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SHADOW GOVERNMENT And the Takedown of America


President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Robs America of the Constitution and Balance of Power

Constitution Burning

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter written Nov. 21, 1933 to Colonel E. Mandell House

According to Dr. Eugene Schroder, the foundation for our current crisis was laid on October 6, 1917 with the passage of the Trading With the Enemy Act. This act gave the President the power to regulate, during time of war, all financial transactions involving any "individual, partnership, or body of individuals residing within any nation with which the U.S. is at war." On March 9, 1933, five days after Roosevelt's inauguration and four days after he had declared a national emergency, Congress passed the Emergency Banking Act, which amended the Trading With the Enemy Act to include regulation of transactions not only with the enemy but also between Americans during time of war or national emergency. Since FDR had already declared a national emergency to deal with the bank "crisis," this unconstitutional legislation immediately gave the President what he needed to launch the economic segment of his "New Deal" agenda. The result, of course, was an assault on the traditional form of American government and the free enterprise system under which America had flourished. FDR's declaration of a national emergency has never been terminated and has been joined by numerous other declarations of national emergency by subsequent presidents. Dr. Schroder cites this, as well as various government reports and laws, as "proof" that our nation has slipped into an "unconstitutional dictatorship."Source - Constitution: Fact or Fiction by Dr. Eugene Schroder with Micki Nellis
The Story of the Nation's Descent from a Constitutional Republic through a Constitutional Dictatorship to an Unconstitutional Dictatorship

Next, sourced in part from: A Special Report on the National Emergency in the United States of America

The next major development in the use of executive emergency powers came under Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Great Depression had already overtaken the country by the time of Roosevelt's inauguration and confronted him with a totally different crisis. This emergency, unlike those of the past, presented a nonmilitary threat. The Roosevelt administration, however, conceived the economic crisis to be a calamity equally as great as a war and employed the metaphor of war to emphasize the depression's severity. In his inaugural address, Roosevelt said: "I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis--broad executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe."

Many of the members of the Roosevelt administration, including F.D.R. himself, were veterans of the economic mobilization of World War I and drew upon their experiences to combat the new situation. The first New Deal agencies, indeed, bore strong resemblance to wartime agencies and many had the term "emergency" in their titles-such as the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the National Emergency Council.

In his first important official act, Roosevelt proclaimed a National Bank Holiday on the basis of the 1917 Trading With the Enemy Act - itself a wartime delegation of power. New Deal historian William E. Leuchtenburg writes:

When he sent his banking bill to Congress, the House received it with much the same ardor as it had greeted Woodrow Wilson's war legislation. Speaker Rainey said the situation reminded him of the late war when "on both sides of this Chamber the great war measures suggested by the administration were supported with practical unanimity....Today we are engaged in another war, more serious even in its character and presenting greater dangers to the Republic." After only 38 minutes debate, the House passed the administration's banking bill, sight unseen. Sound familiar?

The Trading With the Enemy Act had, however, been specifically designed by its originators to meet only wartime exigencies. By employing it to meet the demands of the depression, Roosevelt greatly extended the concept of "emergencies" to which expansion of executive powers might be applied. And in so doing, he established a pattern that was followed frequently: In time of crisis the President should utilize any statutory authority readily at hand, regardless of its original purposes, with the firm expectation of ex post facto congressional concurrence.

Beginning with F.D.R., then, extensive use of delegated powers exercised under an aura of crisis has become a dominant aspect of the presidency. Concomitant with this development has been a demeaning of the significance of "emergency." It became a term used to evoke public and congressional approbation, often bearing little actual relation to events. Roosevelt brain-truster, Rexford G. Tugwell, has described the manner in which Roosevelt used declarations of different degrees of emergency:

The "limited emergency" was a creature of Roosevelt's imagination, used to make it seem that he was doing less than he was. He did not want to create any more furor than was necessary. The qualifying adjective had no limiting force. It was purely for public effect. But the finding that an emergency existed opened a whole armory of powers to the Commander-in-Chief, far more than Wilson had.

A number of conclusions can be drawn from the Special Committee's study and analysis of emergency powers laws now in effect. Congress has in most important respects, except for the final action of floor debate and the formal passage of bills, permitted the Executive branch to draft and in large measure to "make the laws." This has occurred despite the constitutional responsibility conferred on Congress by Article I Section 8 of the Constitution which states that it is Congress that "makes all Laws . . ."

