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100 Hundredth Anniversary of the Beginning of the End? (Part 2)

By Larry Reams · Apr. 26, 2013

(Part 1 dealt with the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments and the fact that they were probably not legitimately ratified to be part of the US Constitution.)

The Federal Reserve:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then be deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” (Thomas Jefferson, 1802)

It almost sounds as if Jefferson knew what was coming.

Like the other two progressive actions, the passage of the Federal Reserve Act is a nail in America's coffin over the long term. Most Americans think the Federal Reserve is a branch of the federal government like the Department of Education, DOD, the EPA, DHS, DOJ (aka the Department of Cover Up), etc. Well, it is, and it isn't. The Federal Reserve is a private corporation, actually a banking cartel. The federal government is only a partner in the cartel to add some legitimacy to it; to have the power of a federal law behind it. To use another term, it's a monopoly over the nation's money supply. It is designed to help member banks, not We The People. Remember the bank bailouts in 2009? The system worked, for the banks.

The Federal Reserve was NOT formed by Members of Congress, in Congress, or devised by a Presidential initiative. It was conceived in super-secrecy on Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1910. Jekyll Island was a private island owned by very wealthy people, mostly bankers and industrialists. Seven of these wealthy bankers met there, developed the idea, and over the next three years brought it to fruition.  The propaganda behind it was much as we see today from progressives. Words take on different meanings; deception; misinformation; “the ends justify the means.” In theory is was advertised as a way to break up the “Money Trusts;” various entities who had money and clout. Today's term for these people is “corporate millionaires and billionaires.” Problem is, like today, the “money trusts” were the very people who were pushing the concept. They distract the people with what's happening in the right hand so they don't see what the left hand is doing. Obama bashes the millionaires and billionaires in public while taking millions from them in private. The same was true back in 1910-13 era. The secrecy of the Jekyll Island event reminds me of the Bilderburg Group and the Council of Foreign Relations group today.

Prior to the Federal Reserve and much later the Bretton Woods agreement (World Bank, IMF – the banking cartel grows), and the “Nixon shock” (Bretton Woods II), the US dollar was backed by gold; something of value. Today it's backed by the “full faith and credit of the federal government.” Don't we all feel better now. It's fiat money, not backed by anything of value except the government's word. How it all works can get complicated, which is why most Americans have no clue, but basically the Feds borrow money from other countries until their credit suffers and the interest rates rise too high then they just start printing it. They borrow, and borrow, and borrow and spend more than they borrow. Our national debt rises big time. When YOU get into a financial bind, can you LEGALLY print more money in your garage to solve your problem? The Fed can, legally. Currently they are doing so to the tune of @ $85 billion a month. This process creates another term we think we understand – inflation. We think inflation means the cost of goods and services we purchase is going up in “value.” In reality, the value of the money we use to buy these goods and services is going down because of this fiat printing, which means we need more of it to purchase what we desire. Examples: With the 1913 dollar equal to $1.00, the very same item purchased in 2013 would cost you $23.51. In 1913, a $1,000 automobile is $23,512.42 in 2013. And a home that cost $7,000 in 1913 would cost you $164,586.97 today. The cumulative inflation rate from 1913 to 2013 is 2251%.

Another way to look at it is that inflation is a hidden tax on all of us. And it's a bigger problem that the taxes we see and know about because it lowers our standard of living and We The People can do nothing about it except suffer the lowering. In time, if not corrected, this will result in the total destruction of our monetary system. America will become a modern day serfdom. The dilemma, like with the 17th Amendment, there are repercussions in changing it. If we passed a law, cold turkey, to abolish the Federal Reserve, the worldwide monetary system would collapse. The US dollar, even if backed by nothing but words, is still the world's reserve currency, accepted anywhere in the world. If we continue as is with no changes, the collapse will happen anyway down the road. It may take several decades, IF action were underway this minute, to gradually return us to a constitutional value-based money system. Though many have screamed and yelled (Ron Paul for one), no action is underway to shore up our system. We're still borrowing, printing and spending to the heart's content, oblivious to the eventual outcome.

For a real education on how the Federal Reserve came into being, the fallacies of it, and the eventual outcome if not corrected, see this video by G. Edward Griffin, 2005.

