The Battle America Lost in 1913
By Michael Edwards

I don't imagine many people have read The Coming Battle -The International Monetary Conspiracy Against The United States by M.W. Walbert, written in 1899. It isn't required reading in our government school system. This book details the attempts by the big European banking families to control the resources of this country by controlling the government via control of the Treasury. The First and Second Banks of the United States were their early attempts at forming a National Bank, privately owned, to oversee our money supply. President Andrew Jackson crushed the Second Bank of the United States in one of the most heroic stands ever taken by an American citizen. He is treated like a villain in modern history classes.

These international "banksters" finally succeeded in 1913 with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. This bill, previously orchestrated by Nelson Aldrich, was soundly defeated under President Taft. In order to defeat Taft, the banking community backed Woodrow Wilson, and, to ensure his victory, encouraged ex- President Teddy Roosevelt to run again in order to siphon votes from the popular Taft. Wilson won by the nearly identical margin (42%) as Bill Clinton (43%), when Ross Perot took votes from George Bush. Wilson then slipped the Act through a bare quorum of Congress on December 23, 1913 after most of the opposition had gone home for the holidays.

Throughout the 1800's, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) had steadily declined except for two temporary increases during the War of 1812 and the Civil War. By 1912, the cost of living was incredibly low. Since 1913-present, after over 100 years of failing, the CPI, along with inflation, has steadily increased. Twenty years later (I 933), during the deliberately engineered Great Depression, the U.S. government was bankrupt, while bankers absconded with 30% of the farmland in this country.-

Now, the banksters were poised to foreclose on the Federal Government and have been dictating policy ever since. Or, to quote FDR, from a letter to Colonel House (Wilson's top advisor/handier), "The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson." Former New York mayor John Hylan, in 1922, summed it up this way: "The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over our city, state and nation ... At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers [who] virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes."

The important point for our times is that these banksters and corporate giants prefer doing business with governments that are not accountable to their citizens. Controlling governments by controlling the money supply makes exploitation of a country's citizens and resources so much easier. 'That is why these powerful families have worked so hard since the birth of this nation to centralize power (they play our "leaders" like a fiddle) and wealth (which they siphon off via their Federal Reserve Bank money-laundering operation) in government. Eight banking families own about 80% of the shares in the Federal Reserve Bank. The Rockefellers own 33%. As for our elected leaders, Republican or Democrat makes no difference - the same big money finances all of their campaigns. For example, NAFTA and GATT, which allow corporations to circumvent local environmental laws when operating in foreign countries, were supported and implemented and will be expanded by both parties. Our leaders in both parties all belong to the same Council on Foreign Relations/Trilateral Commission club whose controlling head is a collection of mostly banking family reps known as the Bilderburger Group. Virtually all of these people are New World Order globalists. Just think how controllable and exploitable the world will be when the desired "global village" is fully established and there is only one government to control.

When local governments pass ordinances that place further controls on persons and property, they are playing right into the hands of the money powers, i.e. cities control the people, the states largely control the cities, the Feds largely control the states (by holding out the carrot of federal funding), and the money powers control the Feds behind the scenes. The more power is centralized in government, the greater the potential for abuse of power (they're only human and we frequently see how power corrupts our leaders). Our controlled mainstream media (guess who?) and government education system with its "approved" versions of history, sociology, politics, etc. have been insidiously spreading socialist/communist/fascist garbage under the smokescreen of "democracy" for over 85 years in an effort to centralize power in government. It's a tribute to the human imagination to watch otherwise intelligent people try to rationalize this stuff. The great debate at the inception of this nation over the limits of federal power is now resolved: it should have been limited severely. By the way, when can we resume with our constitutional Republic since FDR bullied Congress into declaring a State of Emergency (effectively suspending the Constitution in 1933) which each successive President has renewed? Lip service is still given to our rights to avoid unduly arousing the people, but Big Government (particularly Executive branch agencies) violates our rights whenever it suits. Also, just try going into a federal court (most others, too) and demanding your "constitutional rights" and you'll see what I mean.

All of our societal problems go much deeper than the cursory assessment they are usually given. Please remember, no matter how intelligent or imaginative one might be, no one can make any real sense out of the misinformation, disinformation, and outright obfuscations and omissions of the truth being used to divide - and conquer this country without one resorting to alternative sources of information.

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