Going Nowhere Fast

Tue, Jul 31, 2012 - 10:23am

I had hoped that Tuesday would provide some excitement. Nope. We are in Dullsville while everyone awaits the FOMC tomorrow. To kill the time, I found something we definitely need to discuss.

Last night, ZeroHedge decided to dip into their archives and recycle a post from September of 2009. In case you missed it, I thought I should focus on it here, while we wait for a tomorrow that will be about 1000% more interesting.

Here is the link to the story from last evening which begins with the following paragraph:

"Lately various media outlets have been swamped with stories and allegations of precious metal manipulation ranging from the arcane, to the bizarre to the outright ridiculous. At issue is not that these claims of price fraud are unfounded - they very well may be completely true - but without a notarized facsimile of an actual trade ticket signed by Brian Sack, or his replacement Simon Potter, or any of the BIS traders confirming they are indeed selling gold on behalf of the Fed, BOE, ECB, SNB or BOJ simply to keep the price of the metal down, what such constant factless accusations (and no, sorry, a chart showing that the price of gold may go up or go down sharply indicates merely that and nothing about the underlying factors for such a move) do is to habituate the broader public to the real issues surrounding precious metal, and other asset class, manipulation. So instead of searching for circumstantial evidence which one can easily find everywhere, we decided to go straight to the source. To do that we go back to a post we wrote back in September of 2009, based on an internal previously confidential Fed document, which conveniently enough explains everything vis-a-vis gold manipulation and leaves nothing to speculation or misinterpretation. Zero Hedge presents the smoking gun that may provide responses to all the various open questions regarding the Fed's Modus Operandi in the gold arena which answer the core question - motive - courtesy of a declassified memorandum, written by none other than the then Fed Chairman, and addressed to the president of the United States."


And here is the link to the original piece from three years ago which concludes with the following:

"So to all conspiracy theorists claiming that gold is being manipulated on a daily basis by the Federal Reserve: when it occurs over and over, and is so well documented, it is no longer a theory, it is merely sad. And the fact that the US government goes to great lengths to hide the illicit dealings of the Federal Reserve, which through its monetary tentacles, has prima facie control over not just US policy but also over sovereign governments, is an unprecedented failure in the checks and balances system that the founding fathers had planned when they created the United States of America. Yet saddest is that the United States no longer pursues strategic goals that are in the best interest of the majority of its citizens, but merely manipulates other, less powerful nations into a servile existence that only provides gain to a very limited subset of the American financial oligarchy. It is time for the Fed's unprecedented control over affairs, both global and domestic, to end."


Please take time to read the entire article and the 1975-era document which is attached in Scribd form. Lots and lots of juice discussion points here. Have at it.

I'll update later today if conditions warrant. I'm not expecting much, though, as both metals will likely remain in a tight range for most of the day.


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Jul 31, 2012 - 6:18pm

Allodial Title

Anyone know anything about Allodial titles?


Before we go on to Patents, and with a little understanding of 'Grants', we will take a little time to touch up on the 'Purchase' of land as it affects title. Two points are raised or established, the first, from a court case, called STANEK v WHITE, 215 NWR 781 (1927), states: [77]

"There is a distinction between a debt discharged and one paid. When discharged the debt still exists, though divested of its character as a legal obligation during the operation of the discharge."

How does this affect your land purchase'? Very simple. When Congress, in 1933, suspended the gold standard (Art. 1, Sec. I 0) which denied you the right to PAY YOUR DEBTS AT LAW (which extinguishes the debt), to a system where you can only discharge your debts, but the debt still exists. This may be where your duty or fee comes from in the form of your property tax. But there may also be a distinction in the form or type of payment that you made in and for the land. The courts have ruled that the Federal Reserve Bank/System is not an agency of the U.S. Government, but rather a Private Corporation!

Therefore, when you participate in the Federal Banking System, you are participating in a private money system, which is a privilege, and therefore a duty and fee is extracted, in the form of a tax, but since Federal Reserve Notes are not Lawful Money (no substance backing it!) you cannot pay your debts at law, they are only pieces of paper of which a debt attaches!

