Why Don’t Americans Trust The Federal Government?

By Derrick Broze

Why do polls continue to indicate that the American people feel forgotten and mistrust the federal government?

The Pew Research Center has released its annual poll numbers regarding the percentage of Americans who trust the federal government. The release of these new polls add to a growing amount of evidence that the public’s view of the federal government has been in a steady decline for decades.

The Pew Research Center’s sampled 1,501 adults between April 5th to the 11th. Only 20 percent of those polled said they trust the government to do what is right “always” or “most of the time.” A whopping 68 percent admitted that they only trusted the government “some of the time.” The other 11 percent said they have no trust in the government to do what is right.

The polls also indicate that 55 percent of those interviewed say they are frustrated with the federal government, with another 22 percent acknowledging they are angry at the government. Only 19 percent of people responded saying they were content.

Steven Smith, a political scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, told MarketWatch that Americans often report feeling forgotten, which he says is just another way to express distrust for the feds. “There is a great deal of frustration with Washington, and virtually every poll — no matter what question is asked — shows that,” he said.

The Pew Research numbers also show that the public distrusts the government just as much as they did prior to the 2016 presidential election. “As has been the case for the last decade, public trust in government remains near historically low levels,” Pew reports. At no point in the last decade has more than 30 percent of those polled by Pew expressed trust in the federal government.

Think about that for a moment. If these poll numbers represent views around the nation that would mean less than 1/3 of the people in the United States can confidently say they trust the federal government. The very institution that is “supposed” to protect the life, liberty, and happiness of the people can not be trusted by more than half the people living involuntarily under its rule.

Before we discuss what a phenomenal opportunity this presents, we must ask “Why?” Why is that decade after decade Americans are reporting less and less trust for the federal government, and thus, the people running it? This data indicates that regardless of which political party is in office the people continue to have mistrust for the words of our federally elected officials. What reason do the American people have to distrust the federal government?

Could it be that in the days of the Vietnam War activists, musicians, poets, actors, and other outspoken individuals were investigated and infiltrated under the Counter Intelligence Programs (COINTELPRO)? Do you think Americans are lacking in faith because they remember being sold the lies of the second Iraq War? Or perhaps because they know the federal government is attempting to sell the people into another war based on lies? Maybe the people of this land recognize that the feds have created a panopticon surveillance and police state that violates rights, infringes upon privacy, and crushes anyone who dare boldly stand against the authoritarianism that rules the day.

Whatever the reason, we must recognize that his growing lack of trust for the federal government presents a momentous occasion for those forward-thinkers who are planning the next stage of human evolution. For those who recognize that the federal government – as a matter of fact, all government – is an institution of violence, theft, and lies. We can create a better world without this institution but it’s going to take organizing and challenging the current paradigm and status quo with radical new ideas on how free humans can self organize and thrive without the overreaching arms and prying eyes and ears of corporate and State powers.

One of the saddest aspects of the new Pew numbers is the fact that more Republicans trust the government now than they did prior to the selection of President Trump. On the other hand, now Democrats are more likely to report a mistrust of the federal government. Despite the low trust overall, for the first time since George W. Bush was president, Republicans expressed more trust in the federal government than Democrats.

The statistics illustrate the constant tug of war between the false left/right paradigm in mainstream American politics. Democrats were likely to report trusting the federal government under a Democrat and the Republicans are now doing the same. These people are still trapped in the matrix and believe there are major differences between the corporate parties of the Democrats and Republicans. Interestingly, Pew reported the numbers of registered Democrats with trust in the government is the lowest in nearly 60 years. This, again, presents an opportunity for activists to reach out to the disenfranchised free thinkers on the left.

We can create a better world, but it will require much work. Future generations will thank us for the work we do today. Vacate the State and pursue solutions for a better world. 

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

Derrick is available for interviews. Please contact [email protected]

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26 Comments on "Why Don’t Americans Trust The Federal Government?"

  1. Governments are evil. Govern=Control. Ment (from the French)=mind. Hense, mind control. Ours has become 100 times too large and sticks it’s nose in far too much of our business…bedrooms, diets, etc.

    All that is needed is road and infrastructure maintainance, guarding the borders, assisstance during emergencies. We don’t need to be saving anyone else in the world and bring them any regime change.

