The Incontrovertible Conundrum Of Dr. Ron Paul


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Note to readers… Many will turn away from the following facts before finishing this research project simply because it creates in oneself a sense of cognitive dissonance – the emotional feeling and knowing that ones beliefs are misguided, and yet believing in them anyway, no matter how undeniably overwhelming the opposing facts are to ones set of beliefs. This tool (the theory of cognitive dissonance) is paramount in the struggle to keep the people under control through advertising, entertainment, media, corporate religions, and political happenstance so that the average and even above-average person is continuously and hopelessly bound… not by facts but by belief in anti-fact. I would only ask that, as in any good scientific experiment, you consider the following well-documented evidence even if it goes against your beliefs, as one must consider all positive and negative variables in any equation before the truth can ever become clear. I promise that by the end of this article, you will have indisputable proof of corruption and subterfuge proving the Audit The Fed bill to be a fraud, and will better understand the Federal Reserve System and its actual power and authority. Consider this a challenge! And please do not do me the disservice of leaving a negative comment unless you inversely do me the service of reading this entire presentation with a truly open heart. Thank you… -Clint-

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The Incontrovertible Conundrum Of Dr. Ron Paul

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I want to re-visit the so-called Audit The Fed bill sponsored by Ron Paul, with versions in both the house and the senate this year, as well as the indelible Ron Paul phenomenon itself. To do this, we must delve deep into the language of both the house bill and the US CODE for which that bill will effect, as well as attempting to dispel some fallacies about the Federal Reserve System and its perceived power structure. If you support Ron Paul, you owe it to yourself and your fellow well-intentioned compatriots to read this entire presentation – no matter how badly it stings – and to make sure that others like yourself receive this information. Misinformation abounds, and faith alone in our perceptions is a poisonous and even deadly weakness. For blind faith is destroying our people. Consider the following collection of information a public service designed to break our collective spell of inaction due to our misguided faith in party-politics and false-change/hope. Hope is the great in-activator; powerful enough to stop millions of gun owners from acting upon the very reason of treason that they claim for this right to bear arms.

Study materials for this adventure can be found at the following links:

US CODE> TITLE 31> SECTION 14 – http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/714

Full text of HR459 – http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr459/text

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Dear Patriots

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Firstly, in a recent letter/email to his constituents, Ron Paul had the following to say:

After nearly 30 years of fighting for liberty in Washington, my time in Congress is rapidly coming to an end.  But what a way to go out!  I am so pleased to tell you about what could be the crowning achievement of my legislative efforts – passing our Audit the Fed bill!

I know a lot has been asked of you this year, but I’m writing today to make sure you understand that in the coming days, my biggest priority will be passing my Audit the Fed bill through Congress.

The good news is, the House leadership has promised a vote on Audit the Fed this July, so I must ask EVERY SINGLE PATRIOT to help Campaign for Liberty in this vital effort today.

You can help me make history – and help change the course of the country – by passing Audit the Fed through Congress.

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Let’s break this down, so that we can better understand this typical “Campaign For Liberty” hope-propaganda as it pertains to these Federal Reserve Transparency bills being promoted here.

Dr. Paul states that he has been “fighting for liberty in Washington” for nearly 30 years, and that the “crowning achievement” to his political career will be the passing of the “Audit The Fed bill”.

It is important to note that for the 12 terms that Ron Paul has been in Congress, this man has achieved the almost unheard of feat of passing not one national bill/law as a sponsor in these 24 years of “fighting for liberty in Washington“. In other words, for the last 24 years, Ron Paul has been nothing but talk! He has placated the very people who would otherwise be carrying pitchforks and guns to their legislator’s offices by giving them exactly what they needed: hope. Ron Paul has served as the great white hope of patriots everywhere. And this ability to control the heartbeat of the resistance with nothing but broken promises along side complete inaction with empty words and catch-phrases has created a whole generation of deer in headlights – while the most dire of tyranny and injustice is taking place in full sight of Paul’s hopeful and faithful supporters.

Well… To be fair, one of Paul’s congressional bills did pass. It was entitled:

A Bill:

“To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation.”

(Source: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr2121)

The Washington Post described the passing of this bill like this:

The passage of H.R. 2121 (above), in fall 2009, unfolded without drama. It allowed for the sale of a customhouse in Galveston, Tex. The House debate took two minutes, and the vote took eight seconds. The ayes had it.

But something historic was happening. On his 482nd try, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) had authored a bill that would become law.

Paul has become a surprising force in the Republican presidential race, promising to use “the bully pulpit of the presidency” to demand deep cutbacks across government. But Paul has had only limited success using his current pulpit — a seat in Congress — to rally lawmakers behind his ideas.

Of the 620 measures that Paul has sponsored, just four have made it to a vote on the House floor. Only that one has been signed into law.

(Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ron-pauls-house-record-stands-out-for-its-futility-and-tenacity/2011/12/23/gIQA5ioVJP_story.html)

So Ron Paul’s ONE success story as a Congressman is that he got some federal land conveyed to a historical society in his home district of Galvesten, Texas, at fair market value. Holy hand grenade Batman… that’s liberty in Washington alright!

In other words, besides subduing the masses of otherwise hopeless people with inspirational and patriotic speaches, Ron Paul’s “crowning achievement” will literally be his only tangible or physical achievement with regards to his national congressional political career in Washington. To break it down even further… if actions do indeed speak louder than words, then Ron Paul is the deaf-mute of congress!

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The Old Bait And Switch:

Ron Paul’s Addiction To Earmarks

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But it is not enough to stop there… For Congressman Paul has a wonderfully deceitful and unethical trick that he uses to benefit his congressional district in Texas – from within the very bills that he publicly admonishes and votes against:

“U.S. Rep. Ron was one of only four House Republicans to break rank from the party and request earmarks despite a Republican Conference earmark moratorium. Paul sent 41 earmark requests totaling $157,093,544 for the 2011 Fiscal Year. His largest single request was $19,500,000 for a naval training ship at the Texas Maritime Academy in Galveston, followed by $18,126,000 to provide maintenance on the Matagorda Ship Channel.”

“For Fiscal Year 2010, Paul requested 54 total earmarks, adding up to $398,460,640 in pork that the former presidential candidate sought to bring home to his district. These requests were made prior to the House Republican Conference’s voluntary ban on filing earmarks.

“Paul’s largest request in 2010 was $51.5 million in federal money to be spent on “Reconstruction of Bluewater Highway Hurricane Evacuation Route Between Brazoria and Galveston Counties in Texas.” He requested another $50 million to be directed to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and $46 million for deepening the Texas City channel. The majority of Paul’s requests were for projects related to various ports and channels, though other sectors of his district also received attention, such as $20 million for a hospital in Chambers County. Even smaller projects received attention from the libertarian representative, such as $2.5 million requested “to redevelop historic downtown area and to purchase trash cans, bike racks and decorative street lighting” in Baytown.

While Paul requested these earmarks, he can still claim to have voted against the spending. Here’s how he defended his earmarking habit when he was challenged during a Fox News interview in 2009:

‘I think you’re missing the whole point. I have never voted for an earmark. I voted against all appropriation bills. So, this whole thing about earmarks is totally misunderstood.’

‘Earmarks is the responsibility of the Congress. We should earmark even more. We should earmark every penny. So, that’s the principle that we have to follow and the — and the responsibility of the Congress. The whole idea that you vote against an earmark, you don’t save a penny. That just goes to the administration and they get to allocate the funds.’

(Author’s note: That’s national [Federal] taxpayer money we are talking about here. This earmark appropriation comes out of your pocket eventually. That means you in California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. You too, Guam! You all pay for improvements and funding for Galveston, Texas. And in general, earmarks have absolutely nothing to do with the bills being passed.)

Continued…

Of the five U.S. House members who brought home more total earmarked money than Paul, three were defeated in the November elections — Democratic U.S. Reps. Chet Edwards, Solomon Ortiz and Ciro Rodriguez  (who all have large military installations in or near their districts.)

(Source: http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/did-you-know-that-ron-paul-unethically-loads-up-bills-with-earmarks-for-his-own-district-then-votes/question-2087147/)

“Mother Jones” also reported the following:

“Even as the 12-term congressman has become the Cassandra of governmental overreach, he has enabled a deepening dependence on the federal government at home. Paul, who last week announced that he will retire at the end of 2012, will on one hand be remembered as “Dr. No,” the politician who always voted “nay” on new spending, and on the other, as “a politician like all the rest,” as Galveston GOP precinct chair Josh Daniels described him to me last week, noting that Paul’s Janus-faced approach to federal spending “just doesn’t sit well with me”.

For better or worse, Paul has always cauterized his anti-government views with old-fashioned cronyism. Knowing that most appropriations bills will pass despite his nay vote, he often loads them with earmarks. In this way, he has managed to please both small-government conservatives and pork-loving constituents.”

(Source: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/07/ron-paul-texas-federal-spending-pork)

I can virtually hear the various excuses and attempts at justification for Dr. Paul’s actions mixed with the familiar ring of cognitive dissonance even as I write this. But the simple truth is that this habitual addiction to voting no on the majority of congressional bills in order to attain and maintain a good voting record that will appease your supporters, while adding and benefiting from your own earmarks placed into those very same bills, while keeping up the appearance that your public voting record against bad legislation is pure…

In this author’s opinion, this is the ultimate in deceit and manipulation.

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Liberty In Washington

Huh?

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It is also important to say here that “fighting for liberty in Washington” is not the same as fighting for liberty in Texas (or America). In fact it is quite safe to say that Ron Paul has made his Texas district more dependent on Federal Government handouts and earmarks than most other congressmen – and that in the end equates to anti-liberty.

Remember, Washington D.C. is a district; not a state. It is a corporation acting as a government. It is not part of the land of America – not one of the 50 states united – and it can not and will not ever have liberty. A corporation is by definition not free and will never be liberated – unless it is unincorporated.

Ron Paul is nothing more than one of millions of employees of that corporation, keeping the Holy Grail secret of the audited Federal Reserve Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) safe from the people’s collective knowledge, right in line with the rest.

The men and women of congress (Senate and the House) are not free and independent, altruistic representatives of the people as we are continuously led to believe, but are actually TITLE 2 & TITLE 5 “employees” of the Federal Government. They get hired as employees after being voted in by voting machines (Diebold is just another government stock investment held corporation).

Let’s look at what the Federal law itself states about this:

USC – TITLE 5 – GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES

TITLE 5 > PART III > Subpart F > CHAPTER 73 > SUBCHAPTER IV > § 7342

§ 7342. Receipt and disposition of foreign gifts and decorations

(a) For the purpose of this section—

(1) “employee” means—

(E) the President and the Vice President;

(F) a Member of Congress as defined by section 2106 of this title (except the Vice President) and any Delegate to the Congress; and

(G) the spouse of an individual described in subparagraphs (A) through (F) -or a dependent

(2) “foreign government” means—

(A) any unit of foreign governmental authority, including any foreign national, State, local, and municipal government;

(that’s you, America! The United States is a foreign corporation!!!)

(6) “employing agency” (employer) means—

(A) the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives, for Members and employees of the House of Representatives, except that those responsibilities specified in subsections (note that a “Member” is a “congressman”, including Ron Paul!)

(B) the Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate, for Senators and employees of the Senate, except that those responsibilities

(C) the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, for judges and judicial branch employees; (all judges) and

(D) the department, agency, office, or other entity in which an employee is employed, for other legislative branch employees and for all executive branch employees (and that includes the President, who is an “employee”).

TITLE 5 § 2105 – Employee

(a) For the purpose of this title, “employee”, except as otherwise provided by this section or when specifically modified, means an officer and an individual who is—

(1) appointed in the civil service by one of the following acting in an official capacity—

(A) the President;

(B) a Member or Members of Congress, or the Congress;

(C) a member of a uniformed service;

(D) an individual who is an employee under this section;

(E) the head of a Government controlled corporation

TITLE 5 › Part III › Subpart A › Chapter 21 › § 2106

§ 2106 – MEMBER OF CONGRESS

For the purpose of this title, “Member of Congress” means the Vice President, a member of the Senate or the House of Representatives, a Delegate to the House of Representatives, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.

Also read – TITLE 2: THE CONGRESS (Link: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/2)

So how is Congress listed when we search for it as a corporation?

From Manta.com:

Congress, United States

Congress
H 232 Capitol Building
Washington, DC20515-0001

About Congress, United States

Phone: (202) 225-0100

Business Categories:

Executive Offices, National in Washington, DC
Executive Office
Executive Offices

Congress, United States in Washington, DC is a private company categorized under Executive Offices, National. Our records show it was established in and incorporated in District of Columbia.

Products or Services: Federal Government Services, Government Relocation.

Congress, United States also does business as Congress .

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What about Ron Paul himself. Surely he is a real person, right?

Manta.com states:

Representative Ron Paul

Congress, United States
122 W Way Street # 301
Lake Jackson, TX77566-5245

About Representative Ron Paul

Phone: (979) 285-0231 

Business Categories
 
Executive Office
Legislative Bodies

Representative Ron Paul in Lake Jackson, TX is a private company categorized under Federal Government-Executive Offices. Our records show it was established in and incorporated in Texas.

Representative Ron Paul also does business as Congress, United States.

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Congressional Districts?

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What is a congressional district?

It is a Federal District, of course. Congress is part of the main headquartered-in-Washington D.C. United States corporation, and congressmen are employees of the US Federal Government.

Where do Washington D.C’s federal “Capital Police” have jurisdiction and authority?

Only on “US corporation” land: i.e. Washington D.C. – but not anywhere in the individual 50 states united:

What do they do?

Protect the corporation, it’s land, and its “employees”.

(Link: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/2/1967)

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Has The Federal Reserve Ever Been Audited?

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Perhaps the greatest deceit- be it purposeful or accidental- that Ron Paul and his Campaign For Liberty have imposed upon their followers is the promotion of the Federal Reserve as a separate and out of control independent entity that is somehow outside of the U.S. Government’s legal jurisdiction, and that it is not required to audit it’s financial statements…

Let’s dispel this propaganda right here and now!

Please, please read the following history of the audits of the Federal Reserve, reprinted here:

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A Brief History of Federal Reserve Audits

Since its inception in 1913 the Federal Reserve System has been subjected to a variety of financial and performance audits by Congress, the executive branch, and private accounting firms, although responsibility for this task has shifted from time to time. From 1913 to 1921 the Board of Governors, then known as the Federal Reserve Board which sets monetary policy and regulates the activities of the Federal Reserve Banks, was audited annually by the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1921 Congress created the Government Accounting Office (GAO) and assigned it to audit the Board until 1933. In the Banking Act of 1933, Congress voted specifically to remove the Board from the GAO’s jurisdiction. From 1933 to 1952 audit teams from the twelve Federal Reserve Banks performed the annual examination of the BOG’s books. From 1952 to 1978, the Board, under authorization from Congress, decided to employ nationally recognized accounting firms to conduct the audits of itself to insure independent oversight.  This provided an external evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the examination procedures.

In 1978 Congress passed the Federal Banking Agency Audit Act (31 USCA §714). It placed the Federal Reserve System back under the auditing authority of the GAO. The Act significantly increased the access of the GAO to the Federal Reserve Banks, the Board, and the Federal Open Market Committee (the FOMC). Since then, the GAO has conducted over 100 financial audits and performance audits of the three Federal Reserve bodies.

Scope of GAO Audits

Some of the more important GAO performance audits of the Fed have been in the areas of bank supervision, payment systems activities, and government securities activities. In the first area, the GAO examined how well the Fed was enforcing its regulatory powers over its member banks. In 1992 it drew attention to the Fed’s sluggish compliance with regulatory reforms mandated by the Foreign Bank Supervision Act of 1991. In examining the Fed’s payment system activities, the GAO made the Fed aware of how its pricing policies for such services as check-clearing affected private suppliers of check-clearing services, and also suggested ways to speed up the process of check collections. Security markets for government debt is a crucial market, and GAO performance audits of the Fed have lead to more openness in the primary dealer system, particularly concerning the disclosure of price information. The GAO is also involved in several ongoing performance audits of the Fed such as analysis of risks and benefits of interstate banking, regulation of derivatives, and the budget of the Federal Reserve system.

Audits By Private Accounting Firms

Financial audits of the Fed are also conducted regularly. Each Reserve Bank is audited every year by independent General Auditors who report directly to the Board of Governors.  These examinations involve financial statement audits and reviews on the effectiveness of financial controls.  Each Reserve Bank also has its own internal audit mechanisms.  The Board contracts each year with an outside accounting firm to evaluate the audit program’s effectiveness.  Price Waterhouse conducted an audit of the Board’s 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 financial statements…

The Board has also contracted with Coopers & Lybrand to conduct annual financial audits of the Board and the individual Federal Reserve Banks.

Exemptions to the Scope of GAO Audits

The Government Accounting Office does not have complete access to all aspects of the Federal Reserve System.  The law excludes the following areas from GAO inspections (31 USCA §714):

(1) transactions for or with a foreign central bank, government of a foreign country, or nonprivate international financing organization;

(2) deliberations, decisions, or actions on monetary policy matters, including discount window operations, reserves of member banks, securities credit, interest on deposits, open market operations;

(3) transactions made under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee; or

(4) a part of a discussion or communication among or between members of the Board of Governors and officers and employees of the Federal Reserve System related to items.

(Author’s note to readers: Please understand that Congress passed this restrictive act in the first place [Title 31, Section 714 - the subject of the entirety of the "Audit The Fed" bill], which limited the audit ability of the Comptroller General as it is reported to Congress. But the average person reading this most likely thinks that the Federal Reserve is a rogue agency that refuses to allow its transactions listed above to be audited. The Ron Paul campaign and Audit The Fed bill only serves to change a rule that Congress – not the Federal Reserve or the Comptroller General – already voted into law in 1978 – called the Federal Banking Agency Audit Act (TITLE 31, Section 714). The Fed has nothing to do with this fact and has no authority whatsoever to change or deny this law. In other words, it is Congress itself [the government corporation] that is currently keeping this information off of the Comptroller General’s audit to the Congress, and thus out of the realm of public or legislative disclosure. Understand this, and you understand controlled opposition politics.)

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In 1993 Wayne D. Angell, then a member of the Board of Governors, submitted testimony before a House subcommittee on the reasons for the restrictions on GAO access.  He commented,

By excluding these areas, the (congressional) Act (TITLE 31, Section 714) attempts to balance the need for public accountability of the Federal Reserve through GAO audits against the need to insulate the central bank’s monetary policy functions from short-term political pressures and to ensure that foreign central banks and governmental entities can transact business in the U.S. financial markets through the Federal Reserve on a confidential basis.

