The Federal Reserve system is the central banking institution of the United States. It is a private corporation chartered by the US Government for the issuance of currency and regulation of lending rates. It has the authority to print currency as needed by the US Treasury and can even lend money to other financial institutions as a measure of last resort.
While the Federal Reserve has the appearance of a government agency, this is not the case. A board of directors and private shareholders representing numerous corporations and foreign banks dictate the policies of the Federal Reserve with no Congressional or popular oversight. In essence, the money supply is under the total control of foreign and private interests with no real loyalty to the laws of the United States.
The Federal Reserve system was instituted in 1913 following the crash of 1907 with the support of President Woodrow Wilson. The establishment of a central banking system had been achieved twice previously in 1811 and 1816, but it was not until the early 20th century that our modern banking system came into full force.
The Federal Reserve act was pushed through Congress in December of 1913. Woodrow Wilson was a key supporter of the Act, but what is not generally known is that Wilson's election campaign was financed by the same European banking interests that would soon control the operations of the Federal Reserve System.
When the money supply inflates due to the increase in paper currency and available credit, t he money we do have is worth that much less, thus prices tend to rise and faith in the currency is diminished. Simply put, if there is too much money in the system, you need more of it to purchase the same amount of goods. Eventually the money loses so much value as to become essentially worthless. This punishes those who are responsible and save their money, as their savings are diminished due to the decreasing value of their existing funds.
Who decides the value of your money?
As the dollar is a fiat currency backed only by “the full faith and credit of the United States” the value of the US Dollar is inherently linked to the overall financial health of the United States. In 2008 the US National Debt reached 11 Trillion dollars. This is well known to other nations of the world, and their faith in our ability to pay off our debts with our own currency is rapidly diminishing. The global market has become very skeptical of the value of the US Dollar, thus other currencies are gaining ground against the Greenback.
The board of directors at the Federal Reserve could also be said to control the value of money, given that they have the ability to raise and lower interest rates as well as print and confiscate any amount of paper dollars they wish. Given that the Federal Reserve is a for- profit private corporation, it is not difficult to ascertain that the Fed will print as much money as they need to ensure a steady flow of money into their stockholder's bank accounts.
When did the Dollar lose it's true value?
The dollar has been steadily losing it's strength for the better part of a century following the chartering of the Federal Reserve system. When Richard Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard in 1971, the dollar began to slide even further as there was no restriction on the ability of the private bank to print virtually unlimited amounts of money.
The US Consumer Price Index which shows the current value of the dollar as compared to historical value has an unmistakable exponential trend in the decreasing value of US currency, where the most drastic change occurs just after 1971 when the gold standard was abolished.
With the decayed industrial capacity of the United States and the selling off of assets and infrastructure and the excessive amount of free and easy credit, the dollar loses it's credibility as a reliable, fixed source of wealth.
Skyrocketing oil and commodity prices are just a symptom of a larger problem, that of dollar devaluation and runaway inflation. When everything seems to cost more, it is not because the items in question are more “expensive”, but that the money used to buy them is worth that much less.
What can we do? We can raise awareness of the true nature of the Fed. We can refuse to use their bogus paper currency and retain commodity based assets such as gold, silver, wheat, oil, and industrial production. We can institute barter systems that do not rely on the Fed's cycle of perpetual interest-based debt, and conduct transactions away from the watchful eye of the IRS and international banks. We can petition congress to abolish the Federal Reserve or bring it's operations under the direct control of the United States Congress and We the People.
The North American Union is a planned superstate encompassing the three major nations of North America – The United States, Canada, and Mexico. Under the NAU, national borders between these nations would be abolished allowing for the free movement of goods and persons across the entire North American landmass, duty free and without regard for established borders or national sovereignty. NAU laws would trump any local, state, or federal laws and ordinances without the ability or opportunity for the population to have any say in the matter.
Under the guise of free trade agreements, international governing bodies like the UN and WTO have successfully created a European Union, and are working to further solidify EU control in the hands of non-elected international power brokers rather than the parliaments and regional lawmaking bodies of all EU nations.
The Asian, African, and Pacific Unions are also in the works under the guise of free trade agreements. By eliminating national borders and fostering the creation of regional superstates, the administration of the world's people would be more efficiently managed by UN and international lawmakers.
The establishment of an NAU Army will provide for the domestic force needed to quell the inevitable domestic dissent against such a radical restructuring of national borders, sovereignty, and laws. In addition, the UN will have oversight over all laws and decision making in this country without any input from We the People. NAU and UN taxes would likely be enforced on the average citizen to pay for international efforts having little or nothing to do with the well-being of those paying said tax.
Tell your elected representatives to reject this North American Union. Any official who does not respect the wishes of the American, Canadian, and Mexican people to retain their national sovereignty and identity should be voted out immediately.
