The objective of ELECT A NEW CONGRESS, and its website are to provide all 162,000,000 registered American voters the means to elect a new congress dedicated to restoring liberty.
Liberty is defined as that state where the people rule over their government. Tyranny, in diametric opposition, is defined as that state where the people are ruled by their government. Their logic and definition are undeniable.
In America, a state of Liberty can only exist when the powers over conducting the nations business, defined in Article I, sec. 8 & 9 as under the powers of Congress, are conducted by the Congress wholly within the public forum. Only when all bills are introduced, discussed, compromised, and voted upon in the public forum, can the transparency necessary for the people to provide their Consent of the Governed be attained.
It is only through the Congress strict adherence to this transparency in the public forum that gives the people the ability to render their true and informed judgment over the actions (vote) of their elector, and thus makes possible the “Consent of the Governed”. In so doing, Americans so justify the rule of government over which the people then rule, just as is demanded by the Declaration of Independence.
Essentially, what occurs is that access to any control of powers are denied to all men, for man unrestrained is a scoundrel. Therefore, all powers are administrated in the open debate, compromise, and public vote all within the public forum. Only thus, is man protected from the predations of man.
Without the peoples conscious and intended Consent of the Governed, the government cannot be justified, and the people are ruled and tyranny reins.
In America today, the powers of Congress have been assigned to numerous public and private agencies, where, as President Washington warned in his Farewell Speech to the Nation (1796), these powers have been usurped (stolen), “by cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men… enable them to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government…”
Washington then continues, “Let there be no change (in the assignment of constitutional powers) by usurpation; for through this, in one instance may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed”.
What occurs by this “usurpation” Washington warns us of, is the removal of transparency in the execution of the powers of government, for now all decisions are made behind closed doors. First, there is no transparency because the members of Congress are not required to show their transparent prejudice and true opinion that is endemic to the public forum; the Consent of the Governed has been rendered a myth.
Secondly, by this unconstitutional transfer, or usurpation of the nations power into the hands of unprincipled men, they and their faction are granted absolute power, which corrupts absolutely and results is these powers being used to rule the people in perpetuity as long as this usurpation exists.
Thus defines tyranny.
Nowhere is the catastrophe of this usurpation of power more evident than in the assignment of the constitutional power of Congress over “Money, its Value thereof, and of foreign Coin”, that has been usurped to the Federal Reserve Bank. The decision over whether the insolvent 2B2Fail banks are rescued on the backs of the American people, or whether the people saved and the banks cast into bankruptcy has been answered from behind closed doors.
The members of Congress did not directly vote to give billions of dollars to the 2B2Fails; the 12 members of the Federal Reserve Bank did and Congress is off the hook. It is this hidden means of power and loss of transparency is no different when analyzing powers of the Congress (and the states) granted to the EPA, ED, HUD, Labor, HHS, Commerce, and Homeland Security et al.
There is no transparency and Congress is free to avoid the judgment of the people.
How else can Congress be perpetually re-elected unless the means to judge their performance has been stolen, re-assigned, and removed from the clarity provided by the public forum. Consent of the Governed is rendered impossible, and in consequence, a government based in tyranny rules the people.
Liberty and tyranny lie in dialectic opposition, wherefore one to exist, the other cannot and they are incompatible. And while their division defines the distinction between rule from below (Liberty), or rule from above (tyranny), it is their material impact which most distinguishes that division to the people, as they both have their own separate economic models upon which they operate.
The economics of Liberty finds that in a truly free society, credit is based upon merit. Finer minds and better investments dominate the access to credit and create higher returns. Certainly mistakes are made, but when a failure arises, market forces liquidate it and that credit is once again available to the market place.
Yields to society are maximized because of the efficiencies afforded by the open market are not encumbered by restrictions that are not profit driven. Performance in the investment of credit is further enhanced by the genius of people who commit themselves to a better idea, to a better project, and to maximum performance. The threat of inflation is lessened as more people join in the creation of wealth. Savings increase and capital forms, which drives the economic engine that thrives in the environment of Liberty.
The nation is neither restrained by either the inelasticity of credit tied to failure, nor the misapplication of credit in projects whose feasibility lies within a debtor’s allegiance to the government he, she, or it supports. Economic stability reins, and the result is the creation and maintenance of real wealth and real wages upon a national scale, as the rising tide of a nation’s bounty lifts all ships, including those of the state.
Conversely, the economic model of the tyrannical state is based upon a faction that bestows money upon members of the government in their election. And in quid pro quo for that support, they are granted financial privilege and favor to their faction, which is denied those remaining outside the faction.
This creates a growing chronic misallocation of credit away from merit, which is now reallocated to factions where connections and contacts count more than credit and merit. Inefficiency becomes inevitable as credit is applied to projects that would otherwise fail to secure financing in a competitive environment.
Investment is relieved of free market pressures to perform or excel. Credit secured due to political considerations, rather than economics, are prone to failure against the driving force of competition. Such projects conceived in policy are unlikely to yield to corrections and just as unlikely to be terminated. They therefore not only continue to tie up the credit committed, and often require more credit after bad in order to sustain a sycophant or other parasite, in order to avoid the embarrassment of collateral political exposure.
