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The Federal Reserve is an unconstitutional government-created monopoly. Bankers and politicians can act recklessly, while the rest of the population suffers the consequences and pays the price. Without the Fed, would U.S. Governors have been forced to act more rationally? Without the Fed, perhaps locking down the states would have been unthinkable. But now the unprecedented damage has been done, and bailouts from The Fed are proceeding. The American public has (and will continue) to pay the gut-wrenching price as long as The Fed exists. It enables the endless wars. It enables the bankrupt welfare state, and The Fed has enabled Coronavirus tyranny.
Hundreds of doctors have sent a letter to President Trump warning that the nationwide lockdown is killing thousands of Americans. It may end up more deadly even than the coronavirus it is intended to defeat. Doctors understand that you don't kill the patient to save the patient. Also, homeschool moms in Lake Jackson, TX, defy officials and take their kids to the park. City workers call the cops - but in a twist, the moms know their Constitution and end up schooling both the cops and city officials.
By Chris Rossini
As the heroic Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises once pointed out "Government is essentially the negation of Liberty." America's Founders understood this and tried to "chain down" government with a Constitution. There is little doubt that they anticipated government would eventually break loose of those chains.
Well, the chains of the U.S. Constitution were broken, and a good official year to peg it is probably 1913. That was the fateful year when the Federal Reserve and income tax were created. With those two oppressive acts, the U.S. government was ready to abolish liberty rapidly. Its disastrous entry into World War I just a few years later got the ball rolling.
Ever since 1913, freedoms in the "land of the free" have been under relentless and persistent attack. New generations are born into lives with less and less liberty, with no idea what it must have been like having a federal government that was a non-issue in everyday life. Instead, every generation lives life with government interference in every single issue.
Liberty is often taken away under abstract slogans and simple phrases that the everyday person can easily repeat.
By far, the most popular phrase used to take away Liberty have been the words "National Security." Those words have been repeated so often over the last 100 years that politicians probably think they are magical. It's astounding how much freedom has been laid to rest simply by politicians attributing it to "National Security."
Another set of words that are often repeated are "Freedom and Democracy." These two words, which mean the opposite of one another, have been twisted into meaning the same thing! You cannot have freedom AND democracy. It is either freedom OR democracy.
John Adams wrote: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
With modern-day Americans split into two warring camps that cannot stand even the site of each other, the quote by Adams shows why democracy always exhausts itself.
Freedom never exhausts itself......Democracy always does.
The next catchphrase that has been used, but that has so far failed is "Climate Change." This fear has had so much propaganda poured into it, yet fortunately, the people never bought it. This shows that while propaganda often works, it doesn't work every time.
But while "Climate Change" flopped, the next set of words did not.
People should get used to hearing the abstraction that goes by the name of "Public Health." These two words will be repeated over and over, and the target (as always), is freedom and liberty. Americans have been scared beyond belief by extraordinary lies about a virus. Now that the fear has been propagated long enough, and has become almost habitual, government is going to want to get its pound of flesh out of it.
Ironically, what the "Climate Change" crowd was always after has been produced by the virus propaganda -- constant fear and government control.
While the "Climate Change" crowd wanted a technological gulag in the name of "carbon emissions," we instead see a technological gulag being attempted in the name of a virus. In other words, the technological gulag seems to always have been the destination. It just needed a different road to get there.
At some point the American people will have to say that enough is enough. The nature of power is to never quit and to never stop taking liberty. The walls will continue to close in until Americans place a high value on their liberty once again.
There is no reason to close our eyes and imagine that it isn't happening. It's best to see clearly those that want your liberty and to face them head-on.
Americans are used to tyrannical actions happening "out there, somewhere" and never here. Well, what else do politicians have to do to convince that this is a mistaken view? Power is power. It negates liberty "out there" and here.
There are many reasons to be optimistic. First, this pandemic power-grab has produced a lot of discontent. Americans got a real taste of how insignificant their livelihoods and dreams are to people in power. To crush almost 40 million jobs in a matter of months is no small thing. Trying to "blame Capitalism" for this is not going to fly.
America also has a mental undercurrent of being a land of liberty. While many Americans have been softened up over the last several decades, this is the land of the rugged and rebellious individual. That which is seen in the mainstream is not that which exists in the heart of this country.
Finally, and probably most important, the U.S. federal government and state governments are in horrendous shape financially. They are literally placing all of their chips on The Federal Reserve counterfeiting trillions of dollars at a time.
This is a losing strategy.
Once Americans see the economic disaster that this counterfeiting produces, which will include rapidly rising prices for everything that is important, the Fed will have a big problem on its hands. Couple that with the fact that governments are out of money, despite all the promises that they've made, and faith in their omnipotence will be shattered.
