Constitution Version 2.0: "Of the Banks, By the Banks and For the Banks"

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We the People Giant Corporations of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union Pig Trough, establish Justice Perpetual Bailouts, insure domestic Tranquility Passivity, provide for the common defence Bewilderment, promote the general Welfare Sense of Cynicism and Helplessness, and secure the Blessings of Liberty Socialism for the Rich to ourselves and our Posterity Key Executives, do ordain and establish this Constitution Version 2.0 for the United States of America ...

Of the banks, by the banks and for the banks.

On a related note, a reader sent me the following:

If the Declaration were written today, how would Jefferson phrase it? A reader speculates . . .





in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for the people
to renounce the political bands which have connected them with their
government, and to reclaim among the powers of the earth, the equal
station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a
decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should
declare the causes which impel them to that renunciation.

hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness. That to secure these rights, 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 to 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. Prudence,
indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be
changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all
experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of
abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a
design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it
is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new
Guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient
sufferance of the American people; and such is now the necessity which
constrains them to renounce the conduct of their Government. The
history of the present Government of the United States is a history of
repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the
establishment of an absolute Tyranny over its People. To prove this,
let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

have abused the electoral system to guarantee returns for
incumbents, and allowed our elections to become advertising campaigns
controlled by Monied Interests.
You have ceased to write our
Nation’s Laws, allowing them to be written instead by those same
Monied Interests that finance your election campaigns.
You have ceased to publicly debate or even read, before enacting, the Laws that Monied Interests write for you.

You have abdicated your responsibility to declare War and secure Peace.

have saddled the People with the Gambling Debts of the Wall Street
Bankers, and in so doing thrown our Nation into Bankruptcy.


per cent of Congressional seats are now held by incumbents; a
percentage matched only by fraudulent democracies and de facto tyrannies
like the former Soviet Union. Those seats are controlled by Special
Monied Interests that run our political system, write our laws in
their own interests, exchange the Rights of our People for the
Privileges of the Oligarchy, and saddle us with Perpetual War.


have violated the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable
Search and Seizure, and issued Warrants without Probable Cause.

have violated the Fifth Amendment guarantee of due process of law,
targeting your own citizens for extra-legal assassination.

You have violated the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a public Trial by Jury.

You have violated the Eighth Amendment guarantee prohibiting Cruel and Unusual Punishment with a reign of Torture.

You have saddled the People with the Expense of maintaining in Peacetime a Standing Army of

Two Million Professional and Mercenary Soldiers.

have built a Thousand Military Bases in 110 Countries Worldwide, and
subverted the United States from a Republic to a Military Empire.

You have asserted fraudulent Casus Belli to bend the People’s Will to the Hostile Designs of War.

have made war on countries--Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan--that pose
no threat to the American people and desire no conflict with us.

You have abused the Citizens with Propaganda Campaigns to promote these Wars.

have allowed the Secret Police Forces of the CIA, the NSA, the FBI,
and the Military Police to spy upon, arrest, imprison without
charges, and torture his own citizens.


have lied about Iraqi Weaponry, the Perpetrators of the Anthrax
Attack, and the Perpetrators of 9/11 [*Note: see statements below from the chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, and chair of the Joint Inquiry of the House
and Senate Intelligence Committees into 9/11, and the 9/11
Commissioners themselves, in this regard]; and used those lies to justify
the Desecration of our Rights, and the Fearmongering and Warmongering
Campaigns that preceded your Armed Invasion of the Middle East. You
have allowed the Military Forces and the Secret Police of this
country to wrest control from their Civil Authority, and embark on a
campaign of world domination that requires as a corollary the
usurpation of the fundamental rights of the Citizens of the United

