IT IS TIME TO TAKE A STAND, AMERICA! OCT. 11TH, 2013 – TRUCKERS ACROSS AMERICA GOING ON STRIKE! JOIN THEM!
“The time is now near at hand which will probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves, whether they are to have any property they can call their own, or whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed and they consigned to a state of wretchedness from which they cannot be delivered. Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance or the most abject submission.” ~General George Washington
This is a monumental moment in America, my fellow countrymen. It’s time to take a stand or lose this Nation and your children FOREVER.
“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
On October 11, 2013, I pray you will consider joining Patriots from ALL walks of life as we take the fight to DC and show those SOB’s we mean business and we will NOT allow them to take this Nation and Her Citizens down without a fight.
“The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.” ~
These Truckers, Bikers, Veterans, TEA Partiers and millions of ordinary Citizens across this Nation are in this TO THE END, and we can and WILL shut down this entire infrastructure should it be called for. Think about it, folks….. Truckers transport each and EVERY physical necessity Americans use! Toilet paper, water, gasoline, food, oil, livestock and livestock feed, paper towels, tires, automobiles, soap, chemicals… the list is ENDLESS.
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” ~Benjamin Franklin
If you must, use your vacation and sick time from work, take your children out of the schools and show them how to be free human beings, show your children that THEY are worth fighting for! Show them that their Freedom and Liberties are the most important gift for which our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much.
Patriots unable to make it to DC , PLEASE do what you can do to help. If that means keeping your wallets closed from October 11th through the 13th (SHUT OFF THE MONEY!), volunteering to drive, volunteering to pet sit or watch children for those who are going, renting busses, overpass duty…. WHATEVER IT TAKES.
Folks, We MUST take a stand, or we will never again be able to.
WILL WE WAIT FOR THEM TO COME FOR US? HELL NO, WE WON’T!
Use whatever resources you have in order to take a stand and join this movement. OUR NATION IS DYING. Whatever you need to do to make this happen, it’s a price well worth paying. It’s a sacrifice worth making, at WHATEVER COST.
“Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine
On October 11th, 2013, the RIDE FOR THE CONSTITUTION will be comprised of MILLIONS of Patriotic Americans all over this Nation joining these truckers who are FED UP with this unconstitutional cabal of tyrants we’ve got destroying this Nation and the future for our Children.
“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.” ~Thomas Paine
THEY ARE OUR REPRESENTATIVES! NOT OUR RULERS!!!
It is time to take a stand, AMERICA! Are your children and future descendents to be free men, or slaves? Are they, and your Nation, WORTH FIGHTING FOR?
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~John F. Kennedy
“If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” ~Samuel Adams
Are YOU ready to take a stand? For more information about AMERICA’S REVOLUTION, please visit:
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This is from their website:
Trucker Shutdown – Oct.11th-13th
Radio talk show host Pete Santilli, who has recently announced that he is “ALL-IN” in support of the Trucker’s event has stated very clearly; “Americans are pissed, truckers are pissed, and our legislators are operating unconstitutionally.
If the federal government or their fascist partners in corporate trucking think they can stop any trucker or citizen from participating in this national event, then they are in for a big surprise. I would LOVE to see the DHS sort out who in the big traffic jams across America is a protestor or simply stuck in traffic. Washington DC will merely be symbolic and a photo opportunity in our nation’s capital — as far as I am concerned, we don’t even need Washington DC or those corrupt politicians to even run this country (they run it into the dirt is all they do).
I am calling upon every single American in every city with every vehicle to get out on the road in support of out truckers & the U.S. Constitution. Let’s show these bastards who runs this place — they will NEVER be able to control a nationwide protest.
We are demanding that Congress follow the US Constitution immediately; Comply with our lawful demands, or their refusal will cause a shutdown. They either follow along with the plan by October 11th or they will be personally responsible for shutting our system down — they have a choice, but one of them is not to continue to operate lawlessly after October 11th. We have one shot at doing this peacefully, lawfully and constitutionally, but if we do NOT rise up, the alternative is a horrifying collapse and a violent revolution.”
