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IPFS News Link • Government

The DC District of Corruption

• By Kelleigh Nelson

Every civilization carries the seeds of its own destruction, and the same cycle shows in them all. The Republic is born, flourishes, decays into a plutocracy, and are captured by the shoemaker whom the mercenaries and millionaires make into a king. The people invent their oppressors, and the oppressors serve the function for which they are invented. —Mark Twain 

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. —Maximilien Robespierre 

It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. —Thomas Paine 

I am not a friend of a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. —Thomas Jefferson 1787

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. —Frank Herbert 

There are five representatives in the House who consistently vote with the Constitution, Andy Biggs, Thomas Massey, Paul Gosar, Al Rosendale and Chip Roy.  Those are the five members who have a Freedom Index of 100% every year.  The John Birch Society Freedom Index is a congressional scorecard based on the U.S. Constitution which shows how every member of the House and Senate voted on key issues.

In the Senate, Rand Paul (KY), and Mike Lee (UT) consistently receive 100%.  Senator Ron Johnson (WI) came close to losing his seat in the 2022 election, but thankfully he won and I also support him.  Blackburn and Hagerty in TN, Lummis in WY, Cruz in TX, and Braun in IN, all come in at the 93% level.  The rest are lower and many are at 0%, meaning they always vote against the document they took an oath to uphold.