Without Representation – We Need a Leader Rather Than a Politician

Without Representation

In multiple articles addressing the unaltered failure of members of Congress to uphold their oaths of office, The Committee for the Constitution outlined a series of definitive legislative agendas that if enacted would serve to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights according to the expressed intention of “the supreme law of the land”. From states’ rights, judicial activism, to taxes and well beyond Congress has failed. Faced with the blatant violations of Constitutional intention by the executive branch to the extent that some would call them treason, the attack on America by “enemies foreign and domestic” is clearly upon us. With freedom and “justice for all” being trampled at every level of government, loyal citizens must no longer remain tolerant.
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The first ever GAO (Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve since its inception in 1913 was carried out and released on July 21st, 2011 thanks to the Ron Paul – Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd – Frank bill passed in 2010. Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sponsored the amendment in the Senate where the scope and extent of the audit in the house bill (HR1207) was diminished so that a complete audit was not accomplished. Ben Bernanke (pictured to the right), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets.

What was revealed in the audit was startling:

$16,000,000,000,000.00 had been secretly doled out to failing or at risk U.S. banks and corporations and foreign banks in the period between December 2007 and June 2010 at 0% interest. Virtually none of the money embezzled from the American public has been repaid. These unelected unaccountable bureaucrats diverted these funds exceeding the national debt while Americans were struggling to find jobs.

Putting $16 trillion into perspective, the GDP of the United States is $14.12 trillion. Spanning its 200+ year history, the United States government only within the last few years just recently amassed a $14.5 trillion national debt. By presuming to pass this incomprehensible debt on to our children, the politicians and bureaucrats have violated the intention of the Constitution as clearly expressed in the Preamble. No rational person can suggest that passing such a burden on to others in any way “secure[s] the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”. Even the similarly unconstitutional unbalanced budget repeatedly debated beyond Constitutional bounds in Congress is but a fraction at $3.5 trillion. Yet, this de facto central or national bank which the Framers opposed and rejected was created by Congress in 1913 without any oversight or accountability. Moreover, it was again a failed Congress that passed the TARP bailout bill in late 2008 giving an additional $800 billion to many of these same failing banks and companies.

When a self proclaimed Democratic socialist like Bernie Sanders states “This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else.” , the “domestic enemies” in our midst are exposed and Congress is without excuse!. It is a transgression of the original intention of the Constitution that cannot and must not be ignored. All elected officials failing in their oath of office must be removed. Unelected bankers and bureaucrats creating money out of thin air by rolling the printing presses with government executive sanction plundering working Americans without justice obtaining are no better than King George or the British Parliament in 1776. We are in a new civil war fighting “enemies, foreign and domestic” so “that this Nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth”.

The list of institutions that received the most money from the Federal Reserve can be found on page 131 of the GAO Audit and are as follows..

Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000)
Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000)
Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000)
Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000)
Barclays PLC (United Kingdom): $868 billion ($868,000,000,000)
Bear Sterns: $853 billion ($853,000,000,000)
Goldman Sachs: $814 billion ($814,000,000,000)
Royal Bank of Scotland (UK): $541 billion ($541,000,000,000)
JP Morgan Chase: $391 billion ($391,000,000,000)
Deutsche Bank (Germany): $354 billion ($354,000,000,000)
UBS (Switzerland): $287 billion ($287,000,000,000)
Credit Suisse (Switzerland): $262 billion ($262,000,000,000)
Lehman Brothers: $183 billion ($183,000,000,000)
Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom): $181 billion ($181,000,000,000)
BNP Paribas (France): $175 billion ($175,000,000,000)
and many more U.S. and foreign banks

Source: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-696
FULL PDF on GAO server: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11696.pdf

View the 266-page GAO audit of the Federal Reserve(July 21st, 2011): http://www.scribd.com/doc/60553686/GAO-Fed-Investigation

We Need a Leader Rather Than a Politician

Political establishments from local to state to national always want the electorate to think that “experience” is important for public office. Indeed, even corporate boards of directors want shareholders to think that according to their biased incorrect definition of the word, “experience” is worth the unjust and undeserved compensation these ruling elite are willing to pay to members of their respective good ol’ boy clubs to get a crony with “experience” as corporate executive. Unfortunately, it is not about any unusual or advanced training, higher education, leadership, or any other just ability or capacity that those in positions to nominate candidates for political position are interested in. Those holding the reigns of political power in every political organization of every size and composition are solely focused on a perpetuation of the political power that sustains their own “special” economic interests. To these, the word means how that person has previously exemplified a continuation of an injustice that can best be likened to the rights of succession required in the monarchies that American colonists had sought refuge from.
The “father of our country”, our first president, George Washington most certainly had no previous experience in the many offices that he was the first to hold. Moreover, those various political positions were at the head of organizations with structures that were completely new and untried in history. This was a leader the likes of which we are now in dire need! Many biographers have unanimously extolled the attributes of this man to the extent that without his leadership it is almost certain there most certainly would not have been a United States of America. Whether as President of the Continental Congress, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, President of the Constitutional Convention, our first President unanimously elected, and every office before, between, and after that he held, this was a standard to which all leaders must aspire.
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Following is an article by Stephen McDowell that attempts to capture a greatness with which likely the world will never again be blessed.

