Monthly Archives: May 2016

Audit the Fed?

 

A popular movement in many conservative circles is the idea of auditing the Federal Reserve as a way to bring public attention on the harmful institution. This plausible argument has had ill luck in Congress whenever the occasion arrives that a congressman introduces a bill for this purpose. Most politicians are afraid to mess with the gigantic monetary establishment.

Auditing the Federal Reserve would undoubtedly reveal corruption, waste, and fraud, at least to a minor degree, that violates current laws on Fed policies. But the most blatant fraud of all is actually protected by current laws: the bankers who are in control of the Fed are enabled to have a worldwide monopoly—at the common man’s expense. The fiat money called Federal Reserve Notes, a fraud in itself, is wholly in the hands of of the international bankers and monetary scientists, and they manipulate it from many angles to their own advantage. They engage in inflation through fractional reserve banking, which means loaning out money they haven’t even printed (it is debt-created money; if the debt is paid off, the money supply decreases). And this fraud is actually legal!

So while the audit would not accomplish a lot for conservatives, and may even put people back to sleep, who are satisfied that the Fed is obeying the law, the audit might actually do some harm for our country.

For example, if an Audit the Fed bill were really to make it through Congress by some stroke of luck, the actual audit would likely take years and years to conduct, and then, in the words of G. Edward Griffin in his masterpiece The Creature from Jekyll Island,

“By the time fourteen volumes of testimony, charts, tables, and exhibits finally appear, the public would be intimidated and fatigued.”

And in the meantime, conservatives would feel that the Fed was being taken care of, and that Congress was doing their job. Constituents would be deceived in this matter.

What really needs to be done is something much more radical, something that involves real action: the entire Federal Reserve System needs to be completely abolished. Since its inception in 1913 with the Federal Reserve Act, the Fed has manipulated the economy, inflated the money supply, and loaned vast amounts of money both to our own government as well as many foreign despotic regimes whose experiments in socialism/totalitarianism have utterly failed—all at the American taxpayer’s expense, of course. Inflation is a relatively safe way to steal from the average American’s pocketbook undetected, for as John Maynard Keynes said about debauching currency, “…not one man in a million is able to diagnose [it].”

And that is what the fraudulent banking elites depend upon in order to continue the economic manipulation and vast power they currently enjoy: the ignorance and apathy of the American public, who, by and large, are too focused on things of little-to-no real importance.

If sufficient numbers of Americans can be educated and informed—woken up—and organized into an educational army dedicated to restoring obedience to the U.S. Constitution, then it is not too late for the monetary powers-that-be, who wield considerable wealth and power, to be dethroned and their power stripped from them.

In the 1830’s war over the abolishing or preserving of the national bank, Nicholas Biddle, head of the Second National Bank of the United States, in his political battle with Andrew Jackson, whose second presidential campaign focus was to abolish the national bank, boasted, “All other banks and all the merchants may break, but the Bank of the Untied States shall not break.”

Jackson’s stalwart reply to the public was, “Bank and no Jackson, or no bank and Jackson!”

In spite of Biddle’s deliberate causing of economic turmoil by decreasing the money supply in order to frighten the public into thinking the Bank necessary, Jackson and the anti-national bankers (Thomas Jefferson’s political heirs) eventually won out, and the Second National Bank of the United States ended, and the national debt was entirely paid off. The nation also went back to the gold standard, which created true economic stability and prosperity, after the harmful effects of the national bank had worn off.

It can be done today, too! The banking cartel’s legal monopoly can be dismantled and the Federal Reserve System can be abolished. It will take hard work educating ourselves and our circles of influence on free market economics and the giant fraud called the Federal Reserve; and as in Jackson’s day, the bank will fight like crazy to stay in existence, perhaps including planned chaos in their strategy, which will affect the whole nation. But if we are to return to the free market and sound money, with no legally protected cartels, then it is necessary, not that we simply audit the Fed, but end the Fed!

