Below is a photo of my first letter to President Obama in the mailbox. Don’t assume our own government isn’t capable of harming us all.
Do not click the ‘Donate’ button, save your money. I’m fine. It wouldn’t even be tax deductible.
STOP BORROWING MONEY!
Spending less than we gather is a virtue that can start at the grassroots, and reflect in our own government, by design.
The American Revolution was and still is, the most grand political experiment EVER, in the history of man.
Our U.S. Constitution provides the tools necessary to protect the liberty of the people, and restrain tyrannical government power by the rule of law. Justice is achieved by keeping government honest, in check, and under control. Liberties are lost as government power grows.
Confusion over the political spectrum of left versus right, and the fact that we accept the term “Democracy”, is proof that we all have been victimized over many generations, by a secret campaign of disinformation designed to control us.
Believe your eyes, not the lies.
Burning jet fuel cannot melt steel, not even with bellows.
Otherwise a jet engine wouldn’t work.
The House of Rothschild has been the driving force for war for centuries.
I have always earned my paycheck in the electric power utility industry. I’ve been in the I.B.E.W. for 35 years and I still climb power poles to make a living, at 54 years of age today. I used to always vote Democrat because of my union paycheck. (shrugs shoulders)
I met Ron Paul at a fundraising dinner May 1, 2012 at the Ayres Hotel off the 405 at Rosecrans in Los Angeles. (slaps open palm to forehead) I am now a registered Libertarian.
I have used chainsaws, jack hammers, pneumatic rock drills, and dynamite and primer cord to set power poles in solid rock. I built my own house from dirt complete with a bomb shelter basement where I built a motorcycle from scratch. Tools I collected include a lathe with a six foot open bed and taper attachment with a sixteen and a quarter inch swing of it’s 4 jaw chuck. I’ve welded things together with oxygen/acetylene that some say can’t be done.
When I review the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings on YouTube, my eyes recognize a controlled demolition. I have a collection of life experiences to positively identify a controlled demolition using powerful explosives. I can make that call as well as any expert with pedigree.
A fireproof skyscraper engineered to withstand earthquakes and impacts from 727′s doesn’t just fall down. And it did not fall down when the plane hit. White smoke can be seen as evidence fire fighters got water on the first fire. I want to know who, why, and how they got all three buildings rigged for demolition. It was picture perfect, right into their own footprint.
The news media and government officials stick with NIST reports and I’m calling the NIST reports hogwash! There is no honest investigative journalism questioning this hogwash. Why didn’t they study the forensic evidence for explosives? Why is that ignored?
What good is having a television and labeling a show “news” if they’re just going to lie and back up lies and cover up lies?
Small Arms Treaty
International Criminal Court
Law of the Seas Treaty
U.N. convention on the rights of a child
European Code of Conduct for Outer Space
And then write Congress and demand we shrink the size of Uncle Sam and pass only balanced budgets.
END THE FED
The House of Representatives has the power to stop the raising of the “debt ceiling”.
By authority of the U.S. Constitution, the House of Representatives has ultimate control over all government expenses. Congress can decline to fund war. Our troops can come home.
Congress can have a raging debate on how to cut Medicare down to acheive solvency, in order to provide help to seniors in the long term.
Congress is not obligated to appropriate any overspending. Congress has the authority to stop all overspending. Do not give any more of our money to the United Nations!
I want my Representative to gather the courage required to cut up Uncle Sam’s credit card for good, and always vote like the Republican Representative from Texas, Dr. Ron Paul always did.
The American Revolution has suffered a set back for the last one hundred years, yet, can be cured with the pen instead of the sword! We need to finish what our founding fathers started! First of all, you need to register to vote…
It is not time to pick up our guns and march on Washington D.C. That would be a “last resort” as defined in the first Thomas Jefferson quote!
It’s time to write a letter to your local elected Sheriff and show your support of protecting your Second Amendment rights.
Our Federal Government has overstepped it’s constitutional bounds by passing the N.D.A.A. and overruling the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878!
It’s time to use the voting tools our Republic provides, and go on record persuading our Representatives to abide by the United States Constitution that they are sworn to uphold.
It’s time to change the conversation. Demand honest journalism and expose secrets, as the solution is everyone working with facts and knowns. Boycotting Reuters, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and FOX would help reduce the amount of disinformation we all are being force fed every day. Arming everyone with the truth is the first step.
Send Harry a letter to establish correspondence and a paper trail. His address in Washington D.C. is:
Senator Harry Reid 522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
Call and write Harry Reid and tell him to bring HR 459 and S 202, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, to the Senate floor, for a roll call vote. Call your Senators to vote for it too, but it’s up to Harry (as the Democratic Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate) to bring it to a roll call vote. Audit the FED has already died of neglect on Harry’s desk last session, and he’s dragging his feet, in spite of it passing the House of Representatives by such an overwhelming majority! A hundred Democratic Representatives voted for Audit the Fed last year. We need to audit the Fed so we can END THE FED!
Harry Reid’s phone number is: 702-388-5020 and 202-224-3542 Send him a fax too! 702-388-5030
Tell Harry to Audit the FED!
In 1992 there were almost fifty different news organizations competing with each other. Children in school recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Ross Perot’s popularity frightened “the powers that be”, and a Presidential Debate Commission was formed from a private corporation with a name meant to sound official, to prevent a recurrance of this detour into truth and away from their agenda from ever getting that close again!
Today, modern journalist have to submit to government censorship in order to have an audience with our representatives in Congress. We only see announcements from Senators or the President that have edited talking points.
As Kerry replaces Clinton as Secretary of State I will expose another coverup, as the news failed to expose the fact that our foreign policy is executed behind the back of those in charge of it, if we are to believe the exiting Secretary of State during the hearings.
September 11, 2012 Ambassador Stephens was murdered in Benghazi, Libya. Hicks was in Libya at that time and testified that all requests to render assistance were denied. Hicks asserts there was a “stand down” order! Two navy seals (either unaware of the stand down order, or knowingly did not obey the order as unconstitutional) came to the Ambassador’s defense and killed scores of terrorists and held off the jihad for over an hour before they were overwhelmed by mortars.
What’s the bottom line? Sixteen trillion dollar debt and climbing? And our soldiers are still coming home in coffins, body bags, or with limbs blown off?