In reference to a bill that would lift the constraints placed on the GAO’s audit authority over the Federal Reserve, Angell stated:

The benefits, if any, of broadening the GAO’s authority into the areas of monetary policy and transactions with foreign official entities would be small.  With regard to purely financial audits, the Federal Reserve Act already requires that the Board conduct an annual financial examination of each Reserve Bank (CAFR)The process of conducting financial audits is reviewed by a public accounting firm to confirm that the methods and techniques being employed are effective and that the program follows generally accepted auditing standards… Further, a private accounting firm audits the Board’s balance sheet… Finally, and more broadly, the Congress has, in effect, mandated its own review of monetary policy by requiring semiannual reports to Congress on monetary policy under the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978… In addition, there is a vast and continuously updated body of literature and expert evaluation of U.S. monetary policy.  In this environment, the contribution that a GAO audit would make to the active public discussion of the conduct of monetary policy is not likely to outweigh the disadvantages of expanding GAO audit authority in this area.

For more on GAO restrictions, you can search the Government Printing Office website for GAO report T-GGD-94-44, entitled “Federal Reserve System Audits: Restrictions on GAO’s Access.”

The Budget of the Federal Reserve and Other Oversight

The budget of the Federal Reserve system is determined by each Bank and the Board of Governors. Stephen L. Neal, the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy in 1991, stated that “Congress plays no direct role in setting or authorizing the Fed’s budget.

“Control of its own budget is an essential component of the independence the Fed must enjoy.” Additional oversight of the Federal Reserve System derives from the ability of Congress to expand or to contract the Fed’s powers. On numerous occasions Congress has seen fit to change the Fed’s structure, alter its mission, and grant it new or different powers. In 1935 Congress changed the composition of the Board of Governors to give it more independence, and it allowed the Board to determine the discount rate for all Federal Reserve Banks rather than allow each Bank to set its own rate. In 1978 Congress mandated the Fed’s new goal to be full employment and price stability. In 1980 Congress granted the Fed new regulatory powers over non-member banks. Many other government reports on the audits of the Federal Reserve system are available on-line through the Government Printing Office website…

 (Source: http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/flaherty6.html) Reprinted above.

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Do you still believe that the Federal Reserve operates completely outside of government control?

Do you actually think that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and all who work for it are not employees of Federal government?

Really?

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Will Ron Paul’s Audit The Fed Bill
“Change The Course Of The Country”
As Ron Paul Insists?

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The short answer is a resounding NO!

Is it a start; a push in the right direction?

NO!!!

Will Ron Paul’s “Federal Reserve Transparency” bill accomplish anything new with regards to the House and Senate’s ability to utilize the already existing audits (CAFR) of the Federal Reserve for their employment purposes and use in their budgetary requirements and planning as a collective group of employees of the United States Government in the legislative process?

NO, NO, NO!!!

Will this bill make the Fed in any way more transparent to the Congress?

NO! QUITE THE OPPOSITE, ACTUALLY.

Will Congress use any new information (which there will be none) to End The Fed?

NOPE. THEY CREATED THE FED AND ITS SECRECY IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! THOUGH THEY MIGHT REPLACE OR MERGE IT INTO THE WORLD BANK STRUCTURE SOON.

Let me explain…

At any time they see fit, the House and the Senate may go to the Federal Reserve’s public website, just as you yourself can, and pull up the audit of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and of the individual banks themselves. This full audit, which follows the government’s own generally accepted accounting standards and practices and of which is absolutely required of all government entities by Federal Law, is called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), listed here as the “Annual Report” of the Fed…

LINK TO FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD AUDIT REPORTS SINCE 1995: 

http://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/annual-report/default.htm

LINK TO INDIVIDUAL FEDERAL RESERVE BANK AUDIT REPORTS FOR 2011: http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_fedfinancials.htm

So here it is – the over 500 page report of audited information in one comprehensive report that hardly anyone actually reads, including Congress. Most people don’t even know it exists – even for their own local and state governments. Instead, most people choose to read a published for-profit/non-fiction book full of loosely truthful and often plagiarized and rehashed historical information about the inception of the Federal Reserve Banks, and then continue to publicly vilify a bunch of incestuous bankers… who are no longer even in the realm of the living. Most are familiar with the fact that this central bank was created by the Federal Reserve Act (by Congress itself), but most have never bothered to actually read that Act! And so, most do not know that this central banking law has been ammended and changed every year by Congress to the point that this bank is a completely different animal than it was at its creation. This Act is not permenent in any way, and can be changed (for good or bad) or abolished at any time Congress sees fit. This fact may be a shock to many people.

The Federal Reserve Act can be found here, on the Federal Reserve Website, as well as in the U.S. CODE…

Link: http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/fract.htm

Note that the updated/amended Section 2B of the Federal Reserve Act states the following:

Section 2B. Appearances Before and Reports to the Congress…

(c) Public access to information. The Board shall place on its home Internet website, a link entitled `Audit’, which shall link to a webpage that shall serve as a repository of information made available to the public for a reasonable period of time, not less than 6 months following the date of release of the relevant information, including–

1. the reports prepared by the Comptroller General under section 714 of title 31, United States Code;

2. the annual financial statements (CAFR) prepared by an independent auditor for the Board in accordance with section 11B;

3. the reports to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate required under section 13(3) (relating to emergency lending authority); and

4. such other information as the Board reasonably believes is necessary or helpful to the public in understanding the accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls of the Board and the Federal reserve banks.

[12 USC 225b. As added by act of July 21, 2010 (124 Stat. 2118).]

And Section 11B of the amended Federal Reserve Act  in U.S. CODE states the following:

Section 11B. Annual Independent Audits of Federal Reserve Banks and Board

The Board shall order an annual independent audit of the financial statements of each Federal reserve bank and the Board.

[12 USC 248b. As added by act of Nov. 12, 1999 (113 Stat. 1475).]

Now, for those of you who support without reservation or in depth examination the notion that Ron Paul’s Audit The Fed Bill will actually “help me (Ron Paul) make history – and help change the course of the country – by passing Audit the Fed through Congress”, well then I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you!

Notice that the above “independent audits” and “annual financial statements” clauses were recently changed by Acts of Congress which amended the portion of U.S. CODE called the “Federal Reserve Act”. This of course means that the Congress has the power to require anything it wishes with regards to its requirements of an audit of any governmental department, via the utilization of its legislative powers and creation of law (bills and acts) – the ones that control the operations of the Federal Reserve Board and banks. Congress created the Federal Reserve Act. Congress amended this section which calls for an audit. And so at any time, the congress can require an unrestricted audit with the simple pushing of a few vote buttons and the signing of a pen, without any obfuscation or problem from or by the Federal Reserve system or its Board – or even the president of the United States. And this includes the so-called Audit the Fed bill that has pulled most of us into its all but worthless verbiage – a bill that would do absolutely nothing to create a new audit of the Federal Reserve, and which does not do one thing to acknowledge or change the reporting structure of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) – the actual “independently audited” financial statements of the Federal Reserve system available to the public (and to the congress).

This complete yet hidden power of Congress over the Fed through legislation is yet another aspect of the legend of the Federal Reserve Bank: the Fed has become a virtually impenetrable wall of fallacious conspiracy rhetoric that is almost impossible to overcome without study of the actual laws and information that bind the Federal Reserve System. And so the attention of the people has been drawn to the tool of government (the Fed) instead of to the controlling body of that tool (the Congress).

In fact, the subject of these Audit The Fed bills is TITLE 31, Section 714 of U.S. CODE. Ironically, congress created this section in 1978.

The perceived concept that the Federal Reserve is somehow completely separate from and totally outside of the authority or binding laws of its creator (congress) is perhaps the most egregious yet seemingly purposeful error that Ron Paul and his supporters parrot as the absolute truth.

Now, let’s examine this fallacy with some cold hard facts…

The Federal Reserve is what is called an “Independent Agency Of The United States Federal Government“.

LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_agencies_of_the_United_States_government
(Note: Yes, this is a Wikipedia site – but is very well sourced. Please utilize these sources!)

I must admit here that I believed at one time that this meant exactly what it sounds like – that the Federal Reserve is separate from and not under control of the government itself and of its congress (employees). But let’s examine what this title of “independent agency” actually means…

An Independent Agency of the government is a government agency that exists outside of the operational authorities of the Federal Executive Departments, which are those departments that are headed by the President’s Cabinet Secretaries or by the Presidential post itself via Executive Orders and Presidential Directives. These independent agencies are absolutely “constitutional”, as they are created by the “elected” officials of congress to be a part of your government. They are referred to as independent agencies strictly in the sense that, because they are created by congress, they are agencies under control of the legislative branch of government, not the executive branch. Therefore, the president has none to little power over these agencies except that which is granted by congress to the president. In this way, as a check and balance, the executive branch cannot control an agency created by the legislative branch. Thus, the agency’s operation is independent of total presidential control – but not of congressional control (via amendments to legislation or the un-incorporation (dissembling) of one of these “agencies” via congressional legislative statute). It is traditional for congress to appoint in its enabling acts for these independent agencies (as a courtesy between branches) the power of appointment of the heads of these agencies to the president of the United States (executive branch), and these appointments must generally be approved by congress after presidential appointment. But the president does not generally have the sole authority or power to un-appoint (fire) the head of that agency (employee), as this is not a power that is delegated by congress to the president. But just because the president’s power to dismiss an agency’s head or one of its members is limited by Congress, this does not give complete autonomous authority to that head or member of that independent agency. Such authority is delegated via a statutory grant as written in U.S. CODE (in other words, the president can request from congress that the agency head be fired and replaced, but cannot do it himself – which again does not mean that the head or chairman cannot be fired by government or is somehow above the law).

As well, the delegated authority of rule-making is also delegated by the congress. This privilege has been confused as the “independent” ability to make law. This is not the case. Again, the power to create independent rules from within the bounds of an independent agency does not equal complete autonomy from government or from the U.S. CODE (laws/statutes) that bind them.

To put this into perspective, my father certainly made his own seemingly (at the time) tyrannical rules for his house, and we the family (dependents/employees) had to obey those rules or face his personal wrath. But this in no way gave my father or the rest of my family the right to act in any way outside of the actual law. We the people of the family still were bound by the law, despite my fathers ability to make independent rules. Rules and laws are not the same thing, and the independent creation of rules within the Federal Reserve System is not the same as the creation of laws by congress that regulate the Federal Reserve. Laws will always trump rules without exception. The real problem is when the laws created by congress allow these independent agencies to create rules that allow what would otherwise be considered crime or treason!

Even the Senate and the House create their own set of independent rules within their halls. They call these the “Rules of Ethics”, and these rules are decided and overseen through a committee of House and Senate members for which they call the individual “Ethics Committees” (i.e. “The Senate Select Committee On Ethics”). But these rules and the rule making authority are separate from and beneath the US CODE “law” that Congress as a whole creates. And these ethics rules, similar to any other private corporation, are the rules of conduct while the members (employees) are at the workplace (halls of congress). Again, this does not in any way represent a separation of authority or an independence or exemption with regards to being a government agency controlled by acts of congress. Independent agency rules, however, do have the power of federal law, and they are overseen by these so-called ethics committees and referred to judicial review if these rules have been broken. The inherent problem here is that the Senate and House create ethics and decide what is ethical, and then oversee the committee that decides whether their own ethics rules have been violated. This could be compared to honor among thieves, where a group of thieves go underground and create a guild (committee) to decide upon what is honorable and punishable among their fellow crooks. Of course, thieves work together, and so exposing one thief for breaking the guild’s ethics and turning him over to the law through judicial review would likely expose the entire den of thieves for the same or similar crimes! And so the case of ethics or rules violations almost never gets out of these ethics committees – which are held by the fellow thieves (congressmen) and no outside, public, or unbiased juries. Therefore, laws that are broken can be covered up by ethics committee’s, since no internal rules were broken, and because the case never leaves committee (of fellow thieves) and enters the judicial review process. (More on these inadequate and corrupt “ethics committee’s” in a future video presentation.)

To hit this home even further to those whose faith in the independence fallacy just won’t be shaken or shattered, I’d like to compare the Federal Reserve agency to some other independent agencies of government.

1a) The Federal Reserve System is an independent agency of government.

1b) The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of government.

1c) The Social Security System is an independent agency of government.

2a) The Federal Reserve System is a government corporation created by an Act of Congress.

2b) The U.S. Postal Service is a government corporation created by an Act of Congress(The Postal Clause in Article 1 of the United States Constitution empowered congress “To establish post offices and post roads” and in 1791, the executive department called the Post Office Department was created by congress. Finally, taking effect July 1, 1971, the “Postal Reorganization Act” was created by congress and signed by President Richard Nixon on August 12, 1970, replacing the cabinet-level (providentially controlled) Post Office Department with the new independent “United States Postal Service” corporation.)

2c) The Social Security System is a government corporation created by an Act of Congress. (The Social Security Act was established in congress and signed by the president on August 14, 1935. This Act created a Social Security Board (SSB) to oversee the administration of the new program. After several revisions, President Clinton signed {42 U.S.C. Section 901} 42 U.S.C. § 901 making the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency of the executive branch of government. Its commissioner, Michael J. Astrue, was appointed by the president and sworn in on February 12, 2007 for a six-year term. As of that year, about 62,000 people were employed by the SSA corporation.)

3a) The U.S. Federal Reserve System has an independent board appointed by the president.

3b) The U.S. Postal Service has an independent board of governors appointed by the president. (As the governing body of the Postal Service, the 11-member Board of Governors [of the U.S. Postal Service] has responsibilities comparable to the board of directors of a publicly held corporation. The Board is made up of nine Governors appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than five Governors can be members of the same political party. The Board currently has two seats vacant. The other two members of the Board are the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General. The Governors appoint the Postmaster General, who serves at their pleasure without a specific term of office. The Governors, together with the Postmaster General, appoint the Deputy Postmaster General.) (Link: http://about.usps.com/publications/annual-report-comprehensive-statement-2011/html/ar2011_report_8.htm)

3c) The U.S. Social Security System has an independent board appointed by the president. (The Social Security Act created a Social Security Board (SSB). The Board consisted of three presidentially appointed executives. In 1939, the Social Security Board merged into the Executive Cabinet-level Federal Security Agency, which included the SSB, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and other agencies. In 1946, the SSB was renamed the Social Security Administration under President Truman’s “Reorganization Plan”. In 1953, the Federal Security Agency was abolished and the SSA was placed under the  Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), which became the Department of Health and Human Services in 1980. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed into law 42 U.S.C. § 901returning the SSA to the status of an independent agency in the executive branch of government. “The Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB) is an independent, bipartisan board created by Congress and appointed by the President and the Congress to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.” (Link: http://www.ssab.gov/)

4a) The U.S. Federal Reserve System is bound by U.S. CODE (TITLE 12).

4b) The U.S. Postal Service is bound by U.S. CODE (TITLE 18, 39).

4c) The U.S. Social Security System is bound by U.S. CODE (TITLE 42).

5a) The U.S. Federal Reserve System can be abolished (uncreated) by congress at any time.

5b) The U.S. Postal Service can be abolished (uncreated) by congress at any time.

5c) The U.S. Social Security System can be abolished (uncreated) by congress at any time.

6a) The U.S. Federal Reserve System is audited and publishes a CAFR every year.

(Link–> http://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/annual-report/default.htm)

6b) The U.S. Postal Service is audited and publishes a CAFR every year.

(Link–> http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/financials/annual-reports/fy2010/welcome.htm)

6c) The U.S. Social Security System is audited and publishes a CAFR every year.

(LINK–> http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2011/)

Other examples of independent agencies of government include:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Postal Regulatory Commission
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
National Credit Union Administration
Consumer Product Safety Commission

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
, formally part of the Federal Reserve Board
Surface Transportation Board, within the Department of Transportation.
United States Maritime Administration, within the Department of Transportation.

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So why isn’t everyone in the Campaign For Liberty and the End The Fed movement trying to audit the already audited U.S. Postal Service? Why isn’t there an End The Post Office campaign? Why aren’t they concerned that an “independent agency of government” is handling everyone in the United States’ mail? Why isn’t the Post Office considered a grand conspiracy by a bunch of post-masters and men with a mail-fetish who make their own rules (not laws) and operate somewhat outside of executive (but not congressional) government control with a board of governors who cannot be fired by the president of the United States alone? And with the known corruption within the U.S. Postal Service, why the blatant lack of interest in this equally independent agency of government?

Why indeed… Probably because when put into this context, an Audit the U.S. Postal Service/Campaign For Liberty/End the Postal Service campaign sounds absolutely absurd, and it certainly wouldn’t win any elections or deliver millions into the campaign coffers.

But the evil banker angle… placing the blame on dead bankers and on everything but the actual laws that make everything the Federal Reserve does absolutely legal while completely diverting everyone’s attention away from these laws and the published yearly CAFR audits while stating that this already audited institution needs to be audited, and never correcting the people who state emphatically that the evil Fed has indeed never been audited… now that wins votes – and donations. It even wins your completely unqualified son a place on the U.S. Senate, complete with a mufti-million dollar tax-exempt expense account and a too good to be true life-long pension – nepotism at its finest. It might even get him a vice-presidential appointment… as long as he publicly supports his fellow Republican, Mitt Romney.

Folks, the problem here isn’t these independent agencies of government. The problem is GOVERNMENT itself! The central core incorporation of government is the controlling entity responsible for the laws that regulate these “independent” agencies. To blame the Fed for all of our problems is like blaming one individual thorn of a rose bush with multiple-dozens of thorns for the actions of, the growing of, the aroma of, and even the beauty of the entire rosebush. The thorn cannot exist without the entire Rose bush supporting its very prickliness.

But I digress… for we haven’t even taken a look at what the now infamous “Audit The Fed” bill will actually accomplish…

NOTHING!

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What Will The Audit The Fed Bill Accomplish?

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You’ve already read above what Wayne D. Angell stated in front of the congressional sub-committee on this subject in 1993. But perhaps you want to hear it from someone a bit more impartial than a former Federal Reserve Board member… someone like myself. So let’s examine this bill together, and break down exactly what this Federal Reserve Transparency bill will accomplish if it is passed – by actually reading the bill and which part of the U.S. CODE it will effect.

The following is the full text as taken from H.R. 459. I will comment after each short section in (red) below.

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 459

To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States before the end of 2012, and for other purposes.

A BILL

To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States before the end of 2012, and for other purposes.

(Already we see a very misleading statement. The Board of Governors is already required to submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report [CAFR] which is audited independently from the board and is required by federal law to be available to the public [and therefore congress]. This bill says nothing about the CAFR, as you will see. And unfortunately, Ron Paul will not talk about or disclose the CAFR  audit in his inspirational speeches, within the halls of congress, or within this bill. I can’t stress this enough… the already existing audit will not be changed, as it is considered the full financial audit of the Fed Board and the individual banks. The problem that stands out the most here is that the word “full” is not defined for the purposes of this bill and the audit it requires. The word full though, is certainly defined as the “audited financial statements” of government – the CAFR. Without a specific explanation of what this word “full” means in legalese, already this bill is absolutely worthless. The “full” audit already exists as pertaining to the definitions given by the Government Accounting Standards Board [GASB] the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board [FASAB] and Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures [GAAP]. Again, nothing in this bill defines the word full, or refers to the rules and regulations set forth for general accounting standards with regards to the generally accepted auditing procedures that all government entities and corporations follow. In short, nothing new will be created or presented because of this bill. You can read about these associations at the FASAB here: http://fasab.gov/accounting-standards/authoritative-source-of-gaap/)

H.R. 459 continued…

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011’.

