How Do You Save The Voters From Themselves?

SuicidalWe heard today that President Obama has called for the highest level of taxation in U.S. history. Another story tells us that the American middle class has dropped from its perennial number one position as the world’s wealthiest. The two are different faces of the same political policies.

Our government can and does, print money by the trainload. You can’t eat it, wear it nor live in it; money isn’t wealth. At today’s prices, a beefsteak is a little piece of wealth and you can eat that. Once. But the government’s printed dollars don’t provide more beefsteaks; they just increase the number of dollars the steak is worth if you wish to eat one. Inflation, right?  We’ve increased one side of the equation while holding the other side, constant. So the increased dollar side has gone up while the stable, steak side has not changed and therefore, one steak equals more dollars. Pretty simple.

We’ve been doing two things in this ballpark: We’ve been printing more dollars at the Fed for the government to spend and we’ve been raising the wages of government workers. Back before WWII, government workers were paid less than those in the private sector, but the superior job security and benefits balanced the two. After the Democrats unionized government work, that changed; now government workers are paid better than those in the private sector and they still have the superior job security and the benefits. Private sector workers retire on 401k plans; government workers stil receive pensions. Paid for by the taxpayers, including those now lesser paid private sector workers. Nowadays, for instance, the average bank regulator earns more than the average banker. The world of not so long ago, is standing on its head.

So the government is taking a lot from the workers in the economy to prop up its spending. The dollars it takes are unavailable for investment into wealth-making businesses. The business profits that the Left so hates, represent new wealth; they are the price of value added. The government’s dollars represent value subtracted from the economy. And the more value the government subtracts, the less wealth the economy produces.

Less wealth to share, is a lower standard of living, as the American middle class is now discovering. As the old saw has it: “You can’t spend yourself rich.” (Even when politicians tell you otherwise.) And it is worse than that; the U.S. now competes with lower-wage countries that put a lid on market prices for goods. Such competition is made more severe by U.S. government policies that raise American price by expensive regulation imposed on producers and by raising the costs of both energy and labor. Another round of labor cost increases is embedded in the present minimum wage increase being pushed. America is pricing itself out of what was once, its own market.

People are trying to camouflage these effects with a developing “inequality” campaign, on the theory that burger flipper s0mehow deserve the same wages as nuclear physicists. Voters may have to learn the hard way that, when you average the wage of the physicist with that of say, twenty burger guys, nobody earns much, especially after the government bureaucrats are paid. Americans will learn, though they don’t seem to be learning yet.

All this goes together; we’re seeing various faces of a single phenomenon. Government has devalued the dollar to support overspending. Prices have gone up as more dollars chase the same amount of wealth. Prices rise, government workers and government take more from the private economy. Living standards of producers decline as government takes more. And voters expect those who have done this to them, to be somehow, saviors. …

 

 

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  1. And to add to the problem, the conservatives are fighting the democrats within the realm of inequality!

    I know that our conservative media has ways of looking at ways certain demographics respond to certain kinds of media that they produce, however I sometimes question the topics that they chose to fight in a petty manner.

    For example, I called in to the Medved show last month on a day in which he was discussing income inequality. He made the argument that all the states with the highest income inequality levels are currently and have been liberal states.

    This is true, but it is also fighting with in their battle.

    Now look, I am all for fighting fire with fire. We the left always kicks us in the nuts and we always take the high ground we will loose, as we have been. But is this really the issue to debate this way on?

    I called in and told him that income inequality is a big evil thing that progressives push on ignorant America to get them hyped up. And so I get his linking of liberals to income inequality.

    But what problem does that leave us with when we finally get a conservative in office? You still have masses of people who don’t understand economics.

    I personally have seen first hand in my junior year classroom what happens when you explain income inequality versus income mobility to youth. They get it!

    Why are we not doing it this way, and then in addition saying “hey by the way, it’s the left’s lack of understanding on this concept that brings such income inequality”

    I truly and scared for this country

    • I suspect that our species may find its necessary progress in social instability, punctuated by periods of rest. The miseries of those unstable times frighten us into behaving again — for a while.

  2. Voters cannot be saved from themselves because elections are an opiate of the people.

    For why this is true, see online Chapter 5 “Article 2: Executive Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt5.html.

  3. Isaiah 1.26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

  4. A more appealing prospect than the present seems to be, but not to helpful currently, right? Particularly if you are a Jew wishing to pray on the Temple Mount …

  5. I think your photo at the top pretty well tells us why. Some folks will look at the photo and say that is dumb because you are shooting yourself while some other folks will look it and will never be able to reason that is what will happen.

