Korean War Veteran Speaks Out

The Liberty Paper does not often break style. I try to report on big issues that affect the American people’s constitutional rights and liberties through researched alternative media reporting. However, if the readers will oblige there is a story I’d like to share.

Today I met a hero. I went to Starbucks by Vanderbilt University for my normal drink and there was a Korean War veteran sitting in a wheel chair outside in the rain. I pulled in and got out of my car. We made eye contact and he smiled at me. He did not ask for anything, just smiled and said “Ron Paul, I wish he had won” (In regards to my bumper sticker). I paused for a moment and engaged him. I said, “Me too. What did you like about Paul?” He said, “Well young man, I am sitting in this wheel chair for a reason (he lifted the blanket to show me he was missing both legs- his upper left thigh had a bad wound that was wrapped in gauze, but leaking purulent fluid.) the Constitution was ignored for the first time and as a result that put me in the Korean War. My legs have been gone for decades; however, I have diabetes now and any cut I get ends up becoming a massive infection.”

He laughed and then said, “F***ing United Nations. Ron Paul, the only man who has served his country, understands the Constitution and would do anything just to have a chance to protect this country. Ron Paul, he’s the only one who gets it.” I shook his cold, wet hand and introduced myself. His name is John. John went on to tell me how he lost everything after the war. Both he and his wife were only children with no children of their own. Both sets of parents died when they were young. While deployed his wife died of cancer. John says they were promised that they would be taken care of when they returned to America, yet received next to nothing. As the years went on, their existence essentially faded along with the memories with the war.

Korean War Memorial Washington, D.C.

“Those assholes can build all the memorials they want. They don’t mean a damn thing. The only thing they should be building a memorial to is the US Constitution. Mike, every single dead man and woman, every single child growing up without a parent, wives with no husbands, husbands with no wives, sisters with no brothers- it is nonsense. I never met one civilian who hated their neighbor. Only the government. They give us guns and a paycheck and tell us to murder in the name of Democracy. Democracy is horse shit. None of my friends would be dead if we had followed the Constitution. Maybe my wife would still be here if she wasn’t so lonely. People have died simply of old age since the last time we had a constitutional declaration of war. Yet, we stand by and let Republicans and Democrats play with our lives as if they were pieces on a chess board. No one screams foul anymore.”

Next thing I knew I was soaking wet and 20 minutes had gone by. I went into my car and grabbed my first aid kit and my gym bag. I wheeled John into Starbucks and took him into the bathroom. I shaved his face, cleaned his wound, medicated it with antibiotic cream, and re-bandaged it. I wheeled him by the fireplace and got us some hot chocolate and lunch. All this time he essentially refused everything I was offering. However, I wouldn’t take no for an answer. We talked for another hour or so about politics, war, and the future of America. I share this story with you all not to tell you of my acts, or as a support article for Congressman Ron Paul. I share it to tell you of John’s acts. To tell you John’s story. John told me that while he was in the war and when he had the chance to return to Korea he gave every dollar he had to his name to the victims. Not the American victims, but the Korean victims. “I had nothing left in America anyways. My money could do me no good with a dead wife and no family.”

We have not had a constitutional declaration of war since 1945. Since then approximately 2,913,807 American fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts have died, been wounded or are missing. It is essentially impossible to count the casualties of other countries engaged in the wars because the number of innocent casualties are purposefully never reported correctly to maintain public support for the wars. There are more war lobbyists on Capitol Hill than almost any other lobbying group in America. When we are at war, they win billions. We continue to fund the wars by providing billions in foreign aide that purposefully goes directly to the hands of unhappy governments due to American presence in their sovereign nations without a dime ever reaching the innocent victims. They in turn, attack us with our own tax dollars. Not one of those almost 3 Million Americans were protected by the Constitution. The Constitution of this country is not a party position. It is an American position. It should not matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. You are American and protecting the Constitution is your responsibility   It is a position that I employ each one of you to stand by voraciously. Silence has cost us too much. It has cost the world too much. The only ones who are not negatively touched by our silence are those who are in it for profit. Make no mistake, the all mighty dollar does hold precedence over human life on Capitol Hill.