To prove this, we go to the second point, the definition of Title, as found in Bouvier"s Dictionary of Law:

"The means whereby the owner ... hath just possession of his property.

3. Title to personal property may accrue in three different ways; by original acquisition, by transfer by act of law, by [78] transfer by act of the parties. 5. THE LAWFUL COIN OF THE UNITED STATES WILL PASS THE PROPERTY ALONG WITH THE POSSESSION.' (Emphasis added)

The Lawful coin of the United States was Gold and Silver which is 'substance'. In olden days, one got gold from the land and one could buy land with gold. But back then, the conveyance of land through purchase was honored (in the law) and full and absolute possession and ownership was transferred!

So what we have covered so far, you can see that perhaps you don't own your land. Merely compare your so-called title or deed to the points of law as brought forth herein. See also the attached 'Exhibits' for your comparison. In mid-stream, we ask you the question, "Is property tax evidence of ownership?" We'll let you also answer that question.

Now on to Land Patents- Because all Federal Land Patents flow from Treaties that fall under the "Supremacy Clause," no State, private banking corporation or other federal agency can question the superionty of title to land owners who have perfected their land by Federal Land Patent. Public lands, as found in 42 American Jurisprudence, Sec. 781 thru 873, shows that a Patent of land is to be the title to land and anything else is FRAUD. Transfer of a Patent is by release of Patent Interest Right and not by some form of 'USURY INSTRUMENT' of Trust or Warranty. (See also 40 AM JUR, 577 thru 688) [79]

A Land Patent issued by the United States is legal and conclusive evidence of title to the land conveyed. (Opinion of U.S. Attorney General - Sept. 1869). A Land Patent is the highest evidence of title. Since Land Patents cannot be collaterally attacked as to their "Validity" or "Authenticity" as the highest evidence of title; Federal Land Patents were given free and clear 'ALLODIAL Title' with no encumbrances, then and now. Can you say the same about your land title'?

The Patent alone passes land from the United States to the grantee and nothing passes a perfect title to land but a (WILCOX v JACKSON, 43 Peter (U.S.) 498, 10 L Ed. 264) ".... with no fee or duty (TAX)!!!

Since a Land Patent is not a conveyance of title by someone assigning their equity interest over to you, but a Land Patent is a TITLE AT LAW, which establishes an ALLODIAL FREEHOLD that is judgement proof and even immune from tax liens! Again, can you say the same thing about your land title'? [80]

Jul 31, 2012 - 6:19pm

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No Such Thing as Risk?

by John P. Hussman, Ph.D.

The enthusiasm of investors about central-bank interventions has reached a pitch that is already well-reflected in market prices, and a level of confidence that with little doubt, investors will ultimately regret. In the face of this enthusiasm, one almost wonders why nations across the world and throughout recorded history have ever had to deal with economic recessions or fluctuations in the financial markets. The current, widely-embraced message is that there is no such thing as an economic problem, and no such thing as risk. Bernanke, Draghi and other central bankers have finally figured it out, and now, as a result, economic recessions and market downturns never have to happen again.

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Fired Short Stack
Jul 31, 2012 - 6:22pm

History of Constitution

Well, since I'm a Canadian you can take this with a grain of salt but... the Greeks never had a Republic (Rule of Law). They had democracies (amongst other forms). The Romans really invented the Republic with their Twelve Tables of Law (400BC?).

Jul 31, 2012 - 6:39pm

Short Stack

I can ask the historian down the hall if you need a source...

But my take is that the founders patterned our system after the Roman republic before the Caesars took over, except we established a president instead of a triumvariate (a panel of three). Our nation is also eerily similar to the English with a House of Lords (senators) House of Commons (representatives) and the King. This may have been the actual model for Adams et al. as they hashed out the form of our government. I have read that the Iriquois and the Souix nations also had republican styles of governance that were modeled much the same--coincidence, probably. Our founders were educated in the Western tradition in Greek (democracy) and Roman (republican) languages and traditions. Id be surprised if they thought much about Iriquois governance, especially since they had supported the French in a war against them only two decades earlier--a war where Washington cut his teeth.

