Still Using Federal Reserve Notes?(How to Beat Inflation)

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."

Hosea 4:6

This short article will address the topic of

inflation, its causes, the effects thereof, and

how to safeguard against it.

Do not fall victim to inflation, i.e., the

government manipulation of your money. Let me


I. What Causes Inflation

Have you ever heard of the Federal Reserve? Well

then you know what causes inflation. The "Fed" is

the engine of inflation, by self-admission. But

how can that be?, you ask. The "Fed" is a branch

of the federal government, no?

It is not. It is neither federal, nor are there

any reserves - anywhere - to speak of. Time was,

when the American dollar was indeed as good as

gold, for it was actually backed by gold. These

days, the dollar is no more than a three cent

piece of paper(the three cents includes the price

of ink), worth anything only because our

government says it is. This is to say, that the

dollar has value due only to government's faith in

the people's ignorance, or, more accurately, the

people's ignorance of their government's lack of


The story of the Federal Reserve exemplefies this

infidelity, the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on

the American people. Even the most cursory

investigation will reveal that the "Fed" is a

private corporation, a "cabal" of bankers, if you

will. As with most corporations, it has

shareholders - mostly foreign, in this case. This

bears repeating: the controlling interest in the

company known as the Federal Reserve is European.

And I thought we won the Revolutionary War(!)

Let us pause here. My dear reader will agree

that the aforementioned facts are cause for

concern: of much import and gravitas, for you

academic types. For the rest of us, it is a matter

of everyday life, indeed, one of survival. Truth

be told, and at the risk of sounding like a

Democrat, it is getting harder. Let's clear the

air, and get down to brass tacks. Does your salary

double every ten years? It had better, because the

average price of a new car does. Clearly we are

dealing with inflation here, and clearly

government-given figures regarding inflation are,

well, underinflated. What is not as obvious is

that there need not be inflation.

But first, a question: What is in your pocket at

this moment? Is it a one dollar bill?

Congratulations! You are one dollar in debt! Do

you perhaps have a twenty? Then you are twenty

dollars in debt. For this is all that the dollar

is, no more than an instrument of debt. It is

simply the federal government's obligation to the

Federal Reserve, with you - the American people -

pledged as collateral.

Observe the back of a cancelled check from the

IRS: it will often state, "Pay any Federal Reserve

Bank, for debts incurred by the US Gov't."

It works like this: a)government needs money to

operate; b)government borrows money from private

bank(Federal Reserve); c)private bank prints money

"out of thin air"!(This is known as fractional

reserve banking, the discussion of which is beyond

the scope of this article. But I urge the reader

to conduct his own investigation.); d)since

government gets its money from the people,

government issues legal tender("dollar"), in

effect, "passing the buck"; e)ignorant American is

now forever enslaved by debt, owing Federal

Reserve what he thought was his own money.

How's that for representative government?

"The one aim of these financiers is world control

by the creation of inextinguishable debts."

--Henry Ford

Now you know what the dollar is.

This brings us to the underlying causes of

inflation. Let us remember that the dollar is an

instrument of debt, i.e., a loan. As such, it must

be repaid, and with interest. Where will the money

to the pay the interest come from,however, if the

principal itself never existed? Why, it must be

printed. The bankers are a clever lot, admittedly.

The most important factor causing inflation then,

is the interest charged by banks(the shareholders

of the "Fed"), the costs of which are then passed

along to consumers in the form of higher prices.

Inflation is, purely speaking, an inflation of the

money supply, as required simply to pay this

interest. The money supply, or number of dollars,

is inflated, or expanded, thereby reducing the

value of each and every individual dollar.

Know that it is not, generally speaking, that

commodities are rising in price, but rather that

the dollar is losing value. With every new dollar

that is printed, each pre-existing dollar loses

corresponding value. And when you have a dollar

that is worth less, naturally, it will take more

of them to make your purchase.

Worse yet, because all our "dollars" are debts

loaned into circulation, and with interest due,

the more of them there are, the greater the impact

on inflation. In other words, inflation is not

only here to stay, it must, by definition, only

get worse.

Thusly, and seemingly, prices rise. In reality,

you are wanting more of the devalued dollars for

the same amount of goods. In the absence of a gold

standard, this is not only entirely possible, but


"In the absence of a gold standard, there is no

way to protect savings from confiscation through

inflation. There is no safe store of value. If

there were, the goverment would have to make its

holding illegal, as was done in the case of

gold... The financial policy of the welfare state

require that there be now way for the owners of

wealth to protect themselves.

"This is the shabby secret of the welfare

statists' tirades against gold. Deficit spending

is simply a scheme for the 'hidden' confiscation

of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this

insidious process. It stands as a protector of

property rights."

--(a younger and much more honest)AlanGreenspan:

Gold and Economic Freedom

As we can see, inflation is a hidden tax, and

like the income tax itself, is the interest we are

paying to the Federal Reserve. It is no

coincidence that both the "Fed" and the IRS were

created in the same year, just as it is no secret

that prior to that year, 1913, the income

tax(along with property taxes, incidentally) were

nonexistant. The constitution, in fact, strictly

prohibits such a direct tax on income.(Where is

the ACLU on this?) The inescapable conclusion is

that the more government spends, the more the

Federal Reserve profits. It is for this reason

that we have the welfare state we find ourselves

oppressed by.

