Virginia Pushing For Article V Constitutional Convention

Dear Bob,

What is your opinion about the Article V Constitutional Convention???   Is it POSSIBLE to have an Article V Convention and NOT have it develop into the Original Const. Conv.???   I need help as Va. is pushing for the new Convention.   

Madge from Va.

Dear Madge,

I don’t believe you want to open that Pandora’s box. The same progressives who are currently dominating national and State politics will take over any Article V convention. That will result in a monster you don’t want to confront. It is in fact unnecessary as all the provisions needed to restore Constitutional governance are currently found in the Constitution. What is needed is a ground up effort to remove progressives from office through the local and State governments.

Best wishes,

Bob

Justice Kennedy Needs A History Lesson

Speaking at the annual conference of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy declared the reason he serves as the Supreme Court’s “swing” vote. He considers the U.S. Constitution “a flawed document” susceptible to interpretation.

The framers, Kennedy said, “were wise enough to know that they could not foresee the injustices” of the future, “so they used general language.” He believes the framers wanted principles that could be reinterpreted by justices of the future.

Kennedy needs to study up on his history, for the framers believed quite differently.

James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, two-time member of the Continental Congress and one of the first six original Supreme Court Justices, served on the Committee of Detail, which produced the first draft of the Constitution. He said, “The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.”

That seems to leave little wiggle room for the argument that the Constitution is a “living document.”

James Madison warned about the results of construing the Constitution as a “living document” when he wrote to Henry Lee: “I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers. If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense. And that the language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founder, will I believe appear to all unbiassed Enquirers into the history of its origin and adoption.”

Another Constitutional signatory and later Supreme Court justice, William Paterson, wrote: “What is a Constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental law are established. The Constitution is certain and fixed; it contains the permanent will of the people, and is the supreme law of the land; it is paramount to the power of the Legislature, and can be revoked or altered only by the authority that made it.”

The “authority that made it” is not the Supreme Court or Kennedy.

And though not involved in the drafting of the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson clearly understood the danger inherent in loose interpretations of its meaning. “On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

The Truth About Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

Most urologists in conventional medicine place high emphasis on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to determine prostate health. Even though researchers have placed substantial doubts on the validity and reliability of the PSA test, conventional doctors continue to use the test and rely on it to determine male prostate health.

Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. A higher number, of course, calls for biopsy and may lead to prostate surgery.

Yet some men may have prostate malignancy with very low PSA numbers or no malignancy with very high PSA numbers.

This makes the whole test doubtful. I personally would not rely on the PSA test and would certainly refuse prostate surgery based on it — or even biopsy at my age, 81.

Many men have been ruined because of prostate surgery. At the very least, all considerations of prostate surgery should be preceded by a detailed understanding of the pros and cons of relying on the PSA test.

There is not as much objection to the digital rectal exam (DRE) because no harm can result and a trained doctor can get a reasonable appraisal of prostate health by conducting a rectal prostate exam. Swelling and inflammation may be detected in most men particularly as they age.

Usually, a man can tell if he begins to have prostate swelling or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) because of a noticeable restriction in his urine flow. Swelling of the prostate causes restriction of the urethra, which reduces urine flow. This becomes chronic in many men; and they may opt for green laser procedure to burn out that part of the prostate that is squeezing the urethra, restricting urine flow and creating urinary urgency, which disturbs sleep.

Green light laser is done as an outpatient surgery, but the patient is put to sleep for the procedure. Green light laser is fairly new but a better option. Be sure to select a urologist who has done several procedures.

Prostate cancer is risky for men, especially before about age 65. After that, the risk of death is reduced as age increases. The literature suggests that many men who die have prostate cancer, but it doesn’t kill them. They die of other causes. So older men should be very careful in selecting prostate surgery over doing nothing. Even younger men should not be unduly alarmed at a high PSA test because of the unreliability of the test.

Be careful of overaggressive treatments for early prostate cancer, including surgery and radiation therapy. Some side effects include urinary incontinence (inability to control urine flow), problems with bowel function, erectile dysfunction (loss of erections or erections that are inadequate for sexual intercourse) and infection.

Sad to say, there is no need for surgery anyway if it is determined that prostate cancer has already spread to other parts of the body before being detected.

Please remember that in the U.S., cancer is a multibillion-dollar industry; and establishment medicine will move quickly to capture potential cancer patients and involve them in the cancer-profit system. Fear is their major ruse.

I believe that prostate health is based on diet plus whether one is a smoker or heavy drinker. It’s obvious that unhealthy lifestyles will lead to unhealthy outcomes.

Fatty acid and stinging nettle (Cataplex F and Palmettoplex from Standard Process) are fundamental, in my view, to aid prostate health. Many chiropractors carry these products. Or use Googleto search for Standard Process to find someone near you who sells the product.

What Choice?