The Following Article From WND:
In less than two weeks, thousands of truckers will descend on Washington, D.C., driving their big-rigs and calling for the restoration of a constitutional republic – but now their plan has taken a new twist: Their friends and families will simultaneously join other Americans rallying on overpasses across the nation for Obama’s impeachment.
The Truckers’ Ride for the Constitution movement has a new ally in their protest against what organizers say is corruption in government and a trashing of the Constitution. The group is teaming up with Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment to line the routes into Washington with flags during the Oct. 11-13 event.
Both Houses of Congress are tentatively scheduled to be in session Oct. 11.
Truckers Ride for the Constitution leader and organizer Zeeda Andrews, a country singer and former truck driver, said Overpasses Founder James Neighbors reached out to her, suggesting the two groups form an alliance. Neighbors said the partnership is a “natural” merger for a common cause.
“Thousands of truckers have seen us across America,” he said. “We’ve gotten emails from them, thanking us for waking them up. The biker ride in D.C. happened. Then, the next thing you know, the trucker thing did, and we got even more emails from truckers across the country, thanking us.”
He added, “We are going to be out on the overpasses and at truck stops, encouraging the truckers to head to D.C., to join in with the others. They, in exchange, are encouraging their families who are at home to join us on the overpasses.”
Facebook tries to shut truckers down:
On Sept. 22, Facebook removed the truckers’ Facebook page, “Truckers to Shutdown America,” which had accumulated 86,000 “likes” within days of its launch.
“Political opponents attacked the Truckers to Shutdown America page within days, and they exploited a little known (to the public) feature on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter called ‘community standards’ flagging, which allows them to instantaneously shut down an account on these social media platforms,” the truckers group explained in a press release.
“[A]n administrator of the page offended someone by saying, ‘God bless you, and God bless America.”
Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
According to the group, radio talk-host Pete Santelli, of “The Pete Santelli Show,” has indicated that he “intends to take legal action against YouTube and Twitter on behalf of all truckers, their supporters, as well as other members of the public who are similarly harmed by these unconstitutional ‘community standards.’”
While the truckers’ group says it has made numerous attempts to appeal Facebook’s decision, the page remains unpublished.
Now the group is planning a special delivery to Facebook’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on the same day of the Washington, D.C., convoy.
“Ride for the Constitution will now organize a convoy to Facebook corporate headquarters … to coincide with the ride to Washington, D.C.,” the group explained. “We fully intend to arrive on corporate America’s doorstep with our original ‘community standards’ guideline in hand – the U.S. Constitution.”
The truckers also launched their website, RideForTheConstitution.org, and created a second Facebook page called, “Truckers Ride for the Constitution.”
‘Wake up the sleeping giant’
What do they intend to accomplish with a convoy into Washington and nationwide rallies on overpasses?
Neighbors explained, “The goal is to wake up the sleeping giant, the people of America.”
Truckers co-organizer Benn Pam said the rally will be quite a patriotic scene.
“I think it’s great,” he said. “There are going to be thousands of trucks on the highways, flying flags. There are all of those people who are in the Overpasses campaign flying flags. Between the two groups, we may be covering a good part of the national highway network.”
Andrews said more organizations are expected to join the rally, and she has “two other huge groups that will give me a conformation.”
But this event isn’t just another political rally. The joint venture has clear objectives. Neighbors said one goal is to pressure Congress to begin the impeachment process.
“In doing so, the people can force Congress to act to begin by removing Obama from office,” he explained.
He said his group will also protest “RINOs and progressive Democrats” before the 2014 midterm elections.
Andrews said she believes connecting with the Overpasses group will help achieve her group’s aims.
“We both want to see an end to the unconstitutional laws in this country,” she said.
By joining forces, she said, both groups will get more publicity and video footage of the event.
However, the group’s short-term goal is to see a three-day cessation of business. Organizers are asking Americans to pre-purchase food and other necessities before Oct. 11 to send a message to Congress.
“We want to see the dollar stop circulating for three days,” Andrews said. “What we also want to see is deregulation for the truckers and our Constitution restored. We want to get rid of unconstitutional laws like the National Defense Authorization Act and the Patriot Act.”
Andrews also said she has a list of grievances she plans to present to every member of Congress before the trucks leave Washington.
