We grow up being taught that government watches out for us (it's no accident that government funded schools teach us this). We think they are like a parent looking out for our best interests. We are told that government are people we vote in so they must represent the people.
Well, at a time when government approval rates are at their lowest in 60 years; a time when the digital age of information reveals many of the crimes and corruption going on in the higher ranks of power in our country; any thinking individual can easily conclude that these are just humans in these positions of power. And people are flawed. ALL of human history shows that power corrupts people and when given too much of it, people will do anything to fight to the death to keep it.
Which is why, over 200 years ago, the Founding Fathers sought to create the first government whose powers were limited by the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution. They knew the fallacy of the human condition and didn't want temptation or power to allow a small elite group of people to abuse their power over everyone else. Unfortunately, that didn't stop the U.S. government from growing into the monstrosity that it is today.
Here are a few people and organizations doing their part to expose and reveal the massive corruption and incompetence of the government. Hopefully, this will motivate more people to stop looking to the government for handouts and "help" and looking to themselves, loved ones, and their community instead.
FINALLY! TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. AN APP THAT OFFERS ANYONE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT BILLS, TRACK THEIR PROGRESS, CAST A VOTE, AND DEBATE THE ISSUES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.
There is a cry all over the Internet that Americans are incredibly misinformed and ignorant. This may be correct if research company Ipsos Mori’s ignorance index is to be believed; the United States is only second to Italy as the most ignorant out of the 14 developed countries they studied.
Here is a link to that study: http://ipsos-mori-almanac.co.uk/how-ignorant-are-we/
This could be funny, especially on display by comedy shows like the historical Jay Walking episodes, but it isn’t funny when we realize that citizens have no idea what legislation is going through congress and how these laws can effect your business and daily life.
(The only thing I disagree with in this article is the author's use of the word 'democracy' pertaining to the U.S. government. We are a 'republic', not a democracy. Every democracy in history has failed.)
This should scare the bejeezus out of all of you. Senior official from Dept of Homeland Security goes full libtard during Senate hearing.
When a Senior Department of Homeland Security is this clueless, you've got to question government and the wasteful use of taxpayers' money. If she worked for a private institution she would be immediately fired because of her ineptness. But government just keeps these morons in their jobs until the end of time.
And they keep wasteful, inefficient programs running no matter what. Government hates to shrink. They never want to cut programs or employees that would make them smaller. Keep in mind that our Founding Fathers wanted a small, limited federal government.
This should scare the bejeezus out of all of you. Senior DHS o...
This should scare the bejeezus out of all of you. Senior DHS official goes full libtard during Senate hearing.Posted by LibTard on Sunday, December 13, 2015
exposed: President obama thinks that because he's president he's above the law
They say you should always judge a man by his actions and not necessarily by what he says. Well, by the actions of our current president, Barack Obama, his actions lead me to conclude that he thinks U.S. laws are for just us, the commoners. And even though we do not call him 'King' he seems to run around acting like he is one. Below is just one of hundreds of law violations Obama has engaged in during his presidency.
Obama forced ObamaCare on an unwilling public through bribery and lying about its cost.
Obama managed to secure passage of ObamaCare by one vote in the Senate by bribing senators. He bribed Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska with the notorious "Cornhusker Kickback." He bribed Senator Mary Landrieu with the infamous $300 million "Louisiana Purchase."
In addition, Obama knowingly and blatantly lied to America and to Congress about how much ObamaCare would really cost. The cost of ObamaCare to the American people over the next 10 years will not be less than $1 TRILLION, as Obama promised in his nationally televised speech to the nation. Instead, the real cost of ObamaCare to the Federal Treasury is $2.4 TRILLION, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
But the true cost of ObamaCare is more like $10 TRILLION when you factor in the cost to the states, the cost to individual Americans who are now required to purchase Obama-approved health plans (the "Individual Mandate"), the cost of exploding health insurance premiums, the $716 billion ObamaCare steals from Medicare, and the increased cost to businesses of complying with ObamaCare mandates.
IT's not just the u.s. government - power is more seductive, more delicious, more addictive than any drug on earth
Meanwhile, over England....
Journalist, Heather Brooke, uncovered the British Parliamentary financial expenses that led to a major political scandal in 2009. She urges us to ask our leaders questions through platforms like Freedom of Information requests — and to finally get some answers.
She says you must have two real qualities when you come to the table of dealing with power because of its seductive capacity. Skepticism. And Humility.
If you don't have skepticism and humility, then it's a really short journey to go from reformer to autocrat. You only have to read Animal Farm to get that message about how power corrupts people.
A lot of countries have official secrets acts, including in Britain, they have the Official Secrets Act with no public interests test. So that means it's a crime - people are punished quite severely in a lot of cases - for publishing or giving away "official" information. Wouldn't it be amazing if we had an official disclosure act where officials were punished if they were found to have suppressed or hidden information that was in the public interest?
What we find, the closer we get to the heart of power the more opaque and closed it becomes. London's metropolitan police commissioner was talking about why the police need access to all our communications. Spying on us without any judicial oversight. He said it was a matter of life and death, he actually said life and death. There was no evidence. He presented no evidence of that. It was just "Because I say so. You have to trust me. Take it on faith."
People! We are back to the pre-enlightenment church! (where people were told that the Catholic priests - who were in cahoots with the government - were the only messengers of God and everyone had to obey the priests on faith)
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The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has a long history of working with individuals daring to expose corruption. Many of these individuals with whom POGO has worked choose to keep their identity hidden from the public and even to POGO itself.
If you have information regarding fraudulent or wasteful activities in the government or the industries it regulates, and you would like to expose it in order to keep the government accountable to its citizens, please contact them.
The Freedom Friend uses the standard of freedom to measure if policies, laws, or arguments are right and fair for everyone. Our Founding Fathers created a document unlike any other in history. The United States Constitution. It gave American citizens - ALL citizens - protection of their freedoms and natural rights by limiting the power of the government. In all of human history, government has always oppressed the masses. Not companies. Not corporations. But tyrants. Dictators. Monarchs. Autocrats. Royal families. Governments. The people in charge of our laws, money creation, and military. Our goal is to help people recognize politicians' truth, or hidden agendas, by using the measurement of universal freedom for everyone to make better life decisions.
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