Most of the statutes pertaining to emergency powers were passed in times of extreme crisis. Bills drafted in the Executive branch were sent to Congress by the President and, in the case of the most significant laws that are on the books, were approved with only the most perfunctory committee review and virtually no consideration of their effect on civil liberties or the delicate structure of the U.S. Government of divided powers. For example, the economic measures that were passed in 1933 pursuant to the proclamation of March 5, 1933, by President Roosevelt, asserting that a state of national emergency now existed, were enacted in the most turbulent circumstances. There was a total of only 8 hours of debate in both houses. There were no committee reports; indeed, only one copy of the bill was available an the floor. Sound familiar?

This pattern of hasty and inadequate consideration was repeated during World War II when another group of laws with vitally significant and far reaching implications was passed.

The practical suspension of the Constitution explains how the President, today, can send 500,000 troops to fight overseas with or without the consent of congress, how he can bail out the Mexican economy over the objections of the American people, how he can overrule congress and provide billions of dollars in bail out money to banks, or private industry such as General Motors. And why we have lost our constitutionally guaranteed rights. Through the insidious, yet steady encroachment of "emergency powers," the government has achieved the ability to rule by statute or decree, without the vote or consent of the ruled. The government's own documents prove the case:

US Senate Seal

SENATE REPORT NO.93-549

93d Congress   1st Session }
Senate{ Report No. 93-549
EMERGENCY POWERS STATUTES:
PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL LAW
NOW IN EFFECT DELEGATING TO THE
EXECUTIVE EXTRAORDINARY AUTHORITY
IN TIME OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY
November 19, 1973. - Ordered to be printed
Mr. MATHIAS (for Mr. CHURCH) as co-chairman of the Special Committee on the Termination of the National Emergency, submitted the following EXCERPTS:

Senate Report 93-549, written in 1973, said "Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency." Only a President can change this state of emergency. None have.  But they have declared a "War on Drugs" and a "War on Terror" to technically keep reinforcing their dictatorial powers for the Banks to the Supreme Court.

The Senate Report goes on to say, "A majority of the people of the United States have lived all their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the constitution have, in varying degrees, been abridged by laws brought into force by states of National emergency. In the United States, actions taken by government in times of great crisis have... in important ways shaped the present phenomenon of a permanent state of National emergency."And further "These proclamations give force to 470 provisions of Federal law. These hundreds of statutes delegate to the President extraordinary powers, ordinarily exercised by Congress, which affect the lives of American citizens in a host of all encompassing manners. This vast range of powers, taken together, confer enough authority to rule this country without reference to normal constitutional process."Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens."

The US constitution provided for the president to be granted emergency powers in times of war or enemy attack. The fatal flaw in the constitution, however, is that the only provision to end emergency powers is for the president to declare the emergency ended. Once the president has these powers, he himself must relinquish them. Eleven presidents, both Democrat and Republican, have failed to reinstate the Constitution and give up these emergency powers. For more of the Senate{ Report No. 93-549 go to this link. We have only scratched the surface. A Special Report on the National Emergency in the United States of America

  Obama Poster
         Barack Hussein Obama

Today, we see the president and entrenched bureaucracy passing rules through the executive branch's many agencies without challenge from congress or the judicial system, originally meant to provide checks and balances.The emergency powers clause was included in the Constitution so that a president could legally assume all powers in case of rebellion or enemy invasion if the public safety required it, and was intended to be terminated immediately at the end of the crisis. Through a maze of political maneuvers, the emergency powers granted to President Roosevelt in 1933 have become part of the U.S. Code as permanent everyday powers. America has continued under the "constitutional dictatorship" of war and emergency powers to this day, more than 60 years later.

In reality, under this "constitutional dictatorship," the people have no rights except those granted by the government. Under our constitutional government, the people retained all rights except those specifically granted to the government. Government has grown so big, so unreachable, that the ordinary citizen has no chance to influence it. Even those with clout and political savvy, such as state governors, are stymied. (President Obama has effectively stripped state governors of their power to accept or reject his "Stimulus" Recovery Bill" by allowing state legislatures to bypass Governors, and accept stimulus program money that Governors may not want, thereby increasing his chances that the highly controversial federal funds will be foisted upon more states and taxpayers. ST) The US government today, with its inflated bureaucracy, political posturing, and ineffectual programs, would be a laughingstock if it weren't for the sinister side of arbitrary seizure of property without proven cause by many government agencies, ruthless invasion of privacy, federally mandated but unfunded programs that are choking the states' right to rule themselves, an unsound money system based on debt, and de facto economic depression. A growing separation between "haves" and "have nots" makes a powder keg on a slow fuse.

Consequences are, most Americans today have not been taught the Constitution, have never enjoyed the constitutional rights for which our forefathers fought a revolutionary war, and know that something is terribly wrong with government but have no idea what to do.

President Roosevelt's "New Deal" is called a "Raw Deal" by economists.

During and after World War I, world financial power shifted to the New York banks through which, however, it would be the London-based elite exerting de facto control. It might also be said that starting with U.S. entry into World War I, once you look past the patriotic slogans, the U.S., its vast productivity, and the blood of its population have been used in making this country the worldwide military enforcer of international financier domination.

  Nazi Flag
 
 Nazi Flag

World War II became the means of consolidating financier control. Prior to that, during the years of the Great Depression, both Russia —aka the Soviet Union—and the U.S. were slipping away from the fold. Stalin had shown his “Bonapartist” tendencies by favoring “Socialism in one country,” as well as by his deadly purges of the financier-controlled Trotskyite faction and his shocking rapprochement with Hitler in 1939 that seemed to foil the financiers’ intent to play off Nazi Germany and the Soviets against each other. To understand how the current administration and congress is moving us to liberal economic fascism, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism#Economic_policies

In the U.S., President Franklin Roosevelt had taken steps during the Great Depression to rebuild the U.S. economy by exerting an unaccustomed degree of control over the Federal Reserve System and providing credit at low rates of interest to homeowners, farmers, and businessmen. This made Roosevelt seem to many wealthy Americans “a traitor to his class."

  Henry Morgenthaugh, Jr.
 
  Henry Morgenthaugh, Jr.

Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. is chiefly remembered for his long tenure in this post. As Secretary of the Treasury he was in charge of US finances throughout the turbulent years of the New Deal and the Second World War. On taking office he faced the formidable task of stabilizing America's monetary system in the aftermath of abandoning the Gold Standard. During the war he played a key role in the planning and operation of the Lend-Lease scheme designed to support the Allied war effort. Morgenthau initiated an elaborate system of marketing war bonds. He arranged that the Federal Reserve would support Treasury borrowing and would purchase bonds not bought by the public at an agreed rate. The War Bond program raised 49 billion dollars towards the cost of the war.

He was also instrumental in devising the plans for the post-war monetary system that eventually emerged from Bretton Woods in 1944. This Conference, the keystone of postwar international finance, established the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and pegged all international currencies to the dollar, which was in turn pegged to gold. When, in 1945, his somewhat bizarre plans for the enforced "pastoralization" of post-war Germany found little favor with Truman, Morgenthau became marginalized and resigned.)

German General Franz Halder  

    German General      Franz Halder

 

Roosevelt spending plans did not work to restore the economy. Arguably, it was the World War II war that ended the Depression. And what a profitable war it was! General Alfred E. Wedemeyer later testified that in 1942 he had proposed a guaranteed plan to shorten the war by at least a year, invading France across the Channel. Winston Churchill argued for his “soft Underbelly” approach through North Africa and Sicily. Gen. Marshall called Wedemeyer before Churchill and Roosevelt to explain his plan, on which he had worked for months, perfecting every detail. Churchill persuaded Roosevelt to postpone the Wedemeyer plan for another year, while the Churchill plan was put into action in North Africa in Nov. 1942. Wedemeyer’s plan was vindicated in 1946 by Gen. Franz Halder, Chief of Staff of the German Army, who said the Wedemeyer cross-Channel invasion would have been a decisive and timely blow which would have shortened the war by at least a year. However, ending the war in 1943 would have cost the munitions manufacturers many billions in profits.

Ezra Pound broadcast on July 17, 1943: “I reckon my last talk was the most courageous I have ever given. I was playing with fire. I was openly talking about how the war may be prolonged, by fellows who were scared that the war might stop. I mean they’re scared right out of their little gray panties, for fear economic equity might set in as soon as guns stop shooting or shortly thereafter."

In 1944, Roosevelt proposed a new bill of rights, “The Economic Bill of Rights”:

Roadside Business  
Depression era roadside business
 

• The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation
• The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation
• The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living
• The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad
• The right of every family to a decent home
• The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
• The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
• The right to a good education

"All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being." FDR

Additionally, economist Richard C. Cook, former federal government analyst with the Carter White House, Civil Service Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Treasury Department, writes in his article, "Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, and Takedown of the U.S.A.":

"...instead of looking for ways to create a monetary system based on the productivity of the economy, as Lincoln had done with the Greenbacks during the Civil War, Roosevelt left intact the debt-based system overseen by the Federal Reserve. He added to this system the Keynesian idea of government deficit spending for public works to create employment. This was essentially a system whereby government would try to pay its debts by engendering inflation, a policy that has continued until today.

  soviet_union_flag
 
 Soviet Union Flag

In both the Soviet Union and the U.S., the financiers worked the levers of debt to build massive war machines. They were also working through the Western banks, including Brown Brothers Harriman in New York, to achieve the same ends in Nazi Germany. Eventually Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, and the U.S. entered the war. Both during and after the war, operatives from the international financial elite centered in London were the linchpins of a worldwide matrix of spying, assassination, terrorism, industrial espionage, psy ops, media manipulation, and monetary control. This included financing the founding of Israel as the Western bridgehead in the Middle East in 1948. As the 20th century advanced, the financier elite became heavily involved in getting rich off world war and the manufacture of the new weapons of mass destruction that modern technology made possible. Warfare and weaponry, combined with control of credit manufactured through the leveraging of industrial production, were to be the primary means of putting nations and their populations into debt. A materialistic slave society was being created, which books like 1984 warned against. Humanity was lured into compliance through the fantasy world brought about by the mass media by means of advertising, cinema, and television. Another enticement was the growing availability of mass-produced consumer goods."

Cook writes, despite the creation of an appearance of conflict between the West and the Soviet Union through the Cold War, the financiers continued to work both sides of the fence through their London-based operatives. In the U.S. they created the modern national security state with both the National Security Agency and the CIA firmly under their control. (The FBI's mission is to protect the private banks nown as the Federal Reserve, to be discussed further in Shadow Government, Part II and III. - ST)

 
Kennedy in Limo
 
  Texas Governor John Connally, his wife "Nellie" and President John Kennedy and First Lady "Jackie" in Dealey Plaza motorcade, moments before assassination

Then, after President John F. Kennedy moved to forestall the neocolonialist Vietnam conflict and replace the Federal Reserve with a U.S. system of silver-backed Treasury currency, he was shot dead in Dallas ’s Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.

In charge of convincing the public that the Warren Commission was correct in concluding that Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, supposedly a lone deranged gunman, were figures associated with the financier elite from the New York Times, Washington Post, and Yale Law School . (See The Kennedy Assassination Cover-Up Revisited by Donald Gibson, 2005.) But in 1979, a report of the House Select Committee on Assassinations stated that Kennedy was killed by a “probable conspiracy.” (More on Who, How and Why, Shadow Government Part III.)

  Vietnamese Dead
 
     Vietnam victims, women and children attempting escape         from waring enemies

It has been thoroughly documented that since World War II the Western intelligence agencies, all with close ties to the financial world, particularly the New York and London investment banks, have been responsible for engendering wars, revolutions, and mayhem in countries around the world, causing the deaths of millions of people in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and southeastern Europe.

Meanwhile, the worldwide arms industry, also under financier control, have produced the greatest arsenal of weapons of mass destruction ever seen. After Kennedy was killed, the U.S. moved to arm Israel as the leading military power of the region. Today, nuclear weapons have proliferated, with Israel, Pakistan, and India becoming nuclear powers in addition to the U.S., Russia, Britain, China, and France.

But warfare and weapons cost money, and by the late 1960s the Vietnam War was sinking the U.S. deeper into debt. The U.S. war machine was to be the main tool for financier enforcement of their worldwide plan of domination, but the nation was going broke. The problem was made worse by heavy federal expenditures for the poor and elderly through such programs as Medicare and Medicaid.  - Cook

Tricky Dick, guilty of a far more serious crime than Watergate. - a gold dealer's account

President Richard Nixon  
Richard M. Nixon
 

In 1971 Richard Nixon's closed off the gold window by removing the US dollar from being backed by gold.

In one article posted on August 12 at Miningweb.com, a mining trade publication, Nixon's dastardly act is described by writer Tim Wood: The Executive Order "unplugged the U.S. dollar from its gold life support," bringing about "the longest period a gold standard has been absent from the international system."

In effect, Nixon’s dictatorial Executive Order cancelled the dollar/gold exchange rate established 27 years earlier, when foreign central banks were allowed to claim an ounce of American gold for US$35. By his single stroke, Tricky Dick cut any relationship the US dollar had to gold.

Nixon's action in 1971 was more than symbolic. It had real impact. And to conservatives of the day, the anguish caused by the closing of the gold window was dwarfed by the shock of wage and price controls simultaneously imposed by Executive Order. (Some contend that several key Southern Californian Nixon supporters never forgave him for that betrayal, and quietly swung their financial support to Ronald Reagan.)

In 1971, Nixon was preparing for his reelection campaign. He was tidying up potentially troublesome areas. Consumer and wholesale price indices were bubbling up although the increases were miniscule as compared with inflation rates nine years later. Nixon's brain trust believed controls would be politically palatable, and could head off future price increases long enough to ensure his reelection.

The closing of the gold window meant little to most Americans as citizens had been legally barred from holding the precious metal since 1933.

As part of his reelection campaign, Nixon also wanted to punish French president Charles DeGaulle. In compliance to federal direction, the US media caricaturized the elegant, aloof French hero as unappreciative. After all, American conscripts had saved the French from the Hun in two world wars. This comic opera general was greedily using American dollars to plunder our gold reserves. Putting this ingrate in his place would resonate well with US voters.

Where was the dissent? Well, there wasn't much.

The equity markets had little interest in the closing of the gold window, but wage and price controls set the stock market off to record-high percentile increases the day following the announcement. Only a few old-fashioned economists, like Murray Rothbard and Hans Senholz, shook their heads in disbelief. The failed ghost of controls had arisen once more.

And by 1971 most Americans had little first-hand memory of gold. The Depression and WW II were indelibly imprinted on their psyches and if they thought about gold at all, it was as a murky link to the hard times of the 1930s. Silver was a different story. The dimes, quarters, and half dollars minted almost continually from 1796 through 1964 were 90% silver. Most folks simply took it for granted that the coinage was silver.

Not one in a thousand reflected that one dollar's face value in silver coins contained 72 parts of a pure ounce and that at $1.29 an ounce, the price fixed by the Treasury Department, the intrinsic value was precisely one dollar. This magnificent reality went unnoticed.

That all came to an end several months after JFK's death in 1963.The new "LBJ" non-silver, 10 and 25-cent sandwich coinage appeared on the scene amidst a barrage of propaganda.

The experts said the "sandwiches" would circulate side-by-side with the silver coins for eternity. Speculator-hoarders would find slim profit in pulling the silver coinage from circulation. This obvious deceit provided me with early evidence that public opinion was being manipulated and the manipulators knew the truth.

Shortly thereafter the US Treasury announced that August 16, 1968, would be the last day to redeem the $1, $5 and $10 silver certificates. In effect, the government had created an expiring option, and as the days passed, silver's time as money was passing as well. The silver coinage quickly disappeared, of course.

Your local coin shop was the place where you purchased or sold silver coinage, or liquidated your silver certificates. This activity honed the coin industry for the onslaught that was to soon follow in the gold market.

In 1962 US Treasury Department policy toward gold ownership was little changed since 1933. Gold for jewelry was legal. Gold coins dated 1932 and older could be legally held, but ONLY if physically in the US and as collectibles, not investments. All gold imports were forbidden, except by special license which was rarely granted.

So, a US $20 St. Gaudens gold piece was available in Switzerland for US $50, but, due to a shortage of supply in the US, it was worth $60 plus.

Hmmm…US gold coins minted prior to 1933 were legal if already here? You couldn't legally bring them in. But, if you were able to get them here, there was a nice profit. Interesting. Sounds like an invitation to the bootlegger.

My company, Camino Coin, was founded in 1959. Although our primary business was numismatics, we soon were deeply involved in buying and selling precious metals. In Europe, these services were provided by banks.

US government policy was harsh, and the gold coin bootleggers reign existed through the early 1960s. The process was simple: the bootlegger purchased the US gold coins in Europe where most of them had resided since 1933, and had them shipped to Canada. So far, everything was legal. Getting the gold safely across the border was the problem.

Treasury Department enforcement against the smugglers was sporadic. Most of the gold coins arrived safely, but occasionally the feds would "send a message to the coin community" by making midnight raids and confiscating gold as if they were dealing with dangerous drugs.

In one instance, I saw the process close up. A smuggler carried gold coins from Canada to the state of Washington, packaged them, and mailed the parcel from a Seattle post office to a US dealer. (This fellow was selling them to me.) When the dealer's sister sought to pick them up at her California post office, the Secret Service confiscated the coins.

The dealer, desperate to recover his merchandise, argued that since the coins were mailed from Seattle, they were physically in the US, thereby not subject to confiscation. The government held that these coins were never "here," but rather in transit from Canada, hence, contraband. The case finally went to a US Circuit Court and the government prevailed.

Near the end of JFK's presidency, the Treasury Department modified its restrictions on gold coins minted 1932 and earlier. US and foreign coinage could now be legally imported by Americans. This led to an avalanche of European gold coins like the British Sovereign, the French and Swiss 20 Franc, and all the American gold coins coming into the US.

In 1973, with the government in disarray, and a president near impeachment, a small but energetic movement to eliminate all remaining restrictions on gold ownership won a shocking victory and for the first time in over 40 years, Americans could freely own and trade gold without restriction.

The late, great coin dealer and conference entrepreneur James U. Blanchard III was the main force behind the struggle.

For the first time since 1932 gold coins, bars, and gold certificates could be freely imported. Items that, prior to January 1, 1974, were almost as dangerous to handle as heroin were part of everyday commerce.

But it took a while for a dealer to hold a Krugerrand or a Credit Suisse gold kilo bar in his hand without looking over his shoulder to see if a Secret Service agent was lurking in the shadows.

On January 1, 1975, the beleaguered US citizen had a bit of freedom restored when the draconian laws denying Americans the right to own and trade gold were eliminated. No, a gold standard was not restored, but January 1, 1975, was a day freedom lovers celebrate. August 20, 2001- Burton S. Blumert, gold dealer for 40 years

Oil is better than gold?

President Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had yet another plan to further fleece American citizens from their hard earned dollars. Richard Cook writes, the government worked out an arrangement whereby Saudi Arabia and the other OPEC nations would gradually increase the price of oil, with the profits to be used by the oil-producing nations to buy U.S. Treasury debt securities. By 1980 the cost of oil would be ratcheted up from about $3.50 a barrel to $39.50.

  Henry Kissinger
 
  Henry Kissinger

The drastic increase of the price of gasoline at the pump acted as a de facto tax on the U.S. economy. But the plan worked. The “petrodollar” and “dollar hegemony” were born, with the dollar becoming the world’s reserve currency. Dollars could flood the world only because in 1971 the Nixon administration had abandoned the dollar’s gold peg as a basis for international currency exchange. Now currencies floated freely in world markets with speculation and inflation rampant. The economies of the world were no longer based on production, but on financial manipulation. It was also the start of the era of monetarism, where the Federal Reserve thought it could regulate the economy by the raising and lowering of interest rates.

The Kissinger plan also made the U.S. dependent on Middle Eastern oil and turned it into the muscle behind the financiers’ ambition for Israel to dominate the region. So now Americans, who had liberated Europe from the Nazis, had to fight and die for the financiers in the Middle East. The final conquest of Iraq, starting in 2003, and the planned war against Iran are the latest phases. (For alleged Kissinger war crimes, click here: http://www.zpub.com/un/wanted-hkiss.html )

Meanwhile, through the financiers’ control of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, the producing economy was shattered through the Fed-induced recession of 1979-83, where interest rates were raised to the highest in history to combat the inflation the financiers had themselves caused by the oil price shocks. By this time, as some allege, the controversial concept of “peak oil”—whether it really existed or not—was being used as a cover for financier manipulation of oil markets by limiting production in order to maintain prices.

  Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister
 
  Vladimir Putin

In Russia, things took a surprising turn when the Russian people threw out their communist controllers in 1991 and established a Russian republic. The financiers immediately took over through the government of Boris Yeltsin and began to divide up the nation’s resources through their local allies, the “oligarchs.” But the Russian people refused to comply. Despite living in desperate poverty, they elected Vladimir Putin as their Prime Minister, a nationalist leader who moved quickly to establish a self-governing Russian state that the financiers and the Western press clearly intend to take down. Russia is now back on the world scene, and a revival of the Orthodox Church is taking place. The drama in that country has not been entirely played out it seems.

By 1992, when Bill Clinton was elected president, the U.S. producing economy had been devastated by the shutdown of factories and the export of jobs. The work of wrecking the economy was completed by Clinton ’s embrace of NAFTA, which has largely eliminated family farming in favor of financier-controlled agribusiness in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Deregulation of the financial industry began in earnest during the Reagan years from 1981-89 and accelerated under Clinton.

  Bill Clinton
 
William Jefferson Clinton

By this time, the U.S. economy was being kept afloat only through financial bubbles that allowed the purchase of consumer goods to take place through more family and household debt. We had the merger-acquisition bubble of the 1980s, followed by the George H.W. Bush recession which led to Clinton ’s election in 1992. During the 1990s we had the dot.com bubble fueled by foreign investment. Capital gains taxes on stock price inflation and counting trust funds like Social Security as budgetary assets allowed Clinton to balance the federal budget the last three years of his presidency. ("Balancing the Budget" can be misleading in that most people do not understand the difference between the "debt" and the "deficit". Deficit is the relationship of spending to income: How much is coming in versus how much is going out. In Clinton's case, the deficit was balanced in the future on paper, but the debt was not minimized in any way. In fact, it continued to increase. - ST)

[Ultimately] the dot.com bubble also burst with the loss of $7 trillion of wealth through the crash of 2000-2001. Next came the Bush bubbles—in housing, equity funds, commercial real estate, and hedge funds that have been deflating while threatening to destroy altogether the economic viability of what was once the world’s greatest industrial democracy.

Further, in his article, Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, and Takedown of the U.S.A., Richard C. Cook speculates: ...the only bubble left for an economy that appears to be entering terminal depression may be the current fuel/food bubble that could result in the starvation of millions worldwide. Now the longstanding ambition of the financier elite for the destruction of the American republic may finally be realized—with a lot of help, of course, from their American friends.

  Bush and Pope John Paul II
 
         President George W. Bush presents the Medal of Freedom to            Pope John Paul II June, 2004

“End Times” There is a recent explosion of programming on television and other major media regarding Biblical reference to the "End Times." Through global integration of television and the Internet, such as http://www.god.tv/ religious leaders are increasingly making End Times a topic for explaining current events. For many, the heralding of these times leads believers to a level of fear, followed by apathy that our current destruction is inevitable and should be allowed to run its course. In other words, do not cling, or hold tightly to certain values -- the suffering is as God intended. Others argue their God gave those he created in his image free will, control over what is to become of America, and the human race. They teach that God is opposed to The New World Order, and expects the faithful to oppose it, even if it means suffering not only loss of property, but torture and death. ST

  Bush Ground Zero
 
        President George W. Bush at Ground Zero, September 14, 2001,     rescue workers cheer and chant, "U.S.A., U.S.A.!

Can it be that the last stage of the U.S. takedown was triggered by 911? Were the banks behind it? Cook says:

It certainly appears that with 9/11 as a pretext, the U.S. entered into invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as a means of military occupation of the Middle East. Certainly 9/11 and the Iraq invasion benefited Israel, as some Israeli politicians have frankly stated.

Was one reason the financial controllers were so eager to engage in a “clash of civilizations” against the Islamic world the Koranic prohibition of usury which states, “Those who charge Usury are in the same position as those controlled by the devil's influence. This is because they claim that Usury is the same as commerce. However, God permits commerce, and prohibits Usury.” (Koran, Al-Baqarah 2:275)

Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Jew or Hindu, the question is: Will your God bring this evil down? Or,  Atheists and Agnostics, will you? Or will no one?

THIS CONCLUDES PART I OF THE STOPTHEM.org FOUR PART SERIES,                        "SHADOW GOVERNMENT AND THE TAKEDOWN OF AMERICA."                                        

Please consider an invitation to participate in this "beginning of the end of American ignorance" by providing content that augments the expose'. StopThem will add contributions to this expose' on an ongoing basis.

Coming in the months ahead, if you want it...      

Part II - The People Who Stole America will identify the people who robbed America of its incredible wealth, and who continues to line their pockets while emptying yours. It will name names of the "Elite." Many, you will recognize. Did you know that the song, "Wish I Were a Rich Man," from the play, "Fiddler on the Roof," was originally written in Yiddish and was titled, "Wish I Were a Rothchild." Wonder why the federal government bailed out certain financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, and let and let others such as Lehman Brothers fail? When we name names, you will understand who was behind the events that brought us to the crisis of today.

Part III - Secret Societies, Religions Who Conspire Against Us from the Freemasons, to the Illuminati, to Skull and Bones, to the international banking cartel, to the Bilderberg Group, how they install, elect and assassinate heads of state, including US Presidents. We will detail not only how they influenced the course of history, but now, our daily lives. What is the real function of the FBI, the CIA? Clue: It is not to protect the American people.

Part IV - A New American Revolution is for those who by now understand how America was lost. And how you personally were born into servitude, and are robbed in ever increasing ways, daily. You are literally sickened by it, because now you understand that Healthcare Reform is actually a scheme to constrict healthcare services and costs for the ageing baby boomer generation soon to overwhelm the system. What can you do? How do you protect yourself, and your family? How do you protect your assets? Can the America so many died for ever be retrieved? What can one person do to fight against the powers that oppress?

WHAT CAN YOU DO UNTIL THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF, "SHADOW GOVERNMENT AND THE TAKEDOWN OF AMERICA, PART II"?

 

Watch the government drive you deeper in debt? The President and Congress are servants of the structure of debt as dictated by the Federal Reserve Bank. Here is how your debt looks according to a website tracking the expenditures by way of what you owe. It's called the National Debt Clock. It is located here:

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

According to the National Debt Clock, the Outstanding Public Debt as of March 2, 2009 at 5:11:59 a.m. GMT was $10,888,272,299,309.82. The estimated population of the United States is 305,547,017 so each citizen's share of this debt is $35,612.37. That was before President Obama's current " stimulus package," was factored in, which is estimated to add another $6,700 to each American's debt. So, by the time you read this, you are indebted over $42,312.37.

The National Debt had been continuing to increase an average of $3.32 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Understand this money does not go to any programs. It is merely the interest on the loan debt to you for these programs. And it is designed to never be paid off. No con artist or group of con artists in history has ever perpetrated a scam that even approaches the scope of this one. In the nearly 100 years of the existence of the Fed, it has NEVER been audited and they don't pay income tax on the billions of dollars they take from us.

Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! Let them know you aren't going to be fooled anymore. Groups are organizing in cities all over America. They are protesting. The Internet is alive with information. Television cable programming, though limited, is breaking new ground. Prepare yourself for the next election cycle. StopThem will be providing more things you can do in the future. Particularly in Part IV, but that is several weeks off, if not months. We have researched much of the information, it is the organizing into publishable format that takes the time.

StopThem provides you with the following link as another gateway to enlightenment of the Shadow Government. You will not be bored, because this is your life, whether you like it or not:

A Special Report on the National Emergency in the United States of America

From Data On The Web and Archives, and the work of Dr. Eugene Schroder, et al, 1979 to present, one man worked to have placed it on the web in this edition, so that the data would not be lost. He died in January. And some data has been lost. The knowledge located here is exciting. And frightening. And factual. And inspiring. Through choosing to inform ourselves and realizing America, its Constitution, its wealth, your rights and prosperity have all been stolen, we are either going to be victims and part of the problem, or we are going to be part of the solution. Here is a list of topics found on the above link:

Declaration of Independence

- 1776 Articles of Confederation - 1777

The Constitution for the United States, Its Sources and Its Application

Undermining The Constitution - A History of Lawless Government

Our Enemy, The State

It Is Our Choice Who We Will Serve!

You thought the American Dream was real. Now you've had a rude awakening. America, its ideals and principles could be lost forever. We are at the point of general ruin that James Jackson predicted in 1790. Yet we don't need to let calamity overwhelm us. This crisis is your opportunity to stop them. But we must renew our vision of America, because as citizens we have been blindfolded from birth. It is up to us to remove the shroud, and once again declare our freedom. Nobody will do it for us. Please help yourself by educating yourself, and help to educate others. Otherwise we will have to carry them.

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