SEC. 2. AUDIT REFORM AND TRANSPARENCY FOR THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.

(a) In General- Notwithstanding section 714 of title 31, United States Code, or any other provision of law, an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks under subsection (b) of such section 714 shall be completed before the end of 2012.

(Transparent, as defined by the World English Dictionary, means “easy to see through, understand or recognize; obvious, candid, open, or frank“. Thus, one would think that this “transparency bill” would not be specificaly written with regards to just one individual code or law, leaving so many other aspect of the law untouched. And one would think that such an Act would state quite clearly that: this act, when signed into law, would require a full and comprehensive one-time audit of the Federal Reserve System and all of its activities since its inception, without any limitations whatsoever [notwithstanding] that are already in place within the legal system and US CODE. But this is not the case. As we read further, we find that this bill does not create a new audit in any way, but instead only technically modifies slightly the already existing Comptroller General’s personal audit of the Federal Reserve Board Of Governors under TITLE 31 as it is reported to Congress – which is limited to this TITLE and section, stated above as “an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks under subsection (b) of such section 714“. Since no other law affects this section [714], the misleading “notwithstanding” portion of this paragraph means absolutely nothing to the rest of U.S. CODE or to these generally accepted auditing standards, practices, and rules. Again, no new audit is created, only a slightly expanded version of the already existing Comptroller General’s audit as already required by the Federal Reserve Act (congress), Section 2b. In other words, a full audit per the definition of “full” via government standards by the Comptroller General will already be completed before the end of 2012 and for every year to follow, with or without this bills passage, because it is already the law!!!)

H.R. 459 continued…

(b) Report-

(1) IN GENERAL- A report on the audit (already) required under subsection (a) shall be submitted by the Comptroller General to the Congress before the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date on which such audit is completed and made available to the Speaker of the House, the majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the committee and each subcommittee of jurisdiction in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and any other Member of Congress who requests it.

(Here it states that a “report” on the already existing and required audit of the Comptroller General must be submitted to Congress. A report? So Ron Paul only wants a report on the audit of the Federal Reserve System, and not the audit itself? Again, this full financial audit already exists – it’s called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report [CAFR]. But this audit will do nothing to benefit the people or congress, for the information found within these audits is not only legal, but will show absolutely nothing with regards to money or assets that can be used by Congress in its legislation. Their own law does not allow them to utilize the vast amounts of wealth shown within the audit [CAFR] for taxpayer benefits and services. This Act will do nothing towards the utilization of this Federal Reserve wealth for the benefit of national debt or for the benefit of the people, and it is not supposed to.)

H.R. 459 continued…

(2) CONTENTS- The report under paragraph (1) shall include a detailed description of the findings and conclusion of the Comptroller General with respect to the audit that is the subject of the report, together with such recommendations for legislative or administrative action as the Comptroller General may determine to be appropriate.

(Yet again we see that this “report”, which is based upon the already existing audit of the Comptroller General, will be nothing more than the biased opinion [findings and conclusion] of the Comptroller General with respect to the actual audit (which Congress still wont see), followed by the Comptroller General’s recommendations for legal action against the Federal Reserve. But the Comptroller General of the United States is complicit in and oversees the actions of the Federal Reserve on behalf of the Treasury of the United States Federal Government!!! So this would be like asking the Pope or the head financial officer of the Catholic Church to incriminate one of the many for-profit entities of the Catholic Corporation called the Vatican, revealing a complete audit of the vaults underneath Vatican City in a one-time report. Good luck with that. Remember, the Comptroller General is an employee of the United States government, and is not there for the benefit of the people, no more than the auditor general of Target or Walmart is there for the benefit of the people over the corporation. Make no mistake… the Comptroller General can come out at any time he wishes, without a law that tells him he must, and spill the entire can of beans on the Federal Reserve. But he’d be dead, his family would be dead, or he’d in jail tomorrow for his betrayal. The Comptroller General is the head of the Government Accounting Office (a delegated authority), where the Federal Reserve is required to hand over its audited financial statements. So the Comptroller General is literally the gate-keeper of this information. And Ron Paul wants a “report” on the audit from this guy??? Really? And this act of futility has inspired a whole generation…)

H.R. 459 continued…

(c) Repeal of Certain Limitations- Subsection (b) of section 714 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking all after ‘in writing.’.

(d) Technical and Conforming Amendment- Section 714 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (f).

END OF BILL

Here, at the end of this Act, we get to the good stuff. Re-enforcing the fact that this bill does not do one thing except to change one small portion of one small section within US CODE with regards to just one of the two already existing audits that are already conducted on the Federal Reserve System, this last part is perhaps the most deceiving rhetoric I have ever witnessed in a proposed legislation. Keeping in mind that this “Transparency” bill is supposed to create transparency for Congress… let’s see what section 714 of title 31 actually says in US CODE:

Paragraph (c) above refers to the following, under subsection (b) of TITLE 31, Section 714:

(b) Under regulations of the Comptroller General, the Comptroller General shall audit an agency, but may carry out an onsite examination of an open insured bank or bank holding company only if the appropriate agency has consented in writing. Audits of the Board and Federal reserve banks may not include

(1) transactions for or with a foreign central bank, government of a foreign country, or nonprivate international financing organization;

(2) deliberations, decisions, or actions on monetary policy matters, including discount window operations, reserves of member banks, securities credit, interest on deposits, and open market operations;

(3) transactions made under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee; or

(4) a part of a discussion or communication among or between members of the Board and officers and employees of the Federal Reserve System related to clauses (1)–(3) of this subsection.

-End Code-

Firstly, this section of US CODE only refers to the audit conducted by the Comptroller General, and not to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Thus, the CAFR is entirely unaffected by this bill. So right away we must ask why this is the case?

Second, this section states that the Comptroller General, when conducting his audit, may not include within that audit the above enumerated items. Now I will be the first to call foul on any verbiage in the law that allows secrecy or has clauses promoting secrecy in government. But this is not the issue, and in fact I would say that on the surface this is the only section in this entire bill that would actually accomplish something good, by removing these secrecy clauses from the US CODE. But we must look closely at the wording of this bill as it pertains to this intended alteration of this section of US CODE. For legal language is very deceiving to the average person. It is a secret language, and each legal term has a deeper and more binding meaning than that of our everyday rhetoric. Legalese is binding, whereas everyday language is not – unless spoken in a legal or contractual setting.

Paragraph (c) from the “Federal Reserve Transparency Bill” states:

(c) Repeal of Certain Limitations- Subsection (b) of section 714 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking all after ‘in writing.’.

This paragraph will do exactly what it says it will do. It will strike all of subsection (b) in section 714 of Title 31 after the words “in writing”. This will change subsection (b) so that it will read in it’s entirety as the following:

(b) Under regulations of the Comptroller General, the Comptroller General shall audit an agency, but may carry out an onsite examination of an open insured bank or bank holding company only if the appropriate agency has consented in writing.

What will this accomplish?

Absolutely nothing.

In fact, it makes things worse!

This states quite succinctly that the Comptroller General may ask permission from the Federal Reserve Board or any open insured bank or bank holding company to conduct an audit, but that the specific “agency” must give its consent before such an audit or examination can be conducted. Remember, the president (executive branch) is limited in its authority over the Fed because of Congressional law, and the Comptroller General is a member (employee) of the Executive Branch of government. The Comptroller General’s power is nothing more than a delegation of authority by the president of the executive branch, and this Comptroller position carries no more authority than that of the president himself.

When we take this into consideration, we must then ask: why would Ron Paul, being in the legislative branch (the branch that created and ultimately controls the Fed), sponsor a bill that would only effect the law as it applies to the executive branch (Comptroller), of which the congress has no absolute power over?

Why would congressman Ron Paul create this law to be outside of the realm of congressional control, retaining the discretion and control of the audit within the executive office of the Comptroller General, all the while retaining the requirement of consent by the very entity being audited – the Federal Reserve System?

By not removing this consent clause of Title 31, Section 714, the Federal Reserve as an independent agency of the United States government may simply refuse to be audited (publicly) on the very things that would be stricken from this code by Ron Paul’s bill. And this will serve to fuel the fire of patriot rhetoric and controlled opposition alternative radio hosts as, once again, Ben Bernanke states to Congress that the Fed does not have to testify or present the audited facts that the congressional hearing is requesting… BECAUSE CONGRESS (GOVERNMENT) DOESN’T WANT IT STATED IN PUBLIC HEARINGS AND CREATED THE LAW THAT ALLOWS THE FED CHAIRMAN TO STATE THIS IN THE HEARING!!!

This revised law would state that the Fed must consent in writing to be audited by the Comptroller General, and can in fact deny the auditing process!

Does that sound like it would make the Federal Reserve in any way more “transparent” ???

In fact, if the Act was written so that it took away this consent clause, then and only then would this Act actually do anything to change the auditing process. But I would submit that this Act and this subsection would actually make the transparency of the auditing process less apparent and applicable in Congress (at least in public forums). Whereas before this bill would be passed, the limitations of this audit were specifically enumerated to the four (4) listed items that could not be and would not be written into the audit per US CODE, now this subsection technically states that all aspects of the Federal Reserve’s transactions can be refused without its written consent, not just the enumerated ones.

This, in turn, would technically give the Federal Reserve even greater delegated independence from Congress!!!

But only from Congress…

Because finally, the last subsection in HR 459 states:

(d) Technical and Conforming Amendment- Section 714 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (f).

What does this refer to? Section 714 of Title 31, subsection (f) as is currently written states the following:

(f) Audits of Credit Facilities of the Federal Reserve System.—

(1) Definitions.— In this subsection, the following definitions shall apply:

(A) Credit facility.— The term “credit facility” means a program or facility, including any special purpose vehicle or other entity established by or on behalf of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or a Federal reserve bank, authorized by the Board of Governors under section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 343), that is not subject to audit under subsection (e).

(B) Covered transaction.— The term “covered transaction” means any open market transaction or discount window advance that meets the definition of “covered transaction” in section 11(s) of the Federal Reserve Act.

(2) Authority for audits and examinations.— Subject to paragraph (3), and notwithstanding any limitation in subsection (b) on the auditing and oversight of certain functions of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or any Federal reserve bank, the Comptroller General of the United States may conduct audits, including onsite examinations, of the Board of Governors, a Federal reserve bank, or a credit facility, if the Comptroller General determines that such audits are appropriate, solely for the purposes of assessing, with respect to a credit facility or a covered transaction—

(A) the operational integrity, accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls governing the credit facility or covered transaction;

(B) the effectiveness of the security and collateral policies established for the facility or covered transaction in mitigating risk to the relevant Federal reserve bank and taxpayers;

(C) whether the credit facility or the conduct of a covered transaction inappropriately favors one or more specific participants over other institutions eligible to utilize the facility; and

(D) the policies governing the use, selection, or payment of third-party contractors by or for any credit facility or to conduct any covered transaction.

(Please note here that the word “notwithstanding” is defined by the Random House Dictionary as: “in spite of; without being opposed or prevented by”. Therefore, this verbiage states that the Comptroller General is in fact NOT limited by paragraph (b) of this Title with regards to his office conducting an audit of the Federal Reserve at his or her discretion. In other words, the Comptroller General per this part of US CODE has authority over the Federal Reserve if he chooses to enforce it, and can at any time require a complete audit of any and all Federal reserve transactions, despite and without the consent of the Fed or its board, including these enumerated items in paragraph (b). By taking away this entire subsection of US CODE, this makes the Audit the Fed bill complicit in removing the verbiage of the already existing US CODE that gives the Comptroller General total discretionary auditing power over the consent of the Federal Reserve System!)

(So you must ask yourself: Why would Ron Paul wish to remove such an important distinction and allow the Federal Reserve to refuse an audit by the Comptroller General? And for what possible reason would Congressman Paul leave in the law the privilege of non-consent that is currently afforded to the Federal Reserve System?)

(I believe that these questions are impossible to answer without conceding to the fact that Ron Paul is controlled opposition and is playing the people, his constituents, and his” fans” like a fiddle.)

TITLE 31, Section 714 continued…

(3) Reports and delayed disclosure.—

(A) Reports required.— A report on each audit conducted under paragraph (2) shall be submitted by the Comptroller General to the Congress before the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date on which such audit is completed.

(B) Contents.— The report under subparagraph (A) shall include a detailed description of the findings and conclusions of the Comptroller General with respect to the matters described in paragraph (2) that were audited and are the subject of the report, together with such recommendations for legislative or administrative action relating to such matters as the Comptroller General may determine to be appropriate.

(Once again, there is no reason to remove these two sections. In fact, this is what the new HR 459 states as its purpose – a report on the audit.)

TITLE 31, Section 714 continued…

(C) Delayed release of certain information.—

(i) In general.— The Comptroller General shall not disclose to any person or entity, including to Congress, the names or identifying details of specific participants in any credit facility or covered transaction, the amounts borrowed by or transferred by or to specific participants in any credit facility or covered transaction, or identifying details regarding assets or collateral held or transferred by, under, or in connection with any credit facility or covered transaction, and any report provided under subparagraph (A) shall be redacted to ensure that such names and details are not disclosed.

(ii) Delayed release.— The nondisclosure obligation under clause (i) shall expire with respect to any participant on the date on which the Board of Governors, directly or through a Federal reserve bank, publicly discloses the identity of the subject participant or the identifying details of the subject assets, collateral, or transaction.

(Note here that subparagraph (i) is nullified by subparagraph (ii), stating that (i) will “expire” whenever (ii) happens. This in no way limits the release of information, but only delays that full release of information for the benefit of the Fed’s clients.)

TITLE 31, Section 714 continued…

(iii) General release.— The Comptroller General shall release a nonredacted version of any report on a credit facility 1 year after the effective date of the termination by the Board of Governors of the authorization for the credit facility. For purposes of this clause, a credit facility shall be deemed to have terminated 24 months after the date on which the credit facility ceases to make extensions of credit and loans, unless the credit facility is otherwise terminated by the Board of Governors.

(Princeton University defines the word redact – to prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; formulate in a particular style or language. Therefore, Congressman Ron Paul’s bill will halt the Comptroller General from releasing a nonredacted [unaltered] report.)

TITLE 31, Section 714 continued…

(iv) Exceptions.— The nondisclosure obligation under clause (i) shall not apply to the credit facilities Maiden Lane, Maiden Lane II, and Maiden Lane III.

(The Maiden Lane corporations will now be less transparent to Congress under HR 459.)

TITLE 31, Section 714 continued…

(v) Release of covered transaction information.— The Comptroller General shall release a nonredacted version of any report regarding covered transactions upon the release of the information regarding such covered transactions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as provided in section 11(s) of the Federal Reserve Act.

-End current CODE-

(The Federal Reserve Board will no longer be required (by Congress) to release a nonredacted (unedited) version of reports of “covered transactions”. How is this a good thing?)

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Or… You Could Just Ask For It!

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It is interesting to note that the Code Of Federal Regulations (CFR) states that if you just simply create a subpoena requesting the audited financial reports, anyone can freely obtain the audit.

4 CFR 82 – FURNISHING RECORDS OF THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS

(4 CFR 82.1) – Court subpoenas or requests.

(a) A subpoena or request from a court for records of the Government Accountability Office should be directed to the Comptroller General of the United States and served upon the Records Management and Services Officer, Office of Information Systems and Services.

(b) In honoring a court subpoena or request original records may be presented for examination but must not be presented as evidence or otherwise used in any manner by reason of which they may lose their identity as official records of the Government Accountability Office. They must not be marked or altered, or their value as evidence impaired, destroyed, or otherwise affected. In lieu of the original records, certified copies will be presented for evidence purposes since they are admitted in evidence equally with the originals (31 U.S.C. 704).

Are we to believe that the Congress does not have the authority of requiring judicial review? I assure you, the Senate and House Ethics Committees have this authority – though they seldom use it, as this would expose their collective and very well organized crime within this den of honorable thieves.

TITLE 31 Section 704 (referenced above) states:

(a) To the extent applicable, all laws generally related to administering an agency apply to the Comptroller General.

(b) A copy of a record and a transcript from a record or proceeding of the Comptroller General, that the Comptroller General or Deputy Comptroller General certifies under seal, shall be admitted as evidence with the same effect as a copy or transcript referred to in section 1733 of title 28.

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An Unfortunate Conclusion

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Without apologies, this research and writing should in no way be misinterpreted as any form of support for the Federal Reserve System or the usury that supports its organized crime by myself, or that this is just some personal attack on Ron Paul. You’ve missed the whole point of my unbiased, not-for-profit efforts here if that is your conclusion. Again, this is simply information, important information, that you should consider before placing such fervent and un-withering faith in any man. A member of a corporation or in the allegiance of a political party is not acting as a man, but as a corporate person representing only special interests.

In the end, as we have read, this whole thing is a fraud. It is deception of the most intricately clever kind. It represents the epitome of the downfall of the American people and the destruction of our country; which relies on the good intentions and hope and faith of its voting public. In short, this bill represents the ultimate power of misinformation and the controlled opposition that is beholden of it. We are a defeated people in all respects of our lives – from education to incarceration – from corporate politics to corporate religion – from financial usury to medical malfeasance… all of which is made possible by the actions and inaction of Congress.

And yet we are all supposed to believe the old cry of the oppressors… Poor Congress. They’ve got their hands tied. They aren’t allowed to see certain things. They are powerless. On and on and on…

And yet it is their own hands for which they themselves tie in red tape created by themselves, and they are laughing all the way to the international World Bank while switching back and forth between the public and private sectors, becoming board members, CEO’s, and special issue stock-holders of the very corporations they are supposed to be regulating.

Silly sheep, tricks are for us.

And for all of us, I end this rant with my favorite quote:

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“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe–

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–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Saturday, June 23, 2012

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  1. Well while I hate to admit it to myself you are 100% right. I think a few months back I went after you for your anti paul rhetoric. However after this last betrayal by him I am done. He did it in 88, 08 and now 2012…I am done with him and I watch his sycophants keep plugging away. The guy is a pressure release valve and nothing more.

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    • The truth is never anti-anything. No worries… And I wish I were incorrect, believe me!

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      • Olde Reb

         /  September 5, 2012

        Clint, I take you at your word; the truth is the objective.

        You have evidenced extensive research. Is there something you might have overlooked?