    • Yeah, I suppose you’re right. But we can hope that the folks who can recognize what is happening will think about it … And we can appreciate the removal of the others from the gene pool!

  6. Jack Curtis: “Government has devalued the dollar to support overspending.”

    Not entirely correct and you’re confused (as most are) do to the use of wrong terms; as the term “dollar” is not a thing to be “devalued”. It’s a unit of measure. What is being devalued is a promissory note, and the only way a promissory note gets issued is when a loan is made.

    And: “Prices have gone up as more dollars chase the same amount of wealth.”

    Again, the notes are doing the “chasing”.

    And: “Prices rise, government workers and government take more from the private economy. Living standards of producers decline as government takes more.”

    It’s really an inflation of the money supply and a hidden tax. Government taking more certainly reduces living standards, but no where near as much as the root of the problem to these symptoms you’re describing.

    These, as well as the other examples in your article, are the symptoms (a.k.a. Judgments) and not the root of the problem.

    Here’s The ROOT of the problem: “You shall not steal.” Ex. 20: 15. This Commandment from The Great I Am, is the foundation of all property rights.

    The pertinent statute under this Commandment regarding this subject is: “You shall not have in your bag differing weights (weights are units of measure), a large and a small.” Deut. 25: 13, Lev. 19: 35-37.   “Bag” is what one carries money in.

    He commanded gold & silver as the medium of exchange to use, primarily silver (e.g., Gen. 23: 14-16; Matt. 26: 15), NOT something MERELY BACKED by silver or gold.   

    He also commanded a fixed fineness & weight, i.e., the shekel of the sanctuary.  That’s what we’re to keep all our monetary valuations and do accounting in.  Lev. 27: 25.   

    Unjust weights & measures are an abomination to Yahweh, while just weights & measures are His delight.  Prov. 11: 1. 

    Moreover, we are not to lend upon usury (ANY % interest) to our racial kin. Deut. 23: 19-20.

    More citations to God’s Economic Laws can be given, but this should suffice for now.     

    Enter The Constitution:

    This power to decide what is to be “money” and determine it’s value, as well as the standard of it’s weight & measure was usurped by the god “We The People” via the constitution’s grant of this power to congress:

    “The Congress Shall Have Power To … coin Money, regulate the Value thereof … and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.”  Art. 1: Sec. 8 (Also note the power ” … To borrow Money on the credit of the United States …” was granted there as well.    NO mention of at No interest, I might add).

    The door was opened and the process began when we decided “We The People” should be god (sovereign) and decide what is to be the supreme law of the land, instead of obeying The Great I Am.  It didn’t START 100 years ago with The Federal Reserve Act and the 16th Amendment.  These were mid range of the process.

    Eventually, we wound up with The Federal Reserve Act, which gave the power to issue the currency and control credit (5th. Plank of “The Communist Manifesto”).   “Give me the power to issue the currency and control the credit of any nation and I care not who makes it’s laws.” Nathan Rothschild.

    We now have a wicked and thieving monetary system of irredeemable Federal Reserve Notes (which are Promissory Notes and NOT payment, but “a mere discharge in equity.”), checks, credit & debit cards, direct deposit, etc., AND NONE OF YOU OWN ANYTHING ‘CAUSE YOU NEVER “PAID” for it! 

    ESPECIALLY so called “Private Property”.    IT’S NOT YOURS!   You only have an “Equitable Interest” in it!   You know, like: “How much equity do you have in this property”.   Get it ?

    Moreover, we’re all being robbed of the purchasing power of the fiat currency in circulation on a regular basis via the hidden tax called “inflation”, which is really an inflation of the “money” supply !   

    They even have the vast majority of this nation believing irredeemable Federal Reserve Notes to be, and calling them: “dollars”; just like they have the vast majority believing an “alternate life style” is, and calls sexual perversion: “gay” !

    The legislative process provided by the various federal and state constitutions was the vehicle used by the enemy to corrupt over time (via gradual increments) and finally take over.

    This nation wanted to determine what was “good and evil” instead of enforcing His Perfect Moral Laws.

    Malim in se (evil in and of itself as defined by The Great I Am, the ONLY lawgiver) vs. malim prohibitum (evil because someone determines or legislates it to be evil).

    The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth. Seek Him while He may yet be found.

    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, And I will give you rest. Take My yoke (i.e., His Law 1 John 5: 2 & 3, as well as His tithe [tax] system) upon you , and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and ‘YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.’ (Jer. 6: 16). My yoke is easy, and My load is light.” Matt. 11: 28 – 30.

