Criminal Congressional Compromise

Today I want to offer a very provocative proposition. Many of you are going to bristle at this article, and I’m pretty confident that the knives are going to be sharpened and pointed in my direction. But, before anyone begins slicing and dicing, I want you to refrain from ad hominem attacks and prove to me exactly where I’m wrong.

Here it is: I submit to you that all members of Congress, including their staffs are criminals.

Let’s follow the trail of evidence to determine if any individual member of Congress may be exempted from this indictment.

Question 1: Who do you work for?

Answer: If you are a Congress-person, you are a Federal employee. Even though you are elected to Congress from your state to represent your state, your state does not pay your salary. The current salary (2010) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year plus expenses. The paychecks come from the US Treasury and are administered by the US Office of Personnel Management. You get a killer benefits package and a Federal pension, and are fully vested after only five years of participation.

Question 2: What constitutes an unlawful and/or illegal act for a member of Congress?

Answer: If you still believe that the US Constitution is the highest law of the land, then any law passed by Congress that violates the Constitution is a criminal act. It could also be argued that any vote made by any member of Congress that violates the US Constitution is an unlawful act and therefore a crime, regardless if the law passes or not. Compare this to an attempted burglary or attempted murder, which by definition are not successful but are still crimes.

If you believe that the US Constitution is a dead document with no authority, then you will likely believe that Congressionally-legalized plunder and the authorization of murder (deadly force) are crimes against natural law, the rights of individuals and State Constitutions. It could also be argued that any vote made by any member of Congress that violates natural law or the laws of a State Constitution is an unlawful act and therefore a crime, regardless if the law passes or not. Compare this to an attempted burglary or attempted murder, which by definition are not successful but are still crimes.

Either way, ALL members of Congress are guilty, either as an accessory, or as an accomplice, or as both accessory and accomplice.

Question 3: What is the definition of an accessory in criminal activity?

Answer: At law, an accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal. All Congress-persons may be accessories to the crimes committed in and by Congress as they are all participants in the commission of the crimes as they pass laws. Wouldn’t the members who vote in the majority on any given bill be considered joint principals, and the rest mere accessories?

So, even if your Congress-person abstains from voting on any given bill, or votes ‘No’, he or she is still an accessory, since he or she is a member of a criminal entity engaged in criminal activity.

Question 4: What is the definition of an accomplice in criminal activity?

Answer: At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense. Unlike an accessory, an accomplice is usually present when the crime is committed. So, the members of Congress who are not present in the chamber during a vote are still an accessory to the crime, since they participate in the process. An accomplice is guilty of the same offense and usually receives the same sentence as the principal.

And now for the compromise part…

To be a politician is to embrace compromise. And compromise can be an acceptable method of societal interaction. However, in Congress, compromise regularly requires forsaking ethics, morals and principles of both law and honor. I have no problem with a member of Congress compromising on procedural issues. But when Congress-persons ignore the law and do what they want, only arguing over the broad details, compromise become a despicable act of cowardice. Is there ever a line that a member of Congress will not cross?

For example, Congress is presently taking up the subject of extending Federal Unemployment benefits once again. Democrats are in favor, but Republicans say that Congress should find a way to pay for the extended benefits or Republicans will not vote for the bill. As a matter of practicality, this is what Congress is saying:

“We agree that we would like to steal money from some Americans and give it to some unemployed Americans. However, at this time, some of us think it would be OK to borrow the money now and then steal the money from you later. A minority of us don’t want to borrow the money, but just want to steal it directly. At no time in our debate will we consider the morality or legality of stealing from you. Our only concern is the method we use for the theft.”

No consideration of the underlying crime is considered…only how to do it.

Conclusion

Some of you will protest loudly about my position. You will try to tell me how your favorite member of Congress is different, a patriot, a lover of liberty…fighting for the Constitution and fighting against special interests. But I still challenge you to prove me wrong. Tell me how your favorite Congressman would escape prosecution if the acts of Congress were ever prosecuted in a court of law. Remember the Nuremburg trials. Ten men found guilty danced at the end of a rope.

All members of Congress are criminals, in the employ of “The United States of America,” a 234 year-old criminal entity that perpetrates theft, plunder, murder and counterfeiting on a worldwide scale.

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© Copyright 2010, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

9 Responses to Criminal Congressional Compromise

  1. yardbird says:

    I agree that congress is criminal, I would however argue that there are a couple congressmen that have at least tried to get congress to change their evil ways.
    congressman Paul stands out in my opinion, Why ? he has written two books, 1. revolution a manifesto. 2. end the fed. these to books in my opinion speak loudly of congressman Paul’s conviction to put an end to the criminal activity. it just seems to me that writing a book on how to have a revolution and a second book to do away with the criminal entity that supplies congress with its funding, is a clearly different stance than that taken by all other congressmen. is there something sinister behind these actions that I am unable comprehend ? if so please enlighten me. that fella who’s last name starts with a K , seems different to me as well.

    • dumpdc says:

      Go back through the evidence in the article. There is NO member of Congress that is immune from this indictment. If I want to end the criminal activity of a street gang, I do not infiltrate the gang and become a member, which makes me an accessory or accomplice in their acts. The states are supposed to be the entities that control their own creation, The United States of America. They can do so once again when they decide to do so. Or, they can secede and end the stupidity.

  2. Excellent Work Russell!

    We love Ron Paul and have personally provided security services for him and his family, friends, associates, and acquaintances but he is just as guilty of accepting the loot and booty harvested at gunpoint and threat of kidnapping, indefinite detention, and murder.

    We’ll continue to request that he assist us in promoting Starving The Monkeys and Atlas Shrugged, as well as DumpDC!

    Keep up the great work Russell!

    Starving The Monkeys and Ending The Looterfest,
    John and Dagny Galt
    Atlas Shrugged, Owners Manual For The Universe!(tm)

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  3. MiliLib says:

    I got this far:
    “Here it is: I submit to you that all members of Congress, including their staffs are criminals.”

    And didn’t read any more. What for? You hit the nail on the head.

    I would expand that to say “I submit to you that all government employees, both elected and appointed, are criminals.”

    I think the argument would still stand.

    • dumpdc says:

      Dear Militant Libertarian:

      The generous nature residing in my breast holds out the hope that some government employees somewhere might be doing a job that is not criminal. But, beyond that, I cannot disagree with your comments.

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