Archive for April, 2009

Pro-Liberty Videos, Libertarian Party of Tennesse Convention, April 25, 2009

April 30, 2009

Libertarian-Matthew Jeffers addresses the convention with energetic conviction.

Part 1:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1Ch_fDEX6I&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lptn.org%2Fblog%2F%3Fp%3D1138&feature=player_embedded

Part 2:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WWNAnXZeYU&feature=related

Part 3:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Tr3RhVWbk&feature=related

Liberty Coalition Update-April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

Bookmark Liberty Coalition’s homepage to keep up to date with the ever growing American Movement towards Liberty and Freedom. With your participation, we can restore our republic.

www.libertycoalition.net/

The Proverbial Fox Guarding The Hen House-April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009

For you folks that actually use your critical thinking skills. Here’s a classic example of the fox guarding the hen house.

www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20090423_9776.php

Must Watch!!

April 28, 2009

Pastor Steven Anderson interview on Freedoms Phoenix TV

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z_tDivKVcQ

Congressman Ron Paul, Texas Straight Talk, April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

www.house.gov/paul/index.shtml

Audit The Fed-DownsizeDC.org-April 23, 2009

April 24, 2009

D o w n s i z e r – D i s p a t c h


Quote of the Day: “Gold still represents the ultimate form of payment in the world.” — Alan Greenspan, former Chair of the Federal Reserve speaking before the House Banking Committee in May 1999

Subject: The Counterfeiting Numbers

Counterfeiters create new money, illegally. The Federal Reserve (FED) does the same thing, legally.

The legal counterfeiting is worse than the illegal.

Money created by illegal counterfeiters tends to be small, easily discovered, and quickly removed from circulation.

FED counterfeiting is immense, seemingly hidden, and tends to remain in play. This “funny money” . . .

  • attacks your standard of living
  • rips away your savings
  • jacks up your expenses

Just how much counterfeiting has the FED done?

  • The base money supply stands at roughly 1.6 trillion dollars
  • But it was only half that as recently as April, 2007

Your money’s value is roughly half what it was a mere two years ago!

Economic scam artists claim FED counterfeiting doesn’t reduce your money’s value, if the economy is also growing.

But without their counterfeiting, your money would buy more goods and services as the economy expanded, NOT just the same level of goods and services that it bought before, and certainly not LESS than it bought in the past.

The prime benefit of economic growth is gradually falling prices, because entrepreneurs create ways to do more with less.

More with less = gradually falling prices . . .

. . . if the money supply remains roughly constant.

FED counterfeiting robs YOU of this benefit.

Prices go up instead, and people think it’s natural.

The economic scam artists also claim that gradually falling prices are actually bad for us. They say price declines cause an economy to freeze. They claim businesses won’t borrow if they must repay their loans using appreciated dollars.

We have a harmful debt obsession! Borrowing isn’t the best way to fuel business expansion. Investors can fund it.

With sound money, the cost of borrowing money would go down, just like it would for goods and services.

And historical evidence refutes the claim that gradually falling prices freeze the economy.

The U.S. had a fairly stable money supply, based on gold and silver, for most of the 19th century. The economy grew rapidly and prices fell gradually. Workers benefitted greatly from their productivity.

The economic contractions that did occur in the 19th century were associated with government interference with the money supply. The song remains the same today . . .

Look at the FED’s recent counterfeiting. Here are the average base money supply numbers by year, combined with the amount of increase over the previous year . . .

2000 — $585 billion
2001 — $618 billion — up $32 billion
2002 — $673 billion — up $55 billion
2003 — $716 billion — up $43 billion
2004 — $752 billion — up $36 billion
2005 — $782 billion — up $30 billion
2006 — $811 billion — up $29 billion
2007 — $827 billion — up $16 billion

This caused the housing bubble. FED counterfeiting entered the economy through the banking system and impacted the very things banks deal with, especially housing!

And notice also that the decrease in the rate of counterfeiting, most notable in 2007, coincides with the bubble bursting.

Stable money doesn’t cause business downturns, as the economic scam artists would have you believe. FED counterfeiting is the culprit! The scam artists want to blame the patient, and their remedy is doing more of what caused the sickness.

Look how much counterfeiting they’re doing now . . .

