Again, how can we be fighting for our freedoms if we are losing them here at home? The small town of Perkins, Oklahoma is feeling the influence of the Federal Reserve (if there were any) and not in a good way.
As most of you may know, the Federal Reserve is a semi-private bank with leaders that are appointed by the government, but march to the beat of their own drum. There is no accountability with the Fed and this is another example.
Watch the following video.
What right does the Federal Reserve have in telling Americans they cannot practice their First Amendment rights?
What’s that old warning to those that would like to see change…Don’t rock the boat? Well, Campaign for Liberty is certainly rocking that boat. Real change won’t come until government is redressed. Real change won’t come until our interventionist antagonist foreign policy is scaled down to anorexic (it is the worst form of coercion). Real change won’t come until the Federal Reserve is forced to walk a tight rope and Congress gets the balls to investigate them. Real change won’t come until our ballooning debts and deficits are brought under control.
The feds and the elite establishment are scared.
In 2008 people were asking if there were too many presidential canidates. Some even wondered if the FEC should limit the amount of presidential contenders. By limiting the main presidential debates to Republican and Democrat, the FEC has insured that the status quoe will stay the same.
Just for clarification, I donated $10.
Dear Liberty Activist,
The FEC has launched a pair of investigations on Campaign for Liberty. Both are meritless, but could seriously disrupt our growing program. Please read Campaign for Liberty President John Tate’s letter below and stand with us. This is exactly the type of government action to quell liberty that I have spent my life opposing.
Congressman Ron Paul
Dear Friend of Liberty,
The best way to know you are succeeding in changing Washington is when you get attacked by the FEC.
And attack us they have!
I’m writing you this letter today not to scare you or to cry wolf. I’m writing to let you know that our success has its price, and that price right now is the wrath of the Obama Administration and its attack dogs at the Federal Election Commission.
I urge you to read this message and then sign the Declaration of Support (in which I ask for your advice on a critical legal and moral question), as we are forced into battle with federal agencies and courts.
You see, this isn’t theoretical. They’ve already come after us in multiple cases, alleging that Campaign for Liberty has acted illegally merely by putting the candidates on the record and reporting their positions.
My attorneys tell me we are under a gag rule and cannot go in to too many details or even tell you with what we have been charged and where the charges originated.
But I can say there have been at least two complaints filed in two different states against our issue discussion activities.
They claim we are in violation of various FEC rules and laws.
Their allegations are completely false. And we must fight back now, or they will win and be able to silence our movement.
You see, the Washington, D.C. establishment doesn’t like to be challenged. They hate it when we fight back.
They are absolutely BESIDE themselves when we are winning.
In less than 2 years, your Campaign for Liberty has become a major force on the American political landscape.
I can give you a list of our accomplishments, talk about our growth (we are approaching half a million members), and show you press coverage from across the nation on our efforts.
But nothing shows our success more than how our enemies react when challenged.
When that happens, they do what they do best: use the power of the federal government to attack us.
They want to do one of two things: shut us up, or shut us down.
This battle is over a very fundamental idea – that Campaign for Liberty and our members should have a voice in lobbying their legislators and exposing the radical views of candidates for office.
Exposing what they’re up to – that’s what the powers that be can’t stand. That’s because they don’t want Americans to know:
** Congress is spending at a record pace and has now left us over 13 TRILLION dollars in debt, with no end in sight.
** The out of control FED has not accounted for nearly 2 trillion dollars and has doubled our monetary base, risking our entire economy.
** The federal government has imposed a mandate that every American either purchase a health care product the Feds approve of, costing tens of thousands of dollars, or risk fines and jail time.
** The federal government has attempted to take away your 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights, all in the past year, with more certainly to come.
We’re exposing them – and holding them accountable as they come back home to seek reelection.
Of course, this may not sound like the end of the world. But just think: the FEC has an ARMY of lawyers and a budget of nearly $70 MILLION dollars.
That’s a lot of lawyers.
