Why the French Lost North America and Why Washington Eventually Will Too

Why the French Lost North America and Why Washington Eventually Will Too

My kids aren’t in the State Indoctrination Camps, we homeschool. I teach world history to homeschoolers every Friday as part of a local tutorial. I love history and firmly believe that even though history doesn’t repeat, it certainly rhymes. Which brings me to my point. Today I was teaching the future leaders of the free world about The French and Indian War. The book I use as a guide doesn’t give the real reason why the French lost that war, and were driven from the continent. It wasn’t because they were bad soldiers or bad military tacticians. They lost because their leaders were out of touch with reality. Louis XIV was a hard-working, brilliant dictator. Even though he began to sow the seeds of France’s destruction with the construction of Versailles by the blood and wealth of his subjects, nevertheless, he was available and attentive to the state of his country. He may not have cared much about his people, but he at least knew of their suffering.

In contrast, Louis XV was a lazy man. His father did not care for him much. As the leader of France he was hated. He died fairly young, but not until he had squandered most of what his father had built in the New World. When he died of small pox, they covered him in lyme, and chucked him in a hole in the middle of the night. While alive, he was suppose to be leading his people in The French and Indian War. Instead, he was absent, aloof, and uncaring concerning the plight of his people. While William Pitt, the Prime Minister of England, with whom he was at war, was making sure his men had money, weapons, food, and supplies to fight the costly war, Louis was lying in the lap of luxury disconnected from the reality of the day to day existence of his citizenry and soldiers. French soldiers didn’t lose because they were cowards, but because they were cold and hungry. French citizens weren’t hungry because they were lazy, but because they were being legally plundered. The French lost North America in the end because of corrupt and aloof leadership

Does this situation sound familiar? While I am thinking of the broader political class, President Obama is a great modern example of this type of clueless, aloof leadership. Many have called him “Vacationer and Chief”. While our soldiers have shed their blood in unjust foreign wars, he appears regularly to be playing more golf than governing. And when he is governing he is busy catering to lobbyists for green energy, attempting to destroy coal power plants and vetoing oil pipelines knowing full well that in the end these actions will drive up the cost of energy for his citizens. Like Louis XV, he doesn’t really care.. Republican leaders are just as aloof and clueless, just on a whole host of different big business lobby driven issues. Republicans are at war with their own conservative and libertarian base, choosing rather to cozy up to the Wall Street and the Country Club wing of their party. Passing omnibus spending bills, fully funding Amnesty, refusing to audit the Federal Reserve, bailing out “to big to fail” banks and car companies, etc. The political class is aloof and out of touch. While food prices go up and wages go down, they publish phony jobs numbers, knowing full well that the jobs being created are either lower wage, or part time, or both. While companies like Hewlett Packard fire 50,000 employees in order to create reserve cash to buy back their own stocks, driving the stock price up, and amassing huge bonuses for their executives. Congress and the President turn a blind eye to such unethical practices because, of course, this pushes up the stock market and allows them to take credit for a fake “economic recovery” so they can get re-elected and continue plundering the American people. Meanwhile, the rich get richer, misguided youth join Occupy Wall Street. Mandatory Minimum Wage movements gain steam. Tea Parties erupt. Libertarians start having a moment. What do all these things have in common? They are all anti-elite-political class movements. Let’s go back to France and Louis XV for a moment.

What happened after his death? The Enlightenment, “The Bloody Revolution”, and the end of Aristocracy in France. What fills the void when elitist, corrupt leaders lose legitimacy in the eyes of their citizens? Before we answer that, we need to ask, “What causes elitist, corrupt leaders to lose legitimacy?” Economic disruption, brought on by the actions and policies of those leaders usually does the trick. When Marie Antoinette supposedly said, “Let them eat cake”, France was in the middle of a desperate economic disruption caused by the constant wars, taxation, and luxuries enjoyed by the Aristocracy. What fills the void left by elitist, corrupt political leaders? Usually populist movements that claim the noble goal of returning the nation to it’s former glory, and promising never to allow a corrupt elitists political class to rule again. Think of Germany pre-World War II. The Treaty of Versailles had stripped Germany of her former glory. Years of punitive damages inflicted by the victors of World War I stunted Germany’s ability to economically recover. An unjust peace left hundreds of thousands of hungry, unemployed, Germans. This major economic disruption toppled the Weidmar Democracy, and led to the rise of the Nazi Party.

