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The Man We Need: Sins of the Father pt2

“I do want to share a few final words from one of my own mentors, a speech he once offered.

“He said, ‘we’re in the age of transition away from Keynesianism, because Keynesianism is a modified version of central economic planning and people thought we could have this modification, reject the total free market and reject total socialism, but total control through regulations and central banking is just as harmful and will bring the economy down. And that is what is happening to us today. It took a long time. We’ve lost 98% of the value of our currency since 1913 because of the Federal Reserve System. The major crisis that we need to talk about back in the 70’s coming from the loss of the last link of our dollar to gold that would lead to the economic crisis we have today. And in the last four years, believe me, people are waking up. That is why we’re getting attention on the Federal Reserve. We’re in the transition: Keynesianism doesn’t work. Socialism and Communism didn’t work. The great Austrian economist Mises predicted as early as 1912 that socialism would fail because it alters the important factor that you don’t have a pricing structure. Under Keynesianism, under the system, we have an economic pricing structure for interest rates. So that disrupts the economy. And it encourages the debt. We have a debt crisis. Not only in the United States, not just in our individual states, but worldwide. Greece is just a bare opening up of what is going to happen in many, many countries. And we’re not much better off. We’re just in better shape because the people still trust our dollar. But the transition is occurring. Something will have to replace it. That is our job as conservatives and Constitutionalists and free-market people and people who believe in property rights. We better have an alternative, because those who want to use force and power are up there, they’re in Washington and they’re anxious to go to this.

“’This is why the grassroots’ effort and making sure you send only individuals who honestly believe in something and understand the marketplace, because there will be a change and we will not be able to maintain the status quo. This debt cannot be maintained. I am convinced in economic terms that our country has been slipping for more than ten years economically: no true jobs, jobs going overseas, explosion of debt, devaluation of the currency. And with all jobs going overseas with an explosion of debt which cannot be maintained. So that time is coming; we don’t know when it will come, but I do know we have our work cut out for us. But the answers are there and that’s the great thing about it! And it’s a great answer! It’s a freedom answer! It’s sound money, it’s honest money, property rights and it’s individual liberty.’

“Do you see? Can you see? The foundation of our entire society has seen various forms of government come and go, but it was not upon government that our prosperity has been realized, but by the intelligent hard work of individuals doing what they love best, and being most free both to pursue it and reap benefit from its doing.

“Banks have raped our nation of its prosperity by watering down our money supply, saying its to stabilize us, but wouldn’t we be most stable if our savings were worth as much or more than they were when we put them in the banks? Wouldn’t that create stability? Wouldn’t that encourage us to save more for our own futures instead of depending on a government run by the banks, themselves? Run by the very people watering down your money supply? Can you see how we’re owned by those who want us in debt?

“We’re not better than plantation owners after the War Between the States, who re-enslaved Americans by debt instead of merely by chains. Do you know your history? Can you see us now?

“And so, because I cannot change US code unilaterally, I’m calling upon all the newly appointed and elected members of congress and the senate to raise your pens and cut from our hearts the poison of private banking’s control of our nation and its money supply. End this enslavement and the monopoly of our currency and economy by the Federal Reserve system. End the control of such men over the average citizen. It is time our economy was free, once more, to do what it does best — help the ambitious individual realize his or her own full potential.

“For those of you who fear the change, let me assure you that an economy has seasons — just like nature — and there will be times of plenty and times of scarcity, but when we leave it be, they are gentle rises and falls, and have great purpose in the grand scheme of healthy economies. This crashes and depressions people speak of have come in such great severity only as the bankers have worked to cause them. The more they can make it appear that a lack of control will create chaos, the more they can whisper silken words into the ears of citizens that bankers need more control.

“We have given them that control, and look where it has gotten us in past presidents … cronyism, bailouts, fraud, laundering … The list goes on.

Jefferson_ETF“I gutted congress and senate to destroy the entrenchment of interests. Now, are you willing to do what’s necessary? You who have had much less time to fall to the bribery and lobbyism of your predecessors. You who have a chance to save your country from its darkest secret since its founding more than three hundred years ago?

“This is my request to you. The bankers who rule cannot be trusted. It’s time we took that power back for the people — and only for the people. This isn’t about rebuilding our government. It’s about our people rebuilding our country in their own image, just as we did in 1788 when we ratified our U.S. Constitution.

“I’m citizen Barry Potter, and this is the last new thing I will ask of this government. End the bankers’ rule. End your own. Put the citizen back on the throne of his own destiny, his own culture, his own life. It’s not ours to dictate. It’s not our place to tell a man he’s too fat or too skinny, too sexual or too chaste, or that words are too vulgar or too religious. We are not the arbiter of man or his decisions. We are only here to protect his liberties from violations of others. We are not here to protect his feelings or sensitivities, but ensure that he is as free to fight back against a divergent culture by his own sense of persuasion as others’ culture is to him, and that none may use the coercion of government-backed morality in an attempt to homogenize all others to a singular form of living.

