Thursday, July 30, 2009

Will Durant quote

"Those who know nothing about history and doomed to repeat it."
-Will Durant

Yes, but it also has to be correct non revisionist history in order to properly instruct you.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

grace commission report to Ronald Reagan

"100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt ... all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government." -Grace Commission report submitted to President Ronald Reagan - January 15, 1984

But wait!!!! Who's getting that money? It couldn't be the private bank called the federal reserve could it? NO, GASP....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Marrinel Eccles, on credit

"The United States economy is like a poker game where the chips have become concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, and where the other fellows can stay in the game only by borrowing. When the credit runs out the game will stop."

Marriner Eccles, chairman of the federal reserve 1931-1934

The Fed is the one who provides the credit. The banks are powerless without the fed. So the game is going to stop when? When the fed decides that it's going to end. Blatant admission that the Federal Reserve plays with your futurre like it's a monopoly game. Only in this game they already know who's going to win.

Wikpedia states the following about Eccles, " After a brief stint at the Treasury Department, he was appointed by President Roosevelt as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve between 1934 and 1948. He stayed on the Board of Governors until 1951, when he resigned over acrimony between the Fed and the Treasury Department prior to the 1951 Accord. He also participated in post-World War II Bretton Woods negotiations that created the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. He later retired back to Utah to run his companies and write his memoirs, titled Beckoning Frontiers.
Marriner Eccles is often seen as an early proponent of demand stimulus projects to fend off the ravages of the Great Depression. Later, he became known as a defender of Keynesian ideas, though his ideas predated Keynes' The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. "

Need I say more.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Benjamin Franklin on debt

"Think what you do when you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty."

Benjamin Franklin

Dr. Franklin knew what he was talking about. The United States initially set up a 20 charter with a central bank in our first 20 years in existence. Our founders seeing it for the debt it produced let it's charter run out. The Rothschild's in Europe didn't like this, and some say the war of 1812 was really about the United States not renewing the charter on that bank. The second Bank of the United states was another central bank that was abolished by Andrew Jackson. Of course Jacksons stand allowed The United States to be debt free for the first and only time in our nations history.

What people don't understand is that central banking is a debt based system. They only print the money to loan, not the interest. The bible commanded us to not charge usury (interest) in the old testament. The bible also states that the borrower is slave to the lender. Debt is slavery, and our founders understood this all too well. So now our third central bank known as the federal reserve has us Trillions in debt. If you pay it back you retract the money supply and crash the economy. If you keep spending you inflate the money supply and debach our dollar. Or, you try to keep this deck of cards standing by selling the debt to other countries and making a bigger mess down the road.


P.S. It is good to note that an attempt was made on Andrew Jackson's life when he wouldn't renew the bank charter. Could it be God's providence that made that gun back fire?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thomas Jefferson, foreign policy

"Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship with All Nations-Entangling Alliances with None."

Thomas Jefferson

Such was spoken on Thomas Jeffersons first inaugural address (and a popular quote on the back of all new american magazines). Our founders knew we couldn't stay strong as a nation if we were engaged in other nations affairs. Mr. Jefferson wouldn't have sent us into Iraq, Afganistan, or all these other nations our current government wants to conquer. These wars have nothing to do with maintaining our freedom, and everything to do with setting up the new world order. Our founders wouldn't have this relationship we have with Israel. That nation would be expected to make it's own way in this world without our 400 billion plus dollars a year to support their military. It's not about being enemies with any nation. It's about not fighting wars we have no interest in, and no national security threat. What ever happened to trying to find Osama Bin Ladin? Or are we too busy building a new Iraq, and protecting it from Iran? Hmmm, I wonder where were going to go next?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Karl Marx on Christianity

"The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self -contempt, abasement, submissiveness and humbleness, in short all the qualities of the rabble, and the proletariat, which will not permit itself to be treated as rabble, needs its courage, its self-confidence, its pride and its sense of independence even more than its bread. The social principles of Christianity are sneaking and hypocritical, and the proletariat is revolutionary."

Karl Marx (Marx, The Communism of the Rheinische Beobachter, Marx, Engels Collected works).

Well I guess there should be no surprise why Christianity didn't do well in the ol USSR ah? Ah, but the world government were about to enter into looks more like Marx world view than the freedom many of us have enjoyed.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thomas Jefferson on power

"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."