I recommend starting at the top. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call
Our foreign policy has been bad for a long time, ever since President Truman sent our troops to Korea as a “police action” for the United Nations. Vietnam should never have happened. Bodies floating in the water at the Gulf of Tonkin was a media lie. Our bad foreign policy still fosters a global breeding ground of distrust and resentment. The terrorists attacks on 09-11-2001 was at the very least, “blow-back” from bad foreign policy, if not a downright “inside job”- ‘black flag’ event sponsored by the House of Rothschild, to embark on the “WAR ON TERROR”. We should have been flying the flag upside down since then, and not right it until we end the Fed. Let us start the paper trail. Let us all write the President. You can copy what I sent, if you prefer not to create your own “stop the wars” letter, but I recommend after a copy and paste, that you at least edit it to your liking, for the sake of originality:
(always put your name and address at the top of your letter, and the date) The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20500
The foreign policy of the United States of America has been bad for a long time. Unconstitutional foreign entanglements are the cause of events like 09-11-2001. Good job hunting down and killing Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. It is important to now repair our bad foreign policy. Bring all of our troops home to defend our country, protect our territorial waters, and secure our borders. Reopen our military bases, and close all military bases abroad. Stop all foreign aid. End foreign entanglements! Return any attack on our country with such force as to end it quickly. (sign your name)
President Obama wrote me back! It’s official with the Seal of the U.S. pressed into the paper, and appears to be personally signed!
Thank you for writing. I have heard from many Americans about our Nation’s foreign policy, and I appreciate your perspective. As President, my highest priority is the safety of the American people. My Administration is using every element of our national power to keep our country secure, prosperous, and free. We have renewed our leadership in the world by strenthening old alliances and forging new partnerships to meet common challenges-from preventing terrorist attacks, reversing the global economic crisis, and responding to pandemic disease to confronting climate change, preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, and providing relief from natural crises. After more than a decade of sacrifice, the tide of war is finally turning. The war in Iraq is over. The number of our troops in harm’s way has been cut in half, and more will soon be coming home. In Afghanistan, we have begun a transition to Afghan responsibility for security, and we have a clear path to fulfill our mission. That is why, on May 2, 2012, I signed a historic Strategic Partnership Agreement between our countries as the war comes to an end. As in Iraq, we are building an enduring partnership to strengthen Afghan sovereignty and stability while advancing our shared goal of delivering justice to al-Qa’ida’s leadership-taking out over 20 of their top 30 leaders, including Osama bin Laden. The goal I set to defeat al-Qa’ida and deny it the chance to rebuild is now within our reach. The courage and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform has promoted peace and prosperity from Germany to Korea and enabled democracy to take hold in places like Libya. Our commitment to global security will never waver, but in a world in which threats are more diffuse and missions are more complex, America cannot act alone. We will continue to align our policies with those with whom we share common values and interests. That is why NATO remains indispensable to our security. At the NATO Summit I hosted in May 2012, we took steps to ensure the Alliance has the capabilities it needs to meet 21st-century threats. At the same time, we must also strengthen the United Nations and regional peacekeeping capabilities. America will remain committed to governments that reflect the will of their people. I have an unyielding belief that all people share some basic aspirations: to support our families, to maintain the freedom to choose our leaders, to worship as we please, and to live in peace and security. These are not just American ideas: they are human rights-and we will support them everywhere. I know the challenges faced by the international community can be met if we commit ourselves to a sustained effort to secure the universal human rights of freedom and dignity for all our children. To learn more about our foreign policy, please visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/Issues/Foreign-Policy . Thank you, again, for writing.
Sincerely, Barack Obama”
It’s worse than I thought!
So I wrote him AGAIN…
War is a deliberate waste by the powers that be, to establish the infrastructure of population control. We’ve had a standing army since World War Two and it’s a sign of tyranny, something a well regulated militia was supposed to have prevented.
U.S. Citizens registered to vote should send the President letters with this video presentation of a Congressman’s speech in mind:
David Joseph Lango 2448 Barry Avenue Los Angeles, California 90064-2948
July 15, 2012
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20500
Dear President Obama,
Thank you for establishing a correspondence by writing me back. I addressed our bad foreign policy in my first letter. In your reply, you indicated support for the United Nations. I am inspired to be more specific in detailing why our foreign policy is bad. I was alarmed to read your idea is to continue our bad foreign policy. We the people do not want “to live in peace and security”, if I may quote you out of context. If you would replace the word “security”, with the word “liberty”, I could calm down more easily, and trust we are heading in the right direction. There is a current public worry that our Republic is heading in the wrong direction! Our U.S. Constitution that you are to uphold, does not share your effort toward worldwide poverty and war, with the United Nations in charge of it all. The very existance of the United Nations is an affront to the sovereignty of the United States of America. It should be dismantled, not “strengthened”. In the United States of America, the Korean war was initially described by President Harry S. Truman as a “police action” as it was conducted under the auspices of the United Nations. That was WHEN our foreign policy became bad. Since then our economy became bad because of globalization. I am pleading a case for LIBERTY. We need a noninterventionist foreign policy. We need to shrink Uncle Sam. If Congress only passed balanced budgets, wealth would build in the U.S. Treasury. Free markets could establish interest rates, instead of the Fed. The States can compete in improving education by eliminating the Department of Education. I recommend taking advice from Representative Dr. Ron Paul, from Texas. He has a good plan for Uncle Sam, a LOT of good ideas. Sound money. Liberty. That’s the kind of freedom I hope our government defends. Reopening all of the military bases that we have closed here in the U.S. and bringing our troops home, would boost local economies. Just that right there, closing our military bases abroad, and stopping all foreign aid, would help Congress more easily pass a balanced budget. Your greatest achievement could be strength, peace, and liberty for the United States, instead of helping the U.S. “globally” fall off of a fiscal cliff, trying to fund warfare and welfare, for the entire planet, succumbing to the United Nations. It’s common knowledge that big banks fund both sides of war throughout history, and that the United Nations is rife with agenda from rich powerful secret societies. You, Barack, are at the helm. You can take your foot off the gas, ease on the brakes, and steer us back in the right direction. Please. Thank you. You are welcome.
Good. Now WRITE CONGRESS!
(who is your Congressman in the House of Representatives http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ )
(Always put your name and address at the very top and the date)
Dear Representative (insert the name of your Representative to Congress)
Please pass a balanced Federal Budget. We need to defend our nation, not police the entire planet. Navigating the complexity of your job will be much easier with a moral compass heading pointed at “less government”, to protect our Liberty. Do not approve any more overspending. Stop funding war so our troops can come home.
