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Forum Post: End the FED! Cure your Apathy! Imagine Revolution

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 8, 2011, 7:33 p.m. EST by rjohns (45)
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Imagine a Revolution

To every empire the end has come. To every paper currency failure has occurred. To every society there comes a turning point; in America we turn now. I ask you to imagine a once free America. Imagine an America which promoted individual liberty and personal responsibility, not a welfare state. Imagine an America where the Constitution applied to everyone and every case, no matter how bad the crime or criminal at suspect. Imagine an America restrained by the Constitution, due process and the rule of law. Imagine an America devoid of secret watch lists, secret prisons and secret assassinations.

Imagine a moral society which only engaged in just war and only as a last resort.

Imagine an America, where the decision to go to war, is actually one declared by congress. Imagine an America which never endorsed the use of preventive wars to promote peace. Imagine an America where torture was never acceptable, even if called "enhanced" interrogation techniques. Imagine an America in which a warrant was always required to search or seize persons or property. Imagine an America which respected the writ of habeas corpus and condemned indefinitely detaining individuals.

Imagine an America where prosperity wasn't derived from private printing presses, but from true wealth. Imagine an America not ravished by endlessly spending a fiat currency in pursuit of economic growth; all the while promoting the welfare and warfare state. Imagine an America which encouraged savings while destroying that very possibility by devaluing the currency through the deceitful act of controlled monetary inflation. Imagine an America where coins were still worth their weight. Imagine an American in which gold and silver were actually legal tender.

Imagine an America where children are not arrested for front yard lemonade stands. Imagine an America where you couldn’t be arrested and jailed for gardening on your property. Imagine an America without checkpoints where blood could be drawn without warrant, against one's will. I ask you to imagine an America where citizens could make the simple decision to drink raw milk. Imagine an America which valued personal choice and responsibility above dictating morality through law. Imagine an America which allowed companies to actually protect their property and customers. Imagine an America where individuals actually had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as long as they didn’t endanger others.

Imagine if rights were derived from creation, and not from government.

Imagine now an America in which citizens understood and respected the experiment of liberty began by their forefathers. Imagine now an America which still embraces the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Imagine now an America where the wretched refuse, the homeless, those searching for the New Colossus could venture to experience liberty. Imagine America no longer safeguarded the liberty they sought, but only the security and secrecy of the state. Imagine an America where ignorance isn’t sold as wisdom and tolerance not delivered by force. Imagine an America where politicians stood behind American principles. Imagine an America where oath to the Constitution was taken seriously and always upheld. Imagine an America of resounding liberty; not one of ever incrementally increasing tyranny. Imagine America as she once was: free and prosperous.

Now try to imagine an idea. Imagine an idea so powerful, so strong in it conviction, no army or government could stop it. Imagine a return of the respect of the Constitution. Imagine a return to due process and the rule of law. Imagine a return to sound currency and sound monetary policy. Imagine the abolishment of our partaking down the dangerous path of legislating morality. Imagine a return to a foreign policy of freedom and not of preemptive wars and nation building. Imagine the return to the ideals of extending friendship to all, and having entangling alliances with no one. Above all else, Imagine liberty and understand the responsibility having it demands from each of us. Imagine America not as an Empire but as a Republic.

Imagine if we had the chance to Restore America Now.

Imagine a Revolution.




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[-] 2 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 12 years ago

Amen, brother!! You said it better than I could.

[-] 1 points by rjohns (45) 12 years ago

Help spread the message of liberty!

the solution.



[-] 1 points by flynnski (13) from Newark, NJ 12 years ago

Fire Obama and his friends at GE. He talks about jobs, then works with GE to lay off people and take jobs out of the country. Obama is as much the problem as all the other politicians and bankers.

[-] 0 points by syndicaliste (3) 12 years ago

Yeah, ending it full-stop, all of a sudden, is obviously unrealistic. But getting mass awareness as to wtf has been going on, needs to be our objective. Analyzing the MSM, they seem (especially the abhorrent National Petroleum Radio along with CNN) want to poo-poo us utterly based on the lack of a "coherent" message. What they want is a bumpersticker, when the issues are many and complex. But if we must pick a sign to mass-produce, I nominate the one which Alternet wisely ran the photo of repeatedly recently, of a slogan I heard years ago and have utterly loved: "THEY ONLY CALL IT CLASS WAR WHEN WE FIGHT BACK!"

And now, a couple Left Minds Who Argue Against The Fed which I posted about before (please see that post if you haven't.) ..

MATT TAIBBI -- Rolling Stone should be as prominent as Us! and People and such ubiquitous nonsense which exclusively populates grocerystore checkout stands (especially in the fly-over states!) .. DEMAND THAT YOUR SUPERMARKET QUIT THIS MIND-NUMBING PRACTICE! www.rollingstone.com/taibbi

Richard Wolff -- tells it like it is, as featured this morning: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/74029

Webster Tarpley -- a mixed bag at times (insanely bashes environmentalists, for example) but has some important angles as an "economic historian" .. download his latest appearances (audio is plenty as always) on www.tarpley.net

Edward S. Herman -- the Chomsky co-author from back when, writes for www.Zmag.org .. other zines to not neglect: www.motherjones.com www.thenation.com www.harpers.org www.counterpunch.org http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2011/09/preventing-9-11-201109

Catherine Austin-Fitts -- ex-GHWB Housing bureaucratic exec, now whistleblower, pushes sustainability lifestyle and returning to your local support community for pending catastrophic times.. has been appearing regularly on KPFA's www.flashpoints.net for years.

And I'm surely forgetting others. Check back, as my encumbered and indigent life might soon provide another opportunity to get online.. hopefully....



-- "The Fascist State with its corporative conception puts men and their possibilities into productive work and interprets for them the duties they have to fulfill." -- Benito Mussolini

[-] 0 points by dmlk (8) 12 years ago

is destroying the government, destroying the fed, destroying the fda the solution?

history always repeats itself. when there is a crisis, opportunists always come out looting

[-] 1 points by rjohns (45) 12 years ago

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

[-] 2 points by dmlk (8) 12 years ago

the art of conning is wrapped it in a nice gift paper

[-] 1 points by ontheinsideout (3) 12 years ago

How about create a non-for-profit bank that is owned by the users! We can pool our resources together make loans and have a place for our savings where Wall Street does not get its greedy hands on it.

It will be governed by volunteers among us who are democratically elected. We will not call it a bank and we'll reject their ideology. To show unity with our trade unions we call it a savings and credit union!

This is what came out of the last great occupation of Wall Street and by progressive thinkers like Louis Brandeis and his essay called "Other People's Money and How Banker Use It. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other_People's_Money_And_How_the_Bankers_Use_It

Today the greedy bankers are prohibiting credit unions for lending more to small business. Their HIPOCRACY is unbearable.

[-] 0 points by pgaul (11) 12 years ago

This is also a Tea Party objective. Strange bedfellows. Ending the Fed would deprive the Federal Government of a very important tool in managing monetary policy. You don't want that. What you DO want are more representative Executive and Legislative branches of government that are more apt to use this instrument of monetary policy to benefit the average working person. Don't throw out the baby with the bat water.

[-] 1 points by rjohns (45) 12 years ago

July 12, 2008 was the beginning of the tea party.

The Revolution march!

Restore the Republic

[-] 1 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 12 years ago

The government doesn't control the Fed. It is a private banking institution that Congress appoints a chairmen to as a formality. Even Greenspan admitted that he is above government oversight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol3mEe8TH7w Greenspan admits Federal Reserve above the Law