Cobalt Silver
Jul 31, 2012 - 6:41pm

Debka File

Watch yourself. Israeli Army Intel.

Hold over Cobalt Silver
Jul 31, 2012 - 6:47pm

I posted this on Sat. It

I posted this on Sat. It didn't get much attention , but I still think it might be important.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a widely anticipated speech, reiterated that the central bank will "act as needed" to keep the credit crisis from spreading but will not bail out investors who made poor decisions.


The Fed’s next policy meeting, FOMC is July 31 and August 1.
There is no scheduled Bernanke press conference after.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, central banker symposium – August 31. Hosted by the Kansas City Federal Reserve.

Fed policy meeting Sept. 12 and 13, followed by Mr. Bernanke’s next news conference.


Gold, silver up, somebody front running the bernake?? The Turd meisters info could be good here.

Job #s due again in Sept . The pressure is on Bernanke.

Jul 31, 2012 - 6:57pm

Benjamin Fulford made a very

Benjamin Fulford made a very insightful observation in his latest blog (dated July 31) after talking with many high-level economists and financial officials in Canada this past week.

A visit to Canada and long conversations with bankers, newspaper editors and others still living inside the "mainstream" story about world events has exposed a deliberate state of factual denial about what is really happening in the Western terrorist states.

What these highly intelligent and thoroughly indoctrinated Westerners all share in common is a financial interest (jobs, salaries and high social status), a family to support and a fear that openly discussing the fascist coup d'etat that took place in the West would lead to unemployment, poverty and ostracism.

The coming autumn chaos will force people like this to finally confront reality.

He gave examples of researchers who would lose their funding (and their jobs) if they pursued research that really might help people live longer and with a better quality of life. Then he wrote:

The bankers were a harder case to deal with, but they did admit that rampant greed and incompetence has thoroughly imperiled the entire banking system. They also expressed surprise that mass arrests of prominent bankers had not begun. Until that happens, they said they will continue to "follow the money."

One thing that all these highly educated and intelligent "elitists" showed is that as soon as the ultimate source of money in the West changes, people with a strong financial interest in the status quo will change their stripes overnight. In other words, they will change their worldview or at least their public worldview to suit whoever controls their paychecks....

The best available intelligence at this point still indicates that this autumn will be a time of major change. The entire Western financial system may be held together with duct tape and rubber bands until the regime changes expected in China and the US in November. However, there is a big September financial deadline that may force changes sooner than then.


Short Stack
Jul 31, 2012 - 7:05pm
SRSrocco murphy
Jul 31, 2012 - 7:20pm


murphy.... yes it is true that costs are rising for gold miners as well. I did not realize the overall ore grade for the gold miners was only 1.3 g/t. I know Barrick had an average ore grade of 1.46 g/t the first half of 2012.... so that figure may be pretty close.

If the energy situation is as bad as the data has shown, I would imagine most RESOURCES may never been mined.

Dagney Taggart
Jul 31, 2012 - 7:23pm

Did Anyone Notice?

From: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9437969/Tate-Moder...

Isn't HSBC the bank with the impossible-to-cover Gold short?

SPX 1120 by 9/12 FOMC meeting? Support + many trendlines are pointing at it. Remember how G&S bottomed 4 months before the SPX did in March, 2009? Friday for liftoff?

Today's dump courtesy of Nanex/ZH:

ink: I'm liking Silver 27 for Friday.

Beautiful day at Stanley Park today. Just recharging for the coming month in anticipation of becoming a gazillionairess from the popcorn calls.

Jul 31, 2012 - 7:30pm

Iroquois and the Constitution...

TRUE! (Thanks Google)


"Founding fathers such as Benjamin Franklin recognized the stability and efficiency of the Iroquois form of government, and consulted with Iroquois leaders nearly three decades before the first Continental Congress. It is now widely affirmed among scholars and historians that the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois served as a model for the Constitution."

