Today we are going to discuss the original intent of the United States Constitution. This is relevant for our discussion because I am the Constitution Party’s candidate for President of the United States and the Constitution Party was formed originally by a group of people who believed that the original intent of the United States Constitution is still relevant today and can be defended intellectually to the nation.
How could the founders imagine, let alone prepare for the possibility that the United States might abandon the correct method of constitutional interpretation (i.e. original intent) and with it abandon the rule of law in general. Today not only has original intent been abandoned but it is not understood by the average American who looks on the mention of it as extremely right wing or at best simplistic.
No judges employ it, and no lawyers argue it. It is not desired by any politicians or by their special interest groups for whom the Constitution’s quaint words and phrases serve only as a cover story for what best lines their pockets. Continue reading
Today we are going to discuss the law and why it is important to our lives in America today.
Frederic Bastiat was a French economic theorist who died in 1850 at the age of 49 apparently from tuberculosis. His most famous book, The Law, has been the basis of much free market thinking over the years. His last book, Economic Harmonies, was an attempt to explain the workings of the social order under liberty, and how this capacity of people to cooperate is the source of civilization.
In “The Law” he addresses not economic theory but political theory. He asks, what is the law? He argues that it came after liberty and after property. It did not create them. The purpose of law is to serve to bolster the institutions that make social and economic life work. It is the servant, not the master of liberty and property.
His book opens with this statement: “The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish! If this is true, it is a serious fact, and moral duty requires me to call the attention of my fellow citizens to it.” Continue reading
I am often asked by the media in interviews and by the public in question and answer sessions “What is the most important part of the Constitution?”
All of the Constitution is important and a good argument could be made for many sections, including the Bill of Rights, but I believe Article I Section I is most important. “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
With that beginning sentence The Constitution vests all policy making and law making authority of the federal government in congress. The term “vested” means that Congress cannot lawfully surrender or reassign its authority. The vesting of all legislative authority in a congress answerable to “We the People” is perhaps the bedrock premise of our legal system.
I have said that if I were elected, two of the first things on my agenda would be getting the United States out of the United Nations and ending the Federal Reserve. Why do I believe so strongly that the United States should end the Federal Reserve’s control of the monetary system?
First a little background. Currently any money that is created comes into existence as debt. The United States government goes into more debt when it gets dollars from the Federal Reserve or individual Americans go into more debt when they take out loans from individual banks.
If the U.S. decides it needs more dollars it can’t just start up the printing press and print them. It has to ask the Federal Reserve for the dollars. The Federal Reserve as you hopefully know, is a privately owned central bank that has been granted authority by the U.S. congress to issue dollars, set interest rates, and “run the United States economy.” All U.S. government debt is created through the Federal Reserve System. Continue reading
Today is Friday, April 1, 2016, and that makes today April Fools’ Day. There are certainly enough fools in the world today to go around, but today we are going to discuss terrorism and the foolish politicians and policies that have allowed it to flourish, especially in the last fifteen years. This is a tale of war, of assimilation, and of extinction.
President George W. Bush announced that we were engaged in a global war on terror shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also said, “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.” I suppose he did that to make sure the entire world was engaged in the conflict. It seems pretty obvious now that terror, especially in Europe, is worse than ever after fifteen years of the global war on terror.
Let’s review some of the things that have happened in this war since then. The United States and its western allies invaded Afghanistan, then Iraq. To some extent, they’re still engaged in both countries. The 9/11 Commission Report states that the cost, in terms of dollars of the 9/11 attacks to the attackers, was estimated to be four hundred to five hundred thousand dollars, and to the United States alone, if you count, in your estimate, the cost of caring for wounded veterans, wounded in the global war on terror, 3.3 trillion dollars. That’s quite a return on investment, isn’t it? I’d take that any day of the week. The United States cannot maintain that ratio forever, obviously, without being economically bled to death. Continue reading
Hello, this is Darrell Castle! Today, we are going to continue – and also conclude – our six-week-long discussion of Western Civilization: how it met with destruction, what that means for us today, and, if it is gone, what has replaced it?
