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I haven’t written anything on this blog for a very long time. I plan on writing regularly. Stay tuned.

Change!

Change You Can Believe In!

Nearly one year later and what real change?  The Patriot Act isn’t opposed by Obama.  The Employee Free Choice Act it dead.  We are still spending tons of money on futile “wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The banks are robbing the people blind.  The insurance companies are taking most of what the banks don’t get.  Real assets are being transferred to the banks at an alarming rate. I could write many many more examples.

What change? I want to know what “change you can believe in” is there?

The basic philosophical reason the American colonies fought for liberation from England centered on the concept of representation. The colonists were opposed to the idea of Parliament “representing” their interests when parliament had become a, “deliberative assembly one nation, with one interest, that of the whole, where, not local prejudices ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason as a whole.  Instructions, therefore from particular constituents to their own Members are or can be only of information, advice, and recommendation . . . but not absolutely binding upon votes and actings and conscience in Parliament” (Bailyn).

Prior to this period, the members of parliament acted as “attorneys” in the interest of their constituents.  The idea of Members of Parliament acting for the good of the whole in opposition to the wishes of their particular constituents who elected them and who they represented was refuted throughout the colonies.  This idea of “virtual” representation was (and is in my opinion) “too ridiculous to be regarded” as colonist James Otis wrote.

Given this, I find it absolutely un-American that our Congress continues to ignore the wishes of the people in the interest of “the country.

What can I say?  We have just survived the worst presidency in history, filled with blatant corruption, tyranny, and disregard for any and all laws both human and natural.  The economic situation is getting worse every day.  The front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune headline stated, “

Monday jobs massacre: 55,000 lost

”.  My hometown has a population of around 8,000 people and it’s a relatively large town in it’s neck of the woods.  I think of everyone in my home town and all towns within a 50 mile radius losing their jobs in ONE DAY and I nearly cry.

This is tragic on so many levels.

The loss of jobs causes a loss of income causing a loss of purchasing power causing a loss of demand for goods and service causing a surplus causing less production and distribution causing a loss of jobs and on and on and on and on.

It’s the deflationary cycle.  The decreased demand causes prices to fall and more of the above.

What can be done to stop it?

Well, as far as I can figure, it comes down to money.  Now I’m not talking about money in the sense that you’re probably thinking about money.  I’m talking about a whole paradigm shift regarding money.

If you read my earlier posts, you have an idea of how money is created in our economy through the banking system.  Now I want to share a piece of the Constitution of these United States of America.  Article I Section 8 gives Congress the power,  “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”.

Hmmm.  It seems that the fact that we borrow our money from the Federal Reserve and have given the Federal Reserve the power to regulate the value of our money through supply and demand controls such as interest rates and “infusions into the money markets”, is counter to the law of the land.  What if the United States Treasury nationalized the Federal Reserve as a regulatory agency and monetary clearing house, and started printing it’s own money as the Constitution states?  What if the United States Government (also known a s We the People), then printed the 1.6 trillion dollars needed to repair our infrastructure and proceeded to execute a plan to do so?  What if we provided universal single payer health care the same way?  What about free post secondary education?

What about the right of the people?