Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Is our government entirely corrupt?

Our entire system has been turned upside down. There does not seem to be anyone with integrity in charge. The system itself seems to be completely corrupt and the goal of government seems to be to line their own pockets and amass huge amounts of money and power. The people we elected to represent us seem to have no qualms about lying to us, robbing us, or beating us or even killing us.

Recent collapse in the housing market has people calling for more government regulation. The fact is the housing market was one of the most heavily regulated. We pay a lot of people a lot of money to audit these firms and ensure compliance with the regulations. It was not the regulations it was the regulators! Our government regulators have an open door between the industries they regulate and being a regulator. They seem to flit back and forth with ease increasing their net worth every step of the way. The fact is when you look behind the scenes you see the regulators we pay to protect us aiding and abetting the criminals.

Congress approval rating is down about 9%. While that is horrible, it is far higher than I would give them. Congress has been committing acts of insider trading for decades. How many people have gone to jail for decades for this? Lots. How many Congressmen? None, they are somehow above the law. Eric Holder has been required to show in court to answer questions on the “fast and furious” program. Where the BATF channeled guns to Mexican drug cartels. Several Americans have died as a result of this and hundreds of Mexicans. I was recently in Mexico city and it was in the news. Obama's connections with the Mexican drug cartels was a big topic of discussion in the news there. Why is it not here? How can Eric Holder refuse to show up in court? Tim Gietner has been subpoenaed over his handling of the bailouts. How can he not show up? Why are they considered to be above the law?

In the history of the USA our presidents have gone after three “whistle blowers.” Brave individuals who worked for the government that have uncovered waste or corruption and turned it over to news sources. President Obama, who promised more transparency, has gone after twice as many whistle blowers as all the other presidents in the history of the USA COMBINED! As Peter Van Buren wrote “it's only one part of the Obama administration's attempt to sideline, if not always put away, those it wants to silence. Increasingly, federal agencies or departments intent on punishing a whistle blower are also resorting to extra-legal means. They are, for instance, manipulating personnel rules that cannot be easily challenged and do not require the production of evidence. And sometimes, they are moving beyond traditional notions of "punishment" and simply seeking to destroy the lives of those who dissent. The well-reported case of Thomas Drake is an example. As an employee, Drake revealed to the press that the National Security Agency (NSA) spent $1.2 billion on a contract for a data collection program called Trailblazer when the work could have been done in-house for $3 million. The NSA's response? Drake's home was raided at gunpoint and the agency forced him out of his job.” The laws they destroyed these people with were written to protect against espionage. They misuse the laws to attack whomever they choose. These actions are criminal, and should be prosecuted against those in charge.

They went after him hard, was it because of the massive waste of money? Which generally means they paid their friends $1.20 for something that should cost .30 cents so part could end up in their pockets. Or was it because as reported in Wired Magazine, which triggered a congressional investigation, they are illegally eavesdropping on American citizens and this is evidence of their criminal acts. They are of course denying the allegations in carefully worded ways. Just as they denied the 134 Billion dollars of negotiable bearer bonds caught in a false bottom of a suitcase in Italy in the hands of Japanese treasury officials were real, they were real. The bonds are now the subject of a lawsuit. They were seized and the owners want them back! They recently seized 6 Trillion more! Are they real as well? If they are it shows the criminality of our government goes way back. Printing up money and doling it out to their friends while robbing us, is nothing new.

The recent bankruptcy of MF Global shows the low to which our government has sunk. Jon Corazine, close friend and donation bundler for president Obama, personally ordered the transfer of funds from segregated customer accounts. To the tune of approximately 1.6 Billion dollars. Stealing funds placed in the care of his company. Then the story gets worse. The courts allowed the bankruptcy trustee to file the wrong type of bankruptcy, had the correct type been filed the customers would have been first in line to receive their funds back, instead JP Morgan and George Soros made out like bank robbers. The agency that is supposed to ensure the funds, similar to the FDIC that guarantees bank accounts, did not cover the peoples losses. So the laws in place to protect the little guy were totally ignored to protect those with political connections. Then the bankruptcy trustee actually authorized the paying of bonuses. Jon Corazine and many others should be in jail, instead he is visiting the white house and looking for a new office in Manhattan.

Look at the complete disregard for the rule of law. From the president on down there seems to be no integrity. So many recent stories. From the TSA assaulting and humiliating cancer survivors and forcing shapely young women through the x-ray undressing machines. One several times! Even our local protectors, the police, seem to have gone criminal. A quick search on the internet provides hundreds of examples. This one I found particularly telling. A cop sees a kid on a bike at night without a light. That was the crime for which he was being chased. The cop tazed the kid who fell off his bike and the cop ran over him with his car nearly tearing his body in half. The cop then planted a gun on the 17 year old boy. He was just about to graduate from high school. The cop was not punished and got, as far as I can see, a two week vacation.
The cop was white, the young man was black. Why was there no picketing and sending out the cops home address as in the Treyvon Martin case? Is it because they have only started pointing out race in the news recently, trying to stir up hatred and dissent? Black/ white, gay/ straight, rich /poor it seems the kindling of the fires of hatred are spreading. Obama was supposed to be the great uniter to bring us all together. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We the people of this nation must not be divided. We are the melting pot of the world where all people came to be free. Where you could start out poor and work your way out of poverty. Where people of all colors have worked together since the beginning, for freedom. From Paul Revere and Wentworth Cheswell together sounding the alarm that the time to fight was at hand. To Charlton Heston and Martin Luther King Jr marching together on Washington DC both pro freedom Republicans. Men should be judged by the quality of their character, not by the color of their skin, nor the party they belong to. The Republican party once stood for freedom, small government and individual rights and responsibilities. As Thomas Jefferson considered one of the first Republicans once said "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground." We must work together to limit the power of government to protect the rights of the people. Only government by consent of the governed is legitimate, who consents to this? Too much of our current government actions have been unconstitutional. Our Constitution is the supreme law of the land and all laws that violate our Constitution are void from their inception. Criminal acts by government officials must not be allowed, let alone condoned. I see acts of Bush FISA, Patriot Act, bailouts excused by one side and act of Obama Libya, NDAA bailouts excused by the other. We must stop making excuses for those that have sworn to uphold the law and hold them accountable for their actions. Most of congress and high ranking government officials should be in jail for corruption, insider trading and theft! We must demand integrity from those that work for us, no matter which party they belong to. John Adams warned us “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
If you want freedom, prosperity and a government that protects the rights of the individual and respects the rule of law, we must work together. I don't care what color your skin is, how much money you earn, or who you sleep with. It doesn't matter what party you belong to if any. What matters is if you want to restore our Republic and want honesty and transparency in our government. I believe we must return control of government to the people and the people will force the government to be honest. That was the way our nation was designed.
Delia Lopez

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