10/09/2022 “Politics & Politicians”   Leave a comment

As I’ve repeated so man times in the past, I have little or no use for most politicians. Anyone with half a brain knows that they cause way more trouble than their worth. Look back as far as you’d like into history and the descriptions and excuses made then are identical to those made now. It seems that trusting a politician is much like sticking your hand into a meat grinder and hoping you won’t get injured. It’s just pure unadulterated foolishness. Lets drop back a few decades and check it out.

  • Residential, economic, educational qualification gave half a million Englishmen more than one vote in England in 1885A university graduate who also owned a business in the city of London voted three times – once at his home, once for his university, and once in the city.
  • When he resigned in 1923 because of illegal behavior in the Teapot Dome Affair, Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was offered an appointment to the Supreme Court by President Harding. In 1931, Paul was tried and found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the government.
  • Daniel Webster, a leading US political figure 35 years in the 19th century, was ” on the take” from Nicholas Biddle and Biddle’s second Bank of the United States. Webster once wrote to Biddle to complain that “my retainer has not been renewed, or refreshed as usual.”
  • The first and only Congressman be jailed for criticizing the President was Matthew Lyon of Vermont, in 1798. He had attacked President John Adams’s plainly unconstitutional Sedition Act, which forbade the defamation of the government or its officers. The law was repealed during the Jefferson Administration.
  • Richard M. Nixon got his start in national politics indirectly through a newspaper appeal. Republicans in the Twelfth Congressional District of California needed a sacrificial candidate to run in 1946, and Nixon responded to the help wanted announcement.
  • William March “Boss” We were so corrupt as the head of Tammany Hall, the organization that controlled New York City politics after the Civil War, that he may have cost the city as much as $200 million through padded and fictitious charges and through tax favors.
  • In its effort to help the United States win the hearts and minds of the people of North Vietnam, in 1972,Committee to Reelect the President (Richard Nixon) put together thousands of “Democracy Kits” for parachuting into North Vietnam. The kit included a pen and pencil set decorated with the presidential seal and the signature of the President. The sets were similar to those presented to generous political contributors. The kits were never dropped into North Vietnam.



Posted October 9, 2022 by Every Useless Thing in Bitch & Complain

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