(Much more at the link)

Jul 31, 2012 - 7:40pm

Money versus Currency

Physical gold and silver are money. Fiat currencies are paper.

Once confidence is lost in a paper currency, people resort to using barter to complete trade.

Gold, silver, booze, art, furnishings, hardware, vehicles, animals, musical instruments, etc. etc.

This is an historically and empirically proven fact. This process continues until such time as confidence is restored in the populace and a new currency is accepted by that populace for day to day use.

Do not sell your junk gold/ silver jewellry and nic-knacks. They make great barter items.

The US dollar, because of its continuing use as the worlds reserve currency, will be the last fiat currency to die. It will be a slow death, with possibly the end result being its use in North America only, after being shunned by the rest of the world.

Which ever way the wind blows, be prepared for a much lower standard of living. The bottom 30% of society are now living that standard of living, with prospects that are but grim to grimmer.

I Run Bartertown
Jul 31, 2012 - 7:58pm

It's Nonsense

There's plenty to 'document' the claim (social science is not a rigorous field), and plenty to debunk it.

There was even a 1988 Congressional Resolution to support it. But, if true, why was it not realized in 1788 or 1888? Why did it take Daniel Inuoey (sp?) from Hawaii and a Bureau of Indian affairs PR committee to get it through the slog of nonsensical things congress renames and commemorates.


Farrell, Marybeth. [Untitled; dispatch from States News Service] September 30, 1988.

  • This account details views related to a resolution observing Iroquois contributions to American democracy in the U.S. Senate. The effort is said to be spearheaded by Oren Lyons with the help of Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Evans, who are chair and vice-chair respectively of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs. Francis Jennings, director emeritus of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian, says that the resolution "destroys my faith in the historical literacy of the Senate." The article quotes Donald Grinde in support of "influence," and a number of historians against the idea.
  • Farrell, Marybeth. "Historians Debunk Iroquois Influence on the Constitution," States News Service in Syracuse Post-Standard, September 24, 1988, p. A-3.
    • "They just swallowed a public-relations effort by one small faction of the Iroquois folks," says James Axtell, Kenan Professor of Humanities at the College of William and Mary [and incoming president of the American Society for Ethnohistory] of a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate attributing the origins of American political thought in part to the Iroquois Confederacy. The article also quotes Ben Nighthorse Campbell, representative from Colorado, in support of the influence idea, which is expressed in a resolution he is sponsoring in the House of Representatives. [Campbell was elected to the U.S. Senate from Colorado in 1992.]
    • https://www.textbookleague.org/113hak.htm
    • Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton, Jay . . . . You know the names of our Founding Fathers, but do you know where they got their Founding Ideas? They got them from the Iroquois Indians, say the purveyors of mult-culti pseudohistory. Among all the lies and libels that the multi-culti fraudsters disseminate as historical facts, none is more transparently false than their claim that the Founding Fathers modeled the United States after the Iroquois League. Here is how Joy Hakim presents that falsehood in The First Americans, on page 59:

      One Nation

      When European men and women arrive in the Northeast, they learn of the Iroquois League. Men like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson understand that the Iroquois tribes form one nation, but each also keeps its own identity. The American states do the same thing.

      We have seen such tripe before. Glencoe's multi-culti high-school book History of a Free Nation, for example, contains this passage about "the League of the Five Nations, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy":

      One remarkable aspect of the league was its ruling council in which each nation had a single vote. This early form of "government based on the consent of the governed" influenced the course of early American democracy. The United States began as a confederacy of states much like the Iroquois Confederacy.