    Sociopathic billionaires with nefarious agendas of control and world domination are at the helm and need to be taken out, one way, or another, and neither will come from elections.

  2. Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill | May 10, 2017 at 1:24 am | Reply

    The Pentagon budget is around $700 billion..
    …..
    The Pentagon’s
    own auditors found they cannot account for 25 percent of their daily
    expenditures.That means Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the
    Pentagon loses around $86 million tax dollars an hour. The Pentagon
    loses more of your tax dollar money before lunch each day than
    Americans will see in their entire life times
    That means
    the Pentagon loses enough of your tax dollars every day
    to deliver every American free health care,.,

    • Common Sense | May 11, 2017 at 8:05 am | Reply

      And if your audience were in your presence, and you could see their reaction… Deer in the headlights.
      Extreme cognitive dissonance. It’s like they are conditioned to have their brains shut down at this point.
      This is exactly why the evil cabal has so much contempt for us and in their corrupt minds it justifies the infractions.

  3. “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad
    people will find a way around the laws.” — Plato

    “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated
    form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.” — Plato

    “The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in
    human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” — James Madison, Speech in
    the Virginia constitutional convention, Richmond, Virginia, December 2,
    1829

    “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this
    world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or
    all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of
    government except all those other forms that have been tried from time
    to time.” — Winston Churchill

    • Those are true quotes, but you see, America is not now, nor has she ever been a democracy. She is a Constitutional Republic. Maybe it would help if you read the US Constitution and your own state Constitution, because the US Constitution is not just a Compact between the states, but the Constitutions – state and federal – are the supreme and highest CONTRACTS that all who serve within our governments are under.

      • Reggin Mudd | May 10, 2017 at 9:26 am | Reply

        LOL …

      • Ahh, but there is a problem with the original US Constitution as it was changed with the “Act of 1871” and was replaced with a CORPORATE CONSTITUTION which is why every government document with your name on it is in CAPITAL LETTERS.

        • Just because some traitors “changed” the US Constitution in an unlawful way does NOT make that new “contract” Lawful and binding on the American people. Fraud makes any contract void.

          Before you say that the US Constitution was “created fraudulently”, remember the finished document was put before the people’s representatives and was debated between the states before being accepted.

          A question, if traitors to the lawful government changes the “government” over time through unlawful means and using subliminals, propaganda, mis-education, lies for “news”, control of all media to put out ONLY the view that was wanted from the people, etc would that be acceptable as a way to change a government as much as a military takeover would be?

          What about if those that were once lawful, but would lose all their “power”, prestige, money if the LEGITIMATE government went onward, so instead they change it and use lies to do so, would that be a legitimate way of changing the government?

          In both, would either or both be a legitimate change of government? If so, would the conquered people have to accept it instead of their own legitimate government?

          Bertrand
          Russell,1953: “…
          Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early
          age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that
          the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the
          powers that be will become psychologically impossible…”
          (“The Impact of Science
          on Society”, Simon and
          Schuster, New York, 1953)

      • “America is not now, nor has she ever been a democracy. She is a Constitutional Republic.”

        Yes, actually knew that without your having to tell me. Democracy though is what our republic chose to use as a means of governing. That’s why I found relevance in those particular quotes.

  4. Grace by Faith on yt | May 10, 2017 at 5:37 am | Reply

    There is no federal government, it’s a de facto corporate fraud and all those lying about having authority over us are above the same laws we are (which are corporate policy, statutes, codes). Real de jure law is based on protection of private property rights only, you can’t hurt anyone else and you can’t damage their stuff. Evolution is a lie, too, to mock God’s creation, so we know where this author’s head and heart are. It’s all theater, mind-control and engineering, and even those who say they are awake like most contributors on this site are still either sorely sleeping or purposefully hiding the truth. We out here have connected the dots and come to the correct conclusion this is a global effort to destroy society so it can be resurrected as their dystopian wet dream, and I’m really tired of being held down at bay by so many sites like this too afraid to either learn and/or support the real truth.

    • Why don’t you just “Creationist” a new form of government, or ask gawd to do it for you?