Codex Alimentarius is Latin for “Food Code”. It is a standardized set of guidelines for food production that was first introduced in 1963. The stated goal of Codex is to provide for the safety and regulation of virtually all types of foods and nutritional supplements among UN and WHO member nations by December 31, 2009. In 2010, all WTO member nations must be Codex-compliant or face crippling trade and economic sanctions by the UN.
Under Codex, all food is required to be irradiated or 'cold pasteurized' which has the effect of sterilizing the food and preventing decay, thus lowering the incidence of food poisoning. It also has the effect of making the food have practically no nutritional value whatsoever leading to malnutrition amongst those exclusively eating Codex-compliant foods.
Under Codex, vitamins and natural supplements would be considered as detrimental toxins subject to the same kind of restrictions as illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin, including punishment for possession, sale, or even recommendation of these substances.
Under Codex, any form of natural health care or alternative medicine would be criminalized. Even referring someone to a natural health provider or giving medical advice yourself would be treated as a crime.
Under Codex, Sodium Fluoride would be classified as an essential nutrient alongside Vitamin C and Niacin. It would be added to all bottled water, multivitamins, enriched foods, etc. Numerous pesticides and carcinogens banned by numerous treaties would not only be allowed, but the amount permitted would be at a level guaranteed to cause numerous food-related sicknesses and deaths worldwide.
Under Codex, Vitamins would be available, but in such low does as to be clinically worthless. Vitamin C and other traditionally beneficial substances would be restricted to therapeutically negligible levels.
The militarization of our Republic has been well underway for decades if not longer. From the imperialist aspirations in South America and the Phillipines to the Military Commissions act, America has drifted more and more towards the inexorable march of empire...and the military-industrial complex has risen to meet the swelling demand for more and more efficient weapons and means of mass destruction.
America has the largest defense budget in the world, far surpassing the top 15 military spenders worldwide. America officially spends upwards of $1 Trillion dollars a year on her military. Over 700 foreign bases and 6,000 domestic bases employ over half a million regular soldiers, officers, and other personnel (technicians, specialists, civilian contractors). Our troops are occupying and supporting Afghanistan and Iraq, we still have 50,000 troops in South Korea 50 years after the Korean War, Okinawa is a de facto military colony, and Germany still has a large contingent of US troops long after the conclusion of WWII and even the Cold War.
Our police have become a paramilitary force, with 90% of cities with populations of 50,000 or more having SWAT teams. State, county, and city police are frequently armed with military-grade weaponry, vehicles, and body armor. Even police on standard patrol often carry AR-15 assault rifles in squad cars. This is not in an attempt to reduce crime, but to provide police forces with the overwhelming advantage in firepower over the average, law- abiding citizen. When the population is sufficiently outgunned or disarmed, freedoms and liberty are entirely at the mercy of those holding the biggest and most destructive weapons.
The Federal Government under the Bush Administration has attempted and largely succeeded in obtaining the extra-legal authority to directly control all law enforcement bodies at every level of federal, state, county, and local level bypassing any local law or chain of command.
Posse Comitatus, the rule that military cannot be used for domestic law enforcement, has been rendered invalid by numerous laws and executive orders introduced by the Bush Administration. On October 1, 2008, the Third Infantry Division's first Brigade Combat Team has begun a 12 month tour of the US 'homeland' following an extended stay in war- torn Iraq for policing duties and 'humanitarian' efforts.
What can be done? Awareness among local law enforcement as to the nature and appropriate response to unconstitutional orders. Let local police chiefs and city officials know that the people they are supposed to serve will not tolerate the abuse of power. Empowering citizens through knowledge of their constitutional and natural rights, especially the first ten amendments to the US Constitution will assist in preventing government officials from abusing their power or surrendering it to federal or international authorities.
The free exercising of our first and second amendment rights to free speech, assembly, and the right to bear arms are critical in retaining what little freedoms we have left. This is a reminder to those who might consider cracking down on domestic unrest that the people preserve the spirit of noncompliance and will not peacefully go along with draconian laws, oppressive police presence, or military rule.
Awareness is key. If you don't know about the situation, you can't do anything about it! If others don't know, they can't help either! So getting out and spreading information is the best way of solidifying strength among the population. Flyers, DVDs, email, bulletin boards and simple word of mouth can do much in getting people aware and involved in our grassroots movement.
Petitioning local leaders and running for office can help get local government on the side of the people. Power needs to be taken back from corporations and federal agencies at every step of state government, from PTAs to state senators. We wish to expose corruption and malfeasance at every level of government and work to replace those who do not support laws and measures that benefit We the People.
We want to set up a local service/barter organization for the citizens of Colorado Springs in order to promote self-sufficiency outside the current monetary and corporate system. Citizen's groups can provide services and assistance tho their neighbors, including child care, clothing supply, and an exchange of other skills and abilities for mutual benefit. With money becoming more and more difficult to use, people must take back their ability to trade and receive without relying on the 'official' economy. The people must make themselves independent of the grid and learn to depend on one another rather than government agencies.