u sur pa tion n. 1. The act of usurping, especially the wrongful seizure of royal sovereignty. 2. A wrongful seizure or exercise of authority or privilege belonging to another; an encroachment.
To speak insincerely or dishonestly about the truth is to pervert it. Perverted truth is necessarily an oxymoron. There is only the brilliant truth; unfortunate misconceptions; and wanton lies.
It is my contention that wanton lies and unfortunate misconceptions leave the listener confused. But to hear the truth is to have been burnt indelibly for all of time. I have been brought both to tears and to rage by the usurpation herein revealed. No deadlier blow has been dealt to the cause of humanity, than that which has been delivered against the American Republic. America is gravely wounded, but the saving Grace is that she is not dead. A spark yet remains, burns fiercely within my breast and while I yet live, America will not die. Despotism cannot take America, without first taking me. With every breath I take, I fan the wind and fire of my freedom. Everyday, every second, my resolve grows stronger, until at last, if all the world should stand against me, I will not cower; I shall not pass from this Earth as a slave.
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial ... the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. [Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1928]
I likely will not be able, in my lifetime, to cover all the ills of American Society. Yet whenever I see an ill, I know it's origin; viz, America's Great Wound. I cannot fathom the utter emptiness of those that have caused this atrocity;they are wholly deluded and completely mad.
Let start with the tangibles. Open your wallet and pull out an American Dollar Bill...
Nice try, that which you have in your hand is a Federal Reserve Note. It is no more American than Capitalism. In fact, if you have a $5 or $20 note, it stands against every principle of the man thereon depicted. It is the greatest disgrace to Lincoln and Jackson who fought and won against the kind of money that you have in your wallet.
Who issues Federal Reserve Notes? An international banking institution known as the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is not a U.S. Government agency, nor for that matter, is it an agency beneath any national government. Every elected official in the U.S. Government either knows it; or they are, by the grace of God, the most ignorant of fools.
"Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve banks, which have cheated the government and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the maladministration of that law, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it!
Some people think the Federal Reserve banks are United States government institutions. They are not! They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign swindlers; and the rich and predatory money lenders. Among those financial pirates, there are those who send money into states to buy votes to control our legislation; and there are those who maintain international propaganda for the purpose of deceiving us and wheedling us into granting new concessions which will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again in motion their gigantic train of crime.
These twelve private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this Country by bankers who came here from Europe and repaid our hospitality by undermining our American institutions. Those bankers took money out of this Country to finance Japan in a war against Russia. They created a reign of terror in Russia with our money. They planned and instigated the Russian Revolution...
In 1912 the National Monetary Association, under the chairmanship of the late Senator Nelson Aldrich, presented a vicious bill called the National Reserve Association Bill. This is usually spoken of as the Aldrich bill although Aldrich did not write the bill. He was the tool, if not the accomplice, of the European bankers who, for nearly twenty years, had been scheming to set up a central bank in America In 1912 they were spending and are continuing to spend vast sums of money to accomplish their purpose.
We were opposed to the Aldrich plan for a central bank. The men who ruled 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 reins of government. Thirteen months later that promise was broken, and the Wilson administration, under the tutelage of sinister Wall Street figures established, here in our free Country, the worm-eaten monarchical institution of the "King's Bank" to control us from the top downward, and to shackle us from the cradle to the grave...Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers but the truth is...the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations!..." [Congressman Louis T. MacFadden, speech in Congress, June 10, 1932]
Congressman Charles Lindbergh, Sr. opposed the efforts of the Money Powers during this pivotal point in the history of man. He did as others before him had done for this Republic, the main difference being, his cause was lost.
Act No. 1 was the manufacture, between 1896 and 1907, through stock gambling, speculation and other devious methods and devices, of tens of billions of watered stocks, bonds, and securities.
Act No. 2 was the panic of 1907, by which those not favorable to the Money Trust could be squeezed out of business and the people frightened into demanding changes in the banking and currency laws which the Money Trust would frame.
