Secret Shadow Government Really Exists
In a move of surprising pointlessness, Randi Shannon, the Republican candidate for a state Senate seat in eastern Iowa, has dropped out to instead be appointed a Senator in a shadowy organization called The Republic for the United States of America.
The Des Moines Register reports: “Dropping her bid for state office was a rejection of that illegitimate government. Now, she said she has been appointed to serve as a U.S. senator in the recently revived and constitutionally legitimate Republic of the United States of America.”
In a letter dated July 4, Shannon wrote: “The legitimate federal government of the United States was replaced by illegitimate 'corporate' government in 1871 and has been operating since then in violation of the U.S. Constitution.” She also noted that she’s taken a long time to reach this decision, which seems fair. Crazy like this doesn’t just happen overnight.
The web site for the Republic of the United States of America encourages citizens to join the shadow government, challenging them to throw off their US citizenship by arguing that you can’t be both a member of the Republic and a U.S. citizen because you “can’t be a slave and a freeman” at the same time.
However, upon further investigation, it seems that joining and throwing off the yoke of your citizenship merely requires signing up for their newsletter or making a donation. Which means, next year, Shannon’s letter to the IRS is going to look something like, “Dear IRS, I don’t have to pay my taxes because I signed up for this here newsletter.”
Shannon rejected the political process in order to join a group with no power, no authority and is apparently not democratically elected. That means she hates all the pointless elitism of politics, but also the guaranteed salary and actual power.
Actually, I wish more politicians would do this — just remove themselves from the realm of living folks in order to join powerless shadow groups. Or celebrities. Just think how great life would be if the Kardashians were on a “shadow” reality TV show.
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