“We are a free people! So let the people be free! That is what truly makes us American! Not white picket fences and not policing the world! Freedom! That’s what makes us great! That’s what makes us so wonderful! Not that we tell others how to live their lives, but that we remain ever free to live our own however we wish!

“So be free. Let no senator or congressman or governor tell you you can’t. Let no banker manipulate the economy into believing more of their control is needed. Let no power threaten your freedom, and know that freedom, alone, is the single most powerful force in lifting the poor from his poverty and letting each man and woman seek destiny as they see fit.

“Thank you for watching.”

Barry watched the camera until the red light go out.

“And we’re clear, Mr. President.”

Charlie raised his hand. “Thanks Bill!”

The room sat full of those who had become his biggest supporters. Suzanne stood nearby, along with the joint chiefs, FBI director, and a number of other prefects.

“How’s Christine?” Charlie leaned over toward Suzanne.

“They’re checking in constantly, sir,” Suzanne said.

Charlie nodded. Coming on the heels of the beginning of a major congressional gutting currently in progress by much of the country, including arrests, recalls, massive damage control campaigns and some of the biggest upheaval in U.S. political history, Charlie wanted to nail the coffin with a sledgehammer.

Charlie started coughing and one of his agents walked over and handed him a fresh bottle of water.

needle-300x225“Thanks, John,” Charlie nodded, twisting off the crackling cap and taking a big gulp. “Reading takes it out of you.” As he recapped the battle, he felt his palm get wet. He paused and raised his hand, eyeing a tiny hole in the top of the plastic cap.

He froze. His eyes darted to the camera. “Bill.”


“Turn it back on.”


“Record me, now.”

“Yessir!” Bill snapped into action as Charlie began to feel his heart start beating faster.

The room froze, watching him with interest. Suzy’s eyes widened, watching Charlie’s face grow white.

“Quickly, Bill!” Charlie snapped.

Bill panicked and yelled across the room for the other technician to throw him a fresh card. The tech scrambled in the bag and tossed it to Bill, who loaded it and frowned at the camera.

Charlie’s heart began to flutter inside his chest, growing erratic. He gripped the table, his agents growing alarmed.

“Bill!” Charlie growled.

“Almost there, sir! Just five seconds!”

Charlie set the bottle next to him and put his finger on it, eyeing the room. “Stop John.”

Many twisted to find John gone, the team lead yelling for them to lock down the house and find him.

Charlie saw the red light come on as his heart suddenly seized in his chest and he forced himself to remain upright as he felt the blood drain from his head.

“I’m not a martyr. I don’t die for you. …” He pointed at the camera. “Allow no one to rule you, and live so that no one else need try. Just … control yourself. One- rule. One- hope.

“Rule thyself.”

Charlie’s eyes rolled back in his head and he slumped as the room erupted in shouting as his agents rushed for him, screaming for medical attention. The camera stayed on, watching the whole debacle.

The world would later see it broadcast on the news, around the world, and they listened, and asked: Why not a martyr?

But they watched and watched and talked and talked until finally one man raised his hand and explained it simply.

If I worry about the plank in my own eye first, then I can help the other man with his splinter, and if the man with the splinter pulls it out himself before I have to help, then neither of us need rule over other. And for those who do not believe we have a plank or a splinter, we become the few and quickly the blind as all others who have ruled themselves and their own passions are as equally prepared to keep us from attempting to rule theirs or anyone else.

Rule thyself, Charlie had said. A simple rule, one much more difficult to live than hoping to rule others so you don’t have to change. Changing yourself is the hard part, but more effective than changing others. Rule thyself, and allow no one else to rule you, and live so that no one else needs to rule you.

For Charlie, that’s all it took.

"I'm Not Focused on the Poor" for good reason.

I’m no fan of Mitt Romney. I don’t like him, actually. Not because he’s Mormon or what have you, I just prefer someone who doesn’t flop on his standpoints, doesn’t follow the party line and actually wants to free Americans, not merely help one group, such as the Republicans who worship the rich or the Democrats who worship the poor.

However, I have to give him credit, and not necessarily for the reasons he gives for his own statement that he’s not focused on the poor.

Before I begin, let me post two quotes he made.

The first quote: (para) he said he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have an “ample safety net.”

