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Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:00 am

As we worry over "entitlements" and whether or not we're going to get all we deserve, we fail to see the blatant result of our "gimme" mentality, namely the enormous problem of our failing dollar, rampant inflation and unemployment, the burst housing bubble with more foreclosures on the way, and our massive debt and credit crisis.

Our runaway materialism, greed, covetousness and selfishness has come home to roost. Indeed its true that we get exactly what we deserve.

The Scottish historian Alexander Tyler described the life cycle of a democracy: "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship."

The Republican and Democratic parties have failed America and the reason has less to do with good policy than the fact that man cannot rule man justly. Historically, no nation has ever governed itself with stability and righteousness for a sustained period of time. The "conservative/liberal" argument is a fool's game, distracting and deceiving people from the real issues facing us.

We are no longer a free-market capitalist economy; rather, we are ruled by a financial oligarchy as evidenced by who calls the shots — the Federal Reserve Central Bank in a "private/public partnership" with the U.S. government, who has sold us out to the global monied bankers in the best orchestrated, most successful, fraudulent scheme of privatizing gain and socializing loss ever devised by the criminal mind.

Cicero (43 B.C.) knew "the budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, national debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled." Likewise, Abba Eban understood also that "history teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the alternatives."

So my friend, freedom is not just another word for nothing left to lose. Freedom is everything and we've already lost it outside of Christ.

William Van Amber Fields

Morada

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10 comments:

  • posted at 3:42 pm on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    rantraves: I am impressed that you recognize the Federal Reserve {promissory} notes for what they are.you posted the collapse of the federal reserve in terms of run-away debt, not in terms of criminal theft of funds.With that much knowledge, I'm surprised you didn't spot the notes are due and payable for $47 Trillion and that treasury agents misappropriated the funds.Perhaps these agents might now be under arrest, and the dollar recovered if the funds can be extracted out of the portfolios of the guilty parties.

     
  • posted at 3:38 pm on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Aimee: Did I get that recess - adjourn correct?

     
  • posted at 3:37 pm on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Aimee: If you remember the Christmas Eve in 1913, you will recall that the opposing votes against the federal reserve were advised that congress was recessed, and supporting votes remained within Washington to approve the Fed Res act.Notice that this is an odd-numbered year, and that congress was not adjourned.

     
  • posted at 7:13 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    rantraves:Interesting about the $ history. I had always thought that it was a combination of the U and S from the United States, but apparently that "idea" was from a work of fiction published in 1957 called Atlas Shrugged.

     
  • posted at 6:23 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    The fed res notes ( or promises to pay ) will collapse; it's not a matter of if, but when. The good news is that an economy is made up of people, resources, and the will to transform said resources into products. The U S has all of the necessary ingredients for success; but for us right now, the "will" to transform raw materials into finished products has been stifled by govt intervention into the free-market. In other words... the govts overbearing piece of the action has become a dis-incentive to productivity; That will change, but unfortunately the "change" will in all likelihood be revolutionary instead of political. I hope I'm wrong, but, as Mr. Fields points out, history is not on the side of a political solution. What a great time to be alive!

     
  • posted at 4:59 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Prior to 1963 our coins were silver, the paper bills had imprinted, 'pay to bearer on demand' they were silver certificates and paid 371.25 grains of silver on demand for each dollar. The symbol for 371.25 grains of silver was two diagonal lines on an S. The notes we carry today have no value but are in fact debt.Prior to Lyndon Johnson our currency had actual value. After this the printing presses can and do run unabated as no one could demand silver for their paper Federal Reserve Debt Notes. The symbol that replaced the silver symbol is now $.

     
  • posted at 4:05 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Before you label Mr. Van Amber Field's letter as the ramblings of a conspiracy theorist (or worse) do some research for yourself. You'll find that what he is saying is true.

     
  • posted at 4:03 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    anthropis is very correct. The founding fathers meant for America to exist as a republic and the Federal reserve is "not" federal.The Democratic controlled Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913, on the eve of one of the most celebrated holidays in American culture. Does this sound familiar to anyone?Further, the US Supreme Court declared in Lewis v US that "..examining the organization and function of the Federal Reserve Banks, and applying the relevant factors, we conclude that the Reserve Banks are not federal instrumentalities for purposes of the FTCA, but are independent, privately-owned and locally controlled corporations."

     
  • posted at 3:36 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Technically we were not a democracy until the 20th century. Our founding fathers meant our form of government to be a Constitutional Republic and they considered democracy to be mob rule rather than the rule of law.The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was made law in flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution; Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1, 'No state shall....make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debt.' When drafting this clause they agreed that they were keeping the paper money men out of this government forever.

     
  • posted at 1:41 am on Tue, Jan 5, 2010.

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    Oh Bill,The progressive children are going to have a field day with your letter. I can just see L, voter, JB and EY all scurrying out from mom's basement claming this and that and throwing out personal attacks.Maybe Tyler never existed, but regardless what he is said to have witten is very true. This country is in the later stages of democracy somewhere between 7 and 8. What is scary is that within my lifetime I fully expect to complete the cycle. The progressive and striving to thorugh this country into bondage with every fiber of thier bodies (all in the effort to help), I bet they will be the loudest to scream.The other quote is from Alexis de Tocqueville and is very true. This country passed the 50% mark in the last 10 years and it is all downhill from here. Thanks progressive for destroying the greatest force for good in the history of man.

     

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