      When Angelo M. Codevilla reviewed History of a Free Nation for TTL, he proffered this derisive rewrite of Glencoe's rubbish: "Where did our American form of federalism come from? Why, the Founding Fathers borrowed it from the Iroquois! And never mind that the voluminous records of the Constitutional Convention contain not a single word about any such thing." [note 7]

      Nor do any other primary sources furnish any support for the claim that America was modeled after an Iroquois precursor. The Federalist and other primary documents show us that the Founding Fathers, as they designed their new republic, examined models and precedents provided not by Amerindian polities but by European states -- e.g., ancient Athens, ancient Rome, the republic of Venice, and the United Provinces of the Netherlands. To the extent that the Founding Fathers gave any attention to Amerindian polities, they viewed these as prospective threats, not as exemplars of representative government.

    • The influence of the Iroquois confederation on the Constitution is not considered credible by other scholars.[4] Iroquois historian Elizabeth Tooker has pointed to several differences between the two forms of government, notably that all decisions were made by a consensus of male chiefs who gained their position through a combination of blood descent and selection by female relatives, that representation on the basis of the number of clans in the group rather than the size or population of the clans, that the topics discussed were decided by a single tribe. Tooker concluded there is little resemblance between the two documents or reason to believe the Iroquois had a meaningful influence on the American Constitution, and that it is unclear how much impact Canasatego's statement at Lancaster actually had on the representatives of the colonies.[5] Stanford University historian Jack N. Rakove argued against Iroquoian influence, pointing to lack of evidence in the US constitutional debate records, and ample European antecedents for democratic US institutions.[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Law_of_Peace

Recently, someone claimed that Thomas Jefferson would support gay rights. He actually supported castrating gays. Keep some perspective on the men and the times.

The level of historical revisionism is laughable.

And did I mention? They had no written language.

Jul 31, 2012 - 7:58pm

Iroquois and constitution

Boswell, you have me curiouser... Just because the blogger Jesse Crabtree says its so doesn't convince me yet. I'm gonna dig about in the history journals. It should be fairly easy to look up.

five minutes later...

Yup. right there in one of the top history journals in the world. Samuel Payne affirms that multiple scholars have been making this claim and it is even taught in high school history classes in the state of New York. Yet there is controversy. Here is the thesis statement from Payne's article:

Accordingly, the present essay focuses on these topics--that is to say, on the formation of the American union. It concentrates on the writings of Donald Grinde and Bruce Johansen who have made the most detailed and authoritative statements of the Iroquois influence thesis. It summaries their argument , examines the evidence, and concludes that their position is unfounded [emphasis mine].
There are some real heavyweights on the editorial board of this journal. While there may still be controversy, it looks like the Iroquois thesis will get washed out of the history books at some point. Samuel B. Payne, Jr. (1996) The Iroquois League, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. William and Mary Quarterly 53, 605-620.
Jul 31, 2012 - 8:05pm

Hi Blythe

We are coming to get you.

I Run Bartertown
Jul 31, 2012 - 8:05pm

Here's what Franklin said


"It would be a strange thing if six nations of ignorant savages should be capable of forming a scheme for such a union, and be able to executive it in such a manner as that it has subsisted for ages and appears indissoluble, and yet that a like union should be impracticable for ten or a dozen English colonies, to whom it is more necessary and must be more advantageous, and who cannot be supposed to want an equal understanding of their interests."

Franklin’s point was obvious; he was making a point of comparison: “if the barbarians can work out their problems, surely we civilized men can agree on a union.” Elisabeth Tooker’s study of this thesis shows the profound differences between the “six nations” and the American Union. “Tooker concluded that the Iroquois claim to be the secret force behind the American Constitution is a myth, sustained by ideology.”[2] She writes:

Research over the past several decades has revealed that the sources of thought embodied in the Constitution are more varied and its history more complex than had previously been suspected, and there has been something of a revolution in this regard. But of all the influences that have been uncovered and assessed in recent years, none points to an Indian one.[3]

That's a far cry from what is being claimed.

Bohemian Doctor J
Jul 31, 2012 - 8:13pm

@Dr. Jerome

This is an interesting reading --

The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations

The Great Binding Law



Jul 31, 2012 - 8:44pm

FOMC meeting tomorrow

My guess if that if the Fed chooses to do anything dramatic at its meeting tomorrow and Thursday, it will be to cease paying for bank reserves it holds. That's a step less than QE3 and though it will draw criticism, it will spur lending while leaving QE3 as an arrow in its quiver should the economy continue to stagnate.

