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Do You Think Our Founders Understood Tyranny? Questions is… Do you?

Today, in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention, George Mason asked a rhetorical question. Are we so naive as to believe that if the federal government becomes tyrannical it will propose amendments to restrain its own tyranny? There was no debate. Our Founding Fathers–men who challenged everything–unanimously added Article V to the U.S. Constitution, giving states authority to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. Today, 229 years later, we face the same dire circumstances they predicted. Our national debt is astronomical. The Supreme Court legislates from the bench. Unelected bureaucrats pass laws that impact millions. And the list of abuses go on and on… Electing a new president won’t solve the problem. Electing them same people into office and giving them career jobs won’t solve the problem. Voting and begging for our freedoms won’t solve the problem. The fact is, every single president in American history has expanded federal power. Calvin Coolidge is the only exception. It’s time to recognize what the Founders knew without debate–the American people are solely capable of restraining D.C. and should. It’s our responsibility to call an Article V Convention of States to save the nation. It’s our responsibility to bring America back to it’s glory. Are you awake... read more

Banks & Government Are Just Outright Stealing People’s Money

Centuries ago banks actually stored real money (gold) and gave their customers paper receipts which made transferring and transporting easier. Then as time went by, banks just began storing currency. Unbacked fiat paper is not money. In those days the term “bank robbery” used to mean a man with a gun would come in and steal the currency from the bank. Now, in the 21st century, the term “bank robbery” has a completely different meaning. Now, to quote the popular Russian turn of phrase, bank robs you! What occurred in Cyprus in 2013, was the most overt form of daylight robbery. Over the weekend the banks closed and upon reopening, anyone with substantial funds had approximately 50% less than they previously owned. Now, banks like Wells Fargo, are just outright defrauding and stealing from people! Over the past week, the swindlers at Wells Fargo’s were caught engaging in questionable and illegal activity yet again and consequently their stock’s value has suffered. The shares took a dip as globalist Warren Buffet’s favorite bank, was fined $185 million for a series of fraudulent actions. Since 2011, bank employees have opened 1.5 million bank accounts and “applied” for 565,000 credit cards as well as opened false email accounts – none of which were authorized by their customers. Part of the fraud lies in the fact that these shady bank workers were transferring funds from their customers existing accounts into the newly created accounts unbeknownst to them, resulting in overdraft fees for insufficient funds in some cases. According to the New York Times, the bank’s employees were incentivized to partake in this illegal activity by compensation policies that rewarded them for opening new accounts. And since bankers never go to prison in the USSA, they must have figured, why not give it a shot? After all, the US is nothing like Iceland which jailed 29 banksters for their role in the 2008 crash. The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB, (the agency presiding over the fining) Richard Cordray, made a statement saying in part that “unchecked incentives can lead to serious consumer harm and that is what happened here.” Of course the irony of this fiasco is in the fact that the CFPB is part of the largest organized crime syndicate in the world, the United States government. Not only do these thugs steal around around $2 trillion dollars a year from their tax slaves, but the Pentagram also recently... read more

U.S. national debt is more than all the world’s physical cash, gold, silver, and bitcoin combined.

U.S. national debt is more than all the world’s physical cash, gold, silver, and bitcoin combined. The U.S national debt is quickly approaching $19.5 trillion. It will very likely be there this month. It is hard to comprehend how much this amount is for the average American that is barely trying to get by. But people are starting to wake up. There is a large financial charade going on. Most people realize that their standard of living is being eroded. Anyone outside of coastal regions realizes that many parts of this country are struggling to levels that are not understood by the mainstream press. Their control is slowly being lost. One way to understand the amount of debt we have as a nation is to simply look at in context to how much physical currency is out there. The amount of debt The national debt is now more than all of the world’s physical cash, gold, silver, and bitcoin combined. That is right. The U.S. national debt is that big. I’ve argued this before but the Fed is now a giant paper tiger. They are largely trying to use the power of words to move markets instead of actually raising interest rates. These rates will impact this massive debt. Here is the debt visualized: All of the physical cash, gold, silver, and bitcoin combined will cover 65 percent of the debt. And the debt is growing at a rapid pace. Keep in mind you also have a crazy amount of household debt as well: Is any of this ever going to be paid back in full? A large part of the household debt is $1.4 trillion in student debt. But back to the national debt. $19.5 trillion is not going to be paid back. The Fed is doing all it can to keep rates low because even a slight move up in interest rates would cause the servicing of the debt to go ballistic. We’ve gotten to a point where we need debt to pay off more debt. It seems like a wildly sophisticated ponzi scheme. Which it is. And the scheme is being pulled on you. At this point it is one giant confidence game and you can see that in the U.S. that confidence is definitely moving away from the central powers. The controlled media is largely being marginalized. How fast is the debt growing? The national debt grew by $1.33 trillion in one year! At our... read more

