Tuesday, July 17, 2007

We The People Of Florida: This Month's Speaker

Rebecca O'Dell Townsend, is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. She is an appellate attorney, practicing before the U.S. Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal, Florida Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate courts. Rebecca is also traveling around the country speaking on "Our Current Constitutional Crisis." Her speeches entail explaining the Constitution and each branch's role within the constitution. They are a dynamic lesson in American history and civics. Rebecca has agreed to speak at 4 of our District meetings in July. Please don't miss this dynamic, uplifting speaker. See the schedule of District meetings for the time and place. Or go to www.wtpifl.com


Blogger Robert said...

Ron Paul Wins my Vote

by Chris Pirillo

I couldn’t figure out why the media (and politicos) have been ignoring Ron Paul - until I started to read more about him and what he stands for. Don’t cast your vote for any candidate, please, until you understand that the Federal Reserve bank is a private institution, not a government one:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation to restore financial stability to America’s economy by abolishing the Federal Reserve. I also ask unanimous consent to insert the attached article by Lew Rockwell, president of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, which explains the benefits of abolishing the Fed and restoring the gold standard, into the record.

Since the creation of the Federal Reserve, middle and working-class Americans have been victimized by a boom-and-bust monetary policy. In addition, most Americans have suffered a steadily eroding purchasing power because of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies. This represents a real, if hidden, tax imposed on the American people.

From the Great Depression, to the stagflation of the seventies, to the burst of the dotcom bubble last year, every economic downturn suffered by the country over the last 80 years can be traced to Federal Reserve policy. The Fed has followed a consistent policy of flooding the economy with easy money, leading to a misallocation of resources and an artificial “boom” followed by a recession or depression when the Fed-created bubble bursts.

With a stable currency, American exporters will no longer be held hostage to an erratic monetary policy. Stabilizing the currency will also give Americans new incentives to save as they will no longer have to fear inflation eroding their savings. Those members concerned about increasing America’s exports or the low rate of savings should be enthusiastic supporters of this legislation.

Though the Federal Reserve policy harms the average American, it benefits those in a position to take advantage of the cycles in monetary policy. The main beneficiaries are those who receive access to artificially inflated money and/or credit before the inflationary effects of the policy impact the entire economy. Federal Reserve policies also benefit big spending politicians who use the inflated currency created by the Fed to hide the true costs of the welfare-warfare state. It is time for Congress to put the interests of the American people ahead of the special interests and their own appetite for big government.

Abolishing the Federal Reserve will allow Congress to reassert its constitutional authority over monetary policy. The United States Constitution grants to Congress the authority to coin money and regulate the value of the currency. The Constitution does not give Congress the authority to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank. Furthermore, the Constitution certainly does not empower the federal government to erode the American standard of living via an inflationary monetary policy.

In fact, Congress’ constitutional mandate regarding monetary policy should only permit currency backed by stable commodities such as silver and gold to be used as legal tender. Therefore, abolishing the Federal Reserve and returning to a constitutional system will enable America to return to the type of monetary system envisioned by our nation’s founders: one where the value of money is consistent because it is tied to a commodity such as gold. Such a monetary system is the basis of a true free-market economy.

In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to stand up for working Americans by putting an end to the manipulation of the money supply which erodes Americans’ standard of living, enlarges big government, and enriches well-connected elites, by cosponsoring my legislation to abolish the Federal Reserve.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Hier said...

video you may consider:

Where does Bush get his staff?

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Preacher said...

Rebecka spoke for us in Belleview WTP meeting, Her interpretation of history was going well until she reinvented the truth about the causes of the War Between the States. Her objection to judicial tyranny is good however her acceptance of presidential Executive tyranny in its place was rather surprising. Trading an oligarchy for an Autocracy? She made Lincolns suspension of habeus Corpus look like it was a good thing. She even made it sound good that Lincoln arrested folks for opposing political views and to prevent them from voting. After reading her brief to the SC, it was evident that she has no real Idea of what America was founded on. We in the Bellview area do NOT recommend attending her talks. If we are mistaken in our understanding on this issue then we will be glad to have a nothing look at her with the full understanding that she submit to a full range of question and answers with a microphone and tape recording running.

pastor Mike Slattery

2:14 AM  

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