Jul 31, 2012 - 8:52pm


"She claims that the Founding Fathers based our Republic on the Iroquois culture. I'm not that computer savy but my understanding is that it 's based on the Greek culture of gov.

Any takers ?"

The English Puritans who came here in the 1630s knew that the Old Testament has a great deal to say about civil government. And they came to build that shining city on a hill.

They did not come here to escape from the World, to wait for the end of the World, and to surrender it to evil.

And so - we became a shining city on a hill. The fundamental act of our Founding, the Declaration of Independence, recognizes the Creator God as the Source of Rights;[1] and acknowledges that the purpose of civil government is simply to “secure” the Rights God gave us. The Constitution we subsequently ratified was based on God’s model of civil government as set forth in the Bible.

That is why our Country was so much better than what the rest of the World has been. For the most part, we followed God’s model for civil government; other countries didn’t.

The blessing which flows from God’s model is limited civil government which is under The Law. That is why our Liberty Bell quotes Lev. 25:10 – “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof.”

In this paper, I will show you Six Principles which come from the Bible and how our Framers applied them. In a future paper, I will show you Six Biblical Principles Thomas Jefferson listed in the Declaration of Independence, and how those Principles are also incorporated into our Constitution.

1. The Civil Authorities are under the Law.

The Bible: God is The Lawmaker – the kings are to apply God’s Law.[2]

Deut. 17:18-20: The king is to write out a copy of God’s Law. He is to have it by him and read from it all his life so that he may keep, observe, and apply it.
1 Kings 2:1-4: King David on his deathbed tells Solomon he must conform to God’s ways, and observe his statutes, commandments and judgments, as written in the Law of Moses.

The parallel in our Constitution is that the Constitution is the Supreme Law which the civil authorities are to obey.

Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary defines “constitution”:

“…In free states, the constitution is paramount to the statutes or laws enacted by the legislature, limiting and controlling its power; and in the United States, the legislature is created, and its powers designated, by the constitution.” [boldface added]

Our Constitution is the Standard by which the validity of all Acts of Congress, all acts of the Executive Branch, all judicial opinions, and all Treaties is measured and judged (Art. VI, cl. 2).

Do you see? Law comes from a higher source than the civil authorities. The “Rule of Law” prevails when the civil authorities obey that higher Law – be it God’s Law or our Constitution.

Tyrants, on the other hand, claim that they are the source of law. The Roman Caesars, Stalin, Hitler, the dictator of N. Korea and Obama all claim that their will is “law”. Consider Obama’s usurpatious executive orders and rules made by his executive agencies. This is the “Rule of Man” – when the civil authorities deny they are subject to a higher law (be it God’s Law or the
Constitution), and hold that their will is “law”.

2. Civil Government has only limited and defined Powers:

The Bible: When you read through the Old Testament, you see that civil government is limited to:

Military matters
Enforcement of only a few of God's Laws – the laws to which a penalty for violation is attached (laws against murder, theft, bearing false witness, negligence, etc.).
Judges are available to decide disputes between the people.

Most of God’s Laws are a matter of individual and family self-government (e.g., charity, family welfare, education, don’t drink too much, work hard).

The parallel in our Constitution is that it is one of enumerated powers only:

Congress’ Enumerated Powers are listed and explained here.
The President’s Enumerated Powers are listed and explained here.
The Judicial Branch’s enumerated powers are listed and explained here.

All other powers (except those listed at Art. I, §10) are retained by the States or the People. “Self-government” means that as individuals, we govern ourselves in accordance with the laws of God [or the “Natural Law”]. It doesn’t mean that we elect representatives to manage our lives for us!

Tyrants claim the power to do whatever they want.

3. Civil Government is divided into Three Parts:

The Bible: Isaiah 33:22 says The Lord is our "judge", "lawgiver", and "king"!