2008 — $987 billion — up $160 billion (the FED responds to the mess they made)
2009 — $1.628 trillion (with a “T”) — up $641 billion (in just the first three months of this year!)

What can we do about this? We can . . .

  • End the FED, but that will be hard
  • Audit the FED to better expose its activities — we’ll launch a campaign on this next week
  • Break the FED’s stranglehold on our economy by taking away its monopoly control of money

For us, this last idea is the path of least resistance. Please tell your representatives to co-sponsor Ron Paul’s Honest Money bills. If you’ve used our Educate the Powerful System before, do the following . . .

  • Go to the DownsizeDC.org home page http://www.downsizedc.org/
  • Log-in using the log-in button at the right of the navigation bar near the top of the page
  • Scroll down and click on the link for campaign number 8. End the Inflation Tax (We recommend you follow these steps, but in case you need it, here’s the direct link) http://www.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/85
  • Scroll down to the form at the bottom of the page and send your message

If you’re sending your very FIRST message to Congress using our system, click on this link, scroll down to the form, fill it out, and send your message.

Use your personal comments to share the money supply numbers from above. Point out how this is what caused the housing boom and the bust that followed. Cut and paste from this message, if you want.

Ask your friends to join you by forwarding them this message, and Digg this message on our blog so more people will see it.

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Hamilton County Libertarian Party Update-May 03, 2009

April 24, 2009

May 03, 2009

Friends of Liberty,

It’s once again time for another edition of the HCLP Liberty Update
(ok, actually I’m a few days late; I apologize … it’s been a very,
very busy week).

As always, if you know of anything that might be of interest to
members of the Hamilton County Libertarian Party (and since we are
providing a home for some folks in North Georgia that don’t have local
LP affiliates, that includes those areas as well), please let me know,
or feel free to send an email to the group at
libertarian-381@meetup.com.

1. Libertarian Party of Tennessee 2009 Convention – The TnLP
Convention was held this past weekend in Knoxville. Approximately 40
people, including our own Mo Kiah, were in attendance. John Sebastian
was been elected to serve as the TnLP Chairman. John replaces Tony
Wall, who stepped down after serving for the last two years. Izaak
Standridge was elected Vice Chairman; he replaces Charles Wilhoit who
was appointed last July to fill the position after the resignation of
Christian Wilson. Ray Ledford and J.R. Enfield will continue to serve
as Secretary and Treasurer. Many thanks to Tony Wall and Charles
Wilhoit for their service!

A brief article about the Convention, including a photo of our new
officers, can be found here: http://tr.im/kjbw.

Video of some of the presentations is also available on the TnLP web
site (http://www.lptn.org).

2. Chattanooga City Council – I was unable to attend this week’s city
council meeting, and it looks as if I won’t be able to attend the one
scheduled for next week either. The agenda for next week’s meeting has
been posted here: http://tr.im/k5yV. The minutes of this week’s
meeting are also available online (earlier than normal!) here: http://tr.im/k5z0
(PDF).

3. Letters to the Editor/Local Talk Shows – From time to time, people
ask me how they can work to advance the cause of liberty locally. One
easy way that doesn’t take much time is writing letters to the editor
or call locally-produced talk shows. When writing letters, short (200
words or less) letters that address one topic are more likely to be
published. Be sure to use the word ‘libertarian’ in your letter
somewhere. Good luck!

4. Audit the Fed – H.R. 1207: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009
(http://tr.im/kjdo) – There are now *112* co-sponsors of this bill!
The bill is now in the House Committee on Financial Services; we need
it to get out of this committee so that the House can vote on it.
Please take some time out of your day to call or email Barney Frank,
the Committee Chairman and other members of the committee and ask them
to support this bill. You can find a list of members here (http://tr.im/kjUk
; under “Step 2: Financial Services Committee”).

Tennessee Folks:
TN District 3 Rep. Wamp and TN District 2 Rep. Duncan are already co-
sponsors. For those of you who are in District 4, Rep. Davis has not
signed on as a co-sponsor, so take some time to call him or write him,
and perhaps we can convince him to sign on as well! If you’re not sure
which district you’re in, you can find a map of TN House Districts
here (http://tr.im/kjSA) and a list of Representatives here (http://tr.im/kjSD
) along with links to their web sites.