      • Grace by Faith on yt | May 11, 2017 at 5:52 am | Reply

        Don’t have to, common, natural law has been around since the beginning. There is nothing new under the sun. They’ve got you guys believing you’re insignificant grains of sand in an infinite universe where you’re not only not special, you’re expendable for “the greater good” which is a hive-minded mentality all working toward a common goal (a new world order). This has been the downfall of society, a society that is so depraved, divided, asleep, compliant, reduced, enslaved and blind now that it throws out God’s natural law which is wholly based on real science and not the fake bought-and-paid-for results of psy-ence. For instance, in science, nature, and the Bible there are only two sexes, man and woman, but in psy-ence, in which you have to have more faith than to believe in God, there are many, they just go by different names. And be sure to identify as one of those things you’re not, because then you’re automatically in their morally relative nightmare called maritime law. They enslave you by tricking you, and it’s been happening over and over and over again. And it appears they tricked you into believing their lies about evolution. It’s a fraud.

      • He did couple a hundred years ago—but we pissed it away because of people like you.

  5. As a former Fed, I can tell y’all it’s because We’ve ALL bin (Poppy) BushWhacked ! The laws Are N0T Enforced and (his) Putsch operates under The BIG LIE; $erially BlownBack by teh (CIA) Company’s brainstem mudia tiny turlitzer until we’ve all developed terminal cognitive dissonance. The “federal government” Ls A FRAUD (but, It Doesn’t HAVE T0 BE !).

  6. The “Federal” Corporation needs to be ENDED and erased from the control of these Fifty States and start over with a logical and environmental friendly system that respects ALL LIFE equally without this manufactured racism and economic inequality that turns the poor into criminals just to stay alive and the rich into criminals just searching for new and innovative ways to control the poor and their money. Logic needs to be the basis of our next system and keep Corporate control out of EVERYTHING!

  7. JFK, Yale University, June 11, 1962: “For the greatest enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”

    “A constitution is designated as a supreme enactment, a fundamental act of legislation by the people of the state. A constitution is legislation direct from the people acting in their sovereign capacity, while a statute is legislation from their representatives, subject to limitations prescribed by the superior authority.” Ellingham v. Dye, 231 U. S. 250.

    “The basic purpose of a written constitution has a two-fold aspect, first securing [not granting] to the people of certain unchangeable rights and remedies, and second, the curtailment of unrestricted governmental activity within certain defined spheres.” Du Pont v. Du Pont, 85 A 724.

    Cooley, The General Principles of Constitutional Law, 3rd. ed. (1898), pp. 386-387. (Little & Brown Co.).: “In the construction of these instruments the following rules are actually observed:
    1. The practical construction must be uniform. A constitution does not mean one thing at one time and another at some subsequent time.
    2. The object of construction is to give effect to the intent of the people in establishing the Constitution; it is the intent of the law giver that is to be enforced. But the intent is to be found in the instrument itself. . .”

    First one needs to understand what is meant when the Pew Research Center uses the term “government”. Is it referring to the PEOPLE WHO SERVE WITHIN OUR GOVERNMENT? Or is it referring to the documents that define, are our government, the US Constitution, each state’s Constitution, and do not forget the Declaration of Independence?

    Our government is in writing, what those who serve within it are to do, allowed to do under certain circumstances and then only in the way it describes, etc. The authority used by those who serve within our governments is in writing, delineating exactly what their duties are, what areas they have “jurisdiction” over, and if it is not found in writing being delegated to a certain branch or office within a branch, then it is a power that is RETAINED by the people.

    Thomas Jefferson: “Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction”.

    James Madison: “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government”.

    Notice that no where within the US Constitution or any state’s Constitution that any type of authority is delegated to any person, group, corporation, etc; instead that authority is delegated to a BRANCH of the government, and/or to a specific named-in-writing office within a branch. The person who serves in that branch or office is ALLOWED to use the authority of that office or branch for as long as they do the duties as assigned IN WRITING, take and KEEP the Oath.

    Example, in the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 1 it says that “ALL legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives”.

    What that says is that ONLY legislation – laws, codes, statutes, treaties (President and 2/3rds of the Senate), etc – that will be binding on the American people and our nation will be created by the House of Representatives and the Senate. Period. Not by another branch or office within our government, just those things CREATED by those that serve within the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    So when an Executive Order is written, who does it have authority over? Those who serve within the Executive Branch ONLY.