What Must America Do Now?

With another extremely progressive administration in control; most politicians still as corrupt as ever and looking out for their own self interest; a media that has abandoned its constitutional duty to report the news, opting instead to sway voters; and an uninformed, misinformed, apathetic voting public, how do we solve these problems? How do we prevent further slide into non constitutional laws passed, circumvention of the US Constitution, the government and political elitists gaining more power, political corruption, and the eventual bankruptcy and failure of our monetary system? How do we retain the Nation of Laws concept, prevent the “nation of men” reality from growing further, and prevent serfdom? A few quotes from wise men of our past should provide a clue.

“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” (Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820)

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” (Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require it.” (John Adams, Thoughts of Government, 1776)

There must be a mass awakening of the American citizenry from their coma. Easier said than done in a tuned-out society. In my opinion, the three greatest threats to our Constitutional Republic are: (1) Citizens who are uninformed, misinformed and vote for people / parties for the wrong reason or are otherwise not involved; (2) A political class who is aware of this and plays on it to stay in power for personal gain; putting self ahead of country. (3) Lack of honest, moral and dedicated local and national leadership. For America to regain our Constitutional moorings and prevent our eventual demise as a constitutional republic, a lot must take place and soon. Addressing leadership first, we need a new breed of Patriot to step forward. We need America's Re-Founders to come forward. They're out there, just reluctant to step into the fray and who can blame then. But it is essential that men and women of courage, honor, integrity, and honesty be identified, supported, pushed into elective office, and take the necessary steps to save America regardless of the cries from the Left that are sure to come. It is also essential that we rid ourselves of those who do not measure up to this standard. Leadership is everything. Nothing replaces or substitutes for it. Currently we don't have constitutional, patriot, honest, responsible leadership. We have a tyrannical Marxist mentality form of leadership.

Simultaneously, there must be a movement undertaken to wake up, then properly educate, the citizenry as to what their responsibility is and how they are deeming themselves to a life of serfdom by not knowing that and taking it seriously. Lastly, we must dissolve the elitist, professional, political class. The career path of “Politician” must cease to exist in favor of “statesmen” or public servant. They work for us; we don't bow and show obedience to them. These are the broad steps. Below is a list of specific actions that must be taken that will help do this and save our country from the progressive movement (communists, socialists, statists, Marxists, etc.). The list is extensive and no priorities are established but all must be done, in my opinion, and the initiative must begin now. Tea Parties, other grass roots groups, various conservative entities, veterans, Christians, patriots, ALL must come together. Put petty differences and egos aside for the good of the country and our posterity. Remember, if the Left side of the boat sinks, so does the Right side. Come together under one large umbrella and do what our Divinely given responsibility calls for us to do as responsible citizens.

Needed Actions: Pray for our country. Abolish the Department of Education. Reintroduce our history and founding principles and documents into the school systems. Establish Term Limits on Members of Congress. Repeal the 17th Amendment. Audit the Federal Reserve. Develop a commission to determine how to de-fang the Feds, over time, and replace our money system with a constitutionally based real value money system. Establish a Senate Reconfirmation Hearing process whereby federal judges and justices are reconfirmed periodically so as to evaluate their “good behavior.” Pass a law whereby ALL Members of Congress are held accountable for violating their Oath of Office. Documented, proven violations results in dismissal from Congress. De-fund or overturn Obamacare. Pass a National Voter ID Law whereby IDs are checked for all national elections. Reduce the power of the EPA. Investigate / expose the mainstream media for their blatant disregard of their constitutional responsibility of “reporting” instead of “swaying.” Pass a federal law that requires ALL candidates for the national ticket for President or Vice President to prove their Natural Born Citizen status before their name can go on any ballot. Abolish the Department of Energy. Investigate the Department of Justice with a Special Prosecutor. No unaccountable Czars appointed by the White House. Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment. Laws introduced in both the House and Senate must pass a certified Constitutional “sniff test” before being introduced in either house. Have a Fact Checker at all candidate debates who is part of the debate process. Replace the prime-time TV Debate format with the Job Interview format. Secure the border, period! Lower the corporate tax rate. Reform the tax system; simplify it and reduce the IRS to less than 1,000 personnel. Review every federal agency, department and program as to it constitutionality and methodically abolish those that are not. Review every agency, department and program as to its effectiveness and usefulness. Eliminate any duplication, waste, fraud and abuse. Stop the war on Christianity and put God back into the classroom and the public square. Ban Sharia Law in any form in the US. Take a realistic view of Islam; believe it when they say they are at war with us. Publicly expose elected officials who belong to anti-American groups (including CPUSA, DSA, etc.) (McCarthy Hearings II). Strong consideration should be had to the American voters looking more favorably on candidates who are veterans than those who are not. Require ALL Representatives and Senators to pass an Econ. 101 test and a US Constitution test before taking their Oath of Office. De-emphasize political party relationships in elections; focus on track record, vision, experience, honesty, character, integrity – Duty, Honor, Country. Lastly, when a sitting President commits fraud and forgery, the Congress, the Courts and the media should not turn a blind eye to the crime. It makes you complicit in the cover up.