Time to rally, contact lawmakers
Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment national coordinator and co-founder Rick Halle said he’s hopeful that the event will get Congress to remember its commitment to the Constitution.
“The ultimate result would be for our representatives to start taking their oath to protect and defend the Constitution seriously,” he said. “At the very least, we will get the message out to others who believe, as we do, that government corruption is rampant and that they are not alone.”
However, Halle admitted that Congress will only feel pressure if enough people rally in the streets and make their voices heard by calling their lawmakers.
“We believe that we will also wake some people up so they start paying attention,” he said. “If enough people wake up and start contacting their representatives, then we believe that they will have no choice but to take notice.”
Some critics in the trucking industry have taken to Facebook to condemn the upcoming protest.
American Trucking Associations spokesman Sean McNally said his group opposes Andrews’ activities.
“The American Trucking Associations is not a sponsor of this ‘strike’ nor do we endorse or condone the activities of these few individuals,” McNally said. “ATA and the vast majority of America’s truck drivers will continue to deliver the nation’s most essential goods unabated even while we continue to work through whatever policy disagreements we have with Congress and the administration.”
But Andrews is undeterred.
She said, “I have the truckers that I need.”
Oath Keepers to Rally in Support of Marine Veteran Brandon Raub, Victim of Soviet Style Pre-crime Detention
[UPDATE: MR. RAUB HAS BEEN RELEASED BY A JUDGE AND CASE DISMISSED. OOOOOrah!]
August 20th, 2012
Oath Keepers to Rally in Support of Marine Veteran Brandon Raub, Victim of Soviet Style Pre-crime Detention
MESSAGE FROM STEWART RHODES, FOUNDER OF OATH KEEPERS:
Oath Keepers is coming to the aid of this young Marine veteran and our rallying cry will be “CHARGE HIM, OR RELEASE HIM.” We cannot allow “mental illness” designations to be used as a weapon against political dissidents in America. See the below article by Brandon Smith for the disturbing facts regarding the use of mental health detention against Virginia Marine veteran Brandon Raub because of his constitutionally protected free speech on his Facebook page. As Brandon Smith illustrates, this is exactly what the Soviet Union did to dissidents who dared to criticize the communist regime – they were labeled “insane” and carted off to mental wards. Now it has begun here in America. This is a blatant circumvention of constitutional criminal due process which is every bit as dangerous as being designated an “unlawful combatant” under the NDAA and taken away to a military brig for detention without charges. How is this any different? Mental health detention can be used in exactly the same way. This is an incredibly dangerous crossing of a critical line in the sand – the politicization of the mental health system, using it as a weapon against dissidents to punish them for their constitutionally protected political speech. This case is the camel’s nose under the tent, and we need to stomp on it HARD, right now. And we will.
Brandon Raub has very competent local legal counsel provided by the Rutherford Institute. If you would like to donate to his legal defense, go to https://www.rutherford.org/donate/ and be sure to add a note that your donation is for the Raub case. Oath Keepers has offered to write an amicus brief if the Rutherford attorneys think it will help, but our primary goal is to compliment their legal efforts with as many boots on the ground as we can muster to go there in person and rally in outspoken support of this brother veteran. While the case is being tried in the legal courts, we will try it in the court of public opinion and bring as much public pressure to bear as possible. Last night, Oath Keepers leadership, including both national and Virginia Oath Keepers leaders, spoke with Attorney John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute and also with Brandon Raub’s Mother, Cathleen Thomas. We will be coordinating closely both with his legal team and with his family to support Brandon in any way possible.
Last night I interviewed Cathleen Thomas about her son’s ordeal. Also on the interview was Oath Keepers Eastern U.S. Vice President Rand Cardwell (a Marine Scout-sniper veteran). You can listen to that interview here:
To download it, click on this link:
Go HERE to view the “Support Brandon Raub” Facebook page, and to become a friend.
Cathleen also asked us to post this statement from her, about her son:
He’s a good-to-go Marine who understands he is in a situation where he is watched at all times and he knows they are looking for anything to use as a justification for what they are doing to him. He is disciplined, but please pray for his patience, and his stalwart faith. He knew that when he spoke up something like this could happen. He sensed it was coming, and yet he knew he had not just a First Amendment protected right, but also a DUTY to speak out.