    What about the IRS Code, who is bound by it? No one except those who serve within the federal government, but it is enforced AGAINST the American people by those who are ignorant of our legitimate government and that enforcement qualifies as *terrorism being used to change our government in an unLawful manner from within. If it qualifies as treason will depend on a jury.

    28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    No one who serves within our government can give away, trade, sell, etc any authority that they use. Why is that? Because it is NOT their authority, they are ALLOWED to use it for as long as they follow the supreme contract and Law that they serve under. Once they break that they break the contract that they serve under, meaning that LAWFULLY they no longer represent our government, and no longer can they Lawfully receive compensation for the duties of the position they occupy. It also means that they committed at least one felony and the crime of Perjury.

    So when regarding “Fast Track”, NOTHING that is “Fast tracked” is Lawful and binding on the American people or our nation.

    Treaties, if a treaty is not in Pursuance thereof the US Constitution, and if it was not created by and with the person serving as the US President and 2/3rds of the people serving within the Senate it is NOT binding on the American people and the USA. This is all in writing folks. What about the nation, etc that entered into that unlawful agreement? The US Constitution is in writing, and it IS available to all – Americans or non Americans – throughout the world so that those who enter into agreements with the USA can also KNOW for a fact exactly what the person/people they are dealing with have the authority to commit the American people and the USA as a whole to. They were not deceived, they did NOT bother to read the contract that all who serves within our nation – state and federal – are LAWFULLY and LEGALLY bound by. Nothing is in secret, it is in writing and open to all who bothers to read it.

    George Washington, Farewell Address: “It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country
    should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional spheres; avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach
    upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power; by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the Guardian of the PublicWeal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments
    ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them.”

    Many do NOT realize that the US Constitution was CREATED by the states. That it the federal government that it formed was to be the REPRESENTATIVE of all the States in their own sovereignty in dealing with foreign affairs. That is why there are state representatives put there. That is why we change, or are supposed to change the US President, the Senate, the House of Representatives. Those people have no power/authority of their own, only are ALLOWED to use the authority of the position they occupy for as long as they keep the contract.

    St John Tucker: “The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the
    rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people;…”

    Thomas Jefferson: “When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”

    What about when they break the contract? When the contract is broken by those that serve within it they are no longer LAWFULLY able to use the governmental authority. So if the Congress did not, does not declare War, no US Military can be sent into other foreign nations. Every person who serves within the US Military that is sent to other nations as “Military” are required by their Oath to refuse those UNLAWFUL orders.

    When the “Free Trade” agreement was created, it was NOT constitutional, so is NOT binding on the American people and the USA. Same for NAFCA, etc. What about the Patriot Act? Not one thing constitutional so it is NOT lawful and binding on the American people the USA. Those that enforce it are committing *terrorism against the American people, and quite possibly, treason. Many are ignorant of out legitimate government and commit *terrorism and treason out of that ignorance. It has taken many decades of deliberate dumbing down to bring America to this point. Those that do NOT know the document that they are REQUIRED to be Oath bound to in order to be able to use the authority of the position they occupy need to start READING and STUDYING it in order to stop being USED against our nation from within. Or do not be surprised and disappointed when prosecuted for Treason and *Terrorism later.

    No one owes ANY allegiance to any person or office within THIS government, that ALLEGIANCE is required to be to the US Constitution and to their own state’s Constitution.

    J. Reuben Clark: “God provided that in this land of liberty, our political allegiance shall run not to individuals, that is, to government officials, no matter how great or how small they may be. Under His plan our allegiance and the only allegiance we owe as citizens or denizens of the United States, runs to our inspired Constitution which God himself set up. So runs the oath of office of those who participate in government. A certain loyalty we do owe to the office which a man holds, but even here we owe just by reason of our citizenship, no loyalty to the man himself. In other countries it is to the individual that allegiance runs. This principle of allegiance to the Constitution is basic to our freedom. It is one of the great principles that distinguishes this “land of liberty” from other countries”.

    They no longer LAWFULLY represent the USA, the American people, nor are they allowed to use the authority of the position they occupy/occupied. They can only use the governmental money for the things that are LISTED in writing within the US Constitution. They can only commit the actions authorized in writing within that document.

