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The Currency of Democracy

Hello everyone, here's my formal intro to the Daily Paul world. I've been surfing this site without a name now for about a year, I've been kind of afraid to put my name out and have my identity known, but here it goes.

I'm Josh Davis, I'm a big supporter of libertarian values and consider myself libertarian. I wanted people to know that I have a show now about these very subjects, called The Currency of Democracy. I hope Michael would allow such an obvious plug...

But yeah, if you are at all interested, please watch it. I make an episode once every two weeks, and they are an hour long each, live in Danvers, MA. (Yes, Massachusetts, if you can believe it lol) Anyway, so the show is based on Thomas Jefferson's quote, "Information is the currency of democracy." The problem is that the mainstream media does not talk about the libertarian point of view at all of course, because the system has been corrupted. Most people think in the statist way.

Of course anyone reading this will know all of this (MSM corruption, Rep vs Dem is a joke, blah blah), but I figured you guys might be interested in the show.

So if you go to http:\\www.danverstv.org, and go to the very top of the page, you'll see Video on Demand. Click the link, and there will be a popup video player. Go to Danvers Access Shows, and find The Currency of Democracy.

I hope to find some feedback so... comment and contact me! Thanks everyone.

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where are you

now?

9-11 was a panda job.

Here is my take.....

We are not, nor have ever been a democracy in the US. We are a democratically represented, constitutionally limited republic.
I will say, though, that I am very grateful for the internet and the information it spreads.

"You are not what you think you are, but what you think............. you are".
-Earl Nightingale

Actually...

We were originally a republic, true. But when our rights can be violated so blatantly, it really does become a democracy. I'd say that happened when Social Security and the Income Tax came about. And now we have an Oligarchy, where a select few truly have a say on what happens in the system (such as the Federal Reserve, the DoD, the Council on Foreign Relations, NATO and the UN). So I'd say it's a far cry from a republic in the true sense of the word.

Josh Davis
The Currency of Democracy
LIVE every other Wednesday at 7:00 on DCAT
Danvers, MA
josda1000@hotmail.com
www.twitter.com/CurOfDemocracy

Hi Josh!

You can edit your title to say Information is the Currency of Democracy ( it will avoid confusion and attract more readers)

I agree that educating more people on the propaganda within the media will help to reduce the influence they have on information! I think we need to have an all out peoples campaign to confront the media and demand they start telling the truth!

Here is a recent post I made regarding the Ministry of Propaganda ( MSM media). Please see all links

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/120731

and here is another good source
Leading Journalists Expose Major Cover-ups in Media
http://www.wanttoknow.info/mediacover-up

I will bookmark your show and tune in! Thanks for the heads up!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Thanks!

I'm glad you decided to watch the show. I just have a problem with changing the title because:

A) It's Jefferson's quote, and I don't want to take it from him outright. (He still owns it, it's his property!)
B) The show is full of information, and I see this quote as an equation. If the show is information, it's also the currency of democracy. Therefore, the title of the show is The Currency of Democracy.
C) I've had the show for about three or four months now, and I really don't want to change the title of the show over a couple of words and make it longer.

But I appreciate the suggestion. But yeah, if you can, please spread the word. The more people watching, the better!

Josh Davis
The Currency of Democracy
LIVE every other Wednesday at 7:00 on DCAT
Danvers, MA
josda1000@hotmail.com
www.twitter.com/CurOfDemocracy

Interesting

Hello, I stopped by your site and was unable to determine what you mean by the "currency of a Democracy."

Constitutionally, I think it is safe to say that all money should be issued by the government. Any details would be greatly appreciated.

Larry

END the FED before it ENDS US

I have to clarify...

"Information is the currency of democracy."

This is just an analogy. Information is to currency as a democracy is to an economy. I just wanted to clarify the point, I think I did a somewhat horrible job in the previous post.

Josh Davis
The Currency of Democracy
LIVE every other Wednesday at 7:00 on DCAT
Danvers, MA
josda1000@hotmail.com
www.twitter.com/CurOfDemocracy

The Currency of Democracy... not A Democracy

The point is not so much about money (though I actually do talk about it heavily in the show), but it is about information. Thomas Jefferson said "Information is the currency of democracy", meaning data and information about politics and economics is the lifeblood of an informed populous, and therefore they will vote better when information is not tainted and corrupted, as the mainstream media does now.

As to your point, yes I do agree money should be issued by the Congress specifically, not a bank, and that money should be a hard money such as gold and silver (Article I, Section 8 and Aritcle I, Section 10).

But the show is much more than just about money, it's about the libertarian point of view on many topics.

Josh Davis
The Currency of Democracy
LIVE every other Wednesday at 7:00 on DCAT
Danvers, MA
josda1000@hotmail.com
www.twitter.com/CurOfDemocracy