Abolish or at least greatly reduce funding for large Federal Government Agencies like DHS, TSA, FEMA, EPA, DOE, HUD, Dept. of Commerce, Dept. of Education, and stop all contributions to the United Nations.
Many will say writing letters does no good. Many believe we should march on Washington D.C. NOW!
I believe we need a paper trail on behalf of everyone to validate reviving the American Revolution.
However if tyranny becomes bold enough to use it’s war powers on the people, that will be time for actually pulling triggers. History is littered with examples that governments are capable of that, so don’t say it couldn’t happen here!
WRITE YOUR SENATORS! (http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm )
put your name and address and the date at the top of your letter
Dear Senator (insert name)
There is only one solution for the problems we face today. We must shrink our Federal government. Slashing the size of our Federal government by half will create a temporary discomfort for the well connected few, that can be overlooked in the interest of our National Security. Expose corruption so we can effect repairs.
Proceed to effect repairs, and focus on the Federal responsibilities enumerated in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution. Enforce contracts and prosecute fraud. Curtail every instance found of overstepping those constitutional bounds.
Get to the bottom of the “stand down” order that Hicks testified about in the reports concerning the terrorist attack September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. Impeach the President if you discover treason. Arrest all responsible.
(sign your name)
Put it in an envelope and mail it. TODAY!
Register to vote America. A letter that does not have the name and address of a registered voter at the top, can legally be thrown in the trash. You can also use email, or call on the phone. I recommend an actual letter, delivered by the Post Office. It’s a tangible word from you, that can be carried to the floor and shared.
END THE FED.
Abide the Constitution of the United States, where Congress is to be RESPONSIBLE with our money to always spend less than is gathered.
Wealth building in the U.S. Treasury liberates Uncle Sam from using credit. Our money will begin to be worth more over time instead of less. Balancing the budget frees Uncle Sam from becoming beholden to the secret bank that is printing trillions out of thin air to fund an agenda none of us want!
Welcome to LANGO.US
Writing letters is the least you can do.
Run for local, State, and Federal office… be a Delegate…perform honest documented investigative journalism… IMPORTANT THINGS!
NEW WORLD ORDER, conspiracy theories, and secret society agenda:
Here is a link to a 4 minute introductory video of the “Report from Iron Mountain”. This report provides evidence that the international banking cartel has had
a global agenda handed down through generations for centuries coming to fruition.
Report from IRON MOUNTAIN on the Possibility and Desireability of Peace by Leonard C. Lewin (himself announced it was only a “spoof” in 1972) IS A REPORT ON HOW TO CIRCUMVENT THE CONSTITUTION! It is a document of Treason couched in innocuous titles and words.
The guidelines given by the government for the Iron Mountain Report: 1. Military style objectivity 2. Avoidance of value assumptions 3. Inclusion of all relevant data. It is to be amoral as a computer is amoral. It deals in factual data, not mercy, compassion, right or wrong, good or evil. It is a report on the handling of men, women, children and babies, on the basis of “herd or animal management” without regard to morality. It reduces people to objects; it reduces all humans to non-entities with no rights or self determination, with no rights granted by the Creator, and with no rights under a constitution…
And as the vehicle for this one world government, I give you the “United Nations”
The United Nations: Leonard C. Lewin comes up with several descriptions of the United Nations. “It is a Communist, Illuminist, Masonic, World Dictatorship, Bilderburg beholden organization, with designs on populations being reduced, and the remainder enslaved, with no freedoms… Hence they must get the guns; to eliminate our ‘Free State/Nation’ and dissolve all sovereignty.” So if we see them coming after the guns with force, it’s “time”!
This material from the ’60′s is followed up with documentation of headlines, acts of Congress, Presidential orders, signatures, and edicts. The author illustrates how every single President since Kennedy has been complicit with this agenda.
It’s investigation has reports spanning over forty years of recent alarming modern development of the New World Order. It does not cover the driving force behind the agenda like the History of the House of Rothschild does, that spans centuries.
We the People; God save us all, better well have established the necessary dialogue and discussion of ideology and have established a paper trail in the form of letters to our representative government!
In a revolution for your freedom, tyrannical force should be met with greater force, to achieve liberty. Discussing the ideology is the only way a revolution can work. Hope is lost if we’re all still being dumbed down by television! What good is being armed if you don’t know why or when you should pull the trigger? I used to say “buy more bullets”, but I already have more bullets than I have stomach enough to use. Or do I? How about you? What’s our freedom worth? What did Patrick Henry say?
so, on to the “conspiracy theories”
I was intrigued with David Icke’s work, and toward my effort to put a face on the mysterious bad guys, here is a copy and paste from some of David Icke’s material:
“Rothschild Zionism in its public expression is a political ideology based on a homeland for Jewish people in Palestine and a belief that the Jews are God’s ‘chosen race’ with a God-given right to the ‘promised land’ of Israel (historically this is nonsense, as I show in my books) They also believe that the real borders of Israel must encompass what is now Israel, including Gaza and the West Bank still officially owned by the Palestinians, plus Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Jordan, or, as Genesis puts it: ‘… from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates’. That’s the public expression of Zionism, but at its inner core it is a secret society created and controlled by the House of Rothschild. They have sought to sell the ‘Zionism-means-all-Jewish-people’ lie so that they can condemn as ‘anti-Semites’ and ‘racists’ anyone who exposes the truth about Rothschild Zionism and its agents in government, banking, business, media, military etc. Here is the link to the above material presented by David Icke: http://www.davidicke.com/articles/political-manipulation-mainmenu-72/42734-they-dare-not-speak-its-name-rothschild-zionism ********************* *******************
Most recently, is the rising awareness of State RESPONSIBILITY toward nullification of unconstitutional Federal desires, that we the people can declare is NOT law, simply because it doesn’t fall into the enumerated responsibilities in Article 1, Section 8, of what our Federal Gov’t is allowed, and nullification is required in Article 10, to abolish the trespasses of the central gov’t when they overstep those enumerated bounds. The few rights among others enumerated in the Bill of Rights assumed there were more, and listed the basics! So the citizens living in the States, command a laundry list of rights that is limitless! Remember that. It’s the Gov’t that is supposed to be limited in it’s power, not you or your rights! The Federal Gov’t should not be able to claim supremacy using commerce clauses, as sovereignty belongs to the States, and through the States, citizens have granted only very limited, ENUMERATED powers, to a SMALL central gov’t. When that central Gov’t oversteps it’s bounds, we are bound by DUTY to abolish it! The government should fear it’s people, not the other way around!