Act No. 3 was the passage of the Aldrich-Vreeland Emergency Currency Bill, by which the Money Trust interests should have the privilege of securing from the Government currency on their watered bonds and securities. But while the act contained no authority to change the form of the bank notes, the U.S. Treasurer (in some way that I have been unable to find a reason for) implied authority and changed the form of bank notes which were issued for the banks on government bonds. These notes had hitherto had printed on them, "This note is secured by bonds of the United States." He changed it to read as follows: "This note is secured by bonds of the United States or other securities." "Or other securities" is the addition that was secured by the special interests. [Charles Lindbergh, Sr., The Money Trust]
When one reads the words and essays of these two men above, one can appreciate the absolute villainy of what Lindbergh calls the Money Trust; which became, at least in part, the Federal Reserve banks. They were witnesses to the reinstitution of what Lincoln and Jackson, whose image is desecrated by their appearance on such notes, had so nobly fought against.
The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. [Abraham Lincoln]
The bold efforts that the present bank has made to control the government and the distress it has wantonly caused, are but premonitions of the fate which awaits the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it...If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system there would be a revolution before morning. [Andrew Jackson's address to Congress, 1829]
You are a den of vipers and thieves and I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out. [Andrew Jackson's declaration of war on the Money Powers]
The testimony goes on and on:
Whoever controls the volumn of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. [President James A. Garfield] [emphasis added]
While boasting of our noble deeds, we are careful to control the ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. [Horace Greely] [emphasis added]
People who will not turn a shovel of dirt on the project [Mussel Shoals Dam?] nor contribute a pound of material, will collect more money from the United States than will the people who supply all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible thing about interest [usury] ... But here is the point: If the nation can issue a DOLLAR BOND, it can also issue a DOLLAR BILL. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%. Whereas the currency, the honest sort provided by the Constitution, pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say that our country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people. If the currency issued by the people were no good, then the bonds would be no good, either. It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the national wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan. [Thomas A. Edison] [emphasis added]
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the Nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world. No longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government of conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men [Group X]. [Just before he dies, Wilson is reported to have stated to friends that he had been "deceived" and that "I have betrayed my Country". He referred to the Federal Reserve Act passed during his Presidency.] [President Woodrow Wilson] [emphasis added]
Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits. [Sir Josiah Stamp] [President of the Bank of England in the 1920's, the second richest man in Britain] [emphasis added]
The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and unmint the modern ledger-entry currency. [Major L. L. B. Angus]
Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing. [Ralph M. Hawtrey, Former Secretary Of The British Treasury]
This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the Commercial Banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the Banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon. [Robert H. Hemphill, Credit Manager Of Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, Georgia] [emphasis added]
The Federal Reserve (Banks) are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this Nation is run by the International Bankers. [Congressman Louis T. MacFadden]
On discovering what prominent men have said about the Money Powers or the Kings of Capitalism, let us proceed to expose their ways.
And here you will see, it is the root of America's great misery.
By what right is the value of my barter changed by men who were not any part of the transaction? To illustrate this consider the young man who makes minimum wage in this country. He is just entering the work force and this will be his first year to earn "real" money. Say, over the year he manages by some miraculous feat to set aside $500 for a rainy day. He withdrew from his finite reserve of life's energy and traded that with his employer for the bare necessities to sustain a semblance of happy life; and, that he might in his retirement, enjoy a measure of the fruits of his labor. Carefully, by an accomplishment of patient frugality he lived within his means, so that he might weather out the years, without the aid of any man, the days when he could no longer work.
The days and years go by, and the man unconsciously trades that which is so dear and precious, his life, so only that he might live in meager poverty. Then will come the day that he can no longer work. At this time he repairs to his safe box, and counts out the first $500 he ever saved. At the time he made it, $500 would have bought two months of groceries; but now, that $500 will not even buy enough food to feed him for a week. Now again, I ask you, by what right does someone rob this man of 7/8 of his food? Why is it that, 50 years after the fact, he cannot redeem that portion of life's energy for two months of food? It was certainly worth two months of food 50 years ago. Why is it not so now?
