Established here in our free Country the worm-eaten monarchical institution of the “King’s Bank”

“The men who rule the Democratic Party then promised the people that if they were returned to power there would be no central bank established here while they held the reigns of government. Thirteen months later that promise was broken, and the Wilson administration, under the tutelage of those sinister Wall Street figures who stood behind Colonel House, established here in our free Country the worm-eaten monarchical institution of the “King’s Bank” to control us from the top downward, and from the cradle to the grave.”

— Louis McFadden
(1876-1936) US Congressman (R-PA) (1915-1935), Chairman of House Banking and Currency Committee. Poisoned in 1936.

[It is utterly a shame that we are too stupid to see that without honest money, we cannot be free. The “King’s bank” is the Federal Reserve for anyone who doesn’t get that. Which does not deal in honest money . – Jim Roach]

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“Honest money”

“If that mischievous financial policy which had its origin in the North American Republic [i.e., honest Constitutionally authorized debt-free money] should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without a debt (to the International Bankers). It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe!”
— The Times of London

[That quote from their opinion page speaks so much truth. Ugly truth, but truth nonetheless. Honest money. Metal backed currency whose worth is determined by the free market. Not an unbacked fiat currency whose rate is artificially set by a consortium of private bankers known as the Federal Reserve. An institution that charges us an interest rate to use our own ‘money’. A situation so absurd we now give  our money to the bankers, and they don’t even have the decency to pay us interest when using our money! 1/3 of our retirement stool has been stolen from us, and we are not even rioting in  the streets! Without savings accounts, certificates of deposit and savings bonds paying worth a damn, we are forced into speculating in the stock market. And speculation is not investment nor is it savings. The history of the world has been the world being manipulated by the bankers. Andrew Jackson had it put on his tombstone that he beat the bankers. Not in the end. – Jim Roach]

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Seeing clearly

“President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents.”

— Xavier Lerma
Russian columnist for Pravda
Source: Obama’s Soviet Mistake, Pravda, 19.11.2012

[People like to talk about the police state that controlled the USSR, but ignore the one under their nose. Its doubtful that anything will come of the blatant corruption at the FBI. People only follow where the mainstream media leads them, and that certainly won’t be uncovering the Deep State. I can’t think of anything more dangerous to a free republic than an FBI so rotten that it attempts to overthrow the will of the people in a duly elected president. Strzok and Page talked an “insurance plan” if Trump was elected. Their texts also contemplated the pros and cons of assassination. All the while the mainstream media is burying this overwhelming evidence of corruption at the very top of this government. Its not good when the media has chosen a side. – Jim Roach]

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The Reagan myth

Ronald Reagan has always been a mixed bag of results in reality, but remembered as ‘Saint Ronnie’ by Republicans. It was only 5 years ago or so I went to YouTube and listened to his 1964 nominating speech, ‘A Time for Choosing’. That speech was easily one of the 5 greatest political speeches of all time. Acquaintances who think I am a Republican just assume I voted for him, never did. They also think I have a school girl like crush on him like they do. I don’t.

What brought all this to mind was the recent passage of the tax bill in Congress. In the lead up to it, the events of 35 years ago were constantly being brought up. Their remembrance of history was substantially different than mine. Their memory was that by “cutting taxes” the “economy” took off on some fairy dust trail of good happenings. This boom according to them allowed a military buildup that crushed the evil Soviet Union.

What drives me crazy (and its a short drive) is not remembering history accurately. That serves no one, let alone a nation of over 300,000,000 people, who also happen to be the world’s last hope. Conservative talk radio forever and a day promotes the lie that “Reagan tax cuts” created the single greatest economic boom in history, bullshit. He put America on a credit card for 8 years. He borrowed out the wazoo. Of course it looks like you’re living high on the hog when you are living off of someone else’s money. But you can’t do that forever, eventually the bill comes due.

When Reagan came into office the national debt was less than one trillion dollars, roughly $925 billion dollars. When he left office he had roughly tripled the national debt, $2.5 trillion dollars. He didn’t just “bankrupt the Soviet Union”, he also got America on that path as well. He and Congress simply gave the bill for this national largesse to their grandkids. He also dramatically raised taxes on the working class by increasing the Social Security and Medicare payroll deductions. Upper middleclass and the wealthy were hardly affected by this as those deductions are capped above a certain amount and their marginal top rates were reduced.

Republicans also forget that Reagan as governor brought abortion to California in his first term. They also forget his deadly foreign adventurism in the Middle East and Central America. On the other hand, getting shot a few months into office wasn’t his fault. Many biographers suggest that incident took a lot out of  The Gipper physically in retrospect. And he did rejuvenate the American mystique as far as how we are perceived by the rest of the world.

Ronald Reagan also had amnesty in his second term. Trump is getting ready to do DACA amnesty. The similarities in the two are striking. Although I personally have a lot more invested in Mr. Trump, I voted for him. I realize he is no more ‘perfect’ than Reagan was. Reagan was considered an outsider and not particularly liked by the establishment, he wasn’t absolutely loathed like Trump is. Reagan was imminently likeable on a personal level, just like Trump.

Mr. Trump has even greater upside potential than Reagan in my view. Perhaps because the nation is in even a more tenuous spot. There’s no where to go but up. It will be interesting to see how historians compare the two in twenty five years, I hope I’m around to see it. Though “historians” got so much wrong about Reagan, they might double that on Trump.