WE ARE IN ‘STAGE ONE’ OF A NEW REVOLUTION
The following is from “Storm Clouds Gathering”:
The mainstream media is actively working to create the context which will provide the diplomatic cover to do what the globalists already have planned. The motive for these invasions and covert actions becomes clear when we look at them in their full context, instead of the snapshots that the media feeds you. Those who control the United States understand that even if a few countries begin to sell their oil in another currency it will set off a chain reaction and the dollar will collapse. Valid points. But this fellow could have studied a bit further, and considered the political influence of the House of Rothschild, who owns controlling interest in the largest oil company in the world, Royal Dutch Shell.
I’m looking for honest debate on the big issues. I want transparency in government and honest investigative reporting to root out fraud and prosecute treason.
David Joseph Lango
Dr. Ron Paul gave a farewell speech to Congress November 14, 2012 as he will be retiring from his service to the people November 14, 2012 Congressman Dr. Ron Paul gives a farewell address in Washington D.C. Ron Paul: This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor. At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty. It was my opinion, that the course the U.S. embarked on in the latter part of the 20th Century would bring us a major financial crisis and engulf us in a foreign policy that would overextend us and undermine our national security. To achieve the goals I sought, government would have had to shrink in size and scope, reduce spending, change the monetary system, and reject the unsustainable costs of policing the world and expanding the American Empire. The problems seemed to be overwhelming and impossible to solve, yet from my view point, just following the constraints placed on the federal government by the Constitution would have been a good place to start. How Much Did I Accomplish? In many ways, according to conventional wisdom, my off-and-on career in Congress, from 1976 to 2012, accomplished very little. No named legislation, no named federal buildings or highways—thank goodness. In spite of my efforts, the government has grown exponentially, taxes remain excessive, and the prolific increase of incomprehensible regulations continues. Wars are constant and pursued without Congressional declaration, deficits rise to the sky, poverty is rampant and dependency on the federal government is now worse than any time in our history. All this with minimal concerns for the deficits and unfunded liabilities that common sense tells us cannot go on much longer. A grand, but never mentioned, bipartisan agreement allows for the well-kept secret that keeps the spending going. One side doesn’t give up one penny on military spending, the other side doesn’t give up one penny on welfare spending, while both sides support the bailouts and subsidies for the banking and corporate elite. And the spending continues as the economy weakens and the downward spiral continues. As the government continues fiddling around, our liberties and our wealth burn in the flames of a foreign policy that makes us less safe. The major stumbling block to real change in Washington is the total resistance to admitting that the country is broke. This has made compromising, just to agree to increase spending, inevitable since neither side has any intention of cutting spending. The country and the Congress will remain divisive since there’s no “loot left to divvy up.” Without this recognition the spenders in Washington will continue the march toward a fiscal cliff much bigger than the one anticipated this coming January. I have thought a lot about why those of us who believe in liberty, as a solution, have done so poorly in convincing others of its benefits. If liberty is what we claim it is- the principle that protects all personal, social and economic decisions necessary for maximum prosperity and the best chance for peace- it should be an easy sell. Yet, history has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians which are rarely if ever fulfilled. Authoritarianism vs. Liberty If authoritarianism leads to poverty and war and less freedom for all individuals and is controlled by rich special interests, the people should be begging for liberty. There certainly was a strong enough sentiment for more freedom at the time of our founding that motivated those who were willing to fight in the revolution against the powerful British government. During my time in Congress the appetite for liberty has been quite weak; the understanding of its significance negligible. Yet the good news is that compared to 1976 when I first came to Congress, the desire for more freedom and less government in 2012 is much greater and growing, especially in grassroots America. Tens of thousands of teenagers and college age students are, with great enthusiasm, welcoming the message of liberty. I have a few thoughts as to why the people of a country like ours, once the freest and most prosperous, allowed the conditions to deteriorate to the degree that they have. Freedom, private property, and enforceable voluntary contracts, generate wealth. In our early history we were very much aware of this. But in the early part of the 20th century our politicians promoted the notion that the tax and monetary systems had to change if we were to involve ourselves in excessive domestic and military spending. That is why Congress gave us the Federal Reserve and the income tax. The majority of Americans and many government officials agreed that sacrificing some liberty was necessary to carry out what some claimed to be “progressive” ideas. Pure democracy became acceptable. They failed to recognized that what they were doing was exactly opposite of what the colonists were seeking when they broke away from the British. Some complain that my arguments makes no sense, since great wealth and the standard of living improved for many Americans over the last 100 years, even with these new policies. But the damage to the market economy, and the currency, has been insidious and steady. It took a long time to consume our wealth, destroy the currency and undermine productivity and get our financial obligations to a point of no return. Confidence sometimes lasts longer than deserved. Most of our wealth today depends on debt. The wealth that we enjoyed and seemed to be endless, allowed concern for the principle of a free society to be neglected. As long as most people believed the material abundance would last forever, worrying about protecting a competitive productive economy and individual liberty seemed unnecessary. The Age of Redistribution This neglect ushered in an age of redistribution of wealth by government kowtowing to any and all special interests, except for those who just wanted to left alone. That is why today money in politics far surpasses money currently going into research and development and productive entrepreneurial efforts. The material benefits became more important than the understanding and promoting the principles of liberty and a free market. It is good that material abundance is a result of liberty but if materialism is all that we care about, problems are guaranteed. The crisis arrived because the illusion that wealth and prosperity would last forever has ended. Since it was based on debt and a pretense that debt can be papered over by an out-of-control fiat monetary system, it was doomed to fail. We have ended up with a system that doesn’t produce enough even to finance the debt and no fundamental understanding of why a free society is crucial to reversing these trends. If this is not recognized, the recovery will linger for a long time. Bigger government, more spending, more debt, more poverty for the middle class, and a more intense scramble by the elite special interests will continue. We Need an Intellectual Awakening Without an intellectual awakening, the turning point will be driven by economic law. A dollar crisis will bring the current out-of-control system to its knees. If it’s not accepted that big government, fiat money, ignoring liberty, central economic planning, welfarism, and warfarism caused our crisis we can expect a continuous and dangerous march toward corporatism and even fascism with even more loss of our liberties. Prosperity for a large middle class though will become an abstract dream. This continuous move is no different than what we have seen in how our financial crisis of 2008 was handled. Congress first directed, with bipartisan support, bailouts for the wealthy. Then it was the Federal Reserve with its endless quantitative easing. If at first it doesn’t succeed try again; QE1, QE2, and QE3 and with no results we try QE indefinitely—that is until it too fails. There’s a cost to all of this and let me assure you delaying the payment is no longer an option. The rules of the market will extract its pound of flesh and it won’t be