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned
for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have
been answered only by repeated injury. A Government whose character
is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyranny, is unfit to
be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in
attentions to our brethren in Government. We have warned you from
time to time of your attempts to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction
over us. We have reminded you that our rights under the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights are Inalienable. We have appealed to your
native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured you by the ties
of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would
inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. You have been
deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must,
therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our
Separation, and hold you, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in
War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Citizens of the
United States of America, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world
for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by
Authority of the good People of this Country, solemnly publish and
declare, That these Citizens of the United States are, and of Right
ought to be Free and Vested in Liberty; that they are Absolved from
all Allegiance to the Government of the United States, and that all
political connection between them and the Government, is and ought to
be totally dissolved until that Government restores the Rights and
Liberties it has unlawfully taken from us; and that as Free and
Independent Citizens, we have full Power to create a New Government,
and to do all other Acts and Things which Free Citizens may of right
do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on
the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other
our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

* Note:  In 2002, Senator Bob Graham - former chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, and chair of the Joint Inquiry of the House and
Senate Intelligence Committees into 9/11 - told PBS:

think there is very compelling evidence that at least some
of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing --
although that was part of it -- by a sovereign foreign government and
that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down, make
the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate
that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why
the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the
United States

Indeed, many 9/11 Commissioners, Congressmen and high-level government officials claim that the 9/11 Commission did not get to the bottom of that heinous terrorist act.


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New Revolution's picture

OK.... now you've overthrown the government,... or more likely, the government has lost its authority to govern.   Now what?   What are you going to do?   You'd better be ready because they are, and they'll try to do it when the time comes; because that time is coming and its called the New American Revolution and its not going to let anyone sit out so get that out of your head right now.

But what are you going to do?   What are you going to replace our government with because you know your going to have to replace it.   So what is your plan?    If we're not ready we'll use the old and failed government with new people which is like putting new wine in old wine skins.    It doesn't work.

And if you don't have something that's going to work or at least appear to do so, they'll probably prevail in getting what they want because we were too sheople to be ready.   So you'd better be ready, because the New American Revolution is coming,... soon.

Think round, act square.

Troy Ounce's picture

Now what? Is a good question, but let's answer that question after the fire has been put out.

digitaldorobo's picture

That just about sums it up, doesn't it.

Entrenched corruption, enabled at the highest levels and disseminated to us by their underlings.


Andy Lewis's picture

Right on!!!!!  Let's go get those bastiges!!!!

You first.


GoinFawr's picture

"The raging mob has lost its nerve
There's more of us but who goes first
No one dares to cross the line
The cops know that they've won

It's all over but not quite
The pigs have just begun to fight
They club your heads, kick your teeth
Police can riot all that they please.

Tomorrow you're homeless-Tonight it's a blast"
-Dead Kennedys

Problem Is's picture

+5 GW.... Well composed...
Allow me to be first:

Signed: John Hancock, esq.

GoinFawr's picture

I think I may adopt the following flag salute in light of this Neo-Con'stution:

"I pledge impertinence to the flag-waving of the unindicted co-conspirators of America and to the (*Republocrats) for which I can't stand. One abomination, underhanded fraud, indefensible. With liberty and justice; forget it." -Matt Groening


Cyan Lite's picture

I feel bad for the author.  We're never going to hear from him again, except on the local nightly news that some poor guy ended up in a single-vehicle accident that killed the driver and his family.

onlooker's picture

by Hugh_Jorgan--I admire your intent, GW. However, you need to be VERY careful about how this discussion is framed. We would face the same certainty of doom as Egypt, or any other sovereign people on the planet today, if we unpeg ourselves from the current government apparatus


I have to agree and that too many revolutions have gone too wrong. I am not sure we can save the Nation and Constitution with a destroy mission. However, GW has a point. It may be that those who wish to avert an all out revolution in the USA need to become active to that end. The young turks are educated and unemployed and not stupid. however youth is what it is. Time for leaders to lead and Americans to fix this mess.   I think GW is correct in that this is serious.

Fox-Scully's picture

Well done document! My version variation is "of the people, by the people and for the special interest groups"

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture


Fuck the Bankers too.

If I am ever starving I will look for a fat fucking Banker to eat,I hear their meat is sweet,from all that lobster and caviar.

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture

Fuck the United Snakes Congress.

PulauHantu29's picture

Goldman Sachs Blankfein is rumored to be royally pissed. Here he is "doing God's work" and who gets the first Mega Bonus of 2011? Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan.


..and Mozilo walks away a free man:

"Hard to keep a good man down," said Mozilo today.