His rebuttal to people’s protests: “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich. They’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”

First, if your focus is on the poor, giving money from the government at a time the economy has little money is helping the poor when there’s no economy for them to be helped into. The idea is that we help the poor until they can get on their feet and take care of themselves, right? However, the economy is broken. If we find better ways to improve their safety net and actually give them the tools to get out of poverty, it’s like increasing pressure to get water out of a hose while there’s a cap on the end. You’re creating activity, but you’re not actually helping them out of it.

The economy doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, it’s just plain sick. Rampant inflation, high regulation, business-defeating measures in congress keep anyone, rich or poor, from healthy success in business. If we don’t address those issues first, such as ending the Federal Reserve’s dangerous experimentation in the economy and hold on our government, simplifying the tax system and ending tax loops, ending bureaucratic waste in federal and state governments, removing unneeded federal agencies. When you release the power within the economy from unhealthy interference, there are sellers, buyers and money for everyone.

Second, for all I disagree with Romney singling anyone out, he’s not far off track. The true lifeblood of American business IS the middle class — always has been. Our nation is 80% entrepreneurs, our economy built upon them. Without them, business stops. If you want to focus on a group, the middle class is better to focus upon than the others, because when the middle class succeeds, so does everyone else.

If your focus is not merely on helping the poor (because you can give money to the poor whether the economy is good or bad), but if you give them money and they have nowhere to aim for or improve to, you’ve served only to feed them for the day. And let me qualify that — any day you help someone through another day is GREAT, but this is about making your efforts of TEACHING them to fish worth a damn.

Thirdly, the government is a dangerous entity to ask to take care of people. Ask the Native Americans in the early 1800’s. Chinese in the late 1800’s. Japanese in the early 1900’s. Blacks in the mid 1900’s. Stop asking the entity which created our welfare state to fix our welfare state. The government didn’t create the poor, but it expanded the number of people who are poor and locks them into their poverty using the progressive tax system, which punishes low-earners from making more.

If we don’t simplify the entire system and reduce the government’s footprint, remove roadblocks to small businesses expanding, reduce the strain of taxation, and prevent the singling out of any group of people as classes, it won’t matter if we help the poor first. We’re not solving the long-term problem of a broken economy. We’ll end up giving the poor all the money the middle class needs to stay in business, effectively giving capital to people who can’t manage it from people who can, leaving only the rich as capable businessmen, and then where are we?

Help the poor? Absolutely. I personally believe people who have their own money will do the right thing and offer more to charity. I don’t believe a government is somehow more noble, especially when that same government starts wars and then leaves people to suffer for their interference (Vietnam), tests chemicals on their own people (CIA), assassinates people without trial, and no efforts to make it legal to circumvent our own bill of rights (NDAA). Let them help the poor? These careless bureaucrats?

Help the poor yourself. Find someone who needs your help and teach them to manage their money, offer them funds to improve their lifestyles and help them get out of their rut. But make no mistake, poverty is a culture, not a mere state of your budget. My own family has been on nothing, but it was temporary and we moved on and up, without a college degree.

The best way to help the poor is involve yourself in their lives, not asking a cold bureaucracy to do it for you.

Ultimately, you can’t save the economy by saving the poor. You can’t neglect them, but helping them doesn’t necessarily help everyone else. Focus on the economy so everyone benefits, THEN worry about freeing the poor to move up by their own merit.

This Infuriated Small Business Owner

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I own a small media business through which I perform graphic design, write/print books and perform my voicework. I have wanted to get her off the ground, but my biggest obstacle is my own understanding of the complicated mess of managing money in a manner that allows government complete oversight of how we do business.

And make no mistake, this is not merely paying our taxes, but government oversight, which I both abhor and severely protest on the grandly novel idea that my business neither belongs to the government nor should be subject to its approval.

We have traded our privacy and simplicity (as if running a business and paying our bills couldn’t be complicated enough) for a government-required detailing of how we do business, with whom we do business, why we do business, and then must not only offer up copious amounts of that information but a large portion of the profits that go with it! And for what? So the government doesn’t get gypped out of some tax money?

It rather feels like being forced to tell an alcoholic you don’t like but who invades your privacy all about how much alcohol you drink so he can take a portion of it.

For the money the government takes from me both in a full-time job and my new small business, I don’t think I’m getting my money’s worth in return, not with all their efforts to rip up the internet, send my friends overseas to die in conflicts we have no part in, in funding the death of unborn children in a state across the country — a practice in which I whole-heartedly disagree, funding prisons filled with people we either ought to deport for their crimes or have put down like the dogs they behave as, and any number of other activities I neither approve nor wish to fund, and for what? For PERMISSION to continue supporting myself and following my passion?

Does this jive with anyone?