        Specifically, the FRBNY has exclusive handling of the accounting and handling of approximately $8.4 trillion from the auctions of Treasury securities. No public records of the disbursements of those funds are available nor have they ever been audited. If all of those funds were paid to the government of the United States, there would be no increase in the amount of money in circulation nor would there be any increase in the National debt. The flow of money would be the same as money from the public (a taxpayer) to the government. Specifically, the Fed is accused of concealing more than a trillion dollars annually (the value of the National debt) that appears to legally belong to the government. Ref. FEDERAL RESERVE HEIST, http://www.scribd.com/doc/101937790.

        The structure of the Fed has been analyzed to be a Ponzi scheme that will inherently consume the entire wealth of the Nation for the benefit of the (unknown) owners of the BOG. Ref. RIP OFF BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE, http://www.scribd.com/doc/48194264.

        Your reflections are invited.

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        • Will get back to you on this, when i get a moment.

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          • Clint, I was also a Ron Paul believer earlier. No longer. (Never could get an email to him about ANYTHING for 2 decades. Because of his Staff handlers?) Thanks for all your efforts detailing the CAFRs. Patriot Walter Burien started the revelations. Ret. AF Lt. Colonel Klatt (here in Pima County, AZ) took up the effort, detailed the CAFRs of Arizona and many other States through 2003 (when he died suspiciously). You’ve nobly “replaced” Klatt with your details about 2 States recently. Thanks! Give us MORE States when you have time! – Dick Fojut in Tucson
            dickfojut@cox.net

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  2. Terry Moore

     /  June 24, 2012

    Thanks for all the hard work putting this together for us. I poured the rest of my kool-aid down the drain. Im so tired of the puppet show. We are in deep trouble. thanks again.

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  3. Ron Paul blew it with me finally with his CPAC and Virginia cop-outs. See my article about it at http://www.dcdave.com/article5/120314.htm . What in the world has he ever done with all that money that people have sent him?

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    • I’ve sent sever emails with no response requesting the breakdown or financial statements of the Campaign. I have spoken with regional campaign managers who are asking the same questions about the $40 million from 2008. They have no idea where it went, but they suspect that Paul’s campaign manager got the bulk of it in his pocket.

      Thanks… -Clint-

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  4. This is damn painful. I had to accept this after the Rand Romney debacle,e but I got worried after that article in the Washington Post about Ron and Romney a few months ago.

    Your article, most excellent, just blew it all out of the water!

    Ron Paul is another gate keeper for Jewish Power. He is their last level boss to keep all of us patriots in check and strung out on false babylonian hope.

    Anyone who does not name the Jews for 911 and everything else is working for them, We must stop making excuses and begun using the word JEW at every opportunity, or else nothing will ever happen.

    here is one of my favorite quotes about THEM.
    CHRISTEA, PATRIARCH. 20th century Romanian prelate. “The Jews have caused an epidemic of corruption and social unrest. They monopolize the press, which, with foreign help, flays all the spiritual treasures of the Romanians. To defend ourselves is a national and patriotic duty — not anti-Semitism. Lack of measures to get rid of the plague would indicate that we are lazy cowards who let ourselves be carried alive to our graves. Why should we not get rid of these parasites who suck Romanian and Christian blood? It is logical and holy to react against them.” (New York Herald Tribune, August 17, 1937) – http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/repute.htm

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  5. Steve

     /  June 24, 2012

    Clint – great work.

    “THEY CREATED THE FED AND ITS SECRECY IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! THOUGH THEY MIGHT REPLACE OR MERGE IT INTO THE WORLD BANK STRUCTURE SOON”

    If you have 30 minutes free check out the Sound Dollar Act, HR 4180, sponsored by Kevin Brady (notorious free trade globalist). Specifically Section 4, as it would change the US Treasury Exchange Stabilization Fund to the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) Fund, as in the IMF currency known as the SDR. I am no expert at interpreting these things but it appears to me as if it would eliminate the Treasury’s sovereignty.

    Put into the context of the rest of the Sound Dollar Act and you can see an outline for regionalization of the FOMC with the FED acting as FX monitor for the IMF’s basket of currency, i.e. the dollar with respect to the price of gold.

    Amusingly one WSJ article on it claims “Congress finally takes on the Fed”. Even though you have thoroughly decimated Ron Paul’s audit the fed bill, the Sound Dollar Act is already sitting in committee. It is interesting reading for sure and with your ability to interpret US Code and the outstanding information you’ve put together on the Federal Reserve and Congress I think you might come up with a better interpretation on the globalist banking implications than I can at this point.

    FYI to all Ron Paul supporters – I’m no legal expert but perhaps there is a class-action lawsuit for fraud to be reimbursed campaign donations? Wishful thinking I’m sure. After all we are talking about a corporation here, and the whole point of their existence is to shield those who work for it from liability for the actions of the corporation. Probably some immunity loophole somewhere in the campaign finance code, but just an idea to stick it to the Paul campaign with some negative PR.

    Thanks again Clint. This blog is outstanding and is getting better with each new post.

    Peace

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    • Thanks for the link, Steve. I am all too familiar with the ESF. I’ll certainly check out the “sound dollar act”. I suppose it would be a safe bet for me to say that there is no such thing as a sound dollar when it is centrally controlled by a central bank, be it a state bank, a national bank, or an international bank, the “central” part is still a plank of the Communist Manifesto.

      I advocate reputation-based curency. The dollar is backed by the force of the military. Without that, it would be worthless per its reputation. The more local and other alternative currencies the better in check the national curency will be.

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  6. Steve

     /  June 24, 2012

    Was working from memory, it’s actually Section V of the Act that alters the Exchange Stablization Fund. And this info has been around for a while but if you or anyone else hasn’t seen it here is the research on the ESF/NYFED:

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  7. That is the most riveting and damning thesis ever. I can not wait to send this extraordinary piece of work to my Ron Paul zombie friend. Hopefully, and that is a big hope, it will enlighten him to the disturbing truth and hard core facts so brilliantly put forth herein.

    I never really examined the Jew angle, but it is certainly true that RP doesn’t go nearly far enough about the 9/11 lie, and he cleverly treads very lightly around the chosen people. The Jew has so many tentacles wrapped around America, it wouldn’t surprise me none if his handlers were Jews or under Jew influence.

    The entire Paul family is an indelible stain to fabric of this once fine country.

    The truth has a certain aroma that could penetrate even the most clogged of noses !

    I will do my part and get this gem to every one I know and I suggest everyone do the same.

    Your work is an inspiration and thank you very much.

    jimbo

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    • Thank you Jimbo. People like you are my only outlet for spreading this. Good on you…

      -Clint-

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      • Your Welcome !

        I know RP stands firm on the “Audit The Fed” moniker which to your credit has been denounced as a colossal fraud by your fine work. Furthermore, could not this be considered treason ?

        Treason: the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign. 2. a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state. 3.betrayal

        If RP knowingly eludes the truth which he has, and he has mislead the people of this country to believe an erroneous rabid lie not based on fact just to placate his toothless revolution, that is a betrayal of a sovereign nation.

        I always had my suspicions about RP, especially his “Controlled Opposition” aspirations in these auctions we have in this country every four years.

        What material gain has he and his supporters ever accomplished ?

        I fervently and profoundly believe when a true revolution is near, the leader of that revolution will blast through lies with reckless abandonment in all facets, and that includes the Jew problem here in America.

        1.5 % of the US population should not control 95% of the media message our children listen to. We can officially start here.

        Tell the raw truth about “Audit The Fed” which Clint has done

        Tell the truth about 9/11 and do not be persuaded otherwise by talking heads, examine the FACTS not the FICTION.

        Tell the truth about all the Wars and do not tread lightly, tell the people why and who benefits from this slaughter of mankind.

        Tell the truth about the toxic poison that is dumped into our kids water every single day.

        Tell the truth about the corporate nation.

        Tell the truth about the CAFR and stop stop stop telling America we are broke and bankrupt, which RP does all the fk’ing time !

        Then, and only then, we will be able to dispel the usurpers that have a death grip on this land and deliver to the people a true inherent revolution.

        Vote For Clint !

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  8. You guys are f’ing crazy.

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  9. Matthew

     /  June 24, 2012

    Eloquence, makes for pretty lies. The man quit congress before because no-one gets to lobby him, and therefore he was blackballed on anything outside of his District. If he spruces up his district with an ear-mark…No more, or No less money is spent, but it is all openly accountable once earmarked. Thats his point, which you seem to miss. It guarantees the money gets spent, and when it does it’s at the price agreed.

    Nice site, you must do well on the private/public payroll.

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    • Perhaps you could do me the service of actually reading the whole article, before you say such things.

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    • jaymz

       /  June 28, 2012

      agreed Matthew, I smell deception. hey author, do you happen to work for a bank or have a government job in any way?

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      • Seriously? Please, please disprove anything here, now.

        I’m so tired of people blaming every thing and every institution but themselves. Grow up!

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      • jmackdog

         /  June 28, 2012

        nice try, if you can refute anything Clint writes please enlighten us. Shill comes to mind with this one Clint !

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  10. geo

     /  June 25, 2012

    I have been saying that same thing to friends and others about R Paul.YUP I AM CRAZY JUST TO THINK HE IS THE MARKER IN THE ROAD THAT SAYS —IP IN THE ROAD. and the picture on the board is R Paul. —When i 1st started to read i thot yup just another writer but then i read it and thot yup I like this guy. How things change when truth ABOUNDS. —FOOLISH THINKS THEY DONT GET CAUGHT. GOD ,s Law is the only way. I believe that when you follow HIS Truth and Law we would be in this mess. But we as we are follow . Yes we are sheep or cattle and i dont like being this way but we have been put here because we have believed a lie. Yes as others here have stated we have put ourselves in this hole and im trying to figure out the problem and i got gators at my butt. But then again if i hadnt believed one of the greatest deceptions i wouldnt be here haveing my butt ripped out. Our FUTURE is unclear now. I have said this R Paul deal was a sham for years. Now i am saying the NWO is OWN backwards–SO when are going to wake up. Yes the want to take it all away. But my Hope is in the Lord .I know people dont want to here this but fact is these words are spoken in chambers across this great land. So what not mention it. What gets me is the you dont here about Rand and then you see he in in and then on the way of looking into a VP position. Yup dady Big Bucks helped. I have never gave to this org but i have kept my eye on it and became a watchman on this issue. You are so right for writing this. I Thankyou for what you have done and you can REST assure that i will send this all over and over and over again so it will get thru SOME THICK HEADED PEOPLE i know and just maybe we wont have to be cattle with a number anymore. I have always like this quote—-IF YOU TELL THE TRUTH –YOU DONT HAVE TO HAVE A GOOD MEMORY…. I Thankyou Sir for haveing the guts to be a Watchman—Geo

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  11. Chris

     /  June 25, 2012

    Great work. I am going to read this again a couple times because it’s a lot to digest, but I’ll need this locked in to my brain so I can tear Paulbots to shreds. The only honest congressman in recent history is James Traficant, and look what the PTB did to him.
    The Pauls are phonies, and they’ve done a mighty fine job of distracting so called patriots for a while now, while the Communitarians, La Raza, Zionists, Israelis and globalists turn this country in to a third world broken toilet. The Pauls have added their share of turds to the bowl, and the pile is growing, and smelling even worse with the heat of summer.

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  12. G. Michael

     /  June 26, 2012

    I read most of this. My thoughts: The info makes it clear that the GAO Audits of the Fed are incomplete, not even covering loans to foreign central banks or the Fed itself, so these audits are next to worthless. Second, if Congress has the kind of control over the Fed that is implied here, why did the fake jew bankers who own the Fed feel the need to assassinate Pres. Kennedy for attempting to replace borrowed Federal Reserve Notes with non-borrowed U.S. Bank Notes? Also, what good to us is a dead conservative congressmen? The last congressman that I am aware of who told the ugly truth about the Fed was Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking Committee. The Fed killed him a few days later, just like Kennedy. They also locked up James Trafficant for the same reason. Doubtless they have threatened Dr. Paul and his family, so why should Dr. Paul get himself or a member of his family killed for being too bold, too truthful about the Fed? How much good could he do then? My gosh, he has called for the elimination of the IRS and all foreign aid, even to Israel, as well as the elimination of our military adventurism overseas, all of which are heavily supported by the owners of the Fed. He would also eliminate all unconstitutional government agencies, like the Dept. of Education, DEA, FCC, etc. But regardless of whether his intentions are pure, or deceptive as this article implies, one thing his candidacy proves is that the fires of freedom are still burning brightly in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of our countryman. If Ron Paul is a fraud, a “relief valve”, he has inadvertently acted against his and his handlers best interests, in that he has created more interest in and opposition to the sources of tyranny, bloodshed, and fiscal insanity than anyone else has in my lifetime. So, if he is the devil, we’d best give the devil his due.

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    • What can I say? That’s exactly what you are supposed to say.

      Your mistake is to assume that the Fed and Congress are against each other. That is the wall that you must over come. This is one well-oiled machine, and the illusion of the adversarial and political ideological battlefield that is put on for your benifit will always fool you into doing nothing to stop it from slowly killing everything that you think is “American”.

      You may believe, or you may realise that belief is the death of logic and reason.

      Up to you…

      -Clint-

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      • Zed

         /  July 6, 2012

        Nice try Clint but your wrong about Ron Paul. Your reply to michael shows your actually the one set in stone on your ideas and you really hate ron paul dont you? Firstly it doesnt matter if michael thinks congress and fed are seperate and you failed to rebut his other points which you ignored. Clint go and pick on ANY other Politician because you will find all of them are corrupt and liars bigtime compared to Paul so its obvious this attack on ron paul from you is just because you dont like him and only you know why OR your working on behalf of someone to bring Pauls reputation down but you failed to convince me and i did read the whole thing and what a waste of time lol hope you get arthritus soon, Instant Karma gonna get you :)

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        • Opinion noted. Thanks for reading the instructions!

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          • Here is the bottom line: If you were riding a 1000 HP bulldozer that you created (the Ron Paul movement) giving the constant impression you were going to move mountains with it and only pushed a few pebbles, to me that establishes intent.

            Millions of people organized; tens of millions of dollars raised; and the end result is: The mountains grow higher unscathed, and the pebbles turned the masses are left to play with.

            Two days before I read this article, I had Ron Paul promotions on my CAFR1.com Front page. I took them off then for my own reasons. It appears Clint and myself are moving along the same time-line of action – reaction.

            Walter Burien – CAFR1.com

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  13. Pio

     /  June 28, 2012

    Yeah, I started to have my suspicions awhile back but kept “hoping” I was wrong. I feel abused. What a perfect con-fidence game.
    Mr. Clint: have you done work on the Vatican?

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  14. joe

     /  June 28, 2012

    Thank you so much for writing this incredibly informative and well researched blog and expose on Ron Paul’s legislation to say this is an eye opener is a massive understatement.

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  15. Thanks so much for your amazing work! I don’t know what to say besides the fact that I, too, am one who drank the kook-aid!

    I am the Alternative News Editor with Beforeitsnews.com. We would be absolutely honored to have the opportunity to syndicate your blog to Beforeitsnews via your RSS feed.

    If you are interested, all I’d need is an email in return and I can set it up so that your posts will also come to our audience. I’m sure that our audience would be delighted to have the opportunity to learn from you as I have just done; put through a good schooling, for sure!

    Thanks again for your hard work in ‘educating’ the masses! I hope to hear back from you soon!

    Best Regards,

    Stefan Mark Stanford
    Alternative News Editor
    Beforeitsnews.com

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    • Thanks Stefan. Feel free to reprint. All my work is public domain immediately after release.

      I’m unfamiliar with most internet protocal things. So if I have an RSS feed I simply don’t know about it. I rely on people like you to get this out there!

      I’ll send you an email.

      -Clint-

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  16. Kitty

     /  June 29, 2012

    Yes, Ron Paul is a sham. How convenient for the corporate establishment to have someone to bleed off all the frustration good people have with the way things are going. My son-in-law went to the republican caucus in northwest Washington state. I was surprised to hear that Ron Paul’s organizers were the best dressed and most professional people there. So much for grass roots.
    Kitty

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    • Isn’t that funny, because in my experience the “Libertarians” are always the most unorganized and least best-dressed in the room – and are for some reason proud of that badge. Perhaps this lets you know he and his staff are REPUBLICANS, not Libertarians.

      -Clint-

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      • Zed

         /  July 6, 2012

        Clint are you steriotyping? Its funny to think how many comments you have had to delete because its so obvious you only let the comments you like to be posted as mist of the comments glorify you but you are polluting the internet with your junk

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  17. Steven

     /  June 29, 2012

    Clint,

    What can I say? A truly magnificent article.

    Nice work.

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  18. It is not true that the Fed board is appointed by the President. Even in the final year of a President’s second term, he will have appointed only four of the 14 board members. Four more were appointed in the prior two terms, an 6 ARE APPOINTED BY THE NATIONAL BANKS! It only takes one presidential appointee out of 8 to block anything that is against the bankers’ interests, and only two to pass whatever the bankers want passed.

    This is fundamentally wrong, and comparing the Fed to the Postal Service or the Social Security Administration is just plain dishonest.

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    • Your confusion stems from your belief that the United States and the bankers (by this I assume you meant the Crown Temple/City of London) are somehow seperate and not of the same corporation. You believe the bankers have taken over, instead of realizing that they never left. The Fed and the United States are the sub-corporations of the same company! The operators of the Fed are also bankers… after all it’s a bank! Thier temporary employment on the Fed Board does not make them any less or more of bankers. Tim Geitner, if I’m not mistaken, was a Goldman Sacks man before being appointed to the Fed. So stop pretending that there is a seperation of powers here, because there isn’t.

      Secondly, the authority for the nomination of these 6 board members you speak of that are “bankers” of national banks is granted to the Federal Reserve Board by congressional legislation. Where do you think that privilage comes from? All rule-making authority comes from the mother corporation, via the Congress. National Banks have no chioce in the matter – they are required to purchase stock in the Fed to become a member. It is not a right, but a privilage. This “stock” implies no ownership or special rights. The privilage of membership is where the advantages come in to play. Members get to utilize the law (positive statutory legal code) to use usury on the rest of us. As members, they get a permit (permission) to do what would otherwise be illegal for the rest of us.

      Thirdly, “The President” is not a man, it is an office – a job. Whomever occupies that office is a mute point. His “choices” for appointment of the board members must be approved by the board of directors (the Senate) who sit for sometimes over 40 years. Again, this was decreed by law, by Congress.