To any legislators or youth reading this, I leave you with these words that I shared with John from Congressman Ron Paul, “Leave the young people alone and they’ll find that they prefer lovemaking to warmongering and are more anxious to get along with one another than the older generations who stir the pots of war.” Just so you know, John shed a few tears at these words.

With Liberty,

-The Editor

Cities Around the Country Ditch the US Dollar

“No State Shall make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts” (Article 1:Section 8, US Constitution). When is the last time you saw a gold or silver coin floating around as payment of debt in America?

It all started with the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. President Andrew Jackson’s warnings were ignored by the American people and the United States had its first real taste of unconstitutional corporatism. Congress enacted the Federal Reserve, yet did not have the constitutional power to do so. However, with the Rothschild family’s influence over Congress two days before Christmas when most members were vacationing with their families a small handful of corrupt politicians and private bankers pulled a fast one. America’s monetary system has since been controlled by a secretive, private bank that loans money created from thin air to our government to run the country at interest that must be paid back to the private bank. However, the only place to get money to pay back the debt must come from the Federal Reserve, which is borrowed- at interest. Therefore, there is technically no way for the country to ever be out of debt. That is, if you choose to believe that the debt is actually real, which because it is unconstitutional the debt is in fact null and void. However, we are told that as Americans, we are responsible for this unconstitutional debt, and most people believe it. The media also loves

Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

to tell us that China owns us because they own so much of our debt. This is also a fallacy. China only owns approximately $1.15 Trillion of the over $16 Trillion US debt and are not buying a single dime more of it because they know it is becoming highly unlikely we will be able to pay it back. So who really owns all of the debt? The Rothschild family behind Federal Reserve owns it (making them, and the couple other families involved the only actual Trillionaires in the World), and they are terrified that if the American people fight back, they will be stuck with the bill- essentially loosing their stake in America. In fact, the family’s wealth is estimated at over $500 Trillion dollars- more than 1/2 of the entire world’s wealth. Why then does the media tell us that the wealthiest person on the planet is Bill Gates with only about $40 Billion? Maybe it’s because the Rothschild family purchased Reuters and the Associated Press who report the news to the world through ABC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and every other media outlet. It’s easy to stay out of the spotlight when you own the media. The rest is history-

In order to have total control over America the Federal Reserve had to end all other forms of real, commodity backed money such as gold and silver. They accomplished this by creating mass hysteria in American markets, which led to the Great Depression. On June 5th, 1933 Roosevelt took America off of the gold standard. He forbade banks to pay out gold and to export it. Keynesian economic theory dictates, one of the best ways to fight off an economic downturn is to inflate the money supply. Increasing the amount of gold held by the Federal Reserve would in turn increase its power to inflate the money supply. So Roosevelt ordered all gold coins and gold certificates in denominations of more than $100 to be turned in for other money. He then required all persons to deliver all gold coin, gold bullion and gold certificates owned by them to the Federal Reserve by May 1st for the set price of $20.67 per ounce. If they did not, they would be prosecuted. Come May 10th, the government had taken in $300 million of gold coin and $470 million of gold certificates, which is more than $13,197,874,712.37 today when adjusted for inflation. Two months later, Congress passed a joint resolution abrogated the gold clauses in many public and private obligations that required the debtor to repay the creditor in gold dollars of the same weight and fineness as those borrowed. In 1934, the government price of gold was increased to $35 per ounce, therefore increasing the gold on the Federal Reserve’s balance sheets by 69%. This tactic allowed the Federal Reserve to further inflate the supply of money by increasing their balance sheets. In August of 1971 Nixon put a total end to the gold standard when he announced the US would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fix standard. This is the day that the Federal Reserve officially won the war against Americans- for now.

