“The U.S. Constitution does not expressly grant the federal government the authority to give financial aid in any form to foreign governments, groups, or individuals.”
“The U.S. federal government gives approximately $3 billion dollars every year in military and economic aid to Israel. This aid comes from taxes levied against U.S. citizens. While U.S. officials insist this aid is necessary for the 'war on terror,' the U.S. Constitution does not expressly grant the federal government the authority to do so.”
“The Federal Reserve is considered an illegal entity by constitutionalists, conservatives, libertarians, liberals, and others because the U.S. Constitution does not grant the federal government the authority to create a central bank or print paper money not backed by gold or silver.”
“The United Nations is considered an illegitimate entity by constitutionalists, conservatives, libertarians, liberals, and others because the U.S. Constitution does not expressly grant the federal government to concede national, state, or individual sovereignty to international bodies. Moreover, those groups argue that U.S. membership in those international bodies is particularly illegal and immoral because U.S. taxpayer monies are used to subsidize them.”
“According to the U.S. Constitution, Congress is not authorized to spend taxpayer money on private enterprises, or use same money to nationalize industry. Nevertheless, banking, finance, and auto industries have been 'bailed out' or 'partially nationalized' in defiance of both the Constitution and a large majority of Americans.”
That's why you'll never see the most important facts, such as the above, within the context of, for instance, a story about Bush's or Obama's so-called economic rescue plans (the U.S. president has no constitutional authority to thus “manage the economy” in the first place). Nor will you see them related in terms of all the illegal, domestic and overseas wars and “diplomatic efforts.”
And here's something to let sink in: If AP did regularly state those legal and moral realities as fact within their reportage, on a regular basis, how many of their global bureaus would eventually shut down as a result of not having the security of the U.S. or local military and police in those countries where AP bureaus are operating? For example, the Israeli government will not likely be inclined to renew the W. Jerusalem bureau's lease if the bureau were to begin reporting the negative facts about the Israeli occupation and the legal and moral status of U.S. foreign aid to Israel. At the very least, the Israeli military establishment won't be so keen on protecting the bureau and its staff against Israeli settlerists (whose home mortgages, land theft, and other aggressive violence, by the way, U.S. tax dollars also subsidize).