“Choice” is one of the many altruistic-sounding code words the elites use to enslave you gradually, without your knowledge. I have told you about these words before and listed many of them.

The progressive left claims to be all about choice. A central tenet of the Democrat Party’s message is that it alone is the protector of choice. It claims to stand as a bulwark against the “Republican’s war on women” (more code words) and those “evil” people who want to eliminate a woman’s “right” to murder their unborn (and even partially born) babies.

This ensures a woman has a “right” to make a choice about her body and whether to purge it of the unwanted organism (that moral people call a baby) through an abortion. Of course, the 57 million babies killed since Roe v. Wade had no choice. No matter. They are just collateral damage for the “greater good” (more code words).

The progressive left and its propaganda arm corporate media tout Obamacare as a victory for choice. It is anything but.

Obamacare has forcibly eliminated the healthcare insurance many people chose to have — and were happy with — because it did not fit the egalitarian parameters established by a group of collectivist, elitist bureaucrats. Those with so-called “Cadillac plans” (more code words) were forced into more expensive and less expansive plans. Those who chose to have minimal or only catastrophic coverage have been denied that choice as well. All must have a one-size-fits-all health insurance policy that is both more expensive and often more restrictive.

Obamacare has also removed the choice that employers had of whether to offer insurance as a benefit, and just how much or little coverage to offer. The progressive left has gone apoplectic over the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision in which the rights of the corporate owner were upheld. It was a victory, of sorts, for real choice, in that it upheld the natural right Christians have to not subsidize something they find abhorrent.

Of course, the progressive left, which turns logic on its head at every turn, claims the ruling is a defeat for choice. This is nonsense. First, Hobby Lobby already provided 16 of 20 forms of birth control in its insurance coverage in addition to paying its employees wages that are above the “living wage” (more code words) the progressive left has established as a “right.” Second, neither the owners of Hobby Lobby or any other corporation have the power to prevent women from purchasing with their own money whatever form of abortifacient they would like to buy. Nor did Hobby Lobby seek to do so. It simply sought to have the choice not to pay for it itself.

But to the progressive left, the choice of Christian business owners — and Christians in general — always take a back seat to their altruistic notions of “greater good.”

The progressive left and their corrupt corporate media enablers are curiously silent on the ways Obamacare is waging a true war on women — and men — in the healthcare field and its gradualism that will eventually enslave all Americans to Big Medicine, Big Pharma, Big Insurance and Big Brother.

Big Brother sometimes uses a carrot and sometimes uses a stick in order alter behaviors and bend people to the will of the elitist do-gooders who sit in the halls of power making choices on behalf of the “greater good.” The carrot is redistribution of wealth in the form of removing money through taxes and inflation from the producers and offering it as incentives to people, corporations, and local and State governments in order to encourage certain behaviors. The stick is the threat to remove those incentives after people, corporations, and local and State governments become dependent upon those incentives.

Such is the case with an Obamacare provision that reduces Medicaid and Medicare funding by 2 percent in 2015 to healthcare organizations that do not obtain a staff flu vaccination rate of 90 percent or better. The corporate propaganda machine is silent on this, and healthcare organizations are as well. In fact, healthcare organizations are outright lying to their employees about the reason behind the flu vaccine mandates by claiming it is for the benefit and health concerns of the patients and health workers.

Healthcare workers are not given a choice in the matter — unless one considers the false dilemma of either having the vaccine or being fired as being given a choice.

Healthcare workers are even now being fired for their choice of refusing to have harmful substances injected into their bodies for reasons that do not exist or are greatly exaggerated. By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s own statistics, flu vaccines are at best only 50 percent to 60 percent effective. But these figures come from an organization that is part of the Big Brother swinging door that sees people going back and forth between government, the medical-industrial complex and the regulatory agencies, creating a symbiotic relationship rather than a regulatory one — an organization that routinely promotes the lie that the flu kills 36,000 people annually.

In fact, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration are nothing more than taxpayer-funded marketing arms for the medical-industrial complex. They are used to provide government-sanctioned legitimacy to a host of fake “diseases” created in labs along with their cures: expensive pharmaceuticals and tests for diagnosis, as I’ve told you before.

According to a report in the British Medical Journal, actual annual flu deaths are really measured in the dozens, not the thousands, as the CDC claims. Of hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples taken each year from U.S. patients and tested in labs, only 16 percent test positive for the influenza virus. And according to a report by the independent research firm The Cochrane Library, the average vaccine (which is produced before the onset of flu season and based on the previous year’s strains) must be administered to 100 adults to prevent one case of influenza. If the exact strain is matched, 33 adults must be vaccinated to prevent one case of the disease.

Yet despite its minimal efficacy, healthcare workers have lost their freedom to continue in their chosen profession unless they forgo their own right of self-determination and accept to have poisons injected into their bodies.