2011-02-27 —

Last week, the Justice Department decided to end the criminal investigation of former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo. People close to the case say that the overall collapse in the mortgage market has made it too difficult to prosecute the actions of any one particular executive.

So, in other words, Mozilo got off for his role in creating the housing market bubble and sub-prime implosion that fed into the global financial meltdown of 2008, precisely because the meltdown was so large? Well, that’s certainly nice to hear, don’t you think?"

Rainman's picture

Angelo's fate was predictable. Faced with big time, he woulda' sung like a bird. The bigger fish are the ones being protected. Too big to fail means too big to jail.

SuperRay's picture

Hey Hugh,

  Maybe we should assign a commission to study the problem and report back to us in a year or two.  I have to say, your whole post is utter bullshit, because this is not the 18th century, and we're not reliving the founding of America.  This is the 21st century, and there are plenty of people ready to step forward and assume leadership possessions.  Charles Ferguson has more balls than anyone else I've seen in public life.  I would love it if he took over the treasury and put us back on the Gold standard.  Open your eyes, dude, it's time for action.  We just need someone to trigger it.  I'm ready to follow someone whom I consider a leader.


Hugh_Jorgan's picture

I admire your intent, GW. However, you need to be VERY careful about how this discussion is framed. We would face the same certainty of doom as Egypt, or any other sovereign people on the planet today, if we unpeg ourselves from the current government apparatus.

The problem is that there is no George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, etc. waiting with sharp minds, and a forthright plan like our Founders.  We have not just come out of a long Christian revival, we are not a "wise and virtuous people". In fact we are at a pinnacle of ignorance and greed, a low point for morality and honesty. I believe it would cost the world a minimum of 200 years in the darkness of tyranny if America were to attempt the folly of a Revolution now. We could lose our still valuable Constitution by our own hands.

The process of redress has barely even begun yet. Most of us are just starting to wake up and understand the realities of our problems. Our 256 Founding Fathers spent decades working toward the time when they could realistically propose the substance of a "Declaration Of Indendence". They often used a word that is non-existent at this point: "Prudence". We must make sure the concept is not lost.

Now is not yet the time for hot-headed men and women to think that we can let wrath, vanity, or ignorance dictate actions that could cast our descendants even further into slavery. Now is the time to read learn, and fix our own failings, individually, so that a real George Washington will emerge in a few years. Anything else is just "our" version of the same bullshit mob-rule that we see in the 3rd world right now.

Other than that, I loved it!

Rhodin's picture

The way the US government adheres to the Constitution could be compared unfavorably to the way the Roman Church followed the word of Jesus in implementing the Inquisition.

A return to the limits of the Constitution would be a revolution in itself, leaving less than 20% of what now passes for "government".  Not gonna happen with the bankers in charge playing "divide and conquer" and "distract and rob". 

Frank Zappa once said "The illusion of democracy will continue as long as it is profitable.  As soon as democracy is not profitable­, they will shove the furniture off to the sides, roll up the carpet and pull up the curtain, exposing the brick walls of the studio."

I don't know if Frank was correct, but profitability is getting long in the tooth, and it does look like the curtians are moving.

Either through continued creep, coup, total war, or a failed or "sucessfull" revolution, the resulting tyranny is unlikely to last a generation let alone 200 years.  They don't have the leaders for that either.

Meme Iamfurst's picture

How can that be?  The President of the United States is a Constitutional Scholar, a holder of a Nobel Prize.  Surely, he and his assembly of great minds know exactly what they can do to repair any wrongs.  Yes? No?

We are entering a 7 year cycle of self awareness, reclaiming of destiny, assertion of individual rights and power.  What is happening around the world is not an accident.  I assure you the boys in town know full well what Uranus in Aries means (the last time was 1928, but past performance is not always future returns).  But unrest for political abuse, financial abuse and all these other slings and arrows the American Citizens have held their noses for, will come to an end or the nation will not survive.

I don't think Hillery will be on TV or radio saying to the world what she has been saying the last few days and weeks about civil upheavals, civil rights, and poverty from thieft, and bla bla bla in other nations, when that day ...this spring those forces rears the same face in the nations capitol.

