When looking over news sites and your Facebook feed, you sometimes have to ask yourself some questions: Questions like “How do I know that this is true?” or “Where did they get this information?” or “Why do people let this continue?” Maybe you ask these questions because you are a skeptic, and maybe you ask these questions because some news claims are simply outlandish and hard to believe.
There is another question that you may want to ask yourself that you may not have previously considered: At what point is an idea no longer a conspiracy theory and actually a fact?
When it comes to the idea of a shadow government being in charge instead of your elected officials, this is an especially relevant question because, according to a new poll, the majority of Americans now believe this. Matt Agorist writes,
According to a Monmouth University Poll that was released this week, the majority of Americans believes that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate the United State government from behind the scenes.
According to the poll, both democrats and republicans feel that there is a “deep state” faction that works in secrecy and exists to shape policy as well as spy on American citizens.
Keep in mind that this isn’t simply some partisan group that hates Trump and thinks that the election was rigged or on the flip side hates Hillary and thinks that the FBI investigations are a smokescreen for whatever purpose. And we’re also not talking about an “Illuminati” group that these people are concerned about.
No, these people are concerned about unelected bureaucrats who got their jobs, are fairly invisible to criticism because they are behind the smokescreen of the monolithic idea of government, and then proceed to take away our civil liberties.
Yes, we’re talking about bureaucrats in middle management in the White House, Congress, and the court system; bureaucrats in different departments of the Federal government; and bureaucrats in law enforcement including the FBI and NSA.
The fact of the matter is, because these unelected bureaucrats are hard to target to pin blame on when they abuse the citizens who pay their salaries, these people get away with abusing their positions and do things like spy and you and me and set up regulations (usually unConstitutional) that take away your freedom.
They are a big part of the swamp that Trump was elected to drain.
Now, we can have a discussion about whether Trump has worked to keep that promise, but it seems pretty clear that this shadow government of bureaucrats is in place and needs to go.
What we really need is a President, Congress, and court system that want to acknowledge and enforce the Tenth Amendment which strictly prohibits what the Federal government is allowed to do because the current abuse of power is exactly what that Amendment was designed to prevent.