Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Ron Paul Pittsburgh Rally Aug 3

Ron Paul speech from the rally in Pittsburgh on August 3rd. The last 10 minutes got caught off because my video file got corrupted. Join our meetup at http://ronpaul.meetup.com/25/ if you live near Philly and support Ron Paul for 2008.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Was America Bought Out?

In 1913 the Federal Reserve was established. The Federal Reserve is a private bank that controls the money of America. Although our Federal government has the power to create money, it seems that this is not the case. The Federal Reserve prints the money when the government needs it out of thin air, making it a fiat currency. There is nothing backing this money, it is essentially only worth what we want it to be worth. This money is then put into circulation and then the American people pay interest on it. Yes the American people pay interest on their own money. This debt is unnecessary and wouldn't exist if our government still coined our money themselves. Most of are tough economic times in our nations history such as the Great Depression can be traced back to issues in the Federal Reserve.

Woodrow Wilson the President during the time when the Federal Reserve Act was passed was later regretful of what he had let happen.

I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
-Woodrow Wilson (1919)

He realized the power he had shifted to these bankers. One of the governments most important powers was given to a few elite bankers. We were sold out.

Now we have these powerful bankers in control in behind the scenes aspects. They have the money and power to control the economy. They control the interest rates. Now the big question is why our government doesn't coin the money when they have the power to do so interest free. Why is it that we pay interest on our money when it is unnecessary. I think there is a better way about doing this and its not letting the elite bankers have control of our monetary system. Some things you may want to look at to get a better picture of these issues are the movies Freedom to Facism and Money Masters.

Some other interesting quotes related to the Federal Reserve:

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The
issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to
whom it properly belongs."--Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and
commerce." -- James A. Garfield, President of the United States

"Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States" -- Sen. Barry Goldwater (Rep. AR)

"The financial system has been turned over to the Federal Reserve Board. That Board asministers the finance system by authority of a purely profiteering group. The system is Private, conducted for the sole purpose of obtaining the greatest possible profits from the use of other people's money" -- Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., 1923

Patriot Act - How Patriotic is It?

The Patriot Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001.

The PATRIOT Act, which is an acronym for Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, permits the following:

*Secret FBI and Police searches of your home and office.

*Secret government wiretaps on your phone, computer and/ or Internet activity.

*Secret investigations of your bank records, credit cards and other financial records.

*Secret investigations of your library and book activities.

*Secret examinations of your medical records.

*The freezing of funds and assets without prior notice or appeal.


Now my point is why was this even signed into legislation, this is a huge blow to our Constitutional rights of privacy and free speech. The use of fear mongering to get this bill passed is unprecedented. Now if our establishment wants to say that we were attacked on 9/11 because they hated our freedoms and rights, then why is it that this establishment is taking them away to protect us from the people who want to kill us for these rights? Double-think isn't it, and quite frankly its idiotic. No one with a brain should give up their liberties for freedom, for you are only being enslaved by another force. I find the use of the name Patriotic in the bill to be a low blow. Were the legislators afraid to say no against the bill because they were afraid they would be considered un-patriotic? Did they buy into all the fear-mongering that most of us did? Or did they even read the bill?

Benjamin Franklin once said "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security". I feel this quote is important to this argument. Never shall we give our freedoms up for a sense of security. Never give up what are forefathers faught and died for so you can feel safe from "terrorists". Terrorists are not going away they have been with civilization since the start and will continue in the future, so this War on Terror essentially has no ending.

I don't understand some people's mindset when they say they don't mind being surveilled because they have nothing to hide. The government has no right to surveil you. The government's main job is to protect your freedoms and life, instead they are taking your freedoms away and enslaving you into their system. They have plans to pass a National I.D. card through the Real I.D. Act which thankfully a lot of states are opposing. I think a big thing people have a problem with is that they think the government is suppose to be their friend. This mindset is what is getting us into trouble. By not keeping proper checks on them and being called unpatriotic if you question them really hinders our freedoms. Stand up for what you believe in, resist those who try to bring you down, and maybe this world will get back on track.

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