    He told us that if His people ” … shall humble themselves (e.g., quit thinking we’re the sovereign, take our proper place and quit usurping His), and pray, and seek my face (e.g., He’s to be the ONLY law giver), and turn from their wicked ways (e.g., enforce His Laws, Statutes and Judgments – NOT ours); THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    Look around you, the Judgments are happening before your eyes !

    Eustace Mullins on Babylonian Debt Money System From Silver Doctors:

    http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-federal-reserve-is-the-cult-of-baal-a-5000-year-old-babylon-debt-money-system/

  7. Interesting, thanks. We may debate terminology; we seem to me at least, much in agreement on economics, if from different approaches. I suppose that a dollar is whatever the government says it is via legislation but that is nit-picking rather than economics.

    The concern with physical money is the difficulty of sending it over the internet to operate a world economy. All you can send so, is ultimately, promises. And the promises at some point, grow greater than the supply of physical money, relegating it to the status of a symbol. So, gold-backed money pops up. So far in our history,anyway. And the rulers diluted metal money with base metals when gold and silver were used. We are a conniving species …

    But you already know all that. At bottom, it’s not the money; it’s us: Pogo was right. “We has met the enemyy and he is us. “At least, so it seems to me.

    • Jack,

      “I suppose that a dollar is whatever the government says it is via legislation but that is nit-picking rather than economics.”

      It not just “nit-picking” and has EVERYTHING to do with economics. Correct terminology is imperative to correct understanding.

      Moreover, you prove my point about the god “We The People” usurping a power that is exclusive to The Almighty, i.e., law making, which created another god called Congress (or name a city, county, state) to make laws via representative legislation (” … malim prohibitum (evil because someone determines or legislates it to be evil).”).

      The Coinage Act of 1792 (not repealed) defines a dollar as a particular weight and fineness of either gold or silver. It’s a unit of measure OF a thing; it’s not A thing.

      Take one of those pieces of paper that people call “dollars” and what does it say at the very top ??
      “Federal Reserve Note”.

      What is The Federal Reserve ? A PRIVATE bank, and the central bank of the U.S. (Communist Manifesto – 5th Plank, above).

      What is a Note ? Evidence of a loan. A promise to pay, NOT payment. Can only be issued when a loan is made. (massive national debt ??)

      To the left of the note: “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private” Notice there’s NO PUNCTUATION ENDING the sentence ?? That’s because the sentence does NOT END there.

      Look at any 1950 series note or earlier, as well as some larger 1964 and earlier (if you can find one; try a coin shop), and you’ll find the rest of the sentence: ” … and is redeemable for lawful money at the United States Treasury, or any Federal Reserve Bank.” (Notice punctuation, signifying sentence’s end.)

      Got that ? Redeemable for L A W F U L money. Well, if it’s redeemable for lawful money, IT CAN’T POSSIBLY BE LAWFUL MONEY, now can it ??? It’s Legal Tender (forced by law to accept this offer or “tender”). There’s a big difference.

      At the bottom of those earlier series notes, right above the “One Dollar”, “Five Dollars”. etc., you’ll find this: “Will Pay To The Bearer On Demand” …. One Dollar, Five Dollars, etc.

      Who will pay ? The United States of America. What will be paid ? Dollars OF gold or silver.

      Well then, if the notes will PAY dollars, then they CAN’T POSSIBLY BE DOLLARS, now can they ?

      See how important correct terminology is to correct understanding ??

      Do you now understand what’s happened to us as a nation when I said (above):

      “This power to decide what is to be ‘money’ and determine it’s value, as well as the standard of it’s weight & measure was usurped by the god ‘We The People’ via the constitution’s grant of this power to congress:

      “ ‘The Congress Shall Have Power To … coin Money, regulate the Value thereof … and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.’ Art. 1: Sec. 8 (Also note the power ‘ … To borrow Money on the credit of the United States …’ was granted there as well. NO mention of at No interest, I might add).

      “The door was opened and the process began when we decided ‘We The People’ should be god (sovereign) and decide what is to be the supreme law of the land, instead of obeying The Great I Am. It didn’t START 100 years ago with The Federal Reserve Act and the 16th Amendment. These were mid range of the process.

      “Eventually, we wound up with The Federal Reserve Act, which gave the power to issue the currency and control credit (5th. Plank of ‘The Communist Manifesto’). ‘Give me the power to issue the currency and control the credit of any nation and I care not who makes it’s laws.’ Nathan Rothschild.

      “We now have a wicked and thieving monetary system of irredeemable Federal Reserve Notes (which are Promissory Notes and NOT payment, but ‘a mere discharge in equity.’), checks, credit & debit cards, direct deposit, etc., AND NONE OF YOU OWN ANYTHING ‘CAUSE YOU NEVER ‘PAID’ for it!”

