Skip to comments.The FED and Indentured Citizens
Posted on 01/09/2013 10:07:55 AM PST by Starman417
In 1913 Congress abdicated its Constitutional responsibility over currency on behalf of the people when it created the monster called The Federal Reserve System. In creating a private joint stock entity, Congress not only surrendered jurisdiction over the dollar, it also relinquished control, oversight, and authority over the institution intended to manage the citizens currency. Decisions hastily made in environments of illiteracy, panic, and fear, and driven by energies with ulterior motives, rarely turn out well for those who succumb.
Section 2A of The Feds Monetary Policy Objectives states, "The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate with the economy's long run potential to increase production, so as to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. This ill-defined and loose agglomeration of feel-good nonsense might have tasted better if someone had appended and preserve motherhood and apple pie, but such addition would not have improved it. When we consider such additional elements as the fact that, as originally established, the notes issued by The Fed were obligations of the U.S. Treasury (read taxpayer) rather than that of the member banks, well, what could go wrong?
The Feds objectives reads as if it was written by The Fed so that no repercussions could possibly result from its own failures. Well beyond the bounds of sanity and far from purview of effective diligence, an isolated institution was formed and exists to command and supervise the currency of the most powerful Nation on Earth. This authority reports to no one. It plays footsies with Congress and with the Administration, but it acts in its own best self interest, as all human endeavors are wont to do. As some of us strongly suspected just prior to the last Presidential election, and as we can now with hindsight confirm, Bernanke and The Fed used their capacity to print dollars in an undisguised effort to support the re-election of pro-Bernanke-pro-Fed-pro-free-money Barack Obama. There is no question that the most powerful financial institution on Earth has strayed well beyond any of the intentions which created it, regardless how unenlightened they might have been.
If America was a company and you were its CEO, would the above noted Section 2A provide sufficiently focused objectives for your currency? Not if you were capable of simultaneously walking and chewing gum it wouldnt. Monetary policy should have One objective - Stability. Simple, clear, unambiguous, stability. And inflation? 0%. Not 1.0% or 4.5%, but zero.
Who should be in control? The people. Who represents the people? Congress. Who is in control? A small group of individuals running a small group of too-big-to-screw-up international banks. No-one could possibly mount an intellectual or intuitive argument supporting the assumption that such individuals, their desires and the desires of the institutions under their charge, hold dear the altruistic benevolence of their fellow human beings. I cannot say their fellow Americans since some of the owners of The Fed are not American institutions. Go figure.
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Talk about the FED, and people’s eyes glaze over.
Yet the FED is the most important pillar of Progressive Gov’t. It was formed before the 17th amendment, before the “New Deal,” before Social Security, and certainly before the alphabet soup of Washington regulatory agencies.
IF the Federal Reserve did not exist, none of these other things would have been possible. Remove the Federal Reserve, and the State will shrink to the size and function originally intended in the Constitution.
So then, could the talk/attempt at a Gun Ban be a smoke-screen for renewing the Charter?
if it is, it’s working
according to wikipedia: the original charter was for 20 years but changed to perpetual in the 1920s. The 100 year charter is a myth. So, we’re still effed.
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