And don’t you dare pass me that haggard bullshit that “it’s best for everyone.” I’m not decrying taxes, here. I’m talking the subjugation of business in general by a government who wants its fingers in every element of American lives, furthering its attempts to control us on behalf of “our own good.” Our system of taxation hurts small businesses, the very organizations I hear Wal-Mart haters promote time and time again against big business, and yet many of those people also love our progressive income tax, as if it’s the best system possible and we shouldn’t change it.

Did you know that IRS directors for decades have been quoted saying that our current income tax is one of the most backward and damaging tax systems for any industrialized nation? How much growth have we LOST since we instituted it?

Never mind the simple concept that subdividing Americans by how much they make, where they live, where they come from, what skin color they have, how they make their money, who they work for, how long they’ve been in the country IS DISCRIMINATION? Our country was built on the precept that all men are created equal, and yet we’re treating every new Tom, Dick, and Larry who claims he had a hard life be treated differently than someone of a different race and similar background pay differently. We are either all American citizens, or we’re not. When you fill out a government form, it should verify your citizenship to see if you’re eligible for American programs. If you’re a foreigner, you don’t get those programs. And if our immigration process is broken, we fix it, but that doesn’t we mean pay out American tax dollars to people who aren’t Americans! This isn’t about white or black, this is about our preserving ourselves as a nation, even one of immigrants, that when you come here to be American, you become American.

I’m a FairTax fan. That means:

  • QUICK STATS – Currently
    • Only 50% of US residents (citizens/noncitizens) pay taxes
    • Only    5% of US residents pay 50% of the taxes (the very wealthy)
    • IRS boasts 70,000+ pages of tax code that discriminates on age, sex, race, reduces innovation, discourages entrepreneurship and does more to keep the poor in poverty than any other tool we have.
    • 23% Sales Tax
    • New goods and services (only)
    • ENDS – income tax, death tax, excise tax, estate tax, property tax, ad valorem tax, etc.
    • Is printed on every receipt, and if it changes, you’ll know INSTANTLY
    • Everyone pays – legal/illegal, honest/dishonest, white/black, rich/poor
    • Doesn’t discriminate on type of business (i.e. doctor/fight club, church/whorehouse)
  • NO taxes on second-hand sales (i.e. If you own a car, house, RV, big yard sale, dog, yourself)
    • ENDS – Federal Business Taxation
    • Current Avg Business Tax rate = 22%  
      • YOUR actual taxrate after business taxes are added to the cost of goods? ~45%
      • Important to note here: For those who say businesses should pay their fair share, exactly what do you think a business is? A person? Are they living entities who share in what our taxes pay for? No, they are groups of people working together. You can’t tax the individuals and then tax the group, that’s double taxation for the same damn reason and it’s called stealing.
    • NO subdividing taxes into tiny bits where they can change it at will and people have no idea. The reason business taxes are so high is because the government attempts to tax the transaction of raw materials into processed goods at every single point along its lifespan. That’s crazy.
      • Businesses currently spend 80% of their decision-making time worrying about tax implications
        • Takes away innovation, cost effectiveness and market agility
        • Costs loads of money they pass onto you just to stay in business
      • Businesses spend LOADS of money just trying to figure out taxes on their employees, not even including the actual taxes.
      • IMAGINE what getting 80% of your time back would be like? Imagine just paying your employees their salaries as you contract with them, instead of making the government a third, intrusive partner? Imagine having more money to raise your employee’s salaries and time to allow them to be more innovative?
      • Our businesses are going overseas — not because of people costs nearly as much as taxation, and they are cycling billions of dollars out of grubby US government hands, and for good reason, taxes are too high and regulations too complex to allow a healthy business to flourish, big or small.
      • Ending all business taxation will:
        • End the black market of honest businesses trying to protect shareholders
        • Bring American headquarters home and they money they had with them
        • Bring more foreign industry here, increasing the number of jobs
    • The laws of economic competition will bring prices down. One example includes the Airline Tax that expired while congress was still debating its renewal. At first, all the airlines kept their prices up to take the extra profits, but the little guy began undercutting his competitors, a domino effect that eventually brought all airline prices down to non-taxed levels.
    • Imagine having all the money in your paycheck, an initial 1% increase in products costs, which will eventually drop as competition forces every industry to compete for the consumer with low prices and higher quality products. This isn’t theory folks, this is economic science proven with more than a century of use here in America.

