Your government is corrupt. Very, very corrupt.

coming-money-trustWe all know it to at least some degree.

I suppose we don’t react to it in any useful way because it has happened gradually, over several generations, in a sort of frog-in-the-cook-pot scenario.  And maybe we just can’t picture anything better than what we’ve suffered all our lives.

But I don’t know why we even talk about ideology or “issues” until we deal with this:  The two private clubs called the Democratic and Republican Parties are:

  1. Corrupt organizations operating illegally, as I’ll substantiate below.  They are crime rings enabling and fronting worse crime rings.
  2. Owned by pretty much the same people. The small variation in owner pools (a few seemingly opposing corporations, unions, and “special interest groups”) don’t make any difference in political reality, because the major shareholder of both parties are the same bankers, military industrialists and energy, transportation, insurance, agri/pharma and debt services companies.national debt
  3. They do pretty much the same thing in rising spending, debt, militarization (both global and domestic), spying, lying and selling out.  They’re both authoritarian, corrupt and think we’re their servants.

Let’s end the charade.  The thieving, deadly game of false dichotomies we call “The Two Party System” should be revealed for what it is …a sock-puppet show that distracts us from the real behind-the-scenes truth that our government is a crony crime network.   Their modus operandi and stock in trade is division and conflict; categorizing people and then setting us against each other; both here and everywhere on earth.

And this isn’t petty crime.  No other gangs on earth steal so much or kill so many either directly or by their violent black markets, puppet dictators and covert collusion.  This isn’t tin-foil-hat hyperbole.  It’s fact.  Let’s stop acting like it’s not.

Realistically, there are no other issues worth discussing until we deal with this one.  All other serious problems are just symptoms of a government gone very bad…and very well-armed against us.

A dozen Presidents warned us about the people who have made the world their ATM and battle ground.  But over generations, the factions controlling our government have become ever-bolder in their violations of written, practical and moral laws.

To banish any possibility of doubt about the “stacked deck” of our elections:

Special privileges and powers granted to a class of citizens called a “major political party,” as defined and implemented in Indiana, are of course illegal by the Indiana Constitution’s Article I, Section 23:

The General Assembly shall not grant to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens.”

Here is a small sampling of special privileges and immunities just here in Indiana:

By creating arbitrary thresholds (Ind. Code § 3-10-1-2) that suppress all other candidates and political organizations, they have granted themselves taxpayer funded primary elections, which implicitly provide more money, public attention, free advertising and media promotion to only Democrats and Republicans at the actual expense of all alternatives.

Ind. Code § 6-4.1-4 specifies that members of the Indiana Election Commission “must be a member of a major political party.”  And Ind. Code § 6-4.1-4 grants that only “the state chairman of the major political party” has powers of nomination and appointments for succeeding terms.  Only designees “of the state chairman of each of the major political parties” shall “serve as members of the state recount commission.” (Ind. Code § 3-12-10-2.1)

Ind. Code § 3-10-1-4 grants only major political parties privileges of organization (precinct committeeman are a special class of citizen who have special powers [example, Ind. Code § 3-13-1-4, 5, 6], yet aren’t subject to the limitations placed on other political officeholders [Ind. Code § 3-6-1-15]) and process for nomination to public office and filling vacancies (e.g., Ind. Code § 3-13-5, 6).

Ind. Code § 3-10-1-15 sets apart a separate ticket for “each political party holding a primary election” making all alternative candidates inconspicuous to voters.

And to be clear…the Democratic and Republican Parties have, with the power they won during WWII (when most other parties, like the once-powerful socialist parties became discredited by their association with the USSR and Nazi/socialist Germany, and the opposite ideologies were overwhelmed by the USA’s new imperialism and nationalism), wrote themselves power over everybody else.  Only they are “major political parties.”  Only they get all the freebies, special powers and exemptions, and the ability to ignore laws anyway.

In case you think that writing words into Indiana Code can make anything legit, Indiana Constitution’s Article I, Section 25 makes it clear that legislation cannot transgress the constitution:

No law shall be passed, the taking effect of which shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as provided in this Constitution.”

The evidence of corruption is everywhere.  The correlation between campaign donations (business investments that pay multi-thousand-percent dividends) and legislation, the revolving door between regulators and the regulated, the hand-in-glove relationship between lobbyists and lawmaking, the insider trading that’s illegal everywhere but in the halls of power, the obvious payola, pork and conflicts of interest are so well documented by both “left” and “right” media as to be the most universally known and completely inexcusable part of this problem.

It’s not just academics, advocacy groups, bloggers, wonks and journalists who’ve told us about corruption.  Our own US Presidents, from the very first one, tried to clue us in.  President George Washington warned us against not just the existence of political parties, but also the entrenched corruption that invariably sprouts from such tribalism.  In 1834 Andrew Jackson called Central Banks, “… a den of vipers and thieves.  I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, I will rout you out!”  In 1912, after decades of rising cronyism, President Woodrow Wilson wrote that, “… we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”  In 1961, President Eisenhower warned us against “…the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

What’s particularly of note today is what else Eisenhower said in that same speech: “Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

We should have heeded the warnings.  We should have noticed when the warnings stopped.

