Is anyone in Washington, D.C. still representing the will of the American people? That’s what Paul Craig Roberts is wondering at the Institute for Political Economy. He writes:
US Representative Matt Gaetz has courage and principles, for the most part good ones.
It was Gaetz who had the courage and leadership ability to get rid of Rino McCarthy as Speaker of the House.
It is Gaetz who understands that hardly any member of Congress in either party represents Americans.Instead, they represent the military/security complex’s power and profits, the profits of the pharmaceutical companies,the profits of agri-business (ethanol for example), the profits of Wall Street, the profits of energy, timber, and mining, and so forth.And especially, the US Congress represents the artificial state of Israel and all of Israel’s agendas.
Indeed, Matt Gaetz himself cannot escape having to support an occupier of Palestinians’ land, claiming that it is Israel’s.The fact that even a brave man like Matt Gaetz has to support an aggressor against a people abandoned by the “moral” West shows how captured the US government is at all levels by vested monied interests.
Gaetz along with the entirely of the US Congress and the President are purchased by the billions of dollars that American taxpayers are forced to hand over to Israel each year. American taxpayers are forced to give Israel annually billions of dollars that are used to purchase our government. Israel, considered a rich country, does not need foreign aid, but any member of Congress who does not vote for Israel’s billions finds in his next election a challenger financed by Israel’s billions and himself a victim of Israel’s slander machine. The same thing happens if you vote against an excessive military/security budget or against the agendas of powerful organized interests. A government whose election is financed by interest groups has to represent those interest groups.
So, obviously, the solution is not term limits on members of Congress.The solution is to take the money that Congress gives Israel to buy our government out of politics along with the ability of corporations to purchase the US government, thanks to an unconstitutional ruling of the US Supreme Court that it is a “free speech right”for corporations and foreign interests to purchase the US government for their own use.
There you have it. The US government is a purchased entity. It has nothing whatsoever to do with American interests or protecting the interests of the American people.
What needs to be done?
Matt Gaetz, the conservatives and libertarians naively think that term limits is the answer.This is another of Americans’ insouciant mistakes. The real solution is to extend, not limit, the terms of members of Congress and to give Congress the police powers on which Congress’ enemy–the executive branch–has a monopoly. The corrupt Justice Department can frame up and arrest members of Congress, and Congress has no corresponding powers.
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