The parallel in our Constitution is that the federal government is divided into three branches: Judicial, legislative, and executive.

No human can be trusted with all three functions, so our Constitution separates them into three branches, with each branch having checks on the powers of the other branches.

Tyrants seek to exercise all three functions. Obama is making Congress irrelevant: When they refuse to pass a law he wants, he implements it by “executive order” or “agency regulation”. He’s making the judicial branch irrelevant by ignoring their decisions which go against his will.

4. The Civil Authorities promise to obey the Higher Law.

The Bible: The king promises to obey God’s Laws and to apply God’s Laws in the kingdom; and the people pledge themselves to this promise:

King Josiah’s covenant at 2 Kings 23:1-3: King Josiah called all the people together and in their presence, read aloud to them the Book of the Law which had been found in the temple. Then King Josiah entered into a covenant with God that he would obey him and keep his commandments and statutes as written in the Book of the Law. And all the People pledged themselves to this covenant.
Joash’s (via the priest Jehoiada) covenant at 2 Kings 11:17 and 2 Chron 23:16.
David’s covenant at 2 Sam 5:1-4 and 1 Chron 11:1-3.

Our Constitutional Oaths of Office:

Art. II, Sec. 1, last clause: The President promises to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”
Art. VI, last clause: All other federal and State officers and judges promise to “support” the Constitution.

5. When the Civil Authorities violate the Higher Law, We must Rebuke them!

The Bible: The prophets rebuke the kings when they forsake God’s Law:

Samuel rebuked King Saul (1 Samuel 13:10-14)
Nathan rebuked King David (2 Samuel 12)
A Man of God rebuked King Jeroboam (1 Kings 13)
Elijah rebuked King Ahab (1 Kings 16:29 - 1 Kings 17:2; 1 Kings 18:16-20; 1 Kings 21:17-29)
Elijah rebuked King Ahaziah (2 Kings 1:1-18)
Elisha rebuked Jehoram, King of Israel (2 Kings 3:1-14)
The prophets warned of the pending destruction of Jerusalem because of the sins of King Manasseh (2 Kings 21:10-16)
The book of Micah.

The Black Robed Regiment of Our Revolution: Some 237 years ago, our pastors were leaders in bringing about our Revolution. They understood that the English king and Parliament were imposing tyranny on us in violation of God’s Law.

In the Declaration of Independence, we rebuked the British Crown when we itemized our grievances and recited how we had petitioned for redress and had warned that if they didn’t stop the usurpations, we would separate from them.

But today, we don’t have enough clergy with the knowledge and the spine to rebuke the federal government. Many don’t know what the Bible says about civil government,[3] and they don’t know our Founding Principles and documents. Too many of our clergy just want to escape or withdraw from the World, avoid controversy, and preserve their 501 (c) (3) tax exemption.

The Catholic Priests are speaking out about being forced to provide contraception and abortion pills as violations of their religious freedom. But they should be denouncing the HHS rules as unconstitutional exercises of undelegated powers.

Their goal should not be to carve out an exemption for themselves from rules they don’t agree with; but to enforce The Constitution for everyone.

“Rebuke” does not consist in saying, “I don’t agree” or “It violates my beliefs.”

A proper rebuke points out the Higher Law being violated, and demands compliance with that Higher Law – not with one’s personal views.

Because the Priests have focused on their religious beliefs, instead of on biblical/constitutional principles; the discussion in the media has been about the percentage of Catholics who use birth control – the implication being that since most Catholics use it, the Priests are out of touch.

But if the Priests would say:

Obamacare is unconstitutional as outside the scope of the powers delegated to Congress – the medical care of the People not being one of the enumerated powers; and
The HHS rules are unconstitutional as outside the scope of the powers granted to the Executive Branch, and as in violation of Art. I, § 1 which provides that only Congress may make laws;[4]

Then, they would make a proper Rebuke. And the discussion would be where it should be: on the enumerated powers of Congress and the unconstitutionality of rule-making by executive agencies.