We know that it takes less of life's energy now to produce the same amount of food than it did two hundred years ago. Then why would food cost more today? Shouldn't food cost less? Shouldn't there have been a cost savings benefit through the use of tractors?
It just makes me sick to watch economists on the TV try to make this story so complicated when, in truth, it is so simple. Someone robbed that man of 7/8 of the value of the savings of his life's energy. What we want to know, and must learn, is who stole the 7/8 and how did they get it when it was locked up in his safe box for 50 years, exactly as the day he put it in there.
The thief: The Money Powers (the Kings of Capitalism).
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. [Thomas Jefferson]
Most of the things that man is said to create, is not creation really, it is transformation. Changing oil into a plastic cup is transformation, not creation. However, in the true sense, man creates money out of nothing. One can make from the same piece of paper a $1 or a $100 bill. The value is "created". Realize then, for a few cents (the cost to produce a bill) up to $100 is created.
The value of money to society as a whole is it's ability to make commerce occur as easily as possible. It is doubtful that without money, a nation could be industrialized. Money is incredibly convenient and necessary for an advanced society. Imagine trying to have to barter for everything. Say, for example, I drive a gravel truck for a living. At the end of the month, my boss, dealing in rock, pays me by giving me 20 cubic yards of gravel. Oh boy, time to go grocery shopping. I think I'll just take a yard down to the store and see if the grocer will trade me some food for it.
The value of money as a method of trade in society is self evident. Now what happens to trade if someone just snatches up half of the money out of circulation all at once? Doesn't that reduce the People's ability to engage in commerce by one-half?
When money is not available, you will get a Great Depression. Since there would be no way for business to pay it's employee's other than in barter, jobs would be scarce, even though people would be willing to work. Also, folks who had money would be able to buy property up at reduced prices, since money would be so valuable.
In 1930 America did not lack industrial capacity, fertile farmlands, skilled and willing workers or industrious families. It had an extensive and efficient transportation system in railroads, road networks, and inland and ocean waterways. Communications between regions and localities were the best in the world, utilizing telephone, teletype, radio, and a well operated government mail system. No war had ravaged the cities or the countryside, no pestilence weakened the population, nor had famine stalked the land. The United States of America in 1930 lacked only one thing: an adequate supply of money to carry on trade and commerce.
In the early 1930s, Bankers, the only source of new money and credit, deliberately refused loans to industries, stores and farms. Payments on existing loans were required however, and money rapidly disappeared from circulation. Goods were available to be purchased, jobs waiting to be done, but the lack of money brought the nation to a standstill. By this simple ploy America was put in a "depression" and the greedy Bankers took possession of hundreds of thousands of farms, homes, and business properties. The people were told, "times are hard" and "money is short". Not understanding the system, they were cruelly robbed of their earnings, their savings, and their property. [Billions for the Bankers - Debts for the People] [An indictment of the Federal Reserve System] [by Sheldon Emry]
Now, let's flip the coin. What do you suppose happens when someone doubles the amount of money in circulation? Realizing that there is only a finite amount of life's energy and real property at any point in time, it is easy to understand then, that each denomination will now purchase 50% of the labor or property than before. This is inflation. Now the thing to realize is that during periods of inflation the industries, companies, and people that borrow money will be better able to ride out the inflationary period. Those that cannot borrow go out of business, because the capital they have is now worth half of what it was before. But come around to recession or depression time again (for those that have happened to survive) the money they are repaying the loan with could easily be worth QUADRUPLE the amount they borrowed. Plus, the borrower's also have to pay the interest.
Under these conditions, only those industries, companies, and people that are the absolute craftiest of competitors will survive; the others will not be able to pay off their loans and will become bankrupt. Now, you can see that inflation and recession are vicious cycles that rob labor and property from virtually everyone. The question is: Who is immune to the effects of recession and inflation? Who does it help rather than hurt?
