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Written by David M. Voth   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 10:47
 My Dear Friends of Liberty,

Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826) one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, who drafted the Declaration of Independence, and the 3rd President of the United Sates of America, still speaks to us today… April 08, 2009.

Please read carefully what he has to say to us today in his draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798:

“The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes [and] delegated to that government certain definite powers and whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. To this compact each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party, its co-states forming, as to itself, the other party. The government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution the measure of its powers.”

And do not forget what he wrote in his letter to William Smith, November 13, 1787:

“God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion… what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms… The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

And furthermore, please remember, unlike the current government of the United Sates of America, Jefferson had confidence in the citizens of this great country! He wrote this in a letter to Richard Price, January 8, 1789:

“Whenever people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”

You, my friend, are well informed, but what will you do with this knowledge? I trust that history tells a great story about your bravery and your decision to do the things that need to be done to correct the current and eminent threat of great destruction to capitalism and the free market that is now being perpetrated by the government of these United States who claim power today.


As you well know, the thugs in Washington, DC are using the mistakes of the former government to hide their deception today. Americans realize that the past government made some mistakes. However, the current government is trying to get Americans to believe that the past government failed by adopting a free market economy. We know this is wrong, but the majority doesn’t! Unfortunately if Congress and the White House succeed in their attempts to brain wash the citizens of this great country, they will also succeed in convincing the Americans to believe that the solution is a stronger central government and less freedom for all. This government wants to regulate and control everything that goes on in the USA. Democrats have taken this position to promote their socialist agenda, telling everyone that the free market was the problem. Oh help us God, if they succeed with this fraud.

Their lies and deception, unfortunately, could win the hearts of many Americans who erroneously believe that the free market economy is to blame for the current recession. We libertarians know this is not true, since there was no free market economy. The Federal Reserve set the interest rates that created the problems we face today. The interest rate determined in a free market, without government interference, is the price that balances saving with investment.


The truth is that artificial interest rates set by the Federal Reserve, ever-bigger government, and record deficit spending was the problem. And now the government says that the answer to solving the current economic problems is more spending and more government control over business.


To quote Peter Schiff, an economist and investor:

“Absent from such conclusions is the central role the government played in creating the crisis. Yes, many Wall Street leaders were irresponsible, and they should pay. But they were playing the distorted hand dealt them by government policies. Our leaders irrationally promoted home-buying, discouraged savings, and recklessly encouraged borrowing and lending, which together undermined our markets.”


The only way to rebuild our economy is to return to the fundamentals of capitalism and the free market economy, which are low taxes, reduced government spending, and small governments.

Our agenda now must be to educate everyone we come in contact with what the truth really is and what the cost of complacency will be. Edmund Burke (1729-1797) knew what happens if we just sit back and watch: “The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts… the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”


And so did Voltaire (1694-1778):
“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.”

In case you don’t already know, YOUR active and ardent tyrants are Barrack Hussein Obama, Nancy Patricia, and the Congress. Obama’s purpose is yet unknown. However, his actions are clear. He has declared war on the free market economy, and all the things that we freethinking libertarians hold to be true.


So, what say you?


“Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” —Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775




David M. Voth

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