Well, the Georgia LP Convention is just a few days away now. I placed second in the Florida Straw poll despite having no ground game. I get votes by convincing existing LP members that I’ve got the best solution.
That’s what this video is about. I’m asking for your vote and I’m going to explain why I deserve your trust by laying out the 8 major planks in my platform.
First of all, Friday, the 24th of February, I’ll be in downtown Atlanta on the “Butler for Business” radio show on AM 920 WGKA Atlanta from 10-12 noon. We’ll welcome your calls. After that, I’ll be in the Georgia Center hotel by 4pm on Friday, so ring me up if you’d like to talk.
Now … THE most important issue to me in this race is the need to deconsolidate power at every level of governance. The 10th amendment to the US Constitution states that:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Federal govt has taken too much power from the states, and given too much power to our friends in the Obama world government. For example, the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund rarely operate to the benefit of the United States so we need to dramatically reduce our involvement in them.
Abortion? 10th Amendment issue. Decriminalization of marijuana, gay marriage? 10 Amendment issues. If you don’t like Texas law on abortion, go to New York, etc. That’s the way to handle this. Empower the States. They will gladly take it. They call it “clawing back power from the Federal Govt.”
But there is more. All levels of government need to get out of the lives of sovereign individuals to the greatest extent that is politically practical.
That’s why it’s so important for we Libertarians to hammer home the most important concept that runs throughout the US Constitution, yet is never mentioned in the document – that’s the separation-of-powers concept. That means that power should be spread out to the maximum extent practical. That’s pure Libertarian. That reduces autocracy and maximizes freedom and personal liberty and responsibility.
That’s why I also support monetary reform. As I’ve always said, I believe in returning the money power back into the hands of we, the people – but that doesn’t mean Congress.
Monetary reformers know that the money power must be deconsolidated further than that. I believe Congress should only be allowed to set an inflation target to match population growth – that’s it!
That way the total amount of money in the system is stable. Then, an independent Monetary Authority composed of members from each of the 50 states actually decides how much money to create and which of the many tools available should be used. This puts the money power into the hands of we, the people to the greatest extent possible.
The problem is that currently, the biggest banks are in total control over the quantity of American money. If they create too much, they blow up a huge credit bubble. When it pop, the moneymasters are always in the best position to know how to make the most money from the downside, despite all their protests of insolvency – and still we have the unbelievable specter of Obama handing out trillions of dollars to these vultures, socializing their so-called losses. I say, throw them all in jail.
How do we fix this? We need to stabilize the QUANTITY of money. I’m not stuck on my method of doing it. If there is a better way, I’m open to it. The one thing you have to keep in mind though is that you cannot elect a banker.
We have to break free of this antiquated 19th Century model where the private banks create all of the nation’s money for their benefits, then have the gall to lend it into our economy at interest.
We need to go back to the Revolutionary War model where money was created to serve the public interest – to serve all citizens equally.
The two basic reforms that every nation eventually will accomplish – in my lifetime — are:
1. No more national debt. You can’t just to pay down the debt because all our money is the debt. You have to eliminate it completely by changing the system, and then never allow national borrowing again. Borrowing money is no way to run a nation. It has to stop.
2. Banks can only lend money they actually have. What the biggest banks have been doing is lending out as much as 300 times the amount of money they actually have. This is called “fractional reserve lending” and this is nothing but fraud and counterfeiting of our national money and must be stopped if we ever have any hope of getting our government back.
So, my two most important issues are:
1. Deconsolidation of power, and
2. Monetary reform. Even Ron Paul is using the term monetary reform in his latest speeches.
3. My third most important issue is maintaining national sovereignty. Sovereignty is the bulwark of world freedom. National sovereignty is the biggest thorn in the side of the new world order – those who would consolidate power to the ultimate degree. But sovereignty requires a sovereign money system and defensible borders.
4. Defense policy – We need to stay strong, but we have got to stop using force of arms to gain political objectives unless Congress declares war. George Washington warned us of entangling alliances and it’s time to heed that warning. However, America has enemies and always will because it is the home of freedom and true freedom is anathema to the moneymasters of this world who are at work constantly to return human kind to serfdom if not abject slavery. These are not good people at the top of this money pile.
The flip side of this argument is that although freedom is NOT free, other nations will never learn to fight for their own freedom if we are always trying to step in and do it for them.
5. An incentive-driven society instead of a government sugar-daddy, give-away society is an absolute must.
6. Medicine: Fix the last week of life problem. We are spending our kids inheritance by being hooked up to wires and tubes to make us live one extra week. We must fix it or we can never balance our budget. A second driver to medical expenses is the huge advantage granted medical patents which destroy a truly competitive market and less expensive alternatives.
7. Trade Deficit: Do you know how much our trade deficit is? Last month, our trade deficit hit $48.5 billion dollars. That’s nearly $600 Billion dollars a year – more than the entire discretionary budget of Congress. It’s a complete bloodletting of the American economy and a direct and monopolistic attack on America’s manufacturing capability.
When you add in the interest payments ALONE on our national debt – another $540 billion this year – that’s nearly 10% of our GDP from those two totally unnecessary outlays ALONE. The majority of the interest payments on the national debt go to banks, central banks and the Chinese communist government – the same government that is the primary beneficiary of the trade deficit.
You can’t ignore this. You have to fix it, and fortunately the Constitution tells us that tariffs and excise taxes are OK, and until the passage of the 16th Amendment, the income tax was not OK because it was a “direct” tax.
8. Tax policy. No more IRS. No more income tax. Appropriate tariffs and an 18.8% consumption tax will completely pay for the federal government after we make significant, but appropriate cuts. A consumption tax is known in legal terms as an “event” tax, or an excise tax. An excise tax is a Constitutionally approved “indirect” tax. As late as WW1, tariffs generated 30% of the national income, and excise taxes 60%.
All right now, let’s sum up:
What’s needed is a general de-powering of government. We need less govt and more personal liberty. We need to push power down the power pyramid back into the hands of we, the people. What Obama is doing to an unprecedented degree is consolidating the money power, and thereby the political power into fewer and fewer hands. And the Republican candidates aren’t a bit better. We are the only hope for America.
Instead, what we have is the most lawless situation in American history among the players at the top of the money and power pyramid. You think robo-signing is a thing of the past? Last week in San Francisco, hundreds of new robo-signed mortgages were discovered. It’s still going on. Why? Because no one is being prosecuted and being thrown in jail. One of our Libertarian candidates at the Florida convention seems oblivious to this. He said that Wall Street and the big bankers needn’t be prosecuted because they just made a few mistakes.
What? Really? I say, “Stop the Looting. Start Prosecuting!” And until we do, this complete breakdown of the rule of law will be replaced by the rule of the jungle. This will continue – and even continue to accelerate.
I’m the only candidate who understands THE most important issue – the money issue – well enough to say anything more than “I have a jobs plan.” A “jobs plan” isn’t going to cut it. We need to go after these vipers and completely reform of our debt-based monetary system.
Look, this year, the world will be watching us like never before because we fostered Ron Paul. They know we are a decade ahead. Let’s nominate a candidate who is on that leading edge – one who can successfully lead the charge by raising the cry, “We want our freedoms back.”
So, please go to the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s website at: www.lpgeorgia.com and sign up for the convention. I am asking for your vote during the Georgia straw poll after the Presidential Debate and for your nomination in Las Vegas.
Thank you so much for the honor that you have given me to take part in this process within the Libertarian Party.
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