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Free markets, to the extent they are allowed to function are self regulating.  Fraud cannot compete with knowledge, skill, determination, passion and hard work on a level playing field.  I’m personally against government programs such as Medicare, but as an example, if Medicare were put on a competitive footing, the $90 billion in annual estimated fraud we continually and impotently discuss would quickly self correct and be eliminated by the simple fact that people will not spend their hard earned dollars on bogus services or bogus charges.  A Medicare patient today has no idea whether an MRI actually costs the provider $80, $800 or $8,000 and hence has no mechanism for making a prudent choice as to service providers.  This is a poorly constructed system guaranteed to render patient choice to the realm of uninformed sucker, while creating an opulent nest for fraud.

To the extent that government, through legislation or regulation interferes with free markets, we have the intended (fraud) or unintended (negligence) consequence of shortages, overages, waste, stagnation and general diminution of consumer benefit.  Government tends to break whatever it tries to fix.  Usually it is trying to fix what it has already broken.  Even Karl Marx understood that free market pricing should never be messed with as it is the only known means of effectively and efficiently  distributing goods and services.

Does this mean we should have no legislation or regulation?  Of course not, but people are people, and they need to be protected from themselves in a manner that does not become tyrannical and that does not sponsor government sanctioned monopoly by the politically connected insider.  The Founders of the United States understood this and dealt with it by creating a Constitution and Rule of Law that limits the biggest threat to a free people, that is, government, while at the same time recognizing the unalienable right of people to freely live their lives and thrive.  Our Constitutional Republic, should the Constitution be adhered to, provides a protective umbrella for people to safely work beneath, while at the same time limits the reach of that government making it nearly impossible to take on dictatorial power.  Our Constitution guarantees a “level playing” field.

Legislators legislating for the sake of legislating is the single most serious threat existent to the freedom and prosperity of the American citizen today.  The 2nd paragraph of Section 4, Article 1 of our Constitution states, “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be [on the first Monday in December,] unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.”  This paragraph was Amended by Section 2 of the 20th Amendment which reads, “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3rd day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.”

The apparent thinking of the Founders was that legislation was not thought to be a necessary part of daily life, but rather a necessary evil to be lived with, yet constrained if freedom was to be preserved.  The Founders clearly understood the very real fact that “politics corrupts economics”.  This is diametrically opposed to the fallacious Progressive concept suggesting that “economics corrupts politics”.**  Our Founders certainly never envisioned our potentially corruptible, elected Representatives legislating the entire year.  We shouldn’t either.

Free speech can unfortunately, lend itself to the potential abuse of power by those who speak convincingly and would wield power unwisely.  This does require an uninformed electorate population, hence the current state of American dis-education and dishonest or at least ignorant journalism.  When your legislator campaigns to help you, consider where his or her campaign dollars and media support come from and remember the words of the very politically connected John D. Rockefeller, “Competition is a sin”.  You might also bear in mind the words of The Zen Trucker who said, “If things seem different than they appear, it’s because they are.”

Some negative consequences of legislators corruptly stepping in it and thereby splashing the citizenry have been:
1.  A central bank system created by the world’s international elite purported to protect the average citizen from improper central bank practices, but in fact simply transferring banker’s business risk to the tax payer while retaining profits privately.  This system coupled with interlocking ownership and directorship of media and industrial entities also enables the private owners of these banks and conglomerates to leverage money into political control of  political candidates – most of whom will dance to the correct tune and garner support and a few others who will not dance at all and will be destroyed.  This then leads to the investment of confiscated tax payer dollars through subsidies, tax breaks, etc.  into various insider business enterprises whereby the tax dollars are risked and the profits are retained by the insiders.  It’s all pretty cozy – and expensive.  War, incidentally is one of the most popular insider businesses and would not even be possible without the central banking monopoly.
2.  Anti-trust laws written by politically connected “robber barons” that purport to protect the average citizen, but in fact endorse and protect insider monopolies.