HE WHO ISSUES THE MONEY, AND THEREBY
REGULATES THE VALUE THEREOF, THAT'S WHO!
This scam is played out year after year; and it is simply the most disgusting thing I have ever witnessed. This love of money, it's empty and wholly insane.
When we watch the Wall Street economists and Congressman talk about the economy, you'll hear insane talk like, "It looks like the Fed will be raising interest rates now, in an attempt to avoid inflation!" For crying out loud folks, the Fed caused the inflation in the first place.The Fed likes to pump money and property into their vaults. One way to do that is to create a two-stage pump via inflation and recession. If they left the rate the same, they could not make as much money as they do. That's why they change the rates, to maximize their ill-gotten gains, and not for any other reason. But to hear the economists and Congress talk about it, you'd think they were trying to do us a favor. The truth is undeniable, the Fed has the money, and they decide at which rate they will loan the money; thereby causing inflation and recession virtually at will; for their own - bloodsucking benefit. It is vile, corrupt, un-American, and 100% capitalistic.
It is not within the scope of this paper to indict the Federal Reserve, the Federal Courts, or any other entity. The purpose of this paper is to show you what the lawful form of government is in this nation, how our government now operates under the color of law, and lastly try to form some conclusions on how we got where we are today. The evidence that I present herein is only offered to establish the credibility of my position. For those of you who wish to discredit my position, it should not be too difficult to backtrack through my quotes and evidence to accomplish that. I will caution you, however, that I am only offering you the tip of the iceberg as to what I found in support of my arguments. I am confident any objective mind that seeks to discredit my position, so doing, will only find themselves wholly convinced that everything that I have put forth is the absolute truth.
There are several ways, that I am aware of, for the Kings of Capitalism to rob you of your rightful compensation. I would be foolish to think that the sum of the ways I was aware of, outnumbered the ways I was ignorant of. I have shown you only one here; the Recession/Inflation Pump. The reason I use it is because it clearly demonstrates that the Federal Reserve is the instrument that enslaves us, and also, I think it shows well the barbarism of Capitalism.
It will be useful before closing the subject of the Money Powers, to consider what would occur without their influence. To that end we must understand how money is currently introduced into our system, and how it would be without the Money Powers.
When the Federal Government decides on its budget it issues U.S. Bonds for anyone to buy. Suppose the Federal Government decides it needs $250 billion in its account, and $150 million in cash. You and I then give the government our money (for U.S. Bonds) to operate on in exchange for a promise that THEY will pay us back with interest. The first problem with this that I can see, is THEY will get the money to pay us back with interest from the following generation, our children. That in itself is enough reason for me to understand that Bonds are not the responsible way to fund the Government. However, only a small portion is picked up on the open market in this manner. For the sake of our argument let's say that the Federal Government sold $50 billion in bonds transferred from private accounts to the Federal Government account electronically, also suppose they sold $50 million in bonds for "hard" cash. That leaves $200 billion in transfers and $100 million in cash that is needed to fund the rest of the budget. The rest of the U.S. Bonds are bought by the Federal Reserve, but instead of the Federal Reserve using its gold or foreign currency to buy the bonds, they just create the credit out of thin air. So for the price it costs them to jot down a number in their books they have bought $200 billion dollars worth of U.S. Bonds. The Federal Government is then obligated to pay the Federal Reserve back the $200 billion dollars, plus interest, with real money! Now, for the $100 million in currency that the Federal Government needs, we go past absurdity and enter the twilight zone. Instead of the Federal Reserve coughing up currency from its vault like one would logically suspect, the Federal Reserve orders the U.S. Printing and Engraving authority to print $100 million dollars in cash. The Federal Reserve pays the U.S. Printing and Engraving authority a few thousand dollars for the print job and then charges the Federal Government $100 million, plus interest, for the Federal Reserve's "service."
This is what is known as "debt currency". We could have "debt-free" currency. This is when the government issues Dollar Bills instead of Bonds to get currency into the market. This positive money is merely a convenient method of barter, rather than the negative promissory money we currently have. Debt-free money does NOT have to be paid back, it is paid for at the time of issue, and there is no interest for its use.