Personally, I don’t care what politicians do on their free time and with their own money.  They can have affairs with every sort of willing creature(s), and snort all the coke that Marion Barry missed, and I won’t care a whit.

But all the stealing and defrauding and needless, groundless war has got to stop.

And it won’t stop until we turn against the corruption that fuels all the worst of human actions.

Come on…we know this one.  Our government, from the Precinct Committeeman who gets special business contracts and a summer job for his son on the DOT, to the bankers who own and operate most of the world, is corrupt from stem to stern, from keel to crow’s nest.

So let’s fix it.

There are two parts to this:

  1. Recognizing how we got here.
  1. Choosing something else.  That means, of course, anything but the Two Party Puppet Show.

We got to where we are because authoritarian corruption is where people usually go.  It’s what happens when you stop fighting it, and it’s why all civilizations eventually fail.
And in the case of the USA and its democratic elections, we didn’t just fall into humanity’s default state of corrupt government, we voluntarily chose it, and kept choosing it with a >90% reelection rate.
And, if I can believe my ears and eyes, will likely choose it again in 2016.

Of course I hope I’m wrong about that last part.


  1. We have to change ourselves. Our choices must change.  Our actions must change.  We must do our homework before we vote, after we vote, and whenever we feel like caring about our lives, liberties and property.  We can stop voting for the same people and parties that we know are corrupt.  We can vote for alternatives that, up to now, have been getting only single-digit support.
  1. And to do that, I think we need to imagine a better way to live. We need to stop putting so crazy-much trust in politicians, and show a little skepticism with their promises.  We need to see more ways to do things through the free market (look up what this really is if you think the Free Market is the bad guy…we have crony capitalism, not free markets).  If we can picture a better life, we can choose it.  If we choose it, we’ll get it.

This last part is critical.  Simply voting for alternative candidates won’t fix a thing because it’s fixing the wrong thing. TheEnemy

First, comes us.  Nothing gets better until We The People do.

We must change our own hearts and minds.  We must develop a picture of how we should live, and then, dammit, choose that life!

I shouldn’t have to prove that constitutional rule of law under our existing state and federal constitutions as written would be a great start.  I’ve been trying to prove it for decades now (to little effect).  But ultimately, nobody can make you read the constitutions or choose wisely.

That has to come from you. cropped-you

I’m hoping that what I’m offering here is a first step in recognizing that we have a terrible, terrible problem.

And I’m hoping you know that it’s in your power to fix it.  If we could get more people to see only that, we could be on the path to a better future…as opposed to the more usual cataclysm…which, I hope you can see, is just around the corner.

Liberty or Bust!

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  1. Article I, Section 7, Clause 1. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives;

    Article I, Section 2, Clause 1. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States,

    Voters don’t have any other choice for the time being but to NOT reelect the Incumbent Representative every two years until there is a positive change.

  2. Well, I of course agree we need to throw out the bums…and the bums’ parties. But there’s plenty we can do besides that. We really need to envision a better society. We must talk, think, learn…clear away the media that’ve been lying to us as well.

  3. Eliminate the drive by media!!!

  4. Thanks for this article, Andy.

  5. thefreedomfarm at gmail com

  6. Do you have money to support the Tea Party? If so, who do you contract?

  7. I do not understand your question. The Tea Party, while it started as a nonpartisan movement, became very, very Republican Party oriented, and corrupt!
    Some Indiana Tea Parties had in fact become so GOP-focused that they were highly opposed to any alternatives…including me.
    I lost all interest in the TPs when they became the enemy of all I’m about (constitutional rule of law, liberty and justice).


    The 1776 Declaration and State Constitutions confirm the existence of essential, inalienable Rights of Man, in Nature and under God.

    The continual exercise of essential, inalienable Rights [Life, Liberty & Property rights] requires the operational common defense of Liberty; because, as James Madison confirmed in the Federalist Papers: if men were angels, government would not be necessary.

    John Locke (1690), Samuel Adams (1772), Thomas Jefferson & the Continental Congress’s Committee of Five (1776), James Madison & the Constitutional Convention’s Committees of Detail and Style (1787), and Frederic Bastiat (1850) all confirmed that the end or purpose of civil government is the common defense of Life, Liberty & Property.

    Therefore, civil government is necessary for the continual defense, exercise and application of essential, inalienable Rights.

    State Constitutions enumerate state governments powers and restrictions, and declarations of rights; and, the U.S. Constitution enumerates powers and restrictions, and a Bill of Rights.

    As the ordainers and establishers of government, and since governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, We the People are the recognized superseding constitutional authority.

    The superseding authority over all other authorities, under God, requires its own organization and powers. The 10th Amendment specifically recognizes the powers of the States and the People.
    The organizations of the body of the People are the well regulated Militia (since 1600s), now of the several States; and, said organizations are cited in 5 Militia Clauses in the Constitution & Bill of Rights, which includes federal powers of the Militia (in addition to pre-existing local, county & state powers), such as the federal power “to execute the Laws of the Union” including to enforce the Constitution: “the supreme Law”, whenever it is “necessary to the security of a free State”.

