ARE REPARATIONS OWED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?
By Roger Fredinburg
I have pondered for years how it is possible that elected officials and the hirelings in government, at all levels, are able to avoid lawsuits and criminal charges.
If any private group or company in America achieved the same lackluster results and continued the same failed policies as are made by the government, candidates, agency heads, bureaucrats and office holders make, they would be sued out of existence and likely go to prison.
It is ironic that government and political candidates are not lawfully bound to the truth.
Shouldn’t they be held accountable to us to for all their big Promises?
And shouldn’t there be consequences for chronic failure to deliver?
I mean anybody can make a mistake or two, but to make one after the other, endlessly, to the point that their boondoggles crash the country, and maybe the world economy, I think at some point enough is enough.
If we aren’t at that point now, where we have had all we can stand, then when?
The law actually allows immunity for government do-gooders under various Supreme Court decisions.
Not until 1946, however, did Congress address the issue of liability for torts committed by the government's agencies, officers, or employees. Until 1946 civil servants could be individually liable for torts, but they were protected by sovereign immunity from liability for “tortuous” acts committed while carrying out their official duties. But the courts were not always consistent in making that distinction.
I think it is a grave mistake, letting government bureaucrats and most elected leaders of America abdicate the responsibility of standing by their policies, decisions and in recent decades, their recklessness that has finally led us to near global ruin.
It seems only prudent that Americans should join together in a class action lawsuit that calls back all living elected officials and decision making bureaucrats to explain the condition of America, and make them cough up their retirements and personal wealth to help pay back the people for the horrible and destructive decisions they have made and passed into law.
Public education - Failure beyond compare
Government hand-outs – Out of control by any standard
pay and benefits – Criminal at best
(Better pay, better medical, retirements 5 to10x the $ of the private sector}
Foreign Policy – Egregious at best
The courts, the criminal and civil justice system is nothing but a made for hire cash machine for government agencies, bureaucracies and lawyers.
Our schools, once the best in the world are turning out multitudes of ignoramuses that most of the 3rd world can out think and out perform.
Our military has been dumbed down by feel-good folks who think equality for women means putting them in harms way.
And that brings us to adopt ridiculous laws and policies that defy nature, God and common sense.
One sad result of weakening the military’s basic training requirements is that young men and now, sadly, young women, are not being rooted out in boot camp because they aren’t being pushed to the breaking point.
One primary function of Boot Camp is to “test” your metal so when you are deployed and see military action, you won’t come home a psychological basket case.
Now we have huge and disproportionate numbers of military service people returning with serious mental challenges and PTSD etc.
The political leaders and complicit morons in government and the military that made those decisions, should be forced to personally pay into a fund to help resolve the medical issues.
Yes, they should be stripped of all personal wealth, it was ill-gotten gain anyway.
Our American values and our ethics have been radically transmogrified in regard to government execution of policy.
People have stood by, hoping for a Knight in shining armor to rescue the land… but the distant sound of thundering hooves is not registering on the decibel meter of freedom.
We are so far in debt that modern math can’t calculate the long range cost.
If interest rates go up just 3% from zero, the national debt will require another trillion dollars a year just to pay interest.
Anyone think the interest on short term debt may go up eventually… maybe well beyond 3 percent?
Americans should demand reparations and demand they be paid from the coffers of the power grabbing twisted and morally bereft gate-keepers.
Those currently in power should pay, and those from past government service who are personally responsible for our demise.
We need a class action lawsuit and the will to force the thieves that brought this great nation down into a repayment plan that leaves them and their progeny back at the starting line with the rest of us.
They are obviously guilty of fraud, abuse of power, misuse of public money, professional negligence, breach of contract and many other crimes.
They violated their Oaths of office, most of them, and now they need to be replaced.
As the Border issue goes, I think Mr. Obama and several past Presidents can be held on charges of dereliction of duty, court marshaled and then civilly sued by the millions directly damaged by their negligence.
Hello… Is anybody home?
Dereliction of duty is:
A specific offense in military law. It includes various elements centered on the avoidance of any duty which may be properly expected.
In the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), dereliction of duty is addressed within the regulations governing the failure to obey an order or regulation. It means that one willfully, through negligence or culpable inefficiency, fails to perform one's expected duties. Ineptitude is a defense against the charge. The maximum penalty in the U.S. is a bad-conduct discharge, forfeiture of pay and six months confinement. Acts which are derelict may be charged under more specific offenses such as missing movement, noncompliance with procedural rules, misbehavior, malingering, self-injury with intent to avoid service, or straggling.
Civilian dereliction is usually classed in common law as criminal or civil negligence, recklessness or malpractice.
Professional negligence is:
A subset of the general rules on negligence to cover the situation in which the defendant has represented him or herself as having more than average skills and abilities. The usual rules rely on establishing that a duty of care is owed by the defendant to the claimant, and that the defendant is in breach of that duty. The standard test of breach is whether the defendant has matched the abilities of a reasonable person. But, by virtue of the services they offer and supply, professional people hold themselves out as having more than average abilities. This specialized set of rules determines the standards against which to measure the legal quality of the services actually delivered by those who claim to be among the best in their fields of expertise.
Breach of contract is:
A legal cause of action in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance. If the party does not fulfill his contractual promise, or has given information to the other party that he will not perform his duty as mentioned in the contract or if by his action and conduct he seems to be unable to perform the contract, he is said to breach the contract.
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A breach by anticipatory repudiation (or simply anticipatory breach) is an unequivocal indication that the party will not perform when performance is due, or a situation in which future non-performance is inevitable. An anticipatory breach gives the non-breaching party the option to treat such a breach as immediate, and, if repudiatory, to terminate the contract and sue for damages (without waiting for the breach to actually take place).
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