).
When you have two parties chartered by the government, who agree on most core issues, are placed on the ballot if they register a candidate, and have themselves and their debates covered on mainstream television channels (which are business corporations operating with a government issued broadcasters license on a protected monopoly/ channel of the electromagnetic spectrum) -then you have a controlled political process.
Even if one desires to play the corporate political party game, it is very difficult to get a third party candidate elected to federal office, or any high state office. The last time there has been someone in the White House that was neither a Republican nor a Democrat was 1853!
Also let us consider electronic voting machines. Perhaps a better name for electronic voting machines would be “sophisticated electronic election theft device”. When there is no paper evidence of a vote, that vote can be counted as a vote for anyone, or note a vote at all.
The machines depend upon accurate software designed by moral men. There are no technological issues that I am aware of that would stop a skilled programmer from setting up the machine to count a vote for the other candidate, as two votes, or not at all. All this fraud is assuming that the machines are not hacked into by an outside source (perhaps working for one of the candidates). Firms such as Diebold are making money off of our (rigged) elections.
Elections in America are no longer transparent and independently verifiable as they were with physical paper ballots. Electronic voting machines are a fraud.
Furthermore, a politician is bound to support the U.S. Constitution, which he swears to uphold when he takes his oath of office. A politician is the representative of the people of his district, but he is bound by the Constitution in what legislation he can introduce or vote for. This is why our government is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
A politician who votes for a piece of legislation that is in violation of the U.S. Constitution has violated his oath of office and should be removed from office. A vote for unconstitutional legislation is a betrayal of the U.S. Constitution and the American Revolution.
If a politician desires legislation that violates the U.S. Constitution (and/or the U.S. Constitution and the constitution of his state for state officials) then he may propose a constitutional amendment to legally alter the framework within he must work. I suppose that everyone currently in Washington, D.C. has violated the U.S. Constitution by voting for unconstitutional laws.
The above paragraph is probably incomprehensible to the average dumbed down, public school educated, TV watching American on the street today, but it is simple law and logic. Even some readers of this essay (who have not studied the Constitution) may be surprised by the implications of the above statement. Basically everything the federal government does today is unconstitutional.
The whole false model of the left/liberal/Democrat paradigm versus the right/conservative/Republican paradigm is nothing but a fraud to deceive the American people into believing: (1) that these corrupted, nebulous terms have clear and unchanging meaning and (2) that there is a substantial core ideological difference between the present day Democrat and Republican parties.
Neither of the two parties truly stand up for the Bill of Rights. Neither are trying to repeal all unconstitutional laws. Neither are officially opposing the Federal Reserve’s existence and fiat/paper money, UN membership, all wars of foreign intervention, or all socialism programs. Over four decades and several Republican presidents later, and we still have Roe v Wade.
Governments cannot run massive welfare programs and long term wars on true money/specie forever. Debt and empire are inseparable. The expenditures of our out of control government have made American taxpayers slaves to the Federal debt, or rather to the Federal government’s creditors.
Both parties, Republican and Democrat, endorse this whole national debt, paper money, massive military, welfare state scam. Both parties have betrayed the American people. Working within this two party system will get us nowhere.
America is fading away. Our rights are infringed, our money is a fraud, our corporate food production is making us sick and poising our lands, and our economy is nearing hyper-inflation and collapse. America is sick, perhaps unto death.
But there is a way out. The way out is to remove oneself from the system before it collapses or becomes openly tyrannical. To become as self-sufficient as possible, relying as little as possible on mammon, stores, petroleum fuels, the medical establishment, and the state as possible. This goes beyond what is often termed “prepping”. As a Christian, I think this lifestyle also has spiritual benefits.
A few days ago Michael Bunker, an author of many books and advocate for an agrarian separatism, put an excellent article on his website michaelbunker.com. The article is entitled Are You a “Prepper” What Kind? It is great, and helps people like me to refocus on our eventual goals. Check it out, and see where you fall on his scale of preparedness.
~Remember the Founders and the 14 Words~
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