By the way about a comment on the Kabul Bank, and the billion dollars the US tax payers are now on the hook for, after the bad loans that were given to Mr. Karzai friends and family went under water.

And, to think this Congress is pissing blood over 6 billion in cuts.  One day our own military will realize they too are being paid with what amounts to Zimbabwe dollars backed by empty promises... only to be sent off to die in a desert, ice mountain, or a back alley in some shit hole city.  Or maybe not.  General Eisenhower, where are you?


Please excuse my language here, but sometimes no other words do the trick.

Rainman's picture

Egypt's been on the emergency powers gig for 30 years. USA only 10 years. We're a third of the way to the gold medal. Don't think we'll make it though.


MrBoompi's picture

Indeed, many 9/11 Commissioners, Congressmen and high-level government officials claim that the 9/11 Commission did not get to the bottom of that heinous terrorist act.


They went as far as they were allowed to go, just like ANY other government "investigation". There are some things the Powers will not ever allow commoners to know. Things that would jeopardize the Power's wealth and lives.

KTV Escort's picture

A couple of years after we invaded Iraq I made an "OUT OF IRAQ ~ STOP THE WAR PROFITEERS" banner and tied it to the 520 overpass near Medina (Bill Gates territory) during rush hour. I was standing there, watching the 70% give me the thumbs up 30% flipping me off when along came ex-WA Senator Slade Gorton (on the 9-11 Commission), walking his runt of a dog. He looked me over and said, "you know, what you're doing is illegal." I replied, "And what you ommitted in the 9-11 report is truly disgusting." 5 minutes later a Medina police officer was ordering me to take my banner down.

The Rock's picture

Kudos, you did your part! Back then, people were still believing the hype and even worse, the faux news retards of this country re-elected scumbag bush 2 years later!! Major facepalm.

nmewn's picture

"the faux news retards of this country re-elected scumbag bush 2 years later!!"

Yeah, Barry/Biden is much better...LOL.

I don't know which is more depressing...those who walk right back into the habits of old or the citation of government officials as proof of some vast government conspiracy.

Gross incompetence at all levels explains it more to me than anything else...but again, just me ;-)

Bringin It's picture

Nice work.  I use paint.

Quaderratic Probing's picture

As a Canadian I was worried that Sarah Palin could become President in 2012, probably the only person dumber than Bush, but now I get it Obama is going to run on the Republican 2012 ticket.... The banks owe him that win.... now can he get 3 terms if he switches parties?

Midas's picture

How long have you been doing Bush is dumb lines?  There are so many negative things you could say about GWB that would be accurate and you choose to do the stale bush is dumb routine that isn't very compelling.  Our problem isn't that our leaders are stupid.  Inflation isn't mis-calculated because they can't do math, but because they can.  Politicians don't pander because they are stupid, but because they are smart.  GWB with his MBA from the Ivy league has you convinced he is a hayseed from the pasture.  Who's fooling who?  After all this talk about dumbness I hope I get the Captcha.

ebworthen's picture

Nah, the banksters will knock him off like they did JFK and have another martyr for the new generations to believe in - and the two party political system- and send their kids off to die fighting for the dream of Camelot II. 

The more kids that die the more money that will be spent on defense contractors to "build a better X" (gun, jet, tank, armor, helmet, etc.) then the contractors will have more money to line the pockets of CONgress and charge 10X-20X actual cost for toilet seats and DOD approved condoms and vaginal dams.

Back home the Families cry and vote for the newest lump of flesh to stand at the podium and assuage the fears of the baboon populace.

Bitch Tits's picture

"Back home the Families cry and vote for the newest lump of flesh to stand at the podium and assuage the fears of the baboon populace."

It is interesting that with all we've learned about our "leadership" in both government and business, there are still folks naive enough to believe that our votes are being counted.

max2205's picture

McCarthy would be jealous. As would the big H Stalin and all the rest of controlled Govts. And fuck the TSA

ussa's picture
You have violated the 13th Amendment and abdicated your power to regulate the value of money through instituting a privately owned debt based currency system. Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.[2]

falak pema's picture

are you sir, taking the mickey out of GW in the moment of his need?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Who are you talking to falak pema?