Many are making the choice to get out of healthcare work altogether. This includes doctors as well as nurses and other healthcare professionals. The decrease in the number of healthcare professionals combined with the increase in patients abusing their “free” healthcare will necessarily limit choice and options people have for seeing their physician or having a needed procedure at their preferred medical complex.

Some nurses have formed an organization called Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines in order to support healthcare professionals and help them to regain their right to refuse forced medical procedures.

The mandates for forced medication of healthcare workers are just the beginning of the road to serfdom that Obamacare paves. A government that provides you with something — healthcare — can just as easily take it away. It will employ the carrot first and then the stick, in order to drive you into forced behaviors.

Obamacare is a nothing more than a great transfer of wealth designed to enslave the public and enrich Big Medicine, Big Pharma and Big Insurance by giving them a mass of new customers with guaranteed payoffs from the public Treasury.

Had Obamacare been about choice, it wouldn’t be a mandate.



Note from the Editor: As you’ve just read, the Obamacare abomination doesn’t bode well for anyone. But if you know how to navigate the system you can still control your own healthcare—as every American should! My trusted friend and medical insider, Dr. Michael Cutler, and I have written a concise guide to help you do just that. I urge you…Click here for your free copy.

Brainwashed

Commenting on What Is Gun Violence?,
L84dnnr says:
July 14, 2014
thank-you Kevin, your article is right on and scored a bulls-eye.
the reason is to the Left/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist/Facist/Communist, people are never responsible for their own actions;
hence, guns cause violent crime, automobiles cause accidents,
and food causes obesity. they have been programmed/conditioned to think this way.
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Commenting on The Reasons We Fight The New World Order,
vicki says:
July 15, 2014
The OP writes:
“The only reason for any government to exist is to safeguard individual freedom. Period.” This is such an important and fundamental point that I want to point it out again (In my own words so the liberals won’t grumble about “talking points”)
Government has ONE and ONLY one job. To protect the people from force and/or fraud.
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Here’s Your Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

Looking to get rich quick? Here’s the perfect scheme.

Take an unused room in your home — or better yet, buy an abandoned house, apartment building or hotel — in or near Murrieta, Calif., and house some “unaccompanied refugee minors.”

The Federal government is now doling out up to $6,054 per month tax free to house an illegal minor child, according to a Breitbart Texas report.

The terms for consideration as a potential “foster parent” are simple. All one needs is a bedroom with furniture, a driver’s license and to pass a background check. After that, you’ll need four Saturday foster parenting classes and a home inspection. Forty-five days after applying, you can have your own foster child and tax-free cash. You won’t even be responsible for the child’s healthcare because that’s “already taken care of” by the Federal government.

So if you play your cards right, you can house one illegal child and pocket almost three times the average American’s income.

And as is typical with every government program, it’s open for massive fraud and abuse. Only this time, it’s an opportunity for the 99 percent to get in on the graft. What a deal!

Roosevelt’s Hubris

Demonstrating a hubris like no U.S. President before him, Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought and was nominated for a third Presidential term on July 18, 1940. He, of course, would be elected for a third and fourth term, violating the custom or precedent established by George Washington of not serving more than two terms.

Roosevelt responded to criticism of his decision to violate established precedent by claiming he believed it was his duty to continue serving in order to guide the Nation through the growing crisis in Europe, where Adolf Hitler was expanding the Third Reich. Unfortunately, much evil has been done in the name of “duty.”

The differences in Washington and Roosevelt are stark. Washington, putting the Nation first, retired after two terms because he thought it best for the Nation and he feared being “charged… with concealed ambition” and the establishment of an imperial Presidency.

His farewell address was laced with admonitions to put America first, cherish public credit, use it as sparingly as possible and avoid “occasions of expense by cultivating peace.” He also warned to, “Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

Roosevelt put himself and his aims first. Not only had he opened the Federal spigot to institute his unConstitutional New Deal — accumulating unprecedented Federal debt in the process — but he took an aggressive posture against Japan, then ignored the threat of a Japanese attack; he lied to Congress about and broke the law with his arms sales to those involved in World War II; he allowed his foreign policy to be influenced by communists; and he sided with communist Russia — first covertly, then overtly — and ultimately condemned half of Europe to decades of communist tyranny.

Thankfully, the 22nd Amendment, which prohibits a person from being elected as President more than twice, was ratified as a result.

War Machine Goes On The Attack

Seeking to head off a potential Rand Paul Presidency and fearing that such might mean an end to perpetual war, the war machine has gone into full attack mode.

It started over the weekend with Texas Governor (and previously Bilderberg-approved) Rick Perry’s op-ed in The Washington Post, in which he warned about the dangers of “isolationism.” He described Paul as “curiously blind” to the growing threats in Iraq.

The use of the term “isolationism” is an old and tired canard the warmongers recycle whenever the American people grow weary of perpetual war and a politician sensing the mood of the electorate comes out and threatens to disengage the U.S. from its constant meddling. Paul has certainly not advocated “isolationism.”