Credit markets are thus denied the cleansing liquidating nature of bankruptcy that ties up capital, which would otherwise be used more efficiently elsewhere. The nation labors under the illusion of wealth; these illusions in turn alter our landscape, laying fertile ground to establish other perversions that take hold within the social and moral fabric of the nation. This in turn broadens the breakdown of the nation as foul becomes fair, and fair, foul. For in the hands of the tyrant, foul is useful and fair is not, in a false and unearned world.
Simultaneously, a nation’s wealth is shuffled to support those who support the government. Markets become unstable and investment retreats in order to preserve capital. Investment lacking, new businesses and job creation flounder, causing insufficient to negative real creation of wealth and wages to offset the waste and decline. Increasingly, the nation is forced to consume itself. This accelerates the stress upon all the nations people, who in turn become increasingly restless as society breaks down.
America today has morphed into a sophisticated economic system of skimming the daily transactions of government and its citizens, where “rolling the log” takes on a whole new meaning, exemplified in the past 40 years in the Financialization (Theft) of America. It’s cost and casualties are growing poverty, which the government attempts to buy off with entitlements and other obligations that can never be sustained.
Eventually, time wears and wealth becomes leaner as the tyrannical government must increasingly redirect a growing percentage of the nation’s wealth to the privileged class, which supports the state. Increasingly the growing mass of people are progressively cut away from even basic needs, promised or not, despite economic promises the state never intends to deliver.
This transfer of wealth must come from somewhere, and while the lower class has been stripped, the Middle Class is then destined to host their parasitic government. This is what drives the accelerating gap between the widening classes of haves and have-nots that are created by the tyrannical state.
This failed economic model, common to a tyrannical state, is compounded by a ruling elite of both government and business jockeying for position in their unbridled lust for power and wealth as the nation spirals down. It is a compounding tax by the inefficiency of tyranny that grows until it can no longer sustain the tyrant. Finally, in order to bail itself out from revolt by the nations people, the tyrant is brought to war, for tyranny must consume or die, as tyranny is a failed economic system.
This is its weakness.
The Supreme Court first waded into defining the “necessary and proper clause”, in Article I, sec. 8 of our U.S. Constitution, in Justice John Jay’s opinion in McColloch vs. Maryland, which established the Federal Charter of the Second U.S. Bank, America’s second experiment with a private central bank, superior to the state tax of Maryland upon the banks script.
What was in question, was the superiority of federal law over state law, made manifest in the power of Congress to assign its constitutional powers when found necessary and proper, by the Congress in the execution of its constitutional powers.
The Court’s ruling, handed down by Federalist Justice John Jay, while addressing “necessary”, essentially ignored “proper”, as if it did not exist. And for a Federalist like John Jay, “proper” could not exist if the people were to be ruled as he, Adams, and Hamilton intended. This deeply flawed opinion has continually under-pinned the theft of the rights of the America people ever since.
The problem with Jay’s ruling becomes obvious when what may be judged a “necessary” assignment of the powers of Congress, is removed from the “proper” execution of that power from the public forum and the transparency endemic to the public forum, which makes the Consent of the Governed possible. This defines the breach between the Federalists and Jefferson’s revolution of Liberty in 1800, and again by the Whigs opposing Jackson in 1828, and again in 1832, and 1836, post American Civil War, and the predations of the Interstate Commerce Clause and the Robber Baron’s.
It is in fact, the very soul of tyranny and the continual bastardization of our United States Constitution, in America today. For today, the role of both Federalists and Whig are personified by both the Republican and Democratic parties. And what appears to be two parties is in reality, two versions of the same tyrannical veil and view of our governments rule over the people.
The failure of all economists is that they never recognize nor acknowledge the different economic models that divide Liberty from tyranny. Inevitably then, under the governance of tyranny, the job of the economist becomes one of justifying the unjustifiable. Their dilemma lies in the two distinctly opposite and incompatible economic models; one of which is groomed for success (Liberty), and the other fated to chronic disaster (tyranny).
. Oblivious to the social, moral, and economic model inherent to Liberty, their world revolves around the inherent failure guaranteed in the economic model of tyranny. By their ignorance, they condemn themselves to working with but one half the equation, because they fail to realize that each economic model carries a political modus operandi that feeds back into the equation.
Economist never make the connection by distinguishing between the two, so while the machinations of any economic theory or model may provide a kernal of truth in the short run, without a deeper understanding, or at least recognizing the root system it operates in, its wisdom is fleeting at best, and ruinous at worst. And in America today, we are witness to its ruinous worst.
Just as clear, they deprive themselves of the most efficient means to mend a broken economy by simply changing the political formula.
Over the Millennia of our human history, man has evolved from sailing ships to rocket ships in a sliver less than 200 years. And while man has seemingly advanced, mankind has not, remaining locked in the barbaric grip of the governance by tyranny.
And just as a caterpillar must emerge from its cocoon in order to enter into a brave new world, so must mankind rip back these infernal restrains and embrace the eternal justice and freedoms inherent to Liberty if we are to advance as a species.
Liberty is no longer just the highest attainable political state of man, but has become one of social, moral, and economic necessity. For not only is liberty required if mankind is to move forward into our own brave new world, Liberty is demanded if mankind is to survive.
The oppression endemic to central planning, both exceedingly expensive and inefficient, is the vehicle by which tyranny maintains and supports itself as the State, and the State has become superior to man. Literally, for mankind to survive, so must the rule by tyranny be destroyed.
To be clear, that which is not Liberty is tyranny, and tyranny is the enslavement of all mankind, under which our days are most certainly numbered.