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The End of America as we know it
Is this the end of America as we know it?
America has been a super power since the early 1900′s especially after World War II. We did this through natural resources, industries, democracy, and through our advanced military. Natural resources are available in different parts of the United States of America. It has huge deposits of Gold, silver, natural gas, coal, uranium, copper, iron, phosphates, mercury, petroleum, lead, nickel; the list just goes on and on. The huge variety of natural resources contributes a substantial share of the revenue of the US federal government; as well as to industry.
Most of America's industries started to move overseas starting in the 1970's. Many American companies wanted to restructure the way they did business. They wanted to save on manufacturing costs and payroll; as well as on shipping. With more and more companies and jobs going overseas, other countries started having better economies. China just surpassed Japan and now has the fastest growing economy in the world. The question we have to ask ourselves now is how long it will take them to pass us? Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported that "More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined”.
Our government was set up by the people for the people. The people had just broken away from a country that had a king. They knew that more liberty to the people would mean less government. The constitution was set up with an intricate ideal where no branch of the government had too much power. As you can tell with the current administration and a few before that, times are changing. Since the 1960′s our government has been imposing more and more on this country. If you ever sat down and read the constitution you will not see anywhere in there where the government has the authority to get involved with the way businesses conduct their business or how much they pay their employees. Now I ask you what happened to free market in this country? Is this not one of the reasons that this country was so great? People came from all over the world to see streets paved with gold and to get a little piece of the American dream. The government should be limited to tax collection, and enforcement of private ownership and contracts.
Did you know that America does not even own its own money? Let’s go back to that little piece of paper that I spoke of earlier, the constitution. It states that Congress, and only Congress shall have the power to coin and regulate the money of the country. So what exactly is the Federal Reserve then? The answer is Woodrow Wilson was scared of losing the election. So in December of 1913, Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act legislation which sold our country to a private organization of bankers. In return he got into the White house. Notice I did not say anything about congress? That is because congress never voted on this act. Apparently they were too busy enjoying their Christmas vacations. There is a Section 30 of the Federal Reserve Act, which gives the U.S. a loophole to buy back the Federal Reserve Corporation for roughly $500 billion dollars. We can either do away with the Federal Reserve Corporation, or we can repeal the act.
Now if you are still reading this then I want you to pay close attention. This so called National debt that you hear about all of the time on the news is a result of borrowing money from the Federal Reserve. Let me repeat that, the trillions of dollars that we owe for this “National debt” is the result of borrowing money from the Federal Reserve Bank. As it stands now this nation is a little over 14 trillion dollars in debt. Of that 14 trillion more than half of it is owed to the Federal Reserve.
Back in the 1960’s one President tried to stand up to the Federal Reserve with executive order number 11110. That President was President John F. Kennedy. This order returned to the U.S. government the power to issue currency, without going through the Federal Reserve. This meant that for all of the silver that America had in it vaults it could issue silver coins or certificates. In all, Kennedy brought nearly 4.3 billion dollars in U.S. notes into circulation. This completed eliminated the need for anything from the Federal Reserve. The problem is Kennedy was assassinated a few short months later. The executive order was never repealed, but no other President has used it
In conclusion, the President needs to step in and let the free market system return in its entirety. We need less government, not more. America needs a chance to step back up on her own two feet. The American economy needs to quit being sucked dry by the Federal Reserve System, which is illegal in the first place. And the truth in all of this is we don’t even really own America anymore. The property has been mortgaged to the hilt and owned by bankers and other countries like China.