For more information:

Read Griffin’s The Creature from Jekyll Island – A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, available here https://www.jbs.org/store/shopjbs/the-creature-from-jekyll-island This excellent book reads like a detective novel, believe it or not. The most interesting book about money or the Federal Reserve you are likely to find anywhere. This 608 page book gives you the background story on money, the people behind the creation of the Federal Reserve, seven reasons why the Fed should be abolished, the history of the national banks in our nation before the Federal Reserve came along, what we can do about it, and much more. A fascinating, educational read written in easy-to-understand language, not bankers’ jargon. I will never look at banks the same again.

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Woe to You, Politicians, Hypocrites!

The text of Matthew 23 revised for some of those who need to be exposed in modern times. Specially crafted for Republican and Democrat politicians alike. 🙂

Note: This is not written to those precious few public servants who actually abide by their oath to the Constitution.

The politicians have seated themselves in Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe (unless you want to go to jail), but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them. They tie up heavy burdens on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they speak far and wide about our beloved Founding Fathers, and carry pocket Constitutions around with them for show. They love the place of honor and the chief seats, and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called “lawmakers”, “leaders”, and “rulers” by men. But do not be called king; for One is your King, that is, Christ. But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

Woe to you, lawyers and politicians, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense you make long speeches; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

Woe to you, politicians, hypocrites, because you send our Armed Forces around on sea and land to make “peace”; and when you have done so (in name only), you set up a puppet dictator and you make him twice as much a violater of human rights as yourselves.

Woe to you, blind guides, who swear an oath to obey the Constitution, for after you are in office, you never think twice about the Constitution again.

Woe to you, politicians, hypocrites! For you collect taxes and duties from us, and yet have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Woe to you, politicians, hypocrites! For you try to fix the problems of the rest of the world. You blind politicians, first fix the problems in our own country, so that America may then be an example to the rest of the world.

Woe to you, politicians, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. So you, too, outwardly appear concerned to constituents, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Woe to you, politicians, hypocrites! For you establish the national monuments of the patriots of old (unconstitutionally, by the way), and yet you work at the same time to destroy those principles for which they fought and died: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?

 

The Teenage “Bubble”

Unfortunately for American teenagers today, generally speaking, we are expected to live with the freedoms of adults without the responsibilities of adults. This ultimately results in a kind of “bubble” of boredom for teens, who are encouraged to stay in an idle, immature state of endless foolishness, broken relationships, and immorality.

In my opinion this is a huge waste!

Teenagers, with all the energy and vigor of youth, could be so much more productive. So much more involved in the real world, rather than being cooped up in a prison of emptiness. This emptiness sometimes leads to quite unproductive actions, such as drugs and crime.

Throughout history, teens have had far different expectations placed on them than the modern American teen.

In colonial America, for example, boys in their teens would begin working as apprentices for a ‘master’ of the trade, who would teach them all about the trade during these years. Thus when the boy had grown into a man, he was ready to start his own practice in the mode he had so thoroughly learned. Imagine the huge advantage these young men had! Instead of dragging school out into their late teens, followed by a massive debt-incurred college education, only to enter the work force as a burger-flipper, these trained young men had years of hard work and experience behind them. No need for college for them! And no vast debt sum to be paid off over many years to come. This apprentice-system worked excellently well!

Girls (in my humble opinion) had it a little easier: they worked with their mothers in learning the art of homemaking. Because girls tend to mature earlier on than boys, and because homemaking was usually learned by their mid-teens, girls often married in their mid to late teens, while boys generally married in their twenties and onward. (As some examples of how girls often married while in their teens: Mrs. Patrick Henry was 16 when she got married; Abigail Adams was 19; Mrs. Samuel F. B. Morse was 18; Laura Ingalls Wilder was 18; “Lizzie” in Laura Ingalls’ On the Shores of Silver Lake was 13; my great grandmother was 15.)

