Thomas Jefferson - THE MAKING OF AMERICA, p. 395
"...And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are*, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four**,, and give the earnings of fifteen of these*** , to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes; have not time to think, no means of calling the mis-managers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow sufferers..."
* - You see right there that Thomas Jefferson knew why this was bad. It was ALREADY HAPPENING! IN ENGLAND!
** - 16 out of 24 hours is 2/3 of the day. (That's a double shift for all you Davis/Baconers out there.)
*** - that works out to 94% of your money you would earn each day to be paid to the government.
It's a rare family now, that doesn't have husband and wife both working. ( Your 16 hours). Many with additional jobs or enterprises. Inflation of money and government keep us wage slaves. As long as we have a Demockery it can not change, for over 50 percent of the people are recipients of government largess or wages.
Americans are in debt because they refuse to understand our monetary system works. They are afraid to understand how our monetary system works. We are in debt because all of what we use for our medium of exchange is created as interest-bearing loans to us. If we do not borrow from the banking system there is no medium of exchange ( money). There is only one radio program in United States that discusses those facts and the consequences of having a debt based monetary system. There are no papers that addresses the fact that all our money is created as interest-bearing debt. There are no TV programs that address the fact that all money is created as interest-bearing debt.
The only radio program that addresses the fact that all money is created as interest-bearing debt and the consequences thereof is the blog talk Wealth Money Radio Show. the only Internet site that I know of that addresses our debt money system is wealthmoney.org .
I know of no organization, group, paper, Internet or otherwise that encourages its followers to go to those places and learn about devastating destructive consequences of having a debt money system.
You mean except us of course, right Byron?
I would be interested in doing a video. when and how?
I sent you a private message with a link to his email Byron. Check your inbox. Click on Burkeley's name and let him know.
I tried that nothing happened
This defines the problem. Still applies today. Very short read...
What is liberty?
Actually, what is the political struggle that we are witnessing? It is the instinctive struggle of all people toward liberty. And what is this liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world?
Is it not the union the coming together of all liberties -- liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, of labor, of trade?
t Isn't liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so?
Isn't liberty the destruction of all despotism -- including, , legal despotism? Finally, isn't liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational ability for organizing the rights of the individual to lawful self- defense; of punishing injustice
What is Liberty when its definition has become synonymous with the peoples needs to enact it? Mort! you say my words are sometimes out of the boundaries I say your Mind needs to leave the confines of its boundaries then we can form our defense.
No Q, I don't believe that is exactly what I said.
I believe I said you're a little nuts. Either way, you're right. We better come together on the same page before it's too late.
I understand that all men are called at birth to live which to me says that all men are called to be men. and in its broadest definition is it not a call to need the sun of freedom for doesn't man live in the world of light then sleeps at night? Our world has changed so drastically that night has be come our day as lliberty has lost its meaning and our only freedom is whether to watch TV and our choice of speaking out and chancing a rebuke or waiting in the shadows and waiting for a ghost to call.