    So what can those that serve within the federal government LAWFULLY do?

    Publius Huldah: “In a nutshell, our Constitution authorizes the federal government to handle the following objects for the Country at Large:
    — Military defense, international commerce & relations;
    — Control immigration & naturalization of new citizens;
    — Domestically, to create a uniform commercial system: weights & measures, patents & copyrights, money based on gold & silver, bankruptcy laws, mail delivery & some road building; and
    — With some of the amendments, secure certain civil rights.

    As stated in the 10th Amendment, all others powers are reserved by the States OR by The People….

    What would our Country’s financial condition be if WE THE PEOPLE had enforced the enumerated (lISTED in writing) powers on Congress? It is the enumerated powers which list the objects on which Congress may appropriate funds:
    — immigration office (Art. I, §8, cl.4)
    — mint (Art. I, §8, cl. 5)
    — Attorney General (Art. I, §8, cl. 6)
    — post offices & post roads (Art. I, §8, cl. 7)
    — patent & copyright office (Art. I, §8, cl. 8)
    — federal courts (Art. I, §8, cl. 9)
    — military (Art. I, §8, cls. 11-16)
    — the civil list (Art. I, §6, cl.1)
    — [and other objects listed in various other articles, sections, &clauses]

    Do you get the idea? The Constitution itemizes what Congress is permitted to spend money on. See also the two geographical areas over which Congress was delegated “general legislative powers”: Art. I, §8, next to last clause, & Art. IV, §3, cl. 2.” (End quote)

    Thomas Jefferson: “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

    Something that many also do not realize is that in the Congress, when in session one will see that certain state representatives behave as if they have MORE authority then other state representatives because of “seniority”. ALL STATES are to be represented EQUALLY, so if those who serve within our government are claiming that they have more “power”, etc they are lying. Seniority is found in BUSINESS, not as a state REPRESENTATIVE. They cannot speak longer or with more authority then another representatives regardless of the time they have SERVED within that position. Why not? Because that then would cause unequal state representation,

    So today, where do we stand with our government? WE have no lawful federal government and most, if not all must be replaced in every department. Many will need to be charged and prosecuted. ALL, except the person who serves as the US President, were/ARE REQUIRED to take and KEEP an Oath to “Support and Defend” the US Constitution and that requirement was first, before the orders of any superiors – if any, and before the duties of the position they occupy. Those who serve as US Presidents are held to a higher standard of “Preserving, Protecting, and Defending” the US Constitution. Notice that all who serve are REQUIRED to protect that document, NOT a person, office, entity, etc.

    Justice Scalia, majority opinion on Mack/Printz v USA (1997), on the areas within the States into which those who serve within the General government may not lawfully interfere with, and there are areas in the federal government into which the States may not lawfully interfere with: “It is incontestable that the Constitution established a system of “dual sovereignty”… Although the States surrendered many of their powers to the new Federal Government, they retained “a residuary and inviolable sovereignty”… Residual state sovereignty was also implicit, of course, in the Constitution’s conferral upon Congress of not all governmental powers, but only discrete, enumerated ones. Article 1, Section 8, which implication was rendered express by the Tenth Amendment’s assertion that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”.
    The Framers’ experience under the Articles of Confederation had persuaded them that using the States as the instruments of federal governance was both ineffectual and provocative of federal state conflict. The Framers rejected the concept of a central government that would act upon and through the States, and instead designed a system in which the state and federal governments would exercise concurrent authority over the people. The great innovation of this design was that our citizens would have two political capacities, one state and one federal, each protected from incursion by the other” – “a legal system unprecedented in form and design, establishing two orders of government, each with its own direct relationship, its own privity, its own set of mutual rights and obligations to the people who sustain it and are governed by it.”… The Constitution thus contemplates that a State’s government will represent and remain accountable to its own citizens. As Madison expressed it: “The local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective spheres, to the general authority than the general authority is subject to them, within its own sphere.” ….This separation of the two spheres is one of the Constitution’s structural protections of liberty.” (end Scalia quote)

    Brookfield Construction Company V. Stewart 284 F Sup. 94: “An officer who acts in violation of the constitution ceases to represent the government.”