In the Hands of “Providence”

George Washington is one of the most significant men in all of history. Regarding the direct advancement of civil and political liberty in the earth, he may well be the most significant champion in all history. Certainly he was the central figure of bringing a new era of liberty to the world in modern times.1 Abraham Lincoln observed: “Washington is the mightiest name of earth – long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty, still mightiest in moral reformation. On that name no eulogy is expected. It cannot be. To add brightness to the sun or glory to the name of Washington is alike impossible. Let none attempt it.”2

Founding Father Fisher Ames said that Washington changed the standard of human greatness.3 One biographer wrote, “Washington was without an equal, was unquestionably the greatest man that the world has produced in the last one thousand years.”4 Thomas Paine observed: “By common consent, Washington is regarded as not merely the Hero of the American Revolution, but the World’s Apostle of Liberty.”5 A figure in history like Washington did not just arise by happenstance. It was the near unanimous consent of early Americans that Washington, like Esther of old, had “come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”
After Washington’s death hundreds of commemorative orations were given all over the United States. Nearly all of them declare that Washington was a gift of God to the American people and to all of mankind. Some mention this in passing, many with this as the dominant theme. Washington is called the Moses of the American people, the Joshua who led his people into the promised land, and the savior of his country.
In his sermon “On the Death of George Washington,” Rev. Jedidiah Morse concluded his comparison of Moses and Washington by saying: “Never, perhaps, were coincidences in character and fortune, between any two illustrious men who have lived, so numerous and so striking, as between Moses and Washington. … Both were born for great and similar achievements; to deliver, under the guidance of Providence, each the tribes of their respective countrymen, from the yoke of oppression, and to establish them, with the best form of government and the wisest code of laws, an independent and respectable nation.”6
General Morgan, who fought alongside Washington during the Revolutionary War, acknowledged that Washington was key for obtaining independence, relating that while there were many officers with great talents, he was “necessary, to guide, direct, and animate the whole, and it pleased Almighty God to send that one in the person of George Washington!”7
President Calvin Coolidge summed up Washington’s contribution to mankind, under the providence of God, in a speech to Congress: “Washington was the directing spirit without which there would have been no independence, no Union, no Constitution and no Republic. His ways were the ways of truth. His influence grows. In wisdom of action, in purity of character he stands alone. We cannot yet estimate him. We can only indicate our reverence for him and thank the Divine Providence which sent him to serve and inspire his fellow men.”8
Washington’s contribution to the birth of America and the advancement of liberty in the world is unsurpassed by any man. Without Washington, America would not have won the Revolution. He provided the leadership necessary to hold the troops together, even in the most difficult situations. As one contemporary observed, Washington was “that hero, who affected, with little bloodshed, the greatest revolution in history.”9 Due to Washington’s influence, America avoided a monarchy or military rule — he rebuffed an attempt to make him king; he thwarted a military coup; and he set an example of civilian rule by resigning as Commander-in-Chief. The Constitutional Convention would not have succeeded without Washington’s influence as president of that body. America may never have set into motion her constitutional form of government, with a limited role of the president, without his example, for the unanimously elected Washington modeled how the president was to govern. Washington also set the standard for American international relations in his Farewell Address.

There would be no America, the land of liberty, without Washington, the apostle of liberty. The unique freedom, justice, and virtue incorporated into the American Republic have in the last two centuries spread throughout the world and taken root in many nations. Hence, Washington’s legacy has impacted the world, and will continue to do so for centuries to come.

His greatness did not stem from oratorical skills or superior knowledge or brilliant military tactics, but rather from his strong virtues, sense of duty, and invincible resolution. When he was offered leadership of the army and leadership of the nation, he expressed doubts in his abilities to accomplish these tasks, but once he occupied those positions, nothing could stop him from performing his duty. By sheer force of character he held the disorganized nation together during the great struggle for independence, and after victory was won, the love of the people for him provided the unifying factor necessary to set a course for the American constitutional republic.

