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THANK GOD OBAMA WON THE ELECTION
Dominick G. Spadea  (September 29, 2009, 2:12 pm)

The time for optimism is at hand.

We conservatives must understand that the Obama Presidency is not our Winter of Discontent but a magnificent historical opportunity to roll back the forces of Progressive Liberalism that have for over a century watered down and diminished the liberty of the individual American citizen. We must understand clearly what the election of Barack Obama really means for our nation in this time of crisis so that we can seize the opportunity and make it serve our cause of restoring liberty to this great nation. It might seem odd for me to say that Obama's election should be a cause for optimism given the potential for damage to our nation from this man of the Left. But consider this.

We are facing unprecedented, even catastrophic, economic and social disruption due to the fiscal and monetary policies instituted by the United States Government under both political parties since the creation of the Federal Reserve System and the ratification of the 16th Amendment (Income Tax) in 1913. And that is not just my opinion. From the great economist Ludwig von Mises, who warned in his seminal work, Human Action, that "there is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion," to many contemporary observers like Professor Nouriel Roubini, Robert Prechter, Gereld Celente and Peter Schiff the message is the same. Massive government debt and fiat money creation cannot be sustained. The financial center of our modern economy that was created in 1913, the core of which is fiat money created by the Federal Reserve Board, cannot hold.

We must heed these warnings and prepare for the worst economic and social crises of our lives. It is just around the corner. And let me be blunt. It is our job as free market conservatives to see that Barack Obama and Progressive Liberalism get the blame for what is coming.

And they should. The Progressive Liberal ideology that has metastasized in other countries into Fascism and Communism has been here in the US a somewhat slow growing cancer that has finally reached critical mass. From Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson through FDR's New Deal, LBJ's Great Society, and the RINO Hall of Famers; Nixon, Ford, Bush I and Bush II, the Federal Reserve monopoly to create fiat money has fueled the massive growth of the national government. And as government power has grown the rights and liberties of individuals, private companies, and all the other institutions of a free and productive country, have been squeezed out.

But our good fortune today is that Obama has made it crystal clear that he is hell bent on bringing to fruition a form of American fascism grounded in the principles of Progressive Liberalism at the precise time the whole edifice is starting to implode. Talk about good timing!

The first consequence of Obama's stern, uncompromising, and rather humorless advance towards his goal is the awakening of the American people to the threat. Does anyone really believe that if John McCain had been elected instead of Obama and pursued similar policies, albeit with a sweet chaser of GOP platitudes about freedom, ala George Bush II, that the Tea Parties, the rising dominance of FOX news, Glenn Beck and those kids destroying ACORN, would have occurred? To even ask the question is to answer it. The great tectonic plates of American history are starting to move once more.

"THE REVENUE OF THE STATE IS THE STATE." Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France.

So how do conservatives go about getting back control of our government during and after the coming collapse? First we need to understand, as Burke pointed out over two hundred years ago, that the power of the government rests on its revenue. When the government has unlimited power to create it's own revenue it will become a consuming beast devouring every independent power base in the nation. What Burke called the little platoons of freedom and independence IE: the States; the Schools and Universities; the Churches; the Shops and Factories; the Clubs; the Arts; and that last great bulwark against tyranny; the Family itself, have all, in one way or another, fallen under the smothering dead hand of the national government.

I am not an intellectual or an economist. I am a production man rooted in reality. I deal in hard, cold cause and effect. I live in a world of concrete things. To cut steel and produce a good machined part you need sharp tools, proper lubricant, the right machine, and a skilled operator. There is no wishful thinking or ideology in manufacturing. It is not a virtual world. Real results flow directly from what the real components bring to the task. Flawed components mean flawed results. It is an unforgiving world where A is A. All the time, whether one likes it or not. So I look at things from a perspective of how they actually are produced. What is the real cause for any given effect? How are things actually done? Not theoretically done. Not hopefully done. Actually done. And when I observe the growth of the power of this government I ask the question: How did this happen? What are the hard, cold means by which this entity known as "government" has amassed such staggering power in this society? What is the concrete source of its power? What real components went into the formation of this power? And I conclude it is the authority and ability to CREATE MONEY. Not 'make' money by creating value as in productive enterprises. Not 'getting' money from the earned wealth of the people through taxation. Not even 'borrowing' it from others who have produced something of value. No. Pure and simple the hard cold fact is this. It is the revenue gained from the creation of Federal Reserve Notes that gives the government its immense power over our lives. A power so all encompassing, so all enveloping, that it is as ambient as the air we breath. But unlike life sustaining air this power is as toxic as poison gas. It is precisely what our Founding Fathers warned against: The concentration of power in the hands of a few.

Ask yourself these questions:

Is not this power to create and spend any monies they think necessary what lies at the root of Obama's power to control banks and take over car companies? Is not this power to create and spend any monies they think necessary behind the corruption we see in Washington? The very buying and selling of influence is made manifest by all the fiat money at the disposal of the politicians. And is it not this power to create and spend any monies they think necessary the real reason the American people have lost control of their government. Taxes do not support this beast. Fiat money created by the Fed does.

I maintain that the system which gives some men a monopoly to create money out of thin air, at their will, unbounded by any link with a physical, concrete entity, has given the national government such immense power over this society that nothing; not our Constitution, not new laws, not even new leaders, can give us back our independence as a free people as long as this system of Federal Reserve created money exists. That this system is evil is self-evident. But like all parasitical systems it eventually dies after devouring the host. The bad news is we are the host! And the American people are still not aware of the danger they face. And its cause. That is where we conservatives come in.

For as this evil system dies it is incumbent upon us to give a good explanation of the cause of this catastrophe and an honest and workable plan to repair the damage brought about by the Federal Reserve System and fiat money creation. To make sure that safeguards are put in place that will prevent this curse from ever again harming our people. And to punish the guilty.

Our enemies will blame the free market. They already do. They will blame private property. They already do. And they will blame not having enough power in the very institution that is the cause of all our woes. Even as I write these words they are already saying that we need to give the Federal Reserve Board more power to control our economy! Are they mad to ask? Or are we mad to even consider it?

But politically speaking we have an advantage precisely because Obama and the Democrats won the last election. Because the Democrats control both Houses of Congress and the White House they will not escape blame. For even though Republicans are just as guilty over the last 100 yrs in putting in place this vile system that now is dying, when the music finally stops on this musical chairs dance of death it will be the Democrats and Obama himself who will be in want of a chair. It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

On July 10, 1832 President Andrew Jackson issued his veto of the Federal Reserve Bank of his day with the following words that even today cut to the heart of the matter. Monopoly, special privilege, and unjust advantage to a few, are anti-American, unconstitutional and ultimately doomed to failure.

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society-the farmers, mechanics, and laborers-who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles."

It appears old Andy Jackson will have the last laugh!