Russia at the turn of the 20th century was in a similar state. Years of aloof, corrupt leadership led to constant foreign wars, high taxation, a virtual caste system that was impossible to break out of, and an extremely prejudicial justice system where the poor simply could not get justice. What filled this gap? A populist movement known as the Bolsheviks came to power through revolution, and every member of the aristocracy that didn’t run was summarily executed. This began 70 plus years of rule by communism, which featured millions of deaths, via starvation, execution, Gulags, etc. Russia today is in the middle of such a movement. What is Vladmir Putin trying to accomplish? He is trying to return Russia to its former glory. This Ukrainian business and the Crimean secession is exactly the type of movement I have been describing. Russia needed a leader. A strong, charismatic figure arises and wins the hearts and imaginations of many Russians. Especially older Russians that remember, with nostalgia, Russia’s former place on the world stage. Russia is currently eyeing their former Baltic states as “economic partners”. But the Baltic nations know this partnership is an “offer they can’t refuse”, to quote Vito Corleone.

The U.S. is now showing signs of this process as well. We’ve had one major economic disruption after another since the 1970’s. All caused by the policies of a corrupt and aloof leadership that promise more than they can deliver and then print more money to cover their spending habits. Because we are the reserve currency holder in the world, we are able to print up a fresh batch of cash and infuse it into our economy. But all we are doing is kicking the can down the road a bit. Debt does not build wealth. The debtor is always a slave to the lender. The piper will be paid. Economic disruption is coming in the near future. With interest rates at zero and quantitative easing not working anymore, what’s the plan this time around? We have painted ourselves into a corner with no way out. These populist movements will gain strength. Eventually, Washington, because of aloof, corrupt leadership will lose it’s legitimacy. It is the way of history. Sure as rain, as we say in the south. What kind of movement will fill the void? This question remains unanswered. I just hope the Libertarian moment, becomes a Libertarian day. Of course, as the Evangelical Libertarian, I know that, “the king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” (Proverbs 21:1) My prayer is that the people of this wonderful land will peacefully return to the God of their fathers, not through government coercion, but because of the great love that He has shown to us in sending His own Son to die in our place. It is only the Gospel that can bring real peace. It must start between God and man. But when internal peace takes hold in the hearts of men, and the Holy Spirit permeates our homes and hearths, national peace will soon follow. That’s a populist movement to get excited about!

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Jim Rickards Predicts QE4 and IMF Monetary Takeover in 2016

Before you say, “This guy must be a loon, no way.” Jim Rickards is a long time investment banker/Hedge Fund manager, who the U.S. Intelligence community uses to map out financial war games scenarios with. He’s no slouch. More than that, he’s been right on target over the last few years that last few years. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m taking his advice. Listen to Paul Krugman and the WSJ if you want, but tell me again what they were saying in 2007? or 2006? or 2004? or 1998? or 1991? or 1987? Oh yeah, I remember, they were dead wrong.

Jim Rickards Predicting QE4 and IMF World Monetary Takeover *Video*

The Death of the Dollar is Coming

Death of the Dollar

Over the last week the Russian Ruble has crashed nearly 40%. Due to European and American sanctions, Russia is unable to do the things economically necessary to right the ship. In step the Chinese who have a bi-lateral currency agreement with Russia, partially created to be able to help each other in currency crisis scenarios.  China and Russia are also part of a larger currency bloc called BRICS. The BRICS nations are Brazil, India, China, and South Africa. These nations have come together to introduced a new currency, and to open development banks in Africa and in other parts of the world in order to encourage economic growth and trade. Incidentally, the GDP of these 5 nations is currently greater than the GDP of the G7 nations. China has the second largest economy in the World. Why am I telling you all this? Because, “What is good for the goose is good for the gander”, as my grandmother used to say. Translated, we better be ready to receive the same treatment from them in the future. Or as the Bible says, “What you sow, that shall you also reap”. (Gal 6:7b)