What used to be known as European Civilization, or Western Civilization, was burned up in the fires of World Wars One and Two. It took World War Two to finally finish off the sovereignty of the Western World and deliver it into the hands of an “international ruling elite,” consisting of an entrenched group of politicians, bureaucrats, bankers, multinational corporations, including media giants and their executives, and probably many others. Unnoticed by most of the public, these insiders have taken control of the United States Government, which, in turn, controls the Western World, and even the non-Western World to some extent, with the money provided by the credit-based monetary system, and the debt that system allows the United States to incur. Continue reading
Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s discussion. We are continuing our series on Western Civilization, its destruction, and what that means for us today.
In last week’s episode, we talked about “financialization,” and how banks have used up all their money-printing and credit-bubble weapons in an effort to stave off the deflationary collapse in asset values that they have caused. In closing last week, I posed a question referring to central banks: What else can they do? Today we are going to discuss the answer to that question – the last nail in the coffin of Western Civilization, and the opening of the door to total government. Fascist tyranny will be the elimination of cash. I believe the criminalizing of cash and the introduction of a cashless monetary system in almost here. There is much evidence to support my view. On January 22nd, the largest bank in Norway, DNB, called for the complete and total elimination of cash. Many of their local branches have already stopped dealing in cash, and the same thing is happening in Sweden and Denmark, as well, according to the International Business Times. The idea is being sold as something that will be really good for Norwegian society. Eliminating cash, it’s claimed, will help authorities crack down on criminal activities such as terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering. Continue reading
Hello! This is Darrell Castle. Today we’re going to continue our discussion of western civilization and how it met its demise. Today’s discussion will deal primarily with another one of the chief weapons that those who seek to destroy our civilization have used to accomplish their ends.
That weapon is financialization. Financialization can be defined as the dictionary defines it, and that is, “an increase in the size and importance of a country’s financial sector relative to its overall economy.” I prefer a layman-like explanation, and that is, turning everything involving the human experience into a financial transaction that profits an enterprise and the State.
The State needs profitable enterprises that generate payroll tax. Thus the State becomes a partner in financializing all human experience. For example, the decisions that we make in our daily lives. Simple decisions become financial decisions. Continue reading
Hello! Today I’m continuing our discussion of Western civilization, how it met its demise, and what that means for us today. To do that, we’re going to be talking about one of the primary weapons used by those who seek Western civilization’s destruction. That weapon is depopulation. It is evident to me that there is a conscious effort to control the human population by means of cultural and biological changes. Those changes are being applied primarily in Western nations, although it is possible that the cultural changes are simply more effective there. This is not a new phenomenon, although its effects are becoming too obvious for us to ignore. The people who seek to kill us, to see our bloodlines die out from the earth, normally use the brute force of government to accomplish their schemes. I recommend R.J. Rummel’s great book published in 1994 called, Death By Government. That book is a real eye opener. Mr. Rummel has chapters devoted to those regimes that killed more than 10 million people, of which there are three. The Soviet Union is the all time leader with 61 million. Communist China and Nazi Germany round out the list. He also has chapters for those regimes that have killed between one and ten million people, of which there are many. The point is that governments have killed a lot of people, by Mr. Rummel’s account. Continue reading
Hello! This is Darrell Castle. Today we’re going to continue our discussion of “how the rule of law in Western civilization met its demise in the west, and how that’s a terrible thing from which the United States may never recover.”
I was going to use the president’s State of the Union speech as a backdrop this week, much as I did last week with his speech announcing his new gun measures, but after listening to the speech and reading over the transcript, I just can’t do it. I can’t discuss it.
All the self glorifying pretentious preening is more than anyone can stand. The best evaluation of the speech was a tweet by David Burge who blogs under the name “Iowa Hawk.” Mr. Burge said, “Once again, a quarterback doing a touchdown dance after being tackled for a safety.”
Instead of that, we journey back in time 800 years to the signing of the Magna Carta. In June of the year 1215, which was 800 years ago last June, much of what we take for granted in our lives had its origin in that great charter of liberty, with such concepts as trial by jury, with a jury made up of people like us, not people of the king’s own choosing; the right to due process of law before any criminal or civil penalty could be imposed upon us; the right of citizens to be armed and not just the king’s men; the right of equal protection of the law, which is another way of saying, “We are all equal under the law, presidents and ordinary citizens alike.” Continue reading