    The Sampsons really loved New Hampshire.
    • The Pre-Bate system is available to every American citizen, in which the government sends every eligible citizen family the estimated cost of taxes on food, clothing and shelter for their area, effectively ending taxation on poor people who are just trying to get by.
    • It doesn’t discriminate, as both rich and poor are eligible for non-taxation on all basic needs.
  • NONPARTICIPATORY FREEDOM – If you don’t participate in the federal economy and take no federal services and grow your own food and make your own tools, you pay no taxes. Now that is freedom.
    • Flat Taxes do not work, and here’s a few reasons why:
      1. Our first taxes were flat taxes, a mere 1% tax on the wealthiest, which the government quickly expanded to engulf everyone and increased it every chance they got
      2. Flat Taxes require the government to know how much you make, which means they still can pull that money out before you get it, which means they control your money before you do.
      3. When the government knows WHO you are, they can then discriminate, giving tax breaks to certain races, genders or ages. That really just brings us right back to where we are right now, with politicians staying in office by promising special interest groups various tax breaks to stay in office.
    • The Tax-collecting agency of the government goes from monitoring 400M Americans to a few million businesses, and then to an astounding simplified monitoring system.
    • $50M/yr industry reduces to almost nothing, most of which can be automated via computer.
    • There is no perfect system. Never will be, but it is better to free the honest people than imprison everyone. People who don’t report taxes now may not report taxes if the FairTax is implemented, but more honest people will go into business for themselves if it’s easier to do. We’ll still increase revenue, simplify taxes, and promote job growth.
    • Current Income Tax = ~15-20%    //   FairTax = 0%
      • You have all your own money from the Federal Government in which to save/invest/spend as you like
      • April 15th GOES AWAY! No more receipt gathering or tax forms every year.
      • You report to no one how much money you make, and therefore are taxed only on what you spend, not earn or save
    • Current Busi. Tax = ~22%   //    FairTax = 23%   (That’s a 1% increase in product cost, initially)
      • Business time/cost to create standard product decreases, costs drop due to competition
      • Business becomes easier to conduct, INCREASING the number of small businesses!
      • Frees people working for others to start their own business
      • Tax is gathered at the register and sent off every quarter, freeing time and money for entrepreneurs and consumers alike
    • Add PreBate – No taxes on Food / Clothing / Shelter
    • Imagine 6 months after the FairTax is implemented for Federal (And State, too, for giggles) you go to work at a normal 9-5 and get your paycheck. After work, you go home and get to work on your new small business you’ve started. You’ve hired four people to help. You paid your annual fees to your city such as licensure, and then you get to work. At the end of the week, you pay them all whatever you agreed to pay them and then you pay yourself. All the money you earn goes straight into your bank account, as does the money you paid to your employees.

      Meet Bill. Drink his Coffee.
    • The end of the quarter is coming up, so you pull out four forms your small business software prepares for you that includes who you are, what you do, where you do it, and how much money you earned in the past quarter. Then it includes the income statements and the automatic 23% that goes to the Federal govt and the 4% to the State. You sign it, seal it and mail it. You just did the taxes for all of your customers who purchased from you and satisfied your duty as a collector.
    • You take your family out to dinner that night with extra money from the extra jobs you had — with no worries about being taxed at different rates for having multiple jobs — and your meal is 30% less than it used to be for you, your wife and two kids. You then go to a movie, and then you pick up a bottle of wine on the way home that 60% cheaper because it’s taxed no more than any other product, and is now much cheaper.
    • Despite this little splurge, you are earning 50% more than you used to with no taxes and a second job that you love and hope to one day run full time. You’re putting more into savings, which helps local lenders help other small businesses which means you have more options to choose from when you seek vendors for your own small business, and everyone is soon an entrepreneur. You don’t need 15 college classes to get started, just four forms and accurate logging of costs.
    • You also give more to your church or other charitable institution. The government doesn’t provide incentives, and it doesn’t need to. You’ve always wanted to help, but your children came first and you were barely caring for them. Now that you have what you earn and can keep it, you start helping the poor, which is easier now since they pay no taxes on the money they get each month to prefund taxes on staples. They money they earn, whether with one or four jobs, isn’t taxes or punished differently because they enter different tax brackets. They have their own money they can use to prepare more easily for college and other improvements. They need us less and less as they can take care of themselves, and those who can’t are more easy to pick out from those who simply want to waste themselves.
    • Freedom from overreaching government oversight into our wallets and pocketbooks. I could live on a farm and not participate in society and be perfectly free, in a land of the free. I don’t support nor ask for police assistance, carry my own gun, make my own ammo, and live in a house my parents built in 1722, never to be taken from me because I don’t pay the rent (taxes).

Okay, so it’s a dream, but dreams can come true, and this isn’t only my dream (not the living alone part, just using that as an illustration). Living free! Making it easier to run your own small business so you don’t have to depend on larger corporations to get by. To earn all I want and pay taxes only on what I spend. Increase my spending power and put a serious check on government’s addiction to increasing the hundreds of thousands of taxes they have, and believe it or not, there are more than 70,000 pages of tax code in the IRS, and that was before the recession. Who knows how much more they have now!

