The act of voting does not imply consent of the people to those elected. The act of voting means the voter expects their candidate to fulfill the oath of office. Our military swears an oath to the Constitution, not to their commanding officers, not to the government, and not to the Commander in Chief. Similarly, a citizen votes to support the Constitution and Amendments, including its assumptions and meanings, it is not a vote to simply support their candidate. One officer cannot blame his commander if the officer carries out an illegal order from the Commander. A concentration camp officer cannot blame Hitler for carrying out Hitler’s orders. National Security Adviser Susan Rice cannot blame Obama or anyone else for her lies to the mass media and the world.
There are several means still available to reject the power elite one party system in America, even before getting to our God given right to forcibly overthrow them to protect ourselves and property.
For example, if the taxpayers in unison refuse to pay taxes, even if 30% refuse to pay taxes by taking their legal postponements, then the government will negotiate surrender. They cannot arrest 30% of taxpayers, and even if they tried they would be cutting their own throats because then the jailed would definitely not pay their taxes. U.S. credit worthiness would immediately collapse, interest rates would soar, and government spending would of necessity be reduced in order to pay the higher interest on the existing debt.
It is abundantly true that people and aligned groups can and do buy elections today, and this is done in the primaries and then again in the final elections. They control our choices, at least until we wake up to what and how they do that.
People must educate themselves. The weakness of democracy as a system of government is that the people become incapable of resisting public opinion and consensus, especially journalists, writers, artists, and politicians, celebrities and anyone who is dependent on an audience; there is no longer a viable anti-democracy in a democracy. As philosopher Allan Bloom explains, “The most successful tyranny is not one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable…Every man in democracy thinks himself individually the equal of every other man, this makes it difficult to resist the collectivity of equal men. If all opinions are equal, then the majority of opinions…should hold sway.” (“quoted from ‘Closing of the American Mind”) And so the press or consensus present the people with two choices, and present talking heads defending both choices so that the people are not bothered to actually think. But usually neither of those choices are correct, and the correct choice is seldom if ever presented. But, if enough people become aware of this indoctrination process and then rebel against our defacto one party system and the systems (press, contributors, “education”, lobbyists, cronyism) that sustain that system, then Americans still have the right and can vote them out of power. That is one non-violent way out of this mess.
Alternatively, if Americans continually vote for the least of two evils in each election, then the end result is the same as term limits, because no politician is able to build and retain their power base…and interest in running for political positions will rapidly die because there’s no more money or power in those positions.