This commentary first aired on November 6, 2012.
Ever since the first American hostages of church-state confederacy resolved to sever themselves from authoritarian domination by coalitions of royalty and its religious authenticators, self-styled advocates have attempted to influence the form of our newly-won freedom. Prompted by profit oriented off-shoots of the original order, they have invariably prodded their quarry to cede autonomy for the assurance of corporate stability and significance. Their lucre-amplified logic? Fiduciary federation provides the most dependable source of freedom. What they’ve blithely and intentionally overlooked was who controls the combination to the lock on the cash box.