By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Corporate States of America

It seems pretty evident to me at least, that the Constitution of the United States of America means nothing to those that took oaths to uphold it. When foreign corporations can sell products to the American consumers that are unsafe and downright dangerous, it is apparent that the rights of the people are secondary to the profits of the corporation.

Now some will argue that making health care mandatory for all Americans is the right thing to do, because it will pay for those that cannot afford health care now. But they will not get benefits for at least another four years. Which means that all the higher premiums that Medicare recipients will pay and all the addition cuts in benefits  they will endure, will not benefit a single person until 2012.

Now I did notice that Congress will not have to change their benefits at all. And thanks to bailout money given to AIG they will have secured their pensions for at least a little while longer. How long is up to those who back AIG and the banks and the hedge funds, etc.

Seems like the management at Ford Motor Company was able to make the necessary changes to avoid bailout financing (government takeover) and remain viable. And I have yet to see the much touted Chevy Volt at a GM dealer near me. But I do see quite e bevy of unique EV autos and small trucks. And of course the ubiquitous Toyota Prius. Now with all of the turmoil with American automakers, how does Congress not act to prevent autos and other products that are imported from being so unsafe without penalty?

Maybe Toyota is too big to fail? They don't need a bailout? Just a get out of jail/fines for free card? What's that? They got one from our generous representatives in Washington, D.C.? Don't that make you want to play the national anthem and wave the flag for the patriotism that is displayed by these men and women charged with the responsibility of protecting our rights?

The Constitution was not written as a law for the people to fear the government, but for the government to fear the people. As Lincoln said, ... "of the people, by the people and for the people."

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