Try hitting the "reply" button.

falak pema's picture

you're worse than Hawkeye you miss nothing!

Problem Is's picture

He's so confused maybe he is one of our political elite...

Hey Hoyer, is that you?

molecool's picture

Well, someone voted 90% of incumbents into office. The U.S. population only has itself to blame. Each generation gets the government it deserves. Actually, this generation deserves a lot worse considering the long and uninterrupted sequence of stupid decision it has made.

I'm done even complaining or worrying about it. My departure from the U.S. is in the works as I will not spend the remainder of my life hoping/investing in miracles. For fuck's sake - a large percentage of this population does not even believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. It should be expected that a populace of idiots will be abused and manipulated.

Game over.

Bitch Tits's picture

"Well, someone voted 90% of incumbents into office. The U.S. population only has itself to blame." "It should be expected that a populace of idiots will be abused and manipulated."

Contrary to popular belief, the American population is one of the best educated and most knowledgeable in the world. Well, most of the population, anyway.

True, there are still some who believe their votes count, despite all evidence to the contrary. Cognitive dissonance.

Running on Empty's picture

Transfer to me your citizenship, I'll come and fight. As a Canadian I am more patriotic for the USA then some of your own damn citizens.You had It all and you just let them take it. So let me know when and how and I'll assume your responsibility, I'll do it for all the men and woman your country and mine has lost fighting these unjust battles and all the ones still fighting. Otherwise I'll have to hope that maybe one October my name gets selected out of a lottery of names that never deminishes in size, of people that want to be an American. Stay and fight,and I'll fight with you.

Problem Is's picture

Running on Empty:
If I were Harper and the Queen's bitch (aka Canadian Citizen...), I would run from Leo to the states, too...

You have a lot of tyranny at home and a lot of country to take back, yourselves...

I Will Assume YOUR Responsibility
Anytime you Canadians want to free yourselves from the tyranny of the inbred royals, abolish your constitutional monarchy, aka Queen's bitchez... and establish a true parliamentary constitution...

You let me know. I'll show up and do your work.

OldPhart's picture

I'd be honored to stand with you.  At my age I'm still good enough to stop a bullet.

Rastadamus's picture

I admire your pluck. I've fought for fifty years. I'm leaving, good luck.

proLiberty's picture

They destroyed financial privacy with a tax on "incomes" "from whatever source derived", however the same Government that retained to its sole discretion the power to define the full meaning of "income", also delegated the power to create an infinite amount of inflated, air-backed, fiat currency, and thereby complete the ability to appropriate all the wealth held in private hands through inflation of nominal prices and taxing any "gains" denominated solely in nominal terms.

As to financial privacy, the tax on incomes has been implemented in such a manner as every citizen must be fully prepared, contrary to the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search, and the Fifth Amendment's protection against against self-incrimination, to prove that every financial asset, including the very money in his wallet, came from a source that was declared on his income tax filing, and that the proper tax on that source was fully paid.  It is by these means, that no citizen has the right to keep private, the existence of any asset that has any possible financial value.


Thus, if said citizen wins $15,000 in a poker game with an Italian on board of a Liberian-flagged vessel in international waters in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he is obligated to declare that as "income" and pay the tax thereupon.  Should he be foolish enough to deposit those winnings in a bank on some far off Pacific island, no matter how private the transaction was, this government now assumes the power to declare said citizen in violation of the law and subject to a $10,000 fine for not filing an annual disclosure form (REPORT OF FOREIGN BANK. AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS. TD F 90-22.1)

(The above does not apply to Democrat Congressmen who serve as Chairman of Important committees and who own beach-front property in tax haven nations)


ebworthen's picture

Well said.

Sounds like it's time for me to expatriate to Greece.

Man Bear Pig's picture


What about the delegation of money creation? I guess it was delegated by enacting a law written by Monied Interests.


aerial view's picture

very good GW. Forget Madoff, we now have Barrack OPonzi and his ponzos Ben and Timmy running the circus.

Problem Is's picture

Obummer, Bennie and Timmay are just the puppets, useful idiots and impotent clowns taking the orders...