Before all of this there were many commodity backed competing currencies in the country. It is now illegal to have such currencies. However, cities in multiple states have found a way to fight back. Some of the local currencies are backed by the USD so that you may trade them in, others are not. Those that are not are put into circulation freely to have even greater affect on the local economy. Here are some of the most recent-

  • In Berkshire Massachusetts they have created Berkshares. The Berkshare is a local currency. It is used just like the USD, but is not called “money”. The Berkshare is set in denominational values and traded for goods and services in the Berkshire area. Because this currency is only accepted in the Berkshire area it grows the local economy because currency cannot leave. Over 500 businesses in the area accept the Berkshare and now small local banks have even partnered up to grow their local economy. Currently there are over 2.7 million Berkshares in circulation.
  • Detroit Michigan has the Detroit Cheer or Script. There are over 4,500 in circulation and 25 business accept them.
  • The Plenty the the local currency of Pittsboro, North Carolina has more than 200 business involved.
  • Ithaca Hours  are used in Ithaca New York and have over 900 businesses involved in less than 20 years.
  • Mountain Hours are used in Summit County Colorado and were started in 2012. They are already wildly successful in less than a year.
  • Most recently VolsHours in Nashville, Tennessee has just been launched in November 2012.

Although this will not end the Federal Reserve in any way, it may be an effective way to attempt to escape inflation. It does indeed have its limits and legitimate problems. However, because they operate on such a local, small level the problems are relatively arbitrary. Here is a list of all of the local currencies used in America. The trend first started during the Great Depression due to the Federal Reserve creating mass hysteria in the remaining banks and markets in order to have full control over the money supply. However, most cities stopped using them until the last decade or so. Local currencies have been popping up faster than ever before. If you are interested in learning how to create a local currency for your community it will serve you well for many reasons: Inflation like we’ve never seen before is on its way with all of the recent quantitative easing that the Federal Reserve has been doing lately, it is an effective way to fight against the unconstitutional Federal Reserve, it builds the local economy better than any other methods currently applicable, and it builds community bonds.

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” -Thomas Jefferson

Republicans Poised to Repeat 2012 Mistakes on 2016 ticket: Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan

Not even a week after the 2012 Presidential election and GOP names are being floated for the 2016 ticket. Who is on the top of the list so far? To name a few of the top 5, none other than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Wisconsin Congressman, 2012 VP GOP pick Paul Ryan. What do they all have in common? None of them are conservatives and have voted against the constitution

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio 

many, many times.  This comes as no surprise seeing as how the GOP seems unable to understand that the only way to get back their base and attempt to gather new attention is to stick to the constitution. After all,  the Libertarian,  constitutionalist  movement is the fastest growing in the country. This movement is the very thing that made the Republic great. Yet, establishment Republicant’s are missing out on millions of energized young voters, and they don’t seem to mind.

Let’s Break them down:

Marco Rubio, “We choose more government instead of more freedom” (RNC Speech, 2012). It is hard to imagine what reaction our founding fathers would have had to Rubio’s speech. Even more disappointing to them would have been the thunderous applause he received only a few seconds after he dared to utter those words. Rubio is of course referring to Americans having their constitutional rights stripped away by the Patriot Act and the NDAA.  The NDAA being the legislation that allows for indefinite detention of US citizens without right to trial, due process, etc. Obama’s own judge ruled it unconstitutional. Obama of course said that the ruling was unconstitutional and was an attempt to override the power of his presidency. So Obama appealed the ruling. Rubio’s senate vote on the NDAA provision to unconstitutionally detain you? Senate Amendment 1126 was introduced to prohibit the federal government from detaining US citizens without due process and trial. Rubio voted Nay.  The media has completely blacked out the NDAA, so if you were hoping that maybe a conservative media source such as Fox News would be reporting on this big government, unconstitutional overreach you will have to look elsewhere. Since most Republicans are voting in favor of destroying the constitution you will have to do a little digging to see just how they voted on allowing the government to detain you. Here is the full Senate vote. It is interesting to note that more Democrats voted against President Obama than did Republicans. Proving that the GOP is indeed in no way currently in a position to call themselves champions of the Constitution. Rubio gave a foreign policy speech that essentially proves he’s eye-to-eye with Obama in regards to blatant disregard to the Constitution when it comes to war. He may even have more radical views on policy than did Bush junior. When Senator Rand Paul, KY (R) introduced Senate Bill 3576, which if passed would have stopped the federal government from handing billions of dollars to the very people that attack us, Rubio refused to vote, which is essentially voting not to support it. Here is the full Senate vote. Rubio’s lack of support for this bill only proves his inability to respect and understand the constitution of this country.

