Simply Speaking: 'The Coming Battle'
Upon researching through a book from our library entitled “The Coming Battle,” some astounding bits of information and history hit me like a bolt out of the Blue. As most history-minded people know, America’s first national constitution was known as the Articles of Confederation.
It served well enough from Nov. 15, 1777, when it was ratified by the then-congress, acquiring full force after ratification by the 13th colony (Maryland) said yes to it on March 1, 1781. It served the colonies well enough until June 21, 1788, when the ninth state (New Hampshire) said yes to our present constitution. It had been agreed on that a 2/3 vote of the colonies was required for passage. Actually, the Articles of Confederation served until 1790 when every one of the, then fourteen (14) colonies had voted for ratification of the new constitution based, again, on prior agreement. We’re not to the bolt from the Blue just yet.
Of course, each of the thirteen, later fourteen, colonies were their own big boss, having their own constitutions and whatever else they deemed necessary for governance. In other words they each were independently sovereign, and in this sovereignty had agreed on, first, the Articles of Confederation, followed by our present Constitution...to insure a secure continuation of said-sovereignty in all its differing colors and states of being. Same as at present, except we and our elected officials (and others) seem either to have forgotten and don’t know about each state’s continuing sovereignty, or maybe kind of know it, but won’t step up to it.
Anyway, George Washington was elected first president in 1789 under the constitution of 1788/1790, selecting Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State and Alexander Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury. We know Washington probably was not overly fond of England at this time, having been forced (among other things) to traverse the Delaware in icy water to do a long war with them, but for some reason chose the banking option preferred by Hamilton (after the Bank of England model) as opposed to Jefferson’s strong objections.
Go figure. Jefferson was never a proponent of a national bank to do the business assigned to congress and the treasury. Congress gave them a 20 year deal, however, to do just that, with the contract running out in 1811. Get ready for the bolt from the Blue.
The national bank contract was not renewed in 1811, for whatever reason, probably performance and/or Jeffersonian influence, chosing to go it per the constitutional route. Go figure again. So, along comes our Second War for Independence; War of 1812 with England. Guess who the former national bank backed and financed in that war? Bolt from the Blue! England. Surprised?
James A. Garfield (not the cat, but the 20th President of the US) said, “ Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.”
Thomas Jefferson in an 1816 letter to John Taylor said, “I sincerely believe...that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
The bankers got another national bank contract running 1816 until 1836. President Andrew Jackson would not have them, but was pressured by them unbelievably (if you will finance the enemy, what would you not do?), but we did without a formal national bank for the next 77 years...until 1913, Woodrow Wilson, and the Federal Reserve System (Fed). Ron Paul has been campaigning to get the Fed audited, without success. If we do succeed, who would hire the auditors and could they be believed? If they told the truth, who would have the money to discredit the audit?
In these desperate times, who will stand up and demand the truth and then vie for a solid correction? When will we regain the reins to our state and individual sovereignty. Read The Coming Battle (www.thecomingbattle.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). Pick up a copy of The Creature From Jeckyll Island by G. Edward Griffin.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”...George Santayana from Life of Reason.
May Yahweh God bless through Yeshua, Christ Jesus, King of the Universe.