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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Fall of Our Discontent

It is raining for the first time in many weeks here in the Willamette Valley and it is for me, the first sign of the fall. It is also an indication that November elections will be upon us very soon. Time to make choices.

I am backing Art Robinson in my Congressional District to end the reign of Democratic incumbent Peter Defazio. I have met with the Congressman in town hall meetings and write to him weekly. His voting record speaks for itself, as he has backed the health care plan and other liberty robbing government bills against what I and most other constituents want.

But this year is also an opportunity for all Americans to stand up and make their voices heard above the noise from the liberal majority and their media spin doctors. For decades now, the two party system has given us nothing but bloated government and increased spending. With the new health care legislation and cap and trade, America will be reduced to a per capita income of some third-world countries. And in a state where unemployment has been 10%, we cannot afford the changes that the present administration and Congress have been giving us.

I feel that we are on the brink of economic collapse unless we take radical steps to insure our nation's economic future. Even the Federal Reserve is at a loss as to what to do, as their inflationary system of debit-based currency cannot possibly endure if the United States is to remain solvent.

We need to restore fiscal responsibility and integrity to this nations monetary system, and ending the Federal reserve System is what is required. That and having Congress take its Constitutional responsibility to "coin currency and set the value thereof..." as it was charged to do. Passing that responsibility off onto private banking was the single most treasonous act that a sitting Congress has ever perpetrated on its citizens. The Federal Reserve Act  enslaved the public to "working for the man" just to pay the interest on the debt our government created.

Charity begins at home and it high time that American money was used to take care of America. Foreign aid given to nations that hate us is not in our best interests, so why bother? Use the funds instead to rebuild American infrastructure, making us independent of foreign fuels and products. That is not to say we boycott them, only that we will have a choice whether or not to buy American or foreign. Today, even when it is an American brand, it is made in a foreign nation, as the American company moved manufacturing off shore to take advantage of cheap labor and lower taxes. In that case, to level the playing field for real American-based companies, there needs to be tariffs and taxes levied on foreign goods and services.

I am looking at candidates running for office that are new, with solid backgrounds in business and community. Candidates who have demonstrated their humanity and common sense in areas other than politics. I trust these people will represent the people who elect them and not special interests, because they have demonstrated that inclination in their personal and professional lives. And when they complete their terms of office, they will return to their previous private lives without burdens on the taxpaying public.

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