-Thomas Jefferson (quote taken from Ron Paul's "The Revolution")

Strange as it might seem by todays standards that our founders didn't advocate for centralized government. As a matter of fact our founders fought against most of what we tolerate with increasing apathy. A government that has enough power to give you what so ever you want has enough power to take anything, and everything from you. Our founders fought against oppressive taxes (think IRS), oppressive government (think current government), loss of property (think current regulations), and much more. The United States is falling into tyranical fascism. The people will wake up, but will it be too late?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Benjamin Franklin on compassion

"To relieve the misfortunes of our fellow creatures is concurring with the Deity; it is godlike, but, if we provide encouragement for laziness, and supports for folly, may we not be found fighting against the order of God and Nature, which perhaps has appointed want and misery as proper punishmets for, and cautions against, as well as necessary consequences of, idleness and extravagance? Whenever we attempt to amend the scheme of Providence and to interfere with government of the world, we had need be very circumspect, lest we do more harm than good. "

Benjamin Franklin (Smyth, writings of Benjamin Franklin, 3:135)

W. Cleon Skoussen in his book the 5000 year leap pointed out that Franklin was for the most part of the have not crowd (as opposed to the haves). However, if was Franklin who lived in England for several years and saw government "compassion" (we call it welfare) in action.

Benjamin Franklin stated to one of his friends in england, "I have long been of your opinion, that your legal provision for the poor (in england) is a very great evil, operating as it does to the encouragement of idleness. We have followed your example, and begin now to see our error, and, I hope, shall reform it." (Ibid., 10:64.)

When they say history repeats itself they are not kidding. Instead of rolling out the welfare dollars why not look at what it does to people through the lens of history? Why not see if these mistakes have happened before, and, I don't know, try making new mistakes if nothing else. Humans in general are so predictable. The founders have already given us the lesson on welfare. They have essentially already told us "IT DOESN'T WORK, SO AVOID IT OK." The lessons of history are clear here. Yet our government officials keep printing more money they can never pay back, keep building more debt, and continue to push us down the road to serfdom. All while we the people sit back saying, "give me, give me, give me" just like a child does for his toys or candy. We don't know our history, and no one can remain ignorant and free. It just won't happen.

I have done a fair share of reading books on hunting, trapping, and such. One story I will never forget. An author was trying to convey the importance for trapping a opossum and feeding it for weeks prior to killing and eating it. The idea is that the opossum was gamey tasting, and that you had to get some fat on him, and get him ready for the slaughter. If the government is taking from others and giving it to you will they not take from you in the future? Why is it that people are OK with allowing the government to take from their neighbor, but only protest when it's done to them (though they should have seen it coming). We as a nation, like the opossum, are being primed for the slaughter. The more hand outs we take, the more liberties we give up. Nothing is free, and there is always someone paying for it. In our case I believe history will show that we traded our freedom for candy (red communist candy from china most likely).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

James Madison on morality

"Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men; so that we do not depend upon their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them."

-James Madison

"I thank God that I have lived to see my country independent and free. She may long enjoy her independence and freedom if she will. It depends on her virtue." Samuel Adams in a letter to Richard Henry Lee.

I firmly believe that on this day July 15, 2009, we have a corrupt nation and government. Not only can you plainly see the unvirtous nature of people across the television set, but you can plainly see it in their elected officials. Our congressman, senators, and President reflect US.... We put them in office, and after they lie, cheat, and steal we give them a second term. If they are of the most corrupt of all the people we leave them in office for thirty plus years. Can there be any question as to why our liberties are being flushed down the drain? When you consider where our country is heading don't forget to look at the individual looking back at you in the mirror. Did that individual vote? Who did you vote for? Did you do YOUR OWN RESEARCH on that officials record? Finally, do you hold your officials accountable? Or, are you too busy watching American Idol?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thomas Jefferson on ignorance

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson (Ford, writings of Thomas Jefferson, 10:4)

If you walk into any high school today I doubt very much that ten percent of the students have ever read the constitution or the declaration of independence. No, not once!!! However, they will be taught every possible short coming our founders ever had (they were not perfect) without hearing any of their better traits. The foundations of freedom have been long forgotten by our society. And with it every freedom we still have (only by a thread I might add) will soon follow the knowledge that has been forgotten and despised by many of our fellow citizens.

Benjamin Franklin looked at a painting once while signing one of our great documents. It was a the sun peering over the horizon. His only question was if it was a setting sun or a rising one. In his day it was definately rising. In ours I'm afraid it's setting and freedoms light has almost been totally eclipsed. (Reference, The 5000 year leap by W. Cleon Skoussen)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Frederick Bastiat

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law -which may be an isolated case- is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system. The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly , defending his aquired rights. .... The present day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.

