This commentary is by Neil Johnson. He is a resident of Waitsfield.
This week the American public is seeing in full colors how our country has been taken over. It’s quoted that this hasn’t happened until the last Civil War, which could be a foreshadowing of things to come.
The press has us focused on the two sides battling and the 20 “insurrectionists” or “terrorists. They have our countrymen fighting each other because when they are enemies, they are easy to control. Yet we see people who are supposedly mortal enemies on the floor talking with each other in a jovial, business-friendly manner. See, they all have the same boss, the uniparty, which goes by many names.
The people of the United States elected 432 people to represent them in Congress, yet even before they start their first day at work they are completely controlled, unable to vote their conscience, or the for the people who voted them into office. They must vote the party line.
Here we are in America, home of the free, land of the brave, and look what’s happened in the People’s House. Eleven times the representatives voted exactly how their handlers told them to. Even the 20 “troublemakers” have changed their votes, as would happen with anyone looking for a sane solution, not controlled by their slave master and realizing they are democratically elected to defend our republic.
Our two choices given make us think we have a choice in our future. This is also a tactic used by second-grade teachers with their students. They give the student two choices, both of which the teachers want. We get stuck with the lesser of two evils once again.
In Vermont we are a bit more sophisticated. We’ll have planners offer the town to vote on three proposals — one doesn’t work, the other is too expensive, and the one they want makes the most sense. But nobody really wanted that in the first place, it was the free grant money that paved the way for a stupid idea that nobody asked for or wanted, nor would any sane person spend their own money on it. Yet it gets passed and the administrators, elected officials and crony capitalists all fill their pockets. The same Is going on in Washington, D.C., on a grand scale.
We have been given by the uniparty two choices for speaker of the house, both of which don’t work for the people, and most certainly are under the complete control of their handlers, just like the 412 people we elected in Congress that keep voting the exact same way, 100%, 11 times in a row.
Sadly, what this shows today is we don’t have a democracy or a republic, except for 20 people sent to Congress. This is plain for all to see — our elections are rigged, our government in Washington, D.C., is clearly rigged.
We the people only need to change our direction. When we all love our neighbor as ourselves, things come into harmony. When we realize we are all flawed, all terribly broken, that we are not right, that pride has not taken over all our senses, we won’t fall.