      The Post Office is just as devious and horrific as the Federal Reserve, and it is no different in its corporate structure accept in its particular function. Zip Codes are federal districts. They are not just there for your convenience! Your bills and contracts come to you as a citizen of the Federal corporation, under “Capitis Diminutio Maxima” as a “PERSON”. The Post Office is one of the most important and corrupt institutions in government! How would the IRS notify you (contract with you) without the post office and without your consent? How would government tax you without the mail system? It is in fact fundamentally crucial to realize not only the importance of the Postal Service, but also its intrical part in the whole organized crime syndicate we call the United States of America. Just another tool (independant agency of government) used to enslave you without you even knowing it…

      Of all the insults and cuss-words hurled at me, “dishonest” is the most offensive. If I’m honestly mistaken, I can accept that. But the burden of proof of your claim of my dishonesty is on you. You have insulted me, without merit or education, and I demand that you provide your causal evidence for such low-handed trickery and character assasination.

      -Clint-

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      • After seeing the rant at Ron Paul, I expected a rant at my reply. I was not disappointed. I stand by my statement, although I might be willing to strike “dishonest” and insert “delusional.”

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      • Mark

         /  July 24, 2012

        Read the Buck Act to understand why Clint through in the USPO!

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      • ponerology

         /  July 27, 2012

        Clint, I hadn’t thought about the post office. I think it’s time is running short though. I mean it’s usefulness is coming to an end. We are after all, going paperless, right? I mean, just we folks, not the City/Temple crowd. Their libraries won’t go Fahrenheit 451, will they?
        In your research, does this corporate/banking enslavement go back to the 1780s or is it something that has always been and we were just given the illusion of “our own money”?
        I mean really! Why would private bankers give us our own money in reality? I think the illusion of our own money however, worked well for a couple of centuries in order that the USA could be the main military subjugator of most of the world’s population. The USA was allowed to be “rich” long enough to put the NWO on very firm ground.

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        • It goes back through the writing of the bible and beyond – usury.

          Wealth, of course, is completely misunderstood. You make thousands while they make billions. They provide you limited goods and services while they have unlimited access. You have certificates of residency and tenancy while they own everything you live in or on.

          And still people think the dollar represents real wealth.

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  19. I didn’t read the full text of the post, but I read until the audit the fed bill, then just skim read the rest. I think this is just false propaganda that you are making. I am not a US citizen, so I can give my opinion without bias or emotional baggage.

    You are trying to discredit Ron Paul without any perspective. I don’t see any hint of manipulation or deception, and all your critique is unfounded. Is there any other congressman who did a better job?! Passing laws is not a one-man job, and it seems that RP has very little support from the other congressmen, which means that it is not his fault that he couldn’t achieve much.

    Earmarkings make sense given the rules of the game. I don’t see why you would find fault in his strategy. All I see is a man trying to make the best of a bad situation. He is REALISTIC, something not many people can claim to even comprehend. Judging RP without seeing the bigger picture and context is a mistake.

    If you claim any level unbias, I suggest that you try to investigate other congressmen, and report his contributions in comparative light with others. Passing zero (or one bill) is better than passing many bad bills. So, the number of bills does not count, because passing no bills is better than passing harmful ones.

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    • So you read where I stated not to leave ignorant comments unless you read all of the facts?

      Refute the evidence or shut your face!

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      • Your arrogance is unbecoming. It’s unbecoming in your replies to those who challenge you, unbecoming in the ranting post that was challenged, and even unbecoming in the name you gave yourself, which implies a dubious notion that you have a greater grasp of reality than others have.

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        • jmackdog

           /  June 30, 2012

          At least this Dunderhead appears to have actually read the entire article (maybe not) but we are still waiting for some factual rebuttal of Clint’s very poignant article. What is unbecoming is your obstinate way you have critiqued Clint’s work without providing one bit of FACT to combat the truth. Unless you can muster a credible defense to this very accurate, yet disturbing article, you are either a drive by Jew like the other poster commented on, or you are a Ron Paul Zombie like the rest who love their American Made LIE.

          The “Audit The Fed” or “End The Fed” is one big giant misnomer that you and millions of others have sucked on for a long time. READ READ READ the article and follow the links. The truth is sometimes very hard to accept, I was a RP Zombie in 2008 as well. good luck to you.

          On to Dunderhead #2 Devil mind, you are a fool and may I tell you why ? thanks I will.

          Other than the obvious, your inability to actual finish an article (lazy foreigner) this is why you suck.

          What did Nancy Pelosi say when she was asked the Health Care Bill ? She said and I quote “When we pass it we will get to see what’s in it!”

          You and her are very similar, you both do not have a clue, you both do not read things from start to finish, you both criticize people who pursue the truth in the face of ignorant fools like yourself.

          READ READ READ the entire article and stop being ignorant.

          Read the article ignorant foreigner and get back to us. thanks

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          • First, just to give background information about myself. I am a libertarian. Not a libertarian “convert” like most RP supporters. I believed in libertarian principles, laissez-faire capitalism, and the principles of Austrian economics before it became fashionable with RP. Roughly since 1998. It is refreshing to me to see someone reaching out with those principles, but what he is saying isn’t “news” to me. Although I know very little about Gary Johnson, but I actually find Gary more appealing than RP, except that RP has more momentum. And just to put it out there, I am not a Jewish person.

            On the real issues. I will read further and make a more informed comment later, but as far as I read I did not read any facts that need refutation!! My view is that the facts are being misinterpreted. You state some facts, as if they were undermining RP’s position – when they really don’t. I see this article as red herring! And quite honestly this is the main reason I did not read it all…

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      • Zed

         /  July 6, 2012

        Dan Sullivan just checkmated the shit out of Crazy Clint. Wow man he cut you to pieces buddy, im off now never to return here so no need to post this as this ones just for you ;)

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  20. Shea

     /  June 30, 2012

    This is a great breakdown, thanks for contributing your research. Rand voting for economic sanctions of Iran, endorsing Romney, and the rest of it made me quickly distance myself from Ron but I was still naively giving him the benefit of the doubt. I see now that he was a willing actor and not just making a series of poor judgement calls.

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  21. Dave

     /  June 30, 2012

    The way I see things is a bit different, Ron Paul has never claimed to be a lawmaker, nor do I think he will ever claim to be one. Yes he has introduced some legislation that in and of itself accomplishes nothing to offer any significant change to the ways things are currently being done. If you measure the man based on the legislation he puts forth, then I say hoorah for Ron Paul, as he has never introduced any legislation that adversely affects individuals rights in this once great country. We have a man here that has done what he was supposed to do, represent his constituents in his district. He put forth earmarks requesting monies that his constituents asked him to get for them from the federal government by way of earmarks, which is the way things are set up. He voted against the bills that had those very same earmarks in them because he knows that voting for them is not in the interest of the people of the nation. People admonish him for doing the right thing in standing for everyones liberties and freedoms by calling into question the manner in which he does it. He is not a fan of big government intruding into our daily lives and has proved as much, at least to me, in his actions and lack thereof. I dont say end the fed, or end one small part of the problem, its like a weed, remove the whole thing from the root, not just a leaf or branch.

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    • Dave

       /  June 30, 2012

      I forgot to mention how I appreciate the time and effort you put in on behalf of liberty and freedom. Keep up the good work

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    • So if my county Sheriff never claims to be a Sheriff, does that make him a non-Sheriff? How about my garbage collector? Is he not a trash-man if he never claims to be one? Oh… and what about my senators? If they never actuallly say that they are lawmakers or senators, does that mmake them non-senators?

      So you must also think that because Ron Paul continuously SAYS that he is fighting for liberty in Washington, being a patriot, he must be doing just that, because he says he is?

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  22. Dave

     /  July 1, 2012

    I also did not mention that if he did not support the establishment and the government corporation he would not be supporting the oath of his office to defend the constitution. According to the constitution he cannot rebel against or engage in insurrection against the corporate UNITED STATES.
    Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

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  23. The American Monetary Institute, whose leaders are not particularly Ron Paul fans, strongly support this Audit the Fed bill. Yes, there were various audits of the Fed, but there was never a comprehensive top-to-bottom independent audit of the Fed.

    Yes, the Fed board is partly appointed by presidents over a span of four terms, but 6 of the 14 members are appointed by the member banks, whose interest is not the public interest, and who tend to vote as a bloc while different presidenial appointees tend to disagree with each other more, and tend to be banker-friendly anyhow.

    Monetary policy is vastly more important than realitychallengedblogger acknowledges when he compares it to the post office and social security administration. That, besides the fact that FedEx and UPS don’t appoint people to the postal service board, makes his comparisons dishonest. Referring to people who disagree with him as “Ron Paul zombies” illustrates how adolescent and ad hominem his analysis is from the outset.

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    • Yeah, of course it does. And if you would have read this article you’d know why. Because the Audit the Fed bill actually limits the power of the comptroller’s authority to audit. Read man!

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  24. jmackdog

     /  July 1, 2012

    Don’t you think RP is “Dishonest” when he perpetuates his Audit The Fed lie ? The FED is audited every single year by law. Why doesn’t the great RP mention the CAFR, like ever ? Can’t you see that the publicized confrontations with RP are staged ? Do you notice Bernanke sometimes laugh or smirk at RP’s cumbersome rhetoric ?

    You appear to be an antagonist who is stridently unable to introduce anything that will lead to the exoneration of the claim that RP is simply controlled opposition.

    If he was indeed a revolutionist who wanted to truly lead the country on the right path, why is he still in the controlled Republican party ? Why doesn’t he educate the masses about the facts of the CAFR report ? Why does he always claim America is broke and bankrupt, when in fact there are trillions in surplus ? I can go on, but hopefully you are getting the point. Besides bleeding millions and millions of dollars from Americans through his endless stream of contribution requests, and the never ending speeches on the floor of congress (controlled opposition) that has never brought fruit to his so called revolution, what has he actually done of value ?

    Open your eyes, I hope you do and i wish you well, but not seeing what is clearly in front of you renders you useless and a shill for RP. It was torture for me to admit this myself, but facts are facts.

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    • Like I said, there are minimalist audits and there are comprehensive audits. Name-calling doesn’t alter that; it just shows that you cannot have a civil discussion.

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      • jmackdog

         /  July 1, 2012

        Is RP being dishonest when he doesn’t tell the American people who have financed his long and exhausting sham revolution that the FED is audited every year ? It is a reasonable question with an obvious answer.

        Do not for one minute think I am a proponent of the FED in any way, actually, we are most likely both very critical of what they do and how they do it, but if RP wanted to be that leader that you obvious think he is, he should be held to account to be HONEST about the FED.

        He is not yet officially out of the race for the presidency and his own flesh and blood has anointed Romney has his choice. Think about that for a minute…. That is the proverbial middle finger to all the millions of supporters of RP.

        He has confiscated the revolution concept with millions of dollars from unsuspecting donors, and turned it into yet another failed endeavor by a member of a corrupt political party.

        If you can not or will not accept that RP has mislead America about the FED, and that America is far from being broke or bankrupt which is clear from the CAFR, our banter has come to an end.

        best wishes to u

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      • So why do you ignore the “COMPREHENSIVE” Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which is the real audit, very much like Paul does??

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    • Visf

       /  July 20, 2012

      Enron was audited too. Ron Paul is calling for a full audit so the decisions that result in currency-swaps and loan to private institutions can have at least some oversight.
      The FED has never been audited. For instance we have no idea what is on their balance sheet (okay, that’s a lie, we know it’s all junk cause of who they bought it from, when and at what price).

      Controlled opposition? Against what? He mentions the CAFR report in his Audit the Fed book.
      The US is in fact bankrupt, the country is in negative equity.

      People give him money voluntarily, because they want his message spread. That is what he has done of value. Most politicans have done a lot, and in so done a lot of damage. Why is that better?

      What facts? I fail to see the smoking gun, all there is is a wall of text regarding minimalist audits of the FED. Then some points about how it wont have much of an effect. Yeah, most of us know that. It’s just a start, with the audit at least there will be public awareness of what happens and a way to examine if it was good/bad.

      The other stuff about the federal government being a corporation was jut fucking weird. Ron Paul’s congressional district demanding money was old news that I fully support, if somebody steals from you, you have the right to try to get it back.

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      • Ok. Now read the entire article. Read about the audit of the Fed. And read about the what Paul’s bill will actually do – which is not to create any form of audit.

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      • visf, you are in luck my RP lover, go to this link and shut the door and send the kids to the movies. The national media, as well as all local media markets work sadly the same, they all routinely glorify the debts they have, but never broadcast the investments, assets, real estates holdings, mutual funds, currencies, etc.. in the CAFR. That fact alone is paramount to what the elites want the sheep to think/ believe is true. I would hypothetically say that America is financially in better shape then ever before, IF IF IF you add the CAFR to the alleged debts.

        http://itsrainmakingtime.com/2012/walterburien/

        BTW clint, nice job on Spingola today. I am looking forward to your work on how to de-citizenize yourself.

        much thanks friend !

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  25. House Oversight Committee Moves Legislation to Audit the Fed

    Kucinich Thanks Ron Paul For Leadership

    http://kucinich.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=YC7XOCBDATDQJ4XXYKU6LIRI4Y

    Key passage from Kucinich’s endorsement of Paul’s efforts:

    “The bill would remove restrictions on what the GAO can audit, while retaining some necessary and logical restrictions on the release of confidential information.”

    That’s what realityblogger’s diatribe seems to have missed.

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    • Actually, no. I covered this in great detail. It is a lie.

      And if it is a full audit, why is there restrictions? This is illogical.

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  26. Get the Fed out of our business and our labor

     /  July 2, 2012

    Ron Paul called the most important role of the Federal Reserve and the IRS in pushing military wars globe wide. RP did this making the people aware of Constitutional assault by corp. govt.
    It RP did nothing else, this alone was worth his campaigns. Above author ignores anything except a typical media discredit the messenger approach.
    RP called out NDAA, nothing less than the elimination of Constitutional Rights – the contractual quid pro quo – for respecting the US government. The legitimacy and large scale transfer of real assets by the government to the Fed from Fannie and Freddie for the Fed engineering the real estate bubble – among many bubbles. RP is a breath of fresh air in a world of deceipt, murder for hire, and one government scam after another in the mission to strip you of your rights.
    And while you did much research here, I don’t see you saying let’s strip the Bar Association for denying you free speech in a court room where only an attorney can speak ( translate: in state court practice law ) for another. This denies ones right to be articulate where no attorney will take a case despite it having merit for lack of funds or lack of time or lack of availability. Freedom of speech is stripped by the legislature to uphold a for pay group of cookie cutter legal menu formula driven trained individuals who learned under the Harvard method of law – the case method. Even now the So called Supreme Court – rapidly losing its legitimacy – with a political system calculated to destroy small business by regulation, exclusion, and not paying campaign contributions.
    Congress is famous, typical, for having populist rhetoric “for the people” but acts for itself and large scale business. Barkley, Goldman Sacks, and the too broke but too big to fail crowd get to have billions – see JPM as part of the tax welfare to themselves and the nerve to call that profit to pay for yachts while transferring the middle class jobs outside of the US. RP calls this out and directs public attention to the tremendous success of giving tax money to the 0.001 percent and transfer wealth wholesale while bringing the US down the road to Serfdom imprisoned by the currency of debt, intellectual, physical only to lose legitimacy and respect of most people.
    Go Ron Paul for you fought the fight and it isn’t over til we say its over.

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    • Your use of the word public is incorrect. For the most part, the vast majority of the public sees Ron Paul as a kook, because that is how he is portrayed in the media. Therefore, most of these exposures fall on deaf ears.

      I’ve certainly never been referred to as typical before. That’s new.

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    • jmackdog

       /  July 3, 2012

      I can relate to your attachment to RP for several reasons, and I use to believe him to be vehemently pro liberty and all that wave flagging jazz, but facts are facts.

      Clint’s description of his ‘controlled opposition’ status is valid and very much accurate, especially when you take a few hours to delve into this article and following all the links.

      If you suddenly and unsuspectingly found out that your favorite Uncle was an Ax murdering child rapist, would you continue to have the same love, respect and admiration for that person ? It is alarming that even knowing the facts about RP, people such as yourself continue to knowingly, and blindly, follow a Republican Party hack that has deceived millions of sheep.

      RP is vitally important to both corrupt parties in many ways. His rhetoric resonates with many of us, including myself, but when you measure his mysterious accomplishments it is lamentable.

      The RP revolution can be calculated as one epic failure, however, if you want to measure his worth by educating the public about the colossal problems of this country I can accept that. If only he was more honest about ‘Audit the Fed’ mantra and the CAFR which he cowardly ignores.

      This country needs honest unconditional action, not speeches or hollywood hope !

      peace be with u

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      • ponerology

         /  July 27, 2012

        When you’ve been conned, it’s very, very difficult to admit to it. In fact, con men (women) COUNT on those they’ve conned to continue to play along with the con, even when it’s becoming obvious that a con is afoot; because those who’ve been conned are too alarmed at the idea of having been conned and cannot/will not admit it, even to themselves. It’s a spinning wheel; it’s got to go round.

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    • ponerology

       /  July 27, 2012

      I thought RP threw in the towel weeks ago?? To which end of the Earth are you willing to follow RP? You may not have said it’s over but I think RP has said it. Lets all try to understand this: the systems that are in place (political, financial, monetary, judicial, “scientific”, educational, non-governmental organizations, medical, military,_____enter any I’ve not mentioned___) have not existed and do not exist for any reason other than to keep you occupied, distracted and enslaved. You are a widget. They are the widget counters. When they need more widgets they give you more food and better wages, or they import widgets from other geographic locations. When they need fewer widgets they tell you children are a burden and pass “abortion rights” “laws” and give you contraceptives for cheap and give you lots and lots of cheap entertainment and gadgets that are “yours” (like a “personal computer”) to keep you in a trance. You are an energy unit. Nothing more. All energy units have a projected life span and projected productivity. You are an energy unit. You can go into the “voting” booth and pull any lever you think will make you happy – just like mice in a box/maze will push a lever when they believe they’ll get a piece of cheese.

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  27. I’m sorry but you are just wrong. You did a lot of research and you have some legitimate arguments about the audit the fed bill, but here is the thing that you seem to have missed… Ron Paul has been saying for 30 years on and off national television that the federal reserve system is corrupt. I would not even be aware of the feds independence (yes it is independent, appointed bank board members are all corrupt…) from the government and its corruptness if it was not for Ron Paul. He doesn’t even care to audit the fed, have you not heard him talk about his competing currency bill that he has put forward? that bill if passed would eliminate the federal reserve by competition. Who cares about an audit then? He wants to get rid of the fed, and in fact has made the term “end the fed” popular among many libertarian/conservatives. You clearly either are paid by someone to write this or you are biased against paul so much that you researched everything negative about him and looked at nothing positive.

    If Paul was part of the established elite trying to enslave us through banking he wouldn’t be speaking austrian economics, rallying against wars, and pushing to slash big government all over the country. Every single state he has gone to and spoken about these very issues, issues that are destroying this country and you even admit that the federal reserve is destroying this country. Who in the united states besides ron paul has brought these issues about the fed onto a national platform on national television? He has gotten a lot of media coverage especially through debates where he talks all the time about how we should get rid of the federal reserve and here you are saying he supports it… He lives in a 400k dollar house in texas and you think he is corrupt and working against us? He is almost dead and you think he wants more money?

