It might be time for Americans who are eligible to vote to declare political bankruptcy in the 2022 elections. We are faced at this moment in our history with an expansion of federal power over industry unlike anything since the Nixon administration in the 1970s.
Fifty years ago now, even as the United States was at war to fight the spread of communism overseas, the Nixon White House began to grab unprecedented powers over the entire country, and much of what that administration did was straight out of Karl Marx’s playbook, the Communist Manifesto.
Here’s just a sample:
- It took the extraordinary step of making it illegal for anyone other than the U.S. government to hold gold and requiring gold owners to turn in their gold, their property.
- It ended the direct convertibility of dollars to gold at any U.S. bank, a promise the government had kept for a long time before that to maintain an honest dollar. It was unconstitutional:
“To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.” – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8
Fifth Plank of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx is:
“Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.”
- Fixed wages and prices across the economy. Also unconstitutional because of the Tenth Amendment and Article I, Section 8.
- Started an entirely new, unconstitutional agency, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
Seventh Plank of the Communist Manifesto is:
“Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.”
- Brought back Prohibition from the 1920s, but this time for just about every drug except alcohol, and by an act of Congress, not an amendment, even though in the 1920s the U.S. government understood that it had to pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting intoxicating substances.
The Nixon administration’s crimes against the U.S. Constitution and the American people amounted to an ongoing, devious contempt for our nation’s laws and a concerted, willful effort to abuse our nation’s government and its people.
What that administration did was so profound that Congress successfully pushed Nixon out of the White House with an ongoing impeachment that lasted nearly a year from October 1973 until Richard Nixon removed himself from office, resigning in August 1974.
What this administration has done in less than one year, and what Congress and the last administration did in just two years, amounts to a shock far worse, far more malicious, and far more malignant than even what the Nixon administration did to make Gerald Ford president for a minute without anyone ever having cast a ballot for him.
At least Kamala Harris had been on the ticket when she temporarily wielded presidential power so Brandon could go under to get his manhole checked on by a doctor. But the Nixon administration was so corrupt, the previous vice president was pushed out of office first before the president, and both were pushed out eventually.
Spiro Agnew had to get replaced by Ford by presidential appointment because his corrupt dealings as Governor of Maryland suddenly came up.
When the Congress became strong to fight a White House, that had become too strong and intolerably corrupt and authoritarian.
Today we live under a federal government in which Congress has joined in with the White House in actively perpetrating these intolerable acts on the American people.
In the next U.S. elections, the 2022 midterms, several voters could make a pact to support and vote for the highest polling non-incumbent in every federal race, regardless of party, and declare political bankruptcy by sending more incumbents home from Washington than ever before.