Jeb Bush. The name alone is enough to send shivers down the spine of any young voter. Those who grew up during the Bush Jr. years are so turned off to the idea of anything remotely close to do with the Bush family that it’s essential suicide to even think about propelling another Bush into office. Republicans lost faith in them, Democrats never liked them to begin with, and the youth are terrified of them. Of course, that won’t keep Karl Rove and his powerful friends at Fox News  from propelling the name. After all, we’re told that war-time manufacturers and black gold, and the Federal Reserve can be pretty persuasive these days. Oh, you didn’t know that his great-grandfather served as a chairman for the unconstitutional Federal Reserve? If that’s not enough for you, let’s consider the following. Jeb said that the banker bailout that gave failed banks over 700 billion dollars of tax-payer money was “The right thing to do“. Interesting position for someone to take who has a family tied to the Federal Reserve. Let us also not forget that every war we have been involved in since WWII has been unconstitutional. Wars that the family started. Additionally, it was his father George H.W. Bush that brought Agenda 21 and all of its unconstitutional, anti-American demands to America. This is the agenda that seeks to end National sovereignty, end private property rights, and contains language such as this “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective”. 

Chris Christie has consistently supported unconstitutional legislation that has destroyed NJ citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights. He has insisted that illegal immigrants coming to America is not a crime and essentially refused to prosecute illegals. He even now seems prepared to support illegals in-state tuition breaks at local colleges and universities. Furthermore, he now believes climate change is indeed real, which can only result in him supporting the unconstitutional EPA, which destroys millions of American jobs and even people’s lives.

Paul Ryan, begs for bailout? Wait, not Paul Ryan… He’s a real conservative, right? Wrong. Ryan seems to have no problem with voting against his principles. Ryan is an absolute champion of corporatism; and although his speech has some mighty fancy rhetoric in it make no mistake that giving wall-street billions in bailouts has failed. If he understood economics and the free-market capitalist system that made this country great, like he says he does, then why would he vote against his own claimed principles? If that’s not enough, Ryan is also parallel to Rubio when it comes to the NDAA. He believes that the federal government should have the right to detain you without trial, without due process, without your constitutional rights, indefinitely. So, he voted to make it happen. Furthermore, Ryan voted in favor of CISPA, which will allow the federal government and large internet companies (more corporatism) to exchange your private information and monitor you in an obviously unconstitutional manner.

So there you have it. Just a few of many unconstitutional, non-conservative things these men have championed for. You may find yourselves asking: How did these guys make it to the short list when even Democrats are voting more conservative than they are? Why are they being championed as some of the most conservative members in government? Who else is on the list? Anyone at all that can end this madness and keep the GOP from repeating their 2012 mistakes? If there is, it’s Kentucky US Senator Rand Paul (R) who is listed at number six. Paul is the only one who has consistently voted for the constitution and supported the American people on all of the above discussed issues. He is the only one who seems to know the difference between capitalism and corporatism, while at the same time remaining wildly popular with an energetic base who are poised to advance him into office. If the GOP has any hope of taking the White House in 2016 that hope is in the hands of Rand Paul.

Rand Paul 2016 Surges on the Internet: Conservative Savior of the Republican Party?