pretty. The current crisis elicits a lot of pessimism. And the pessimism adds to less confidence in the future. The two feed on themselves, making our situation worse. If the underlying cause of the crisis is not understood we cannot solve our problems. The issues of warfare, welfare, deficits, inflationism, corporatism, bailouts and authoritarianism cannot be ignored. By only expanding these policies we cannot expect good results. Everyone claims support for freedom. But too often it’s for one’s own freedom and not for others. Too many believe that there must be limits on freedom. They argue that freedom must be directed and managed to achieve fairness and equality thus making it acceptable to curtail, through force, certain liberties. Some decide what and whose freedoms are to be limited. These are the politicians whose goal in life is power. Their success depends on gaining support from special interests. No More ‘isms’ The great news is the answer is not to be found in more “isms.” The answers are to be found in more liberty which cost so much less. Under these circumstances spending goes down, wealth production goes up, and the quality of life improves. Just this recognition—especially if we move in this direction—increases optimism which in itself is beneficial. The follow through with sound policies are required which must be understood and supported by the people. But there is good evidence that the generation coming of age at the present time is supportive of moving in the direction of more liberty and self-reliance. The more this change in direction and the solutions become known, the quicker will be the return of optimism. Our job, for those of us who believe that a different system than the one that we have had for the last 100 years, has driven us to this unsustainable crisis, is to be more convincing that there is a wonderful, uncomplicated, and moral system that provides the answers. We had a taste of it in our early history. We need not give up on the notion of advancing this cause. It worked, but we allowed our leaders to concentrate on the material abundance that freedom generates, while ignoring freedom itself. Now we have neither, but the door is open, out of necessity, for an answer. The answer available is based on the Constitution, individual liberty and prohibiting the use of government force to provide privileges and benefits to all special interests. After over 100 years we face a society quite different from the one that was intended by the Founders. In many ways their efforts to protect future generations with the Constitution from this danger has failed. Skeptics, at the time the Constitution was written in 1787, warned us of today’s possible outcome. The insidious nature of the erosion of our liberties and the reassurance our great abundance gave us, allowed the process to evolve into the dangerous period in which we now live. Dependency on Government Largesse Today we face a dependency on government largesse for almost every need. Our liberties are restricted and government operates outside the rule of law, protecting and rewarding those who buy or coerce government into satisfying their demands. Here are a few examples: ■Undeclared wars are commonplace. ■Welfare for the rich and poor is considered an entitlement. ■The economy is overregulated, overtaxed and grossly distorted by a deeply flawed monetary system. ■Debt is growing exponentially. ■The Patriot Act and FISA legislation passed without much debate have resulted in a steady erosion of our 4th Amendment rights. ■Tragically our government engages in preemptive war, otherwise known as aggression, with no complaints from the American people. ■The drone warfare we are pursuing worldwide is destined to end badly for us as the hatred builds for innocent lives lost and the international laws flaunted. Once we are financially weakened and militarily challenged, there will be a lot resentment thrown our way. ■It’s now the law of the land that the military can arrest American citizens, hold them indefinitely, without charges or a trial. ■Rampant hostility toward free trade is supported by a large number in Washington. ■Supporters of sanctions, currency manipulation and WTO trade retaliation, call the true free traders “isolationists.” ■Sanctions are used to punish countries that don’t follow our orders. ■Bailouts and guarantees for all kinds of misbehavior are routine. ■Central economic planning through monetary policy, regulations and legislative mandates has been an acceptable policy. Questions Excessive government has created such a mess it prompts many questions: ■Why are sick people who use medical marijuana put in prison? ■Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk? ■Why can’t Americans manufacture rope and other products from hemp? ■Why are Americans not allowed to use gold and silver as legal tender as mandated by the Constitution? ■Why is Germany concerned enough to consider repatriating their gold held by the FED for her in New York? Is it that the trust in the U.S. and dollar supremacy beginning to wane? ■Why do our political leaders believe it’s unnecessary to thoroughly audit our own gold? ■Why can’t Americans decide which type of light bulbs they can buy? ■Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air? ■Why should there be mandatory sentences—even up to life for crimes without victims—as our drug laws require? ■Why have we allowed the federal government to regulate commodes in our homes? ■Why is it political suicide for anyone to criticize AIPAC ? ■Why haven’t we given up on the drug war since it’s an obvious failure and violates the people’s rights? Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem? ■Why do we sacrifice so much getting needlessly involved in border disputes and civil strife around the world and ignore the root cause of the most deadly border in the world -the one between Mexico and the US? ■Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the Executive Branch? ■Why does changing the party in power never change policy? Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same? ■Why did the big banks, the large corporations, and foreign banks and foreign central banks get bailed out in 2008 and the middle class lost their jobs and their homes? ■Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth? ■Why do so many accept the deeply flawed principle that government bureaucrats and politicians can protect us from ourselves without totally destroying the principle of liberty? ■Why can’t people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty? ■Why is there so little concern for the Executive Order that gives the President authority to establish a “kill list,” including American citizens, of those targeted for assassination? ■Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong. ■Why is it is claimed that if people won’t or can’t take care of their own needs, that people in government can do it for them? ■Why did we ever give the government a safe haven for initiating violence against the people? ■Why do some members defend free markets, but not civil liberties? ■Why do some members defend civil liberties but not free markets? Aren’t they the same? ■Why don’t more defend both economic liberty and personal liberty? ■Why are there not more individuals who seek to intellectually influence others to bring about positive changes than those who seek power to force others to obey their commands? ■Why does the use of religion to support a social gospel and preemptive wars, both of which requires authoritarians to use violence, or the threat of violence, go unchallenged? Aggression and forced redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with the teachings of the world’s great religions. ■Why do we allow the government and the Federal Reserve to disseminate false information dealing with both economic and foreign policy? ■Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it’s the enemy of the minority and makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority? ■Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there’s such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do? Is there any explanation for all the deception, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger and frustration? Yes there is, and there’s a way to reverse these attitudes. The negative perceptions are logical and a consequence of bad policies bringing about our problems. Identification of the problems and recognizing the cause allow the proper changes to come easy. Trust Yourself, Not the Government Too many people have for too long placed too much confidence and trust in government and not enough in themselves. Fortunately, many are now becoming aware of the seriousness of the gross mistakes of the past several decades. The blame is shared by both political parties. Many Americans now are demanding to hear the plain truth of things and want the demagoguing to stop. Without this first step, solutions are impossible. Seeking the truth and finding