by Gunnery Sergeant John McClain, USMC, Retired.
We, the people, are inundated with ideas, thoughts, and statements made as to how we can choose, how we can decide who to trust, and all of this is provided very conveniently for us by those we are supposed to choose to trust, and somehow, I don’t trust their advice.
There is a very easy way to determine what kind of person any public or private figure is, and whether they believe in freedom, liberty, and the citizen responsibilities it takes to maintain these things, as they are the antithesis of government power, or if they are only mouthing words, saying what sells themselves, and are merely pursuing the accumulation of personal power in our nation, or in general, in preparation for later purposes: follow the money.
I have long considered this, I was introduced to true fiscal conservatism when we returned from overseas when I was a child, and my dad had us children each open a savings account. We moved three or four more times before I was ten, and each time we each started a savings account.
My dad believed in money back then, and he explained about compounding interest, and it being the foundation of capitalism. The truth is one cannot have “free market capitalism” except with a real monetary system with fixed, commodity based money that is secure in its value exactly and weathers all storms economic because of its foundation, without any assistance of “public confidence”.
Those currently occupying Wall Street and many other places are protesting the wrong people and the wrong thing. They should be at banks, and they should be at government buildings, and if there is one place they should be at most, it is at the FED, because that is where capitalism was killed, and replaced by socialist monetary principles.
When Wilson was elected in 1912, he brought about the Federal Reserve, as a central bank, to make it easier to transfer large sums, for major expenditures. The fiat currency which is part and parcel to such central banking is as good as any other, as long as everyone is absolutely honest, and there is not an iota of thievery in the hearts of any in power. Of course such has never been true, which is exactly why central banking was roundly discarded as discredited, at the time of the writing of our Constitution.
The founders trusted no man, and put their faith in God, and the laws established by which man is tied down to the truth. They knew, no matter how honest and honorable those around them at the time might be, once a way to power is made, there will be those who will choose it, instead of earning their way to where they want to be. The deliberate and underhanded way of transferring the whole of a Nation's earned wealth to bankers such as Soros, and destroying the free market, is to destroy the monetary system, and fiat money is the vehicle to accomplish the mission.
A true conservative of the republic knows the wealth of the Nation is not in the pockets of people, nor in the investments of powermongers, but it is the capital invested by business, by individuals in stocks, bonds and other such instruments, but it is invested in The Nation, not elsewhere. It is the built wealth which comes from capitalistic endeavor, which produces goods, and returns real value in money, which is re-invested in business, to keep Our Nation growing. Capitalism in America died in 1971, as the last connections to real money were done away with. It was killed by those who are apologists for fiat monetary schemes. Grover Norquist has always been such.
Copyright November 2011 by Gulf1