There Could Be Real Hope and Change for America, But Most Don’t Want ItSubmitted by Doug Eberhardt on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:50
The following is an excerpt from my book, "Buy Gold and Silver Safely" written in September, 2010.
I decided to get political in the book because politics is very much a part of investing. This section below follows my analysis of what caused the beginning of the financial crisis to begin with and is part of Chapter 4 which is an outline of what's to come. But more importantly, it reveals the root of the problem is with We the People ourselves.
Getting Political For a Moment
How is it that these congressmen keep getting away with putting us deeper and deeper into debt without repercussions? How is it they can be bought and paid for to the tune of millions of dollars by any industry that wants favors? This is the flaw in the system. If they were held accountable for their actions and weren’t allowed to take bribes,then possibly we wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place. They’d be forced to do all they could to protect the American people. Instead we get a 2,000-plus-page reform bill with two crooks’ names on it.
There Could Be Real Hope and Change for America, But Most Don’t Want It
It’s not a Republican versus Democrat issue. If Americans have a choice again to elect Ron Paul as President in 2012, they had better make the right choice this time. Ron Paul ran as a Libertarian once and probably still would if the system wasn’t so biased against any third party.
Ron Paul voted against the TARP that both the Republicans and Democrats voted for. Here is what he said on the House floor back in 2008 leading up to that vote: “It is time that this Congress put its foot down, reject the administration’s proposal, and allow the bust to work itself out so that Ron Paul holds true to what’s important to the People, sometimes by himself. We gave Congress more of the alcohol (money) and the bar has been open 24 hours. As a result, our hangover will now be more severe. How much more can the American people take? We really have been like Homer Simpson when he puts his finger in the light socket, gets shocked and sticks it in again thinking this time he won’t get shocked again.
My mother and father are in their mid 70s and they could run this country better than the clowns from the left and right. Ron Paul has been right for over 30 years and he’s needed to right the sinking U.S. ship.17
But watch and see how the media will treat Paul if/when he runs again by trying to connect him to racist groups or conspiracy theories.
The media only attacks those they fear. They prefer you to keep sticking your finger in the light socket.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
The media tries to keep our minds busy arguing left vs. right issues, black vs. white issues, gay or straight marriage issues, abortion and anti-abortion issues, environmental issues etc., all the while keeping us distracted from what’s really going on; the destruction of our economy, its monetary system and thus our nation.
As an example, notice how both sides are complicit with fighting wars? Obama said on October 27, 2007 that if elected president, and the wars had not ended, “I will promise you it will be the first thing I do.” Ron Paul was the lone Republican on the stage in 2008 who said about the troops; “Just bring them home.” Pretty soon there won’t be enough troops to fight all the government’s wars and they’ll come after our youth again, mandating they fight for the state.
Why do I bring this up in a gold and silver book? Because these wars that began back in 2001 have cost us over a trillion dollars to fight, let alone the lives of many Americans, Iraqis and Afghans. This has to stop, as it is bankrupting our nation. Take a look at the data and see how out of control we’ve let this war spending go.