Jim Roach

 

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The Light of the world

In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,[a]
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.[b]

God sent a man, John the Baptist,[c] to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

14 So the Word became human[d] and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.[e] And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’”

16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.[f] 17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God,[g] is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. [New Living Translation]

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=NLT

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All they got Left is violence

Good grief! Saturday November 4 and Antifa rioted across America! Its so obvious now that Hillary cheated in the primary that even the mainstream media is having to cover it! What a pathetic end for the Party of JFK. What an inauspicious end to a once proud party. Violence and cheating. No ideas, no leaders under 70. Empty vessels. Like a fish, the rot starts at the head. Look at who their leader is.

Jim Roach

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The Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.”

[This passage from Matthew 7 is so instructive of a lot of things in life. All you have to do is look at the foundation of something to see if it can stand on its own or to predict if it has a chance for success. Whether it be a government policy, a personal relationship or even a religion. Say for instance you had a religion that was founded by a murderer, a rapist, a liar and a thief. What do you suppose would be the fruits of that religion? Would the region from which it is predominantly from be always in turmoil? Would the adherents of it bring discord and strife wherever they went? 1,400 years is plenty long to judge that tree. – Jim Roach]

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It’s time to try

 It blows me away that after the Las Vegas massacre of over 500 people wounded and 58 dead that there are those who don’t want to try and stop this madness. Curtail is a better word. We’ll never ‘stop’ this insanity, but we should try to slow it. It’s time to try. It also blows me away that immediately the focus is on the gun, when the shooter is the problem. The background checks have the gaping holes.

 It hit me after Columbine that something was amiss in the realm of public safety. That was 18 years ago in April of 1999. The Sandy Hook murders in Newtown, Connecticut put an exclamation point on the situation. How can you watch all these acts of evil and insist on doing the same thing, nothing?

 Mass shooting after mass shooting after mass shooting and say, “No, we don’t need to do anything differently.” That’s insane! Why would you keep doing the same thing and expect the situation to improve? The 2 major weaknesses in background checks are on mental health and substance abuse.  

For some absurd reason the form you fill out relies on the self reporting of the individual! Let’s see, the drunk is going to admit he has a problem with alcohol?? The insane person is going to admit he’s insane?? Maybe not…

Nitwits like those on Twitter believe nothing should change. They act like any change is permanent and for all time. They have this incredible “can’t do” attitude. This won’t work, that won’t work, bullshit! I noticed the day after this carnage that no one at work talked about it or even mentioned it! Have we become that numb to all this?

A 10 question mental health test seems easy enough to institute. A couple of hundred versions randomly sequenced and constantly changing would seem to foot the bill. The tougher “test” would be on substance abuse. DUI’s need to start to count against the gun applicant. Along with domestic abuse calls. Drunk and disorderly citations. But beyond that it becomes tough to identify en masse the obvious lush like Stephen Paddock. But it is time to try.

Jim Roach

 

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The criminal nature of the State

“The State’s criminality is nothing new and nothing to be wondered at. It began when the first predatory group of men clustered together and formed the State, and it will continue as long as the State exists in the world, because the State is fundamentally an anti-social institution, fundamentally criminal. The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation — that is to say, in crime. It originated for the purpose of maintaining the division of society into an owning-and-exploiting class and a propertyless dependent class — that is, for a criminal purpose. No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope of its own activity. For the sake of this it will, and regularly does, commit any crime which circumstances make expedient.”

— Albert Jay Nock
(1870-1945)
Source: The Criminality of the State, America Mercury Magazine 1939

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“Big Government is the Best Government!”

As Congress gets ready to pass another insurance bill, Graham-Cassidy, its important to examine the foundation of that bill to see its potential for success. Our government often operates in a historical void. Reinventing the wheel at every turn. Acting like there is no historical record to indicate what economic policies work and which ones don’t. I am appalled that any thinking individual would even consider that this bill could work.

Obamacare is imploding and there are two options: repeal or repair. Congress chose to “repair” with Graham-Cassidy. Do they have the moral or legal authority to be mandating the purchase of insurance and telling insurance companies what they are going to provide? Did our Founding Fathers design a Constitution that told Congress to “Be all you can be!”? To get involved in every aspect of American life? Hell no.

Did our Founding Fathers really believe that “Big Government is the Best Government!” ? Or did they believe that limited government is what they wanted to give us? Were they real skeptical of the abilities of government? If they didn’t believe in limited government, what were the 9th and 10th Amendments for? Why did they list Congress’s enumerated powers if they intended for Congress to be able to do whatever they wanted?

Economist Friedrich Hayek showed repeatedly that any politician who thinks they can outthink the market is either a fool or a liar. Libertarians use the “what if” example of all 10,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the country disappeared and it was up to a government panel to determine where the new restaurants should be placed. Think about that. It would be like the placement of military bases only 10 times worse!

Free market types use this example because they know market forces determine with ruthless efficiency exactly where and how many McDonald’s there should be. There are no government subsidies. No restaurants are placed in an area as a “favor”. They either survive or die on their own. Supply and demand. Profit margins. Gross sales. Economic law determines who thrives and who doesn’t. Not some government panel of do-gooders, placing restaurants on some goofy social justice theorem.

To think Congress is going to divine the insurance market for the entire United States of America is ludicrous.

In case no one noticed, the last two entitlements they got involved in, Social Security and Medicare, are in the process of going belly-up. They are a waste filled boondoggle. Entitlement programs have bankrupted this nation, and now we’re going to add a third? Good luck with that. Congress doesn’t have the legal or moral authority to do what they’re doing. Anyone who thinks government run health insurance could possibly work is either a liar or a moron.

John Stossel on ABC uses the example of directing traffic at a roller rink versus the natural flow of random chaos. Congress is attempting to direct the traffic of a nationwide “roller rink”.

Jim Roach

 

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