Politics is a game. It is imperative that those involved remember this; and Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul and US Senator from Kentucky, may be the greatest player the liberty movement has yet known. Moments after the re-election of incumbent President Obama “Rand Paul for President” began to surge again on the internet increasing a staggering 70 points from 25 to 95 in only 2 days. In fact, it has been

Rand Paul, 2016

surging since 2010. Even more interesting, the first time the search term hit a 100% peak search volume on Google was when Mitt Romney was officially nominated to be the Republican nominee last August. It only took a couple weeks for a 64 point increase to be achieved to propel the term to the 100% index. After this week’s election, the search term is on pace to reach the 100% index again at a record speed by the end of this evening.

Respectively, the 2012 presidential election will not be remembered for much. No big issues were debated except in the 3rd party debates. Third party candidates including Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson were all locked out. In fact, Stein was even arrested and detained for peacefully protesting outside of the final two-party presidential debate. However, you wouldn’t see that story on the mainstream media. The 3rd party candidates were shut out of the two-party debates just as much as the constitution was. The constitution was used only as a flash word by candidate Romney. Incumbent Obama, almost dared to mention it. Rightfully so when you consider all of the unconstitutional legislation that he has either passed, reaffirmed or the 139  unconstitutional executive orders he has forced upon the American people without congressional approval. The fact is though, Romney supports Obama, and most all of his unconstitutional agenda. Never once was the NDAA, the Federal Reserve, GMOs, the Patriot Act, Agenda 21 or HR 347 mentioned in the 2-party presidential debates. Yet, these are some of the biggest, most important laws, regulators bodies, and pieces of legislation that affect the American people. Instead the most talked about debate moment was Big Bird.

Regardless of what the “Conservative” media and establishment Republicans would have the American people believe, our civil liberties and the constitution would have suffered just as much under a Romney presidency. The silver lining in all of this is that there now exists the opportunity for a real constitutional conservative to take the White House in 2016.

As for the timing, it couldn’t be better. The stock-market started to crash the second Obama won re-election. Also, all indicators point to an almost certain recession in the coming months with the fiscal cliff looming. Combine this with the fact that Obama’s proposals are to add nearly $10 Trillion to the publicly held debt within the next 9 years and the Federal Reserve pushing QE Infinity, which is creating mass inflation and a bubble larger than the United States and you end up with a recipe for certain economic and civil liberty destruction.

Conservatives, Americans and even the world will be desperate for someone to pull the country back in line with the capitalistic ideologies that made this country great. Rand’s game has been one of strategy. He has played his cards carefully. By “endorsing” Romney he has insured that he will not be blamed, as his father already is being, for Republicans not winning the White House in 2012. He has played well on Capitol Hill with his colleagues  in order to show that he is more than capable of getting the job done. Those in the liberty movement who are bothered by this need to remember that the apple never falls far from the tree and strategy wins the war.

Furthermore, Rand has support where Romney and Obama did not, or split support. He will carry the Tea Party base, the youth, civil liberties groups, Wall-Street, and many more demographics. The Paul family has an army of supporters, millions of dollars on hand, many new allies in Congress, and many more to come as the liberty movement is only expected to strengthen come 2014 mid-term elections all ready to throw their support and endorsements behind Rand Paul in 2016.

A lot can happen before the 2016 presidential election. It is also a worthy speculation that Karl Rove will attempt to propel Jeb Bush onto the Republican 2016 ticket. Let this be a warning to establishment Republicans though. If you attempt to propel Jeb Bush into office, you will lose. Jeb Bush is no more than another Romney. It is time for the party to decide whether they wish to embrace liberty and the Republic as their namesake suggests and become the most viable party of the future, or simply vanish into the American History books. Hopefully 2012 has provided a lesson. The liberty movement needs to be careful though. Spreading itself too thin by having multiple candidates such as Gary Johnson and others on the ballot may hurt its chances of 2016 success. If the movement wishes to succeed it must get behind the strongest candidate and advance. The Republic is in more danger than ever before, but the dream lives on.

BREAKING: 2012 Presidential Election Winner Already Determined

With less than 48 hours before the 2012 Presidential Election the winner has in fact already been chosen. Actually, the winner of the US Presidential elections has won before the elections were even held since the Clinton years. The mainstream media would never let you in on this though. A conspiracy theory? Absolutely not. Who won then? Goldman Sachs. They’ve been winning for quite some time.

