Letter from the Principal Investigator of the John Galt Program for Investigative Studies

The Institute for Complexity Management
 Making the complex simple
September 26, 2016


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Today is the largest ever release of information in a single news day by the John Galt Program for Investigative Studies (JGPIS).  What you will see today, is the culmination of three years of exhaustive work.  During this time, we have investigated the cases of three “poster-children” of unfair U.S. Government competition against small businesses. What we have uncovered is truly astounding.

In the first case, a small businessman was forced out of business by the U.S. Army in a fraudulent scheme where thousands of American soldiers fell ill from the Gulf War Syndrome as a result of the government’s actions.  In the second case, a small businessman was forced out of business when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stole his “better mousetrap” for protecting the safety of the U.S. food supply and then duplicated it.  In the third case, a small business was destroyed when the National Security Agency (NSA) stole their technology and secretly competed with them in highly classified “black” programs.

Over the past three years, JGPIS has literally made hundreds and hundreds of contacts throughout the Executive and Legislative branches of our government investigating these three cases.  In the face of overwhelming evidence of Constitutional violations, not one—that’s right, not one government official or congressional representative did a single thing to try and get to the bottom of things.  But what is so different about this situation, is the level of documented evidence showing that government officials in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches refused to do their jobs.

In the materials being released today, you will see a justice system completely out of control–cases where officials at the highest levels of our government have abdicated their sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.  The implications of what we have found are shocking—the U.S. Government is intentionally violating the Constitution.  And, all three branches of government are involved.

But, most important of all no one cares—most certainly not the media.  It seems as though the days of responsible journalism died with people like Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite.  In the past, it was the job of the media to objectively examine and report the facts. The process was designed to educate, inform and provide perspective by presenting a balanced view. Rooting out and exposing government corruption was one of the most important byproducts of good journalism.

Today things have changed dramatically.  We have nothing but journalistic ideologues from CNN to Fox News, to the major networks, newspapers and magazines that have chosen “editorialized positions” beforehand to purposely avoid examining all sides of an issue. There is no objectivity in reporting.  Today, too often journalists only report what they are “allowed” to report based on the interests of their corporate parents. It’s all about the money.

If there is one thing that the past three years have taught us, it is that the mainstream media no longer serves as the so-called fourth branch of government whose role is to keep the other three branches honest.  Just a few days ago, we talked with a young reporter from the Wall Street Journal who, at first led us to believe that he was interested in telling our story.  But a few days later, he told us, “Don’t contact me again.” He was just one of many reporters we talked to who was chased away from this story by the media powerbrokers that now control what Americans see, hear and read.

The first document we are releasing to the public is a letter we wrote to various chairmen of several of the most important committees in the House and the Senate requesting a General Accounting Office (GAO) investigation of the Constitutional implications of the U.S. Government stealing the technology of small businesses by violating the patent and copyrights clause of Article I, Amendment IV that prohibits the government from conducting unauthorized intelligence collection against U.S. citizens and Amendment V of the U.S. Constitution which is supposed to assure fair remuneration for property confiscated by the government from U.S. citizens.

To demonstrate in a vivid way, the dangerous dysfunction of the U.S. Congress in meeting their oversight responsibilities, we asked that the members of the congressional delegations from each of the states and districts where our “poster children” lived to sign a simple but crucial letter to their congressional colleagues supporting an investigation of unfair U.S. Government competition against small businesses by the General Accounting Office (GAO). Nothing politically too hard to do—just enough to show that they cared about their constituents.  The Texas, Maryland and New Jersey delegations all refused to sign the letter.  The small businessmen involved were all effectively robbed of the representation that all of us must have if we are to live in a democracy. Without equal representation there can be no true democracy.

The second document being released for the first time today, is a letter that we wrote to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  The letter is stunning and shows how the U.S. Government is systematically stealing from its own citizens. After we sent the letter, we met with two senior staff members of the Committee. We gave them over a thousand documents proving that what we were telling them was absolutely true.  Nonetheless, the Committee denied our request to appoint a special prosecutor to look into why the U.S. Government, including the intelligence community, was being allowed to conduct intelligence operations to steal the property of American citizens.