Frederick Bastiat, The Law

One of the hall marks of socialism in any form is to steal from those who have and give it to others WHO HAVEN"T WORKED FOR IT... In the end it destroys initiative, destroys freedom, and always degrades into tyranny. Bastiat said it best, you can't steal from one person and give it to another. You can't give people that which they should do for themselves. Why make people study for a college degree? Why not just take it from a person that already has it and give the credentials to his neighbor who has been smoking and drinking the past four years? Some of you might think that's absurd, but are we not doing that financially with our current Welfare system?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Edward Mandell House quote.

I asked a friend of mine for a quote from a book he owned. This was the e-mail he gave me. It is good to note that the author of this quote was President Woodrow Wilsons (the federal reserve act)right hand man, and advisor to President Roosevelt (the new deal, social security). I have the quote and my friends comments left intact. Hope you enjoy.

The quote comes from the book “Philip Dru: Administrator” by Edward Mandell House (published in 1912). In this novel, House puts the sentence in question into the mouth of his protagonist Philip Dru, a man who essentially becomes a (supposed) benevolent dictator after succeeding in bringing about a military coup in the United States and overturning the U.S. Constitution by making his own national political policies as all dictators do.

The reference to Marxism appears in Chapter VI, “The Prophet Of A New Day.” Philip Dru is engaging in political debate with a man named Strawn prior to the revolution. Dru says: “You take it for granted that man must have in sight some material reward in order to bring forth the best there is within him. I believe that mankind is awakening to the fact that material compensation is far less to be desired than spiritual compensation. This feeling will grow, it is growing, and when it comes to full fruition, the world will find but little difficulty in attaining a certain measure of altruism. I agree with you that this much-to-be desired state of society cannot be altogether reached by laws, however drastic. Socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx cannot be entirely brought about by a comprehensive system of state ownership and by the leveling of wealth. If that were done without a spiritual leavening, the result would be largely as you suggest.”

It’s important to note that Dru has implied that the basic idea of Marxism leads to a desirable state, but he feels that some adjustments (in the form of a “spiritual leavening”) need to be applied to the Marxist model to make it practicable. It’s no coincidence that what we see happening around us, although Socialistic, and Marxist on some levels, is not pure Marxism. We seem to be led down some semi-Red Socialistic path predicted by House.

In my copy of the book, I added this personal note in the margin where the above passage appears: “He never gives any detail about this spirituality! What is it? From where does it originate? Is Dru going to dictate religion to us as he does diet and funeral procedures? (pgs. 161, 211).”

I will add that I find it interesting that he used the term “spiritual leavening.” As you and I know, Marc, not all that is spiritual is good. People tend to equate the word spiritual with “of God”, but demons also operate as spiritual entities in a spiritual world. So, the word “spiritual” in “spiritual leavening” cannot automatically be assumed to mean something good. And what about that word “leavening”? In the Bible, “leaven” is sometimes used as a symbol for sin. I doubt that House meant to imply this “spiritual leavening” was some sort of demonic sin, because I kind of doubt he had that much insight into The Holy Bible. But it’s fun to entertain the thought that perhaps it was God who directed House’s words to further expose his evil agenda. Just a whimsical contemplation on my part. There are several odd and questionable phrases and ideas that show up in this book which are worth further speculation.

My copy of Philip Dru: Administrator has an appendix which includes a letter House wrote explaining his purpose for writing the book. At one point in the letter he writes: “For a long time it had seemed to me that our Government was too complicated in its machinery and that we had outgrown our Constitution. It has been by constant wonder that our people were willing to go along without protest with such an inefficient machine.” So, in short, House wrote the book in order to propose what American government would look like if some wise, benevolent dictator came along and overthrew it in order to reform it. Therefore, the words that the book’s protagonist Philip Dru speaks represent the ideas of its author Edward Mandell House.

By the way, although the book is very valuable because it exposes the treasonous thinking of this man who was a principal advisor to presidents Wilson and Roosevelt, and who was behind the forming of the League of Nations and the United Nations, as well as a player in the bringing about of The Federal Reserve, as a novel, “Philip Dru: Administrator” is probably the worst writing I’ve ever read. I mean, it is so poorly written that one can only struggle through it if he or she is truly interested in learning what treason this man’s mind contained. Which goes to show that House was actually as bad a writer as he was a thinker. Hope this helps.