    Patrick Henry: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason
    peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

    James Madison: “The States then being the parties to the constitutional compact, and in their sovereign capacity, it follows of necessity, that there can be no tribunal above their authority, to decide in the last resort, whether the compact made by them be violated; and consequently that as the parties to it, they must
    themselves decide in the last resort, such questions as may be of sufficient magnitude to require their interposition.”

    James Madison, Federalist 14: “In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general (federal) government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated (listed) objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any”.

    James Madison, Federalist 45: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal
    government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and
    indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.”

    Consider that this is our policy regarding wars and alliances in the framers own words.

    George Washington: “It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war.“

    John Quincy Adams: “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume
    the colors and usurp the standards of freedom.”

  8. Reggin Mudd | May 10, 2017 at 9:22 am | Reply

    Govern = Control …………. Ment = Mind ……… Not too hard to figure out…

  9. “No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”

    Liberty was formally lost in America when the 18th-century founding fathers made liberty a goal (almost a god in itself) instead of corollary of implementing Yahweh’s perfect law of liberty, per Psalm 19:7-11 and James 2:12.

    For more on how Yahweh’s immutable/unchanging moral law applies and should be implemented today, see free online book “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page and scroll down to the title.

    • Average Joe American | May 18, 2017 at 10:40 am | Reply

      This Yahweh Woo Woo nonsense is about as useful here as teats on a reptile, Weiland; might as well post pictures of funny things your pets do. The vast majority of people here fall into one of two categories: those who wonder why you keep interjecting this mythical mumbo jumbo into (occasionally) rational discussion, and those who simply ignore it because it is irrational nonsense.

      I was one of the latter till your blind persistence turned me into the former. What troubles me about all this “God is a righteous judge” jazz is that it was written by men, many of whom, in my experience, will attempt to make me live by their interpretations of “Yahweh’s [or God’s, or Allah’s, or the Turtle Mother’s] perfect law of liberty” to which you so authoritatively refer.

      I’ll be my own judge of my liberty, thanks–but no thanks. Religion has NEVER been a solution, but has all too often been a large part of the problem. Bad enough we have to cope with the evil which humans do in their own names. Worse when they insist they have God on their side.

  10. Louis Charles | May 10, 2017 at 11:26 am | Reply

    Broze said: >>>We can create a better world, but it will require much work. Future generations will thank us for the work we do today.<<<< It's not as much work as one perceives…. All he has to do is be willing to organize with others. Libertarians hate the concept, thusly collectivists encircle and suffocate us, one by one. Libertarians can't even figure out how organize to run, and finance a business enterprise somewhere…. not even requring relocation. One must have the sincere will to improve things, not just sit around and read, debate, whine and analyze things. And it's going to take the 18-35rs to make it happen.

    • Common Sense | May 11, 2017 at 7:48 am | Reply

      Nailed it !!
      What I’ve been saying for many years but we have turned DISCOVERY of the criminal cabals infractions into an entertainment. Many defend this by saying we need to get info, wake everyone up, but we will never wake everyone, and we aren’t doing anything with the facts we are collecting except get more facts. Paralysis by analysis.
      18-35 yrs to make it happen ?
      Even if the cabal is moving slowly as to not spook the herd, they will have eliminated any possibility of changing things by then.

      We are in our 11th hour but the trends show people will still be in denial because it relieves them of any responsibility to ACT.

      We have fallen into the bad habit of crying and complaining about everything and doing nothing about it. This is how children behave. We have a very immature society. The collectivists are afraid to make a stand because they find security in the herd. And the herd now censors itself.

      A people deserve any regime they endure.

  11. Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill | May 11, 2017 at 2:53 am | Reply

    a constitutional republic……………..if you can keep it.,.

  12. Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill | May 11, 2017 at 2:56 am | Reply

    .

    “But when a long train of
    abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a
    design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is
    their duty, to throw off such government and provide new guards for
    their future security..

    • Common Sense | May 11, 2017 at 7:56 am | Reply

      That is the most relevant and important quote/comment on this board and many others concerning this same topic.

      While we cry and complain about the ever growing corruption, we completely ignore our responsibility to exercise and facilitate this right/DUTY.

      We keep looking everywhere for someone to save us except the only place we should.
      The mirror.

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