Sunday, September 23, 2012

From a younger mans eyes.. what went wrong.. by Taylor Sonney

Now days we see many people protesting the corruption that is ever present in our government. We see the Occupy Wall-Street, the Tea Party movement and now the ever so popular, “As long as we vote for anyone but this person we will be alright”. Corruption is nothing new though and something that can not be changed but through the radical ideas of individuals that go against the status quo. These are the people that the current establishment warn us are dangerous and news corporations refuse to talk about or show in polls. The very people that our bank funded two party system is desperately trying to keep out of the voting booths to provide people with a new choice. The reason being because if change occurs, then they are no longer in control of the people, but the people will be in charge of them. If this is where we are now though, where did everything start.
In 1775 the American Revolution began as the Colonist desired to separate from the oppressive monarchy of England. Many reasons are cited that led to this decision, but one reason is the prime cause. King George of England outlawed the interest free currency that the colonies were producing and using. This forced the colonist to borrow money from the Central Bank of England at interest putting the colonies into debt. Benjamin Franklin wrote about this, “ The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution.” Over the years that followed this brand new country the government changed and laws were rewritten to fit the time, most predominately were the changes that occurred after the civil war.
With the 14th amendment blacks were no longer slaves and many southern states were going through the process of reconstruction. Blacks at this point though were still not considered equals and were granted privileges instead of the rights that white men were granted. This can be seen by tracing the history of a marriage license. Up until this point in American history you did not need permission from the state to be married. The establishment of the certificate of marriage was used primarily to prevent interracial marriage along with other restrictions set up by the Jim Crow Laws. Having to ask the government permission to be able to do something that would otherwise be considered a right, gives the government more power over the governed. According to the Black's Law Dictionary a marriage license is "A license or permission granted by public authority to persons who intend to intermarry." "Intermarry" is defined in Black’s Law Dictionary as, "Miscegenation; mixed or interracial marriages." This was one of the first step of government intervention in the personal affairs of citizens. After state governments realized they could make extra money on this, decisions were made moving America back to the type of system that England had been using since the 1500's.
When a marriage license is signed we normally think of a commitment between the two people being wed. The problem though is that if you have to ask a third party for permission you are now entering an agreement contract with the state. Now that the state is included in your wedding contract the state has a vested interest in the product of the marriage, this product being the children. This is why the state can force you to make your children go to school, take vaccinations or even take your children away if they do not agree with the manner in which you are raising them. This is not the only rights though that the states and federal government has begun to take away.
There are questions that bothers me that I do not believe I will be able to see resolved in my lifetime. Every state has a bill of rights usually located at the very beginning of their constitution and The United States had one attached after the Constitution was written to ensure the protection of individual liberty. This Bill of Rights in the Constitution was included to deteriorate the concerns that the states had of an over bearing, centralized government. After the Articles of Confederation had been shown to not provide the protection for the people, the states wanted to make sure that these assumed rights were well known and protected. So my questions are; if we have the right to free speech, then why are there free speech zones? If we have the right to keep and bear arms, then why do we need to ask permission from the state and get a license? If we have the right to be protected from warrantless search and seizure, then why do we have to worry about phone taps and our actions on the internet being watched. If we have the right to be protected from being deprived from life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Then why can the president order the assassination of a United States citizen abroad? If we have the right to a speedy, public trial by an impartial jury, then why was the NDAA passed allowing the indefinite detention of American citizens without just cause? If we have the right to be protected from excessive bails or fines, then why are citizens charged hundred of thousands to millions of dollars for the download of movies or songs when the corporation is still in possession of the acclaimed stolen item?
