The Great Fraud Perpetuated Against America
It has just occurred to me that many instances in my lifetime have been times when members of Congress have consciously and with purpose used the U.S. government to commit fraud against American citizens and tax payers for great personal gain.
Most Americans do not know, nor are aware of the extent of this great fraud perpetuated against America. Even so, how can we recover what was lost, when we don’t know the extent of that loss?
Presently there are 100 Senators and 435 Representatives that make up the United States Congress, the first branch of government. Senators are to represent the interests of the states and Representatives are to represent the interests of the American citizens of their home states. All are elected in cycles so that in order to do a fresh sweep and clean out ALL elected members of Congress it would take THREE election cycles. That is how it was established in the U.S. Constitution.
Therein lies the problem, how to lay down the absolute power held by various members of Congress so that they willingly leave office and go back to private practice?
It is an almost impossible task because of the various committees within each branch of Congress and to further complicate things there are more than 240 voting blocs WITHIN Congress called Caucuses that have been created along political, religious, ethnicity, and geographical and other lines.
We already know that “Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely” and “The Love of Money is the Root of ALL Evil”.
So how do we begin to reign in an out of control Congress? One proposal is by establishing term limits. Another is to bring the Congress under the same standards as average American citizens (pay, health and taxes).
Those are easier said than done because it would literally take an “Act of Congress” to make it happen.
The House and the Senate would each have to draft legislation in concert that would limit themselves to a maximum of two terms. They would also need to draft legislation preventing them from serving in both the House and the Senate; or confining them to serving in either the House or the Senate.
The House and the Senate would have to draft legislation in concert that would place them under the same health care plan as all Americans; to stop all Congressional retirements; remove entitlements after Congressional service; Reestablish “Public Service” as the motivator; and ban ALL Congressional lobbyists.
It is my opinion that career politicians in Congress are beholding to so-called “traditional” practices and outside groups to the point that their Congressional service is no longer Public Service. Without going into great detail there are quite a number of the 535 members of Congress who are career politicians with an excess of 20 years in Congress. Some have gone from House to Senate or other way.
Incoming members of Congress have no preconceived notion of what’s ahead for them, or maybe their motives are still unclear about how to best serve American voters. Some will come in with grandiose ideas of effecting great change. Others will come with personal gain in mind.
We are greatly removed from the days of Patriotic Americans standing on and for the Constitution. Our institutions of higher learning, public education and some alternate learning facilities have to do a much better job of teaching American History; Tradition and Values; Economics; Geography; World Affairs; as well as the Reading, Writing and Arithmetic; and Trade Skills that enable our young Americans of today to become productive workers and leaders of tomorrow. – I am the Real Truckmaster!