As long as we keep the current system of undue influence "electing" our government officials in place the American people will be kept in the dark because the bottom line is not the truth-- it’s the dollar.
We have became a nation unable to analyze facts by way of logic and reason.
We believe what we are told.
We believe politicians represent us because they tell us they do.
We believe what they say because they tell us what a good guy or gal they are.
Big business and their political accomplices don't want a poor or middle class that can reason for themselves. They don’t want the light of scrutiny turned on in their “houses.”
Is it any wonder we have so few great scientists, mathematicians and conscientiously driven lawyers coming from our universities? The ones that do and intend to embark upon their careers with a purpose higher than themselves are quickly co-opted by the business giants to remain their personal captives for the life of their careers.
"Coal is good, oil is good, industry is good-- it provides good paying jobs and much needed revenues to our struggling economy. It has nothing to do with the fact they paid for my campaign. Honest.…I'm a Christian and I stand for America’s core values why would I lie to you?”
This is the endlessly looped mantra we hear during each election cycle from local to national races, but this year's rhetoric is ramped up by the prominent discussions on coal ash regulation, hydraulic fracturing and the EPAs proposed tighter regulations on the CAA, CAIR and CWA.
This year, more so than subsequent years, the citizens must pay very close attention to who they choose to elect and become active in querying certain politicians about their campaign contributors. Be prepared for mighty resistance and the predictable "political witchhunt" accusations that will be hurled at any person or entity who dares to probe these politician's monetary gifters.
If you question them you are un-American. You’re a liberal. You’re a tree hugger, a no-growth zealot who distorts and misrepresents the facts. No demonstrable value is placed on being a caring humanitarian and a sense of honor is perceived as a weakness to be “fixed“--a misguided self-imposed character flaw requiring a strong dose of “big energy and big business medication.”
Perhaps the following is closer to the truth and some particularly brazen politicians have attempted to defend themselves using similar language;
"Sure they gave me millions for my campaign, but would a company whose bottom line has always been the dollar really want something in return for their investment? Of course not, they're doing it because they really care about the American people. You record checkers are just being un-American, I voted the way I did because I care about you, it was just a coincidence that the same people who paid for my campaign reaped huge profits from the laws I helped to change. "
We really cannot figure out how we devolved to a nation of people with less logic and reasoning skills than the first humans that started their own fire, but we are well on our way to ensuring our own demise if we persist in blindly assigning our fate to the very culprits who are destroying it by leaps and bounds in the name of profit and power.
So say we the Opinion Board of the Vincent Alabama Confidential
**Alabama Governor's race campaign contributors in detail will appear on our site soon. The "good" Dr. Bentley-R has some explaining to do and we intend to exert some pressure on him in force.
POLITICAL CORRUPTION IS A NATIONWIDE ISSUE AFFECTING ALL OF US. ALABAMA RANKS #5 AS THE MOST CORRUPT STATE. *DOJ 2007 stats
Something is very wrong in the Land of Cotton
PERTINENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND CORRUPTION ISSUES IN OTHER STATES ARE ALSO DISCUSSED
NO OTHER COMMUNITY, RICH OR POOR, URBAN OR SUBURBAN,BLACK, BROWN,RED, YELLOW OR WHITE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BECOME AN "ENVIRONMENTAL SACRIFICE ZONE."
Dr. Robert Bullard
Environmental Justice Movement Founder
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