Did I mention that Alan Greenspan(titular head of

the private company known as the Federal Reserve)

visits the White House on a weekly basis?

Can you say conflict of interest?

II. The Effects

Meet John Public. John graduated from college in

1970, eager, prepared, ready and willing to enter

the workforce. John did so, worked hard, and

prospered. In accounting for his retirement, John

figured that 40 years hence, he would need

$100,000 in the bank. $100,000 in the bank, at %5

interest, John thinks to himself, will net me

$5,000 a year, a modest, yes, yet comfortable,

living. Fast-forward, if you will. It is now 2004.

Remember John? John has worked hard, has played by

the rules, has done all the right things. Our

not-so-fictitious friend has married, and raised

children. Six years 'til retirement, John thinks

to himself. And John continues working. John

retires, proud of the $100,000 he's saved. And

John is all set.

I will stop here. I wish to use this momentary

pause to enlist the help of the reader. Email me,

if you would, if you are receiving %5 interest on

any of your accounts. Likewise, email me please,

if you are subsisting on $5,000 a year. This would

be of the greatest interest to me, and my readers

alike, and I thank you in advance.

John Public... what happened here? J.P. worked

hard, did all the right things, and is now...

living below the poverty line?

Is it possible? How did this happen? Liberty and

justice for all?

What happened was that John was robbed. Inflation

is counterfitting, and counterfitting is cheating,

and it is the Federal Reserve itself that is

cheating, under the guise of a duly-elected


Harry Browne defines inflation as, "an increase in

money substitutes above the stored stock of real

money; the counterfiting of money receipts."(p.

372, You Can Profit From a Monetary Crisis, and

How You Can Profit From the Coming Devaluation).

III. What You Can Do

"Give me control over a nation's currency and I

care not who makes its laws." --Baron M.A.


"Whoever controls the money in any country is

master of all its legislation and commerce."

--President James Garfield

Seems hopeless, I know.

What can you do?

When the people own the money, they control the

government. When the goverment owns the money, it

controls the people. Bernard's Law.

There was a time in this, God's country, when you

could visit your banker and exchange a 20 dollar

bill for a 20 dollar gold piece,a coin containing

nearly an ounce of gold.

When was the last time you saw a 20 dollar gold


Happily, the solution is simple, and as

American as apple pie. The answer is: good

old-fashioned competition. A nonprofit

orginization has introduced a competing currency,

%100 backed and redeemable in gold and silver, as

mandated by the Constitution. Below is their

Declaration of Monetary Liberty.

Sometimes in the course of events it becomes

necessary for men and women of strong moral

character to cast off the invisible economic

chains of debt and taxation which bind them, and

to form a more just monetary system. It is this

common situation which inspired the National

Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve

Act and the Internal Revenue Code(Norfed). We hold

these truths as evident:

-The Federal Reserve and the Income Tax were both

created in the same year 1913. Neither are


-The Federal Reserve, by its own admission, is not

"federal" nor has any "reserves". It is actually a

private bank cartel that profits from enslaving

the people with debt.

-"A heavy preogressive or graduated income tax" is

the Second Plank in the Communist Manifesto.

-"Centralization of credit in the hands of the

State, by means of a national bank with State

capital and an exclusive monopoly" is the Sixth

Plank of the Communist Manifesto.

-The American Revolution was not fought about

taxes, but due to the oppressive British control

over the money supply. The colonies propsered

prior to losing that control.

-According to John M. Keynes, inflation is a

hidden tax that "only one man in a million is able

to diagnose." $1.00 today buys what four cents did

in 1913!

-According to Lenin, "There is no surer way of

overturning a society than to debauch the

currency." He was referring to unlimited,

un-backed government paper "money".

-According to our government's own Grace

Commission Report in 1984, "not one dime of your

income taxes goes to run the government or fund

any program."

-According to researcher and author G. Edwards

Griffin in his 1997 study of the Federal Reserve,

48% of our income taxes pays the interest on the

national debt.

-According to researcher and Peter Kershaw, the

day is coming when 100% taxation will not even

cover the interest payments. Beyond bankruptcy!

-Federal Reserve "Notes" are IOU's that can not be

nor ever will be paid.

From the beginning of time, some have always

sought to control others. Now "they" strive to

control us with their valueless fiat currency.

NORFED turns the tables on their modus operandi by

putting people at the head of the line, where

money is worth the most. Now we can privatize our

money and profit by inroducing the Liberty Dollar.

Now we can miraculously decentralize the monetary

system with the simple Norfed solution which

returns the ownership of the money to the people.

There is no fiat currency, such as our dollar,

that has ever survived, and not one that has not

collapsed. Please understand what eliminating the

"Fed" would accomplish:

a)The elimination of the national debt...


b)The elimination of the income tax... there would

no longer be a need for it.

c)An end to inflation.

"I believe that if the people of this nation fully

understood what Congress has done to them over the

past 49 years, they would move on Washington, they

would not wait for an election. It adds up to a

preconceived plan to destroy the economic and

social independence of the United States." --

Senator George W. Malone, speaking before Congress

about the Federal Reserve Bank(1962)

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