    You are a scary guy, someone who goes out of his way to trash the only guy on capital hill who has told the truth about the banking system. Do you know how many people understand the federal reserve system better now because of RP? How about how he is the only guy running for president that says end wars, end the fed, and end regulations/taxes.

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    • So the letter I got from Ron Paul stating that the passing of this Audit The Fed bill would be his “crowning achievement” should be translated as “I don’t care about the Audit The Fed bill”??? Really? How… Orwellian.

      You are already enslaved, sir. You are a constitutor – a debtor. States don’t have rights but what are granted to them, they are territories of the federal government, and a state is a corporate government (body politic).

      Now you say he gets a lot of media coverage, but the age old cry by Pualites it that he is ignored by the media! You can’t have it both ways…

      If you think that this is simply trash-talk about a person, then you need to go back to campaign for liberty and fall back on your knees for liberty. My blog is not for you. And trust me, I don’t get paid for this. I get mostly nothing but grief from folks like you.

      And one last thing. PAUL IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!!! He is running to be a representative of a private association called the Republican Party. Big difference. He may run eventually, but for now, he is trying to run as head of the private association that elects the president. Why would Ron Paul not explain this before asking people to “vote” for him? People don’t vote for president, the electoral college does. Millions wasted…

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      • Cory: When someone argues with words he puts in your mouth instead of arguing with what you actually wrote, it’s time to move on. This guy twists everything to fit his delusions.

        I disagree with Ron Paul on a lot of things, including the idea that money must be gold or silver, but I have also been involved in monetary reform for a long time, and I know that the so-called “comprehensive” audits of the Fed barely scratched the surface. But, they have the word “comprehensive” in the title, and that’s good enough for people who want to believe in the Fed.

        There are lots of people like this, but there are lots more who actually want to get to the truth instead of clinging to being legends in their own minds.

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        • jmackdog

           /  July 5, 2012

          Sorry Sully, I know that this antagonist post is not directed at me, but I have to comment on “There are lots of people like this” statement you made.

          Please let me know who these many people are and more importantly, where we can find them who have the courage and knowledge of the facts like Clint does ?

          thanks

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        • Actually, the FED reports do not have the word “Comprehensive” in the title. You are in fact full of shit. CAFR is the general term placed on the “Annual Report” of government agencies. The Fed issues an Annual Report – annual financial statements.

          And there are not a lot of people like me. I’m one of three or four who expose the CAFR structure publicly. So again, the raw sewage coming out of your mouth is ill-informed.

          Perhaps you’d like to explain your extensive knowledge of CAFR’s to us to justify your dismissal of them? Have you been published writing about them? Perhaps you have lectured about them in your vast monitory reform attempts and fails? Do you have credentials that show your expertise on the CAFR system? Do you know what a CAFR is? Perhaps prove your words instead of just spitting them like venom?

          I don’t come to your house and crap on your forehead, so don’t be upset if I defend my home here. I’d shoot and ask questions later if I could.

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        • Yea i can see that jmack or w/e, his arguments are bad and almost have no real evidence. However the OP does have some legitimate arguments and evidence however not enough to say RP is corrupt not even close.

          And that is the argument we should be having, whether a gold and silver standard is better than a fed that is actually overseen by the congress or done with a computer.

          Also i know the audits they do are worth nothing i don’t even consider them audits, thats like asking the establishment to audit themselves and then put themselves in prison haha.

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      • I really don’t care about some letter you got that says the audit the fed bill is a crowning achievement, i also know that the audits they do on the fed are trash and is never a full audit, RP has talked about this extensively before try doing more research on what he says.

        I am enslaved and so are you if you live in the united states we are all enslaved unfortunately. However the ideas that RP talks about are correct, look how you reply you reply talking about non-issues thats how i know you don’t have a clue. You don’t talk about all the things RP has said you merely look at things you think are flaws in his record. Cool i don’t care about his record i care about his IDEAS. Ideas are what makes changes not people, again he is merely a messenger.

        He got media coverage during the nomination process and from the JUDGE nap. (who then lost his job) but only because you have to give everyone media coverage during a nomination process with multiple debates, he still got less than everyone else running. He is still a national figure and gets massive independent media coverage, realize there is a difference between mainstream media and other independent media outlets, like the internet.

        Also he needs money to run a campaign or have you not seen the 30 million dollars romney gets from goldman sachs? kind of hard to run against that without some dollars obviously… he asked people to vote for him so he could maximize his delegate count at the convention, when people give him money it would be rude if he just up and quit the race. I want him to have a voice at the convention and maybe he won’t, but i guarantee you there will a shit ton of pissed off paul supporters at that convention who won’t be happy if Paul gets nothing, but what else do you expect of him? do you expect him to change things by blogging and ranting about others who are trying to make changes in our political system like you? He has done everything he can to try and make changes but he is obviously opposed by billions of dollars of corporate money.

        the only way you can become president is to run for a private association either republican or democrat, your entire argument about that is invalid. I don’t like the process and neither does RP, but its the only way to become president a third party has never even come close to winning.

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    • jmackdog

       /  July 5, 2012

      Cory, I am sure Clint will respond to your disingenuous post. Your obtuse backing of RP in light of this article shows his delusional command over you.

      Please, Please, Please answer me this one question…

      If RP was a potent revolutionary who actually had the structure to bring his ideas to fruition, do you really think the media would ever allow him to be on TV around the clock which he is ? Furthermore, his ideas do not resonate with AIPAC, Halliburton, WAR, IMMIGRATION, FOX, MSNBC, THE FED, BANKS, EDUCATION, WALL ST, INSURANCE, DRUG COMPANIES, ETC…

      If he was a sustainable threat, do you think these companies, industries and institutions, which would be adversely compromised with a RP a the helm, be allowed by the controlled US media to preach his rhetoric ?

      Fact is, he and his own family know he will never win. He does not have the stones to do what is needed. Good speeches and a few million folks will not achieve the change necessary my friend.

      Also, RP is a multi-millionaire..

      cheers to you and your family

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      • The people don’t vote for Ron Paul – the 538 Electors of the electoral college do, overruling the popular citizen vote.

        So why ask the people to support him and vote for him?

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        • jmackdog

           /  July 5, 2012

          Clint, this proves just how misguided and brain washed most people sadly have become. The popular vote is just another way for the sleazy media whores to get the sheep ginned up, nothing more.

          YOUR VOTE DOES NOT, HAS NOT, AND WILL NOT EVER COUNT.

          Thanks again Clint and keep the facts coming !

          cheers to your efforts !

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      • You clearly didn’t follow the media and ron paul for the last 8 years, they have been trying to ignore him, have you not heard Paul supporters crying about the media blackout of ron paul? have you never heard of RP’s money bombs being called “the black this out money bomb”??? the media hates ron paul they try and kill his ideas as much as they can but it isn’t working because he has so much support. He didn’t have the support in 2008 because he didn’t get any media attention. When 2012 rolled around he had gained a lot of support but still was shunned by the media, do you recall the 89 seconds of time he got in the ABC debate? Have you ever seen a Ron Paul interview during election time? they try and make him look like a fool every time, the ask him questions like “are you going to run third party” or “are you going to endorse romney” instead of the real issues. FYI most RP’s support comes from the internet not the mainstream media, if you did 5 minutes of research you would know that.

        ever seen this video where RP sits there and just trashes Bernanke and what the fed is doing? He then goes on to talk about how SILVER AND GOLD should be our commodity standard, totally anti-fed talk.

        Have you never seen any congressional hearings on monetary policy? Do you know he is the chairman on the committee for monetary policy? Did you know he has submitted a bill to end the federal reserve? He has also had multiple hearings on how to audit and maybe even bring the fed under complete control of the congress? not his ideas but they have been talking about it because of his ideas in the first place. Clearly not because that negates your entire argument. Whether it passes or not is up to the rest of the senators and congressman that DID NOT VOTE FOR IT.

        No response to competing currency or factual evidence that shows Paul has rallied against the federal reserve both to the media and in practice as a congressman?

        If you think Ron Paul did this to win the election your stupid, Ron Paul knows he isn’t going to win, he has even said on national television, “it looks like romney has the delegates”. He still has 400-500 delegates that are RP supporters at the convention, he wants to influence the platform if he can… He did this to make people aware of what is going in the world, if you didn’t realize NO ONE was talking about the federal reserve, i see you did a good job of responding to none of the factual evidence that shows RP isn’t corrupt and doesn’t work for the government. In fact i can tell just from both responses that you don’t have any evidence what so ever just pure speculation, that you think RP is some controlled opposition. If he was controlled opposition he wouldn’t be spouting every good anti-establishment idea like ending all the wars (drug war included), ending the federal reserve, and ending big government spending.

        RP actually does and has lived in a single story 385 thousand dollar house with a lot of his family, i have seen a picture of it and its an average american single story family home, shit my house is nicer than his. You think he is a millionaire and maybe, IN GOLD, because he started buying it when it as 31 an ounce because he saw this all coming 40 years ago. He even stated he bought gold and silver to protect his family.

        In conclusion maybe RP isn’t as amazing as everyone thinks he is, but i know one thing for sure and that is he is better than every other senator and congressman out there, hell every politician out there. by making the public more aware of wars, spending, and the fed he has really accomplished more than any other politician without even passing legislation. So trashing him just seems really low to me, how about trashing obama or mittens since they are the ones who will most likely get the presidency and plunge us into more wars, debt, and loss of civil liberties you know all the stuff RP has been campaigning against for 30+ years.

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        • jmackdog

           /  July 5, 2012

          You are a loyal supporter of RP, that is evident, but why do I or anyone else need RP to tell them we are in too many wars, or our monetary policy is the pits ? Just pull out a twenty dollar bill and see what you can buy !

          You are fascinatingly missing the point, but that is what happens when you are blinded by rhetoric and stump speeches.

          Keep drinking his Kook-Aid sonny boy because his paper machete Revolution will thankfully come to a long overdue end.

          Stop depending on these slick talking heads and clean up your own back yard, they will always disappoint…

          peace and love 2 u

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          • Dude you didn’t answer any of the guys questions. All you did was say he was crazy, when your the only saying there is a conspiracy in a conspiracy going on. Just brushing off facts as “thoughts of the deranged” isn’t living in reality, which I believe is your name.

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          • Washinton

             /  April 25, 2014

            This is just a shadow operation to hide the true sources of corruption…with more dis-information, clearly….They don’t want Americans to retain their respect for the US Constitution, because they imply it was designed to capture their freedom from the start as part of some long standing conspiracy predating the American revolution..This is bullshit …and flies in the face of the history and the America struggle to gain freedom from the global financial oppressors. They include a lot of the milestones of a history changed and hidden, but their analysis, is far off base and bias. The US Constitution is the only way Americans will ever gain their freedom again….because it is the law of the land and people will use it use to throw out the trash politicians, with the law on their side. It may not be perfect or even useable right away but the American people can fix this …they did it in the American revolution and can do it again. This propagandist had muddied the waters, and is not worth listening to because he offers no solutions, other than individuals, regaining their sovereignty, while America remains enslaved. The solution is the will of the American people to over come evil, to oppose tyranny and restore freedom. Live Free.

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        • No factual evidence? Did you even read this article?

          How can he be “better” if he has never done anything in congress? No bills passed… and as for monetary reform – for a guy who is chairman of that, there sure hasn’t been any reform.

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          • I said in my first post you have a lot of evidence showing that the audit the fed bill isn’t really a huge step in reform, the research on earmarks is laughable if you know how earmarking actually works all he is doing is getting money for his constituents. He doesn’t accept lobbying money which is the real culprit in political corruption. Everything else doesn’t point to RP being corrupt it just points to him not getting very far legislatively.

            He just recently got the chairman position and now the audit the fed bill is being looked at… but you are right about one thing, he didn’t pass much if any legislation, but how could he? do you realize how much opposition there is to fixing this country? I think you should since you did all this research, you would know that it is impossible for one man to get LANDMARK legislation passed with next to no support. Right now congress is just a joke and RP is one of the guys in congress who actually takes his oath seriously, he has proposed bills for reform if they do not pass its not his fault… you are blaming the messenger and the guy who is putting forth ideas that will fix the current problems. why? if all RP did was get say 100,000 people to know what the federal reserve does that alone is doing more than any politician in congress. Who cares about legislation none of it passes ever anyways, there is to much lobbying money on capitol hill to make sure that bills such competing currency, end the fed, audit the fed do not pass. So he took a smarter route, a route that our founding fathers would appreciate, he is spreading his ideas to real people because ideas with enough support is how you change things in the real world.

            Also committees have no real pull or say they are just oversight bound by the rules

            A congressional committee is a legislative sub-organization in the United States Congress that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress). Committee membership enables members to develop specialized knowledge of the matters under their jurisdiction. As “little legislatures,” committees monitor on-going governmental operations, identify issues suitable for legislative review, gather and evaluate information, and recommend courses of action to their parent body.

            All a committee member can do is meet with others, talk about the issues, and recommend what to do about them. They can’t make real legislative reform or change how the committee overseas something. He is doing everything he can in my opinion but with enormous opposition from corporate owned senators and congressman what do you expect?

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            • I expect the truth. He doesn’t give that. Sorry.

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            • ponerology

               /  July 27, 2012

              None of us knows Ron Paul personally, right? Do we really know that RP “takes his oath seriously” or do we just assume that he does since his voting record is pleasing to the “patriots”? Each constituency needs “leaders” who’ll do and say the right things at the right time (even if that time spans several decades–which isn’t so long in the scheme of things for the elites, right?) So, just because RP has said and done all the right things over several decades (none of which have come to any real change/consequence) doesn’t mean we know his true motiviations. Hell, I don’t know the true motivations of people in my own family, let alone RP whom I’ve never met or with whom I’ve not shared eye-to-eye conversation or a meal or a walk in the park. And even if I would’ve had that opportunity, it doesn’t mean I’d know his mind. Any decent actor (or sociopath) can fool me (or you). No, in reality, actions speak louder than words. And in the end, RP is a lot of words and then some votes in Congress that add up to zilch. The agenda moves inexorably forward.

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        • ponerology

           /  July 27, 2012

          You’re taking this all too personally. There are thousands of layers to this onion. Attacking RP doesn’t mean anyone is attacking you. The RP wagon train is coming to a grinding halt. It’s purpose has been served. It couldn’t hurt you to unhitch your wagon for a while.

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      • Rev 2:9

         /  February 16, 2014

        No one gets featured billing on the mainstream media marquis unless they are of use to the Illuminati Elite. No one who is allowed wide exposure escapes the vetting. NO ONE. Paul is certainly no exception. He is their archetypal doddering grandpa who expresses the outer limits of naive [even senile] “dissent”. Yes, a good-intentioned, if ineffective kook.

        But I too agree, he’s not so innocent.
        Ron’s dismissal of 911 Truth and circumventing a confrontation with the ZIonists, told me all I needed to know. Never was a believer in him. His bill, if honest, would have called for the total abolition of the Fed, not just an audit. His appearances should have been spent educating US on the 1913 scam and as much of the details of the ugly swindle as he could squeeze in. Congressmen McFadden and Lindbergh were real. And they were quickly vettted out.
        The “candidate that will save us” found its liberal corollary in Al Gore who quickly showed his true establishment colors. In Ron’s case, his son Rand is the one who outs the establishment agenda. You forgot to include the ugly little scene where Rand tried to evict a capital hill freelancer who politely, but pointedly asked him a question he didnt like. Funny how fast that vid dropped out of sight.
        We’ve had a slough of Assanges, Snowjobs, Amy Goodmans, Alex Jones etc ad nauseum carefully pushed and pruned to sedate anger, convince us free speech/democracy/opposition still exists and divert the masses’ energy from real action.
        But the fault is not all on the Deceivers’ end. the American people prefer to be deceived as it allows them to stay comfortable and blame others, without having to organize, fight back, research, question- fight back. Even if Paul or the others were genuine, ONE individual cant do it alone. Where are the US citizens sense of civic duty? Glutted on NFL. porn and TV while the house burns down around them. Even Paul is not responsible for that.
        Great Article- long time needed!

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  28. Clint, another fully detailed explanation backed by Truth (facts backed by evidence).

    One question…
    What is the difference between the CAFR-Mandated audit of the FedRes & the “full audit” that RPSupporters continue to spew? When I ask them they can’t even tell me what the difference is other than, “it’s a FULL audit”.

    Speaking of the Postal audit comparison to FedRes audit … does their audit include a detailed report of where every stamp went? Yeah, didn’t think so… Ironic cuz Stamps are DEEMED as Lawful Tender…hmmm.

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    • Good point.

      The “Audit” bill does not create anything new. It does not alter the CAFR in any way. And the only thing it does do is remove a congressional act that limits the Comptroller General in his personal auditing process for the GAO. It does nothing to change the Fed’s behavior at all, nor to create transparency in any way to congress. And finally, it does not cange the auditing rules of the Fed itself in any way, only what the Comptroller reports. But the legal independent audit is the audit of the CAFR, not the comptrollers report.

      It’s all a game.

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  29. Larry Tiredofital

     /  July 14, 2012

    While the distinction between a federal agency’s rulemaking and laws passed by Congress is meaningful in itself, in practice there is often no meaningful difference. For example, the FDA makes rules about foods and drugs and the health claims that can be made about vitamins and supplements. These are not laws technically speaking, but if you or I violate these “rules”, you will find the same police with the same guns ready to arrest you for violating them.

    The delegation of the power to make rules that become extensions to existing law is an abdication of responsibility on the part of Congress. Congress is supposed to vote on any proposed change in the law, not delegate this authority to any other party. In fact, it could be argued that Congress lacks the authority under the Constitution to delegate this authority.

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    • No where in the constitution does it say authority cannot be delegated, nor does it say anything to prevent the Fed (central bank). Sorry, but this argument is mute.

      Please provide link if I am mistaken here. Thanks.