We had conversations about what is going on in our country and then decided to do something about it. We formed the Richmond Liberty movement and held a rally November 15, 2011 and have been very active in the community since. We were always speaking out against legislation threatening rights, such as SOPA, and writing our legislators.
We thank every single man and woman in Oath Keepers for honoring the Constitution and we appreciate your support. – Cathleen Thomas.
As a dangerous assault on our Constitution, this is very similar to the New Hampshire “baby snatching” case, where a newborn baby was taken from her parents by child protective services only hours after birth, and one of the reasons listed in the affidavit was that the father, Jonathan Irish, was a “member of the militia group, Oath Keepers” (he was not actually a member, but he had been signed up on our free Ning page, and no, we are not a militia, but regardless, we could not let them get away with that use of the father’s constitutionally protected free speech and political associations to take his child). That too was a camel’s nose under the tent, and if allowed to stand would have been a very chilling precedent of using child protective services as a weapon against unpopular dissidents, to punish them for their speech and association by taking their children. That would have resulted in people chilling their own speech, sitting down and shutting up, for fear of losing their children. We called for a rally of Oath Keepers outside the courthouse, and Oath Keepers from around the country responded with boots on the ground The family had very competent local legal counsel, but there is no doubt that by holding a rally there we helped to put serious public pressure on the officials in New Hampshire to do the right thing. And they did, returning the baby to her parents.
We intend to do much the same here. There are already local liberty activists protesting outside of the Veterans Administration hospital in Salem, Virginia (where Brandon Raub was transferred last night, after a local magistrate rubber stamped his “preventive detention” and extended it for 30 more days).
Salem VA Medical Center
1970 Roanoke Blvd.
Salem, VA 24153
540-982-2463 | 888-982-2463
We urge you to participate in those ongoing protests, and we will also announce a date in the next week or so (likely over Labor Day weekend) when we will hold a special Oath Keepers muster there, to put as many active duty and veteran boots on the ground, on one day, to demand his release. The intent will be to compliment the already ongoing protests/rallies. Stay tuned for details. But don’t wait for that one event – get out there now, if you can, and urge others to do likewise.
We urge you to spread the word about this cases to everyone – every veteran, every concerned American, every website, every group – especially veterans groups and organizations – and also to put pressure on all public officials involved to do the right thing, and put pressure on federal officials and members of Congress, as well as the Obama Administration, to set this Marine free. Demand that they charge him or release him! And if you have contacts among current serving Marines at Camp Lejeune, give them a heads up and urge them to be in Salem over the Labor Day Weekend to stand for a brother.
This use of mental health services as a weapon is straight out of the DHS/SPLC playbook. Recall that Richard Cohen, the Chairman of the Southern Poverty Law Center, sat on the DHS Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism – making SPLC essentially part of DHS. In the published recommendations of that working group in 2010, addressed to the Secretary of Homeland Security, they specifically recommend that DHS use local social services, including mental health services to counter “violent extremism.” This case, just as with the Irish baby snatching case, is precisely what SPLC wants to see done to all of us pesky constitutionalists and liberty lovers on the political right in this country. They want, more than anything, to turn all of the apparatus of the state into a weapon against their political opponents, and above all, they want local police to be their tools of oppression, with their power coming out of the barrels of police guns.
We must defend this brother Marine, brother veteran, and fellow American. If we don’t, then we will be next, and once the “mental health” raids begin in earnest, we will be at the “Solzhenitsyn moment” when we will have no choice but to resist. Don’t wait till then. The time to stand is now. Sweat now, or bleed later. Stand up, step up, and show up now, right there in the streets of Salem, Virginia, by the hundreds or thousands, or you will have to step out onto battlefield America later. The choice is yours.
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito (Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it) -Virgil.
