No Dictator in History has ever Wielded Such a Powerful Tool as a TV Set

This article by Don Zeigler might just explain why I am so anti-TV. Well written, it made me stop to think about the media and modern day TV. What do you think? As a friend pointed out to me, there could be a list of which the television is but a mere topper—some of which might include the ipod, cellphones, palm pilots, the game boy, and more…

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The Hypnotized Masses

There are those who believe that the fight for liberty is exclusively a man?s fight. That is not true. Lee Parker is dedicated to truth and freedom, a patriotic woman who has given the last dozen years of her life to efforts to expose lies and reveal truths concerning the unalienable rights to life, liberty and property that are expressly recognized by the Declaration of Independence, and are inherent in all people around the world. Lee lends her perspective to the struggle for truth and liberty in a manner both conversational and pointed, in easy-to-understand language designed to make the listener seriously think about the issues raised. (This excerpt was originally posted at the The Voice of Freedom podcasting site and more of Lee’s writing can be found at the Voice of Freedom.)

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Is the Fed an Inflation Fighter or Creator?

After reading this article by Frank Shostak, I was reminded of the first time I learned about the ‘double-meanings’ that riddle modern law, contracts and legalese. This is when words no longer have dictionary definitions, but instead carry specially defined meanings created solely for the purpose of misleading the common reader. Mr. Shostak taught me that the true meaning of ‘Inflation’ has been replaced by a common popular belief. We seem to have forgotten (or never really learned) the true meaning of ‘Inflation’; it is the act of increasing the amount of paper currency into public circulation which in turn causes a rise in consumer prices and a devaluation of the currency–as opposed to simply a rise in consumer prices (which is easily confused because the word ‘inflation’ implies ‘to rise’). It seems odd, but when we are told by the government that prices have gone up because of inflation, it isn’t questioned as to why. Who caused this inflation and how? Why must general consumer prices and costs of living rise every year? Is it because people are just greedy or maybe demand is significantly outpacing supply? Read on and get some answers!

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Fight, Flight or Surrender?

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is arguably one of the most misunderstood of our freedoms. The founders fully intended for the citizens to be armed for their own self defense, but also notably to be armed against government tyranny. I found the following article very well written and easy to understand in regards to just how important it is to be active in one’s own defense.

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The Fall and Rise of the Gold Standard

What is the gold standard and a bill market? What does it mean in terms of irredeemable currency or legal tender? This article by Antal Fekete is a great explanation on some of these topics and more. It is more important now than ever before to understand how gold and currency have been historically tied to one another–and how today this relationship is a much different one. The dollar of today is doomed, and gold is on it’s way back…but you should not really rejoice unless you have invested in gold, silver, or other precious metals.

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Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy

The first time I learned about this speech was in a high school class called ‘Problems of Democracy’. As students we were required to read it, and I recall re-reading it at least one more time in a college political science course. Today, the media plays snippets from it–and the occasional documentary shows pieces of it. It seems everybody throughout the political spectrum quotes a part of this powerful address at one time or another. For the past year I have been studying many facets of current American politics and re-discovered this landmark communication a few days ago. I found myself amazed–many of the things we are led to believe by the two popular political parties about John F. Kennedy–and this speech–in particular are so skewed from what the words seem to suggest. It is now increasingly apparent to me that President Kennedy was in fact a true patriot, concerned about the American Republic, believing in individual God-given Liberty and each Citizen’s responsibility to that Liberty, supported an assembly of Sovereign states not a one world government, understood the reality that helping others is assisting them to help themselves, and finally proposed the expectation that we must lead by example by being aware of all these things.

Something worth mentioning but not in this speech is the Executive order 11110 President Kennedy signed that created interest-free government money, backed up by the silver reserve, contrary to the Federal Reserve money of today–President Kennedy also seemed to be following the Constitution!

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Treasury Department Claims Power to Seize Gold, Silver–and Everything Else!

The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) recently was sent a reply from the Treasury Department in response to a request they sent hoping for clarification of the federal position on precious metal prohibition. I probably should not be dismayed by this type of news, however I still was shocked at reading this quote in the orginal correspondence “…But gold and silver advocates shouldn’t feel too picked on. For the U.S. Government claims the authority in declared emergencies to seize or freeze just about everything else that might be considered a financial instrument…” (The original correspondence can be found here) Does this mean in the event of any declaration of an emergency, whatever might be used as even barter can be taken away? This is really disturbing–I suppose under these type of circumstances, one could be held at gunpoint until told to eat…

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A Necessary Evil…?

Brent Johnson is currently director of Freedom Bound International , a Common Law service center specializing in educating Americans as to their natural rights. In addition to hosting the hit international radio show The Voice of Freedom – heard by over eight million listeners each week – and having authored the book The American Sovereign – How to Live Free From Government Regulation, Brent conducts seminars throughout America, on issues around sovereignty, social security, IRS and the income tax, Common Law trusts , dual citizenship, Second Amendment, the court system, right to travel, jury rights, property taxes, the Federal Reserve System, self-sufficiency, the coming economic collapse and more.

A special thanks to Brent for letting me post his commentaries on this blog. Brent is a true Patriot and advocate for the Constitutional Republic that should be America.

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The Real Story of the Kelo Property Grabs

Shu Bartholomew is the host of “On the Commons,” a weekly radio program based in Fairfax, Virginia, dedicated to exposing the threat of Home Owners’ Associations, and the loss of private property rights. The following article was posted at The American Policy Center along with a commentary by Tom DeWeese. The whole situation that has risen from the Supreme Court’s Kelo vs. New London, CT is very frightening to say the least. Anyone, anywhere, is now in danger of losing their own property to power hungry town officials and greedy municipalities looking for more tax revenue whatever the cost.

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