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October 11, 2012

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Thank you Peter.

Q.2 - Of course is my area of concern.

A nicely worded bulletin in Post Offices would be OK. But, there won't be recognition, because then the people would simply form into their own groups around what was the USA.

If Washington states their reality, there would be no country, because it's unconstitutional the way this country has been operating. The Constitution was expressly stated as, and understood, to LIMIT the newly created federal government.

For example, the War Powers Resolution lists three ways for the President to act as cmd-in-chief, however, there are only two ways in the Constitution. This third way is from Congress creating something which is a fabrication, for they have no authority to do so - constitutionally.

Excerpt of W.P.R.
"(c) The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces. "

As listed, (2) is the fabrication from sometime in the past. Just when, I don't know. It grants a power not found in the Supreme Law. It may have accidentally escaped notice to someone, somewhere, sometime ago that the delegates to the Convention of 1787 introduced, debated, and then wrote down these Supreme rules into what we call the Constitution of the U.S. of A. for the specific reason of them being actually followed. But, practice veered them away. This is both good and bad. I know the bad. The good is the Constitution is still intact, because it does not have the uncountable additions contained in it. So, as I reason, they are at a lower stature, while the parchment is still on top. Where Constitutional Law enters into the picture, I'm not certain and will study this.

I e-mailed the President and asked him to stop by my house on the way back from Hawaii around the New Year. I said we could discuss the Constitution as we strolled through the Sagebrush. Seems he chickened out - didn't even call.

67 years of Perpetual War through Adventurism abroad. 32 years or more of the re-distribution of wealth upwards, with no trickle down.

As to the purpose of the re-distribution of wealth other than face value, doesn't point to much else. I don't entertain conspiracies. The accumulated wealth means less than the perception of it, because wealth is held in various forms and needs to be converted or exchanged into something else, and so on, and on, and on, and on.... Even gold, the age old storehouse is still just a commodity, as is everything else. The truth about money and wealth is they represent nothing by themselves. Gold and Silver were said to be real money, but they represented what only humans can understand. Money is an abstraction like freedom or government, love and hate.

And then we have Capitalism. Variations abound, however, the root does not grow by itself. Capitalism requires capital for it to get started. Capital is stuff used to fund a concern or business, which then goes on to acquire profits by shorting labor or charging more than costs.

Capitalism, in short, is like a ponzi scheme or gambling, because everyone in its system can not gain from it internally. Capitalism needs external inputs for gains to be made. And this is precisely why we fight the perpetual wars.

But, I run on with common knowledge of little value.

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