If we don't solve the problems we've allowed to develop, we will always be on the outside looking in while our rulers will be on the inside looking out. The clock is ticking and the majority of us who are informed and working towards solutions are aging rapidly. “Let's roll” America.

(Mr. Reams is a family man, Army veteran and a retired small business owner; and )


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Dick Boas in Long Pond, PA said:

Larry: Amen. We have to take our country back. The first revolution started in 1775. The second revolution started in 1861. The third revolution will start in 2015. My fear is that our third revolution will resemble the French Revolution. We do not have a George Washington or an Abraham Lincoln on the horizon. Scares the hell out of me. I will keep my powder dry. When the revolution starts; I only hope to get at least one shot off. Thanks for your work, Dick

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Je4ff Krolski in Stevens Point, WI said:

Maybe you should read up on HR2990. Some "common ground" between libertarians and progressives.
"(16) A debt-based monetary system, where money comes into existence primarily through private bank lending, can neither create, nor sustain, a stable economic environment, but has proven to be a source of chronic financial instability and frequent crisis, as evidenced by the near collapse of the financial system in 2008.

(17) Banks increased their value by lending money imprudently, which greatly inflated the value of bank holdings, exposing depositors and taxpayers to the risks of schemes like the bundling of subprime mortgages, and ultimately bringing undercapitalized banks and the entire financial system to the edge of ruin, creating circumstances where the taxpayers of the United States were called upon to save the banks from their own imprudent lending practices, misspending and mis-investments. The banks’ ability to create money out of nothing ultimately became the taxpayers’ liability, and raises a fundamental question about a practice of money creation which threatens the wealth of the American people.

(18) Abolishing private money creation can be achieved with minimal disruption to current banking operations, regulation, and supervision.

(19) The creation of money by private financial institutions as interest-bearing debts should cease once and for all"....

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Neill in Texas said:

Larry, you are dead on, as usual. I missed a lot of sleep last night after reading how a middle school in New York separated boys and girls for a class. The girls were required to have a lesbian (in my younger days a queer) kiss. Two girls were required to stand in front of the group and act like they were two lesbians dating each other. Parents warned in advance? No. Parents enraged. Results? Superintendent defended it and said they would continue.

I used to give programs to groups that would have me on how those who control our education system will ultimately control our country. I explained how the three-front attack by Muslims, radical homosexuals, and the leftists, aka socialists, Marxists, and Commies, have basically taken over a huge amount of our education system.

Just another example: in public schools in California children at a middle school level, have to study a fake version of Islam); the girls have to wear head scarfs; all design prayer rugs; and they even are required to pray to Allah. The courts denied any changes, all the way through the Nineth Circuit Federal Appeals Court. No surprise there. If required to learn the Ten Commandment and pray to God, the courts would have reacted differently, no doubt.

So what do we do in such cases? We get that Superintendent in New York fired and all his pension taken away. To do all that would be a miracle today, but at least he should be fired.

Larry is right. We need knowledgeable, aggressive, men and women in office. That too is an effort, but worth it. The education system has to be high priority.

