Only about one percent of the rules
we must live by are passed by elected representatives in congress. Most are passed by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.
4/12/15, "A Warning To Washington," Politically Short (An Arizona millenial's view)
"The animosity is growing throughout America. Tensions are reaching an all time high in the atmosphere outside the beltway of Washington, D.C.
“Today in America a
despised minority that is really no minority is the target of an
establishment that considers this minority unworthy of respect, unworthy
of rights, and unworthy of having a say in the direction of this
country”, writes Kurt Schlichter of Townhall.
Growing out of
personal misconduct, gross neglect, and habitual disregard of public
interests by our elected officials, our nation of laws is quickly
degenerating into a nation of men.
The President, with the
outward support of the Democrat party, rules by executive fiat through
proclamations, memorandums and executive orders while the Republican
party relinquishes their power in taking no actions to stop him.
Even with control of Congress, the Republican establishment has shown no willingness to actually “check” the President.
should worry every American citizen as Obama is “a president who is
obsessively fixated on keeping the left in permanent power by turning
our two-party system into a one-party monopoly“, writes Dick Morris and
Eileen McGain in Power Grab.
Rot with corruption of their own,
the majority of Republicans within the establishment capitulate in the
face of this power grab as Democrats and the President force their
agenda on the American people.
For the average American, the end
result of this capitulation inevitably leads to our inability to
distinguish between either party within the establishment.
an establishment that has one law for itself, and another for its
enemies. It’s an establishment that inflicts an ever-increasing series
of petty humiliations on its opponents and considers this all
hilarious”, states Schlichter.
Elaborating on the cause of the
animosity that is brewing, Schlichter further notes that “you cannot
expect to change the status quo for yourself and then expect those you
victimize not to play by the new rules you have created”.
people are expected to comply with laws that they are punished for if
broken, while at the same time the establishment routinely breaks said
laws without any repercussion.
The law is either used or ignored
by the establishment for their own benefit by doing what the citizen
himself cannot do without committing a crime.
When it was
discovered recently that Hillary Clinton, while working as the Security
of State, had operated her own private email server in order to conceal
and destroy documents covered by Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and
congressional subpoenas, she faced no repercussion.
average American citizen, on the other hand, had destroyed evidence in
the form of documents under congressional subpoena, they’d find
themselves in prison.
It is this double standard that breeds
resentment. We follow the law because of the authority we entrust in the
government to do the same. When this trust is broken, repeatedly, the
belief among the people that the government is legitimate, fractures.
when the American public continues to remain compliant in the face of
these double standards, the establishment becomes more powerful, more
intrusive and less accountable
to the rule of law and the people.
this notion in mind, the establishment falsely believes it can continue
to keep doubling down by pushing the limits as if the people will
simply continue to remain complaint.
Career politicians like
Harry Reid, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell
and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, reflect all that is wrong on
the political end of the establishment spectrum.
For they are more alike than the charade that they put on alludes to.
use their words to attack each other in the halls of Congress with the
cameras rolling in order to look as if they stand for something, but
when the cameras are off, it becomes evidently clear that they stand for
The only difference between individuals such as this can be best summed up in the following two letters; R and D.
damage they’re doing to the institutions they pose to represent is
irreversible given the level of corruption that is prevalent within both
In joining Democrats, Republicans within the
establishment work to expand the power of the federal government. By
negating the power of the purse in refusing to limit funding to programs
and polices pushed by the President and the Democrat party, the power
of the constitution is eroded.
Furthermore, these “Republicans in
name only” work tirelessly to dilute the power of grassroots
conservatives by launching attacks them, and instead they place more
power in the hands of the “inside-the-beltway” Washington elite.
George Nethercutt of The Hill writes, “reports of high-office
dishonesty, working the angles, secretive actions, phony excuses and
stonewalling the truth only heighten suspicions that our great country
is being run without integrity and that spinning reality is the rule,
not the exception”.
Spinning the reality of issues to problems
that politicians claim exist has dire implications under a government
bureaucracy that is just as corrupt.
The law is now used to
advance lawlessness and lawlessness, in turn, is used to advance an
authoritarian agenda pushed by the establishment.
Frederic Bastiat, the French classical liberal theorist, perfectly defined this as being the complete perversion of the law.
In his book, The Law, Bastiat explains our condition with the following:
by no means confines itself to its proper functions. And when it has
exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some
inconsequential and debatable matters. The law has gone further than
this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose. The law has
been used to destroy its own objective; It has been applied to
annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting
and destroying rights which its real appeal was to respect.
law has plunged the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous
who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of
others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect
plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to
punish lawful defense.”
Degenerating into the unrestrained authority of a
mere influential few, the perversion of our law extends beyond the
political apparatus and into agencies such as the Internal Revenue
Exceeding its proper functions with the aid of political
operatives and career bureaucrats, the IRS has been weaponized as it
now operates in direct opposition towards people and industries it
The IRS purposely stonewalled the approval
of non-profit applications from Tea Party and other conservative groups
seeking tax exempt status between 2010 and 2012 in order to stifle
Over the course of 27 months, not a single Tea Party-type organization received tax exempt status.
Fitton of Judicial Watch, writes, “the IRS targeted groups that
disagreed with President Obama; merely mentioning policy concerns about
government spending or taxation could land citizens on the IRS hit
The IRS used a “be-on-the-lookout” (BOLO) list of terms
which would trigger applications by Tea Party and conservative groups to
be flagged for extra scrutiny. Being a Tea Party or conservative group
during this time period ensured that you would be harassed or simply
denied the tax exempt status you deserved.
As Fitton notes,
“without tax exempt status many Tea Party groups were forced to scale
back their activities or even shut down all the while liberal groups
were speedily approved”.
“The Obama adminstration” effectively
silenced and intimated conservatives by “using the IRS as a political
weapon”, states Fitton. The repercussions of which resulted in Barack
Obama successfully winning re-election in 2012.
the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Lois Lerner, the
former IRS director of Exempt Organizations, read a statement
professing her innocence by claiming she had done nothing wrong.
immediately followed up her statement by invoking a constitutional
right that she had just waived under the Fifth Amendment.
following day Lerner retired with full benefits and a pension while the
U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that she would not be charged for
The IRS exemplifies the “perversion of the law” alluded
to by Bastiat. The IRS is the rule, not the exception within this
government and agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Security Agency, and a
litany of others have followed suit.
Senator Mike Lee, in his
book Our Lost Constitution, illustrates this startling startling reality
warning that, “when Congress delegates its legislative powers to
federal bureaucrats unelected and unaccountable to the American people,
it creates a government in which arbitrary government acts…go
Lee goes on to note that, “Congress no longer passes
most of the federal laws, rules, and regulations that are imposed on the
“While a mountain of those rules are decreed
by an army of unelected bureaucrats, only about one percent of the rules
we must live by are enacted by the most accountable branch of
government, Congress“, writes Lee.
A government that is backed by
an insulated ruling class in Washington, D.C., unchecked under a
Congress that has been corrupted by the zeal of political motivations,
is where our country stands today.
Where we go from here, I do not know.
what I do know is that the pressure and animosity is increasing
throughout our country by a people not nearly as divided against each
other as they are united against this vindictive establishment
holds us in contempt." via Free Rep.