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Legislators Are Digging Their Own Grave, Taking Us Down with Them

Why are House and Senate members surrendering so much power to the executive branch?

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Janine Turner

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May 4, 2014 - 1:25 pm
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The number one threat to our republic is not the debt, is not the entitlements, is not invasion from another country. The number one threat to our country is lust. It is not a sexual lust. It is a lust for power. Since time began, the lust for power and its ruthlessness has ruined liberty, derailed democracy, wrecked republicanism, crippled nations and killed millions. The paths have been many but the goal singular — lust, lust for power.

Our founders knew firsthand how the lust for power corrupted human rights. They knew that, to quote James Madison, “men are not angels.” Thus, they created a government of checks and balances that would keep tyranny at bay. According to the Constitution, one branch of government can never usurp the other and no one branch can be autonomous.

There has been, and is, a faction amongst us that wants to change the fundamental structure of these checks — the progressives. The progressives don’t want a multi-tiered, self-checking and self-limiting government. They want an all-powerful, singular nexus of decision-making in the executive branch, free from checks and balances.

American progressives are savvy and cunning. They know that Americans will never willfully accept tyranny or a lustful tyrant. Thus, the progressives set forth, over one hundred years ago, to accomplish their goals in an underhanded manner – slowly, steadily, stealthily. Their mission is a progression away from three branches of government to one autonomous branch — in other words, tyranny/big government.

It is interesting to note how they have already managed to accomplish this and how they are continuing to do so with exactly the same tactics. Their mission is to eradicate the potency of the U.S. Congress, thus eliminating the utterly crucial check on executive power. They accomplish this by diminishing the reputation of the legislative branch and thus crippling its power and effectiveness. Our legislators fell for this in 1912. They are falling for it again and they are taking the American people with them.

Progressives had astonishing results in 1912 and 1913 with the 17th Amendment. Progressives managed to convince the state legislatures and the U.S senators that they were, themselves, corrupt. They convinced them to vote for their own demise. In the late 1800s, patient and premeditated, the progressives had planted a negative Senate public-relations campaign to germinate into the nucleus of the culture. With political comments such as “the Senate is dictated by special interests” and “the Senate is ineffectual,” the progressives fanned the flames of destruction.

They manipulated a masterful coup in the Senate, denying states’ rights, with a simple message – “The Senate is corrupted by special interest groups.” Sound familiar? It was simply stunning. Henceforth, the senators would no longer be appointed by the state legislators, but by the people. With this singular, monumental sweep of states’ rights, the Constitution, which they conveniently believe to be outdated, was thrown off-kilter.

Be aware: the progressive are not finished. They are enacting the same campaign today. Now instead of the Senate, the entire legislative branch is the problem. “The legislative branch prevents all good from taking place.” “The legislative branch is corrupt.” “The legislative branch is a bother.” “The legislative branch never gets anything done.” “The legislative branch is corrupted by special interest groups.” By beating down the legislative branch, the executive branch rises.

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>>>Why are House and Senate members surrendering so much power to the executive branch?<<<

For the same reasons that the Roman Republic died. The ruling classes abandoned all loyalty to the Republic, replacing it with greed and lust for power. And the most vicious, violent, and conscious-less of them were willing to use force, including deadly force, to come out on top.

Just like today.

The Institutional Republicans are not unlike those Roman Senators who were more than willing to betray the Republic in return for privileges and the chance of not being killed by the current Emperor/dictator/Lightworker.

Subotai Bahadur
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You are welcome to file a complain via the soon to be Islamic regulated Internet. We apologize if your U.S. Senators and U.S. House Representative cannot respond to every inquiry. They may merely be previously committed to representing other more lucrative interests more relevant to their own pocketbooks and their own position. And as always, have a nice day and think happy thoughts as because of your wonderful and caring federal government and congress, you are safe and protected and all of your thinking is being done for you.
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"The legislators in the legislative branch need to act and they need to act quickly, very, very quickly. "

If only, but they would have acted already if they were going to. They are too corrupt themselves to act and I see no reason to think that will change. The big majority are fully committed to representing other interests much more lucrative to their own pocketbooks and positions than some quaint revolutionary notions of some old Founding Father guys.

