THE PEOPLE'S STATE OF THE UNION
Our elected representatives are so elected to carry out the business of the people of the United States within the construct of their oath of office: to uphold the Constitution of the United States. The United States Constitution is a short but well-written document enumerating the powers and responsibilities of the three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial, establishing the God-given rights of the people as the masters of the elected, not as the servants of the government.
Yet what we, the people, have watched happen is our elected representatives in Washington DC overstep their power and responsibilities. No better example exists of this than the Bush Administration’s illegal invasion of Iraq with the consent of Congress yet without the required constitutional declaration of war required by the United States Constitution.
A recent report tells us that the Bush Administration precipitated and perpetuated a multitude of lies leading up to and following the illegal invasion of Iraq; lies specifically intended to justify the illegal invasion of Iraq.
At the time of the illegal invasion of Iraq, the Bush Administration promised a short and sweet action costing a few million at the most. Now, five years later, the cost is in the trillions with no end to the illegal occupation in sight; with the United States building the largest embassy compound in the world in the Green Zone in Baghdad; fortuitous of establishing a presence in Iraq for years to come.
Time and again, as graft and corruption have colored the illegal Iraqi invasion playing field, costing the American taxpayers billions of dollars in cost-plus contracts with companies known to be part of the military industrial complex; companies such as Halliburton, Blackwater, CACI International Inc, Titan, and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR); with the Bush Administration and Congress taking no meaningful action to stop either the graft or the corruption.
Our young men and women come home from Iraq and commit suicide on an average of 22 personnel per week, with the United States government mouthing platitudes intended to assuage the grief of parents, wives and family and the anguish of a nation while doing nothing of significance to help these young men and women.
Correction: As I strive for accuracy, the above statement bears correction and enumeration. Suicides average 120 per week. The cohort is current active duty and former active duty; veterans of Gulf War I and Gulf War II. Source: Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans (CBS News, November 13, 2007)
Our young men and women come home from Iraq wounded, disfigured, disabled, and sometimes totally incapacitated with the United States government doing nothing to help these young men and women; writing them off as a cost of doing business, of conducting a war that is illegal from the outset.
The Bush Administration claims to be conducting the business of the people yet Bush’s approval rating says he represents, at most, 1 of 3 Americans.
The United States Congress has put their stamp of approval on one free trade agreement after the next, selling out the American economy and American workers to foreign imports with the direct result of sliding wages for American workers as the American economy slides into third world economic status.
At a time when American companies are increasingly closing up shop, laying off American workers, and taking operations to countries where labor is cheap and the profit margin far greater because labor is cheap and benefits are non-existent, while the selling price of the product remains consistent with what it would be if made in the United States, the American people are watching the American economy slide into third world status while their paycheck won’t pay the bills. The result is a mortgage meltdown as more and more homes go into foreclosure; as the money to buy those expensive new cars, toys, even the necessities of life, dries up.
Our Constitutional Republic has been turned into a tyrannical dictatorship by the Bush Administration with the full consent and participation of the United States Congress.
The presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada hold secret meetings intended specifically to merge the economies of the three countries into the North American Union, all the while the presidents of the three countries lying to their respective citizens, claiming they are doing no such thing, even though the people know and have proven they are.
While the Bush Administration claims the American economy is growing, the people know different, know that our economy is stagnating, shrinking, dying. The result will be the collapse of the American economy, the resulting depression (not recession) will make the Great Depression look like child’s play. This, it seems, is the goal of the Bush Administration and Congress who have sold out America and the American people repeatedly in what can only be termed acts of treason.
Gross mismanagement of public funds, collected through taxation, earmarked to pay for maintaining infrastructure, have been funneled, in a “rob Peter to pay Paul” move, to fund social programs with no definitive price tag and no accountability. To hide that gross mismanagement, government officials now tell us they must sell to foreign interests’ public lands owned by the American people.
Taxation has become a tool of robbing the working people of the United States; the money spent frivolously and with little to no accountability by a burgeoning bureaucracy that cannot and will not live within its means. Once a means of taxation is established, it is never abandoned or decreased. The tax burden on the working people of America continues to climb unabated while the bureaucracy spends with the abandon of an obese spoiled child. In Washington DC, billions of dollars are earmarked annually for pet projects while Americans cannot afford a roof over their head, food on their tables, needed healthcare, a vehicle to get them to and from a job. The same is true of the money that has been funneled into foreign aide, maintaining troops on foreign soil, and American intervention in foreign countries.
Fiscal responsibility is a concept long lost on the American bureaucracy, both state and federal.
