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Political Corruption In Congress: Part One

Yes, there is corruption running amuck in Congress. We hear bits and pieces from time to time, such as the continuation of the Pelosi Family Syndicate. It’s not just House Speaker Nancy or Father/Dad Paul, there’s even a son involved in the thuggery. Collectively, the Pelosi Family Syndicate has profited to the tune of tens of millions of dollars indirectly, but also directly, from her powerful position in the U.S. House of Representatives.

But how bad is it?

It’s worse than you probably think. I am certain it’s worse than those of us who feel is dramatically bad think it is. We’re diligently digging to find the evils that we can get our arms around. The task is difficult — mostly because the members of Congress are the ones who set the rules for their services in the House and Senate, change those from time to time, set their own work days and hours, and decide how much they get paid and also the dollars allowed in their massive “office expenses.”

It’s incorrigible. And it’s riddled with the corruption of unimagined proportions.

A new poll from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics has produced some of the more alarming data that we’ve seen in quite some time. I’m not entirely sure what prompted them to ask these specific questions to begin with, but the topic had nothing to do with the usual issues that are polled, such as inflation, gas prices, or Ukraine. They asked respondents whether they felt that the United States government was honest or corrupt. They wanted to know if people felt that the government treats them fairly or if the system is rigged. And perhaps most disturbingly of all, they inquired as to whether the respondents felt that the time may be coming when they might need to “take up arms” against their own government. Shockingly (at least to me, but perhaps I’m naive) a majority of respondents found the government to be corrupt and rigged against ordinary citizens. And nearly a third felt that an armed revolt might be on the horizon. (The Hill)

  • A majority of Americans say the U.S. government is corrupt and almost a third say it may soon be necessary to take up arms against it, according to a new poll from the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.
  • Two-thirds of Republicans and independents say the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me,” according to the poll, compared to 51 percent of liberal voters.

It’s understandable for members of the party that is out of power to have a more sour view of the government, but that’s not really what we’re seeing here. It’s true that a larger percentage of Republicans and independents described the government as corrupt and rigged, but 51 percent of self-described liberals said the same thing. And they’re saying it when their own party controls the White House and both chambers of Congress.

The armed revolt numbers are a bit more lopsided as you might suspect, with 35% of Republicans and independent voters feeling they may have to “take up arms.” But even on that statistic, 20 percent of Democrats were having similar thoughts.

You may find yourself thinking something along the lines of, “Good. It’s not just me.” Or possibly the notion that it’s a relief that other people have their eyes open and can see what’s been going on. I’ll confess that those thoughts flitted through my mind when I first read the results. But I would like to assure you after further consideration that this is not good news for anyone.

We obviously live in a society that is more divided than I’ve seen in my lifetime, but for the most part, we tend to debate or even shout about subjects where we differ with some of our fellow citizens as well as the noncitizens that keep streaming into the country. The point is, those are debates or wars of words. (With the occasional exceptions of maniacs who try to stab a member of Congress or assassinate a Supreme Court justice.) What’s being discussed here is entirely different.

As long as the basic essentials of life are still available to the citizens, everything is on the table for debate. If people don’t like the direction that the current government is taking the country, they know they can go to the polls and replace the current leaders and representatives with people who will hopefully do better. But what about when those basic essentials are no longer available? What happens when there is no food available on the shelves in the stores? What if the power goes out and it can’t be restored? What if there is so much violent crime in the streets that people no longer feel safe to go outside?

We already know the answer to those questions. Look at what’s happening in Ghana. Look at the Netherlands. For Pete’s sake, look at what just happened in Sri Lanka. The people there basically overthrew the government, sent the President and the Prime Minister fleeing into exile, and burned down the presidential palace.

While I understand that Tucker Carlson can be a controversial figure at times, he’s been sounding warnings about this precise situation for months now. There is a limit to how much people will be willing or able to tolerate. As long as they have faith that the underlying system is at least being fair to them, they will put up with quite a bit. But when the nation loses that faith and broadly begins to believe that they are laboring under a corrupt system that is rigged against them and their fundamental needs are not being met, the entire system can collapse in a dramatic fashion very quickly as we’re already seeing in other nations. Look around at the conditions we’re dealing with in the United States today and then look at those poll numbers again. Ask yourself if the unthinkable is still unthinkable. And the people who need to carefully consider these questions more than anyone else are in the White House and in Congress.

Today’s story is just a preamble to our investigatory series on the matter. Over the coming days, we will present Parts Two and Three of this series. By the time we complete this story, you will have a realistic vision of how every member of the U.S. House and Senate — regardless of their economic status prior to being elected — find themselves bathing in dollars by the time they leave office.

And much of that “bathwater” is provided by you and me!

 

2 thoughts on “Political Corruption In Congress: Part One”

  1. Excellent analysis. I have been saying the same thing for many months now and it appears the corruption only worsens. Congressional critters have been so immune from any accountability for so many years, they no longer fear any retribution from either the ballot box (is that still relevant) or the jury box. If the US had a justice system with any teeth in it, a majority of Congressional critters would be wearing orange jumpsuits and making license plates. I am quite old now and beginning to lose any hope that I will see any justice or retribution in my lifetime. The roots of corruption run deep and must sometimes be removed by violent action.

    1. We, the law abiding citzens, that honor the constitution and freedoms fought for, have been tolerate to political differing because we knew our voice was at the polls. History will remember the election fraud of 2020. When our power of the vote is taken away, most realize that there is nothing left but to take up arms and fight for our established freedoms the way it was fought for in 1776, to establish that freedom. We know there has to be a government body of diversity to care for the masses of a Nation. No single individual can do it alone. Yet, we will not surrender our sovereign rights of freedom and individual justification. As a civilization of worshipping God, our Heavenly Father and Creator, we detest death and violence but stand ready to be soldiers of God’s command, to the call of fighting evil. Control of human kind and forcing matters against the will of the people is evil.

      It is my hope that the call to arms dosen’t become chaotic and disarrayed into Anarchy, because of such divisional propaganda spewed from the media, social giants, and big tech that has us suckered into their addiction. Any good soldier knows that we must stand together as one Nation under God and defeat can only come from taking out command and communication, therefore, the foot soldiers, (supporters of the enemy), will have no direction or commands to follow. They will fall like dominos.

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