When the U.S. throws its weight around financially through devastating economic sanctions, it causes other nations to take notice and wonder if they are next. They begin to look for ways to secure their peoples financial future. In order to protect themselves, they begin to make plans to use a currency other than the dollar. If the U.S. cannot restrict their trade through sanctions made possible by the dollar being the reserve currency, they don’t have to worry about U.S. sanctions, and they are then free to conduct business as they please. This is exactly what the BRICS nations are working to try and do, de-dollarize the world. This would have massive economic effects on the U.S. and would put us in a position to have the same sanctions leveled against us in the future. I’m not excusing Russian incursions into the Ukraine. I’m not a Chinese sympathizer. I think the Iranian government is loony tunes. But, when you sanction a nation, restrict their trade, and cause them to have to manipulate their currency and interest rates in order to stay afloat, you are hurting not the government as much as the people. Russia is not about to change leaders. But the Russian people, in a single week, saw 40% of their wealth evaporate partly due to U.S. policy. How would you feel? Would you love America and seek to emulate her? You would not. You would think she was evil and seek to distance yourself from her. Your friends and allies would feel the same way.  And that is how global sentiment is changed. Believe it or not, some of the people groups in the world that hate us have legitimate reasons. They hate us because we have done great harm to them personally. We have starved their children so that we can say we “look strong” in the eyes of some petty dictator. Has this posture worked in the past? Take Cuba for instance. 90 miles from our coast and we didn’t talk to them for nearly 50 years!? Did sanctions helped topple Fidel Castro? No, they allowed Castro to blame the U.S. for the poverty of his people. We likely prolonged his rule, and pushed him further into the arms of our then enemy, the Soviet Union. Why could we not have talked with them? Traded with them? Interacted with them? Been an example to them? I think President Obama is one of the most inept leaders our nation has ever had. But I personally support normalizing relations with Cuba. My enemies never listen to me, but with my friends, I have influence. That’s partly what friendship is, and friendship is always more profitable (not just economically) than war.

The fact is, the dollar as the world reserve currency has been a golden goose for the U.S.. We could print all the dollars we want and export them to countries like China in currency and bond swaps. We’ve been able to paper over all our economic problems and not worry about hyper-inflation because we could export those dollars. Billions of U.S. dollars are held in nations all over the world because they have to have them in order to buy oil and function as trading partners. But when we act like a globally bully, we drive the nations of the world to begin to consider safe guarding themselves from us and our financial shenanigans. I fear we are doing what the cottager did in Aesop’s Fable. We are killing the goose that lays the golden egg. We should have chosen friendship and good will. Because of our strong armed tactics there is a day coming, sooner than most Americans think, when the east will throw off the dollar as a reserve currency. China has already stopped buying our bonds. It is likely in 2015 that we will see the Chinese Yuan be included in the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR) currency basket. It is also likely that the U.S. will lose its veto power at the IMF very soon as well. The world has grown tired of purchasing our debt, being punished by our currency manipulation, and our other financial games. Be wise and position yourself and your family accordingly my friends. The roller coaster you are seeing in the markets right now is only the beginning. Financial crisis cometh. And it is by our own hand.

 

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

For further reading on the subject of the IMF, Russia, and China’s position on a global currency and de-dollarization. Brandon Smith’s articles on the subject are indispensable.

IMF Now Ready to Slam the Door on the U.S. and the Dollar by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market blog

Or watch Jim Rickards allude to the IMF taking over the monetary system here

Jim Rickards Predicts QE4 and an IMF Takeover of the Monetary System

 

 

Chuck Schumer Endorses the Persecution of Religious Americans

“You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra – you don’t have to form a corporation,”

 

“When we wrote RFRA [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] back in 1993 we did so to protect individuals with strong religious beliefs and give them the presumption they have always enjoyed; that they should be able to exercise their religious beliefs without interference from the government…. The court took that and applied it – misapplied it – to for-profit companies who exist for the purpose of benefitting from the open market, working in the marketplace under our laws.”