Liberty is not complex. It's live and let live. You don't harm me or my property and I don't harm you or your property. And most importantly, politicians cannot harm anyone's person or property either.
Government is the negation of Liberty. It is a problem multiplier and not a problem solver.
If we want to live harmoniously, Liberty is non-negotiable.
The media elites and their cheering section in the medical community are apoplectic over President Trump's announcement that he is taking a common anti-malaria drug as a protection against Covid-19. While many doctors have experienced successes in trials with the drug, including guest Dr. Armstrong, President Trump is being raked over the coals for his decision. Are politics taking precedent over "the science" when it comes to this (and other aspects of the "pandemic")?
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By Ron Paul
On April 21st the Washington Post savaged Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s decision to begin opening his state after locking down for weeks. “Georgia leads the race to become America’s No. 1 Death Destination,” sneered the headline.
The author, liberal pundit Dana Milbank, actually found the possibility of Georgians dying to be hilarious, suggesting that, “as a promotion, Georgia could offer ventilators to the first 100 hotel guests to register.”
Milbank, who is obviously still getting paid while millions are out of work, sees his job as pushing the mainstream narrative that we must remain in fear and never question what “experts” like Dr. Fauci tell us.
Well it’s been three weeks since Milbank’s attack on Georgia and its governor, predicting widespread death which he found humorous. His predictions are about as worthless as his character. Not only has Georgia not seen “coronavirus…burn through Georgia like nothing has since William Tecumseh Sherman,” as Milbank laughed, but Covid cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have seen a steep decline since the governor began opening the state.
Maybe getting out in the fresh air and sunshine should not have been prohibited in the first place!
In fact, as we now have much more data, it is becoming increasingly clear that the US states and the countries that locked down the tightest also suffered the highest death rates. Ultra locked-down Italy suffered 495 Covid deaths per million while relatively non-locked down South Korea suffered only five deaths per million. The same is true in the US, where non lockdown states like South Dakota were relatively untouched by the virus while authoritarian-led Michigan, New York, and California have been hardest hit.
In those hardest hit states, we are now seeing that most of the deaths occurred in senior care facilities – after the governors ordered patients sick with Covid to leave the hospitals and return to their facilities. There, they infected their fellow residents who were most likely to have the multiple co-morbidities and advanced age that turned the virus into a death sentence. Will these governors be made to answer for this callous disregard for life?
Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar admitted the obvious: "We are seeing that in places that are opening, we're not seeing this spike in cases." So why not open everything? Because these petty tyrants cannot stand the idea of losing the ability to push people around.
Shutting down the entire United States over a virus that looks to be less deadly than an average flu virus – particularly among those under 80 who are not already sick – has resulted in mass unemployment and economic destruction. More Americans may die from the wrong-headed efforts to fight the virus than from the virus itself.
Americans should pause and reflect on the lies they are being sold. Masks are just a form of psychological manipulation. Many reputable physicians and scientists have said they are worthless and potentially harmful. Lockdowns are meant to condition people to obey without question. A nation of people who just do what they are told by the “experts” without question is a nation ripe for a descent into total tyranny. This is no empty warning – it’s backed up by history. Time to stand up to all the petty tyrants from our hometowns to Washington DC. It is time to reclaim our freedom.
Thanks to trillions in "bailout money" passed by Congress, thousands of "contact tracers" will soon descend on the country demanding to test people for the coronavirus, to track down those they've been in contact with, and potentially to impose involuntary quarantine. Are we OK with the government tracking our every movement under the guise of fighting a virus that appears to have nearly run its course in the US? Also - Oregon fights back against dictatorial governor and several US states revise massively inflated Covid death numbers.
With the ominous warnings of a meat shortage as the coronavirus scare destroys supply lines, US Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) has a great idea of how we can insure the safety and availability of food sources. Massie also pulls back the screen to reveal how Washington's endless covid bailout bills are working well for the well-connected instead of those really suffering. Don't miss this very special episode!
The biggest bubble ever created, was created by the counterfeiting of The Federal Reserve. As with all financial bubbles, it was destined to burst and inflict the biggest economic bust in history. Did the lying and overreaction of Coronavirus cover-up The Fed's economic destruction and guilt?
Wisconsin's supreme court has ruled that the governor's ordered lockdown of the state is unconstitutional. Bars and restaurants threw their doors open to willing customers and the celebration was like the end of prohibition. The lockdown crowd warns of "chaos" if people are allowed to go about their business of their own free will. Also today: tyrannical Michigan governor strips 77 year old barber of his license and Liberty University resists lockdown with voluntary on-campus offerings.