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    Hat tip to Travlyr for getting me thinking about this....

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    We lost our legitimate government on December 23, 1913 to a coup of international bankers who counterfeit money and debase currency for 100 years of a war economy.
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    1913
    by Michael C. Tuggle


    In one remarkable burst at the beginning of the 20th century, Washington, DC, enacted revolutionary legislation and broke ground on breathtaking monuments that would make it the political, economic, and mythic center of a new American realm.

    1913 stands out as the busiest year in a short, intense period of centralization and consolidation. In the space of a few years, the leaders in the nation’s capital successfully squared America’s historic, republican institutions with a blueprint for imperial grandeur formerly undreamed of. To accomplish this seemingly impossible feat, these leaders had to fuse together two clashing regions into a united imperium. Despite the smoldering distrust left over from one of history’s bloodiest wars, North and South would meld at this time into a united force greater than anything the world had ever seen. This unification process would transform Washington, DC, from the administrative center of a constitutionally limited government into a ruling world capital, a city brimming with powerful, white marble images that not only gave physical form to mystical notions of divine purpose, but also symbolized a newfound oneness of resolve to carry out that purpose. E pluribus unum would no longer describe a Federal government voluntarily created by various State governments; it now invoked a new nation and a new people forged in the furnace of war.

    1913 was the fiftieth anniversary of that war’s greatest battle, Gettysburg, and the approach of that momentous date must have intensified ongoing efforts to realize this new blueprint, as well as inevitably reminding its architects of the great difficulty facing them in making this vision a reality. Chief among these architects was Woodrow Wilson, who served as president from 1913 to 1921. Despite the utter confidence he publicly expressed for realizing this new conception of the United States, even going so far as describing it as determined by the hand of God, Wilson privately confessed nervousness about his mission. While penning his speech commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Wilson wrote a letter to his wife:

    "It is no ordinary celebration....It is to celebrate the end of all feeling as well as the end of all strife between the sections.... If the President should refuse to go this time ... it would be hotly resented by a very large part of the public. It would be suggested that he is a Southerner and out of sympathy with the occasion."

    Wilson’s Southern birth – of Ohio parents – worked to his advantage, allowing him to address Southerners as one of their own, though he disdained Southern distinctiveness to the point that he urged his wife, Edith, to "rectify" her Southern accent. Wilson’s mission was always nationalistic, aimed at redirecting Southern martial spirit toward supporting an aggressive foreign policy. At the national convention of the United Confederate Veterans he told the old warriors that the war they’d fought was a crucible that transformed the nation into an instrument of God’s will:

    "God was working out in His own way the method by which we should best serve human freedom – by making this nation a great united, indivisible, indestructible instrument in His hands for the accomplishment of these great things."

    At the July 4, 1913, commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, Wilson proclaimed:

    "We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather... How complete the union has become and how dear to all of us, how unquestioned, how benign and majestic."

    And at Wilson’s 1913 address at the dedication of the monument to Southerners at Arlington National Cemetery, he again referred to his vision for the new America:

    "Let us first heal our own divisions. Let us first see that we are a united and irresistible nation, and then let us put all that force at the service of humanity."

    Wilson correctly recognized the simmering resentment Arlington symbolized. Union general Montgomery Meigs had seized Robert E. Lee’s family home and turned it into an estate for the dead in 1864 – certainly as a deliberate insult to the South’s most cherished hero. Like Woodrow Wilson, Meigs was born in the South of Northern parents, but unlike Wilson, did not attempt to conceal his contempt for the Southern cause. Even after the war, Southern women were refused permission to place flowers on the graves of their loved ones buried at the national cemetery Meigs founded. No wonder so many Southern families removed their loved ones from Arlington in the 1890s and 1900s – they couldn’t stomach the idea of having their men buried in a Northern shrine.

    In order to forge Wilson’s "united and irresistible nation" from a loose federation of States, political and economic power had to be centralized in Washington, DC. 1913 saw the passage of the 17th amendment, which stripped the State legislatures of the right to appoint Senators to represent them in the nation’s capital, and instead authorized direct election of Senators. This made the Senate subject to the influence of Washington special interests.