 

Chuck Schumer U.S. Senator, NY

 

I watched Mr. Schumer’s press conference in response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. (Here’s a clip) The more I listened to him speak the more I was offended. As a former business owner I have first hand experience running a business. First, “You don’t have to open a corporation?” You do if you don’t want to be personally liable for a fall on your property or an injury to an employee. You do if you don’t want to pay the highest possible tax rate. Not forming a corporation for business purposes would be foolish, difficult if not impossible, and economically clumsy. Could you imagine Hobby Lobby as a sole proprietorship? Basically Chuck is saying, “sure you can live according to your faith if you want to, but if you do, you will not be able to have the legal protections afforded to other Americans who own businesses.” Unless you worship at the altar of Atheism, the established church in America, you become a second-class citizen, and the doors to prosperity are closed to you. This is nothing more than a U.S. Senator endorsing state sponsored persecution against people of faith.

 

Second, corporations are owned and operated by individuals. You cannot remove the moral and ethical components of life merely because you opened a corporation. In business if you defraud someone, you must repay them. If you contribute to the death of someone through the corporation’s actions you can be sued in civil court, and employees and officers can even be charged as negligent criminals. You are expected to operate your business based on moral principles as individuals. No one lives life in a vacuum. You cannot separate your religious life from your secular life completely, because you are a singular person, an individual. It is a fool’s errand to try and eradicate religious beliefs from public life.

 

Third, the market is “open”, but the government didn’t open it. The market exists in the private realm. Mr. Schumer, as well as most other nice government men believe it is their job to build the economy, set wages, decide benefits such as insurance coverage, etc., etc. But the reality is: the open market exists with out the state. Tomorrow, if the U.S. government collapsed and became part of the annals of history, people would still trade goods, find a medium of trade (money), and provide for their living. Government, for the most part, stifles the open market and creates problems by making arbitrary decisions, like this one. The attempt to force people against their conscience to provide a benefit (birth control) is absurd. Hobby Lobby’s wage and benefit contracts are private arrangements between the company and the individual. If the employee wants birth control as part of their benefits package, then let them search out new employment in the “open” market. Individuals “should be able to exercise their religious beliefs without interference from the government.” No one should be forced through the State’s monopoly on violence to live contrary to their religious beliefs, even if they own corporations. The opening words to our Bill of Rights are, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Atheism has become nothing more than the Established Church of the American State. Mr. Schumer and those of his ilk wish to make people of faith in America second-class citizens with fewer rights and protections merely because we don’t believe as they do. I’ll say it again because it bears repeating: this is nothing more than a U.S. Senator endorsing state sponsored persecution against people of faith.

 

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Doom and Bloom: Government Stupidity and Free Market Brilliance on Display

Part 1 “Government Stupidity”

I remember very clearly when the national debt topped the 6 trillion dollar mark. My son was about 18 months old, and I was coming out of the mental fog that clouds the judgment of young men. Having children tends to make you more aware of your decisions. It causes you to consider the course of your generation. It leads you to ponder the future, or whether there will be one. As the absurdly large number of 6 trillion dollars sank into my psyche, a phrase rang out in my head: “America is doomed. The great experiment has failed.”

 

That was around the year 2000. That was before 9/11, the Patriot Act, the endless wars, the faceless enemy, the NDAA, NSA expansion, George W. Bush, and even Barack H. Obama. I began to look in to buying precious metals and getting into a safe haven investments. Gold was only about $275.00 an ounce at the time. Great Britain had unloaded their vaults and pushed the price way down. I decided not to, however, and fell back under the spell of the prevailing wisdom. I bought a house. I ran with the herd. I didn’t get slaughtered in the housing collapse, but that wasn’t because of wisdom. Fuel prices surged if you remember in the year or so before the housing bubble popped. I, providentially, had bought a house too far from my job. When fuel prices soared I had to sell. It was pure dumb luck. I barely missed the butcher’s block. I should’ve listened to my gut. I should’ve bought gold.

 

Since that time the national debt has skyrocketed. So has the size of government. And the same goes for the supply of money. Real inflation is at almost a hyper-inflationary rate. I know that the Federal Government says that the inflation rate is less than 2%, but if you believe that, then you also probably believe that professional wrestling is real. We have printed between 4 and 5 trillion dollars over the last 6 years. It’s what Federal Reserve officials call, “Quantitative Easing. “ In point of fact, the term inflation simply means to increase or inflate the amount of currency in circulation. While politicians and bad economists believe inflation to be rising prices. Rising prices are actually caused by inflation. They are not inflation itself. Essentially, what we’ve been doing for the last 10 years is trying to print our way back into prosperity. Remember when George W. Bush sent you those extra tax refunds in 2004 and 2006, so you could go spend that money on clothes, T.V.’s, computers, and entertainment? Yep, they just printed a fresh batch of cash up. Remember when Mr. Bush had to, “abandon free market principles to save the free market system?” Well that was completely untrue. What he really did was, “increase government interference in the already government controlled market, in order to save the government controlled system.” He was curing a headache with a hammer. All he did was kick the can down the road and deepen the crisis.