3.  New Deal policies purported to ease economic stress, but actually exacerbate that stress and facilitate the “taking” of citizen property and wealth for the benefit of political insiders in banking and conglomerate farming.  These policies have all but destroyed small independent community banks and the family farm and in doing so have hobbled the self sufficiency of the American people.  One of the largest farmers (sic) I know of today is George Soros and that is not a joke.  George’s favorite pass -time is making money while destroying the self sufficiency of nations and enabling collectivist one world government.  He’s playing with America now.

4.  A more modern New Deal program is the Bush Administration’s TARP, which publically demonized big banks while actually protecting, enriching at tax payer expense and covering up the fact that the 2008 financial collapse was caused by the joint effort of a corrupt Congress working in tandem with politically connected central bank owners through the unconstitutional, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) signed into law by Jimmy Carter on October 12, 1977.  Did you notice the Rothschild consortium controlled banks that were supposedly failing and within 14 months were declaring the highest profit margins in their corporate conglomerate history?  Did you notice how JP Morgan Chase heroically bought Bear Stearns assets for pennies on the dollar using your tax payer dollars through intervention of the Federal Reserve.  Slick huh?  That was all done with the tacit approval of our corrupt legislators.

5. Another more modern New Deal scam is Obamacare.  This pogrom purports to help us, is bankrupt before it even begins, and necessitates enormous government debt ad infinitum, all of which pays interest to the private owners of the Federal Reserve Banks, while providing very convenient controls over the forced collectivist behavior of American citizens.  The only purpose of Obamacare is for politically connected insiders to “make money” , while the poor sap citizen suffers with the rationing of health care services at the hands of government bureaucrats who believe they are smarter than you.  Incidentally, the 15 member rationing committee was not created by Obamacare.  It was created and funded by the so-called “stimulus bill” prior to the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Under this legislation, should your physician decide to offer medical treatment – not approved by the appropriate committee – before hand, he or she is to be fined $100,000 for the first offense and will go to prison for the second offense.  You can look this up for yourself in the minutes of Congressional Hearings that our journalists don’t report on.

At risk of boredom I won’t provide more examples, but you can quickly uncover dozens for yourself with a little searching if interested.  My point in all this is that we cannot “fix” Washington D.C. and separate it from special interests through ignored ethics provisions, forgotten Oaths of office or even term limits.  I have come to believe that both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate should be limited to a single two-week legislative  session each calendar quarter or something similar.  This time constraint would force legislators to use their time more legitimately and effectively, since they obviously have no ability or integrity with which to police their own corrupt actions.  It would keep our elected Representatives spread out across the country and would make it more logistically difficult for lobbyists to function as they would lose their compact little, Washington D.C.  fishing hole for most of the year.  You might think of it as placing the taking of your unalienable rights “off-limits” for as much time as possible.

** Refer to National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper No. 10952, entitled “The Concept of Systematic Corruption in American Political and Economic History” authored by Mr. John Joseph Wallis in December, 2004.

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While historically sketchy, many historians seem to agree that David defeated the Philistines and united the surrounding hill farmers with the people of the Canaanite plains, thus establishing the Kingdom of Israel and its capital city, now called Jerusalem.  This is thought to have occurred in the 11th or 10th century B.C., though some accounts say 7th or 6th century B.C.  In either case, the Jerusalem area was inhabited by Jews and others at least 600 years before the birth of Christ and 1,200 years prior to the birth of Muhammad.

Christianity began to take root as an offshoot of the Jewish faith later in the first century A.D. after the death of Christ.  Christians who fail to understand that Christ was a Jew and that the roots of Christianity lie deep within the Jewish faith apparently don’t understand Christianity, but that’s another discussion.

Muhammad was born in the city of Mecca in 570 A.D.  He and many of his followers migrated to Medina in 622 A.D. to escape persecution.  This event marks the beginning of the Islamic or Hijri calendar.  Muhammad passed away in 632 A.D. and was, of course, the founder of the religion of Islam.  Historically, Islamic belief is first spread by military force and then by political and religious subjugation of the conquered peoples.  Islam is not generally spread as a better idea or as a more attractive religious tradition.  Islam is dedicated to the worldwide spread of the Islamic Caliphate and is not open to compromise or debate.  Our choices as non-believers are convert to Islam;  to pay a tax as inferiors; or to be killed.  There are no other choices for Israel or ultimately, for us.

