What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
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For the past several decades, America has been dying a slow death. Certain pieces of legislation, offensive military engagements, and financial policies have put one nail after another into the coffin. This week, Americans witnessed one of the final nails being put in place, though few understood the gravity of the situation.
America was once a nation governed by the rule of law. The Constitution—a written document serving to bind down those who aspire to power and wealth—was established to provide a moral framework of Republican law. Despite its early success and worldwide popularity, it was not long before evil Mahanites sought out ways to circumvent the law.
The Book of Mormon reveals the aims and methods of these people, whose successors have carried on the works of darkness in our own day:
And whosoever of those who belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations, should be tried, not according to the laws of their country, but according to the laws of their wickedness, which had been given by Gadianton and Kishkumen.
Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness; letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover to be held in office at the head of government, to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world, and, moreover, that they might the more easily commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their own wills… (Helaman 6:24, 7:5; emphasis added)
The federal government has in the past few days nationalized several major institutions in the key financial industries, proclaiming itself arbiter of what companies should and should not fail. Absent from the discussion, as always, is a declaration of their authority. No, since such scenarios are overseen by the unconstitutional Federal Reserve (a private banking company with no Congressional oversight or audits, ever), unelected men act according to their own “laws (of wickedness)” and “rule and do according to their wills.”
Despite America’s death knell this week, there is a silver lining in the dark, abysmal cloud:
The FED’s action [of bailing out AIG] amounts to the $85 billion purchase of a private company, on behalf of the federal government, using public funds — without political accountability of any kind. Outrageous as it is, this action may have the healthy, if thoroughly unintended, consequence of illustrating just who actually runs our political system and economy.
In light of such a bold power grab on the part of these unelected money-loving men, those who have been commanded to awake to such atrocities have been given another chance, one that is literally smacking them in the face (by being felt in their wallet). One might hope that more people will wake up to what’s going on. It would then be more widely known that there are evil men in (elected and unelected) office substituting their own will for the will of the people and the rule of law.
Consider the proposed bill that would allow one man, the Secretary of the Treasury, to become financial emperor of the United States. The following are a few select portions which deserve public scrutiny:
Necessary Actions.–The Secretary is authorized to take such actions as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the authorities in this Act, including, without limitation:
Should this bill pass, the Secretary would have the unfettered authority to institute his will in the marketplace, however he pleases. Without limitation implies just that—that the provisions that follow are not all-inclusive nor definitive, but that based on his own judgment the Secretary may act in other ways without restraint. Paulson, being the CEO-on-leave of Goldman Sachs, could buy up their bad debt at a heavily discounted rate, or sell to them certain assets at a steal. The sky’s the limit!
designating financial institutions as financial agents of the Government, and they shall perform all such reasonable duties related to this Act as financial agents of the Government as may be required of them;
The Secretary here grants himself the unrestrained ability to nationalize companies and deputize them, designating them “financial agents of the federal government”. Who ever heard of such a thing?
Sale of Mortgage-Related Assets.–The Secretary may, at any time, upon terms and conditions and at prices determined by the Secretary, sell, or enter into securities loans, repurchase transactions or other financial transactions in regard to, any mortgage-related asset purchased under this Act.
This authority to fix prices and arbitrarily determine the numbers is, no doubt, a power lusted after by Gadiantons seeking to steal and get gain. Ayn Rand’s most depraved antagonists would surely be jealous.
The Secretary’s authority to purchase mortgage-related assets under this Act shall be limited to $700,000,000,000 outstanding at any one time.
This provision gives one unelected individual a $700 billion credit card with which he can purchase whatever industry or company he sees fit, at his sole discretion. Some are erroneously reporting that this will would add $700 billion to the national debt, and that is wrong. This is not a one time expense, but a line of credit, allowing the Secretary to continually make purchases so long as the total amount does not exceed the defined limit.
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
So much for the separation of powers. So much for the rule of law.
This is what the laws of wickedness look like, ladies and gentleman. This is what happens when evil, unelected men are handed control of the nation’s money supply and interest rates. This is what happens when the Gadiantons control government and impose their fiendish will on their subjects.
This bill and recent bailouts by the federal government (and its puppeteer, the Federal Reserve) have driven one of the last nails into the coffin that holds America’s decomposed remnants. Soon its fate will be sealed with the final strike of the hammer, and it will be time to inter her remains into the Earth, there to join the two other civilizations that fell prey to the same works of darkness.
We cannot say that we were not warned.