A gentleman named Richard was kind enough to write and tell me his experiences about trying to bring exposure to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). After repeatedly attempting to get the media and all major political campaigns to bring this information to the light of the people, his efforts were of course stepped upon.
Only if enough of the people (that’s you) demand that the Ron Paul Campaign For Liberty and other presidential campaigns start speaking of and divulging the government CAFR, including the Federal Reserve CAFR (the “audit” of the Fed) – this cooperative and complete cover-up will continue for all time.
As another reader commented…
“If you are going to attend any Ron Paul speaking engagements, I suggest you should print off a copy of the latest Federal Reserve Annual Financial Report and bring it with you. Every time Ron Paul mentiones the Federal Reserve, you hold the report up over your head at arms length for 5 seconds to show him you know the Fed is already being audited. I’m pretty sure after the first speech of this happening, he will come to realize that people elsewhere are learning the truth as well. It will also show you how many others in the audience know the truth. If you get to shake his hand, another thing to do would be to ask him for his autograph. If he agrees, ask him to autograph the cover of the Annual Financial Report.” –John
I am posting Richard’s letter here:
I just wanted to share with you my experience trying to get the word out regarding the CAFR scam. After I had been introduced to the idea by Walter Burien, I saw your excellent movie (the corporation nation, part 1), and that explained it very well. I am still studying the whole thing, and connecting it to many other parts of the puzzle I have been working on since about 1965.
But I understood enough to see what an effect it could have on society if this money were exposed, such as no more excuse for taxes, and no more municipalities using the excuse of being broke to cut services and raise fees, etc. So I started taking the time to call media outlets all over the country. This included TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, etc. It was a very interesting experience. In almost every case, the lower level employees that had no authority over anything were interested to learn more. But as soon as it got to any minor managerial level, the investigation of what I presented was stopped immediately and communication was cut off.
My theory is that so many aspects of this go even deeper than we imagine, and all these media channels have already been threatened that they will cease to exist or worse, if they mention certain things, and CAFR is one of those. I think they all value their salaries, and will not even think of risking everything just to be honorable and inform the public. They are more like actors, just writing and speaking about what they are told is acceptable.
Then I started calling political offices all over the country, perhaps 100 of them or so, to see what their attitude would be. It was pretty much the same. Some seemed interested at first, but soon cut off communication. It was pretty obvious that virtually all of them, regardless of party or political point of view, had been threatened or somehow scared into staying within certain limits.
As a last effort I called Ron Paul’s office, not once but perhaps 10 or 15 times. Many of the politicians are doing the excuse that if you are outside their district they will not even talk to you, yet they vote on bills that effect everyone. Complete hypocrisy in that policy. However, Ron’s office did not do that, and was very polite and the people there actually talked to me. That’s why I called them multiple times.
Many staffers were interested and may have watched the movie. However I was not able to get Ron himself to do anything with it publicly. I think he is a good man and honorable, and not under the direction of our rulers, but I also believe that getting assassinated is not his goal, and he may realize that could easily be the result of trying to bring up this topic. I have great appreciation for Ron for working on things like abolishing the fake “federal reserve,” the IRS, the income tax, withdrawing from criminal organizations like the UN, many unconstitutional treaties that are very bad for us, pushing strongly for health freedom which is in great danger right now, and just generally wanting to take government all the way back to its legitimate limits, eliminating much of what it does now, and he is the only major candidate even talking about these things. He has a very consistent and strong voting record for individual freedom, which I totally support. But I believe he knows about CAFR and knows also that his career would be over as well as his ability to continue his work, if he mentions CAFR.
I am still looking at other ways to expose CAFR so widely and quickly that it could not be stopped, something practical that could really accomplish this in our real life situation we are facing now. I am sure others are trying to figure that one out as well. I am at least bringing it to the attention of others within my circles and it has been the first exposure for everyone I have mentioned it to. Thanks for helping me understand how it works, and especially for the detailed reports on specific states and cities, the examples are very helpful. –Richard
–Sunday, November 6th, 2011