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      • Rev 2:9

         /  February 16, 2014

        The power to print money is specifically allotted to the US Treasury right? With a broad enough reading, there is not one item in the Constitution that is undelegatable. Which we see in practice now with escalating intensity, esp subcontracting anything that can be- to private corps who’ve paid off the respective Representatives. Sen Feinstein’s husband acting as broker to liquidate all USPs realty around the country. With full broker’s fees into the millions

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  30. I can’t even read half of this right now. This is where you lost me. “Holy hand grenade Batman… that’s liberty in Washington alright!” That was so childish and rude. I give you my word I will come back and read every word but I already know from your spiteful tone that you are completely wrong and missing the whole picture. I know you said please read all of it with and open mind and then comment. But you aren’t here just listing facts. You have a very angry evil tone about you in your writing. Are you angry cuz we are losing our country? You must have never read the bible! Sweetheart this is a sinking ship. We lose this battle but in the end we win the war… At the very best Ron Paul can only stall the inevitable. You talk about education and informing yourself but you left out the most important piece, the bible. Everything you speak of came from the bible. Our constitution was written from the scriptures of the bible. Here educate yourself.

    http://www.faithfacts.org/christ-and-the-culture/the-bible-and-government

    I”m 40 years old. I have been listing to people warn and preach about the NWO since I was in diapers. Lets say at least 37 years I have been hearing about that. Not from TV but from my church. Our bible tells us there will be a one world government. Do you honestly believe God is going to allow us to rewrite the bible and change the outcome it has? Really now? For real? I don’t think so. Ron Paul isn’t Ron Paul for success how you see success. Ron Paul is what every man should strive to be. Its not about winning its how you play the game. If I have to cheat to win then I don’t want to win.. Its how I’m playing. Id rather lose then cheat. How can an honest man win in a pool of scammers, cheaters, and cons? How is that going to be possible? The one way to win is to stoop down to their level and play it that way and Ron is to good for that. You don’t have to sell your soul because nothing is worth that. You have this all wrong. Its not about what we achieve politically cuz if we want it we got it you know this. CFR is 5,000 in size. We are 300 million in size. Who’s really got the upper hand? Ron Paul is not the opposing team to make it look like we have choice and just lost and so now we must except defeat. Thats bullcrap. What can a Lobbyist offer you if their money is no good to you? Huh? Have you seen how Ron Paul lives? He’s not the one making the cash here in this game. They are much smarter then this. They would have a opposing person like the one they have now Romney verse Obama.. They know it only take brainwashing one generation and the game is over. The word constitution gets drop and freedom never gets talked about and Liberty is just the name of a statue and no child left behind time crunches them so hard civics and history gets removed. Mission accomplished. Ron Paul keeps it alive when it would of been lost with my generation where the onset of video games and cable tv hit our worlds. The constitution, Liberty, Freedom, Justice, and Rights all would of easily been lost in my generation. They could of easily been on their way. What is one man who’s the only honest one not taking bribes suppose to be able to accomplish? Its bullcrap about him stopping us from being push in a corner so we would be forced to violently fight. Sweetheart there can not and will not be a revolution with violence. That is impossible. This isn’t 1776. We have biological war fair, Nuke bomb and crap that was never thought of back then. We try with forces and we become extinct. It has to be non violent. Ron Paul isn’t the soldier we are. He’s there to keep it alive and to plant the seed and in us it will grow and we will start to take over government ourselves and beat them with in and we fight them from outside as well through educating others about freedom. If we had 100 more years we would win this thing. But that’s not in God plan. We won’t be here that long. We are in the last days. None the less we still don’t give up. We keep pushing forward until Jesus comes.

    Why the meek shall inherit the earth and those who are last shall be first. “Nice guys finish last,” says the world. “The last will be first,” replies Jesus.

    I’m sorry but you have completely missed it here. When you believe something with all your heart you never have to worry about tripping over a rock. The truth eventually always comes out. No one is that good of an actor to have acted like Ron Paul has all these years and not stumbled. Even preachers fall more and harder then Ron Paul and they are suppose to be the strongest. Ron did his Job and he did it perfectly. He showed through example that you can find love and through dedication and loyalty you can last a life time with that person. If you want it bad enough to you make it work. He raised 5 kids and none are in prison or addicted to drugs. Holy crap that alone is nuts. He had a family and yet he was still brave enough to honor his country and go to war for 5 years. He had a family and he still went while the rest coward out and ran. I wouldn’t even so much as waste my spit on them. He worked hard and finished school and started his own practice many time giving his services away for free. He even help a black man when that was the uncool thing to do. Whats having money if you can’t enjoy it. He lives modest so I don’t think hes really got it. So no selling out. Thats what you don’t get. Thats why we are so mad at Rand cuz we don’t want to win that way. We’d rather lose. Rand might be president. Because of that he may save freedom and our constitution. Even I get pissed and say lets give it back to them the way they play cuz its hard sometimes. So Rand can have his presidency. Save America but we know how you got there and its because of that he lost our respect. We already won cuz they weren’t able to brake us and take our soul. We are still here fighting with honor. They will never have our soul. The humble are free to forget themselves because they are secure. They accept the fact that, as creatures, they are small, vulnerable, and not ultimately in control. But they know there is a Creator who is great, omnipotent, and totally in control. And they know that they’ve been made in the image and likeness of that Creator. That makes gives them a dignity that they don’t have to earn and can never be taken away. Though they’ve tarnished the divine likeness through sin, they know that the Creator came down from the heights of heaven to become human and fix what they couldn’t fix.
    So when they mess up, the humble don’t have to cover up. They just say “please forgive me,” give thanks for God’s mercy, and move on. And when their creaturely limitations cause them to fail, they are not surprised. They realize that they are not God.
    All this is simply a way of saying that the humble are in touch with reality.
    If the definition of insanity is being out of touch with reality, then our proud world with its “nice guys finish last” illusion is clearly insane.
    Since the humble are secure, they are strong. And since they have nothing to prove, they don’t have to flaunt their strength or use it to dominate others. Humility leads to meekness. And meekness is not weakness. Rather, it is strength under control, power used to build up rather than tear down. “An attentive ear is a wise man’s joy” (Sirach 3:28). The humble are able to truly listen to another with genuine interest and delight in the other’s goodness. The humble are the people who give you their undivided attention and make you feel special and appreciated. You love to have them around. You love to work hard for them. You cheer when they are honored.

    Even if your facts after I read them all prove to be correct you’re still missing the point. Its not what he achieved through his works its how he played the game. If you take Ron Paul and you have him stand on the side of the road and you take the president and put him on the other side of the road and open the gates and let the people go who will have the bigger crowd? My money is on Ron. Hes not young, hes not cool in the hip cool kinda way, hes not charming in a flattery kinda a way, hes not funny, hes quite boring in that sense I mean I can’t even explain what I’m trying to explain. Everything points to the president cuz of all those things and his title but that’s not where the crowd is going to go. They are going to go to the person who sees the value in who they are. You can spend the next 500 years dissecting people and our government and its still not going to mean a damn thing cuz in the end “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5).
    We don’t win these battles anyway but the war we got that one in bag. Ron Paul is the meaning of humble and Meek and its them who inherit the earth.

    If you wish I will come back and comment my thoughts on your report but I will pick it to piece worse then what you did. That boat can float both directions. Its all in how you see it.

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    • As I don’t censer comments (except vulgarity), it pains me to have to post this giant ball of fallacies. But this is a perfect example of why I asked people to read the whole article before commenting.

      For you, my dear, I ask if you do post another comment to keep it factual and focused on evidence and fact. Your beliefs are your own, and I don’t begrudge you them. Disprove anything you can, but do it succinctly and in short answers.

      My recomendation is for you to learn the Trivium/Quadrivium at gnosticmedia.com and triviumeducation.com. Pay special attention to the “logical fallacies” section, and learn to recognize your own.

      One of the most important advice in the bible is to never put your faith in men. You have certainly done this.

      Thanks for the comment,

      -Clint-

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    • ponerology

       /  July 27, 2012

      God helps those who help themselves. The apostles thought they were living in the “last days” too. There won’t be any last days the way you’re thinking of them. We are already in a chastisement as far as I can see. That doesn’t mean the end is near. It does mean you’ve got to understand the kind of mind control you’re under if you believe that the powers that really run this world would permit anyone who is really “on the side of the people” to gain the notoriety Ron Paul has gained in the last 10 years unless it wasn’t part of their agenda. If Ron Paul had said “no” to these people, he’d been out of office a long time ago (or worse). Sorry, I’m not being “mean” to Ron Paul; I’m being a realist. Stop looking for the knight in shining armor or the good guy to ride into town and clean it all up for you. Ain’t never going to happen.

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      • I could not agree with you more ! His campaign has been spamming my inbox for months, where exactly is all this cash going ?

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        • ponerology

           /  July 28, 2012

          Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Bahamas, Tel Aviv…it’s a shell game. Locations for digital mammon are fungible.

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    • Rev 2:9

       /  February 16, 2014

      St Teresa,
      Your predictable, trite rant based on faith which claims to be fact is so tired. Sorry, it wont fly. Neither will your ignorance. And yes, I am a ‘believer’. You’ve heard NWO since 1975? Funny, the phrase was first publically used in 1991 by Pres Bush at the UN.
      And your ignorant tirade on the Bible? Wake up and wise up. This country was founded by Zionist MASONS. Jefferson called himself a deist. Do you even know what that means??
      EVERY Pres was a MASON (including Reagan who belonged to the World Federalists and named Manly P Hall his idol). That makes the USA a nation under LUCIFER.
      Some humility would save you from the embarrassing inaccuracy and insufferable self-righteous indignation you have shown in your post. Use some discernment and read Hosea 4:6 because it hugely applies to you.
      There is plenty to learn from this article if you have eyes to see and ears to hear.

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  31. You all need to stop being mean to Ron. Hes is only just a man and hes dong the best he can. Go after people are real scum. Leave him alone.

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  32. Hannah

     /  July 24, 2012

    I have a lot to say, but no time at the moment. The first point I’ll make is this: you’re reading his statement wrong, willfully so, I believe.

    A) “Fighting for liberty in Washington” does not mean he is fighting for liberty FOR Washington, it means he is in DC fighting for liberty. That’s his round-about way of saying “I’m a US representative and I’ve been fighting for ‘liberty’ in this capacity for 30 years.” You take it so literally that it’s out of context.

    Anyway, good research effort. I’ll read the rest and respond more at a later time, perhaps. Why? I guess I have time to kill. Meh.

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  33. Mark

     /  July 24, 2012

    Thank you for the exhaustive effort and source information. I did read your entire article with vested interest for I have indeed read both the Federal Reserve Act but the Aldridge Act which was going to be proposed if the other party had gained the majority. The interest in dead bankers though, and a study of money is not a wasted effort in the understanding of what has and is transpiring today. I respectfully disagree with some of your conclusions in regard to the audits. These are stillea meaningless when you control those whom are doing the audits. The “outside” agencies have no reasons to divulge anything that the Fed does not want out. I’m addition, the history of the steady deterioration of the protections in the original act of 1913 had begun almost immediately. You mentioned briefly the 1935 change but not the most significant change of that alteration. (since I am responding with phone I am limited to putting my studies and links but will try to follow up later). The real quality I believe though of your work is the statement of controlled opposition and rang a loud bell with me. It is an old tool of the trade and as I stated and a study of how the original act was debated and passed shows the same tactics. Thank you again for your in depth study. I would have only toned down the personal sounding attacks on Ron Paul. For the simple fact remains that through his public voice there are many more who are waking up and will be able to digest information as you have presented. Please look me up on FB. Peace and may God bless and protect those exposing the truth.

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  34. Gary Oak

     /  July 25, 2012

    I’m more convinced Bigfoot is real than that Ron Paul himself is somehow a bad person. A cog used by the powerful and evil without his knowledge? Maybe, big stretch though. If you watch the man speak and look at his record it’s obvious he genuinely cares about people and freedom.

    You’ve put a lot of interesting points together, but like I said, so have people trying to prove Bigfoot, it’s easy to make people believe things they read on the internet, you gotta research and listen yourself. It’s hard enough convincing people their is one big conspiracy against Ron Paul, but trying to claim their is a conspiracy in the conspiracy that Ron Paul is apart of? At the very least if he did become president our troops would come home, and that’s better than any alternative Romney/Obmama is offering.

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    • Actually, that is exactly what Obama offered before he was elected – to bring home the troops. Faith in men will always disappoint.

      Offering a red herring such as big foot is a classic tactic used by people who cannot offer facts to counter other obviously provable facts.

      The sad thing about people who are “awake” like yourself is that you actually think that you elect the president. You don’t. The electoral college does. Paul is running to represent the Republican Party. This is not going to happen. And if he runs as a third party candidate, you will have to vote for who you wish to be the electors of the state, besides voting for Paul. In other words, you can only vote for other people to elect the president. The popular vote does not count!!!

      To be so lost in worshiping the men who run for office so as to not see how the actual office they run for is elected is the crowning achievement of controlled opposition. Why don’t you ask Dr. Paul about how the president is elected. He talks about that about as much as he talks about the CAFR.

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    • ponerology

       /  July 27, 2012

      You are in too deep. I recommend www cutting through the matrix dot com to begin the process of extrication.

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  35. My only question for this whole article is why. Only recently thanks in large part to Dr. Paul’s action have people even started becoming aware of our sheep-like lives. A decade ago no one was loudly questioning government and no one had even heard of the Federal Reserve. Until Ron Paul it seemed most people had forgotten about individual liberties. So why, when they had everything, would they risk it with this Ron Paul fellow?

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    • You need to study your political history and science. Many an outspoken politician rears their heads. The only difference is, Ron Paul hasn’t been killed, caught with a hooker, or replaced. That, in and of itself, is suspicious to me.

      Placing so much responsibility on Paul as a “patriot” and in waking people up is ridiculous. Alex Jones, maybe, since he is the largest supporter with the largest fan base. But my expose on him isn’t much better. The real problem is people who claim to be awake, and then stop learning. Awake = 1/100 awake.

      Never stop learning.

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      • ponerology

         /  July 27, 2012

        I don’t believe alex jones is a “patriot” whatever that word means at this point since it’s all a ruse to keep people in “check” (mate). I don’t believe he “stole into” Bohemian Grove. (IF he had done so, you and I would never had heard about it; that is for sure.) Anyone who is “real” isn’t going to be permitted to grow from a young’in on access tv to the nationally known “patriot” he’s become. I don’t believe he’s real, just like I no longer believe RP is real. Not that I ever truly believed he was; I was just holding out some (dumb) hope–up until he threw in the towel and his sniveling son came forward to say how we’ve all got to stick with the Republican party. Why should we? They’ve done nothing but lie in bed with every other gangster/hoodlum/street thug that’s ever pretended to want the “good of the people”. At least with guys like Capone there was no pretense but that he was anything other than a low-life, money hungry, killer. No, sorry. I no longer will cry on cue when the national anthem is played and the flag is flown. In fact, I’ve become just like the elite; no “loyalty” to any particular country since there have never been any particular countries. That’s all part of the game. Those at the top have been fornicating with one another for centuries while the rest of us, down below, (you know, the “base” of the pyramid) thought we had countries of our own. The elites can stuff the pyramid right where the sun don’t shine.

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        • Rev 2:9

           /  February 16, 2014

          Jonestown was the dumbed down controlled clown manufactured by Stratfor and the zionists to replace Bill Cooper who was assassinated. To this day- Jones’s career was made by stealing Cooper’s prediction of 911 back in july 2001.
          The fakes almost follow a formula.

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    • ponerology

       /  July 27, 2012

      That’s the whole point; there IS NO RISK to them –that’s why they’re permitting it. The elite LOVE to rub your nose in it when they know they can do so with very little risk (if any) to themselves. THEY OWN IT ALL and have the MEANS TO KEEP IT ALL. The devil loves to obtain the consent of those he sends to hell. If we’re too dazzled by the devil to recognize him, that’s our fault.

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  36. Brandon

     /  July 26, 2012

    i couldn’t help but notice… people are saying the senate has already implied that they would deny this bill… if what i read here is true… why would they deny it? wouldn’t they want to see it pass? so does that mean the people saying the senate will deny it are lying?

    obviously this whole situation is part of the very trickery that is politics… your arguement as well as the opposing arguements…

    the fact that ron paul has had ANYTIME on national TV… and the fact that the information in this article hasnt made national TV (that would quickly debunk him)… makes me question the true goal of all of this in its entirety…

    everyone knows we are all sheep here… the expected “ron paul zombies”… and the expected anti ‘ron paul zombies’ alike…

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    • What better way to end the fed and bring in a world central bank and money than to allow the people to think they accomplished something great by ending it. Sheep doesn’t even begin to describe what we are.

      It was Lenin who noted that the best way to control the opposition is to become the opposition.

      I am not anti anyone. This isn’t about a person, though putting faith in one is foolish. This is a presentation of facts, nothing more. Read it as such. Thanks.

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    • I hate to dampen the good intentioned drones that blindly follow RP, because in a sorted kind of way I am with them for most of his message resonates with so called patriots, but be that as it may, this is my synopsis of him.

      The only way you can run and become president of the US is to be a controlled candidate, whether it be by the big oil, AIPAC, big pharma, etc… JFK ring a bell ?

      RP doesn’t appear to fall under this dubious category at all, which is refreshing in itself, but if he can not be controlled by the elites/lobby/corporations who indeed run this country, he couldn’t and will never be allowed to be President.

      So what is his message ? audit the fed/end the fed/stop wars/gut government/do not intervene in foreign affairs/ etc…

      It is all rubbish and it is the quintessential “Controlled Oppostion” theory at play.

      Would big business vote for RP ? NO
      Would Big Pharma vote for RP ? NO
      Would Militarily Industrial Complex vote for RP ? NO
      Would Big Government Programs vote for RP ? NO
      Would AIPAC vote for RP ? NO
      Would Fox New Zombies vote for RP ? NO
      Would CNN Zombies vote for RP ? NO
      Would Illegal aliens vote for RP ? NO

      WOULD THE SO CALLED ‘PATRIOT’ VOTE FOR HIM ? YES
      WOULD SOLDIERS VOTE FOR HIM ? YES

      Follow me here, who runs this country ? certainly not the people or the soldiers who fight these senseless wars. That means RP would have to rely on the people who would never vote for him…ever.. to get him elected.

      see the hoax now ?

      Now, if RP would expose the CAFR as the giant fraud that it is, and run in his own party i.e. (citizens against corruption party), and tell the people that the FED is audited every year already, and that his bill includes many restrictions in it that would render this endeavor useless, and tell the people that by ending the fed we all might just get a world bank to run things as clint eluded to, then we should all take notice..

      Until then… we suffer

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      • Brandon

         /  July 26, 2012

        i understand what he (claims he) fights for… i also understand why he wont be elected… but why, after fighting ‘the elites’ for all these years (unsuccessfully even), would he still try to push us towards world banking anyways? is his message simply a guise to gain support? as with many other figureheads? (YES WE CAN!) and if so, why wouldnt they choose a candidate that has less opposition in the ‘big house’?

        im hoping your not refering to me as a ‘drone’ there jmackdog… if so, you need to open your mind… im neither for or against him… im partial to his speeches… but just as any politician… well… i think that word speaks for itself >.<'

        btw: thanks for the article… just trying to decipher what im to make of all this…

        Reply
        • I use to be a RP drone years ago before I had to unflaggingly look at the facts and then I was forced to call it how it actually is, instead of how RP is perceived in certain circles.

          I can assure you my good man, these eyes are not wide shut any longer.

