Some observers believe, however, that the structure presented is merely a front or façade, not the real thing baby.
These observers say that there is a shadow government which makes things happen and actually governs from the shadows.
This post will advance the notion that the so called shadow government is nothing more than group corruption, or systematic corruption at work, which leads many to conclude that strange people outside government directly or indirectly control the people inside the government.
The source of the controversy is the perplexing behaviour of government when, for example, elected officials do not perform according to how the people who voted them into office where told they would perform, or they do not perform according to the spirit of our governing principles:
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.(Preamble). The post "What is Corruption?" mentions one of the more obvious violations of that spirit during our history:
Take the Civil War as an example. We can say that toxins built up in many people in government until the system became corrupt. It did not take individuals becoming corrupt to the point of committing crime individually for the corruption to manifest. But individuals developed a toxin level as a group or system, to the point it caused us to turn on ourselves and almost destroy the nation.(What Is Corruption). To an outside observer of the government these perplexing behaviours that are not in the nation's interest, not in the people's interest as a whole, are interpreted to be caused by nefarious schemers behind the scenes who are "pulling strings" and causing the strange behavior.
That systemic corruption can be compared to AIDS, where the body turns on itself because toxins confuse and corrupt the immune system.
But perhaps government can become diseased by the toxins of power within the individuals in the government to the point that they do not resemble the governing body that is sworn to serve the betterment of the nation, the people who voted them into office.
It is at least worth debating. No?