the answers in liberty and self-reliance promotes the optimism necessary for restoring prosperity. The task is not that difficult if politics doesn’t get in the way. We have allowed ourselves to get into such a mess for various reasons. Politicians deceive themselves as to how wealth is produced. Excessive confidence is placed in the judgment of politicians and bureaucrats. This replaces the confidence in a free society. Too many in high places of authority became convinced that only they, armed with arbitrary government power, can bring about fairness, while facilitating wealth production. This always proves to be a utopian dream and destroys wealth and liberty. It impoverishes the people and rewards the special interests who end up controlling both political parties. It’s no surprise then that much of what goes on in Washington is driven by aggressive partisanship and power seeking, with philosophic differences being minor. Economic Ignorance Economic ignorance is commonplace. Keynesianism continues to thrive, although today it is facing healthy and enthusiastic rebuttals. Believers in military Keynesianism and domestic Keynesianism continue to desperately promote their failed policies, as the economy languishes in a deep slumber. Supporters of all government edicts use humanitarian arguments to justify them. Humanitarian arguments are always used to justify government mandates related to the economy, monetary policy, foreign policy, and personal liberty. This is on purpose to make it more difficult to challenge. But, initiating violence for humanitarian reasons is still violence. Good intentions are no excuse and are just as harmful as when people use force with bad intentions. The results are always negative. The immoral use of force is the source of man’s political problems. Sadly, many religious groups, secular organizations, and psychopathic authoritarians endorse government initiated force to change the world. Even when the desired goals are well-intentioned—or especially when well-intentioned—the results are dismal. The good results sought never materialize. The new problems created require even more government force as a solution. The net result is institutionalizing government initiated violence and morally justifying it on humanitarian grounds. This is the same fundamental reason our government uses force for invading other countries at will, central economic planning at home, and the regulation of personal liberty and habits of our citizens. It is rather strange, that unless one has a criminal mind and no respect for other people and their property, no one claims it’s permissible to go into one’s neighbor’s house and tell them how to behave, what they can eat, smoke and drink or how to spend their money. Yet, rarely is it asked why it is morally acceptable that a stranger with a badge and a gun can do the same thing in the name of law and order. Any resistance is met with brute force, fines, taxes, arrests, and even imprisonment. This is done more frequently every day without a proper search warrant. No Government Monopoly over Initiating Violence Restraining aggressive behavior is one thing, but legalizing a government monopoly for initiating aggression can only lead to exhausting liberty associated with chaos, anger and the breakdown of civil society. Permitting such authority and expecting saintly behavior from the bureaucrats and the politicians is a pipe dream. We now have a standing army of armed bureaucrats in the TSA, CIA, FBI, Fish and Wildlife, FEMA, IRS, Corp of Engineers, etc. numbering over 100,000. Citizens are guilty until proven innocent in the unconstitutional administrative courts. Government in a free society should have no authority to meddle in social activities or the economic transactions of individuals. Nor should government meddle in the affairs of other nations. All things peaceful, even when controversial, should be permitted. We must reject the notion of prior restraint in economic activity just we do in the area of free speech and religious liberty. But even in these areas government is starting to use a backdoor approach of political correctness to regulate speech-a dangerous trend. Since 9/11 monitoring speech on the internet is now a problem since warrants are no longer required. The Proliferation of Federal Crimes The Constitution established four federal crimes. Today the experts can’t even agree on how many federal crimes are now on the books—they number into the thousands. No one person can comprehend the enormity of the legal system—especially the tax code. Due to the ill-advised drug war and the endless federal expansion of the criminal code we have over 6 million people under correctional suspension, more than the Soviets ever had, and more than any other nation today, including China. I don’t understand the complacency of the Congress and the willingness to continue their obsession with passing more Federal laws. Mandatory sentencing laws associated with drug laws have compounded our prison problems. The federal register is now 75,000 pages long and the tax code has 72,000 pages, and expands every year. When will the people start shouting, “enough is enough,” and demand Congress cease and desist. Achieving Liberty Liberty can only be achieved when government is denied the aggressive use of force. If one seeks liberty, a precise type of government is needed. To achieve it, more than lip service is required. Two choices are available. 1.A government designed to protect liberty—a natural right—as its sole objective. The people are expected to care for themselves and reject the use of any force for interfering with another person’s liberty. Government is given a strictly limited authority to enforce contracts, property ownership, settle disputes, and defend against foreign aggression. 2.A government that pretends to protect liberty but is granted power to arbitrarily use force over the people and foreign nations. Though the grant of power many times is meant to be small and limited, it inevitably metastasizes into an omnipotent political cancer. This is the problem for which the world has suffered throughout the ages. Though meant to be limited it nevertheless is a 100% sacrifice of a principle that would-be-tyrants find irresistible. It is used vigorously—though incrementally and insidiously. Granting power to government officials always proves the adage that: “power corrupts.” Once government gets a limited concession for the use of force to mold people habits and plan the economy, it causes a steady move toward tyrannical government. Only a revolutionary spirit can reverse the process and deny to the government this arbitrary use of aggression. There’s no in-between. Sacrificing a little liberty for imaginary safety always ends badly. Today’s mess is a result of Americans accepting option #2, even though the Founders attempted to give us Option #1. The results are not good. As our liberties have been eroded our wealth has been consumed. The wealth we see today is based on debt and a foolish willingness on the part of foreigners to take our dollars for goods and services. They then loan them back to us to perpetuate our debt system. It’s amazing that it has worked for this long but the impasse in Washington, in solving our problems indicate that many are starting to understand the seriousness of the world -wide debt crisis and the dangers we face. The longer this process continues the harsher the outcome will be. The Financial Crisis Is a Moral Crisis Many are now acknowledging that a financial crisis looms but few understand it’s, in reality, a moral crisis. It’s the moral crisis that has allowed our liberties to be undermined and permits the exponential growth of illegal government power. Without a clear understanding of the nature of the crisis it will be difficult to prevent a steady march toward tyranny and the poverty that will accompany it. Ultimately, the people have to decide which form of government they want; option #1 or option #2. There is no other choice. Claiming there is a choice of a “little” tyranny is like describing pregnancy as a “touch of pregnancy.” It is a myth to believe that a mixture of free markets and government central economic planning is a worthy compromise. What we see today is a result of that type of thinking. And the results speak for themselves. A Culture of Violence American now suffers from a culture of violence. It’s easy to reject the initiation of violence against one’s neighbor but it’s ironic that the people arbitrarily and freely anoint government officials with monopoly power to initiate violence against the American people—practically at will. Because it’s the government that initiates force, most people accept it as being legitimate. Those who exert the force have no sense of guilt. It is believed by too many that governments are morally justified in initiating force supposedly to “do good.” They incorrectly believe that this authority has come from the “consent of the people.” The