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One can almost always find a Biblical reference:

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 6:24

The theory behind elected representative government is that it will serve the interests of those who elect the representatives:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

U.S. Constitution: Preamble, Article I, Section 1, Section 2, Clause 1

The most important powers held by the Congress are delineated in Section 8, Clause 1:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

We the people, collectively, constitute the United States for which the Congress is held to be responsible for the common Defence and general Welfare. Of course, we are obligated to be taxed in order to pay for such services, including the services of our duly elected congressional representatives.

But persons and powers and entities and legions, most particularly legions of lobbyists, intervene in that sacred bond between the voter citizen and the voter citizen's elected representative.

The signed and sealed allegiance of numerous congressional representatives and senators (and even presidential candidates) to one Grover Norquist overpowers the elected persons' pledge to their citizen voters to:

support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion...

contravening the without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion clause by signing:
I, duly elected representative of the people of the United States, pledge to the taxpayers of the district I was elected to represent, supposedly to the American people but in actuality to Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform and to the powers and principalities that Norquist represents as a lobbyist, that I will:

ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for ndividuals and/or businesses; and

TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.


Americans for Tax Reform is financially backed by autocrats of the plutocracy like the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation; the Carthage Foundation (part of the Scaife Foundations); John M. Olin Foundation; Sarah Scaife Foundation (part of the Scaife Foundations); R.J. Reynolds (tobacco); Philip Morris (tobacco); Tobacco Institute; Jack Abramoff's clients.

But, Norquist is only one lobbyist out of the tens of thousands of lobbyists that live in Washington DC to serve their corporate and plutocratic masters, not the interests of the people.

It costs a lot of money to buy TV ads for the lengthy election campaigns that are now mandated by corporate and media interests, money that is easily available to your average corporate plutocratic lobbyist. Elections become less a matter of issues than of larding the public airwaves with campaign ads.

We the people have lost control over our publicly-owned airwaves as well as the total electoral and campaign and voting process. Media, elections, campaigns, vote counting are now owned by the corporations, not the people.

If an elected representative chooses to serve God (i.e. the people) over Mammon, it is a simple matter to ensure that that representative will not be re-elected.

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