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM

henryD in Philadelphia replied:

While I share your sentiments, I must correct you on a few points. "our education system" is not what you think it is. If you rented an apartment and did not pay the rent, the landlord will send you a note then send you another note then go to court then get the sheriff to remove you. If you don't pay "your" property tax then the "government" will send you notices then take you to court then remove you from the property. The "government" is not really government. It is a corporation. If you live in Smith County then a corporation called "The County of Smith" actually owns your property. You have the right to transfer your interest in the property to somebody else. This corporation creates corporate indoctrination centers. You can send your kids to a specific indoctrination center if you rent your home from them. They call this public education but it is not public or education. If you wanted to attend the school they would not let you. If you wanted to send your kids to a "school" that is not owned by the corporation that owns your home then you can't.

If you don't assert your rights then the courts will deem that you waived your rights. If you don't know how to assert your rights, you don't have any. Americans have been systematically dumbed down so that you don't know how to assert your rights. The doctrine of Parens patriae lets the government act as the parent for orphans and the insane. Since you don't know how to assert your rights, you are deemed to be a child and the government is your legal guardian. The parent with their private corporations can have rules that your kids must fellate their teachers. If you accept any of their rules, you must accept them all.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Chris in Indiana said:

Great Article. Hope to god it goes that way. Doubt it but hoping.

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM

LVJaVeteransDaughter in New Haven CT said:

Powerful article I want to be apart of this history we are waking up one by one I'm out the trance of main stream media and I tell everyone who is willing to listen and research themselves. This isn't going to be easy how do we set one thing off so much has been exposed but nothing is being done. Alternate media entities all have great contributions but cant work together, Politicians are afraid to stand for their neighbors communities and selves, and local governments committing blatant crimes how do We as a People force a round table of these entities and they hash it all out for the greater good and move forward because War isn't the answer

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Peter in Florida said:

Very well said; it is the duty of all patriots to come forward and demand nothing other than the complete compliance by their representatives, at all levels of government, to the republican form of government as enumerated and set forth in the Constitution of the United States. Anything else must be considered high treason.

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:13 PM

dandy in Indonesia said:


Sorry for asking and Recommended a few thing for correctness in mindset view about Islam, feel free for visit my blog for further conversation.

1) Ban Sharia Law in any form in the US. ?

There Are Many Sharia Law, Are They Really The Real Sharia Law ? Or "They/It" Were Using Sharia Law As A "Shield"( Political Abuse), For Own Purpose in Evil Conduct? In Fact Every Religion Got Corrupted By Human itself, and Majourity Believers in Religion Knew How to Divide Good and Evil. In Appearance,The Problem is in Human Behaviour Itself, as if in this case Islam/Muslim, Please ask them to recite and explain Al Quran Whole not only One Chapter. FYI : Kuffur/Kfr is also resembled of/to a Fake Muslim Who Miss used Islam for He/She/It Own Purposes, and There Will Be a Day... it`ll Bold Write in Their Forehead (Dajjal).

2) " Take a realistic view of Islam; believe it when they say they are at war with us. "

WAR .. Who Said That ?? For What Purpose ?? When it`ll happen ?? Why We Must WAR ?? Where ?? How it Happen ??

Wise Person Were Saying Don`t Judge a Book From its Cover. Every Different View in Religion are not a Justify for Evil Dividing Et Impera The Believers (Faithfull).

A Passage about WAR in Islam is in term(s) "JIHAD", and Historically/Nowadays Every Terrorism Act Label always JIHAD, even in fact and in appearance " its a conspiracy, false flag, cover up or BS Story".

Do Innocent Got An Apologize From False Flag, Conspiracy, Cover up or BS Story ?, Do Innocent Must Ask? . In fact ... Innocent Targets, Collateral Damage, or Civillians are consists with Mass Religion, Mass Culture and Yes Mass Different Mindset.

For Sure, Revenge is not the answer, and Never Be an Answer ... Because the truth revealed itself.

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FYI : Sorry for Bad English, CMIIW

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM

PH in DE replied:

All I can say is Huh? Whatever it is that you were trying to say, you failed utterly because your meaning is impossible to discern.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:02 AM

David in CA said:

This is an outstanding article, extremely well written, much thanks for writing it! However, I believe we are past the point of reforming our govt through the [il]legal system, as you stated, they have had 100 years to manipulate the system in their favor. They have refused to acknowledge proof of corruption in every level of our govt. And dont worry, I have the feeling there are many good men ready to lead American Patriots back to the freedom so many of our countrymen have fought and died for. It is when america faces hardship that true leadership shines. This is the age we see the collapse of our corrupted system, we have been skipping off the water for so long we have forgotten the fact that we will sink eventually.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Mony Vibescu in Canada said:

The politician who would dare to take the power to issue money from the FED would be assassinated just like JFK who tried to do it with his executive order 11110 ...