At the meeting, the staff showed no outrage whatsoever about what was going on.  Instead of assigning a special prosecutor, they referred us right back to the fox that raided the chicken house in the first place–the intelligence community inspector general so that they could investigate themselves.  So much for an independent investigation to get to the bottom of things.  Over the last three years, we had already contacted every inspector general in the intelligence community. They did absolutely nothing—no responses to our letters, unanswered phone calls and refusals to investigate.

The third document is a letter we wrote to Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Bob Goodlatte, Chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, respectively. They never responded to the letter.  When we contacted their offices our calls were never returned.

The fourth document is a certified letter we wrote to Senator Grassley after his Chief Investigative Counsel on the Judiciary Committee, Mr. Jason Foster, hung up the phone in our ears when we asked them why they were not responding to our letters.  Just a few days ago, Mr. Jim O’Keefe, the president of one of the small businesses forced out of business by the government, called Senator Grassley’s office to ask for his help.  When he asked one of Senator Grassley’s staffers if they were going to respond to the letter he was confronted with the question, “What’s in it for us?”

The fifth document is a letter we wrote to Congressman Chris Van Hollen who is a member of the Maryland delegation.  This letter is important because it demonstrates the complicity of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in covering up the situation by refusing to investigate the criminal activity of other federal agencies.  Over the past three years, we have contacted the FBI at least a dozen times and provided them with thousands of pages of evidence that they have ignored.

The sixth document is a response by the FBI to Congressman Chris Van Hollen about whether the Bureau would be conducting an investigation of the FDA case.  The letter is truly remarkable because it totally disregards the thousands of pages of hard evidence given to the FBI by the small company.  To add insult to injury, the FBI reported that they were not going to conduct any investigation because the perpetrators of the crimes had already told them that they were innocent.  In essence, the FBI intentionally chose to rely on the word of the FDA fox who had already proven that he was a serial killer of chickens.  The FBI went on to tell Congressman Van Hollen that the matter was not important enough to investigate.  What is so amazing is that Congressman Van Hollen, instead of demanding that the FBI do its job, did absolutely nothing to help his constituent.

The seventh document is a letter that memorializes a plea for help to Maryland Senator Ben Cardin by the same small company being forced out of business by the FDA.  In the letter, the small businessman explains that he has been abandoned by Senator Mikulski and pleads for Senator Cardin’s help.  Senator Cardin’s response to the letter was that he could not help because the small businessman approached Senator Mikulski first. When we asked to meet with Senator Cardin his staff told us that the situation was not important enough to waste Senator Cardin’s time.

To round out today’s release of information, the eighth document is a letter we wrote to Senator Mikulski.  What is so important about this document is that it memorializes Senator Mikulski’s abdication of her responsibility to represent her constituent in the face of such egregious FDA wrongdoing.  You see, the FDA is the largest government agency in the State of Maryland employing thousands of government workers—the majority of which Senator Mikulski and her political allies rely upon to gain re-election in Maryland. Perhaps this is why she told her own small business constituent that she had “ethical” issues and, “We do not get involved in legal matters.”  No matter that she, as a member of congress, makes and oversees the implementation of the laws of the land and is responsible for oversight of the Executive Branch. No matter that there was no pending litigation in the matter. You see, in this case her small business constituent was destitute and could not afford an attorney.  Needless to say, Senator Mikulski never lifted a finger to help.

Now let us all think for a moment about Deep Throat of Watergate fame, Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers fame, Frank Serpico and the New York City Police Department corruption scandal, Edward Snowden the NSA whistleblower and so many others just like them who found themselves in situations where they could not trust their own government to do the right thing.

What our three-year experience documenting the actions of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of our own government forces us to conclude is that these whistleblowers were quite right by not trusting their own government to do the right thing.  Our investigation reveals all of the evidence necessary to demonstrate that the U.S. Government is corrupted and can no longer be trusted to preserve the Constitutional rights of American citizens. The message to whistleblowers is that reporting violations of the Constitution to the same people in the government that are engaged in breaking it can only lead to retaliation and the type of never ending bureaucratic government condescension that we have experienced over the past three years.

God bless America and those few brave souls that place the Constitution above their own personal self-interests and have the courage to expose government corruption. The truth be told, you too, like soldiers on the battlefield who risk their lives to preserve our Constitutional freedoms, deserve the highest recognition for your valor.

John's Signature

John H. Hnatio, EdD, PhD

Principal Investigator, John Galt Program for Investigative Studies

Executive Director, ICM

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