Major developments on Capitol Hill often happen in public but without the public’s awareness. For example, Obamacare was passed without the public or Congress knowing exactly what was in the legislation.  As they say, the devil is in the details.

The government is currently operating under a variety of declared national state of emergencies. Thirty-one in total. These declarations pre-empt the Constitution. In fact, they make it permissible to carry on what would normally be considered to be illegal activities or activities that would otherwise be considered to be unconstitutional.

For example, since September 2001, the United States has been operating under a state of declared war following the 9/11 attacks. A state of war, you understand. A state of war still exists today and this allows any U.S. president to use U.S. troops without the approval of Congress (think Afghanistan, Libya and drone attacks on just about everyone).  In addition, the secretive War on Terror continues although the public rarely hears about it. Sure, these adventures are generally accompanied by major public relations campaigns to convince the public that military force is justified. Not from a legal standpoint because that was never needed, but rather from a political standpoint. Thus, all the lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. After all, they didn’t want another Vietnam protest in the streets of America.

Fast forward to January 3, 2019, when bills HR24 and HR25 were introduced into Congress (actually reintroduced).  Nobody has talked about them, but they could be passed by Congress at any time without any fanfare. HR24 requires an audit of the Federal Reserve, which is important in as much as the Federal Reserve is not part of the U.S. government. It is actually owned and controlled by foreign citizens and foreign banks(corporations) and incredibly we allow them to dictate U.S. economic policy.  Because of their power to shape the U.S. economy, we have a serious national security risk occurring in the broad daylight.

HR25 is perhaps even more newsworthy. It calls for the elimination of the I.R.S. Like the Federal Reserve, the I.R.S. is a non-governmental body which is controlled by foreign entities.  As a result, U.S. tax collections are sent overseas (think the Vatican).  In addition, the bill calls for the elimination of the federal income tax (which is probably unconstitutional anyway).

And if Congress were to refuse to pass such legislation, Trump could just declare another National Emergency and implement them anyway. Today, CNN reported that the White House is in the process of drafting a National Emergency Proclamation to provide funds to construct a wall on the Southern border.  Here we go again.

 

Epilogue

The impeach Trump rhetoric is a smoke screen for the real reason that the Democrats don’t want Trump (or anyone else) in power. In reality, the fight in D.C. is about who has the right to use these national state of emergencies, and with it near dictatorial powers.  Then, there is the matter that the U.S. is no longer a republic.  Hasn’t been since 1871. We’re a corporation! It’s a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about…but now you know.

 

“The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock.” 
― Chris Hedges