    The 16th amendment, passed in February, 1913, gave the Federal government tremendous economic power by allowing it to directly tax personal income. Not only did this provide Washington, DC, with nearly unlimited treasure, it also yielded vast amounts of information about its citizens, as well as new tools to control them (witness Al Capone’s prosecution, not for bootlegging, but for Federal income tax evasion). And the 1913 creation of the Federal Reserve System resurrected an institution that States’ Rights defenders had long opposed, a central bank. Senator Nelson Aldrich, who had been instrumental in passing the 16th amendment, boasted that before the Federal Reserve was passed, New York bankers could only dominate the reserves of New York, but now could dominate the bank reserves of the entire country.

    When Europe erupted in war in 1914, New York bankers pounced on it as an investment opportunity of historic proportions. J. P. Morgan provided Britain and France with more than 2 billion dollars in loans. The inevitable coming together of the aims of centralized banking and centralized government steered Wilson toward breaking his campaign promise of American neutrality, and siding with the Allies. In Wilson’s mind, he now helmed a united and irresistible nation whose force he could now place "at the service of humanity" to carry out the "great things" he had vowed. With the political and economic power that Wilson and others had strived to centralize in Washington DC, the Federal government now commanded the means to assert itself as a benevolent empire out to re-make the world. Sadly, as Jim Powell documents in Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II, America’s intervention may have protected Morgan’s investment, but also afflicted Western civilization with demons that still torment us.

    But before any of this transpired, before Washington could launch its ill-conceived crusade to spread democracy by force of arms, it had to have its people unified, eager to realize their divine mission. The nation’s capital had to recast itself as the binding force that held its far-flung lands together. To symbolize its new role in the benevolent American empire, Washington, DC, constructed the Arlington Bridge. As authorized by a bill passed in 1913, the Arlington Bridge literally and figuratively connected North and South. Robert E. Lee’s former home was now connected to the nation’s capital by a bridge constructed of North Carolina marble.

    The Arlington Bridge changed the view from Arlington estate, a vista made famous by the Marquis de Lafayette’s pronouncement that it was "the finest view in the world." As seen from the heights of Arlington, Memorial Drive creates a straight line to Arlington Memorial Bridge, which stretches across the Potomac and ends at the Lincoln Memorial.


    This scene is reminiscent of Trajan’s Column, which celebrated the Emperor’s triumph over the rebellious Dacians and their forced reunification with Rome. That Trajan’s Column served as an inspiration for Arlington’s panoramic view of Washington, DC, would fit with the capital’s grand vision of itself, and with the column’s reputation as both a funerary and victory memorial. Both the 1806 Colonne Vendome in Paris, and the 1808 Nelson Column in Dublin were modeled after it. The base of Trajan’s Column is a square foundation, an actual mortuary. The main column rises above it. At the top of the original column stood Trajan, triumphant. Similarly, the virtual column in "New Rome" proclaims the forced reunification of the South with the United States. It can be visualized as beginning at Arlington House and the Cemetery – the home of Robert E. Lee taken by the Union army and turned into a burial ground. On top of that base is Memorial Drive and Arlington Bridge, which one can imagine as a column. And perched on top – in triumph – is Abraham Lincoln, the conqueror of the rebellious South.

    The presence of Abraham Lincoln appears regal and overpowering within the cavernous, dusky memorial, which was authorized in 1911. Lincoln's statue is composed of Georgia marble, symbolically incorporating a formerly rebellious province into a tribute to its conqueror. The etched inscription over Lincoln specifically identifies the structure as a temple rather than a memorial, and the chair he occupies was designed not for a president, but a ruler. To emphasize that impression, Lincoln's hands rest on two Roman-style fasces, the ancient symbol of imperial unity. On the north wall of the Lincoln Memorial is a mural entitled The Unity of North and South."

    By making Lincoln godlike, even honoring him with his own temple, Washington, DC, conferred a kind of divine status on all future presidents (even Gerald Ford). And to back up the symbolic connection to Roman emperors, future US presidents would have the muscle to back up their new status. Thanks to the measures passed in 1913, future presidents would indeed wield the power of the Caesars. Those who doubt this should note the current uproar caused by the President’s unilateral decision to expand a war the nation wants ended.

