Posted on September 27, 2008 by libertyForAll
I liked this article by presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin so much that I’m posting it here in its entirety. This is highly recommended reading—a good refresher course for those who have done their own research on the subject, and probably revelatory for those who haven’t. When you’re done reading, take action.
American Free Press
September 27, 2008
At the time of this writing, the U.S. House and Senate are poised to pass a $700 billion bailout to Wall Street. At the behest of President George W. Bush, the U.S. taxpayers are going to be on the hook for what can only be referred to as the biggest fraud in U.S. history.
Virtually our entire financial system is based on an illusion. We spend more than we earn, we consume more than we produce, we borrow more than we save, and we cling to the fantasy that this can go on forever. The glue that holds this crumbling scheme together is a fiat currency known as the Federal Reserve Note, which was created out of thin air by an international banking cartel called the Federal Reserve.
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Posted on February 29, 2008 by fortruthandfreedom
Here is a letter from Ron Paul to the Wall Street Journal published today:
I was delighted to read in Judy Shelton’s op-ed, “Security and the Falling Dollar” (Feb. 15), that at long last the security implications of the dollar’s collapse have made their way into the mainstream media. The dollar’s strength (or lack thereof) has been of paramount concern to me, and the subject of many of my statements over the past several years. Decades of manipulation by the Federal Reserve have benefited the government and certain politically-connected firms, while gradually destroying the purchasing power of middle-class Americans. Despite numerous warnings in the past, it is only now at a point of acute crisis that Washington insiders are beginning to awaken to the reality of the end of dollar hegemony.
While I desire reform of our current monetary system, my own proposals have not been as all-encompassing as Ms. Shelton’s suggestion to return to a Bretton Woods-style system. Her recommendation, though, that gold backing should make up a component of a future monetary system, is one that we would all do well to heed. My own legislative proposals focus around eliminating the taxes and laws that dissuade individuals and institutions from using gold as currency or as a backing for currency. By allowing market processes to determine the issuance of currency, we can allow individuals to decide for themselves what currency they wish to use. This would lead to a gradual reintroduction of sound money and avoid the market shocks that occur when monetary decisions are mandated by government fiat.
Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas)
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Posted on February 20, 2008 by fortruthandfreedom
Ron Paul appeared with John Roberts on CNN this morning to talk about his presidential campaign, Castro and Cuba, and the future of the Ron Paul rEVOLution.
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Posted on January 29, 2008 by fortruthandfreedom
It’s easy to make a very strong argument for that! Here’s a short video history about the life of Ron Paul:
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Posted on January 28, 2008 by fortruthandfreedom
Our nation is in trouble… unless we quickly start to change things that is.
Read Ron Paul’s economic solutions here.
Here is the other new Ron Paul ad, it’s quite good as well:
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Posted on January 26, 2008 by fortruthandfreedom
This is the norm, not the exception. Fox News does it, the NY Times does it — all MSM does it to one degree or another most of the time. Media blackouts and/or bias is occurring constantly with ALL news — perhaps the most obvious example of this lately though is how the media treats Ron Paul. When dissecting MSM, start with the assumption that it is intentionally misleading, incomplete, manipulative and inaccurate and then work your way back to the truth from there.
Mitt Romney’s take on the MSM’s Ron Paul blackout.
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