To see the effect of debt-free currency I will use examples in history to illustrate my point.
Reflect, if you will, on this issue: The purpose of money is so that commerce can easily be conducted. Our money makes International Bankers richer and us poorer. Why on Earth would We the People want to do that? I really can't see why, and a lot of other Americans couldn't see why either.
Andrew Jackson beat the Money Powers in his day. It is interesting to note that, thereafter, an assassination attempt was made on his life. Amazingly, both guns of the assassin misfired. Lincoln had to wrest control from the Money Powers only 30 years after Jackson, by getting Congress to issue "Greenbacks" to finance the Civil War. This is what he said to Congress afterwards:
"We have given the People of the Republic the greatest
they have ever had, their own currency to pay their own debts."
During the time Lincoln was attempting (and thereafter succeeded) in creating a debt-free currency for the People; this editorial was printed in the London Times.
If this mischievous financial policy [of creating a debt-free currency], which has its origin in the American Republic, shall become permanent, then that government will furnish its own money without cost! It will pay off its debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe!
Permit me to say, that I really don't see anything wrong with that at all. In fact, I think it nicely sums up exactly why we should have a debt-free currency. Every nation on earth would have to follow suit or be reduced to absolute depression, even the richest foreign men would succumb to the truth of "fair trade and free market".
After Lincoln's assassination, Bismark, the Chancellor of Germany made the following comments.
The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt modern civilization.
The London Times and Bismark both recognized what the real game was here. The Times argued that a monetarily independent America would destroy every Monarchy on the Globe. Bismark argued that a monetarily independent America would systematically cleanse modern civilization.
You must judge for yourself, what has come to pass. What follows here is a chronological brief on how usurpation and tyranny has occured.
In 1912, Congressman Charles Lindbergh, Sr., was fighting the Money Powers tooth and nail. It was by his effort that the original Aldrich Act failed. But in December of that year the plan was reintroduced in special session just before Christmas (when opponents had gone home) that the new Federal Reserve Act was passed. And the recently elected, banker-supported candidate, Woodrow Wilson signed it into law in 1913. Wilson himself repented by saying,
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the Nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government of conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.
In 1932, Congressman Louis MacFadden was screaming at the top of his lungs that the U.S. Government was "nearly bankrupt". Shortly thereafter, he died under mysterious circumstances. Remember this is during the Great Depression, the Banks are calling in all their markers, there is no money in circulation for the U.S. Government (or the People) to pay off its debts.
In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt asked for and received the power for the President to declare a "state of national emergency", thereby giving a President War Powers at any time the President so declared. Senate Report 93-549 (1973), states: "Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of national emergency." It is sufficient to note that it is now 62 years that the U.S. has been in a perpetual state of national emergency."
I am prepared uner my constitutional duty to recommend the measures that a stricken nation in the midst of a stricken world might require. These measures, or such other measures as the Congress may out of its experience and wisdom, I shall seek, within my constitutional authority, to bring to speedy adoption. But in the event that the Congress shall fail to take one of these two courses, and in the event that the national emergency is still critical, I shall not evade the clear course of duty that will then confront me. I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis broad Executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me IF WE WERE IN FACT invaded by a foreign foe. [Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933, Inaugural address] [emphasis added]
Two days later FDR made good his threat:
I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, do hereby proclaim no such banking institution or branch shall pay out or permit the withdrawal of any gold or silver coin or bullion or take any action which might facilitate the hoarding thereof [Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 6, 1933, Proclamation 2038] [emphasis added]
Prior to this Federal Reserve Gold Notes could be redeemed for gold. Gold backed this money, but the Federal Reserve had shipped so much gold out of the country that should enough Americans (whose gold was entrusted to the Fed) demand their gold back, the Fed would have been exposed for the thieves they were and are.