It would be in our best self interest to come to grips with this salient fact and deal with it accordingly.  It might also make sense for us to realize that in many Muslim countries it is not only permissible, but highly respectable to lie or mis-represent to non-believers or even to other Muslims when doing business.  Naivete when dealing with the people of Islam is not a good idea.  The straight forward, honest American approach to business is considered by many if not most Islamic leaders to be weak, pitiful and stupid.

For Barack Hussein Obama to publically suggest that the Israeli people are interlopers in the general area of the City of Jerusalem, which King David himself founded many centuries before Muhammad was even born;  and further, to imply or even state that Israel somehow has a responsibility to get out of the way of Islam suggests either an astonishing lack of historical knowledge or some disingenuous agenda of his own with regard to the people of Israel and Islam.

The Muslim/Jew/Christian apple cart was pretty much tipped over, of course, by the British Balfour Declaration in 1917 and good, bad or otherwise, the battle for Israel / Palestine was on.  I’m not going into this as anyone can read the history for themselves.  Regardless of where any of us stand on this particular issue, the fact is that the Jewish people have defended and protected religiously significant, historic monuments residing in and around Jerusalem regardless of which religion the monument may be precious to.  The wonderful people of Islam on the other hand, typically at least deface and usually obliterate monuments significant to any belief other than Islam.  Dividing Jerusalem per Obama’s suggestion will turn “Old Jerusalem” back to the Palestinians thereby guaranteeing the destruction of centuries old monuments precious to both Christians and Jews who have lived in the area 600-years and 1,200-years before Islam respectively.

If the Jews are to be considered unreasonable occupiers of Israel and Jerusalem, then certainly Americans must be unreasonable occupiers of the United States;  particularly as the Jews arrived in the area of Israel centuries before Islam was even born, whereas Americans arrived in North America centuries after the Native Americans were here.  I don’t consider Mexico in this argument because outside southern Arizona and southern California, the people of Mexico never settled much of the desert southwest;  therefore their claims are bogus and unfounded.

None of this matters I guess as Obama as usual says one meaningless thing on Monday;  back pedals to a different position on Tuesday;  and finally changes the subject altogether on Wednesday, just before going golfing.  I only write this to remind ourselves that nothing the people of Islam say to unbelievers can be taken at face value and as we’ve plainly seen,  the religion of peace is actually a religion of hatred and ignorance.  It may be true that only 10% of Islam (that’s about 150 million nut jobs) is jihad/terrorist oriented, but we should realize that at least 25% of Islam (that’s about 375 million) support the extremists;  25% (about 375 million) are quietly neutral;  and about 15% (about 225 million) are against the violently pursued Caliphate.

The bad news in all this is that the genuinely peaceful moderates of Islam are the ones who support the mosques financially and thereby provide meeting places around the globe for extremists to recruit and teach their mindless hatred.  In this regard the moderate people of Islam are fully culpable for what their violent brothers and sisters are doing as the mosques would not even exist without moderate support.  The world needs the so-called moderate people of Islam to gather their courage, begin speaking up and to ostracize their extremist brethren from the mosques.  This, of course, requires a great deal of bravery as such an act of courage entitles moderates to a sentence of death at the hands of their own extremist brothers an sisters.

Before we get into it, please bear with one cynical observation.  The President of the United States is not a problem.  Giant bully pulpit – yes.  Expensive entertainment, yes.  Problem, no.  Public Enemy Numero Uno for “we the people” of these once United States is collectively, our very own House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and of course the enablers over at The Supreme Circus.  All abuses of political power in the United States stem from the abuse of tax payer money.  All Federal government spending of that hard earned, tax payer wealth, good, bad or otherwise is appropriated by The House of Representatives with Senate concurrence – not by our esteemed President.  For victims of American Progressive education, this procedure is set forth in the first paragraph of Section 7, Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America, which was once considered an important document.