For the Republic,
ARTICLE BY BRANDON SMITH:
Veteran Marine Sergeant Victim Of Pre-Crime Authoritarianism
By Brandon Smith, Associate Editor
During the height of communist power in the former Soviet Union, the corrupt establishment bureaucracy often sought out ways in which they could deal with or silence dissident movements and outspoken individuals while avoiding public exposure and minimize blowback from the Russian populace. A very effective method they devised was the use of the ‘Psikhushka’, or psychiatric prisons where activists against the state could be held indefinitely, isolated from other prisoners and the rest of the world. By housing dissidents in mental hospitals, the Soviet government hoped that the public would assume that the prisoners were “psychologically unstable or deranged” and that if the activist ever did get word to others about his political incarceration, no one would believe his claims anyway.
The strategy allowed the Soviets to severely stifle anti-government speech for quite some time, feeding terror into the citizenry who now carefully censored themselves for fear of authoritarian retribution, not to mention the possible betrayal of friends and neighbors who might turn them in for a pat on the head from the state. In fact, the widespread propaganda that the communists promoted amongst the public was that anyone who actually did speak out against the government “had to be mentally ill”, creating entirely new clinical designations to categorize those who refused to comply. Professors operating in the Soviet run Moscow Serbsky Institute claimed that:
“Most frequently, ideas about a struggle for truth and justice are formed by personalities with a paranoid structure…”
Now, compare this abuse of psychiatry to the DSM-IV-TR manual used by doctors today in the diagnosing of mental illness. In it, you will find the term “oppositional defiance disorder”, a supposed illness which encompasses anybody who is disobedient, defiant, a free thinker, or even considered hostile toward authority.
The pigeonholing of political activists and anti-authoritarians is a process that is alive and well in the U.S. today. This fact has been made even more apparent by the abrupt detainment or (non-arrest-arrest) of Marine Sergeant Brandon Raub of Chesterfield County, Virginia for posts he made to his Facebook page:
Early reports on the event were sparse, and so far the mainstream media has stayed away from the issue entirely. However, new information is slowly surfacing, and here is what we know so far…
The FBI, the Chesterfield County Police, and apparently the Secret Service were videotaped by Raub’s family hauling him away in handcuffs. These agencies claim that Brandon is “not under arrest”.
Dee Rybiski, a spokeswoman for the Richmond FBI office, would not comment on the matter except to reiterate that no arrest had been made.
“We don’t comment on mental-health issues or anything like that,” she said. “We simply went to speak with him about the many complaints that we had gotten about his posts.”
The local police reiterated that “there is no criminal matter” and that they were only present to help the FBI transport Raub.
This is a rather strange stance on the part of law enforcement officials, considering they claimed during the incident that Raub was taken away for “resisting arrest”. I would love to hear the FBI’s explanation on how a man can resist arrest without officially being arrested…?
According to Raub’s family, he was never read his Miranda Rights. And, Raub himself stated:
“I talked to a Secret Service gentleman for 20, 30 minutes,” Raub said. “I was very cooperative and answered everything honestly…”
Raub is currently being held at the Salem VA Medical Center, where he is to be “detained” after a hearing before a judge who has enforced a 96 hour “observation period”:
The comments which allegedly sparked his persecution included references on Facebook to the government’s complicity in 9/11, his belief that there will be a revolution in America, and suggestions that the Bush family is populated with “child rapists”.
Whether or not you agree with any of Raub’s assertions, the bottom line is that under the First Amendment he is perfectly within his rights to publicly uphold them. There is no law against “conspiracy theory”, at least, not yet…
Raub’s family has also stated that the FBI believes some of his comments to be “terroristic” and threatening in nature. The only comment that I could find that could be even remotely interpreted as threatening is this post from August 13:
“Sharpen up my axe; I’m here to sever heads…”
This is NOT a statement that could be upheld in any respectable courtroom as being a specific threat and is not prosecutable. Also as it turns out, the line is a lyric from a song by the band ‘Swollen Members’ entitled “Bring Me Down”:
So, apparently if the FBI does not like your taste in tunes you can be whisked away to a mental hospital. Take note music fans…
Raub’s other comments include:
“If you are unaware of the great amount of evil perpetrated by the American Government I suggest you take … your head out of the sand. The day of reckoning is almost at hand.”
“I am standing against a great evil. I will do it all by myself if I have to.”
This is obviously not a mentally ill person, but a political activist and dissident being subjected to a new standard of “Pre-Crime” on the part of our government. This action is, in my view, meant to set a precedent by which many other veterans and common citizens who oppose the criminality of the establishment will be subjected, detained, and who knows what could happen after. The sky is truly the limit.
