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Tyler Durden posts this article in "Zero Hedge" claiming the U.S. Constitution has failed us.

I object.  WE have failed the U.S. Constitution by twisting, spinning and making our own rules.

"How has the Constitution failed? It has failed in three ways:

1. Corporations and the super-wealthy elite control the machinery of governance. The public interest is not represented except as interpreted / filtered through corporate/elite interests.

2. The nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve, has the power to debauch the nation's currency and reward the wealthy via issuing new currency and buying Treasury bonds in whatever sums it deems necessary at the moment. The Fed is only nominally under the control of the elected government. It is in effect an independent state-within-a-state that dominates the financial well-being of the entire nation.

3. The National Security State--the alphabet agencies of the FBI, CIA, NSA et al.--are an independent state-within-a-state, answerable only to themselves, not to the public or their representatives. Congressional oversight is little more than feeble rubber-stamping of the Imperial Project and whatever the unelected National Security leadership deems worthy of pursuit.

The Constitution's core regulatory element--the balancing of executive, legislative and judicial power--has broken down. The judiciary's independence is as nominal as the legislative branch's control of the central bank and National Security state: the gradual encroachment of corporate and state power is rubber-stamped and declared constitutional.

The secret power of the National Security agencies was declared constitutional early in the Cold war, when unleashing unaccountable and secret agencies was deemed necessary.

The bizarre public-private Federal Reserve was deemed constitutional at its founding in 1913, and the Supreme Court famously declared that corporations have the same rights to free speech (including loudspeakers that cost millions of dollars) as living citizens.

The powers of the Imperial Presidency also continue expanding, regardless of which party is in office or the supposed ideological tropisms of Supreme Court justices.

Every step of this erosion of public representation and the elected government's power is declared fully constitutional, in classic boiled-frog fashion. The frog detects the rising temperature of the water but isn't alarmed as the heat is increased so gradually.

Since the rise of unaccountable states-within-a-state are constitutional, as is the dominance of corporate / private-wealth elites, on what grounds can citizens protest their loss of representation?

Elections provide the bread-and-circuses staged drama that is passed off as democracy. The key goal of the corporate/state media coverage, of course, is to foster the illusion that elections really, really, really matter, when the reality is they don't. The National Security State grinds on, the Federal Reserve grinds on and the dominance of corporate-wealth elites grinds on regardless of who's in office."

"Every emergency is met by the ceding of more power to unelected elites in positions to serve their own interests. The Cold War, financial panics, Cold War Redux--every crisis is an excuse to expand the powers of the unaccountable, opaque states-within-a-state.

The media is already gearing up with 24/7 coverage of the 2020 elections. The constant churn of drama-trauma serves to mask the impotence and powerlessness of the citizenry and the unaccountability of the states-within-a-state that rule the nation."
(02-21-2019, 11:02 AM)oldcynic Wrote: [ -> ]Tyler Durden posts this article in "Zero Hedge" claiming the U.S. Constitution has failed us.

I object.  WE have failed the U.S. Constitution by twisting, spinning and making our own rules.

"How has the Constitution failed? It has failed in three ways:

1. Corporations and the super-wealthy elite control the machinery of governance. The public interest is not represented except as interpreted / filtered through corporate/elite interests.

2. The nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve, has the power to debauch the nation's currency and reward the wealthy via issuing new currency and buying Treasury bonds in whatever sums it deems necessary at the moment. The Fed is only nominally under the control of the elected government. It is in effect an independent state-within-a-state that dominates the financial well-being of the entire nation.

3. The National Security State--the alphabet agencies of the FBI, CIA, NSA et al.--are an independent state-within-a-state, answerable only to themselves, not to the public or their representatives. Congressional oversight is little more than feeble rubber-stamping of the Imperial Project and whatever the unelected National Security leadership deems worthy of pursuit.

The Constitution's core regulatory element--the balancing of executive, legislative and judicial power--has broken down. The judiciary's independence is as nominal as the legislative branch's control of the central bank and National Security state: the gradual encroachment of corporate and state power is rubber-stamped and declared constitutional.

