Sunday, October 19, 2008

Andrew Jackson comments on the economic crisis and ending the Fed

Andrew Jackson comments on the economic crisis and ending the Fed Posted by Matt Hawes on 10/17/08Well, not quite, but the warnings against the paper money system made in his 1837 farewell address can be directly transferred to our day."The distress and sufferings inflicted on the people by the bank are some of the fruits of that system of policy which is continually striving to enlarge the authority of the Federal Government beyond the limits fixed by the Constitution. The powers enumerated in that instrument do not confer on Congress the right to establish such a corporation as the Bank of the United States, and the evil consequences which followed may warn us of the danger of departing from the true rule of construction and of permitting temporary circumstances or the hope of better promoting the public welfare to influence in any degree our decisions upon the extent of the authority of the General Government. Let us abide by the Constitution as it is written, or amend it in the constitutional mode if it is found to be defective....""The paper-money system and its natural associations--monopoly and exclusive privileges--have already struck their roots too deep in the soil, and it will require all your efforts to check its further growth and to eradicate the evil. The men who profit by the abuses and desire to perpetuate them will continue to besiege the halls of legislation in the General Government as well as in the States, and will seek by every artifice to mislead and deceive the public servants. It is to yourselves that you must look for safety and the means of guarding and perpetuating your free institutions. In your hands is rightfully placed the sovereignty of the country, and to you everyone placed in authority is ultimately responsible."An ominous task nowadays to be sure, but one which Jackson was confident the people could win if they stuck at it."But it will require steady and persevering exertions on your part to rid yourselves of the iniquities and mischiefs of the paper system and to check the spirit of monopoly and other abuses which have sprung up with it, and of which it is the main support. So many interests are united to resist all reform on this subject that you must not hope the conflict will be a short one nor success easy. My humble efforts have not been spared during my administration of the Government to restore the constitutional currency of gold and silver, and something, I trust, has been done toward the accomplishment of this most desirable object; but enough yet remains to require all your energy and perseverance. The power, however, is in your hands, and the remedy must and will be applied if you determine upon it."There are two main courses of action to take. First, we must educate ourselves so that we can not only articulate sound economics, but also adequately combat the pro-fiat arguments. Second, we must spread the word. One great step toward that second goal would be to forward around Dr. Paul's CNN interview from earlier this morning to your friends and family.(Source for Jackson's Address:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

our bad day

yesterday was a bad day! the company hubby was working for went under, no job for hubby. on the way to get a replacement driver's licenses for me (my purse was stolen) our only running vehicle broken down (over a $200.00 part to fix it) and we had to have it towed home (more money spent we don't really have). so it was a bad day........ but it got worse. i thought our eldest son was out helping his dad in the garage, but he wasn't. he was "helping" me paint the mud room. here's how he did..... well here is the update picture. ike has to help clean up the mess he made.... so here he is scrapping paint.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Real ID

terry lynn land has made an agreement with the homeland security department on the new michigan enhanced driver's license, which will be available in the spring. for the moment this will be optional, but if you want to travel out of the country to canada or mexico you will need this or a passport.
very scary thought that my state is going along with this, since there is an opt out option. there are state leaders who oppose this due to privacy issues. i am going to look into this more and see if there is anything i can do. i will not be getting this license, eventually, if all goes as planned, the borders will be opened up by the NAU anyhow......very sad and scary.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

mother's for liberty meet and greet

the first meeting of the west michigan mother's for liberty went very well. three members sat and had a great conversations over coffee. we discussed the mother's institute, the mother's for liberty and the direction of the group. i am in the process of planning the next meeting, i think i may be beginning sewing. how cool.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our first eggs!!!

well here they are.....our first eggs!! we are very excited 1) because we have our own eggs 2) we found them in the nest boxes! the blue one is from josh's chick, she's an easter egger (our only one), the other, i think, is from one of the rhode island reds. they are little now, but that's the way the girls start out!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

home from the conference!

well the first annual mother's for liberty midwest conference was a success!! i had tons of fun with all the like minded mamas.

left to right robin, ruth, leslie, karin, jan, leanna, patty, jennifer, aimee and andrea.

there were disscussions about what brought us to the conference, the thomas jefferson education (which i am very excited about), running for office, the mother's institute and soapmaking. i was a very good time and it was nice to finally meet these ladies in person.

this is the soap i made at the conference! it is very nice, very bubbly!