Pre-Crime arrests also cause self-censorship in the public, as well as encourage a tattle-tale culture of simpering slaves. I believe Brandon Raub’s “detainment” is a test case for the demonization and prosecution of the Liberty Movement as a whole, and a primary step in the destruction of free speech in America. If we do not take this event seriously, and attack it with every effort, we cannot expect to be saved when the pre-crime police are one day sent to our own doorsteps.
UPDATE, August 22, 2012:
Chesterfield Police Department Statement
Rutherford Institute Attorneys’ Statement About Case
Local News Article: Chesterfield Marine Veteran to Remain Detained Over Facebook Posts
Oathkeepers Site (Source): http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2012/08/20/former-marine-sergeant-victim-of-pre-crime-authoritarianism/
This video is about as straightforward as they come. Jaw Dropping and Frightening. Well worth the 4 minutes of your time.
WATCH IF I WANTED AMERICA TO FAIL:
Gun Owners Of America (GOA) Sounds Alarm On Anti-Second Amendment Judge Nominee…. SILENCE FROM THE NRA
, Gun Rights Examiner
Halligan rejection a win for NW gun rights group
Tuesday’s derailment in the U.S. Senate of anti-gun judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan was a sweet victory for gun rights organizations including the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
An anti-gun nominee to the D.C. Court of Appeals may be confirmed for a lifetime appointment TOMORROW with little gun owner awareness, let alone involvement.
“Using his power as Majority Leader, Senator [Harry] Reid made a procedural move last week to force a vote on Caitlin Halligan, formerly the solicitor general of New York and an avid leader in the effort to destroy firearms manufacturers using frivolous litigation,” Gun Owners of America warns in a release sent out today…….(Con’t)
Important Letter To Ron Paul, Rand Paul and Kevin McCarthy re: Constitutional Convention, America’s Sovereignty and Our Second Amendment
To: Repr. Ron Paul Oct. 27, 2011 FAXOGRAM /
Sen. Rand Paul E-MAIL
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
With great disappointment I have read that all three of you are calling for a Constitutional Amendment with a view toward a limitation on the budget. The idea to place a limit on the amount of money Congress spends is fine, but the method to reach that objective is very wrong! It could open the doors to the long sought method desired by the tyrannous world government groups who intend to replace our rightful Constitutional system with a world government militarized constitution. Three different versions of world government constitutions exist. All three promote a communist/socialist system to replace our 1789 Constitution.
The purpose for sending you this faxogram is to beg you to change the idea of needing an amendment and to redirect your effort so as to conform to a “law” — and not an “amendment”.
May I remind you that the unlawful plans that the left has long held in order to take advantage of transferring our country permanently under a world government militarized power has been watching and waiting for a Constitutional Convention, the only non-violent method under which they could substitute a world government constitution in place of our 1789 Constitution and our Bill of Rights. A constitutional amendment would open up their chance to convert the procedure into a constitutional convention. This is what would benefit those seeking to overthrow our rightful government system, and they won’t miss the opportunity to make the conversion, which they call “change”. I have seen their evil objective written in print.
Such evil planning has been on the back burner of global government advocates for a long time. Many efforts have been spent by patriotic Americans, including their time and money, which they have been forced to spend in order to awaken public awareness of the hidden objectives and dangers behind the move to further an “amendment” to the United States Constitution.
The vulnerability strongly exists that an “amendment” will subject us to the opening up of a Constitutional Convention! We, then, would be assisting global government planners and their intention to open up the heart of our American government system, and replace our 1789 Constitution and Bill of Rights with a communist militarized system of governing. With an amendment much of the basic groundwork would have been achieved, which makes it easy to slide into a Constitutional Convention mode. It is much safer to write an ordinary “law”.
I am, therefore, repeating what I have requested in the past, which is for you to switch your effort and draft a “law” instead of an “amendment” in support of a balanced budget. I am one of the long standing supporters and donors of Repr. Ron Paul. I believe I am owed the courtesy of a reply.
Bernadine Smith, Director of Second Amendment Committee
Copies to Concerned Groups, with a request to circulate this
information including Dudley of the National Association for Gun Rights.
