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If you were a corporation-purchased senator or representative of the United States of Corporate America, what would you do?

Would you vote to spend the funds of "We, The People" to continue waging wars of aggression fought for the benefit of international corporations? Would you have eyes blind to the atrocities: the torture, the middle-of-the-night kidnappings and murders, the stupidly careless murders of unarmed war correspondents, the day and nighttime drone-attacks on civilians, the rapes and other "collateral damage"? Would you allow the persecution of those who uncovered the cover-ups?

Would you allow or encourage BP to violate well-drilling environmental safety laws and cause untold environmental damage and then allow the same for other mega-corporations afterwards?

Would you and your colleagues overspend the U.S. budget, with continual war and other military and so-called Homeland Security activities being the largest expenditures? Would you refuse to see yourselves as traitors to "We, The People" and, indeed, all of humanity?

Would you ever think that someday the poor and middle economic classes will wise up to the international corporations which oppose human rights and democracy itself? Would you think that they'll figure out that that they've been lied to so consistently that they now believe that the few remaining honest senators and representatives need to be replaced by right wing Tea Partiers? Will rank and file Tea Partiers figure out that they themselves have been misled by the no-longer "liberal press" and have been purchased by corporate dollars to support the destruction of democracy?

Will the rest of the U.S.A. finally realize that Obama has been purchased by corporate dollars as well and that his fine speeches about the necessity of "compromise" are part of the plan to turn us into serfs?

When it became time to pay for the continual wars of aggression for the international corporations would you have voted "No" on paying the bills?

Was the goal all along to kill Social Security and other social programs and once again, borrow from the normally used financial sources? Might the largest bank in the world, BNP Parabis with over $3.21 trillion in assets, consider buying some of the debt to balance the budget? Might the second largest bank in the world, the Royal Bank of Scotland, with its $2.99 trillion in assets, consider purchasing some of the debt? Do you understand that this is just a way for all to see how much money that corporation-purchased legislators have "borrowed" from our Social Security Fund $2.6 trillion in large measure to pay for war and war related programs and pay Wall Street's toxic derivatives scam. (It's enough to pay those benefiting from our almost life-long contributions to this fund for the next 3 years without exhausting the fund or to continue Social Security to 2037 without the need for any modifications.)

Would you support plans to destroy public education? Would you support plans to destroy Social Security and Medicare? Would you support plans to destroy military retirement programs and harm our military men and women by converting their retirement programs into 401Ks?

Would you support the international corporations plan to destroy democracy?

Would you call it treason?




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Jon Larsen is a retired educational psychologist and carpenter/contractor who lives in a small town in southern Arizona. He enjoys nature and being an amateur primatologist, playing tennis,golf and writing. He volunteers at the Food Bank, the (more...)

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