what if i tell you vote is just changing fiscal policy and how government policies can affect the economy.
As we all know, our current money-based economies undergo the business cycle from recession to a boom and back. And they are influenced by supply and demand. Government has 2 ways of influencing the economy: taxes and government spending. Government spending puts in money into circulation thus boosting incomes of those who receive the money from government spending. Taxes takes money out of circulation, thus reducing incomes.
Using these two methods governments has some control over how low recessions get or how high booms get. Often when a recession hits. Government can either lower taxes or increase government spending. When there is a boom government can cut spending or increase taxes.
There are 2 political views:
1)Government isn’t doing enough for the people, and lacks the resources to do so
2)Government is too inefficient when its big
Folks with view (1) would promote that government spend more during a recession to reduce loss of spending (low low spending as a result of low demand), and keep money in circulation and reduce duration of a recession (bailouts, welfare). And when a boom comes along, government should increase taxes to slow the increasing demand (high demand leads to high inflation).
Folks with view (2) promotes the opposite measures. During a recession, they promote cutting taxes, so that people have more money to spend and hence keep demand higher than it usually would be in a recession. Then when a boom comes along they say government should reduce spending so the amount of money injected into the system is reduced and hence reduce inflation (lowering social services, welfare etc).
If you folks have been paying attention to politics these 2 views and measures should sound very familiar. Peter Joseph is right when he says that these two parties are 2 sides of the same coin (the coin being the monetary system). The truth is people are choosing between 2 methods of controlling booms and recessions, when they vote: nothing more. THIS CLEARLY SHOWS WHY any political party WAS NEVER ABLE TO BRING REAL CHANGE. Of course there are certain discrepancies: like how republican GWB boosted gov’t spending by going to war with Iraq.
The folks advocating free-market economics obviously support view (2). While folks have socialist views support view (1).
-President Theodore Roosevelt; Opening of the Jamestown Exposition; Norfolk, VA, April 26, 1907
“We of this mighty western Republic have to grapple with the dangers that spring from popular self-government tried on a scale incomparably vaster than ever before in the history of mankind, and from an abounding material prosperity greater also than anything which the world has hitherto seen.
As regards to the first set of dangers, it behooves us to remember that men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit to being governed by others. If from lawlessness or fickleness, from folly or self-indulgence, they refuse to govern themselves then most assuredly in the end they will have to be governed from the outside. They can prevent the need of government from without only by showing they possess the power of government from within. A sovereign cannot make excuses for his failures; a sovereign must accept the responsibility for the exercise of power that inheres in him; and where, as is true in our Republic, the people are sovereign, then the people must show a sober understanding and a sane and steadfast purpose if they are to preserve that orderly liberty upon which as a foundation every republic must rest.”
It is my intent and will that all who read this understand what it means. Because if you are able to understand it, then you can finally move forward in understanding why things today are exactly why they are. This is very important. We must recognize our defect and rejection of that which the government has provided to us. To understand that the governments of this world, though seemingly, corrupt and out of control, is merely a reflection of the people in which it has to govern. That we are the problem. I’m the problem and you are the problem. We have refused to govern ourselves. Due to that refusal we are left with the best that the government can literally provide.
We as a dependent of the government are a disruption and a burden because we refuse to govern ourselves. They have stepped in to try to control us, to keep us from hurting ourselves and one another so that some semblance of society might still exist. It’s not pretty and not what people think they want but it is what it is because that appears to be exactly what we want.
Like I said before, the government is merely (merely; meaning ONLY) a reflection of the people in which it governs. The more out of control the people who have submitted themselves to it, the more out of control the government appears to be out of control to control it. It’s actually pretty simple. Cause and effect. We are the cause by the choices we make and the government, in all of it’s choices, are the effect. We the people make this so. We are the problem.
On the other hand, if we were to stop looking to the government for our every need, for currency, for trade, for everything commercial, to deliberate fairness and equality, there would be none who find themselves holding the short end of the stick. For there would be no stick that any would want to hold.
Every government of this world will be united. Know that. Their cause will be to subdue all of those who are the problem. Know that. They will rule with a “rod of iron”. They will either force us to all grow up by making us understand that we indeed are the problem or they will have to simply put an end to those that will not except the responsibility for their own actions, intents and understandings.
For those of you who think that government has enslaved you, by whatever means, know that you did agree to be governed, by and through your personal acts and actions. Do not be fooled. It is you that is the problem and your unwillingness to accept that responsibility is the problem at hand.
They’ll get you by your claim of ownership. Understand that they have taken steps to relieve you of ownership. Most governments accomplished this in the 1930′s. By doing so, they have made it possible for you to live your life here, now, in abundance. Yet because your intent is to own that what you cannot possibly own, you have caused scarcity instead of abundance. They see you fighting for the right of ownership. Those who fight to own something that cannot be owned is merely keeping others from the benefit of that which they make claim to. That is not love. That is not community. That is not being your brothers keeper. That is not you looking out for the best interest of others. That is not being in service to others.
All in all, ownership of any kind today is selfish, thoughtless and the source and cause of every single problem you can point your finger at. Bar none. Ownership is the problem. A man’s claim of ownership is a man claiming to be owned. We were sent here to be in the world, not to be of the world. To make a claim of ownership, you are being claimed by that which you claim and are therefore of the world and no longer merely in it.
“The powers that be” know this to be the truth of the matter. They understand that simple fact of ownership. You say they want claim and ownership of everything and I say that is a lie. They make no claim of ownership, the only ones making a claim of ownership are those pointing their finger at
these “powers that be” and saying, “they are trying to own everything.” When in fact they are merely controlling it.
Who said, “Own nothing and control everything”? That was a very wise man. That was someone who understands what destruction ownership causes. That is a man trying to show others the right way. Those who misunderstand the logic of non ownership are lost in illusions of grandeur and that is the product of the illusion of ownership.
You truly own nothing. Your claim of ownership is causing the hungry to starve, the thief to steal and the murderer to kill. You who claim ownership of anything and everything, even your own family and loved ones, you are killing them and their future, in a world of abundance that already exists.
If you claim ownership, you are the problem. If you refuse to understand that you are the cause of the problems that you see in the world today, your experience will not only be unpleasant for you but for your prodigy also. Everything you try to hold in the form of ownership, you WILL lose, including but not limited to your life.
Do read this more than once. Understand what it says. Ask for help in understanding if you don’t understand. Do not let this opportunity slip away into eternity.
Those of you who wish to continue by arguing for the “right of claim and ownership” don’t bother to respond. I’m not here to change your mind for you, I’m here to assist you to change your own mind, if change is what you seek. I have no time nor energy to reason with you and your intent of continued claim of ownership. Let your will be done in that instance. Mine is “fair warning”. The “powers that be” also, have given you fair warning. Do you really think I came up with all of this on my own?
A final word taken from the last line of the Declaration of Independence, do understand it… …”with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” Notice: No claim of ownership, it’s ALL been pledged.
Know thy self, for your only enemy is the one within.