Progressives, especially victims of journalism mis-education who have found happy homes within the broadcast media, fawn endlessly over how brilliant Barack Hussein Obama is, how lavishly munificent his intentions are, particularly his love and admiration for the small, little working people.  The entire world was thrown into a swooning stupor as The One campaigned across the red carpeted, global stage; not just here in the crappy America He and His wife are so ashamed of.  The Obama media campaign running up to the 2008 crowning was epic and memorable, though I suppose tragic for those who would be free.

1600 Watch suggests that a more thoughtful approach toward the looming end might include the following:

How and where is it that Someone, whom virtually no one ever heard of on the national stage; Someone feeding at the corrupt Illinois Senate trough;  Someone surviving financially on the backs of the largely uneducated, certainly uninformed inner city, Democratically disadvantaged, whom he ostensibly helped organize into lemming-like voting blocks – is living in expensive Hyde Park and shows up at the 2008 Presidential Dance with $750 million dollars to spend?

Where and from whom did all this wonderful support come?  Did Obama and his churlish wife sell their souls for it at the June , 2008 Bilderberg Meeting held at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel in Chantilly, Virgina – or was the crushing of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential hopes free – no strings attached?  It would seem Hillary didn’t play ball at that meeting and possibly irritated the wrong king makers -something her esteemed husband, William Jefferson Clinton never did.  Bill wanted to play with the big boys and girls and is now very happily wealthy that he did.  China is pretty happy with all the techno-geek info and other stuff they got during those buxom days as well, but I digress.

Anyway, setting conspiracy theories as to exactly how Someone who was No One magically got all this money and international support aside;  the thoughtful person might still consider what has happened since November, 2008;  and further might ask why this is all happening – because plenty is happening even though The One in the White House seems to never actually work.  Since he doesn’t do work – what does he do?  Answer:  he distracts!  It’s just that thoughtfully simple.  Elegant actually.

The single most notable happening of the past two and a half years is the substantial increase in Federal worker numbers and compensation.  While the entire world generally and the American voter specifically fret about what vapid event Obama is currently presiding over from the lavishly expensive heights of Air Force One;  the Federal workforce has quietly grown to 16% of the American population with average total compensation of $123,000 versus the private sector total average compensation of around $61,000.  Again, for victims of Progressive education working feverishly to spend our wealth, these compensation figures are averages.  We understand that you personally are drastically underpaid for the huge difference you make and that it’s unfair of me to even raise this issue given the depth and extent of your caring – especially for poor people and gays.

The simple point here is that the probability of any of these 16% ever supporting a candidate who might actually attempt to reduce the ridiculous levels of 2011 government spending is pretty close to zero.  Given that these Federal employees are fully vested in their generous compensation packages and considering that many of these expensive employees are married, with children;  what is the actual percentage of the American voting block making up this particular constituency, which just happens to vote Progressive a minimum of 80% of the time?  25%?  30%?  I know, who cares?  Apparently no one or at least not many;  certainly no one in Congress seriously does.  If you care to characterize the Paul Ryan budget as serious;  well go for it and let me know how that works out for you.

Being an inveterate spread sheet junkie I’ve been playing around with some numbers.  It appears that the United States has a legal voting population of roughly 133 million.  Of these, the number who usually vote Progressive consisting of liberal Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Native Americans and Others is about 56 million or 42% of the voting population.  The inclusion, or addition of approximately 17 million Federal workers who staunchly vote Progressive (an assumed 80%) brings the U.S. Progressive voter block total to around 73.5 million or 55%.

When you look at these numbers and I assure you the Bilderberg Group Steering Committee has and does, you begin to comprehend that amnesty for 10 to 20 million illegals, at least 80% of which will ignorantly and self destructively vote Progressive, basically renders the United States to near totalitarian dictatorship status by freely chosen popular vote.  If this isn’t some seriously elegant, mass population manipulation I don’t know what would be.  Chalk up a big star for the Tavistock Institute located at 30 Tabernacle Street, London.  These folks have some impressive talent.

