August 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
ON OBAMA’S ANNOUNCEMENT he’s going to “act alone” to solve the immigration crisis (that his administration has caused) because, he claims, Congress “won’t act” (to his satisfaction):
- If he chooses to act in ways not authorized under Congressionally enacted law and the united States Constitution, we have the right to ask: Who does this guy think he is? Who told him he was the king — and what do we need to do to disabuse him of that notion?
- If he simply means he will choose to act to enforce existing, duly enacted law that is constitutional — what took him so long to realize he should start doing his job?
December 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
IT’S THE YEAR of Tax and Monetary Truth: that’s what I (only twelve months late) am proclaiming 2013.
The following opinion, written by former Illinois banker Edward Mrkvicka, appeared in the April 7, 1992 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. Since that time it has resided in one of several boxes comprising my morgue (that’s what they call a clipping file in the newspaper business. Hey kids — you’ve heard of newspapers, right?) I’m posting it here because it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere else on the Internet.
Return power to the people
By Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 5 of the Constitution states, “The Congress shall have Power … To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standards of Weights and Measures.”
In 1913, Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act, which, in seeming violation of Article I, gave the power to regulate money to a handful of unelected private bankers.
America has been paying the price ever since.
Our founding fathers knew this basic truth: Those who control a nation’s money control the nation. That’s why the Constitution gave ultimate authority for our currency to the people. The passage of the Federal Reserve Act handed our economic future to an unsupervised private corporation called the Federal Reserve.
The issue of repeal is worthy of review for many reasons, the most pressing being our close to $4 trillion national debt (what more proof is needed that present policy is a failure?). This intolerable, crushing financial obligation threatens our very existence. And the prime force that has brought us to the edge of the insolvency abyss is the Federal Reserve Act.
As the Federal Reserve is a private banking institution, every time Congress requisitions money it creates a debt obligation. There have been thousands of these monetary transactions since 1913; i.e., a transfer of cash from the Fed in exchange for U.S. bonds, resulting in taxpayers paying untold billions of dollars in interest every year with no hope of ever being able to reduce the principal. By controlling our money, private Federal Reserve bankers have indebted us forever.
Repealing the act offers almost unfathomable economic rewards. A government that prints its own money cannot be indebted. Taxes could be slashed and the savings used by consumers. Government, instead of being forced to spend substantial tax dollars to pay interest, would be able to pay, not borrow, for housing, education, mass transit, health care and other critical social problems. By eliminating the Federal Reserve middleman, we would be able to create a debt-free, productive government at all levels.
Of course, Congress could abuse its recovered power and cause, for example, runaway inflation. However, if it does, we can exercise our right to vote members out of office. We are unable, by any means, in any manner, to affect the Fed.
America, while not the economic power it once was, is still the richest nation in the world. Yet average Americans have virtually none of the wealth. Thomas Jefferson was prophetic when he stated, “if the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” *
Repealing the Federal Reserve Act, while perhaps sounding extreme, is a concept produced by a belief in constitutionally mandated capitalism. Conversely, the Federal Reserve is a tool of totalitarianism. It has allowed a small number of private bankers to financially enslave America.”
– Edward F. Mrkvicka, Jr., who lives in Marengo, is author of The Bank Book.
- And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. (Letter to John Taylor, 1816)
- Bank-paper [credits from private banking institutions printed and circulated as money] must be suppressed, and the circulating medium must be restored to the nation to whom it belongs.”
Now back in the ’90s, Mrkvicka was on record as a supporter of the Sovereignty Proposal for debt-free United States Treasury money. He since threw his support behind Stephen Zarlenga, Dennis Kucinich and their proposal for Treasury-created interest-free money. I myself lean more toward the Monetary Reform Act.
August 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
OR SO YOU’D think,from all the royal brat worship filling every monopoly media channel wall-to-wall.
Barack Obama must be envious. There hasn’t been such a moment of ejaculatory media excitement since his 2008 campaign.
If there were any doubt our elite are essentially foreign in every sense that counts — a foreign occupying enemy, removed from and opposed to all that America once stood for — that doubt has been removed. Your national media elite openly glorify monarchy. They’ve decided you the people are obsolete, except from time to time when they need a mob of useful idiots to whip up and get you to cry for the abolition of your own rights. They’ve decided representative government, vertical and horizontal separation of powers, and the spirit of independence and liberty itself, are obsolete. Kings are the new thing.
Except, of course, that kings are not the new thing. They’re the old thing — the thing we overthrew in 1781.
If you the people decide kings and queens, princes and princesses, privileged aristocracies and obsequious man-worship, are the trendy thing, sexier than exercising and safeguarding your own rights and being your own leaders, then God help you — and may your chains rest lightly upon you.
July 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
Big-time globalist honcho Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard – American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, lays out his three-step formula to “offset, co-opt, and/or control” the “geopolitical critical Eurasian states.”
In a terminology that hearkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together…. Competition based on territory still dominates world affairs.
Do you think that just applies to Europe and Central Asia, or is it being applied amongst the “vassals” (provincial puppet rulers), “tributaries” (corporate cronies?) and “barbarians” right here at home?
Well, duh. Those are the first people you conquer when you’re trying to enslave the world. And by the way, guess who the “barbarians” are.
July 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
July 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
THE MOST RETARDED STATE in America finally ends its long secession from the United States Constitution.
The list of loopholes in the rushed-through concealed-carry law is as long as your arm. The law practically prohibits carrying in exactly the sorts of situations where you really need to carry a weapon – like on public transit. (How many muggings, assaults, rapes and murders occur to people at, or walking to or from, public transit stops?)
You also can’t carry near a school; the only “safe zone” is a locked vehicle. In other words, the law institutes economic and/or lifestyle discrimination against non-drivers: either those who choose not to drive, or who increasingly find it prohibitively costly in Rahm’s Chicago.
July 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
DID YOU PARTAKE IN the customary chaining and whipping ceremony?
Okay, admittedly, they’re not doing that just yet, but why not? We may as well adjust our celebrations to reality.
What satirist could have come up with a more obscene parody of Independence Day?
If you’re on the Internet, anything you say, see or do can be tracked and used against you, in or out of a court of law.
If you’re on Facebook, you’re communicating on a CIA-front-connected data mining site. (No, seriously. And while you’re at it, see this on some background on the “friendly” financial ghosts haunting Facebook.
All your communications are not only belong to Big Brother, but these, and data mined from them, are available to his brother, Big Business.
Your cities are being visually stalked by ubiquitous license-plate-reading cameras, spy satellites, and now, also manned and unmanned surveillance craft.
Federally funded, indoctrinated and militarized “local” cops are everywhere, and now you’ve got a new layer of (unconstitutional) federal “Homeland Security”/”Transporation Security Agency” quasi-cops on your streets. If this isn’t “swarms of officers” harassing us and consuming our wealth, what is?
Between the physical and virtual policing, the officers are now quartered in every home – hell, practically every pocket.
I’m sorry this is reaching its peak, or nadir, under the “black” mascot president. It’s a shame. It’s insult to injury. You people who voted for and celebrated and practically worshiped this guy, should be feeling really pissed off right now. At him, at them, but also at yourself. Yes, be pissed off at yourself. Then, forgive yourself, pick yourself up and dust yourself off. The question is: What do we do now?
I have lots of ideas, but you can start right now by standing up straight, giving yourself a shot of self-respect, and reading your Declaration of Independence. Do you even believe that stuff about equality and rights?
Well. <i>Do you?</i>