The U.S. Balance of Power: The System of Checks and Balances
- By Bahram Maskanian
We all here from time to time about the supposed 3 branches of the U.S. Government, but have we asked ourselves that how much of that statement is actually true? Is this a popular misconception, or there is such firewall of separation? Lets look at this popular mythical belief that the United States government consists of three independent and separate branches of government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.
Each one of these branches is supposed to be operating separately and independently of one another. But after a close examination it becomes very obvious that it is not how the United States government really works.
United States Constitution:
Article 1 - Section 1
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Article 2 - Section 1
The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected.
Article 3 - Section 1
The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
Almost immediately after taking the oath of office, the United States President becomes the head of his political party, which makes all of the members of Congress affiliated with the President’s political party, his subordinates.
The undivided loyalty and attention of members of Congress with a tiny exception of a few, from the both political parties: Democrats and Republicans, whom are selected officials, oops, pardon me, elected officials and the so called 12 national security consul members, plus all other new appointees by the in coming President in any government agencies, or departments including the Justice Department they are all bought and paid for to work and protect the interest of the criminal nation-less corporations. Thereby, they are all become President's subordinates.
We have grown to except receiving bribes, oops, there I go again, forgive me, political contributions from the same corrupt manipulative nation-less money sources as a normal day-to-day political routine. Next time when you are polled over a by a cop try to give some money not to write a ticket and see what is going to happen to you? Bribe is bribe no matter who gives it and who receives it.
As soon as the President takes office the first thing he, or maybe someday she, would do is appoint cabinet members, one of which is the Attorney General, in charge of the Justice Department, who heads the third branch of the United States government. Just like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop. That is why in the United States’ history with all of its political corruption none of the so-called officials were ever prosecuted and went to jail.
As we all know the President also selects and appoints judges for the Supreme Court and lower courts of the United States. Yes, the Legislative Branch has to approve them, and they always do, how could they not! In another words, the President becomes the King, with complete control of the United States Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of government. There is no system of Checks & Balances.
The fact that Senators, Congress Representatives, Presidents and generally anybody who runs for public office spends hundreds of thousands and some millions of dollars to get a job that pays a measly fraction of what they had to beg for and accept bribe for and put on the line to get that job, says it all.
Think about this for a minute would you please. Why in the world would anybody with a sound mind would want to spend one hundred and sixty eight million dollars ($168,000,000) (year 2004 election show) to get a job which is going to pay him only four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) a year, for just four years, a total of five hundred and forty thousand dollars ($1,600,000) after taxes? That is a total loss of one hundred and sixty seven million and four hundred and sixty thousand dollars ($166,400,000).
Reflecting back to what is going on in my beloved country of origin Iran, after the fake Islamic revolution, or the Islamic coup d'état of 1979 by the terrorist mullahs, I see profound similarities between the general attitudes of the public toward the people who work for the government and the officials. In Iran after the Islamic terrorist takeover when a government official or someone who works for the government is talking about their position, income and status in the society, they proudly would say: - - Well my salary is two thousands dollars ($2,000) a month, but my income is fifty five thousands dollars ($55,000) a week. - -
American people are not stupid. American people are not voting because they do not want to take part in a misleading criminal fixed horserace masqueraded as democratic elections.
Nothing is democratic about our counterfeit political system, from the (FEC) Federal Election Commission, made up of big corrupt money lobbyists half democrat and half republicans controlling the whole election process and its outcome, including staging prefabricated political debates, all the way to the political parties primary elections, and political party’s bosses. They are all bought and paid for.
We, the people of the United States are governed under a tightly controlled parliamentary dictatorship system of government. There is no democracy in the United States. This firm control manifests itself through strictly controlled corporate mass media and brutal political cover-ups. I believe that the manipulated perception of democracy will always lead to and is equal to deviously staged and managed dictatorial outcomes.
United States Declaration of Independence:
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."