So FDR to save us from the "emergency" pardoned the Fed for their crime, instead of placing a lawful lien against the Fed. By doing so he could have secured our money by the faith that the U.S. would eventually be able to get the gold back from the owners of the Fed. Instead, to add insult and injury to insult and injury, FDR used his War Powers to label those private citizens to whom the gold lawfully belonged as "hoarders" if they were inclined to want their gold back or to keep what gold they had.
The question that I place to the reader is: What does one consider as hoarding? Would you say that:
1. Dividing the gold amongst the millions of lawful owners is hoarding; or
2. That a central agency keeping everyone's gold despite the wishes of the owners is hoarding?
In my mind the answer is all too apparent.
At this point the Fed has amassed almost every ounce of gold in the country. It has secured the gold by convincing the President to utilize War Powers to in effect pardon the Fed from the obligation of returning the gold to the bearers of the gold notes. Now, here is where this whole mess goes beyond the absurd.
The nation is in a crisis because there is supposedly not enough gold to cover the money the country needs to conduct its commerce; so to alleviate the crisis the Fed is allowed to dishonor the gold notes! Next, the government decides to back new notes on the credit of the nation, instead of the gold deposits.
Congressman Britten: From my observations of the bill as it was read to the House, it would appear that the amount of bank notes that might be issued by the Federal Reserve System is not limited. That will depend entirely upon the amount of collateral that is presented from time to time for exchange for bank notes. Is that not correct?
Congressman Patman: The money will be worth 100 cents on the dollar because it is backed by the credit of the Nation. It will represent a mortgage on all the homes and other property of all the people in the Nation. [From the Congressional Record, March 9, 1933]
Before we explore the implications of this bill (which was passed) let us take a minute to think about this shell game. Since gold was no longer to be used to back the currency of the Fed, how come the Fed did not return the gold it had back to the holders of the notes; even at a rate of say 20 cents on the dollar? After all the Fed no longer needed the gold to back currency! Why not give it back?
Now consider the implications of Patman's statement, "It will represent a mortgage on all the homes and other property of all the people in the Nation." Doesn't that sound suspiciously like everything that the American People owned became property of the government? Travesty after travesty occured in March of 1933. First, the gold was stolen, then all property was stolen. This could only be "remotely justified" in law under the guise of a national emergency requiring War Powers. That which we must come to grips with is that War Powers means CONSTITUTIONAL MARTIAL LAW. This is how the robbery could be commited, and then this same emergency, which instituted the War Powers, allowed the government to suspend the common law.
I think of all the damnable heresies that have ever been suggested in connection with the Constitution, the doctrine of emergency is the worst. It means that when Congress declares an emergency, there is no Constitution. This means its death. It is the very doctrine that the German chancellor is invoking today in the dying hours of the parliamentary body of the German republic, namely, that because of an emergency, it should grant to the German chancellor absolute power to pass any law, even though the law contradicts the Constitution of the German republic. Chancellor Hitler is at least frank about it. We pay the Constitution lip-service, but the result is the same.
But the Constitution of the United States, as a restraining influence in keeping the federal government within the carefully prescribed channels of power, is moribund, if not dead. We are witnessing its death-agonies, for when this bill becomes a law, if unhappily it becomes a law, there is no longer any workable Constitution to keep the Congress within the limits of its Constitutional powers. [Congressman Beck, From the Congressional Record, 1933]
These emergency War Powers have been, and continue to be used to circumvent the Constitution.
Since March the 9th, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency. [Senate Report 93-549]
Senate Report 93-549 was the result of the Special Committee on the Termination of the National Emergency. And this will come as a shock to most Idahoans, Senator Frank Church was a chairman of this committee. In fact, in response to Justice Clark he says:
"What you are saying, then, is that if the Congress doesn't act to standardize, restrict, or eliminate the emergency powers, that no one else is very likely to get a standing in court to contest."
What Senator Church is alluding to is that the People are under martial law, and under martial law the commander-in-chief determines the procedures of the court not the Constitution!