North Georgia Folks:
GA District 9 Rep Deal is already a co-sponsor of the bill.

If your representative is already a co-sponsor of the bill and you
haven’t already done so, let them know you appreciate what they’ve
done! Let’s make sure that our reps don’t just hear from us when we’re
unhappy with them.

5. Tennessee 10th Amendment Sovereignty Bill/HJR0101 – This bill is
currently in the House Subcommittee for Civil Practice & Procedure. It
was to have been considered this past week, but due to time
constraints has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 5. Please take a few
minutes to let committee members know how you feel about this bill;
you can find a list of members here (http://tr.im/kjYg).

That’s all! Hope everybody has a great weekend!

Best,
Jeremy

——-
Jeremy Clifton
Chair, Hamilton County Libertarian Party

Ron Paul-Sponsor of HR 1207-Audit The Federal Reserve

April 23, 2009

Message from George at http://restoretherepublic.net and Republic Magazine:

If you missed yesterday’s webinar with Joe Plummer, I recorded
it so you can listen to the recording here:
http://auditthefed.com/webinar-dishonest-money.html

Here are the detail for today’s call with G. Edward Griffin!

When: Thursday 4/23
Time: 12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST
Who: Author G. Edward Griffin
Topic: Ending the Federal Reserve and replacing it with?
Call in numbers and web stream:
http://auditthefed.com/webinar-ed-griffin.html

And… CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL FRIDAY!

When: Friday 4/24
Time: 12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST
Who: Congressman Ron Paul
Topic: Auditing the Fed and HR 1207
Call in numbers and web stream:
http://auditthefed.com/webinar-ron-paul.html

If you haven’t plugged into your End the Fed Group you need to
visit the your End the Fed organizing location at:
http://restoretherepublic.net/end-the-fed

Just in case you don’t make it, I’ll record them for you. But
you can only ask questions in the live Webinar.

See you today at 3pm Eastern!

George
Republic Magazine

P.S. You can still get the “Leaked” chapter of Joe’s book
“Dishonest Money” through the weekend. Make sure you get it
before it’s gone.
http://auditthefed.com/webinar-dishonest-money.html

Greg’s Newsletter, Keeping the American Middle Class Informed-April 26, 2009

April 23, 2009

(Poster’s Note: To read some of Greg’s previous newsletters, go to the side bar and click on “Greg’s Newsletter, Keeping the American Middle Class Informed-Archive”)

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April 26, 2009

Cartoon from 1934 Chicago Tribune

Does look familiar? Take a close look at what that character is writing on that board. This was sent to me by one of my subscribers, thanks Kelleigh.

This whole economic disaster was caused by a few criminal capitalists, not the capitalistic system or I would rather call it, the free enterprise system. The problem with the few that caused it was and still is in charge of the very basics of our economic system, the banking and the financial industries. It just shows how horrible things get when the economically powerful have full access to our political leaders through the lobbying system and behind closed door influence.

With the level of economic disaster the world is experiencing, where are the hearings and investigations on whom and how this came into fruition? We see hearings on the end result of them with financial and corporate leaders but not a one oh how this ball started rolling. This is a good example the level of influence these economically powerful people have in our government. We no longer have a government for the people and by the people, it is a government for the highest bidder.

I am attempting to prove a hypothesis of mine and that is, there is a basic economic power center that is influencing many areas that control many aspects of the world dealings. I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory but I believe there is a direct connection between the financial world and this socialistic movement that is taking over the industrialized nations of the world. Here is one good example:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IMF_TO_THE_RESCUE_ANALYSIS?SITE=KTVB&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

I believe through my years of research, this economic power center are and have been the basic influence in the financial issues, the environmental issues, and the socialistic movement that is taking over this world. It has been in progress for years and we are now seeing the result of it in all aspects of the world dealings. If you want to see the background on why I believe this, ask me for my essay I wrote in 2005 and it will give you the reasons why I believe this happening.

Republican for Congress, 3rd District of Tennessee 2010,

Greg Goodwin

4/26/09

Agenda 21 Is Not Constitutionally-Friendly, It’s Anti-American-April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009

Sustainable Development sounds good, warm & fuzzy on the surface. But the Devil is in the details.

www.freedomadvocates.org/