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Sometimes I Ask Myself, What’s The Use?

December 27, 2008
Neal Ross
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Sometimes when I think about all the problems that face this country, I feel as though I am standing, alone, at the base of a mountain, trying to stop an avalanche from crashing down on a village. The vast amount of corruption in our government, and the ignorance of the American people are overwhelming and I often feel like just giving up. I feel as did the prophet Jeremiah, when he said, “To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear [is] uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.” (Jeremiah 6:10)

Although I often feel depressed and weighed down, I always think back to what Thomas Paine once said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” Although Paine’s words do little to relieve the burden I feel, it reminds me that for me to give up would be to willingly surrender my rights to a government that has run amok.

I keep repeating it, but people just do not seem to get it, that our government was established to protect our rights and liberties. Government does not grant us our rights, they are ours from birth, as stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Rights of British America, “A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” Compare that to what former President Bill Clinton once said and you may get an idea of how far our government has strayed from the principles upon which it was founded, “The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.”

The American electorate continually cast their votes for candidates based upon promises made, that they are not legally authorized to fulfill. Little do they realize that government is the problem. It was once said, “Government is not the doctor, it is the disease.”

I am often told that I am too harsh when I call the people of this country ignorant, however I was raised to call it as I see it, and ignorant is exactly what the people of this country are. Ben Franklin once warned us about the perils of ignorance, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”

Our founding fathers were well read men and their wisdom was put to good use in framing our system of government which limited the powers of the government to a few specified areas.

I cannot say the same about the people of this country today. I don’t know how many of the people I encounter could even quote one or two passages from documents like the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. They would much rather sit like zombies in front of their flat screen televisions, numbed by mindless programming, instead of opening a book and learning something.

Sometimes their ignorance makes me feel like screaming out to the people the words of the prophet Jeremiah, “Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:” (Jeremiah 5:21)

The problems that face this country are so many, and so intertwined that it seems to be almost impossible to extract ourselves from their grip and return to the nation based upon freedom and liberty. As former Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover once said, “The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” However, exist it does, as explained by the former Mayor of New York, John Hylan, “The Real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state, and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen. At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.”

Many people hoped that the election of Barack Obama would bring about a change for the better for our country. Unfortunately Barack Obama only intends to enlarge the sphere of government, and its control over our lives. What Obama hopes to do is socialism, and socialism is not the principle which our founders envisioned when they wrote the Constitution.

Norman Mattoon Thomas was a six time presidential candidate who ran for president for the Socialist Party of America. He once said, “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

That alone may sound ominous enough, but it is only one of the problems that this country faces. As I am sure almost everyone is aware, this country is facing a serious economic crisis. Our government has already, unconstitutionally I might add, borrowed billions of dollars to bail out financial institutions such as AIG. Little do the American people know that these financial institutions are the cause of all our financial woes.

I would wager that most of the American people have never heard the name, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, yet something he said should be cause for alarm, “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.”

Mayer Rothschild was the founder of the Rothschild family international banking dynasty, and it is they who control our nations currency. The Rothschild family has controlling influence of J.P. Morgan Co. and Kuhn, Loeb & Co., who just happened to be the ones who set up the conference at Jekyll Island which laid the groundwork for the Federal Reserve Bank, which does print our nations currency.

Thomas Jefferson warned us what would happen if we allowed private banks to control our money, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

However, that is exactly what happened when the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913. Former U.S. Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. had this to say about the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, “This Act (the Federal Reserve Act, Dec. 23rd 1913) establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President (Woodrow Wilson) signs the Bill, the invisible government of the Monetary Power will be legalized… The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency Bill.”

This banking cabal is to blame for all our nations financial woes, yet their existence is hardly acknowledged. Arthur S. Miller was a Professor of Law at George Washington University, and he told us this about these vultures, “Those who formally rule take their signals and commands not from the electorate as a body, but from a small group of men. This group will be called the Establishment. It exists even though that existence is stoutly denied. It is one of the secrets of the American social order… A second secret is the fact that the existence of the Establishment – the ruling class – is not supposed to be discussed.”

You may still be thinking that I am a fool for believing in all this conspiracy nonsense. I don’t ask you to take my word for it, however you should listen to what two former presidents had to say before you totally disregard me.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President who gave us the New Deal, which greatly expanded the governments powers and whose goals Barack Obama wishes to expand upon. Yet even FDR had this to say, “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last truly honorable and incorruptible American president.” That is pretty astonishing considering that FDR was the one who created the welfare state in this country.