          How exactly has he been fighting the elites ? If you consider his career fighting the so called “elites” one would be lead to the very honest conclusion that he has been one colossal failure. Speeches on the house floor is interesting theater at best, possibly grandstanding at worst. I base that primarily on his record of NON-ACCOMPLISHMENTS as a REPUBLICAN law maker.

          He gives a certain sector of mostly sincere people a person to identify with and cheer for, but certainly not to win a presidential election.

          I urge you to browse all of Clint’s work, he is a diamond in a sea of troubles.

          The truth is out there, you just have to look for it.

          peace to u

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      • Just wanted to remind you guys again that you don’t vote for president! The President is president of the States, not the people. Thus, the electoral college (political parties) elect the president with the 538 electors (one for each congressman).

        So the whole aspect of Ron Paul becoming president is a fallacy. He will not be president unless 220 electoral votes elect him. The Electors will only elect the Republican or Democrat who is appointed by the political party.

        It has nothing to do with patriots or soldiers. The system of electing president is literally rigged.

        Sorry to burst your bubble…

        Why doesn’t Ron Paul tell you this as he collects millions in his PAC and ask for your vote? That’s the real question.

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  37. Anthony

     /  August 8, 2012

    Your facts withstanding I think your views are short sighted and fatalistic. It is more of the same. Hopeless, or the lesser of two evils. What is your advice? I believe that for better or for worse Ron Paul has ignited a flame that should spread interest in the political process and truly change things. Why do you have a problem with people pursuing that aim?

    You set forth the “facts” claiming an unbiased position, and then you proceed to “inform” all of us “sheep” why your particular stream of rhetoric is the only objective truth. I have never donated a dollar to Ron Paul, but I agree with the ideas he presents on most every issue. I am done voting for Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. That is where my head is at, and it has little to do with cognitive dissonance or a blind faith in RP.

    A principled statesman will make very little progress when working with a large # of corrupt officials. He is responsible (earmarks aside) to his constituents in the 14th District of Texas. He is a significant individual for his message of common sense and liberty in an era of established insanity. You don’t change the system by becoming a supporter of those who oppose your views. As for his supporters and donations, you would be well served to review the nature of donor support. His campaign is still rallying.

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    • Dude, if you don’t know that the 538 electoral college members (political party members) elect the president and BELIEVE that you or the over 100 million popular voters elect the president, how can I possibly present any other facts to you and expect to shake any of your other BELEIFS?

      And please provide me with the financial statements of the campaigns so that I may review them per your request. Oh. Nevermind. They aren’t available. And emails to the campaign aren’t returned.

      I’m sure you have good intentions… just no facts.

      -Clint-

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  38. Anthony

     /  August 8, 2012

    Here is a link detailing the “shadowy” financial situation of Ron Paul’s campaign.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?CID=N00005906

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  39. After examining the text of the bill found at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr459/text I realized you didn’t include an analysis of section 3 (SEC. 3. AUDIT OF LOAN FILE REVIEWS REQUIRED BY ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS). Why did you leave this part out? Do you think this part is insignificant?

    Reply
    • Interesting… actually, that section was not part of the original bill for 2011 or 2012, and this section must have been added as amendment to pass the House this year.

      For instance, here is the 2011 bill, which does not have Section 3: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr1207/text

      Remember, this is just the house, not the final bill. It will be amended further and if passed will likely have earmarks or be part of another bill.

      And if you are suggesting that I purposefully omitted this section in my post here, I’ve got a whole swell of insults to hurl at you for not researching your accusation further to see the original proposal before the 2012 vote in the house and that this is an amendment. I assume this is not the case, and that you are just pointing this out to me and others without accusing me of anything. Please let me know…

      Reply
      • No, I wasn’t suggesting anything. I know you’ve done a heck-of-a-lot more research on this issue than I have. It seemed odd that you hadn’t commented on it, but I hadn’t realized the section was added later on. I assumed you were going to show me how this section was basically null and void because of some obfuscated loophole I hadn’t noticed (which wouldn’t surprise me at all). Thanks for all the great info! I used to sip on that Ron Paul kool-aid until I found this article!

        Reply
  40. Olde Reb

     /  September 6, 2012

    I find no other way to offer correspondence with you. Is the following open letter of interest ?
    ___________________________

    Open letter to my senators

    RE: THE FEDERAL RESERVE HEIST

    Dear Senator,

    Mr. Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking committee that the government must take action (deficit spending) to prevent an economic collapse. Did he tell Congress that every dollar of such spending would be profit for the Fed that would be hidden by the FRBNY in apparent violation of the law ??

    A popular concept is that the government will “borrow” from the Federal Reserve. This involves giving a Treasury security (bill, bond, or note) to the Fed as collateral and the Fed will credit an account of the government in the amount of the security. The government then spends the (book-entry) funds while the Fed (theoretically) holds the collateral; i.e. deficit spending. Voila !! Additional (fiat) money has been injected into the economy of the Nation which, in the opinion of Mr. Bernanke, may stabilize the economy.

    Observe that the Fed holds the collateral. When the collateral matures, government must pay the Fed to redeem the security. The fiat money spent by government must be re-acquired and paid to the Fed. But the government has already spent the money and the bank account is zero.

    So the Fed can sell the collateral at the Treasury auctions (if it has not already been auctioned). If the funds went to the government, the Fed would essentially give up the security. Bankers are not known to generously give up money.

    Also, if the funds went to the government, they would be used to pay off the debt of the security that had been issued and that would negate the existence of the debt and further it eliminates any inflation from the currency in circulation being increased. Since this does not happen, the funds from deficit spending cannot go to the government.

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has the responsibility of handling all accounting and funds for Treasury auctions. The funds from deficit spending go into the FRBNY but they are not recorded as coming out. These items are not included in the ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS nor are they dispensed in any government record

    Receipts from the 2010 Treasury auctions totaled $8.4 trillion. $7 trillion was used to roll-over preexisting securities (without increasing the national debt) and $1.4 trillion was received from deficit spending as detailed above. That $1.4 trillion ($4 billion every day–7/52) disappeared in the catacombs of the FRBNY.

    Profit of the Fed legally belongs to the government. Concealment of funds belonging to the government is identified as embezzlement and subject to one year incarceration per count. Ref. 18 USC section 641. Nonpayment of monies belonging to the government is a separate crime and subject to five years incarceration. Ref. 18 USC section 1001. Anyone knowing of such an offense who “relieves, comforts or assists the offender…to prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.” Ref. 18 USC section 3.

    Perhaps members of Congress would want to reflect on their involvement.

    Respectfully,
    –John Doe–
    yourconstituent @home.us

    PS Conclusion: The Federal Reserve wants more money to (temporarily) bail out the NY banks from their fraudulent derivatives gambles while your constituents get ripped off from inflation and an increasing inescapable, unpayable national debt that will bankrupt the Nation and transfer ALL wealth to the (unknown) owners of the FRBOG by their Ponzi scheme.

    [NOTE: This letter is excerpted from RIP OFF BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE, http://www.scribd.com/doc/48194264/rip-off-by-the-Federal-Reserve-revised ]

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    • The Fed is the Government is the Fed is the Government…

      An agency delegated authority to act is still government. So absolutely, what the Fed does belongs to government, just as all other crime that is legal.

      Also, those derivatives bets and bailouts were done by government investment (stock) held corporations. What amuses me is that people are asking government to end the fed and to stop gambling in its own investment held banks and to stop bailing out those banks (of which the “loses” go into the players pockets).

      Perhaps when this myth that the Fed is separate from government will the people actually act.

      But for right now, government is running quite the way it is supposed to, like a well-oiled machine… just not the way you want it to run.

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      • Olde Reb

         /  September 6, 2012

        As I understand your statement, once a government entity is created it is forever a government body and all acts are the practices of the government. [NOTE: The derivatives bets you mention were by commercial banks--not the Fed].

        I cannot agree with that. Any act by a government employee that exceeds the statutory authority is NOT an act of government. Ref. Butz v Economou, 438 US 478, 506 (1978). This includes federal officials in the executive branch. Barr v. Matteo, 360 US 564 (1959).

        The legislation that created the Federal Reserve system in 1913 included a provision that all profit from the operation of the Fed would belong to the government. The provision has been restated, but not rescinded, by Title 12 sections 289 and 290. It would appear that if that provision has been consistently violated since the creation of the Fed by the concealment of profit (hidden by the FRBNY handling of auction funds) that belongs to the government, the system has no governmental status.

        Further, the acts of the (12) Federal Reserve banks created by federal legislation and operating under individual corporate status has been, at the insistence of the FRBKC, held to be the acts of a non-government body for the issues before the court. “The (Federal Reserve) Bank also contends, inter alia, that the plain language of 28 U.S.C. § 451 and relevant case law state that Federal Reserve Banks are not federal agencies.” Scott v Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 406 F3d 532, 534 (8th Cir. 2005). In addition, the Ninth Circuit declared the FR banks are “independent, privately owned, and locally controlled corporations.” Lewis v United States, 680 F2d 1239, 1241 (9th Cir. 1982).

        The status of the BOG is distinct from the 12 banks. The status of an agency has been repeatedly assumed by the courts but there is no known case that has adjudicated and held such a conclusion after challenge. The Supreme Court has however repeatedly distinguished an agency from a government contractor. “A critical element in distinguishing an agency from a contractor is the power of the Federal Government (does not) control the detailed physical performance of the contractor.” United States v Orleans, 425 US 807, 814 (1976). The BOG has obstinately resisted any control by Congress. A government contractor has no government immunity.

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        • Thank you for your well-presented retort.

          I don’t disagree with what you have wrote here, I am only trying to change your perspective on what this information actually means.

          Yes, in a tort claim, you must sue the Federal Reserve, not the Federal Government, as the Federal Reserve is an independent agency of the Federal Government.

          But if we research tort claims, we find that the same is true with any independent agency of government. If I sue the postal service, I must sue that agency, not the government. In other words, government has been smart in setting up limited liability corporations and then delegating (but not giving up) authority to those corporations, with the power to sue and be sued. This is not at all uncommon.

          In fact,

          “Filing an Administrative Claim”

          “In a normal lawsuit claiming negligence, you proceed more or less straight to court. But if you wish to sue under the FTCA, you must first file a claim with the federal agency responsible for the alleged misconduct. For example, if your claim is based on an accident at the post office, you would file your claim with the U.S. Postal Service. During this phase of the process, while your claim is being reviewed by the federal agency, it is referred to as an ‘administrative claim.'”

          So all I am trying to make people understand is that the act of providing these court decisions as proof of independence is simply a misunderstanding of what an independent agency of government actually is. And yet, nobody goes around vehemently pushing the fact that the Postal Service is a separate private corporation acting outside of government with its own rules, which it is. Because this is not where the legend lies…

          The fact is that any agency must follow the law of government. And the point here was to show that the Fed not only follows the congressional law (US CODE) but is also granted the power by congress to make its own rules, just as every other agency does. But this does not make an agency above the law. The problem is not the lawbreakers, it is the lawmakers who don’t enforce the law or exempt themselves from their own law. Until this fact changes, there will be no change.

          I believe that people, for the most part, simply have a need to demonize everything or anything else but the actual cause of the problem – themselves.

          Thanks again for your intelligent response.

          And thanks to JMackDog for your insight as well.

          -Clint-

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          • You are very welcome Clint, your injection of truth and reality is necessary and I feel blessed to have found your thought provoking blog.

            To my RP drones out there….. WHAT HAPPENED ?

            If it looks like controlled opposition, smells like controlled opposition and acts like controlled opposition, It must be controlled opposition.

            Ron Paul for all intensive purposes whether anyone likes it or not has done nothing to dethrone the corrupt presidential election process of this country. He had a chance to create a new line in the sand, but he failed to strike when he was in the spotlight.

            IMHO, Ron Paul was threatened to stand down so his son can have safe passage for his ambitions. Let’s be honest here, his campaign found multiple accounts of fraud during the primaries in several states, yet he wouldn’t move on it ?? If you were really looking to be President of the US one would think evidence of fraud would be the galvanizing event to catapult RP and his campaign.

            Ron Paul has stated that he can not fully endorse Romney for President, so does that infer he partly endorses him ? If he fully endorsed the head Mormon in charge, the head Mormon would allow him to speak at convention…. disgraceful to the core

            http://www.theblaze.com/stories/would-fully-endorsing-romney-undo-much-of-what-ron-paul-has-accomplished-he-thinks-so/

            question everything ! thanks clint

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  41. RP is/was controlled opposition, nothing more, nothing less, as I’ve been saying for years. He has been 100% unresponsive to me and his FANS are mostly rabid narcissists whom only talk and do not seem to have hearing abilities. PEACE & LOVE

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  42. Hi Clint, I heard you a couple weeks ago with Deanna Spingola on RBN re: prions. WOW!
    I kept feeling I could not trust RP due to the fact I was (am) still reeling from being a Bush voter (both) and finally got “awake” about 4 years ago to what those 2 creatures are really all about. There are pics of RP doing the horned hand signal (says it’s a love sign) and also the Masonic hand shake. Didn’t his delegate get pounded at the convention and he said NOTHING? Didn’t his mailing list end up in Romney’s filthy, grubby hands? Thanks for all your info on so many subjects. New Fan!

    Reply
    • I’m pleased my efforts are well-received.

      I think a good rule of thumb is to never put your faith or trust in men, especially ones you don’t know but see on TV. They wouldn’t be on TV, no matter how they are portrayed, unless they are playing a part in the grand chess game of mis-dis-information and controlled opposition.

      Otherwise, Walter Burien, the many cures for cancer, the few proven alternative energies to replace oil and electric and hell maybe even some of the things I’ve pulled out of the ether would be top stories.

      Thanks for the note… and take care.

      -Clint-

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  43. RE: (Quote) From Manta.com:

    Congress, United States

    Congress
    H 232 Capitol Building
    Washington, DC20515-0001
    About Congress, United States

    Phone: (202) 225-0100

    Business Categories:

    Executive Offices, National in Washington, DC
    Executive Office
    Executive Offices

    Congress, United States in Washington, DC is a private company categorized under Executive Offices, National. Our records show it was established in and incorporated in District of Columbia.(Unquote)

    Up until about 2 years ago the ‘private’ ownership of ‘UNITED STATES’, AKA: ‘Congress’ was named as Archbishop Deric McLeod of the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC.
    When this was disclosed by some sleuth, the reference to whom the ‘private company’ owner is was promptly deleted.

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  44. conundrum indeed

     /  February 3, 2013

    Conundrum indeed! Don’t you love the disguise failure (fake eyebrow slipping) in one of the photos on this page?

    http://www.wellaware1.com/ron_paul.htm

    Reply
    • Not a fan of this, but the genealogical similarities should certainly be noted, as with the look-alike with George W. Bush. No doubt all are blood-cousins.

      Reply
  45. Olde Reb

     /  February 1, 2014

    You stated you would respond to the September 5, 2012 comment. I missed the reply.

    The law requires a “full report” to be made to congress. The “net profit” is statutorily required to be paid to the government.

    THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM is presented to Congress. It is signed by recognized accounting firms that vary annually. The audit is conducted according to guidelines established by the BOG. The accounts of $8.5 trillion of Treasury securities that the FRBNY auction to roll over prior debt and fund the defiicit spending are not included in that Report.

    The earlier links may be defective. The analysis of how the FRBNY hides $4 billion daily is detailed at
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/101937790/Federal-Reserve-Heist . A more extensive description of the Fed operation is given at       http://www.scribd.com/doc/48194264/rip-off-by-the-Federal-Reserve-revised .       The theorized use of the embezzled funds is at
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/115919607/FUNDING-THE-NEW-WORLD-ORDER .     The Amended Complaint filed in the whistleblower suit can be located with the above links.    Ron Paul and numerous members of congress have declined to comment on the writings. Perhaps you may have time to make a comment ????

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  46. Washinton

     /  April 25, 2014

    his is just a shadow operation to hide the true sources of corruption…with more dis-information, clearly….They don’t want Americans to retain their respect for the US Constitution, because they imply it was designed to capture their freedom from the start as part of some long standing conspiracy predating the American revolution..This is bullshit …and flies in the face of the history and the America struggle to gain freedom from the global financial oppressors. They include a lot of the milestones of a history changed and hidden, but their analysis, is far off base and bias. The US Constitution is the only way Americans will ever gain their freedom again….because it is the law of the land and people will use it use to throw out the trash politicians, with the law on their side. It may not be perfect or even useable right away but the American people can fix this …they did it in the American revolution and can do it again. This propagandist had muddied the waters, and is not worth listening to because he offers no solutions, other than individuals, regaining their sovereignty, while America remains enslaved. The solution is the will of the American people to over come evil, to oppose tyranny and restore freedom. Live Free.

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    • While I respect your opinion, and might have at one point had the same one, I must disagree. New evidence has shown that the words you use here like freedom are created from tyranny in the first place. Future posts will make this clear.

      I now realize that anyone who says “The U.S. Constitution is the only way Americans will be gain their freedom (be saved)” is trying to fix a temporal problem that can only be fixed spiritually. The constitution is not natural, thus it offers nothing of nature. To be free is a spiritual concept, not a political one. And the constitution is govern-ment (mind-control) without God (natural law).

      You’ll find no remedy for mankind in the constitution, only remedy for artificial persons that still bind men.

      -Clint-

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  47. terry alan

     /  May 11, 2014

    A lot of writing/details. What is your solution for the simple minded, concertedly distracted masses Clint? Nothing will ever change without most.

    Reply
    • I’ve come to realize that there is only one solution, and also that it is impossible to expect it to happen. I say again there is only one “solution”, which is the legal definition of that word. A solution is an end of contract and satisfaction of debt/obligation. This means no more citizenship, no more political parties, no more “benefits”, just living souls who, as the Bible says, do not respect “persons” (corporate fictions). I realize this is akin to unplugging every living man, woman, and child from the Matrix (womb) of government and making them responsible for their own actions (self-government). And such a reality is unlikely, so, irony will keep us under the foot of government as we all accept ever more binding person-hood to the point where we wont be able to work or spend without it. I can see the grand scheme, and I am helpless to change it. Yet some will detach and know true freedom, which exists simultaneously within and without government. The story is already written.

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  48. Daniel

     /  August 23, 2014

    very interesting article, i didnt read every single word, as that would be quite a slog for me, but i caught the gist. im English, and mainly through youtube, got sucked into Ron Paul mania. Every single video i watched of him put a smile to my face, everything he said i agreed with, he spoke with integrity, he made all the other candidates look like neo-con parrots. but your damning article and research (if factual, i say that as i havent checked sources), is damning, especially the audit the fed bill he is ‘championing’. all an intricate facade to get his son ‘the ticket’. in a way reminds me of ‘yes minister’ when Sir Humphrey got Hacker to champion the ‘British Sausage’ knowing this would be the launchpad for his subsequent elevation to Prime Minister. i believe the episode was called ‘Party Games’, seems quite apt.

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