CORRUPTION

BY JOHN MCAFEE



Governments are structured collections of individuals. As such, all human traits exist and are actualized within governments, but they are magnified. When individuals become angry with one another and a fight breaks out, a few bruises or a broken nose may be the result. When governments become angry, war may break out and millions may be killed and maimed. When individuals become greedy, they may eat more than their share when invited to dinner. When governments become greedy they take from weaker governments and entire populations starve. When individuals become fearful and paranoid, we simply avoid them. When governments become fearful it is their own citizens that they fear the most and they enact laws and regulations to limit the power of the citizens.

This has been the course of all governments - a corruption of the original purpose of government - to serve the people - into a system with only one goal - Self Perpetuation.

Corruption is a multi layer process. First: the power given to members of the government is slowly used to benefit the members above all else. Next, the members become greedy for more power and they create more laws to give them such. This increase in power comes at great cost to the citizens. Power gained by governments is effected by removing powers from its citizens. Eventually, citizens become slaves of the power structure.

Once governments have obtained a level of power, members begin serving themselves. Citizens, now, are powerless to fight against any individual member's corruption of power for their own purposes. The corrupt system protects them. We see this constantly.

To prove this point, to the world, I last week outed the Assistant Police Commissioner for the country of the Bahamas for blatant corruption. I revealed his secret bank account with the account number. I revealed the dates and amounts of of hundreds of thousands of dollars in deposits and from whom. I linked a series of deposits to a multi million dollar Motorola communication system for which he was the decision maker. I revealed his frequent cash withdrawals in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 totaling many times more than his salary.

At no point was any of this investigated to see the proof of it. A simple request from the government to look into this account would have proven all that I said. Instead, cabinet ministers leaped to his defense - all of whom I have now investigated and all of whom are equally corrupt. The system protects its own. There Is no revelation, no matter how horrifying, that can impact a sitting member of government. This should be obvious to all. It is the same in America.

So what can we do?

In America, the constant cycle of abusing power - increasing power - abusing again, is effected by gaining the consent of the people. We consistently vote in experienced politicians, hoping their experience in government will help improve it. But what is their true experience? Is it not experience in how to more subtly abuse and increase power in ways that lines their own pockets or promotes their own interests? You know in your heart that this is true.

People: we still have some power left: The obvious power of recall, and the power of our veto through the process of voting. It is the power to say "no". We can do this in two ways:

1. We can vote in an opponent that might be preferable. I would suggest that this could only work if the opponent has had no experience in government. They would enter untouched by the corruption of the system and, at least for some years, present a mere small threat to citizens.
2. We can veto the entire system. We can go to the polls and vote, but vote a "no". We can, en masse, write in the names of our dogs, cats, neighbor's spouse, the name  of the last person who knocked on your door - anything. This sounds like it would change nothing, but you would be wrong. It would be a reverse mandate. Whoever won would win a hollow victory and the writhing worms of corruption would be displayed in a brilliant light. It would be a powerful "Vote if No Confidence" which has brought down many corrupt factions in different systems of government.

The question is now "where do we start?". I say we should start with the worst offenders. The millions of individual acts of corruption within our government are impossible to identify and fix. Even if we could identify them, we know that the system protects them. However, the process of gaining more power through legislation is open for all to see and the number of such legislations is small, compared to individual abuses. It should be clear that anyone supporting legislation that limits the power, freedom or privacy of the citizens id doing so to help perpetuate corruption and the abuses inherent in the system. I'm offering up a few names and voting records of members of our government that, in my mind, should be immediately recalled. Any outcry of support for these individuals should alert you immediately to the next collection of people who should be recalled or voted out.



SENATE

Name

Party

State

Stop Unconsitutional Abuse of American's Privacy Vote

Net Nuetrality

Drug Trafficking Reform allowing lesser sentancing for drug crimes

Extend Federal Control of Education

Stop Government Land Grab

Internet Sales Tax

Steve Daines

GOP

MT

No

No

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

Cory Gardner

GOP

CO

No

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Cory Booker

Democrat

NJ

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

Christopher Coons

Democrat

DE

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Richard Durbin

Democrat

IL

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Name

Party

State

Stop Unconsitutional Abuse of American's Privacy Vote

Mandate Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases Vote

Drug Trafficking Reform allowing lesser sentancing for drug crimes

Expand Federal Education Control

Ralph Abraham

GOP

LA

No

No

No

Yes

Robert Aderholt

GOP

AL

No

No

No

Yes

Rick Allen

GOP

GA

No

No

Yes

Yes

Mark Amodei

GOP

NV

No

No

Yes

Yes

Jodey Arrington

GOP

TX

No

No

Yes

N/A

Don Bacon

GOP

NE

No

No

Yes

N/A

Andy Barr

GOP

KY

No

No

Yes

Yes

Jack Bergman

GOP

MI

No

No

Yes

N/A

Gus Bilirakis

GOP

FL

No

No

Yes

Yes

Rob Bishop

GOP

UT

No

No

Yes

Yes

Mike Bost

GOP

IL

No

No

Yes

Yes

Pete Aguilar

Democrat

CA

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

Ami Bera

Democrat

CA

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

Sanford Bishop Jr

Democrat

GA

No

Yes

Yes

No

Lisa Blunt Rochester

Democrat

DE

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anthony Brown

Democrat

MD

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Julia Brownley

Democrat

CA

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cheri Bustos

Democrat

IL

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

Matt Cartwright

Democrat

PA

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kathy Castor

Democrat

FL

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Joaquin Castro

Democrat

TX

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jim Cooper

Democrat

TN

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jim Costa

Democrat

CA

No

Yes

Did not vote

Yes

Henry Cuellar

Democrat

TX

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Val Demings

Democrat

FL

No

Yes

Yes

Yes



Voting data from Conservative Review