And add to it the fact that this group of people is adamantly against free speech under the First Amendment, and well, you have a recipe for trouble.
Subpeonas. Depositions. Fishing expeditions that cover tens of thousands of documents.
Legal fees just to defend our right to free speech.
Thousands of hours of staff time to comply with their demands.
You can see where this is going.
If FEC radicals succeed, I will not even be allowed to tell you and your neighbors how candidates for the House and Senate (or for President in the future) have voted on Liberty issues, so you can put the heat on them when they are most likely to listen.
Let me explain that a bit more.
For the first time ever, there is a nationwide group that is dedicated to holding politicians accountable for their votes on Liberty issues.
It’s Campaign for Liberty, and our over 450,000 members are doing battle across the country to hold the politicians’ feet to the fire.
Whether it is getting more than 300 sponsors for Audit the Fed, or lobbying to stop Cap and Tax and Real ID schemes, Campaign for Liberty is making a difference.
And we’re prepared to make an even bigger difference this fall, as the time comes to inform the people where their candidates stand.
So the statists in Washington are out to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Their main weapon is the Federal Election Commission.
The FEC has always been against free speech and a tool of the powerful elite in Washington, who desperately seek to hang on to power.
But as bad as the FEC has been since its inception, with the Obama Administration in power, you and I face even more aggressive assaults on our free speech.
My attorneys have warned me that the puppets at the Federal Election Commission are ordering me to stop mobilizing hundreds of thousands of Americans against power grabs in Congress.
In doing so, they are trying to cripple our ability to stop dangerous legislation in Congress. If we continue to oppose these Liberty-stealing bills as we have in the past, I face the danger of multimillion-dollar fines and even a jail term!
In fact, I may even be questioned in court for writing this letter tonight.
I must make a decision soon. Should I allow the Federal Election Commission to tie my hands during this crucial election year?
Or should I defy their gag-rule regulations . . . and face prosecution from the out of control federal authorities for exercising our right to political speech?
If you and other members want me to proceed with our efforts to inform the public of the positions of your candidates on Liberty issues, and to oppose legislation in the Congress (and I hope you do), I will also need your financial help.
The fact is the enemies of Liberty are preparing for a political attack far more serious than their election power grab of 2008, in which they put in power some of the biggest enemies of freedom and promoters of Big Government in a generation.
Our program to stop more statist takeovers in Congress is simple. By mobilizing our grassroots army, we can put a lot of heat on individual Congressmen and Senators.
The FEC insists we can’t do that during election years.
They say by telling you where your Congressman and Senators stand, I may influence your vote. The FEC election regulators contend that’s illegal electioneering.
Basically, government bureaucrats and their out of control regulations insist I dismantle our lobbying operation during election years — precisely at the time it would have its greatest impact.
Top legal experts tell me that this harassment by the FEC and any attempts to shut down our program violate several decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and are flatly unconstitutional.
But they also warn me that if I challenge the FEC ruling, I may face a huge, tax-funded lawsuit which could stretch on for decades and cost us as much as a million dollars.
In addition to potential million-dollar fines and legal penalties, I also face an enormous funding challenge.
Our program to fight back in Congress will require at least $3.2 million.
So there are a lot of decisions to make, and I wanted to be sure I have your support as we move forward.
If I am to proceed with this effort (which I am hoping you will allow), I will need more than just your authorization. I will need your financial support as well.
Every dollar, every quarter, every dime will be used to defeat dangerous Liberty-stealing schemes in Congress and in all 50 states.
Waylon, please respond soon.
This is one of the most far-reaching questions I have ever had to pose to you. The future of Campaign for Liberty is at stake.
If our people are heard, I am sure Liberty will once again thrive in our country. And we are making great strides in even just the past year.
So please, act today. If you believe our voices should be heard, and that the federal government CANNOT be allowed to silence them, it’s vital you answer today.
Thank you for all you do for Liberty.
