Column #378    November 25, 2022Drain the Swamp

Thank goodness the midterms are nearly over. I’m sure everyone agrees it has been just way too much baloney for way too long. I say “nearly over” because some states are still counting votes and it’s 17 days past the voting day. In spite of the delays we do know the Democrats (Dems) will have a majority in the Senate and the Republican Party (RP) will control the House of Representatives. Is that good or bad? Frankly, I don’t know if it will make much of a difference. (See footnote 7 below.)

The RP expected a red wave for the midterms that would have given it total control over the legislative branch of government. But the citizens wanted a different outcome. Maybe too many Americans feel like I have felt for many decades, which is that RPs are just slow Dems. The Dems want a socialist state and, even though they want it now, for decades the Dems have successfully fought for it one step at a time. The RPs, who say they want freedom, analyze every Dem proposal for a year or two before they cave and agree to “compromise” with the Dems. That has been a long slippery slope, totally in the Dem’s favor, that has moved the country to the far left.

After each election the same old cycle recurs with the RPs compromising with the Dems. This has been going on for so long now that President JFK is remembered as a conservative compared to the politicians the Dems elect to office these days. Yet when JFK was president he was labeled as very liberal by most conservatives.

From the beginning the Federal government has been staffed by professional bureaucrats which have “cradle-to-grave” jobs. It’s virtually impossible to fire any of them. Civil servant jobs used to be low paying positions because civil servants had employment security that insulated them from economic cycles. But these days they get higher pay and more benefits than taxpayers in the private sector—proving they’re no longer servants. (Civil servants don’t “pay” taxes because 100% of what they receive from the government is taken from the private sector.)

Bureaucrats love the rules and the power (make rules, stonewalling, fines, police status, abilities to humiliate, incarcerate, and even kill) behind their enforcement efforts. That’s why even a lowly clerk can make unreasonable demands and watch citizens flounder hopelessly until they comply. It doesn’t matter which agency the bureaucrat is with. They have the power and they love it. To make matters worse, the legislative branches have delegated rule making to the various agencies. The response has been thousands upon thousands of pages of new regulations being added to the total stack of regulations every single year.

What I’ve just outlined is the “legitimate” side of the bureaucracy which exists and performs for us every day. But the burden on private citizens is much worse when corrupt bureaucrats and corrupt politicians work together. As a team they trample the Constitution and Bill of Rights in their desire for more power and more money.

Back in 2015 when Donald Trump was first running for president, one of his big campaign slogans was “Drain the Swamp.” That call alone made him a Washington, D.C. outsider and was instrumental in getting him elected. Of course, the swamp heard his pitch and, well before he won the election, it was fighting back. The fight turned into a no-holds-barred war that’s still ongoing today—nearly two years after he left office.

I agree with the commentators that tell this little parable. “If you were in a hospital for a very tricky and risky operation, which surgeon would you choose? The one with the best bedside manners? Or the one that has horrible bedside manners, but an impeccable record of successful operations?”

Donald Trump did a great job of focusing on the business aspects of running the government. And, as you can imagine, opting for peace not war when you have hotels scattered all over the world certainly makes sense. You can’t make money when properties and businesses are being blown up. But Trump did not even come close to draining the swamp. He actually invited RINOs into his inner circle! And when it came to the pandemic, he fell hook, line, and sinker for authoritarian lies put out by the super bureaucrats: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.1

Looking ahead, our country must drain the DC swamp or its citizens will no longer be free. Our Founding Fathers and their loyalists fought mighty England to be free. They established a government that many around the world would call “The American Dream.” The dream wasn’t a concept for hardworking people to get rich. The word “dream” actually questioned the possibility a government of the people and by the people could stand the test of time. In the late 1700s most governments were either monarchies or dictatorships.

The actual American Dream was in the Declaration of Independence where it stated “. . . that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” In so doing the founding fathers set a goal for the US to be a nation where the rights of the citizens would not be determined by the government. That’s why the ensuing Constitution and Bill of Rights greatly restricted the government’s powers rather than that of its citizens. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness was endowed by God—not bureaucrats, politicians, or judges. That was the dream.2

Today though, the Constitution is being ignored by bureaucrats and crooked politicians. Every week it seems we hear about another FBI raid on the homes of people accused of minor offenses or political beliefs. Many J6 trespassers are still in jail without trials. Many others in the J6 riot are receiving jail time and fines that are brutally excessive compared to their “crimes.” Every citizen in the country had to endure two years of severe sanctions calling for masking, distancing, vaccinations, stay at home orders and more that were simply decreed by bureaucrats and politicians. The list of violations of our Constitutional rights goes on and on and on.

Our government is also famous for its cover-ups. We still don’t have all of the JFK assassination files that have been in storage for 59 years. Recently the FDA said it would take them 55 years to release all of the Pfizer COVID data. That’s only two examples of information being withheld from the public by bureaucrats and politicians. Where does it say in the Constitution that government officials have the right to hide what they are doing from the American people?3 4

We do know that what the government hides from us usually incriminates them or their cronies. A perfect example is that after the FDA said it needed 55 years to disclose data on the Pfizer vaccine, the uproar from the citizens caused more lawsuits and a judge eventually told the FDA to produce the data in eight months. One of the first dumps revealed there were numerous “versions” of the vaccine. Some versions caused harms and other did not. Obviously the bureaucrats and crooked politicians did not want the public to know that fact and many other damaging points.5

Our government’s bureaucrats and crooked politicians are definitely not following the Constitution and are constantly violating the civil liberties assured us by the Bill of Rights. But who in the RP has the support and the courage to take on the special interests and actually drain the swamp? Who will stand up to the censorship from the radical, far left, woke mob? So far only a few RPs actually exhibit the spunk that is required. But it will take a lot more than a few of them to reverse the tide. This means if you want the government’s authoritarian overreach rolled back it’s up to you and everyone you know to be very vocal about it. If not, I don’t foresee a lot of change. So get ready for the next “crisis” because the government won’t hesitate to lock us down again.6 7

To your health.

Ted Slanker

Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.

For additional reading:

1. Dr. Atlas Sums Up Fauci's Legacy Of “Massive Harm” by Steve Watson from Summit News

2. Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why it Matters by Tyler O'Neil from Intercessors for America

3. Why We Still Don’t Have the JFK Assassination Files by Philip Shenon 11/15/2022 from Politico

4. JFK Assassination: 59 Years of Lies Still Haven’t Buried the TRUTH by Kit Knightly from OffGuardian

5. The Truth About Ivermectin by Marina Zhang from The Epoch Times

6. They Will Lock You Down Again by Jeffrey A. Tucker from Brownstone Institute

7. Don’t miss his second “funny” titled: Thanksgiving in the Swamp
Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks by Robert W Malone MD, MS from his substack