That is not all, what about former President Woodrow Wilson, the one who actually signed into law the Federal Reserve Act, how did he feel? Maybe it was pangs of guilt for what he had done, but Wilson had this to say, “We have restricted credit, we have restricted opportunity, we have controlled development, and we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world–no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”

One thing I find ironic is that former Chairman of the FED, Alan Greenspan, is much to blame for manipulating our nations currency to enrich his masters. Yet he once said, “In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. … This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.” I guess he changed his tune once he was offered to opportunity to become one of those who plundered our nations wealth and vitality.

I constantly hear that people say that special interest groups have too much influence in our nations capital. How little do people know how serious the corruption actually is.

Unfortunately, the corruption does not rest solely in our nations capital, it has taken hold upon the people of this country as well. Josef Stalin once had this to say about America, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

In a speech before the Virginia Ratifying Convention, James Madison said the following, “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks — no form of government can render us secure. To suppose liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them.

John Quincy Adams also had this to say, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” However, instead of standing up for our religious beliefs, we vote for candidates who make us promises to improve our lives. It matters not that these candidates openly support homosexual marriages, an abomination in the eyes of God. It matters not that these candidates support a woman’s right to choose, even though that choice means that a young innocent life will be snuffed out before ever taking it’s first breath.

I should not be surprised, if the people do not know that their Constitution says, how should I expect them to know what their Bible says either? Political correctness has made it almost impossible for one to speak out against sin. Yet did not Christ teach us on the sermon on the mount that, “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)

Did He not also tell us, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.” (Matthew 5:10-11)

At one time we were a righteous nation that lived according to the teachings found in the Scriptures. Patrick Henry, who uttered those famous words, “Give me liberty or give me death.” although it is not as famous, also said the following, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

It would therefore be prudent for America to learn what this country was founded upon, both in regards to the system of government established by our founders, but also upon the Gospel that those founders believed in.

Although the prophet Jeremiah was speaking to the Israelites when he said this, it may just as well apply to America today, “And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.” (Jeremiah 2:7)

As I have stated so many times, our nations problems can all be traced back to our ignorance, both in regards to our system of government, and our religious beliefs. Instead of reading our Constitution, or opening our Bibles, we turn to the television for our answers. The rising popularity of televangelists who preach a ‘feel good about yourself’ gospel are deceivers as they do not preach obedience to God’s law. Then there is Rick Warren who is best known for his book, The Purpose Driven Church, who say, “[W]e don’t need to care about redemption, the cross, repentance. All we need to do is redeem the social structures of society and if we make those social structures better the world will become a better place…

In his second epistle to the Thessalonians, Paul wrote, “Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first, unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come, and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition).

America is witnessing that apostasy now. We have forsaken God and are suffering the consequences of our unrighteousness. Yet still we refuse to admit where the problem lies. As Jeremiah bemoaned, “O LORD, [are] not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, [but] they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.” (Jeremiah 5:3)

As our nation has continually allowed its government to overstep its authority, we have fulfilled the statement made by Thomas Jefferson, “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.”

Jefferson also told us that, “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.” However we have forgotten what it meant to obey God. Daniel Webster once said, “[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

Thus we, as Americans have a choice to make. We can either begin to stand up for what we believe in, and what made this country strong, or we can continue on our current path, which will undoubtedly lead to our nations demise. Unfortunately I don’t think the people realize the seriousness of the threat. When they do, it will be as Machiavelli said eons ago, “Thus it happens in matters of state; for knowing afar off (which it is only given a prudent man to do) the evils that are brewing, they are easily cured. But when, for want of such knowledge, they are allowed to grow so that everyone can recognize them, there is no longer any remedy to be found.

Yet there are those of us who believe, as did Samuel Adams, that, “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”

Therefore, no matter how overwhelmed I sometimes feel, it is not my choice to give in. God has given me the ability to write, to a certain extent anyway, and it is therefore my calling to continue to be one who attempts to warn people of the peril that lies ahead if they do not change their ways. If they do not listen, their apathy will be upon their own shoulders, as I will have tried to warn them.

I am Neal Ross, and I approved this message.

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