posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 11:28 PM
Government corruption seems rampant here in the US. I know it's not every government employee, I'm not saying that. Elements of our bureaucracy
have gotten out of control though, abusing the responsibilities they have been given. In some cases laws passed by our legislative branch are
complicit(patriot act, etc.), in others not so much. What's to be done about it? What is the legal remedy, if any, that the people can pursue?
Vote them out...well that's a nice thought, but it doesn't really answer the question. If laws have clearly been broken, these people should be
held accountable whether they are serving in office or not. Congressional investigation...in which lots of political maneuvering takes place between
the two 'sides' of our joke of a two party system, legislators display great consternation for public consumption, and nothing that addresses the
problem actually happens. DOJ...schmee oh jay. There are plenty of persons and institutions, government and otherwise, known to have
blatantly violated lots and lots of laws, who are never prosecuted. Again, this is a solution to these problems that is not accessible to the
people. While voting with our dollars is a great idea, it does nothing to punish wrongs done in the name of big business or government, nor does it
provide remedies to those damaged. Also bailouts make this tactic moot in many cases.
Let's just imagine for awhile that I had the goods on everyone. Every corrupt institution, corporation, and person of significance, I have knowledge
and sufficient evidence of their crimes. Imagine also that congress will do nothing, and that the DOJ and/or other executive authorities are also
unwilling to act(that one's not too hard to imagine, I know). What then? File charges or bring suit in federal court? What if the judges are corrupt
as well, and refuse to hear the case? Is there a people's grand jury that can be convened? Some other legal remedy? What is it? For purposes of
answering this question, if anyone will seriously attempt to do so, please give a two part answer that assumes that I have either 100 billion dollars
to wage this legal battle, or zero dollars.
It seems if there is no legal remedy, and our government does not act for the benefit of the people, that we are headed either to de facto
totalitarian government(just imagine for the sake of this argument that we aren't there already) or a revolution. I do not advocate or support
either of these solutions. While revolt might solve the problem, I think it would more likely leave the corrupt individuals and institutions that got
us into this quagmire in the first place more firmly in charge. Plus a lot of people could die. American vs. American...not something I want to see,
and really no guarantee that the outcome will be beneficial to us or our nation.
What's the solution then? How do we fix it without burning this mofo to the ground in the process? I think in terms of passing better laws, the
peoples' initiative process can be utilized and is often overlooked. The initiative process can even be used to pass federal laws or amend the
constitution. Though this has not yet happened to my knowledge(a federal law being passed by the initiative process), the mechanism is there. This
does not prosecute corruption, however, so it really doesn't solve our problem. Beyond that, I've got nothing, so I bring this question to you
I would've liked to do more research for this thread, but I thought it better to start this discussion sooner rather than later. I am afraid to put
it off. This is important, so help, please.