Why You Should Be Paying Attention to America’s Silent War on Cash

Government campaigns of intimidation — like the wars on drugs, terror, and poverty — have been used to extort the public for decades. Despite the previous failures of institutional “wars,” a new war on cash is being waged that threatens freedom in a more subversive way than ever before. Banks and governments around the world are cracking down on the use of paper money, and in turn, eliminating any anonymity left in the current system. Through strict rules on cash transactions and civil asset forfeiture laws, for example, the system has already instituted penalties for using cash. But as payments evolve into a purely digital network, the consequences of this new paradigm are being brought into the spotlight. And it’s not good news. The ability to track, record, and mediate transactions of all individuals is a power dictators throughout history could have only dreamed of. Those who value privacy are turning to alternatives like cash, cryptocurrencies, and precious metals, but these directly threaten central bank dominance. This ongoing tug-of-war in financial innovation will determine whether we enter an age of individual empowerment or centralized enslavement. As mundane as it may seem, the main reason for this push to go cashless is directly tied to what world central banks are doing to prop up their economies. The manipulation of interests rates to zero or even negative has left central banks no ammunition to fight off the next recession. Without the ability to cut interest rates even further, stimulating economic growth is impossible. The decisions made in response to the 2008 crisis have led to a perverted environment in which customers could be charged just for holding money in their accounts. As long as individuals have the ability to move their funds into paper currency and escape the losses, banks are still limited to how far they can push the envelope. Regardless, the federal government continues to pressure banks into issuing “Suspicious Activity Reports” for withdrawals of even as little as $5,000. That amount will undoubtedly decrease if and when more people resort to stuffing cash under their mattresses. In principle, cutting interest rates below zero ought to stimulate consumption and investment in the same way as normal monetary policy, by encouraging borrowing. Unfortunately, the existence of cash gums up the works. If you are a saver, you will simply withdraw your funds, turning them into cash, rather than watch them shrink too rapidly. Enormous sums might be withdrawn to avoid... read more

Voting for President – 8 Reasons Why Your Vote Doesn’t Matter

Soon the U.S. will elect a new president. November’s fast approaching and approximately everyone in the universe is encouraging you to register, let your voice be heard and rock the vote. Everyone except for me. No, I’m here to pour some much needed sanity water on this out of control pro-voting fire. Why? Because your vote doesn’t matter. I know they’re telling you that it’s your responsibility, that you have a civic duty to vote in national elections, but voting is a right. It’s, by definition, something you can do if you want, but you have just as much right not to. Now, some people will tell you that soldiers died in the forming of this country and many since protecting that right to vote, that is another story for another time, but if their sacrifice means that I have to do everything that I’m allowed to do by law, then I think I also have a civic duty to worship a deity and buy a gun and protest peacefully. Those rights were died for as well, correct? Oh, and by the way, voting isn’t even a right in the Constitution. It doesn’t have its own amendment or anything like that, just FYI. It’s mentioned as something that can’t be restricted by race or gender in some of the post-Civil War amendments, but it’s not explicitly stated as its own right, no matter who died in the founding of this country. Reason number one your vote doesn’t matter: electoral college. The electoral college is part of the U.S. government’s longstanding traditional of over complicating staggeringly simple processes. The electoral college is to voting as social security is to taking care of old people. The electoral college is to voting as the TSA is to a rapid and smooth air travel experience. The electoral college weighs each state’s importance in the elections based on population. The result is that California, Michigan, Ohio, and Florida get 90% of the candidates’ attention, while Nebraska and their five electoral votes get told to [censored] off. Don’t worry. Nebraska’s used to it. When you vote for president, you’re actually voting to elect a delegate who then goes on your behalf to the electoral college, where he isn’t even required by law to cast his vote for the candidate he said he would. A popular vote would at least be more representative. Your one vote counts for one vote; the candidate with the most votes... read more
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