Senator John McCain, who would have the U.S. military engaged in every Mideast country plus half the former Soviet Union if he had his way, piled on, accusing Paul of wanting a “withdrawal to fortress America.” Not to be outdone, former Vice President and longtime Trilateral Commission member Dick Cheney told a luncheon crowd on Monday that “isolationism is crazy.” His daughter, Liz Cheney, declared that Paul “leaves something to be desired in terms of national security policy.”

“I think the general fear on the part of a lot of leaders in the Republican Party is that there’s an isolationist temptation after two big wars, an isolationist temptation in the American electorate,” Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who was a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush Administration, told Politico. “And I think people are genuinely concerned about it and desirous of trying to stop it before it spreads further.”

It’s not the American people but the neocon establishment that’s “desirous of trying to stop it before it spreads further.” What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a desire to end the incoherent foreign policy — advocated by the previously mentioned warmongers as well by the current usurper currently despoiling the people’s house — of arming in one country the very terrorists we are fighting in another. What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a foreign policy that considers the interests of Saudi Arabia, Israel and international banksters over the best interests of the United States. What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a foreign policy which, in Iraq, pits the U.S. against a supposed ally (Saudi Arabia, which supports and is arming ISIS) and alongside a supposed enemy (Iran, which supports the U.S. puppet regime in Iraq). What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a regime that drone strikes innocent civilians around the globe under the guise of fighting a “war on terror” that the current President won’t even acknowledge.

The American people, by and large, have grown sick of war. That’s understandable considering the U.S. has been in a constant state of war since George H.W. Bush double-crossed Saddam Hussein and opened the door to an Iraq invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. It’s been stirring the pot in the region since the CIA dispatched Kermit Roosevelt to orchestrate an Iranian coup on behalf of British oil interests in 1951.

More than 60 years of U.S. interventionism hasn’t made the world more peaceful. The American people are finally realizing that, and that frightens the elites much more than the prospect of another world war.

Not to worry though, Paul has already dutifully donned a yarmulke and genuflected at the Wailing Wall, a rite of passage necessary for any aspiring U.S. Presidential candidate. In fact, Presidential candidates are more likely to visit Israel during the campaign than some States. He’s also cozied up to the banksters, threatened Russia over Ukraine, sidled up to neocon Rupert Murdoch and written a piece for the neocon rag National Review, all steps necessary for a contender.

Besides, Paul’s stated Israel policy would be much better for both Israel and the U.S.

Natural Mosquito Repellant

There are about 150 species of mosquitoes in the United States, and many of them spread disease.

For instance, the Asian tiger mosquito can transmit yellow fever and Dengue fever. The northern house mosquito can transmit West Nile virus.

Mosquitoes are attracted to their prey by carbon dioxide, heat, moisture, scent and sight. Studies have shown that as many as 277 different human-related odors can attract a wide variety of mosquitoes, including the smell made as bacteria break down human sweat into ammonia.

The most common insect repellents in use today contain DEET. Fully one-third of the U.S. population uses repellants containing DEET, which is found in more than 230 products in concentrations up to 100 percent.

But heavy exposure to DEET has been shown to cause memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may not be evident until months or even years after exposure. The most severe damage occurs when DEET is used concurrently with other insecticides, such as permethrin, for prolonged and frequent periods of time. There is little information about the short-term, singular and occasional use of DEET. However, frequent and long-term use of DEET, especially in combination with other chemicals or medications, could cause brain deficits in vulnerable populations, particularly children.

According to a Duke University Medical Center study, rats given even small doses of DEET for 60 days had a harder time accomplishing even the easiest tasks. And because DEET is not water-soluble, it doesn’t break down and remains on surfaces when rinsed off the skin.

Natural insect repellants make more sense than poisoning oneself with chemicals recommended for only occasional use.

Lemon eucalyptus oil has been shown to provide more than 95 percent protection from mosquitoes for up to three hours. Cinnamon, citronella and thyme have been shown to be repellant to mosquitoes. What’s more, they’ve also shown to be irritating and toxic to the insects. Cumin, lemongrass and coleus have also proven to be repellant and mosquito irritants.

H/T: Salon.com

GOP Shenanigans In Mississippi Senate Race Show There Is Only One Party

The Tea Party — and I’m talking about the grass-roots, unaffiliated local Tea Party groups — is cast by Democrats of all stripes and the mainstream media as irrelevant and dead, and by the Republican establishment as a bunch of nuts who must be crushed.

That’s because the establishment fears it. And there is a reason for the fear. The Tea Party seeks to install Constitutionally minded candidates in office and destroy the status quo. Just look to the Mississippi Senate race for evidence of the depths the establishment will go to in order to retain power.

