A Criminal Congress?
The American Revolution II website is about political ethics, which is currently an oxymoron in Washington. Legislators have exempted themselves from laws which would send ordinary people to jail. But “our representatives” are there to serve themselves.
Currently, Congress is exempt from prosecution for insider trading, while many “non-elite” have gone to jail. The STOCK Act, now under consideration by Congress, would prohibit insider trading, as such, but does not outlaw the $402 million a year political intelligence industry, one means of congressional enrichment. Insider trading by members of Congress is one of the more egregious sins; however, many members of Congress are so small as to not pay their parking and traffic tickets in Washington DC. That speaks volumes about their level of integrity!
In his article entitled Maybe Congress Should Stop Worrying About Passing New Laws and Merely Obey Those Already in Place, L.J. Martin answers the question, why doesn’t Congress obey existing laws? His reason, “You need to remind yourself that Congress ignores the Constitution regularly so why should they obey a law?” For laws “…to have meaning there must be a negative sanction for failing to comply.” Every member of Congress who does not insist that fellow members are prosecuted for lawlessness is condoning criminality. He is as guilty as if he himself had violated the law.
Where is the House Ethics Committee? Well, it was investigated for “ineffectiveness at policing itself,” so it was replaced by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).
So where is the OCE? Well, the OCE was established by the U.S. House of Representatives as an independent, non-partisan entity charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct against members of the House and their staff, and when appropriate, referring them to the Ethics Committee.
So what is the OCE doing? Well, the OCE was not given subpoena power and cannot prosecute. It must, therefore, refer alleged ethics violations back to the House Ethics Committee. This is the same House Ethics Committee that was so ineffective “at policing itself.” The Seattle Times has quoted a sales executive as saying, “…this may be the worst and most ingenuous Congress in history.”
This Congress has failed the American people!
Could this be part of the reason Congress’ job approval rating is the worst in Gallup history? Maybe we should just throw the bums out, starting with House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. The people of Virginia’s 7th District, most assuredly, should be ashamed for not having recalled and prosecuted him as a common criminal.
A criminal Congress? Not totally, but certainly allowing itself to be controlled by a criminal element. What’s the difference? I can’t tell you.
Have a nice day!
What can you do—you are only one person? True, but you are only “six degrees of separation,” on average, from any other person on Earth. You become powerful when you share information with your friends and ask them to share it with their friends—it becomes a global revolution. As Stephen King suggests in The Long Walk, when these “society-supported sociopaths” come, step aside, and find the strength to run…
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