The FairTax is only 300 pages long (SIMPLE!) and goes before the congress every year with more and more supporters. Call your Congressman, tell them to vote for the FairTax.

I’m a small business owner and I want to hire and pay my folks good money for good work, but I’m tired of treating the government like a second boss who doesn’t know my business or passion or my agreement with my employees. It’s time to leave that behind and let people take care of themselves. We’re all perfectly capable of operating as intelligent human beings, and until we have the freedom, the government will continue justifying its interference as if we’re all a bunch of lowly children in need of its guidance.

Take your shtick and shove it.

If you’re interested in learning in greater detail what still remains a rather simple concept, consider looking up the FairTax books available at any major book retailer or online.

Or visit www.FairTax.org.

Free Market Solutions

Roads, food safety, murder investigations, agriculture, stock market regulation, health care, education … you name it and the free market can do it better.

Many people fear the idea that an all-seeing government isn’t watching over them. Without that, “Who will protect me?” “Who will ensure food safety?” “Who will manage the roads?”

First of all, there’s always you.


Yeah, you. Walk into a dive and are unsure of its food? Walk out! Second, prior to the federal government’s institution of “Government Approved,” a system which has actually served to serve large, corporate food companies and to hurt the small companies, there were private entities like Good Housekeeping, and more modernly like the Better Business Bureau, that private companies can contact and go through a rigorous quality assessment which can give them a “BBB Approved” or “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” certification.

These are private quality-assurance agencies that can tell consumers exactly what kind of quality are the establishments they patronize. Not only are they more efficient and cost-effective, but they are funded by the businesses, themselves! A business wants a good rating, they’ll not only live up to the standard, but they’ll pay for it out of their own pocket. In addition, I have a choice. If I believe “Motorcycle Magazine”‘s seal of approval for the Marietta Motorsports sucks because another agency you patronized had the same seal and wasn’t very good, you can go look for another business with a different certification. Right now, while there are some such free market certifiers, people would rather trust the government’s seal, never truly considering that it’s almost a monopoly!

Who trusts the word of a company that can control all the rest?

Murder investigations by various private investigators could become the norm — men whose final payment rests on finding the killer, not a flat government salary and a high motivation not to screw up enough to get fired.

How about farm subsidies? Check out my links on New Zealand’s cessation of farm subsidies and how healthy their farm culture has become since. HERE

Stock market regulation? End the Fed (a civilian monopoly of public monies, which controls interest rates in FAVOR of Wall Street), remove financial securities, and watch the market shrink to a manageable, more stable size that crashes less and not as hard. Never mind that public monies won’t be offered to companies who can’t manage their customer funds and therefore won’t take such risk. When you have less “security,” you are more responsible with your assets. That’s why true risk — the risk of failure by mismanagement — is a healthier check and balance than governmental threat of legislation.

There are many arguments out there for privatizing roads, and for those of you who fear the inability to move about the country without public roads, I’d bet that you think what the government has thus provided is as good as it so far gets and that privatizing would only make things worse. But housing materials and quality, cars, food, medicine, planes, trains … you name it — it’s all gotten better! But the roads? Not really. Just more congestion with the same layout, same lines, same signs, same just-about-everything except for the few tools they use to catch you speeding!!

Why don’t we have more double-decker roads? Better tools to fight congestion? Ways to go faster for more cars?

Why not? Because the roads systems have been, almost entirely, in a monopolostic stagnation since the 1960’s. Everything else has developed BUT roads. If our road systems had competition and the kind of innovation that follows deregulation and privatization, imagine what we’d have by now! Instead, our roads are getting worse, congestion absolutely, construction is slow and troublesome. Do you think roads just HAVE to be this way because “that’s just how things are going?”

When people put their minds to challenges with the wide possibility of reaping the full benefit of their effort and risk, innovation blooms! Do you really believe a bureaucracy does anything better? Honestly?

If you’re reticent to consider privatizing something like the road system, ask yourself exactly why that makes you afraid? How much in our world is privatized and growth with consumer demand? Shouldn’t the road system be so as well? But instead we’ve relegated it to the recesses of government absenteeism?

The Free Market isn’t a place of money, it’s a place of intelligence and problem solving by people who get to enjoy the benefits of that labor. When you remove that incentive, you remove the blossom of creativity and growth we experienced in the 1800’s. That screeched to a halt in the early to mid 1900’s because of the government removing that incentive by “securing” our efforts from failure.

Failure is a wonderful thing! It drives us to do better! Be more efficient! Take greater care with our decisions! Actually save for those bloody rainy days we so fear. And what do we have now? Yeah, thought so.

