The Texas results are in and many of the freedom movement's hopes may be a bit diminished by them today. But I am not disheartened. At each test, the movement continues to grow and it's obvious we (those who strive for liberty) and our ideas are becoming more mainstream... they have to... they see it coming! With the mainstream's involvement however, more and more of the movement is splintered into various groups... around various ideas and paths to a promised end but I would suggest as long as one ideal remains constant we will eventually succeed.
The fact is a lie can only last as long as it goes unchallenged. And the lies that have been told for many years are becoming more and more obvious. To a certain extent, I don't blame those who took advantage, they were just weak to the lucrative offers that lying offered. It pays to be dishonest! That was the system we allowed to be created and perpetuated to this day.
It took some time to forget the wisdom of the founding fathers when it came to our monetary system. Luckily the knowledge we lost is out there to be reclaimed.
"All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation." John Adams
"Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice." George Washington
"Madison, agreeing with the journal of the convention, records that the grant of power to emit bills of credit was refused by a majority of more than four to one. The evidence is perfect; no power to emit paper money was granted to the legislature of the United States." George Bancroft, A Plea for the Constitution (1886)
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling their money and it's issuance." ~ James Madison
"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce." James Garfield
“I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” Thomas Jefferson
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations which grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." Thomas Jefferson
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes its laws." Mayer Rothschild 1790
Today, as a individual, although ability, determination, intelligence and all the other redeeming qualities are nice. They are all trumped by one thing... the ability to get credit. And this is the source of much of the distress that those who don't see the underlying basis for the system feel. Elections will be corrupted, laws will protect injustice, and people will be ground up in their ignorance of one thing. How the monetary system works.
I think my theme is clear. The central issue is who controls the money. And as long as the Federal Reserve exists we can argue til the cows come home about anything and everything else... abortion, gay marriage, violence on TV, foreign policy, etc... it all is irrelevant to the fact that if you give one body the ability to print an endless supply of money... eventually any price can be paid to get what they want.
It's really that simple. End the Fed!