I have told you before that there is only one party. It’s the government party, and it presents itself as a two-headed hydra with one head calling itself Republican and the other calling itself Democrat. Most people still don’t get it.

The two parties claim to have a differing philosophy, and they engage in a lot of back-and-forth. But that back-and-forth is designed more to keep the people divided and at each other’s throats. Behind the scenes, though, they are working together to remain in power in order to grow government and reward their friends with government largess. In all my years, regardless of which “party” is in power, I have only seen government continue to grow and liberty continue to be lost.

The Mississippi Senate race is showing the elites of both parties are simply psychopaths joined at the hip.

The GOP pulled out all the dirty tricks it could muster to stave off a challenge to the establishment fossil, Thad Cochran, by Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel.

The American Spectator published a piece last week that breaks down the incestuous relationship among political action committees and Democrat and Republican donors. And a journalist named Charles C. Johnson has been digging into the dirty works of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and its use of racially charged ads and “walking around money” to send black Democrats to polls to vote for Cochran.

Both stories are too deep to cover here and should be read in their entirety, so follow the links in the above paragraph. But here are some highlights:

  • According to Federal Election Commission filings, the Mississippi Conservatives PAC, which the McDaniel camp blames for most of the race-baiting on Cochran’s behalf, received more than 55 percent of its donations from contributors who have either 1) given money directly to prominent Democrats or 2) given to other PACs that contributed directly to Democrats.
  • James Creekmore, an executive of a company called Telapex, which has its own PAC, gave $15,000 to Mississippi Conservatives PAC in the weeks before the primary. Telapex PAC, to which Creekmore gave $37,500 over eight years, gave money to a PAC that distributed money to other PACs that contributed to Democrats like Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Udal and Mark Warner.
  • Creekmore donated money to the NRSC, while his Telepax PAC simultaneously was giving money to PACs that contributed $10,000 to Mitch McConnell’s opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and $5,000 to Travis Childers, who will be Thad Cochran’s opponent (if the election is not overturned) in November.
  • There is also a questionable $250,000 loan from Trustmark Bank to Mississippi Conservatives PAC. It looks like it was paid for by donations from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook executive Sean Parker. Just days after each donated $250,000 to the PAC, it turned around and made a $220,150 payment on the loan. Making the loan exceptionally curious is the fact that both Bloomberg and Parker have donated an enormous sum for gun control causes, and Cochran gets an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
  • The racist ads that featured prominent black pastors were apparently paid for by NRSC’s media buyer.
  • Cochran staffers appear to have violated numerous FEC laws regarding the $40,000 in “walking around money” it doled out to get black voters on Cochran’s side.

Do you still think the Tea Party is irrelevant? These shenanigans that reveal the depravity of the elites would have never seen the light of day if not for the tenacity of Tea Party candidates and the work of alternative media to uncover it.

The establishment will never be defeated if the voting public is not made aware of what really goes on in the political system. The Tea Party is shedding more light on the process.

The Immorality Of Paper Money

One of today’s most common economic fallacies is that the soaring stock market is evidence of economic recovery. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Stocks have almost tripled since the 2008 collapse, but that stock growth stems from Federal Reserve money printing (inflation) and near zero interest rates. The Fed’s balance sheet has grown more than fourfold since 2008 — to $4.3 trillion — and was used to prop up the “too big to fails.” That money had to go somewhere.

It has found its way into the stock market because U.S. Treasuries are paying less than the rate of inflation; and corporate bonds, certificates of deposit and other fixed-income products pay even less. This and price inflation (currency devaluation) is fueling the rise, not positive economic growth or common sense.

Stocks are being bought by the banksters and large corporations. Average people aren’t buying them. A study by the Pew Research Center found fewer than half of all Americans (45 percent) own stocks. The number is down from 65 percent in 2002. Individual investors are cashing in their retirement funds just to survive.

Government printing press money distorts economic reality, dilutes morality and is the true source of “income inequality.” Financial speculation rises with the increase in paper money and the general work ethic deteriorates. The something-for-nothing mentality pervades society.

Paper money promotes the “quick buck” syndrome like narcotics peddling and hookers on the streets. Hookers, incidentally, were widespread in the Weimar Republic in Germany in 1923 because the women had to sell their bodies for food for themselves and their families.

In a paper money society, the social order visibly deteriorates. The morality of the stable gold standard gradually changes to the amorality of fiat. Few people see the cause and effect, and the politicians try to legislate human behavior. They always fail, as the system is overrun with jails and prisons.

Fiat promotes an illusory reality where non-substance like financial speculation and gambling replaces the substance of industrial production and long-term value. When consumption surpasses income, as the government and the politicians promote, distorted human emotions replace stable behavior. Social breakdown increases, and real values are forgotten.

Prices of labor and craftsmen escalate beyond all reason when there is never enough money. Service repairmen charge fees like medical doctors.