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Stephen in Texas said:

The satanic cabal controlling world affairs behind the scenes has existed for thousands of years. The first banks were run from pagan temples in ancient Babylon. Inflation of currency (Roman 3rd Century Crisis) and false flag events (Fire of Rome by Nero) were methods also used to bring down the Roman Empire for instance. Satan has been given power for now, but his New World Order will only last 7 years as prophecied in the Bible. Wake up and open your eyes to the truth of Jesus Christ. We are all sinners deserving of Hell, but Jesus is God's son who gave His life for us on the cross, was buried 3 days and then resurrected. Have faith in Jesus' sacrifice for forgiveness of your sins and you will have eternal life.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Michael W. DeNomie in Menomonee Falls, Wi United States said:

As to your commentary, all I can say is Bravo Zulu.
Several times in my life I have taken the oath to defend
the Constitution against all enemies, foreign & domestic.
I was born free, I have lived free and I shall die free.
Having served 8 years in the Marines & 30 years with the
Milwaukee Police, I know that there are many more like me.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:21 AM

george a. peterson in myrtle beach, s.c. said:

i love it! makes me feel like my running for congress is worth something - all of these wrightings should be posted all around town - so people can understand what their ressponsibilities are as an american - God bless America, long live the republic.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM

James St. James in Freeland, Earth said:

The largest problem facing your revolution is not listed or mentioned anywhere above.

It is the cause of all your ailments, yet you have not woken up yourself.

If You think your ideas here are new, or that they will ever get to fruition, without addressing the main LEACH problem, I must inform you that are greatly mistaken.

You are the victims of ISRAELEACHS sucking the life out of you.

Your actions need to address this first, then I bet all falls back into harmony.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM

PH in DE replied:

Yet another post to which I have to say HUH? You make no point. You make no sense. And if you have something to say, try to say it so someone other than yourself can get a clue.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Duane V. Grassell in Mogadore, OH said:

Good article. However, don't overlook an unconstitutional law passed either in 1909 or 1911 that limited US House membership to its present 435 members. When passed, there were only 46 states and US population was around 90 million. The Founders meant the House to grow while the Senate would only grow with the addition of each new state. Today, a representative represents about 3/4 of a million people when the Founders wanted it at 30,000 to keep the representative accountable to the people they represent.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Diane in Tx replied:

You raise a good point. I have heard this before, and I agree with it. I think it would have prevented a lot of unconstitutional laws if our reps had to listen to us on a daily basis. The average is 3/4 a million, but it also causes unequal representation, especiallly in states that have only one rep. Population of Wyoming is 568,158 (2011) (from they have one rep. Montana is 998,199 (2011) and also has 1 rep.
Texas is 26,059,203, They have 36 reps which means that each rep represents 723,867, not that it is broken up equally. Consider that the Dems are the party of "fairness", how "fair" is that? Not to mention that so many people clamoring for something becomes just noise.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Casey C. in San Diego, CA. said:

Great discussion.

All of you should watch Zeitgeist: The Movie, and all of the other four documentaries on different aspects of this subject.

Watch them for free here:

America is being poisoned by hydraulic fracking for natural gas we don't need. Central banks are making humans poor by hyper inflation. Police officers are looking more and more like soldiers, and have the weapons too. THEY are looking to rectify the overpopulation problem that was caused by the use of petroleum in almost everything we consume and the industrial revolution. A revolution is just another way of saying lots of people will die for a cause - which is what they want. Think about it. Look what we do to other countries with our economic hit men and our military.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 3:40 AM

PH in DE replied:

What overpopulation population problem? The main problem is the overpopulation of the Congress, courts, state legislatures, state and federal administrations with people who are too self-centered, selfish, power-hungry, cruel and/or stupid to be in their positions.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:07 AM