minority, or victims of government violence never consented to suffer the abuse of government mandates, even when dictated by the majority. Victims of TSA excesses never consented to this abuse. This attitude has given us a policy of initiating war to “do good,” as well. It is claimed that war, to prevent war for noble purposes, is justified. This is similar to what we were once told that: “destroying a village to save a village” was justified. It was said by a US Secretary of State that the loss of 500,000 Iraqis, mostly children, in the 1990s, as a result of American bombs and sanctions, was “worth it” to achieve the “good” we brought to the Iraqi people. And look at the mess that Iraq is in today. Government use of force to mold social and economic behavior at home and abroad has justified individuals using force on their own terms. The fact that violence by government is seen as morally justified, is the reason why violence will increase when the big financial crisis hits and becomes a political crisis as well. First, we recognize that individuals shouldn’t initiate violence, then we give the authority to government. Eventually, the immoral use of government violence, when things goes badly, will be used to justify an individual’s “right” to do the same thing. Neither the government nor individuals have the moral right to initiate violence against another yet we are moving toward the day when both will claim this authority. If this cycle is not reversed society will break down. When needs are pressing, conditions deteriorate and rights become relative to the demands and the whims of the majority. It’s then not a great leap for individuals to take it upon themselves to use violence to get what they claim is theirs. As the economy deteriorates and the wealth discrepancies increase—as are already occurring— violence increases as those in need take it in their own hands to get what they believe is theirs. They will not wait for a government rescue program. When government officials wield power over others to bail out the special interests, even with disastrous results to the average citizen, they feel no guilt for the harm they do. Those who take us into undeclared wars with many casualties resulting, never lose sleep over the death and destruction their bad decisions caused. They are convinced that what they do is morally justified, and the fact that many suffer just can’t be helped. When the street criminals do the same thing, they too have no remorse, believing they are only taking what is rightfully theirs. All moral standards become relative. Whether it’s bailouts, privileges, government subsidies or benefits for some from inflating a currency, it’s all part of a process justified by a philosophy of forced redistribution of wealth. Violence, or a threat of such, is the instrument required and unfortunately is of little concern of most members of Congress. Some argue it’s only a matter of “fairness” that those in need are cared for. There are two problems with this. First, the principle is used to provide a greater amount of benefits to the rich than the poor. Second, no one seems to be concerned about whether or not it’s fair to those who end up paying for the benefits. The costs are usually placed on the backs of the middle class and are hidden from the public eye. Too many people believe government handouts are free, like printing money out of thin air, and there is no cost. That deception is coming to an end. The bills are coming due and that’s what the economic slowdown is all about. Sadly, we have become accustomed to living with the illegitimate use of force by government. It is the tool for telling the people how to live, what to eat and drink, what to read and how to spend their money. To develop a truly free society, the issue of initiating force must be understood and rejected. Granting to government even a small amount of force is a dangerous concession. Limiting Government Excesses vs. a Virtuous Moral People Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed. The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current crisis reflects that their concerns were justified. Most politicians and pundits are aware of the problems we face but spend all their time in trying to reform government. The sad part is that the suggested reforms almost always lead to less freedom and the importance of a virtuous and moral people is either ignored, or not understood. The new reforms serve only to further undermine liberty. The compounding effect has given us this steady erosion of liberty and the massive expansion of debt. The real question is: if it is liberty we seek, should most of the emphasis be placed on government reform or trying to understand what “a virtuous and moral people” means and how to promote it. The Constitution has not prevented the people from demanding handouts for both rich and poor in their efforts to reform the government, while ignoring the principles of a free society. All branches of our government today are controlled by individuals who use their power to undermine liberty and enhance the welfare/warfare state-and frequently their own wealth and power. If the people are unhappy with the government performance it must be recognized that government is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional limitations of power and love of freedom. If this is the problem all the tinkering with thousands of pages of new laws and regulations will do nothing to solve the problem. It is self-evident that our freedoms have been severely limited and the apparent prosperity we still have, is nothing more than leftover wealth from a previous time. This fictitious wealth based on debt and benefits from a false trust in our currency and credit, will play havoc with our society when the bills come due. This means that the full consequence of our lost liberties is yet to be felt. But that illusion is now ending. Reversing a downward spiral depends on accepting a new approach. Expect the rapidly expanding homeschooling movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms needed to build a free society with Constitutional protections. We cannot expect a Federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties. The internet will provide the alternative to the government/media complex that controls the news and most political propaganda. This is why it’s essential that the internet remains free of government regulation. Many of our religious institutions and secular organizations support greater dependency on the state by supporting war, welfare and corporatism and ignore the need for a virtuous people. I never believed that the world or our country could be made more free by politicians, if the people had no desire for freedom. Under the current circumstances the most we can hope to achieve in the political process is to use it as a podium to reach the people to alert them of the nature of the crisis and the importance of their need to assume responsibility for themselves, if it is liberty that they truly seek. Without this, a constitutionally protected free society is impossible. If this is true, our individual goal in life ought to be for us to seek virtue and excellence and recognize that self-esteem and happiness only comes from using one’s natural ability, in the most productive manner possible, according to one’s own talents. Productivity and creativity are the true source of personal satisfaction. Freedom, and not dependency, provides the environment needed to achieve these goals. Government cannot do this for us; it only gets in the way. When the government gets involved, the goal becomes a bailout or a subsidy and these cannot provide a sense of personal achievement. Achieving legislative power and political influence should not be our goal. Most of the change, if it is to come, will not come from the politicians, but rather from individuals, family, friends, intellectual leaders and our religious institutions. The solution can only come from rejecting the use of coercion, compulsion, government commands, and aggressive force, to mold social and economic behavior. Without accepting these restraints, inevitably the consensus will be to allow the government to mandate economic equality and obedience to the politicians who gain power and promote an environment that smothers the freedoms of everyone. It is then that the responsible individuals who seek excellence and self-esteem by being self-reliance and productive, become the true victims. Conclusion What are the greatest dangers that the American people face today and impede the goal of a free society? There are five. 1. The continuous attack on our civil liberties which threatens the rule of law and our ability to resist the onrush of tyranny. 2. Violent anti-Americanism that has engulfed the world. Because the phenomenon of “blow-back” is not understood or denied, our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in many wars that we have no business being in. National bankruptcy and a greater threat to our national security will result. 