John W. Whitehead, constitutional attorney and founder of the Rutherford Institute * presents an alternative view on the mainstream-overheated US presidential election campaign and points out basic-FACTS of realities in “God’s own Country”.
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Reality Check: No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss
By John W. WHITEHEAD
February 29, 2016
“The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy—then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
Politics today is not about Republicans and Democrats.
Nor is it about healthcare, abortion, higher taxes, free college tuition, or any of the other buzzwords that have become campaign slogans for individuals who have mastered the art of telling Americans exactly what they want to hear.
Politics today is about one thing and one thing only: maintaining the status quo bet-ween the Controllers (the politicians, the bureaucrats, and the corporate elite) and the Controlled (the taxpayers).
Hillary will not save the nation. Nor will Bernie, Trump, Rubio, or Cruz. The only ones who can save the nation are “we the people,” and yet the American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve the problems that plague us.
No matter who wins this next presidential election, you can rest assured that the new boss will be the same as the old boss, and we – the permanent underclass in Ameri-ca – will continue to be forced to march in lockstep with the police state in all matters, public and private.
Indeed, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People
, it really doesn’t matter what you call them – the 1%, the elite, the controllers, the masterminds, the shadow government, the police state, the surveillance state, the military industrial complex – so long as you understand that no matter which party occupies the White House in 2017, the unelected bureaucracy that actually calls the shots will continue to do so.
Consider the following a much-needed reality check, an antidote if you will, against an overdose of overhyped campaign announcements, lofty electoral promises and meaningless patriotic sentiments that land us right back in the same prison cell.
Only six out of every one hundred Americans
know that they actually have a constitutional right to hold the government accountable for wrongdoing, as guaran-teed by the right to petition clause of the First Amendment.
Perhaps the most troubling fact of all is this: we have handed over control of our government and our lives to faceless bureaucrats who view us as little more than cattle to be bred, branded, butchered and sold for profit.
If there is to be any hope of restoring our freedoms and reclaiming control over our government, it will rest not with the politicians but with the people themselves.
When all is said and done, each American will have to decide for themselves whether they prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. One thing is for sure: the reassurance ritual of voting is not going to advance freedom one iota.
* The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottes-ville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational pro-grams. The Institute provides its legal services at no charge to those whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated. — Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organi-zation that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated. See: https://www.rutherford.org/about