My obvious point here is that even without Progressive voter fraud, which incidentally is rampant across the United States;  conservatism, our Constitutional Republic and The Rule of Law arising from it have lost their voting balance of power since November, 2008.  While we obsess along with our Progressively complicit media about which expensive Spanish hotel,  Moochelle Obama is squandering our wealth at;  and while we watch her buffoon of a world leader husband golf and alienate our historic allies across the world;  the Marxists and Progressives in our House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have truly  “transformed” the country.  This is the one single case where Obama used the term “we” instead of “I” as in “we are just five days away from fundamentally transforming America” – and we should have noticed that un-narcissistic oddity because it turns out to be significant.  As Pogo once remarked, “We have seen the enemy and it is us”.

So here we are entering into the fractious/hapless election cycle of 2012 and what do we have going for us while we obsess about the latest Obama distraction, say Egypt,  Libya, Israel and the White House vegetable garden to name but a few?  Our Congress, since Trilateral Commission selected, Jew hater Jimmy Carter has, through un-Constitutional legislation and illegal regulatory fiat,  destabilized, then alienated and antagonized the entire world of Islam;  destroyed U.S. energy independence;  mandated dependency on Middle Eastern Oil reserves while strangling our own;  shut down every nuclear power permit application in sight;  defunded Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository; myopically cheers  the Middle East Arab Spring advertized by Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah and others as the season to finally annihilate  every living Jew, to be followed immediately by our own non-believer extinction as The Great Satan; spreads our precious sons and daughters militarily and exhaustively across the world;  destroys our currency;  literally bankrupts our country in less than three years;  alienates every ally we’ve ever had excepting Australia and Canada, though they’re working diligently on that;   and of course, our Congress has efficiently de-industrialized the United States and shipped our manufacturing capability and work force overseas.  I can go on, but this is getting boring.

For those of you who think we can still successfully prepare for and fight a third world war, and it certainly appears one may be looming, without a manufacturing capability – I’ve got news for you and it ain’t good news.  Arms, clothes, tanks and such require factories and we ain’t got many left.

Long story short;  the conservatives can kid each other about whether Progressive Gingrich or Establishment Romney will be better than Federal Reserve eunuch Cain or feisty Sarah Palin, if she runs;  but the fact is the Progressives lied;  the folks believed in nothing for something and George Soros and friends won.  The United States is now by popular vote of a once free people, the world’s most bankrupt, most puzzling, and about to become the most mutilated, banana republic world history has yet had the obscene opportunity to document.

The United States voting public, particularly the sixties left overs, (my generation) who have been diligently and naively voting themselves into voluntary feudal serfdom, will soon understand that conspiracy theories are not theories at all – not when they come true.  I seriously doubt the world will end this evening at 6:00 Eastern time, but the American two-party political system, short of a spiritual miracle, appears to be functionally finished.  While we as a people follow the Obamanomic, left handed , media entertainment medley;  the Congressional right hand has been and still is quietly steering us over the liberty cliff.

Are we sheep and cattle…or will we stand and pray for a miracle as our Founders had to?  As bad as this mess we’ve stepped into is, we still have choices to make and those choices will have serious consequences for our children and the world, whether or not we accept that responsibility.  Miracles do happen if we can but visualize them.  The only power the Bilderberg Group or any other group has over us is the power we give them.  Why don’t we at least consider saying, “No thank you Mr. Soros and friends.  You Globalist folks don’t have a better idea.  With all due respect, you’re actually kind of dumb.  We’ll just take our Constitution back and live happily ever after.”

Barack Hussein Obama, Organizer in Chief, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and too many others to name lied, arm twisted and finally just resorted to making a mockery of The People’s House and Senate in forcing the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) now affectionately known as Obamacare.  All we heard from these Constitutionally abusive politicians and our sycophant press corps was how great this legislation was for America.  I find it hilarious that just one year later our fallacious Federal Government has now granted waiver 1,372 to Harry Reid’s rapturous State of Nevada.  The whole damn State opted out.