Just like in 2008, the establishment and statists are desperate to shut us up or shut us down. They don’t want to have their records exposed.
Here is an article that needs little explination.
July 5, 2010
This weekend we celebrated America’s Independence Day. But are we really a free nation? The truth is that it is really hard to argue that we are “free” when our currency system and our economy are run by an unelected privately-owned central bank.
You see, the truth is that the U.S. government does not “print money” whenever it wants. Under the current system, in order to get more U.S. currency, the U.S. government has to borrow it. The Federal Reserve creates the new currency out of thin air and then either keeps the “U.S. Treasury bonds” they get in return from the U.S. government or they sell them off to others. But what kind of sense does that make? Why does a “free government” have to go into debt to print its own currency? It is the U.S. government that should be printing U.S. currency – not a privately-owned bank called the Federal Reserve.
The truth is that the Federal Reserve is about as “federal” as Federal Express is. And no unelected private central bank should be “running” our economy. Actually the free market should be running our economy, but if anyone is going to run it, it should at least be the government that we have elected. But instead we have a group of unelected bureaucrats making our interest rate decisions, determining our money supply levels and deciding which of their friends get big bailouts. That isn’t the American Dream! What kind of “democracy” and ”freedom” is that? The sad truth is that as long as we allow an unelected privately-owned central bank to run our economy we will not be truly free.
The reality is that the Federal Reserve desperately needs to be audited. The Federal Reserve has never undergone a true comprehensive audit since it was created back in 1913. The truth is that we have very little idea of what is really going on inside that institution.
And yet they control our currency and our economy.
U.S. Representative Ron Paul had introduced a bill that would have mandated a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve, but it has now officially been defeated.
Ron Paul’s proposal to audit the Federal Reserve, which had previously been co-sponsored by 320 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, failed by a vote of 229-198.
Every single Republican in the House voted in favor of the measure, and even 23 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans, but it was not enough.
You see, the Federal Reserve convinced 122 Democrats who were originally co-sponsors of Ron Paul’s proposal to jump ship and vote against the measure.
It was truly a sad day for America.
Ron Paul has released a video expressing his disappointment over the defeat of the “audit the Fed” provision…
Every politician has an ego. Why else would they tell us that their way is the best? They scratch and claw at one another during the primary debates, then when the winner is declared, they pile in their support in the hopes of a Cabinet post. President Obama is possibly the most egotistical president since LBJ. This is a man who does not like the answer “no”.
When healthcare reform didn’t pass the usual rigors of the Congress, Democrats used an un-Constitutional pathway called reconciliation to pass the economically disastrous bill. GOP leaders who criticize Obama’s humongous spending rates are vilified as “being against the American people.”
The President’s initiative to sign Executive Order’s as if they are law, is not only un-Constitutional, but economically disastrous. His piece of legislation laying the blame on the financial sector and not the Federal Reserve, thusly, giving the Fed more regulatory power, is nothing more than our capitalist system being overthrown by a small and very powerful sect of secret men.
Since its start, the Federal Reserve has overseen at least twelve recessions. They have the power to influence or destroy our economy. The President’s administration is in bed with such corrupt bankers. So with a clear mind and a free thinking process, one could see why he wants to give more power to the Federal Reserve.
With an injunction placed by a federal judge against the Obama administration (they have since said that they will issue a new order), a commission panel created by the President alone (made up of environmentalists), a sinking approval rating, a faltering conflict in Afghanistan; November could pose dangerous to Obama and the Democrats.
This speech comes in February 2009 in the midst of the bailouts. Ron Paul calls the Fed “a tool of socialists” and is responsible for recessions and depressions, feeds the fires of war, and is immoral. I am not going to comment a lot on this today because Ron Paul does such a great job of characterizing the Federal Reserve, but consider this: Everyday the Fed shreds millions of USD’s, proving that the money is valueless.
The Federal Reserve embodies the worst form of corruption and coercion. It is the largest counterfeiting operation ever.