Most people remember this chilling quite from former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when she said about Obamacare, “We must first vote on the bill before we can find out what is in it.” Unfortunately for Americans now, at a time when militarized police are being scrutinized for brutal and aggressive acts against blacks and other citizens, a new interview with some members of the House of Representatives on Dec. 5 prove that very few Congressmen actually read the legislation they sign off on, and in particular, some have never read the entirety of the newest NDAA bill to pass the House.
“US House members admitted they had not read the entire $585 billion, 1,648-page National Defense Authorization Act, which predominantly specifies budgeting for the Defense Department, before it was voted on Thursday in Congress”.
“Of course not. Are you kidding?” Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) said when asked by CNSNews if he had perused the entire bill, which was just posted online late Tuesday night before it was ultimately passed in by the House by a vote of 300-119 about 36 hours later.
Moran said he did not plan to read the entire bill before voting because “I trust the leadership.”
Most legislation these days are not written by Congressmen, or even members of their staff, but instead are submitted in part or in its entirety by corporations and lobbyists who push legislators into promoting and voting for bills that benefit their companies far more than the American people.
When Americans elect a politician to office they believe they are sending someone from their district or state to represent them, and protect their interests above all. But as the truth is sadly revealed, and people come to understand that the government is now an oligarchical and fascist entity, our rights and desires no longer count, and politicians no longer have to do their jobs because lobbyists and corporations are more than happy to do it for them.
Via Secrets of the Fed
Is this a signal that Iran was the goal of Syrian intervention all along? Senator Graham has been warning that if we don’t bomb Syria, it will lead to war with Iran within six months.The Republican Senator from South Carolina announced on Saturday that he is going to officially approach Congress to seek military authorization for a strike on Iran to destroy the nation’s nuclear program.
As Reported: Graham’s language is clear:
“Graham, speaking on Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Fox News program, said the move will work to make sure we send ‘a clear signal that this debacle called Syria doesn’t mean we’re confused about Iran.’”
Graham has a long history of warmongering, especially when it comes to Iran. Back in 2010 at an AIPAC meeting, the Senator told the pro-Israel lobby that, “The Congress has your back” and Israel is “our best friend in the world.” He went on to say “all options must be on the table” and “you know exactly what I’m talking about” when it comes to potentially bombing Iran.
In addition, Graham’s top campaign contributors include Boeing and General Electric — key military-industrial complex players that would profit heavily off any war. Likewise, the Senator has shown his readiness to abandon the Constitution and Bill of Rights, particularly under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to strip suspects of due process rights in the name of the neverending War on Terror
Full Article: Truthstream Media
First.. the fact that we have an interior security force called the “homeland” security is disturbing. I grew up never reffering to or hearing of the U.S. reffered to as “the homeland”. Which to me reminds me of Nazi propaganda ( Die Vaterland). It’s no surprise that Big government is corrupt to the core, but for those who think that this is put into place for your “national security” I hope this shatters those illusions.
Border Patrol agents smuggling weed and coke. Immigration agents forging documents and robbing drug dealers. TSA employees caught with child porn. Those are just a few of the crimes perpetrated by Department of Homeland Security employees in just the past year.Since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security nearly a decade ago, the agency’s inspector general has been tasked with uncovering corruption, waste and criminality within its own ranks. The IG has had his hands full.
According to a newly released DHS inspector general’s summary of its significant investigations, 318 DHS employees and contractors were arrested in 2011. That’s about one arrest per weekday of the men and women who are supposed to be keeping the country safe. The report lets us not only see how corrupt some agents tasked with protecting the homeland can be, it also gives us a scale of the problem. In short: There are a lot of dirty immigration and border officers.
Border corruption may take the form of cash bribes, sexual favors, and other gratuities in return for allowing contraband or undocumented aliens through primary inspection lanes or even protecting and escorting border crossings; leaking sensitive law enforcement information to persons under investigation and selling law enforcement intelligence to smugglers; and providing needed documents such as immigration papers,” Charles Edwards, the acting inspector general for DHS, told Congress earlier this month.
Original Article Here
Freudian Slip of modern politics????