In the court case Everett C. Gilbertson V. United States (1871) the issue of the United States Congress passing a bill forcing the laws of the United States upon the district of Columbia and other U.S. territories, effectively removing the sovereignty of those people that did not want to yet be voted into the United States. This begins to play an important part because people that are corrupt are always seeking more power and people to rule. In United States v. Cooper Corporation, 312 U.S. 600 (1941),
the Supreme Court wrote: "We may say in passing that the argument that the United States may be treated as a corporation organized under its own laws, that is, under the Constitution as the fundamental law, seems so strained as not to merit serious consideration ." Some of the confusion rampant on this subject may have originated in the definition of "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in Bouvier's Law Dictionary, paragraph 5. “The United States of America are a corporation endowed with the capacity to sue and be sued, to convey and receive property. 1 Marsh. Dec. 177, 181. But it is proper to observe that no suit can be brought against the United States without authority of law." It is from this that stems the root which one can see how the public at large has lost it's sovereignty and the power has begun to shift from the people and the states to the federal government. The same type of centralized government that we were warned about from our founding fathers.
Corruption in the government does not stem from those who are solely voted into office. An example of this was an event that took place in 1913. Three major bankers; J.P. Morgan, Paul Warburg and J. D. Rockefeller convinced Secretary of State Philander Knox to lie to the American people and tell them that the 16th amendment had been ratified by the appropriate number of states. At this point Congress could now levy a tax upon the labor of the American people. “If you… examine [The 16th Amendment] carefully, you will find that a sufficient number of states never ratified that amendment.” -U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox (2003) The next step that pushed America onto the path that we are currently on was when these exact same people bribed government officials to pass the Federal Reserve Act (1913) without the required Constitutional Amendment. At this point the federal reserve could issue money legally to the U.S. Government with interest. Now every dollar was a symbol of debt and for the government to repay this debt they had to borrow more money with interest from the Federal Reserve. All of this is going on while the Federal Reserve is collecting interest upon the money that the IRS collects from the American people then stores with the FED through the income tax. Mayor Rothschild a private banker stated, “Give me control of a nations money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.” President Woodrow Wilson who signed the Federal Reserve act into law eventually came out to say, “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by a system of credit. We are no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” (1919)
Franklin Roosevelt passed a law in 1933 called the New Deal. After the First World War, America went through a time of great prosperity because of Europe having to rely heavily on America. At this time America was still on the gold standard but because Europe had such a shortage of gold and needed to print money to revitalize the country, the European countries switched to a fiat money based upon credit. It was this money that help create the roaring twenties but also led to the downfall and into the Great Depression. With banking systems in control now of the American currency it was easy to lend credit and create bubbles in the stock market. The New Deal began to change the American way by changing the way we as citizens became more dependant upon the government, then in turn giving the government more power to control us. Government spending, which got its interest based money from the Federal Reserve became more of a pivotal part in the American economy. Regulations were beginning to interfere with the free market and create hurdles that new business would have to deal with to compete with other countries. Now days we can see the effect of this and lobbyist from corporations pay officials thousands to millions just so they will side with the corporation. Government officials knew that the voice of the people was beginning to falter and wars were started to spread the greed and lust that these elected officials had in the name of Americanizing the world. The last war that was officially declared by Congress as in accordance to the Constitution of the United States was during World War II.
The result that we are left with is a centralized banking system that refuses to allow any type of transparency and continues to print money in a weakening economy. I do not blame the voters for the state we are in though, because while I can say that they are uneducated, we first have to look at how we are educated in the United States. Out of every news television broadcast you see, there are only 3 Corporations that own all of them. They are; MediaNews Group, News Corporation and the Gannett Corporation. These corporations are owned by the same type of people that run our banks, our politicians and the political parties. We can now see as to why just last month the Republican Convention went so far out of its ways to change regulations last minute to prevent competition. For the American people to become in control of their futures again is a scary thought for these people. All you have to do to see who owns your politician and the policies that they will enact is to just research who provides them with money.
We as a nation have let these things slide by us unnoticed and have not demanded just answers from the people that are suppose to be held accountable only to us the people. This is one of the many reasons that I personally have given up on the Republican and the Democrat puppets and support Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. To see why there is corruption in any level of government we must first look to who we are not allowed to criticize, it is at that point that we know who owns us and what we must do. America is still the greatest country, she just needs the help of her citizens to stand up for themselves.
I left somethings out since its intent is for a class discussion and I could have made this into a book. I do believe I got the main part across though