In the following exchange between Mr. Katzenbach and Senator Church we discover the state of our court system:
Senator Church: Isn't it true that many times in the course of our history, in conditions like that which you phrased, or where a condition of war existed or martial law was declared, that the practical effect of that is really to suspend all constitutional powers? For instance, during martial law little recognition is given to civil and constitutional rights.
Mr. Katzenbach: But after the fact, it may be found the action that was taken by the enforcement authority was withdrawn. Enforcement authorities are likely to do that, given that kind of pressure, and preserve the constitutional principle by afterward saying they shouldn't. [Senate Report 93-549] [emphasis added]
What these gentleman are saying is that our Rights are preserved at the whim of the martial law authorities. Constitutional arguments are still accepted (to appease the masses) just so long as the Constitutional argument does not challenge the martial law authority of the court, or the government. Arguments that challenge that authority will never be accepted.
To illustrate the Judas nature of FDR consider the following:
As a matter of fact and law, the governing rights of the States are all of those which have not been surrendered to the National Government by the Constitution or its amendments. Wisely or unwisely, people know that under the Eighteenth Amendment Congress has been given the right to legislate on a particular subject, but this is not the case in the matter of a great number of other vital problems of government, such as the conduct of public utilities, of banks, of insurance, of business, of agriculture, of education, of social welfare, and of a dozen other important features. In these, Washington must not be encouraged to interfere. [Franklin D. Roosevelt, as Governor of New York, 1930] [emphasis added]
Just three years later, he began his crusade to usurp all those powers that he claimed in 1930 the National Government ought not to have. The consequence of his reversal has been the enslavement of the American People.
On June 19, 1934, the Congress passed an Act that gave authority to the Supreme Court to combine the common law and equity procedures. This could not be done lawfully, except under martial law.
On December 20, 1937 the Supreme Court combined equity with law (again under the authority of martial law).
My Dear Mr. Attorney General:
By direction of the Supreme Court, I transmit to you herewith the Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the United States which have been adopted by the Supreme Court pursuant to the Act of June 19, 1934, chapter 651 (48 Stat. 1064).
In accordance with Section 2 of that Act, the Court has united the general rules prescribed by it for cases in equity with those in actions at law so as to secure one form of civil action and procedure for both. The Court requests you, as provided in that section, to report these rules to the Congress at the beginning of the regular session in January next.
I am requested to state that Mr. Justice Brandeis does not approve of the adoption of the rules.
I have the honor to remain,
(Signed) CHARLES E. HUGHES,
Chief Justice of the United States.
Honorable HOMER CUMMINGS,
Attorney General of the United States,
Thus marks the death of the common law (as far as the government is concerned). Earlier, on March 9, 1933 the Constitution died (again, as far as the government is concerned).
Today, the reality is that the Constitution (the law for the government) is circumvented at will insofar as the public will not take up arms and the common law (the law for the People) abdicated. The government believes itself to be the master, our slavehood complete.
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts -- not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. [Abraham Lincoln]
Now some may try to persuade themselves that my attack on FDR, the Federal Reserve, and the War & Emergency Power is outdated; that I have used some old quotations, that probably don't apply to modern society. Brother, the truth doesn't mold like bread or rot like fruit, it is all powerful and immortal. Yet, I need only go to the recent State Legislatures' records across this country to find Joint Resolutions for Congress to abolish the Federal Reserve. Read the appendices for motions from Washington State (1981), Arizona State (1982), and Alabama State (1982), as well as other prominent actions.
The evidence is quite irrefutable; consider what we've covered:
Now I ask you simply, what image do you get when you connect the dots? Do you really think your government or the Federal Reserve cares about the American People, or do you think their only interest in the American Economy is how to best bleed us dry? If there is any doubt, why don't you call your Congressman's office and ask for the names of the Federal Reserve owners. Oh, they will give you the name of their frontman, the Federal Reserve Chairman, but they won't tell you who the actual owners are. After your Congressman won't tell you, ask the bank, and after that ask anybody and everybody AND IF YOU EVER FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.