 

In 2009, during Barack Obama’s first term, who did the government bail out? Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, lenders that specialize in loans to un-credit worthy recipients (sub-prime), and the major banks who just happened to also be government bond purchasers. These are all either government owned entities, government regulated entities, or government debt partners. Who kept interest rates artificially low to make all those bad loans attractive?  It wasn’t the free market.  The banking system’s failure was caused by government intervention.  It was bad central planning.  F. A. Hayek’s prophetic phrase noting that trying to centrally plan an economy is, “The fatal conceit”, came reigning down on our collective heads.

 

Incidentally, do you want to know why fuel costs average almost 4 dollars a gallon in the U.S.? Not because big oil is fleecing us, but because the dollar has decreased in value. Your dollars buy less fuel. Oh, and don’t forget how the government refuses to allow refineries to be built in the U.S., which limits the supply of fuel we can make available, which causes artificial lack of supply, which in turn drives prices up and keeps them up. Want to get in to the energy business? Fat chance. Regulations, paper work, lawyers, bureaucrats, fees, taxes, these all await you. This crushes competition, keeps small businesses out, and prices up. Same goes for all your energy needs like electricity and natural gas. The purchasing power of the dollar is decreased, and therefore it buys less, because of the government. Your cost of living is increased, making energy even less affordable, by the government?

 

Healthcare costs going up? There’s a sector that the government is not involved in… right? They just nationalized 1/6th of our economy in the Affordable Care Act. Who is going to direct your care now? The government. Who is going to choose your doctor? The government. Who is going to raise taxes on medical devices? The government. Who is going to destroy healthcare in America, stifle innovation, and cause the death of sick and elderly people by delaying care and erecting death panels? You got it, the government. Don’t believe me? Ask veterans. If the government can’t manage the Veterans Administration, which is miniscule in comparison to the entire Healthcare Industry as a whole, why in the world would we hand the reigns over to the whole industry?

 

We could do this all day. Pharmaceutical costs increasing? The Food and Drug Administration delay life saving medication coming to the market by years, costing an untold amount of lives. They drive up the cost of bringing new drugs to the market by billions, locking out small business, and driving up the cost of the drugs exponentially. The FDA is a government agency the last time I checked. Food costs going up? The FDA rears its ugly head again, along with The Federal Reserve, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. Want to grow organic food? You’ve got to be government certified. Want to sell raw milk to your neighbor next door. No way, pour it out, the government says you can’t do that. Want to sell homemade canned goods? Nope, you’ve got to get a government permit, have your kitchen inspected, and likely remodeled to comply with whose standards? The government. The free market is a myth, a unicorn, the Lochness Monster. It’s like bigfoot. People claim to have seen it, but I can’t find a carcass, or get clear video footage of it. Government officials make speeches on talk shows about how the free market has failed, but by my observation it was hunted down, tackled from behind, and choked out by government. Basically, my point is this: if we are doomed, it is powerful, intrusive, centralized government that is the cause, not the free market. But thank goodness that there is a sector of our economy that the government could not figure out how to regulate over the last decade, and so it remained free to develop without interference. That sector is the Internet and technology sector. While government was destroying other parts of our economic system, the technology sector was thriving, creating jobs, and blooming into an economic engine that likely staved off, not just a national depression, but a global one.