There is nothing the government can do better than creative individuals who can enjoy the benefits of their labor. Consider your own life — would you would harder if you could earn more? I’d think so. Shed your naivete that the government does anything better. Help end government control of you and your money and free yourself and your neighbors to do great things!

We Need a President About Nothing Less

Meet the American President who understands first that his role has nothing to do with leading the nation, whether times are good or rough. He understands the constitution emplaces him in four primary roles — Commander in Chief of the military, A Singular Representative to the World of a nation of free wo/men, a Check and Balance on the Judicial and Legislative Branches, and executor of the most basic of federal services which fall outside of congressional authority that the government is singularly suited to perform.

Today, with the Federal Reserve in control of the government, a populace placated through consumerism, miseducated through a biased education system, spoiled through a baseless inflation of credit, devalued through an inflation of currency, divided through politically fabricated conflicts of race and class, the military around the world instead of taking care of our own soil, the states addicted to federal monies, federal monies made from thin air by that civilian entity, what money available is stolen from the populace, their savings devalued, and the land of free people otherwise enslaved by taxes and the mob … there is a difficult job ahead of the man who sits in the oval office.

This unique person understands that his particular quality is no less or more valuable than any other individual. Furthermore, he understands that a government has no more right to behave in any more an illegal manner than any other citizen might.

Sam – we’ll call him – knows he cannot steal from Peter to pay Paul, even if Peter is rich and Paul is not, because the value of each man is exactly the same regardless of how much they own, which precludes any neutralizing morality. No man’s particular morality justifies taking money from anyone else in order that the other might have, and neither a group (a wanting majority) nor use of a third party (such as government intervention) changes that.

Executive authority

Sam begins dismantling anything the government has that the private sector can do better. He knows that since the government is neither competitive nor efficient, and costs more money to those who don’t want its substandard service, it has an unfair advantage over more efficient civilian organizations. If a civilian company producing poor-quality products stole money to stay in business, it would be both illegal and unproductive. Welcome to the US government.

Sam ends the government association with the Federal Reserve, returning the economy to the natural balancing forces which grew the America  faster than any other force in the history of mankind, complete with natural growth and recession — healthy phases of a healthy economy. By doing so, Sam ends the devaluation of the dollar and Wall Street’s ability to control the US government and enslave its people.

“WE LOVE YOU!” one man yells out as Sam passes by in the presidential limo. Sam stops the car and yells back: “DON’T!”

Sam is no leader. He doesn’t like people looking up to him, he doesn’t want their money, and he doesn’t like being responsible for people he doesn’t love. Sam is a citizen, like every other president before him, and he knows that Americans don’t need coercive leaders. If they did, they wouldn’t have left the British Empire. He knows Americans are capable of taking care of themselves, and where they fail alone, they succeed as voluntary friends.

He dismantles the EPA, IRS, FBI, FEMA, DEA, CIA DIA, DOE, Departments of Alcohol, Firearms, tobacco and others that infringe on individual liberties. He knows that people have the right and no obligation to sacrifice the value of their labor (money) without potential voluntary benefit. They can take care of the world around them through creative, efficient environmental companies that merit voluntary support. They can carry their own weapons to protect themselves and hire their own investigators when family members are killed or children defiled. Imagine instead of a country with 400,000 armed soldiers, sailors and Marines, and 200,000 police, there was a nation of 400 MILLION armed citizens prepared to protect their family and their property. What invading force do you think would be willing to meet a force 1,000 times more voracious with more to protect and more to lose?

As a free people, there is no systemic need to infiltrate other cultures through intelligence agencies. Sam knows the people have been deceived into unnecessary wars in order to institute war powers that robbed them of even more of their hard-earned money and sent their children to die on foreign soil for few positive reasons. He knows alcohol, tobacco, pot, trans-fats, high fructose corn syrup and Nuttell are things people consume willingly, and if they don’t like how consumption affects them, they’ll stop. And if they don’t, it’s no one’s responsibility or right to stop them. And further, it’s no one else’s obligation to pay for their poor lifestyle choices.

He then institutes a voluntary tax system. All citizens who pay into the what government agencies can do, without stealing to stay in business, will do so publicly, voluntarily, and will be the only recipients of whatever system may exist to help them. He knows that once citizens have their own money, they will shop around for the best option and that any government agency will likely not cut it, especially if it’s no longer allowed to steal to keep its coffers full. He also returns the value of the dollar to a stable force, such as gold or silver, which not only ends its decline in purchasing power, but immediately begins a slow deflation that increases the value of citizen savings and improves retirements and businesses across the continent.

By returning money to the people who made it, the economy flattens for the first two years as people pay off debts and fill their savings, which banks, in turn, feel safer to loan, which increases the number of small businesses multi-fold. Multi-nationals lose thousands of skilled employees as they feel free to go start their own businesses with all their own benefit to enjoy and no one to take it from them. The economy then grows at a rate not seen since the 1920’s. While crashes will come and go, the growing history of natural economy dictates that each growth will far outweigh the crash.