      Are you beginning to see how important The Almighty’s law of “just weights and measures” are in economics and that we ALWAYS get into deep trouble when we think we know best ??? (How to buy, sell and trade over the Internet is the LEAST of your worries. Don’t worry, it will be figured out if we turn back to Him.)

      We are NOT qualified to determine what is good or evil, ONLY Him. We are, however, qualified to enforce His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, that is after dying to ourselves and submission to Him.

      That’s His plan – His Kingdom, where we, as His Church (Civil Body Politic), rule and reign with Him, once we become part of His Body through repentance and full immersion in His name. Acts 2: 38.

      This is what we should be seeking after and promoting. Yea, shouting it from the roof tops !

      • Indeed, the prior “Silver Certificates” were redeemable for specie and today’s Federal Reserve Notes are but a symbol of politicians’ promises. With Ron Paul: “End the Fed”It is the greatest thief and destroyer of wealth ever devised by man. But while it has private aspects and is called private, it remains for me a tool of government in fact and really entirely subject to it. President Kennedy’s Executive Order transferring the Fed’s monetary function back to the Treasury (that may have got him killed) supports that view, seems to me. No matter; the Fed is an abomination.

        I am impressed with the linkage you present from the seventh Commandment; it is a new slant on the subject for me and a very useful as well as interesting illumination; thank you!

      • Jack,

        I was not referring to Silver Certificates. I was referring to FRNs issued as late as ’64 (but only through ’64) all the way back to the Fed’s inception. Silver Certificates are another issue all together. They were reneged on after ’68. The FRNs were redeemable in gold or silver ’till ’33; silver ’till ’65.

        Kennedy issued United States Notes, which is still ONLY a promise to pay, NOT payment. But yes, it did by-pass and threaten the Federal Reserve. It did NOT, however, eliminate the problem.

        However well intended it may have been, it’s still a violation of The Almighty’s Law and could not have happened, nor the Federal Reserve Act, HAD WE NOT USURPED THE POWER EXCLUSIVE TO HIM, i.e., Law Making, via the god “We The People” and its creation of Congress with its grant of power to legislate (Make Laws) ! In this case, it’s laws about money.

        You see, the constitutions (state or federal) are the problem, not the solution. The solution is turning back to His Laws, Statutes and Judgments.

        There’s a reason He mandated that: “My Law is PERFECT. You shall not add or subtract therefrom.”

        Regarding your statement: “But while it has private aspects and is called private, it remains for me a tool of government in fact and really entirely subject to it.”

        Don’t kid yourself. Nathan Rothschild wasn’t just “whistling Dixie through a straw hat” when he said: “Give me the power to issue the currency and control the credit of any nation and I care not who makes it’s laws.”

        Was The Almighty kidding when He said: “The borrower is servant to the lender.” ??

        When the Apostle Paul was inspired to write: “The love of money is the root of ALL evil”, I don’t think it was so much about mere individual greed as it was the actual power to create it. Think the love of and the lusting of the actual POWER to create (issue) money and control credit (which is now “money”). (Side Note: The Almighty has created all the silver and gold we need. We just have to get it out of the ground. It’s called: working for it.)

        Is not this fractional reserve rate created “money” out of thin air that buys and promotes ALL evil ???

        As I said above: “The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth. Seek Him while He may yet be found.

        “ ‘Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, And I will give you rest. Take My yoke (i.e., His Law 1 John 5: 2 & 3, as well as His tithe [tax] system) upon you , and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and ‘YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.’ (Jer. 6: 16). ‘My yoke is easy, and My load is light.’ Matt. 11: 28 – 30.

        ” ‘He told us that if His people ‘ … shall humble themselves (e.g., quit thinking we’re the sovereign, take our proper place and quit usurping His), and pray, and seek my face (e.g., He’s to be the ONLY law giver), and turn from their wicked ways (e.g., enforce His Laws, Statutes and Judgments – NOT ours); THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’ ”

        That’s what we should be promoting and shouting from the roof tops, not promoting the constitution with its this or that Amendment.

  8. Seems to me, there remains one difficulty between our species and the replacing of man’s law with that of the Creator: Human nature appears to either make its own governments or to impose them upon any that son’t make their own. And those are always, human governments regardless of any theocratic claims made. Which is an aspect of why I think Pogo is right.

    I am no economist as you have noticed; and nor do I have a very high regard for the subject as generally presented. Your linkage with scriptural prescriptions will generate a lot of thinking for me. But it makes sense; the Scriptures are the real Owners’ Manual for our species.

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