COMING SOON Part 2 “Free Market Brilliance”

The Death of America: Its Real Cause, and How We Can Stop It from Happening

Why do the political, and economic structures seem to be hurdling towards death in America?  The answer, in a nut shell is, “we have a theft problem”, and God has said, “You shall not steal.”  We allow the government (through income tax manipulation), corporations (through bank and business bailouts), and the poor (through entitlements) to plunder and parasitically exist off the produce of others.  The more we allow and encourage this behavior through public policies, the more we contribute to the death of our economy, and our way of life.  The protection of the rights, and property of the individual is the only way we can live together peacefully, justly, and fairly as a nation.  As long as theft is enshrined in our political structures, lasting prosperity will elude us.  Liberty is the key to prosperity. God made men free. God tasked us to till the ground, to work, and to be productive. When we force others to take care of us, and to bare the burdens of our mistakes, we violate the natural law that God established in creation. Murray Rothbard explains it this way in his book, “The Ethics of Liberty”,

 

“Now the man who seizes another’s property is living in basic contradiction to his own nature as a man… he lives parasitically off the labor of others… he is a parasite who feeds unilaterally by exploiting the labor and energy of other men… he fails to add to the social total of goods and services, he depends completely on the production of the host body. And yet, any increase in the coercive parasitism decreases ipso facto the quantity and the output of the producers, until finally, if the producers die out, the parasites will quickly follow suit.

 

Any way that it may be considered, parasitic predation and robbery violate not only the nature of the victim whose self and product are violated, but also the nature of the aggressor himself, who abandons the natural way of production- of using his mind to transform nature (natural resources) and exchange (his products) with other producers- for the way of parasitic expropriation of the work and product of others. In the deepest sense, the aggressor injures himself as well as his unfortunate victim.” (pg 50)

 

The death of the American State, Corporate System, and Entitlement programs will come from their own parasitic nature that embraces theft. Like the physical laws of God such as gravity, so the Moral Law of God is immutable. While the rich do get richer for a time, and the poor do get to reap some benefits using the dogma of “income equality” for a season. Parasitic theft will destroy them both, as well as the middle class with them. The poor soul that works hard, saves, invests, and does the right thing day in and day out is being bled dry by government, corporations, and the poor. Together they are sucking the economic life-blood out of hard working American people. They are killing this great nation.  They are destroying the economic engine that has brought unprecedented prosperity and innovation to the world.  They are stealing, and that theft is destroying us all together, as a parasite does its host.

 

It is imperative then that we consider taking deliberate peaceful action to end this evil being perpetrated against the American people.  If I may, I would like to suggest the following actions be taken. First and foremost, we need to respect the rights and property of our neighbors personally, and take responsibility for our lives and families. Second, we need to elect officials in our local communities that believe in voluntary association, and will abandon political theft as a viable form of government policy. Third, we need to elect officials in our state and federal institutions that respect and honor our founding documents in their historical-grammatical context. Fourth, we need to educate our children in the beauty of true Religion, liberty, logic, economics, and history. Which means a wholesale abandonment of the public education system. Home education, online learning, and un-schooling are important tools in the reclamation of our nation. Ron Paul is producing a great home school education curriculum that is free up to the 5th grade. Tom Woods’ “Liberty Classroom” is an extremely cheap way to get high school level, and above education options for history, economics, and other subjects.   The Mises Institue is also a treasure trove of knowledge.  The Libertarian Homeschooler is also a great facebook resource as well. Never in history has there been so much information available for free, or nearly free. Fifth, we need to shape our language in order to become better able to explain why others, outside of our movement, should embrace liberty rather than to live under the tyranny of State benefactors. Sixth, we need to reach out to paleo-conservatives, sometimes called classic liberals, in order to build a broader coalition so that we might move liberty forward in the significant amount of areas in which we agree.  Publications like the American Conservative, and pundits like Charles Hugh Smith, and Pat Buchanan, often have brilliant insights on current events. Seventh, we should abandon all political parties so that we might become a unifying grassroots movement from within the American people rather than from within a Washington power structure.  Stay decentralized, embrace multiple leaders, defy labels and false media narratives, bewildering the government and media elites in the process. Eighth, embrace black swans. There are all kinds of events that the government and media just don’t see coming, that we in the Liberty Movement often predict. Monetary problems, stock market bubbles, and war are their creations, yet they rarely see how these things come about. We need to share and share alike, using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and every other social media site that exists or comes into existence. If we take these steps, and work together, I feel confident, by the grace of God, that we will succeed in our efforts to save our great nation from the hands of parasitic men; men that deny their own nature and are intent on destroying us all, even if accidentally.