With American states now with more money and freedom to serve their citizens, the federal government stops sending any money to the states. If they need more funds, they must convince their own citizens to offer up their hard-earned cash, and with federal taxes gone, people will get a taste of their own earning potential and will likely offer even less. No longer can states ask for federally stolen money since they can’t deceive their own citizens nearly as well.

Sam then focuses on the interstate system, one of the very few things the federal government can do, due to its singular nature. He then shops in each state for the thousands of growing road companies to seek out the most creative minds to improve that system. Each state then has investment in its own road systems. He also makes every interstate road a toll road and removes federal taxes for roads people may never use.

With today’s technologies, toll roads become both easy and dirt cheap to use. States then vote on what speed limits they want, or implement their own road systems that make people wish to use them more.

Checking the balance

With a dismantled executive branch and a minimized military for border protection, Sam then checks the balance on congress, promising to veto any and every bill until they:

  1. Institute term limits of two terms apiece
  2. End permanent retirement with public monies
  3. End protections of congressional members from the laws they put into place
  4. End of separate congressional benefits
  5. End of diplomatic protections for congressional members for domestic offenses
  6. Eject all congressional members with a felony on record
  7. Return senatorial elections to the state senates, to preserve the state’s ability to check federal aggression on state rights
  8. Congressional pay depends directly on national GDP and will raise and lower based upon a fixed percentage that fluctuates with the economy, not with a voting majority

He then checks the judiciary, ending lifetime appointments to the federal bench, implementing an eight-year, staggered selection system so that half of the court is replaced every presidential term and no one gets a permanent ride. That’s called a monarchy everywhere else, Sam is sure.

A Soldier’s Role

The president must protect the constitution and is the commander in chief of US armed forces. Due to the voluntary offering of some citizens, almost every cent in taxes and income from the toll-based interstate highway system, Sam reduces the military to the world’s best trained, most efficient and ferocious border system in the world. While some of his citizens were concerned about the world invading, Sam knows that a free people have more power with all their money than slaves with only a gun and a canteen.

He trusts his citizens to fight to protect what they love better than any military force could do, and that the nation, like any other citizen, has no right to barge into any other nation around the world. If citizens want to pick up arms to fight foreign wars, they can come together and ask for voluntary support from others, just like anything else people believe in.

A Diplomat of Freedom

Sam finally returns to the diplomacy of freedom Thomas Jefferson so believed in. A free people have no right to force that freedom upon anyone else. Instead of living as hypocrites, Sam visits other countries and shows them what a free people are truly capable of — anything. And ends the hypocritical and arrogant practice of pushing democracy into nations not ready to embrace the responsibilities such freedom will bring.

Like the American 19th century, foreigners flee from their homelands for the freedom this country has now represented for almost 250 years. We were free then, and people came. Not perfect people, but people, with real problems. Not because America offered packaged public solutions, but because people would become free to fix their own problems as their own nations never allowed.

An arbiter of no war and an instigator of all commerce, Sam creates a free trade system that allows Phil Ripkin from Sandusky, Ohio, to trade with Ho Chin Sai from the Wang Gun province of northern China. With no business taxes, we become the world’s largest tax haven for all poor peoples who want to start their own businesses. Their outcry for what they see here can transform nations around the world. Just look at how many countries throughout recent history already did so specifically because of seeing what we could become.

Freedom, Unleashed

Freedom doesn’t come without problems, but those problems are from humanity, itself. We cannot think a government of humans can improve upon the rest of humanity. You might as well wash dirt off with dirt. Freedom is messy, but at least individuals are free to do the right thing and enjoy the most benefit from it. It’s a place where abuse of freedom stands out instead of being considered inescapable. Freedom proves morality, as no one is forced to act morally who doesn’t wish to be, and when things are based upon merit alone, incentive for moral behavior will far outweigh immoral behavior.

Life happens and individuals are capable of achieving the most good within it.

Sam would be re-elected, but he would do so on only one platform – locking in constitutional protections for liberty that cannot be violated by any successive president or congress, including himself.

No more theft, coercion, oppression, or systemic murder.

America is back on the road to freedom and Sam returns home, having never taken a cent to do what every citizen had any right to do — live life as a free man with no hope or intent to steal from others in order to achieve for himself.

He’s a free man, and he lives like a free man. He has no right to take, to murder, or force any citizen to do anything that laws do not do for themselves. Laws to protect liberty and only liberty.

Every man a king unto himself, no other in charge of their lives.

Freedom? We need a president about nothing less.