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Preventing the "Owen's Effect" [Updated]

Update:

More proof that there should be a mechanism to protect voters.  Just saying it’s the nature of the beast is unacceptable any more because of the dangerous agenda’s we are faced.

If political candidates continue to play the bait and switch game with the voters, does that equate to disenfranchisement of their votes in the respect that they cannot make an informed vote for a candidate due to the inaccurate statements, positions, and information presented during the campaign.

Of course, we all agree that this is par for the course in politics, but when does it constitute flat out fraud.  For example, if a doctor misrepresents medical necessity or billable services in a consistent manner that constitutes fraud and the doctor is punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Why is it not the same for politicians?  They have people’s lives in their hands too.  When does it constitute legal fraud to lie and misrepresent the truth during a campaign?  When do these candidates comprehend that they take an oath?  An oath is defined by Merriam-Webster as a solemn usually formal calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says and/or a solemn attestation of the truth or inviolability of one’s words.

Are these words simply muttered by politicians as the final sting in the con process?

There is an urgent need for a mechanism for the American people to have recourse against the fraud perpetrated against them by lying politicians—both right and left (more left than right at present).  However, when you have the agenda of a radical leftist government conspiring against Americans to take away their freedoms, healthcare, and free speech rights, among a few, one must demand that there be some mechanism of accountability DURING the present term.  Constituents should not have to wait until the next election cycle to oust that person, especially when they violate the public trust and campaign promises, say within the first hour they are sworn in–hence the name “Owen’s Effect.” Oaths and promises, have politicians no shame?  Have they no family honor?  I’ve never heard a child say, “When I grow up, I want to be lying, corrupt politician.”

No doubt Owens will be a one-termer, but the voters of NY-23 should demand accountability for the Owens bait and switch sting operation in which he broke four campaign promises withinthe first hour of being sworn.  More words: oath, promise, sworn.

The politics of marketing, branding, conning, and lying must end.  The creative writing sound bites must not be tolerated. As for the Democrats, they are deliberately preying people who they deem uneducated, unsophisticated, and vulnerable—no surprises there.  The left knows the country is center-right and they campaign as centrists or even conservatives, making great speeches with their creative writers.  Simply put: tell the people what they want to hear and win their votes.  Empty words, all part of the setup segment of the con.

Some people chalk it up to the nature of the beast.  I’m not buying that anymore, it’s deliberate, destructive, deceptive, and fraudulent.  The country as we know it is being intentionally destroyed by the left with every piece of legislation they propose and pass.  The agenda is unconstitutional and treasonous. The American people need recourse when they are being misrepresented and their rights plucked away one by one.

My point is further underscored by the protections guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence:

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and Happiness.”

The Founders gave us the rights and the tools, now we must implement the mechanism to ensure the recourse to protect the sanctity of the Congress and the American government as a whole.