By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

In Memory

This weekend as the nation remembers its fallen heroes, those brave men and women who paid for our liberty with their lives, I am also remembering those that gave them the values of America in there homes and schools, as well as their places of worship.

I am also reminded that today in America, defending the principles of our federal representative republic has become politically incorrect. Defending the right to bear arms, to choose for oneself how best to raise your children, and even what health choices you make is rapidly being replaced with government control.

While many enjoy backyard barbecue keep in mind that your representatives are hard at work, crafting the cap and trade legislation that will tax you for every bit of carbon you put into the atmosphere. So next year when you want to light up the charcoals, they will cost more. That carbon tax will be added at the pumps so rest assured that no matter what OPEC prices are, you will pay more for fuels. You will also pay more for electricity where coal and other carbon producing fuels are used.

We the people, are the power of America. It is how it was designed by the drafters of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is important that we remember that without its protections we are enslaved to the government, which is rapidly expanding as an overt corporate state.

Banks and financial institutions, automaker, health care, when will it end? Obama's White House is giving us anything but the change and transparency expected. Instead of giving to the people, it is corporations that are reaping the rewards of this administration and the Democratic Socialists controlling Congress.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Setting it Straight

I have been following and commenting on a Facebook thread where the topics have gone from guns to economics to government control over more and more of businesses and individuals.

So someone wrote, "The creation of the Fed appears to have restrained this chaos and anarchy..."

The operative word being "appears" and that is part of the illusion. And the price that we as taxpayers must fork over for the privilege of having the Fed draw water from the well, is that they take theirs from the freshest waters. We get what flows downstream.

So this gentleman was defending the Fed to me and it was all I could do to restrain myself. I decided to blog instead. It was not that there is anything wrong with this man, he is probably a good person and it was not anything about him that got me riled. Pure and simple is the ignorance of the Federal Reserve by most people and then to have someone defend the Fed using the chaos of the 1800's to prove it provided stability?

The chaos was caused by the bankers that wanted to create turmoil to get the government control back via a central bank. It is one "flaw" that was left in the Constitution thanks in no small way to Alexander Hamilton, the bankers' most staunch supporter in federal government. Jefferson and Madison both warned of what a central bank would do to America, and based on results he was right.

When the currency of the nation was partially dependent on the agricultural, industrial, and resources of the nation, the dollar was strong. The turmoil as you mention was not about the value of the dollar it was about the scarcity of them. The government would not print more to devalue them and the banks refused to give up what they had to businesses looking to expand, make inventory or payroll, not because the gold standard was bad. So long as there was gold backing your dollar, it had value that was tangible. You produce a few silver dollars at any store and they will take them as legal tender.

You really need to learn the truth about the Federal Reserve and why it was never in this nation's best interests. It was designed from the beginning to suck huge profits out of America, who all knew would be a wealthy nation and they wanted to become wealthy too. That is why so many came here, because the freedom and the opportunity those freedoms provided were dreams to come true for many of our ancestors. But I do not feel guilt or feel that I need to make restitution to any group of people because of what happened in America 150-200 years ago. My ancestors weren't here yet.

I really do not care if you accept what I say or not because I know that if you do get it, it will change your life as it has everyone else that does get it. Sure, there are those that get it but are still not motivated to do anything about it. They forget that the entire Congress is less than 540 in both houses (534) and 300 million people say they cannot do anything about them? Are you serious?

March 4 or 5 million Americans through Capital Hill and see if that doesn't get their attention. But I am sure that the election results are telling.

And by the way, being called a Tea Party'er is a compliment as it indicates one who supports the Constitution of the United States of America and does not agree with the Uniform Commerce Code that usurps the powers reserved to the States and the People. And it does not matter how it is spun or for what purpose is given, short of a declaration of Marshall Law, I see no Constitutional grounds for most of the Patriot Act. In fact I feel the very name is misleading to most Americans who attribute patriotism with obedience to the government.

When the people fear the government you have tyranny, but when the government fears the people you have liberty.

I have already made my choice.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

To Senator Merlkley - You Failed

The following is an email letter that I sent to my Senator just a few minutes ago. I did that right after I discovered that he voted against an amendment to audit the Federal Reserve as part of the bills being passed about now to reform the banking system by giving the Fed even more control than they currently have.

Your "Nay" vote puts you on the side of endless bailouts and an unelected and unaccountable Federal Reserve whose destructive policies wrecked our economy. I cannot understand how you can say you represent my best interests as an Oregonian after voting for a socialist health care bill and against a real opportunity to see the corruption behind the secretive FRS.

I will promise to find the candidate who best represents the interests of Oregon and the United States, and that candidate will defeat you and the vested interests that are destroying the Republic.

Read the Constitution Senator, read it again if you are not getting the purpose of limited federal powers. And read it out loud in chambers for all your fellow Senators to get it too.

The powers not explicitly granted to the federal government (Congress) are reserved to the States and to the People. And the power of the people is just beginning to awaken.

And now I learned just yesterday that the Federal Reserve will print over $900 billion US dollars to bailout the EU! Nearly another trillion dollars of taxpayer money to bailout the European Union!

I believe this is what Bernanke told Congress is a "commitment" the US made at the last Summit (G20?) meeting, to fund IMF and World Bank to finance lending to countries like Greece that are in crisis.

Wake up America!

They are quietly institutionalizing 401(k) and IRA investments so it will be administered just like Social Security, and we know what a great job the government has done with that.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Government Is Lying

I  do not advocate that anyone use alcohol or drugs in an unsafe manner. Both should only be used with discretion and common sense. But I do not like being lied to.

I have never heard of any crimes associated with marijuana except those that are for cultivation, possession or use. I have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on marijuana when alcohol abuse is a far more serious issue in crimes and fatalities.

But I am only one person with his own ideology of what is right and wrong. So rather than get on a soapbox and preach to you about the evils of alcohol and the blessings of Mother Nature's cannabis, I offer you the following instead. I trust you will read it and make up your own mind about what truth you hold and what truth you will take with you afterward.

Marijuana Is Safer