    But, the People along with their operational local-county-state-federal organization and powers, were officially disbanded, “Reserve[d]”, and “Unorganized” by unconstitutional statutes beginning with the Militia Act of 21 January 1903. The pertinent language is exactly re-printed in my book from the original U.S. Statutes at Large.
    Since the 1903 and later statutes disbanding of the People, usurpation and tyranny have increased incrementally over the last 112 years. Evidence of this is now seen everywhere throughout American culture and politics.

    Therefore, operations of constitutional state money transactions must be restored; and, the Militia must be revitalized by Law along strict constitutional lines–composed of the body of the People in operational local-county-state command structures, and meeting the requirements of Art I Sec 8 Clause 16. The Militia would need to secure and operate state bullion depositories, in addition to executing the Laws and the common defense of Rights in society, wherever and whenever it is “necessary to the security of a free State”.

    P.S. Note: 18th and 19th century federal Militia Acts enumerated and recognized the powers of Marshals and Deputies to execute federal Laws, and the powers of Sheriffs and Deputies to execute state Laws. The Militia have superseding powers to execute the federal and state Constitutions, and execute the constitutional Laws of local-county-state-federal jurisdictions, whenever “necessary”. The National Guard, State Guards, State Defense Forces, and the oxymoronic so-called “Unorganized Militia” have no same such enumerated constitutional powers. 10 USC 311 is bogus codification of unconstitutional early 20th century federal statute (Sec 57 of the National Defense Act of 3 June 1916).

    This is all also along the lines of the highly recommended writings of top constitutional scholar Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

    © 2015 Daniel Vincent McGonigle III October 31, 2015

  9. Great stuff…thanks!
    That 1903 “Dick Act” was aptly named. What a massive screwup that was.

  10. Excellent article. If you’re serious about your liberty, you better be armed and prepared, because these gangs and thieves will not give up the power they have taken peacefully.

  11. Well, unless/until our fellow Americans stop voting directly FOR the mess we’ve got, the bad guys won’t feel any threat. Should we stop voting them attaboys every Election Day, however…

  12. The only constitutional “force” citizens have in the federal government is the ballot box to elect, or not reelect the Incumbent, only Representatives of the House in Congress every two years.

    Each of the 435 Districts need to gear-up to vote out 435 Representatives of the House in Congress come November, and continue to vote them out every two years until there is positive changes. There is no other citizen choice to keep Freedom, Rights, and Liberty.

  13. […] excuse the deceit, transgenerational theft, corruption anddestruction inherent in politics because our fear, hatred and envy lead us pray to the false […]

  14. The government has always been corrupt and just as of recently in 2017, people have seen it first hand now and decided to take matters into their own hands. I wanted to post some essays I found on corruption that are pretty interesting: Corruption Essay

  15. The problem is voting.

  16. The problem is in our collective heart and mind. The bad decisions/votes just reflect the mess between our ears.

  17. When there’s no profit/loss motives and the govt is in bed with big business, there is no vote that its a good vote. One of my favorite free market analysts correctly states, “I can’t even get my realtor or lawyer to represent me and I pay them, why does anyone think one person can represent the values of 300 million people?”. The whole concept makes zero sense and we have been propagandized for 100 years to think this is normal. Very sad. Free markets, private property rights and sound money would be the answer but try proposing that to the ignorant masses. Thanks for the introspective article.

  18. The good vote is to vote against all that mess.
    Politicians hire themselves, we’re supposed to fire them. Peaceful revolution is the whole point of elections.
    The concept is good…it’s the people that’re bad.

    There are no procedures, systems or rules that can fix bad thinking.

  19. Ok, so let’s take your premise that it’s really just that the people that are bad. If that is the case, and government positions are positions of power and authority, what kind of people do you think are attracted to those positions? Bad people. Sociopaths and psychopaths. Firing them and hiring the next round of sociopaths and psychopaths does absolutely no good and then when you find out that they are horrible too, you have to wait 4 years to “vote” them out. Which, may not happen because your values are “represented” by only one vote.

  20. Not at all. There are always better, non-authoritarian candidates. We call them “losers” and “wasted votes.”
    There are several nations that now have more freedom than they used to have. They got smarter.
    There are many that have less freedom. They got stupid.
    It really is that simple.

    We work in cycles. Strong people make good times. Good times make weak people. Weak people make bad times. Bad times make strong people.

    This is why human societies have a 100% failure rate.
    There’s no copping out on this. All government is by consent of the governed. It’s our avatar. It perfectly reflects and magnifies our greed, sloth, fear, hatred…
    More sin = more government. If we were all angels, we’d have no political government at all.

    It’s self-government, or authoritarian rule.

  21. Here is a video I had made about how banks make money and it’s not how you think:

  22. This is good! Thanks!

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