Running on Empty -Eli Stone

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“Suspicion is a virtue as long as its object is the public good, and as long as it stays within proper bounds. … Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” Patrick Henry
“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” H.L. Mencken
As some of us get older and pay attention, we begin to see patterns in all kinds of stuff. Nature, politics (ruled by human nature), and if you are a mathemagician, pun intended, you easily see patterns in numbers. As our national debt tics ever higher you might understand that the United States government is steadily draining the tank. We now have more people on public assistance than paying into the system. Ever fewer folks working as the baby boomers age and retire. This creates a problem for a government hell bent on collecting ever more money to sate its appetite for spending. Remember government only spends your money, they create nothing except on the back of others. The pork barrel politics and spending really need to cease. I don’t see it happening, and one day the credit card will be empty. There is a reason that there is much to do when the government is about to run out of spending cash. You ever notice that the news reports that social security benefits, veteran’s benefits, and every tear jerking event that can be brought to bear is to get the spending ceiling raised.
Speaking of economic conditions, the only reason I can see for the price of fuel dropping so low is a decreasing demand. The average family is making less now than ten years ago, in fact my wife’s paycheck dropped another dollar on January 1st. People have less to spend because the government has decided that we the people can be told what we must buy; to whit Obamacare. Totally unconstitutional. The difference between Obamacare and car insurance is that car insurance lays within the realm of the state’s regulatory authority. I had to kind of giggle when those who were beaming about “free” healthcare, and the looks on their faces when those same people found out just how much “free” was going to cost them. Obama care, it only works when you don’t.
In December, the Federal Reserve Bank, which is neither federal nor reserve (for more information refer to The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin), was indicating that the interest rates needed to go up, and it did, a move normally made to slow down the economy when it is “overheating”. Then this month I see on the news that economist now say we are headed for another recession…..HUH? How much more of a recess does our economy need? As far as I can tell the economy has been in recess since 2008. So, I would recommend that you invest in some physical precious metals to hedge against the dollar tanking. Not saying that the dollar will definitely tank, but if the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) nations are trying to divest themselves of the petro (US) dollar, something must be up. The billions of dollars printed in the bailouts may be coming home to roost in the not too far future.
I found it funny that the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee released a scathing statement on January 8th, calling on Hillary Clinton to “come clean” after the State Department released an email in which she asked an aide to send information on a non-secure system after attempts to send the document securely failed. Sen. Chuck Grassley said the email, released along with about 3,000 other emails from Clinton’s State Department tenure, is “disturbing,” and “appears to show the former Secretary of State instructing a subordinate to remove the headings from a classified document and send it to her in an unsecure manner.” The State Department is saying there was no indication that the missive was classified, unless you know about secure faxes and classified headers. You really don’t want to try and contend with sending unsecure information on a secure fax if you don’t have to as it can be a pain in the butt. So, tell me now, why was Hillary’s aide trying to send the information on a secure line? The next question is why did Hillary tell her aid “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure”, after the talking points she wanted repeatedly failed to go through on a secure fax? Things that make you go hmmm? Looks like Hillary may be an even bigger liar than myself (pun intended). So we are apparently into investigation number eight. I am wondering how over a thousand of those emails that the state department released were “retroactively” classified.
So Obama is trying his best to rewrite the constitution with executive order for the better of all and severely restrict gun ownership. Get with the program Mr. Constitutional scholar, executive orders are for executive departments and have no bearing or effect upon we the people with the possible exception of during time of rebellion or invasion. And then only for those items enumerated in the constitution and only with the permission of congress. Tsk, tsk, you have to admit it is absolutely confusing to see Obama, a pro abortionist, cry and want to ban guns in the name of saving children. Fair warning, I think Obama’s attempts to ban weapons has far less to do with saving children and more about his desire to fundamentally change America. I would imagine that Obama is going to need more than a pen and cell phone.
Speaking of abortion, did you know that Planned Parenthood was actually established by Margaret Sanger. Margaret established Planned Parenthood with a totally different intention than just making sure that women had a clean safe place to go for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood was intended to be a tool in assisting with genocide. Go read about Margaret Sanger and her intentions, Hillary Clinton admires Margaret’s work.
Speaking of genocide, there are those who believe that atrocities that happened in other countries last century could never happen here. The Holocaust, which many Muslims claim never happened, was just a small portion of the many genocidal activities governments undertook last century. Germany, a first world nation, went from a downtrodden economically burdened country, to being led by a homicidal, genocidal, megalomaniac in less than twenty years. Hitler got an entire nation to follow him. Did I mention that the Muslim world was allied with Germany during World War Two?
I know much of this can be overwhelming to many. Having been an intelligence type once upon a day I discovered that if you smell smoke there is probably something burning. The bulk of the American population has a serious distrust of those in charge of our government. And with good reason. Those in charge have approached the jewel of liberty in the name of progress and democracy. I advise that people be prudent with their money, their possessions, and their liberty. You should probably turn those paper dollars in your mattress into tangible possessions, copper, brass, lead, silver, you get the picture.
If we survive Obama’s Administration others will come in search of our liberty. We might be able to undo the damage he has done, but the proletariat that elected him is another story. And now a few words from history about democracy and republics.
“Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin “Democracy is the road to Socialism.”- Karl Marx “Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” -John Adams, 1814 “The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” -Thomas Jefferson, 1790 “If you want a good argument against democracy, spend five minutes with a voter.” -Winston Churchill