    For those who can stomach it, viewing the heavy-handed symbolism of Washington, DC’s monuments is very instructive. As you study them, remember that monuments serve a political purpose by defining – or re-defining – citizens’ relationship with their government. That’s why governments spend so much on the monuments they want, and destroy the ones they don’t. Do Washington DC’s monuments proclaim the government’s power to hold a sprawling country together by force, or do they honor a republic based on constitutionally limited government? To answer that question, drive to Washington, DC, some day and see for yourself. If you live in New York or San Francisco, you can start your trip by taking the Lincoln Highway, the first to link both coasts. It was originally proposed in 1913.



    January 13, 2007

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/tuggle8.html
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    Good article. IIRC, California banned hemp in 1913 as well. If we could get an audit of the Fed, then eventually an end to the international ties it sustains, then the central government would shrink... BIG TIME!

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    I've been reading his blog for quite a while. The guy "Mike Tuggle" sure gets around.
    Quote Originally Posted by misterx View Post
    Yeah, I like cops. They keep the streets safe. Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    heh I was born December 23rd

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    a VERY BAD YEAR.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    a VERY BAD YEAR.
    1913 was a very bad year for freedom indeed. Virtually every law, act, or amendment that was passed that year should be repealed.

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913

    Article. XVI.

    [Proposed 1909; Questionably Ratified 1913]
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.


    [Article. XVII.]

    [Proposed 1912; Ratified 1913; Possibly Unconstitutional (See Article V, Clause 3 of the Constitution)]
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

    When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

    This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    The presence of Abraham Lincoln appears regal and overpowering within the cavernous, dusky memorial, which was authorized in 1911. Lincoln's statue is composed of Georgia marble, symbolically incorporating a formerly rebellious province into a tribute to its conqueror. The etched inscription over Lincoln specifically identifies the structure as a temple rather than a memorial, and the chair he occupies was designed not for a president, but a ruler. To emphasize that impression, Lincoln's hands rest on two Roman-style fasces, the ancient symbol of imperial unity. On the north wall of the Lincoln Memorial is a mural entitled The Unity of North and South."
    Fifty years after Lincoln was killed, the progressives were using him to promote their counterfeit agenda because they knew he was revered, at the time, as a hero of liberty. Marble from Georgia. What a great unifying marketing tactic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travlyr View Post
    Good article. IIRC, California banned hemp in 1913 as well. If we could get an audit of the Fed, then eventually an end to the international ties it sustains, then the central government would shrink... BIG TIME!
    That is all it would take too, an audit, as long as the results were not obfuscated with jargon the people could not help but see. A commonplace occurrence for the mundanes, but never for the FRB.
    Best of luck in life.

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    The seeds planted in '13 did indeed lead to full-blown socialism by '19. We underestimate just how much. House and his bunch, aided and abetted by the World War, completely nationalized the railroads (among other things).

    One consequence of all this micromismanagement was backlash. The election of the Harding/Coolidge ticket was a direct result of that backlash. Therefore, an indirect result of that backlash was the Roaring Twenties, which was directly attributable to Harding and Coolidge getting the federal roadblock out of the path of enterprise. We should all keep this in mind as we talk liberty with people. The Roaring Twenties is a big selling point. We could really stand to repeat that particular chapter of history.

    I hope we can turn the centennial of that terrible year by undoing the damage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Inflation goes to sellers, not to the Fed. If inflation is two percent, the person you buy something from is charging you two percent more. He gets that money- not the Fed.
    The seller has to pay more 'dollars' to cover his expenses, and his expenses 'went up' because the dollar is worth less than it was yesterday, but it's the seller who raised the price--and the poor, beleaguered Fed and the banks that own it didn't get richer devaluing the 'dollar' by printing more of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolil View Post
    That is all it would take too, an audit, as long as the results were not obfuscated with jargon the people could not help but see. A commonplace occurrence for the mundanes, but never for the FRB.
    No doubt. Is in not incredible that the Federal Reserve, the bank that prints our currency, danced around for 100 years without opening their books!!!

    That one will still be talked about 1000 years from now. Talk about egg on the face!!

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