Friday, February 18, 2005
We are still a wealthy nation, and our currency is still trusted by the world, yet we are vulnerable to some harsh realities about our true wealth and the burden of our future commitments. Overwhelming debt and the precarious nature of the dollar should serve to restrain our determined leaders, yet they show little concern for deficits. Rest assured, though, the limitations of our endless foreign adventurism and spending will become apparent to everyone at some point in time.
16. What if democracy is deeply flawed, and instead we should be talking about liberty, property rights, free markets, the rule of law, localized government, weak centralized government, and self-determination promoted through persuasion, not force?
22. What if the principle of pre-emptive war is adopted by Russia, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and others, “justified” by current U.S. policy?
26. What if our policy of democratization of the Middle East fails, and ends up fueling a Russian-Chinese alliance that we regret-- an alliance not achieved even at the height of the Cold War?
29. What if we discover the army is too small to continue policies of pre-emption and nation-building? What if a military draft is the only way to mobilize enough troops?
34. What if we discover, too late, that we can’t afford this war-- and that our policies have led to a dollar collapse, rampant inflation, high interest rates, and a severe economic downturn?
Policing the world, spreading democracy by force, nation building, and frequent bombing of countries that pose no threat to us-- while leaving the homeland and our borders unprotected-- result from a foreign policy that is contradictory and not in our self interest.
What if We The People don't wake up until we're on our way down the drain?
I have yet to receive a response to my letter to Utah's purported Governor, Jon Huntsman Jr., inviting him to help restore constitutional government. It's high tide as the water reaches near the top of the bowl. You can almost see the drain as the whirlpool begins to spiral downwards towards the bottom.
In that letter, I enclosed a key. It was a one ounce silver coin I had received in payment of debt for my labor. (The first time the the whole of my working life that I have been paid) Minted by the Constitution mint in Provo, Utah, it had the U.S.S. Constitution engraved on the front. On the back is the engraving of Article I Section 10...
“No State shall make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts...”
It’s difficult to imagine how someone can be so successful in business without an understanding the value of a Dollar. (nudge nudge, wink wink)
"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, letter to Thomas Jefferson
Come on Jon. "Buck Up!" If we don't get this job done, our republic goes down the drain!
The world is watching. Are we going to export democracy, which always falls to gimme socialism; or are we going to promote the freedom of a constitutional republic?
The task and responsibility to make conscious life happily creative and forever imperishable falls upon the conscious individual to harness his or her nature in a Constitutional Republic governed by natural law that protect individual life and property rights. [Blog Genesis]
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