When labor and supplies are valued in fiat, everything becomes distorted. In the final stages of hyperinflation, there is no anchor to sanity and common sense.

Paper money expands consumption way beyond income. This eventually guarantees debt collapse and social breakdown. The foundation of the household collapses and the middle class is destroyed. Paper money is an illusion because it is non-substance and can be created by the government to infinity. When the people accept numbers on green strips of paper or computer symbols for money, they accept illusion for reality. They accept non-substance for substance. Real money (gold and silver) comes from the earth and human production. It is no illusion.

As paper currencies come to their end, governments greatly step up suppression of the people. They start foreign wars. They attack their own population with high-sounding hypocrisy. Government makes criminals out of honest men–“in the public interest,” of course.

What follows? Default of the United States? Not formally, but by stealth depreciation of the currency (inflation). Will the U.S. world system hold? Yes, as long as world fear factor dominates as a result of superior military power. But that fear factor seems to be slipping as the elites behind the scenes use Russia and China to create a system outside the dollar.

Sober people (there are a few) understand monetary realism — to wit, that fiat implies stealth (slow) default. No payment is ever intended and is impossible even if intended. The main feature or attribute of sovereign debt default is gradualism.The public cannot grasp gradualism even as they are impoverished. The debt propaganda — that the U.S. owes debt — is a cover for the fiat regime. It’s a hoax! How can the U.S. owe a “debt” when it can print money to infinity?

A fiat paper money regime always becomes autocratic or fascist toward the last days of its existence. This is the time when the state makes war on its own people. Most never know it because it is not announced, but hidden in propaganda within such terms as “for the common good.”

An unlimited supply of paper money buys sophisticated arms that create fear and the propaganda to manipulate the people against their personal freedom and best interest. Fiat paper money is tyranny or becomes tyranny. It guarantees criminal government.

Paper money, personal freedom and privacy are incompatible. Paper money centralizes power to the state and diminishes the individual. This is the first cause of all you see happening.  All modern wars are paper money wars. Paper money pays the politicians their lavish profligacy, and they keep their mouths shut about the fiat system.

The only way for true economic growth is by the transfer of services, goods or wealth between people (or businesses) who actually produce something. In other words, if someone provides a service and gets gold or silver (actual wealth) or widgets for compensation, both the service provider and widget maker have benefited and each has something that has bettered his standard of living.

If the one who performed the service uses the widgets to acquire trinkets that help him perform his service, then the service performer has benefited. The trinket maker has also benefited, and he can put the widgets to use. This sort of transfer has worked from the beginning of time, when the farmer took his produce to market, where it was sold or bartered in exchange for wealth, tools, supplies and seeds so he could begin producing food for next year.

But the Fed produces nothing but more paper money, and it takes from the producers. Therefore, its only solution for the collapsing financial system is to steal wealth from the producers of goods and services through taxation and provide more and more fiat money and credit. This can only mean final and complete collapse of the U.S. dollar.

A second and primary concern of the Fed is its control of public perceptions. The Fed must keep the crowd quiet. It positively does not want a panic and run on the banks. The very last thing central banks want is transparency. The vested interest (the paper money crowd) will color the news more and more.

Everyone should be aware of this and move as much as possible out of the dollar. As I told readers of my monthly newsletter, The Bob Livingston Letter in the latest issue, silver is a great buy and hold now! The more downward manipulation the banks do, the more they load up on physical silver and, ironically, the better the suppressed price is for public investors.

If you talk silver with the masses, expect them to scoff. Most people don’t know that silver was the best-performing asset in the world through the silver price highs of 2011.

So what’s wrong? The price is being manipulated down by just eight traders on the COMEX, led by JPMorgan. This is a crooked paper game that cannot last. What they are doing is setting up silver for an explosion in price. This event will reveal the worthlessness of paper money.

The long dry spell because of manipulation in silver has caused extreme underappreciation. Public sentiment is negative to the extreme. “Blood is in the street.”

The only negative is time. No one knows when silver will blast off, so this uncertainty has kept investors from buying. But some of us see this as the perfect opportunity to buy more.

I still like U.S. 90 percent silver coins minted before 1965. They can be purchased in bags of $1,000 face amount or in smaller increments — even individually. (Find a local, reputable coin dealer with a good rating with the Better Business Bureau and a history in the community.) Buy for great price explosion upward as well as for survival coins. As paper money fails, a silver dollar will buy a week’s groceries any time.

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How Does One Stop The Government From Stealing Our Retirement?

Sirs,

How does one stop our government from stealing our 401(k)s etc. I’ve worked hard for nearly 40 years hoping to have some kind of at least half decent retirement. Now I’m seeing reports of “bail-ins”? How does one go about stopping this? Need more information.

Regards,

George S.