If you polled Americans about Goldman Sachs there is a good chance that less than 20% would actually know who and what Goldman Sachs is. Goldman Sachs is no more than a private global investment and securities firm based in America. The word private is stressed because the business has no constitutional basis for connection with American government. After all, we have free-market capitalism in America right? Wrong. When government and private business intervene with one another in an unconstitutional manner, free-market capitalism does not exist. Corporatism, a little known term in America, is the result. In America we have corporatism, not free-

The real reason they are both smiling? They already know the election was over before it even began.

market capitalism, which is why it is odd to see liberals condemn capitalism when we have not had capitalism in America since maybe the the colonial days.

So, why does Goldman Sachs want anything to do with the federal government? Most businesses just want the government out of their ledgers right? Yes, but those businesses are champions of free-market capitalism. Goldman Sachs is not.

Let’s start with the Federal Reserve, another unconstitutional private bank that has a monopoly on America. The Federal Reserve lends money to the American government at interest for our government to operate. This money must be paid back to the bank, plus interest. However, the only place to get money to pay back to the bank must come from- the bank. So how do you get out of debt? You don’t. It’s literally scientifically impossible. So the Federal Reserve has total control of every single penny in America.  A private, unconstitutional monopoly controls the money supply. Plain and simple. How does Goldman Sachs benefit from this? By placing their executives into the Federal Reserve. Recently, William Dudley a former Goldman Sachs partner was named President and CEO of the Federal Reserve NYC location.

However, it’s not enough to place their executives in the Federal Reserve alone. It goes on:

Robert Rubin (Chief Operating Officer & Partner Goldman Sachs), Clinton’s US Treasury Secretary

Jon Corzine (CEO, Goldman Sachs), US Senator (D)

Henry Paulson, (CEO, Goldman Sachs), Bush Jr.’s US Treasury Secretary

It starts getting good with President Obama, which is ironic since Liberals don’t believe in the power of corporations and want them limited in every way possible:

Rham Emanuel, (Contract Employee, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s Chief of Staff, Now Mayor of Chicago (D)

Robert Hormats, (Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International), Obama’s Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

Mark Patterson, (Washington Lobbyist, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s Chief of Staff Treasury

Diana Farrell, (Financial Analyst, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s Deputy Director of the United States National Economic Council

Stephen Friedman, (Director/Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s FIAB Chairman and former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve NYC location (while simultaneously employed at Goldman Sachs)

Philip Murphy, (Sr. Director of Frankfurt, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s Ambassador of Germany

Adam Storch, (Vice President of Business Intelligence, Goldman Sachs), Obama’ s Managing Executive of the Security and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement

Sonal Shah, (Vice President of Policy, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

Alexander Lasry, (Analyst of Government Affairs, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s Senior Advisor of White House Staff

Gary Gensler, (Head of Finance, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s U.S. Chairman of Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Undersecretary of the Treasury, and Asistant Secretary of the Treasury in the United States

Gregory Craig, (Chief Counsel and Firm Lawyer, Goldman Sachs), Obama’s White House Counsel

So there you have it. Corporatism at its finest. What if Romney wins? Well, they are betting on that because of Obama’s poor performance and have given Romney over $1.8 million dollars to secure their strong hold on the American people. However, don’t worry, they are still hedging their bets by remaining a top donor to both candidates. In fact, Goldman Sachs is the biggest banking campaign contributor in the world.

With Goldman Sachs placing their executives in the Federal Reserve, the White House, in Congress, and directly hand picking other candidates of their choice and propelling them to office with unlimited supplies of money (like US Senator Bob Corker (R) representing Tennessee who is running for reelection this year) they can directly control legislation and money at every turn of the American market. Therefore making them the only clear winner of the 2012 Presidential Election and many more to come, unless Americans voice their opposition to the true terrorists threatening our liberty and prosperity. So much for the Republic and our “free” elections.