And while the American economy continues to slide at an ever increasing rate into third world economic status, international corporations operating in the United States are posting exorbitant profit margins and CEOs continue to reap millions in pay per year. In the third quarter of 2008, Exxon posted a profit of $11.7 billion while working Americans cannot afford the gas to get back and forth to work; while energy prices soar. America is being raped by the big international companies while the Bush Administration and Congress do nothing. Big international corporations, through lobbyists paid for with profits made off the American people, buy elected officials like whores on a street corner.
American children are not receiving an education that surpasses the education of those who came before them. With each succeeding graduating class, the American children are receiving less and less education. Yet with each succeeding graduating class, the cost continues to climb. With no constitutional mandate to in any way address education, the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education continues to interfere in the education of American children; establishing national curriculum, national standards, and national goals; forcing its agenda on states through discretionary grants that, for pennies on the dollar, control what states do in the area of education; insuring that all states coalesce the national agenda of turning facilities of education into workforce development centers. While the Bush Administration touts No Child Left Behind as a new direction in education, NCLB is nothing more than a new strategic plan replacing the Clinton Administration strategic plan known as the Improving America’s Schools Act; NCLB is nothing more than a furtherance of an education system intended, specifically, to not educate children whose parents put them in government schools.
While the Bush Administration leaves no opportunity vacant to focus the attention of the American people on the War on Terror, it becomes readily apparent that the War on Terror is for the specific purposes of rending from the American people their God-given rights. While the Bush Administration claims the events of September 11, 2001 to be the work of 19 Arab terrorists with box cutters, the borders of the United States, north and south, remain wide open to every illegal alien and terrorist who chooses to cross them with the Bush Administration and United States Congress doing absolutely nothing meaningful to secure America’s borders. To the contrary, those border patrol agents who have tried to defend America’s borders against criminal illegal aliens have been prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice and thrown in jail. While George W Bush was quick to commute the sentence of his good friend and political accomplice, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, he is silent when border patrol agents are unjustly accused, unjustly prosecuted and unjustly imprisoned.
In this same vein, the Bush Administration has illegally authorized the data mining of bank records, e-mails and phone calls of American citizens in violation of existing United States law; criminal acts which remain unaddressed by the United States Justice Department or United States Congress.
The United States Congress, at the request of the Bush Administration, has passed laws revoking habeas corpus, Posse Comitatus, and the 4th Amendment to the Bill of Rights prohibiting illegal search and seizure. In this same vein, and at the request of the Bush Administration, the United States Congress passed a law that defines anyone speaking out against the criminal acts of the United States government as a “domestic terrorist.”
Congress also passed a law prohibiting anyone considered to have a mental illness from owning a gun, including men coming home from war. Through the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, established by Bush, the push has been to label every American as mentally defective, especially those who believe in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. The American Psychiatric Association, through the DSM-IV coding, established by a mere show of hands, has been most obliging. Drug companies manufacturing anti-depressant drugs, while being involved in the push to label every American as somehow mentally defective, are raking in millions from prescribed anti-depressants; while those same anti-depressant drugs send young people off the deep end, to suicide ideation and violence, to taking guns to school and killing teachers and classmates. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution has been effectively rendered impotent with the help of the National Rifle Association who presents itself as defending the Second Amendment.
This labeling of every American as somehow mentally defective is no different than the tactic used in the U.S.S.R. to label dissidents who refused to conform to the social psychology of oppression practiced by the communists to control the masses; the same social psychology now being forced on the American people.
This year the American people will supposedly choose a new president. But a growing number of Americans know that, through vote fraud in the form of electronic voting and electronic counting of paper ballots, the American people will not choose a new leader; that a new leader will be chosen for them through graft and corruption. Congress, well aware of this problem, has done nothing to stop the use of electronic voting machines or electronic vote counting machines, succumbing yet again to big money and special interests.
Mainstream media, doing its part, has made its role in the selection of the new leader of America for the people very apparent. The bias against the one true statesmen running for president is so blatant and so arrogant that even the most acquiescent are made uncomfortable by the fact of it. And the fact of what the one true candidate stands for scares the powers that be beyond measure for what that one true candidate stands for is truly a revolution that will carry on beyond the general election in November 2008.
The great awakening of the American people is in progress. It will not be stopped by other than force of action and the letting of blood. The American people intend to take back their country, return to their constitution, and reclaim American sovereignty.
May God Bless the Ron Paul revolution! May God Bless American patriots!
Lynn M. Stuter - February 5, 2008 - posted at www.newswithviews.com
Mother and wife, Stuter has spent the past fifteen years researching systems theory with a particular emphasis on education. She home schooled two daughters, now grown and on their own. She has worked with legislators, both state and federal, on issues pertaining to systems governance and education reform. She networks nationwide with other researchers and citizens concerned with the transformation of our nation. She has traveled the United States and lived overseas.