If you haven’t begun stocking your food and emergency supplies, do it. DO IT NOW.
Ethan A. Huff
Feb 1, 2011
Economic failures, government corruption, banking system fraud — these and many other factors have together contributed to the escalating turmoil that the world currently faces. The costs associated with everything from energy and fuel to food and health care have soared in recent years because of manipulation of the fiat monetary system, and actual shortages of resources. And according to reports, nervous governments are now starting to stockpile massive food stocks to offset what they believe is a coming wave of civil unrest over the continued rising costs of basic essentials.
Though not typically a course of action in the U.S., protests and even aggressive riots are rather common in many countries around the world, particularly those with blatantly authoritarian governments. When the noose gets a little bit too tight, the people of these nations often quickly push back and demand changes. The current situation in Egypt, for example, is a perfect illustration of what people are willing to do when they are pushed too far by their tyrannical overlords.
But the unrest is beginning to spread worldwide. As food prices continue to rise, and commodities traders warn about “panic buying” over fears of massive price increases, desperate populations are starting to take it to the streets, much like they did in 2008 when food prices skyrocketed
But it appears as though the world is headed for another, and this time possibly worse, food crisis in the very near future.
The U.K. Telegraph reports that various countries in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, are buying up rice, wheat, and other grains by the hundreds of thousands of tons. In some cases, they are buying enough to last up to a year.
These efforts, which presumably are to offset the disruption caused by major shortages, are actually creating shortages of their own, however. They are also further driving up prices, which is causing average citizens to panic.
“It’s really something that can topple regimes, as we have seen in the Middle East,” explained Nouriel Roubini, a New York University (NYU) economics professor that predicted the 2008 financial crisis, to listeners at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He added that something as isolated as high food prices can cause “riots, demonstrations and political instability.”
According to some experts in the industry, the wave of panic buying has only begun. Once one country takes the first move in initiating panic buying, many others follow suit, which makes the situation perpetually worse.
“This is only the start of the panic buying,” said Ker Chung Yang, a commodities analyst with Phillip Futures in Singapore. “I expect we’ll have more countries coming in and buying grain.”
According to the same report, Algeria has already purchased 800,000 tons of wheat, while Saudi Arabia has stockpiled 12 months worth of wheat. Bangladesh has reportedly tripled its rice imports, and Indonesia has purchased 820,000 tons of Thai rice.
Ironically, all this buying activity is creating even worse shortages that will raise prices for other countries who import these commodities.
Food shortages are coming to the West
NaturalNews recently covered a report released by the National Inflation Association that warns of massive food inflation coming to the West in the very near future. And the report identifies the Federal Reserve’s practice of printing fiat money and manipulating the money supply at will as one of the primary causes of the coming food crisis.
The practice of creating money backed by nothing only leads to rapid inflation, as it devalues the overall worth of money through dilution
Then there is the problem of actual food shortages. Changing weather patterns, unseasonable warm and cold spells, droughts, floods, and other erratic climate conditions in various growing regions have destroyed many crops and significantly reduced yields over the years
Combined with the countless diversified agricultural systems that have been replaced by genetically-modified (GM), monoculture varieties — many of which have failed to deliver upon their promised yields — the entire global food system is destined for failure
Self-reliance is truly the key to solving the food crisis. Dependance on an unsustainable system of industrialized agriculture that depletes soil, eliminates crop diversity, and contaminates the environment with harmful pesticides and other toxins will only lead to disaster. Such a system is controlled by a few powerful elite, such as multinational biotechnology giants like Monsanto, whose only goal is profits and control. The end result is a centralized power that controls the food supply for its own gain.
Instead, it is time for a food reformation based on local, community-based agricultural systems — and even simple backyard gardens — which will greatly improve Americans’ food independence and decouple them from the corrupt, centralized food system on which they largely rely.
A return to an honest money system, where the dollar is backed by something of value like gold or silver rather than nothing like it currently is, is also necessary to bring about real, positive change. When the value of a dollar is no longer controlled by the money masters who print it at will, but instead by the value it actually holds as a real currency, is the day Americans will begin to understand the true meaning of freedom and liberty.
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