The secret power of the National Security agencies was declared constitutional early in the Cold war, when unleashing unaccountable and secret agencies was deemed necessary.

The bizarre public-private Federal Reserve was deemed constitutional at its founding in 1913, and the Supreme Court famously declared that corporations have the same rights to free speech (including loudspeakers that cost millions of dollars) as living citizens.

The powers of the Imperial Presidency also continue expanding, regardless of which party is in office or the supposed ideological tropisms of Supreme Court justices.

Every step of this erosion of public representation and the elected government's power is declared fully constitutional, in classic boiled-frog fashion. The frog detects the rising temperature of the water but isn't alarmed as the heat is increased so gradually.

Since the rise of unaccountable states-within-a-state are constitutional, as is the dominance of corporate / private-wealth elites, on what grounds can citizens protest their loss of representation?

Elections provide the bread-and-circuses staged drama that is passed off as democracy. The key goal of the corporate/state media coverage, of course, is to foster the illusion that elections really, really, really matter, when the reality is they don't. The National Security State grinds on, the Federal Reserve grinds on and the dominance of corporate-wealth elites grinds on regardless of who's in office."

"Every emergency is met by the ceding of more power to unelected elites in positions to serve their own interests. The Cold War, financial panics, Cold War Redux--every crisis is an excuse to expand the powers of the unaccountable, opaque states-within-a-state.

The media is already gearing up with 24/7 coverage of the 2020 elections. The constant churn of drama-trauma serves to mask the impotence and powerlessness of the citizenry and the unaccountability of the states-within-a-state that rule the nation."

The constitution is the elephant and they been eating on it ONE bite at a time for many years and it is taking its toll upon it and US. YOU (citizens) should be aware of how important the constitution is OR the leftists scum would NOT be going after it. IT IS what has been saving us all the years. IF they get it, then we need to be afraid! VERY AFRAID!!
I agree, it has failed in those 3 ways and we have to get things back on track somehow @oldcynic
(02-21-2019, 11:13 AM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]I agree, it has failed in those 3 ways and we have to get things back on track somehow @oldcynic

I still think WE failed IT through convenient misinterpretation. Scratchinghead
(02-21-2019, 11:16 AM)oldcynic Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-21-2019, 11:13 AM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]I agree, it has failed in those 3 ways and we have to get things back on track somehow @oldcynic

I still think WE failed IT through convenient misinterpretation. Scratchinghead

I think we failed IT because WE allowed the scumbags to interpret it as they wanted for their gain, NOT as it said.
(02-21-2019, 11:20 AM)Apache54 Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-21-2019, 11:16 AM)oldcynic Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-21-2019, 11:13 AM)sivil Wrote: [ -> ]I agree, it has failed in those 3 ways and we have to get things back on track somehow @oldcynic

I still think WE failed IT through convenient misinterpretation. Scratchinghead

I think we failed IT because WE allowed the scumbags to interpret it as they wanted for their gain, NOT as it said.

Precisely! Too many attorneys posing as politicians. Or is it the other way around?
I remember as a child my grand father and my dad were talking about how corporations and foreign influences have infiltrated our government and I can remember how pissed off they were .
So this shit has been going on for a long time I am now 65 years old and damn near to old to do anything about it .
So the best I can do is to be the loudest voice on the wall

My head is about to explode Firenana



(02-21-2019, 12:29 PM)CSB Wrote: [ -> ]I remember as a child my grand father and my dad were talking about how corporations and foreign influences have infiltrated our government and I can remember how pissed off they were .
So this shit has been going on for a long time I am now 65 years old and damn near to old to do anything about it .
So the best I can do is to be the loudest voice on the wall

My head is about to explode   Firenana




Leonidas was 65 at the The Battle of Thermopylae. Just sayin..... Drinks
Easy, you are all the bread and the control is the circus.
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
John Adams

THIS^ is the root of our constitutional crisis.
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