Maybe if enough states had the courage to start using nullification to fight back. I don't know if that would succeed but depending on a corrupt and greedy congress class won't.
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A shame you won’t let anyone past your staff who knows how to fix this shift of power. It is not hard to fix. Remember, it requires a lot of media bias to maintain this shift, along with key immoral Republican leaders who barter keeping their positions for allowing the shift. Anything requiring enormous effort to maintain is easily reversed. Just wish you would hire one staffer who wanted what you want, like the above, so fans could contact her instead of being blocked by your current show staff.
I bet if you asked for volunteers, you would be contacted quickly by ten conservative former legislative staffers who left to raise kids. Together with you they could bypass your show staff and restore this nation in seven days, while adoring three, four, and five year old eyes watched them. They would know which fans to listen to, and which ones to dismiss.
If prayer says post this, I will.
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"It is absolutely imperative that the American people turn their trust and attention first and foremost back to the legislative branch and understand that it is their branch. It is time for the legislators to earn this trust and quickly, or they will be reduced to irrelevancy and take the American people with them. This will culminate with the demise of our experiment in self-government. We will be leaving our children in the hands of a lustful tyrannical form of government that will focus all power to one faction, or one man, and their liberty and inherent rights will be forever lost.

The writing is on the wall. The pages of history tell the tale. Let us pay heed."

This is fine, for 1950 or so. Really, where have you been?

It is FAR too late for this. Even the so called "conservatives", those useless posers, have no idea of what an actual constitutional republic, would be like. Witness their constant whining and appeals to the Supreme Court, their Kings, in DIRECT OPPOSITION TO THE CONSTITUTION. And when one points this out, well, what a stink to heavens! They would put Jesus himself back on the cross!

Seccesion, revolution, is the only option left. But the right cries out for a King, not a Republic.
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the leaders in the house have caved also .
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woodrow Wilson argued in his 1884 dissertation at Princeton that congress was too diverse to have power, and what power it had was spread all over in committees. Consequently, he argued that the president's position lacked any power or authority and was clearly diminutive to the "executive" role carried by a prime minister. He felt this was messy. So it's no wonder that over the years, congress, via progressives, has abrogated it's constitutional authority. This goes back many years and represents a lot of propaganda in the mean time. Its not a surprise in any case.
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Americans are accepting a lot now. We basically have no freedom....speech, religion, the foods we eat, medical care. Think about it. It insidiously creeps in. We may not like much about the owner of that basketball team but he can be forced to sell it. Some of us older people may share some of his beliefs but that is taboo also. We may not approve of rolls in the hay by American girls....but we're wrong and the follow-up epidemic of std's will be treated at our expense. I long for the days of that innocent Alaskan TV show when tossing a piano was the hot topic.
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>>>Why are House and Senate members surrendering so much power to the executive branch?<<<
Same reason citizens have been surrendering their power to politicians.
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Vote buying is only a problem when the purchases are secret.

Wage slaves get W2's and independent contractors get 1099-MISC. Voters working for their 'income, redistributed' get their welfare, food stamps, section 8 houseing, free bus tickets, EBC cards good in Vegas, and there is no 1099-GOV to mark that.

Where's the fair in that?
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Why pay Congress?
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Because their pay is like a added bonus.

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Janine,
The answer to your question is fairly simple. P.J. O'Rourke wrote about it in "The Parliament of Whores". Our elected representatives have found out that they can get goodies for their districts and we the people like that and we keep voting for them election after election. Of course to get our goodies our elected officials have to take away from others. But we don't care or even think about it. In other words we have a legal vote buying system in place here in the good old USA. History tells us that these kinds of erosions of freedom and responsibility are very seldom recovered from.

Why has not Obama been impeached even though he has flagrantly thrown the law under the bus? Because no one wants to vote for the impeachment of the first Black president and all the social turmoil that will go with it and he knows it.
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Along with the freebies for voters, those same congress people are enriching themselves. Few or none leave Congress poor. I would bet almost all have more than they started with. Meanwhile, Americans are losing lands that have been in their families for decades.
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The reason the House and Senate are willing to cede their duties to the White House is so they can spend more time fund raising and campaigning to keep the job of doing nothing. Self preservation has replace patriotism in our capitol.
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