The providence of God and Washington’s Christian faith were key to his character, career, and accomplishments. His faith, heart, and humility are revealed in the “Circular to the Governors of the states” in 1783 when he prayed that God would protect them and “most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.”10 In his famous “Oration on the Death of General Washington,” Gen. Henry Lee said that Washington was “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. Vice shuddered in his presence, and virtue always felt his fostering hand; the purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues.” Washington was first because, as Lee said, he was “the man designed by Heaven to lead in the great political, as well as military, events which have distinguished the area of his life. The finger of an overruling Providence pointing at Washington was neither mistaken nor unobserved.”11

Washington himself had a sense of how God used him providentially to advance the cause of liberty to mankind as well as an understanding of the providential purpose of America, writing in March 1785: “At best I have only been an instrument in the hands of Providence, to effect, with the aid of France and many virtuous fellow Citizens of America, a revolution which is interesting to the general liberties of mankind, and to the emancipation of a country which may afford an Asylum, if we are wise enough to pursue the paths [which] lead to virtue and happiness, to the oppressed and needy of the Earth.”12

America set in motion a new example of religious, civil, and economic liberty that the nations have attempted to embrace during the last two centuries. The advancement of liberty in the world is directly related to the establishment of liberty in America, which owes its beginnings in large part to George Washington. Paine’s epithet of “World’s Apostle of Liberty” is, therefore, most fitting. Americans and citizens of the world who value liberty must forever keep alive in their hearts this great man and seek to follow his example.
The article above is taken from Apostle of Liberty: The World-Changing Leadership of George Washington, Stephen McDowell. This book can be ordered from the Providence Foundation, www.providencefoundation.com or 434-978-4535.

Footnotes

1. Lucretia Perry Osborn, Washington Speaks for Himself (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927), xi.
2. Abraham Lincoln, Washington Temperance Society speech, Springfield, Illinois, February 22, 1842
3. Works of Fisher Ames, as published by Seth Ames (1854), edited and enlarged by W.B. Allen, vol.1 (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1983), 527.
4. William Wilbur, The Making of George Washington (DeLand, Florida: Patriotic Education, 1973).
5. “George Washington: Deist? Freemason? Christian?” by James Renwick Manship, in Providential Perspective, Vol. 15, No. 1, Feb. 2000, Charlottesville: Providence Foundation.
6. Jedidiah Morse, “A Prayer and Sermon, Delivered at Charlestown, December 31, 1799, On the Death of George Washington . . . With an Additional Sketch of His Life” (London: Printed by J. Bateson, 1800).
7. Recollections and Private Memoirs of the Life and Character of Washington by George Washington Parke Custis, Benson J. Lossing, editor, (Philadelphia: Englewood, 1859), 322.
8. Osborn, p. iv. A facsimile of the peroration of President Coolidge’s Address to the Sixty-ninth Congress, Second Session, on Washington’s Birthday, February 22, 1927.
9. Letter of Dr. Letsom of London to a friend in Boston, in E. C. M’Guire, The Religious Opinions and Character of Washington (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836), 326.
10. Circular to the States, June 8, 1783, The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799, John C. Fitzpatrick, Editor (Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1931), 26:496.
11. “Oration on the Death of General Washington, Pronounced before Both Houses of Congress, on December 16, 1799” by Major-General Henry Lee, in Custis, 622, 618-619.
12. Letter to Lucretia Wilhemina Van Winter, March 30, 1785, The Writings of George Washington, 28:120.


 

IN SICKENING CONTRAST!!!

Buffett’s Bank of America

Warren Buffett’s Net Worth Jumps $154M Thanks to Mortgage Settlement

BY: – February 10, 2012

Warren Buffett’s stake in Bank of America Corp. increased in value by $154 million after President Obama and the U.S. Justice Department announced a $25 billion foreclosure abuse settlement with the five largest U.S. banks Thursday, records show.

Buffett invested $5 billion in Bank of America (BofA) on Aug. 25, 2011. As part of his investment deal, Buffett gained warrants that allow him to buy 700 million shares of Bank of America stock at a strike price of $7.14 a share. However, on Dec. 19, 2011, it was reported that Buffett was $1.5 billion underwater on his stock warrants, with shares of BofA stock trading at $4.94. But on Thursday, after President Obama personally announced the details of the settlement, BofA stock closed at $8.13 a share. The stock opened Friday morning at $8.31 and reached as high as $8.35 a share.

If Buffett had exercised his warrants Friday morning, he would have made $847 million. $154 million of that profit would have been related to the foreclosure deal.

This is not the first time Buffett has profited from Obama administration policies. In November 2011, it was reported that President Obama’s two-year postponement of the deadline to determine the future of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would force North Dakota oil producers to rely more heavily on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. holding company purchased the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Corp. in a total package worth $44 billion in 2009.

Buffett has personally contributed $5,000 to Obama this election cycle, while Berkshire Hathaway has contributed $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee.

This summer, Obama will accept the Democratic Party’s 2012 presidential nomination with a speech at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

 

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