This system worked well for both sexes, and there were far less “teenage problems”, like drugs, unwed pregnancy, etc. Teenagers of yesteryear were well-occupied with learning trades, continuing their (self) education, and contributing to their families.

Child labor laws are another thing adding to this calamity. Some kids, in spite of modern societal norms, desire to work and be productive, but they are more or less hindered by these liberal child labor laws. As a side note, child labor laws are an infringement on our rights. Parents, as the God-appointed guardians of their children, are solely responsible for the actions of their children. If parents think their teen is mature and responsible enough to work for someone else, and in the process learn the value of hard work, money, and reliability, as well as gain valuable workplace experience, then that is the decision of the parents. And if an employer chooses to take on the young person as an employee, then that is a perfectly sound decision. Liberals should not interfere with their oppressive child labor laws.

One option for aspiring youths is to start their own businesses. Many a teenager has begun a business that eventually grew and expanded until it was a major operation, even hiring employees.

(Some valuable resources:

Free eBook by Dan Miller 48 Business Ideas https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-rPWAjrxiYqV0c4S2JvamlVcU0

Capitalism for Kids by Karl Hess, Bluestocking Press http://bluestockingpress.com/capitalism-for-kids.htm )

Another thing sadly lacking in many teens’ lives today is the benefit of the older generation: both parents and grandparents.

‘Segregated’ is perhaps the best word to describe Americans today: kids are stuck in schools, teens are stuck in high schools, young adults are stuck in colleges, parents (both dads and moms) are stuck in work places, older people are stuck in retirement, and the elderly are stuck in nursing homes. What a pity!

What if we as a nation returned to the ‘mixed’ model; where parents take care of kids (and according to Deuteronomy 6:6,7, this includes educating their kids themselves rather than leaving the job to a socialist government institution) and later on kids take care of their parents (by taking them into their homes, not by shipping them off to a lonely nursing home), then the younger generation would benefit from the wisdom and experience of the older, and the older generation would benefit from the energy and enthusiasm of the younger. In Jewish times there were often multi-generational families living in homes together as a close-knit family team.

Teenagers in modern times, at least in America, are taught to stay immature, to be wrapped up in themselves, to be ignorant of what’s going on in the real world, and to focus on the deeds of the flesh (see Galatians 5;19,20).

Teenagers are not taught (at least in public school) about their four stewardships: family, church, civic, and personal. Each stewardship is very important in order to enjoy a healthy, well-balanced life filled with meaningful relationships.

(Excellent resource on the four stewardships: Free eBook by Chris Stevens http://jesusforking.com/resources/Full+Stewardship.pdf)

When one keeps his all his stewardships maintained and in order (according to the Biblical pattern), not only is one happy and content, focused on what is really important in life, but additionally, there is hardly room left for boredom! There is still time for recreation and fun, but one realizes that life is not about entertainment; it’s about serving God and others.

The teenage years are a superb time for youth to study the Bible and get firmly grounded in the Word, which is by far the most solid foundation to be found anywhere. During these years, spiritual understanding and discernment should increase, with the help and teaching of parents and other mature Christians, so that when the teenager grows into an adult, who is now accountable to God rather than parents, they are ready to enter the Kingdom, and already have a firm foundation laid upon the Rock, upon which they can build their life.

Swimming upstream is difficult, and takes continual renewing of the mind and firm determination. When I see the teenagers around me living in worldliness, sometimes all I notice is their perceived “fun”. However, when I turn to the Word of God, I see the image of the godly young person I am supposed to be, and vain worldly amusements quickly lose their charm. It takes constant renewing of the mind.

Teenagers, let’s invest in our families, our churches, our country, and our eternities. Instead of conforming to the world’s sinful expectations of us, let’s stand up as lights in the world as we prepare to be tools fit for the Master’s use.

And do not be transformed to this world but be transformed through the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” ~Romans 12:2

And Jesus [during his teen years] kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” ~Luke 2:52