Dear George,

You are wise to be concerned. I have written about this in the past. I believe there will be a time in the not too distant future that the Federal government will confiscate retirement funds and place them in a government fund. It’s about the only feasible way I can see for the government to prop up the collapsing system. I long ago took the penalty and cashed in my 401(k). I bought gold, silver and some stocks with it and have been rewarded far beyond what I lost in the penalty. As for “bail-ins,” they will affect your bank accounts (see Greece, for example). I recommend keeping cash on hand and leave only enough in the bank to cover your monthly bills. You will also need to invest in a good fireproof safe.

Best wishes,

Bob

Obama’s Fundamental Transformation

“Five days. After decades of broken politics in Washington… we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America. In five days, you can turn the page on policies that put greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street. In five days, you can choose policies that invest in our middle class, and create new jobs, and grow this economy, so that everyone has a chance to succeed, not just the CEO, but the secretary and janitor, not just the factory owner, but the men and women on the factory floor.” — Barack Obama, October 2008

Has he succeeded? Let’s see.

His campaign to fundamentally transform the U.S. is in full operation on the border, where his extra-Constitutional action to grant amnesty to young illegals — called Dreamers — has drawn tens of thousands of illegals across the border… along with their Third World diseases. These illegals are now being shipped across America, where they are dumped out to spread their diseases and become drains on society that scarf up what few low-wage jobs there are, and consume social services. Even some of his most ardent supporters now get it.

Obama continues his push for amnesty, which would benefit the large corporations, the unions and the Democrat voter base. His economic policies of profligate Federal Reserve money printing and government spending prop up Wall Street, create bubbles and stifle economic growth. Those same policies, combined with his signature achievement (Obamacare), kill jobs that would be held by the secretary, the janitor and the men and women on the factory floor. America is becoming a society of part-time jobs.

There are more Americans than ever on the public dole. Millions would be starving if not for government welfare programs, which have done nothing but replace the soup lines of the first Great Depression. Money printing continues; and it is nothing more than a great transfer of wealth to the elites and a tax on the poor and middle class, who see their savings gaining nothing and the prices of the things they buy skyrocketing.

This second Great Depression is showing no signs of letting up and looks to run longer and deeper than the first. There is no economic growth, and there has not been for nearly seven years.

This woman wonders why she alone is shouting into the wind.

“Am I the only one in this community that’s out here, that watches the news… I feel alone in this, and I’m very saddened by it,” she said.

Many of us feel the same way.

Where The Law Doesn’t Apply To The Enforcers, There Is Tyranny

It would seem to be common sense that it is against the law to break the law. But when it comes to government’s enforcers (police, prosecutors and judges), laws do not apply. They can and do break laws with impunity and enforce them or don’t on a whim.

A case in point comes from Manassas City, Va., where police have taken photographs of a teen’s genitals in order to convict him of possession of and manufacturing child pornography. And police and Prince William County prosecutors are asking a judge for permission to force medicate the teen and take even more sexually explicit photos.

The 17-year-old boy is facing two felony charges that could leave him imprisoned until he’s 21 and listed as a sex offender for life. According to news reports, the teen’s defense attorney said the teen’s 15-year-old girlfriend sent photos of herself to the teen, and he responded by sending a video back to her.

The teen was arrested and taken to a juvenile facility where police took photos of the boy’s genitals without his permission — as if a child under the age of consent could grant such.

Prosecutors sought to coerce the youth into a guilty plea by telling him had two choices: plead guilty or be subjected to forced medication so police could “take pictures of his erect penis.” After the teen declined to plead guilty, prosecutors sought and obtained a search warrant to “take him down to the hospital, give him a shot and then take the pictures that we need.”

Carlos Flores Laboy, who was appointed the teen’s guardian ad litem in the case, says he thought it should be illegal for police to create child pornography in order to investigate child pornography.

“They’re using a statute that was designed to protect children from being exploited in a sexual manner,” Flores Laboy said, “to take a picture of this young man in a sexually explicit manner. The irony is incredible.” The guardian added, “As a parent myself, I was floored. It’s child abuse. We’re wasting thousands of dollars and resources and man hours on a sexting case. That’s what we’re doing.”

Detectives told the boy’s attorney that after obtaining photos of the teen’s erect penis, special software will be used to compare the photos with the video the teen is said to have sent.

The U.S. was founded on the premise that it was a Nation of laws. But when the law doesn’t apply to government, the Nation becomes one of tyranny.

EPA Challenging IRS In Its Oppressive Power Grab

There was a time when it could be said there was no more oppressive and reviled Federal agency than the Internal Revenue Service.

Americans feared contact with that agency like no other. It held in its hands the power to proclaim an American citizen guilty of the crime of keeping for himself too much of that which he earned, and required the American citizen to prove his innocence — a policy which stood American justice on its head.

But now there’s a new sheriff in town giving the IRS a run for its money in its ability to oppress the American people. It’s the laughingly misnamed Environment Protection Agency, and it is drawing unConstitutional powers to itself like a black hole draws in matter.

