Unions, Corporations, and Government
' The Union of Corp. Gov.'
By Scott Rohter, reposted from November 2010
"Thoughtful and well informed citizens are the best hope for our continued freedom and prosperity"
To many observers, the two major political parties, the Republicans and the Democrats look remarkably alike. They seem to have merged or at least blurred the distinctions between them. Some refer to that merger as the "Republicrats" or "Democans". However I prefer to call the Republicans, the party of Big Biz and the Democrats the party of Big Gov and Big Unions, and their peculiar merger, I call the Union of Corp. Gov. We no longer live in the United States of America. We now live in the Union of Corp. Gov!
The Origins of "The Union of Corp. Gov" and the Election Cycle
Big Business has always exercised an undue influence on our government. MONEY TALKS and politicians listen, but the Constitution doesn't give people with a lot of money any more say, or any more votes than anyone else. And to be sure, corporations have no vote!
With the advent of unions in the early part of the 20th century, we now have both Big Business and Big Unions trying to buy their way into positions of power and influence over our government. They even sometimes write the legislation that Congress votes on! This provides for a very unhealthy balance of power that was never intended and wasn't even anticipated by our Founding Fathers.
Even our elections which have become a gigantic cash cow for the media, are being bought and sold by Big Business and Big Unions! Every two years there is a vast transfer of money by businesses, corporations and unions as they all try to influence our elections, and by thousands of candidates and their supporters all around the country to the mostly liberal media, to buy the face time that is necessary to get their message out to the voters.
Conservatives, Libertarians, and Constitutionalists are truly in a predicament because we are empowering with our own money which we use to buy the campaign commercials and the T.V. and RADIO air time, the very enemy, i.e. Liberalism/Progressivism that we seek to defeat at the polls. It is truly a quandary! We must find other ways to get our message out to the voters without empowering the very ideology that we seek to defeat.
"The Federal Reserve Connection"
The real ground work for the Union of Corp Gov. was laid in the early part of the 20th century when Congress, at the behest of Senator Nelson Aldrich along with John D. Rockefeller, the president of Standard Oil, J.P. Morgan, the internationalist banking tycoon, Paul Warburg, representing European Banking interests, and certain others, passed the legislation that created the Federal Reserve Board, which handed over our Country's monetary policy to a group of privately owned banks. "The power to coin money and determine the value thereof", which the Constitution specifically delegates only to our elected representatives in Congress, was thus turned over in 1913 to this unelected cartel of private bankers. Is it any wonder then, that 100 years later they are printing fiat money out of thin air in the exact amount of our country's debts, in order to pay our nation's bills?
"The effects of the Federal Reserve"
The last US Treasury Note was printed in the early 1900s. To be sure the Constitution expressly prohibited the printing of paper currency by the States, (Art 1 Sec 10) and in a 9-2 vote of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, they altogether deleted the power to print paper currency from Congress' enumerated powers as well. Thus neither the Federal Government nor any State government has the actual Constitutional authority to print paper currency! And only Congress has the power to coin money and to regulate the value thereof. (Art. 1 Sec 8 & 10). But now we don't even print US Treasury notes anymore. We use Federal Reserve Notes (FRN's) instead of US Treasury Notes. There are no more Silver Certificates being printed that are redeemable in silver upon demand. All we have left are these worthless paper Federal Reserve Notes distributed by the same banking cartel that is responsible for monetizing the debt and uses other such unethical banking practices like "fractional banking", which simply means that even banks don't have to keep enough of those worthless paper Federal Reserve Notes around (a.k.a. Fractional Reserve Notes or as I call them, Fraudulent Reserve Notes) in order to pay all of their debts. Boy are we in trouble!
"The Borrower is a Slave to the Lender"
"The power to tax is the power to rule.” The power to mint or print currency is every bit as important as the power to tax, because one of the effects of printing money is inflation. Inflation is called "the hidden tax" because it decreases the value of money. Printing more money decreases the value of all the rest of the money in circulation. Hence you have inflation and dollars become worth less than they used to be worth. Therefore to restate what I have just said, the power to print money is the power to rule.
The power to lend money is also the power to rule. Furthermore it is said that "The borrower is a slave to the lender" Our Federal Government borrows billions maybe trillions of dollars from the Federal Reserve and other overseas lenders like China every year. That makes our Federal Government and by extension, all of us, slaves to the Federal Reserve Board and to whomever else our government owes large amounts of money to.
While American consumers are happily out shopping for Chinese silverware to adorn their tables with, China is busy buying up American silver mines! And most of what used to be the silver in our mines isn't going back into the manufacture of the flatware that is being sold back to us! I can assure you of that. While you are out buying cheap Chinese merchandise on sale at Walmart to fill up your houses with, China is grabbing up strategic American assets like oil fields, coal mines, and other natural resources, automobile companies like G.M., petroleum companies and commercial real estate like the Port of Long Beach and the Panama Canal. We are being sold out, literally faster than we can even being to recognize it. If we don’t stem the flow of our dollars overseas and stop trading in our weakening American dollars for cheap crap coming from China and begin at once to manufacture quality products right here in America again, then we shall not continue to remain free for very long!
"A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter