Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"A Republic, Madam, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT"

"A Republic, Madam, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT"
I like to read. There are many who read much more than I because of my love for movies, but some things are, or should be required reading, such as the following, taken from GovTrack.us:

The following summary was written by the Congressional Research Service, a well-respected nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress. GovTrack did not write and has no control over these summaries.
Debt Free America Act - States as purposes of this Act the raising of sufficient revenue from a fee on transactions to eliminate the national debt within seven years and the phasing out of the individual income tax. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a 1% fee, offset by a corresponding nonrefundable income tax credit, on transactions that use a payment instrument, including any check, cash, credit card, transfer of stock, bonds, or other financial instrument. Defines "transaction" to include retail and wholesale sales, purchases of intermediate goods, and financial and intangible transactions. Establishes in the legislative branch the Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action to review the fiscal imbalance of the federal government and make recommendations to improve such imbalance. Provides for expedited consideration by Congress of Task Force recommendations. Repeals after 2017 the individual income tax, refundable and nonrefundable personal tax credits, and the alternative minimum tax (AMT) on individuals. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to: (1) prioritize the repayment of the national debt to protect the fiscal stability of the United States; and (2) study and report to Congress on the implementation of this Act.
If you look up this act in a search engine, many articles, forums, rants and raves can be found, to no surprise. Many people are so uptight about it they'll never get their necktie loosened again and will blow a headgasket well before 2017. I hope they have life insurance.
Still, this is a bill to be seriously considered. As some people have correctly stated, once a bill is in place, it is seldom repealed and almost always expanded. For example:


 October 29, 2010, 12:57pm (report abuse)
Remember, the income tax started out as only 1% and look where we are now. Any tax instituted will never be repealed or die.
Another person (me, I admit) wrote in response to another person's forum entry:


 November 3, 2010, 12:39am (report abuse)
JKJ - "We either do something now or our childrens children will inherit our debt."

It is right that we pay our fair share of taxes to support the proper workings of the government. It is not right to shoulder a burden imposed contrary to the laws of our land. The actions of the Federal Legislators and Executives are and have been contrary to the Constitution since the Federal Reserve Act, 1913. The 16th Amendment was forced through (sound familiar) and was not ratified. We are not responsible to pay for unConstitutional and illegal actions.

What to do? How about start a class action law suit against the Fed. Gov't on the deception of the ratification of the 16th Amendment. It never was properly ratified and that has been proven so many times now - shame on us. We have allowed it to remain in force. Time to repeal it. Either that or our State governments should do it for and in behalf of we, The People. Which attorney wants to spearhead this law suit? Who will take up the standard?

I firmly believe this is a viable course of action. Something must be done to make the needed corrections and a class action suit, I think (not being an attorney), would have some teeth, particularly if some individual living people are named in it.   I believe Ron Paul would be about the only person on The Hill who would be clearly safely outside the ranks of the potentially guilty. 

Such a lawsuit would take a lot of research and a lot more money. The US people would need to come up with donations and a couple volunteer watch-dog groups would need to keep a sharp eye on the process, but if some past US Presidents and their staff and some past Senators and Congress-people were specifically named the fear of loss would take hold within the ranks of the "DC Elite" and the habit of consulting the US Constitution would likely become more prevalent among those who draft the bills that bear such close scrutiny. This is just the kind of precedent the US People need for protection against those who would take over our government and financial economy for their own gain. 

I, therefore, ask again, "Who will take up the standard of Responsibility to Truth and begin the action that will hold Congress and the President to REALITY?" Who will boldly hold them to face the truth of what happened back in 1913 with the Federal Reserve Act, of Congress' abdication of their Constitutional responsibility to coin money and set the value thereof, of the NON-ratification of the 16th Amendment, of taking the USA off the gold standard? Who will put your names on the public ballot, your dollars in the escrow account to be used to hold Congress' feet to the fire? 

I, for one, will. 

If I have an unexplained accident in the near future or simply disappear as authorized by the Patriot Act, with no word of explanation from anyone, then I'd say I've given my all for my country in pushing the above stated action. I hope the push will be enough to get the appropriate people into action.

Does that sound melodramatic? How's this for melodramatic:
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country"? (Nathan Hale, 1776) How about, in reply to a lady's question about what type of government the United States was given: "A republic, madam, if you can keep it." (Benjamin Franklin, 1787) How about, "Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead". (Captain David Farragat 1864) The USA has a wonderful history of melodrama. You've gotta love it. 

If you do not love it, LEAVE IT. I mean that, said to everyone, from the "lowest" laborer to the "highest" President, emigrant or not, and if you think I am rude and out of line in so saying, here is my answer:

(General McAuliffe, 1944, when demanded by the enemy during the Battle of the Bulge to surrender. The US forces won.)

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