Our representatives swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. They didn’t keep it.
You cannot vote them out. The entire system itself is corrupted to the core. It will corrupt, threaten or eliminate those who do not conform to the agenda. This battle cannot be won with reliance on voting or prosecutions under the law. The sooner the people understand that, the better. Mark my words. Those who will solely and blindly rely on the idea of voting or on the law will perish and will ultimately bring everyone to ruin.
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[Fuck Joe Biden] in morse code.
Imagine how much different the last almost 3 years would have been if even a minority of our elected "officials" would have done a bit of research and been brave enough to stand up for their constituents! I have as much trust in any of these despicable politicians as I do in "the science" ("Dr" Anthony Fauci). Looks to me like they are *all* bought off and since they are not, and have not, spoken out about any of it they must be in on it and agree with it. What other conclusion can a thinking person come to?
Great article, as always. My only quibble - & Repubs are about as bad in using that term - is that we’re not a democracy but a constitutional republic. When DEMONcRATS bleat about “saving our democracy” they mean preserving mob/thug/cancel culture rule. If that’s what “democracy” is, it has GOT to go.
But I well remember lots of so-called Repubs like McConnell, Trump, et al admonishing people to get vax’d. To this day, Paul & Johnson are the only ones who really seem interested in challenging the “narrative” & flogging Faux-Xi. All during the worst of it, most were mute or were covertly for the totalitarian tactics. It seems like it’s only been in the past few weeks that candidates around the country are talking about what was done to us & our country the past 3 years. It should have been a very easy ad for all of them, to show the misery of empty streets, shuttered shops & restaurants, playgrounds taped off or piled w/ sand, people sick or dying alone, “zoom” weddings/funerals/ graduations, the ridiculousness of distancing measures & masks.
Thank you, Michael. This is excellent. I've tried to make the same points, but you made them better. I keep saying we really must "drain the swamp" ... if our civilization is going to have a chance to survive and prosper going forward.
Your readers might be interested in this piece as well. I wish Elon Musk good luck, but some of us haven't forgotten the crimes of Twitter .... and of Facebook. Absent rampant, coordinated censorship, our side would at least have had a CHANCE to save countless lives.
I agree. Clean sweep, everyone must go.
My life will never be the same. The damage to our society is immense. We know their true character now but with time and the right leaders, I pray we can save ourselves. It is all we have left and we must try.
As in the US, so also in the UK. Out of 650 supposedly democratically elected MPs sitting (squatting, I should say) in the Mother of all Parliaments, I cannot think of one who is worthy of keeping that privileged position. They have neglected their obligation to serve in the best interests of their constituents and the country as a whole, choosing instead to serve the interests of their personal careers and/or bank balances. In the process, they have violated the British constitution and violated the constitutional and human rights of every British citizen. We need an Oliver Cromwell moment.
Wow, brilliant essay! Really on fire here by pointing out the glaring and simple truth that hasn’t been explicitly and so pointedly talked about.
Our political leaders and unelected officials and non governmental bodies have lost their compass. We should clean house and go back to basics.
I am suggesting community based representation such as town hall meetings with leaders who represent and care about local issues.
Politics should be fromm THE GROUND UP AND NOT TOO DOWN.
I agree with all these sentiments. Our so-called representatives are a problem, as are the unelected bureaucrats who rule over the 3-letter agencies. I'd suggest a groundswell of support in three other areas post-election:
1. Curtail all emergency powers. We can't have bureaucrats (federal, state or local) who put their fingers in the air, declare "state of emergency," then usurp for themselves powers they would not otherwise have, extending for as long as they want them. Emergency powers should last no longer than a week, at which point they evaporate unless and until a factfinding legislative body agrees to extend those powers.
2. Eliminate blanket immunity from anything on the vaccine schedule or offered via Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Why should vaccines be any different than any other product. The argument is that vaccine makers won't invest the time and money into coming up with new vaccines unless they have immunity. Piffle. You could make the same argument about auto makers or any other sector: 'They won't offer new products to the market if they can get sued.' Nonsense. Liability is what forces them to be careful. Immunity allows them to be careless and chase outsized profits with no downside.
3. Advocate for reforming the courts. Judges, too, took and oath to uphold the Constitution and were the most prominent failure when bureaucrats and executives (mayors and governors) overstepped their authority. Electing a new pack of authoritarians does little good if the courts turn a blind eye to Constitutional infringements.
If we’re judging American politicians by how well they protected the constitution, then every United States president in the last 70 years should’ve been immediately impeached and removed from office. Every single one!
What a refreshing change to find a writer on Substack who recognizes reality and doesn't pin all their hopes for salvation on the "other side".
I've always felt that we should be able to cast a negative vote, not just a positive vote. That would be a good way to express displeasure. Unfortunately, with the current system we usually only have a couple of choices, both of which are bad. The only option is to not vote at all, which is pretty useless also.
The dems made a big show of fortifying D.C. after Jan 6th then labelling dissent ‘domestic terrorism’. Indeed the machine is waging war on its citizens with a sharp divide for politicians who defend the US constitution.
Good job bringing that into focus
Amen to that. Too bad it won’t happen