3. The ease in which we go to war, without a declaration by Congress, but accepting international authority from the UN or NATO even for preemptive wars, otherwise known as aggression. 4. A financial political crisis as a consequence of excessive debt, unfunded liabilities, spending, bailouts, and gross discrepancy in wealth distribution going from the middle class to the rich. The danger of central economic planning, by the Federal Reserve must be understood. 5. World government taking over local and US sovereignty by getting involved in the issues of war, welfare, trade, banking, a world currency, taxes, property ownership, and private ownership of guns. Happily, there is an answer for these very dangerous trends. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression. The retort to such a suggestion is always: it’s too simplistic, too idealistic, impractical, naïve, utopian, dangerous, and unrealistic to strive for such an ideal. The answer to that is that for thousands of years the acceptance of government force, to rule over the people, at the sacrifice of liberty, was considered moral and the only available option for achieving peace and prosperity. What could be more utopian than that myth—considering the results especially looking at the state sponsored killing, by nearly every government during the 20th Century, estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. It’s time to reconsider this grant of authority to the state. No good has ever come from granting monopoly power to the state to use aggression against the people to arbitrarily mold human behavior. Such power, when left unchecked, becomes the seed of an ugly tyranny. This method of governance has been adequately tested, and the results are in: reality dictates we try liberty. The idealism of non-aggression and rejecting all offensive use of force should be tried. The idealism of government sanctioned violence has been abused throughout history and is the primary source of poverty and war. The theory of a society being based on individual freedom has been around for a long time. It’s time to take a bold step and actually permit it by advancing this cause, rather than taking a step backwards as some would like us to do. Today the principle of habeas corpus, established when King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, is under attack. There’s every reason to believe that a renewed effort with the use of the internet that we can instead advance the cause of liberty by spreading an uncensored message that will serve to rein in government authority and challenge the obsession with war and welfare. What I’m talking about is a system of government guided by the moral principles of peace and tolerance. The Founders were convinced that a free society could not exist without a moral people. Just writing rules won’t work if the people choose to ignore them. Today the rule of law written in the Constitution has little meaning for most Americans, especially those who work in Washington DC. Benjamin Franklin claimed “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” John Adams concurred: “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” A moral people must reject all violence in an effort to mold people’s beliefs or habits. A society that boos or ridicules the Golden Rule is not a moral society. All great religions endorse the Golden Rule. The same moral standards that individuals are required to follow should apply to all government officials. They cannot be exempt. The ultimate solution is not in the hands of the government. The solution falls on each and every individual, with guidance from family, friends and community. The #1 responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow. This is of greater importance than working on changing the government; that is secondary to promoting a virtuous society. If we can achieve this, then the government will change. It doesn’t mean that political action or holding office has no value. At times it does nudge policy in the right direction. But what is true is that when seeking office is done for personal aggrandizement, money or power, it becomes useless if not harmful. When political action is taken for the right reasons it’s easy to understand why compromise should be avoided. It also becomes clear why progress is best achieved by working with coalitions, which bring people together, without anyone sacrificing his principles. Political action, to be truly beneficial, must be directed toward changing the hearts and minds of the people, recognizing that it’s the virtue and morality of the people that allow liberty to flourish. The Constitution or more laws per se, have no value if the people’s attitudes aren’t changed. To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome. Number one is “envy” which leads to hate and class warfare. Number two is “intolerance” which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies. These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people together. When tried, freedom is popular. The problem we have faced over the years has been that economic interventionists are swayed by envy, whereas social interventionists are swayed by intolerance of habits and lifestyles. The misunderstanding that tolerance is an endorsement of certain activities, motivates many to legislate moral standards which should only be set by individuals making their own choices. Both sides use force to deal with these misplaced emotions. Both are authoritarians. Neither endorses voluntarism. Both views ought to be rejected. I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out “the plain truth of things.” The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people world-wide, is to pursue the cause of LIBERTY. If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.
Congressman Dr. Ron Paul
Very worthwhile wouldn’t you say? Spread the word. God made the world and we’re supposed to be good. Globalists want to depopulate the planet. God said go forth and multiply. Governments that grow larger eventually engage in welfare and warfare and are always going to restrict your freedom by using force. That’s the bottom line. Let’s get working on the repair of the moral fabric of our society, like the good Doctor prescribed! And, according to what I’ve figured out, if you insist on borrowing money, try and find a small home grown bank instead of the big conglomerates. At the very least, never sign a contract with J.P. Morgan Chase. That limited liability company needs to be cut off!
Here is Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins at our National Prayer Breakfast, describing the big fix for what ails our Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.
“… Arms … discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and
preserve order in the world as well as property…. Horrid mischief
would ensue were (the law-abiding) deprived the use of them.”
- Thomas Paine
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature.
They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit
crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for
the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent
homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence
than an armed man.”
- Thomas Jefferson
“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”
- George Mason
“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves … and include all men capable of bearing arms.”
- Richard Henry Lee
“What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment
of a standing army, the bane of liberty …. Whenever Governments mean
to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to
destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.”
- Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who
approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but
downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…. The
great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might
have a gun.”
- Patrick Henry
“This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right
of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has
been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest
limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of
the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext
whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the
brink of destruction.”
- St. George Tucker
And if you don’t think it hasn’t already happened, then revisit how they confiscated our guns during the Katrina disaster in New Orleans a few years back. Many of those citizens, even ones with original purchase receipts, never got their guns back.
Wisconsin’s Sheriff Clarke, hundreds of U.S. sheriffs have said they will not participate in gun confiscation
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/see-police-confiscate-guns-from-americans/#Hs3fEFBQC7xLJByL.99
Write your locally elected Sheriff.
And buy more bullets.
That is all.
David Joseph Lango