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), the arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responsible for administering the waiver program has been accused of overstepping its statutory authority in issuing the waivers, but naturally no one will look into this seriously.  Cronyism is much too important to the smooth functioning of our corrupt banana republic  and the uber wealthy interests it tends to represent.

Now I’m not suggesting that important United States regulatory authority is being misused to favor friends of the Obama Administration with waivers freeing their various organizations from what have already been seen to be catastrophically damaging effects of this latest Marxist dream to control people’s lives while confiscating their earnings in the name of social justice.  You can reach that conclusion yourselves should you find it appropriate…and to be nice, I haven’t even mentioned the obscene amounts of interest the private owners of the Federal Reserve Banks will collect on the Obamacare debt as it quickly spirals beyond comprehension.  No conflicts of interest in sight.

I’m just noticing with some interest that the very people and organizations such as SEIU, other unions and insider corporate conglomerates who aggressively supported and vociferously helped sell this legislative abortion are now the very first in line to plead hardship and opt out of the program.  Dozens of waivers have been granted to ultra high end businesses and restaurants in Nancy Pelosi’s Congressional District.  Given Ms. Pelosi’s feral, almost virulent support of this nightmare, not to mention her tearfully vaunted support of “the little guy”, isn’t the granting of these waivers a bit odd?  Why isn’t pugnacious Pelosi convincing these folks how great this pogrom is for them?  Dirty Harry Reid has actually obtained a waiver for his entire State of Nevada.  Isn’t that great?

According to Steve Larsen, Director of CCIIO, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio and Tennessee have all been granted partial, 1-year  waivers for PPACA.  Isn’t this sweet?  Congress legislates laws for all of us;  social justice you may recall;  and then some government bureaucrat just decides who obeys the law and who doesn’t.  What the heck is going on over at HHS?  Who do these people work for?  The tax payers? Apparently not.

Maybe they’re just wanna be Eric Holders like over at USDOJ where they just consider who they like and who they don’t and apply the laws of the land non-uniformly, so as to achieve that elusive goal of social justice.  Hell;  who needs equal justice when you can have tyrannically imposed social justice?  Why do we bother with a House of Representatives and a U.S. Senate at all?  Congress doesn’t even bother to defend its turf;  it just wastes our money.  Why don’t we get rid of Congress and save our money?  Our Courts, particularly the Supreme Circus legislates from the bench for us anyway.  Why should we keep wasting money on an incompetent Congress that no other branch of government pays any attention to.  It’s kind of silly isn’t it?

It becomes increasingly apparent to anyone having an Intelligence Quotient above thirty or so and not in a coma that the United States no longer has a functioning Constitutional Republic nor Rule of Law.  If you disagree with this observation, then perhaps you can explain to the secured bondholders of Chrysler and GM how it is that the government of the United States simply  “took” their bond holder equity.  Where is that equity now?  Is Joe Biden watching over it?

Maybe you can explain to those who’ve just lost their homes, how or why it is that the banks have been made whole with confiscated and/or printed tax payer TARP dollars and yet retain the right to foreclose and “take” your property.  The mortgage loan was created from thin air in the first place with an electronic keyboard entry;  no one invested any real money other than the defaulting homeowner, yet the bank, who invested zero walks away with everything including the kitchen sink.  Why doesn’t the defaulting home owner, the only party who contributed real money and sweat into the deal keep the house?  I guess this is the social justice everyone is talking about.  For my part, I have never understood what was wrong with “equal justice” in the first place.

Anyway, I’m just noticing that within and under the umbrella of what used to be our Constitutional Republic and “equal justice”;  we now seem to be voting for delusional fanatics who appear to work for the world central banking consortium, not for “we the people”;  who worship at the alter of insider conferred “social justice”; and are slowly devolving our precious, individual liberty and pursuit of excellence, into a hybrid sort of socialist/fascist form of White House, regulatory dictatorship overseen by people we never voted for and don’t even know.

Is this what “we the people”  want?  If not, maybe “we the people”  should consider obtaining better information and voting in a more informed way.  History amply demonstrates that freedom generally doesn’t last forever.  Are we about to become another entry in the historical “freedom lost” record?  I hope not.