Over the past few weeks, I've been on business-related travels across the country. During my time away from commentary, I noticed a few things kind of fell apart. Americans finally woke up to the financial reality the Austrian school of economics has been warning about for decades. The USS America is not headed for an iceberg. It's been sitting on one for some time now – and it's called the Federal Reserve.
Both parties blame freedom for the sins of central economic planning. Thus, I thought it apt to focus on how we the American people can ensure our families' wellbeing while sticking it to an establishment empire that despoils everything good and decent.
The lifeblood of empire is excessive credit spending. Empires use it to create domestic dependency, foment blowback overseas, and coddle cockamamie corporate allies. As long as we put our faith in fiat money, we will continue to be swindled regardless of whether Wall Street receives its welfare checks. The first step in unplugging from this vicious boom-bust cycle is to become debt free. In fact, leave the credit card system entirely. Instead of spending our way to a false sense of happiness, start saving.
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Thanks to all the newly created money used to solve the problem of government creating too much money, the dollar will not maintain its value. Unfortunate souls who trust in savings accounts to do their jobs will be crushed by empire. Inflation will eat away at wages as prices surge. Fortunately, God created metals for man to use as timeless safe stores of wealth. Constitutionalists often like to note that more than two millennia ago in the Roman Empire you could purchase a toga, a belt and a pair of sandals with one ounce of gold. Today, one ounce of gold will get you a suit, a belt and a pair of shoes. Empires come and go. The value of gold and silver remains the same. Owning physical gold and silver will prevent empire from robbing your family's savings. Let the barons drown in their own useless sea of green.
Big food and drug corporations often preserve their power through imperial regulations and subsidies. In return, they invest their billions in profits back into the hands of their do-boys in Washington. Their empire-fueling fodder rarely provide adequate health and nourishment. Food is chemically altered. Pharmaceutical drugs rarely do anything but destroy the body. End this racket. Try growing your own garden. Invest in local agricultural opportunities. Stop by the farmer's market more often. Instead of putting your faith in the latest cash-cow drug, research natural health solutions. Just as Divine Providence created a natural money so too has he given us herbs and nutrients to heal virtually every condition throughout the ages. They are all around us, often under our nose. Reach out and touch faith.
Empires create bureaucratic education systems that neuter excellence. Government schools inevitably create dumbed-down populations that follow an epicurean worldview (what's today known as Darwinism). These pacified collective cogs enable such imperially mechanized ironies as today's 10 percent congressional approval rating, yet 90 percent incumbent re-election rate. And lest we forget, imperial schooling helps churn out more than one million annual infant sacrifices to, as Doug Wilson identifies it, "the deified god of orgasm."
Why subject your children to imperial indoctrination? Do whatever it takes to send your child to a private school. Better yet, homeschool them. If possible, consider joining the classical education renaissance that's sweeping the country. Remember, liberty is priceless.
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President James Madison wanted a federal road system. But when congressional allies presented him with a highway bill, he vetoed it. Madison understood that his oath required them to amend the Constitution instead of creating powers out of thin air. Yet in the 1950s, Congress pushed through the interstate highway system without amendment. The interstate embodies the coup d'etat pompous men enacted against a blessed republic. This 90 mph vehicle of empire has withered Little America, the humble beacon of ingenuity and frugality, small towns and neighbors, apple pie and freedom. Our strength came from understanding the wisdom of Jesus Christ when he said , "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Today, we elect leaders who fawn over an empire defined by "national greatness."
Get off the imperial highway. It leads to empty totality. Take the back roads. They lead home. Rediscover the wonder of Little America simplicity. Deep down, it's still in our DNA. Despite what the statists tell you, it's not country first. It's God, family, neighbor.