In a Federal Register notice issued July 2, the EPA stated that it now has assumed powers only the IRS had previously assumed: the power to garnish — without a court order — non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts “owed” the U.S.

The EPA suddenly believes it derives this power from the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. According to the Department of Treasury, under DCIA, collectable debts include unpaid loans, overpayments or duplicate payments made to Federal salary or benefit payment recipients, misused grant funds, and fines, penalties or fees assessed by Federal agencies.

The EPA regularly misapplies the Clean Water Act — along with regulatory mandates it creates out of whole cloth — to prohibit people and businesses from using their own property to their liking. It invokes fines of thousands of dollars per day without due process, and states that its policies cannot be challenged by the affected property owners.

In one such case, Andy Johnson of Wyoming built a pond on his property. Before building it, Johnson sought and gained the approval of local and State regulators. But he failed to get the approval from the Army Corps of Engineers. The EPA has since threatened him with fines of $75,000 per day for violations of the Clean Water Act if he doesn’t destroy the pond, even though the pond is unpolluted and draws myriad wildlife species.

Another case is that of Chantel and Michael Sackett of Idaho, who were threatened by the EPA with fines of $75,000 per day for trying to build a home on a small lot they owned between other lots that already contained homes. Although the EPA told the Sacketts its order could not be challenged, the Sacketts took it all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously in the Sacketts’ favor. In his opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, “In a nation that values due process, not to mention private property, such treatment is unthinkable.”

His opinion went on to state, “[T]here is no reason to think that the Clean Water Act was uniquely designed to enable the strong-arming of regulated parties into ‘voluntary compliance’ without the opportunity for judicial review–even judicial review of the question whether the regulated party is within the EPA’s jurisdiction.”

But court challenges are costly, particularly against a government entity with an ever-full purse. There are few in the country who would be able to wage a court battle while having their wages garnished.

The EPA is a prime example of big government run amok and demonstrates the danger of allowing an imperial Presidency to rule by fiat. It’s an unConstitutional agency created by executive order by the statist Richard Nixon. And, sadly, it demonstrates again that a feckless Congress has ceded its Constitutional authority as the American lawmaking body.

If the EPA is allowed the power of “debt” collection by garnishment, it will essentially become its own judge, jury and executioner with the unchecked power to levy fines, determine they are unchallengable, and collect the fees in one fell swoop.

An Old And Tired Canard

A highbrow piece of leftist schlock published and distributed free to 20,000 residents in the West Village of Manhattan and seeking relevancy — or something — is creating a stir with an opinion piece in its latest edition, titled “The Nigger In the White House.”

The article in WestView News is a pro-Barack Obama screed attempting to be passed off as intellectual political commentary on the Virginia House of Representatives primary that saw Republican voters send Eric Cantor packing off to a seven-figure per year K-Street career over his support for big government spending and amnesty for illegals. In the article we learn that Cantor lost not because he was an aloof, progressive elitist politician who disdained conservative causes, but because Republicans hate Obama because he’s black. What the piece lacks in logic — and evidence to back its claims — it apparently seeks to make up in shock value.

The commentary writer is James Lincoln Collier, whose claim to fame is a 1975 award for a children’s book he wrote and another children’s book that is regularly banned from libraries over the gratuitous use of the word “nigger” by its characters.

The publisher of WestView News defended the use of “nigger” in the headline by pointing out that Collier had submitted other articles in which he wanted to use the word, but they had been rejected because the newspaper’s staff had objected. And it still does, publisher George Capsis claimed, writing: “In this article however [sic] Jim reminded me that the [sic] New York Times avoids using the word which convinced me that WestView should.” Some logic, that.

In the article, Collier makes the point that Presidents “have been subjected to stinging attacks before” by noting that “Franklin Roosevelt was royally hated by conservatives for his advocacy of social programs and support for unions.” But those “stinging attacks” were not racially motivated, I suppose, because no other President (save Bill Clinton) was black. I would here remind that it wasn’t Roosevelt himself who was “hated,” but his policies of the New Deal, profligate spending, wealth redistribution and special dispensations to the unions — all of which made the depression into the Great Depression, which lasted longer and went deeper than any other… until Obama began his reign.

But, according to Collier, “stinging attacks” against Obama for his policies are obviously racist. He writes, “It is possible to draw only one conclusion: these [sic] far right voters hate Obama because he’s black.” Of course, Collier offers no evidence that conservative disdain for Obama policies is any different than conservative disdain for Roosevelt policies — except that blacks are different. This is something that Collier apparently recognizes more than anyone as he points it out more than once.

That conservatives hate Obama’s blackness is an old and tired canard. What they “hate” are his Marxism, his fascism and his ongoing efforts to turn the U.S. into a Third World backwater.

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