So! The purposes of Rebuke are to Warn and Teach:

To warn the civil authorities of their violations of the Higher Law, and
To educate the civil authorities and The People about the Higher Law.

The Constitution is a theological document! It is the job of our clergy - Catholic, Protestant and Jewish - to know this. And to defend God’s Word as expressed in our Constitution. God requires our clergy to take an active role in protecting the People from a civil government which violates the Higher Law – be it God’s Law or our Constitution which is based on God’s Law.

We The People must also rebuke the federal government when they violate our Constitution. We do it by posting on line, talking to friends, family, and everyone else within our spheres of influence. Stick to Principles - avoid personal opinions. Cite the provision of our Constitution they violated; or as is usually the case, show that what they have done is not an enumerated power.
When they have town hall meetings, rebuke them there. Watch this magnificent woman and see how it is done!

6. The Peoples’ Obligation to obey the Civil Authorities is conditional upon the Civil Authorities obeying the Higher Law.

The Bible: As shown by the Scripture at Principle 4, civil government is a covenant between God, the king, and the People. God makes the Laws; the king promises to obey and apply those Laws; and the people pledge themselves to the Covenant.

Out of this relationship between God, the king and the people, arises the peoples’ obligation to protest lawlessness on the part of the king. If they don’t protest, God punishes the people because of the misdeeds of their kings – the people will suffer if they go along with the unlawful acts:

God sent a 3 year famine because Saul put the Gibeonites to death (2 Sam 21).
God sent a pestilence which killed 70,000 Israelites because David took the census (1 Chron 21 & 2 Sam 24).
God (via Elijah) sent a famine because Ahab & his house forsook the commandments of the Lord (1 Kings 16:29-33, 17:1, 18:1, 18:17-19).
God struck a heavy blow at Joram’s people because of Joram’s wickedness (2 Chron 21:1-14).
God visited 4 dooms upon Jerusalem & the Southern Kingdom because of the sins of Manasseh (2 Kings 21:10-17 & Jer 15:3-4).

The parallel in our Constitution is this: When Congress makes a law which is outside the scope of its enumerated powers, it is no “law” at all, but is void; and we have no obligation to comply. Alexander Hamilton says this over and over in The Federalist Papers. Here are a few examples:

“…If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify…” (Federalist No. 33, 5th para). [boldface added]

“…acts of … [the federal government] which are NOT PURSUANT to its constitutional powers … will [not] become the supreme law of the land. These will be merely acts of usurpation, and will deserve to be treated as such…” (Federalist No. 33, 6th para). [boldface added]

“…every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act …contrary to the Constitution can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm … that men … may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.” (Federalist No. 78, 10th para). [boldface added]

Hamilton also tells us that Congress can’t usurp powers unless the People go along with it! In Federalist No.16 (next to last para), he points out that because judges may be “embarked in a conspiracy with the legislature,” the People, who are “the natural guardians of the Constitution,” must be “enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority.”

So! Hamilton applies the Biblical model of what WE are supposed to do when the federal government acts outside of the Constitution. We are to recognize that their acts are “void,” and We are to take whatever prudent measures are necessary to enforce the Constitution.

What can We do?

Hamilton tells you to LEARN the Constitution; demand that federal and State officials obey it; and don’t go along with them when they violate it!


Jul 31, 2012 - 9:01pm

Jul 31, 2012 - 9:10pm

All must read

Really good advice from Trader Dan.


IF, weakness develops, particularly in silver, PLEASE use the weakness to buy more. If you have to ask yourself if you "have enough", then you don't. Buy more.

Jul 31, 2012 - 9:14pm

more on the constitution

Snippet doesn't do the article justice. Good read.

The preamble lays out what it is all about – to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the people. In this, I must say that it has been a dismal failure. They are high goals indeed, but the reality is far different.

Is it just for a small percentage of the population is able to sway the elected representatives of the country to do their bidding? Do you feel tranquil and safe, given the crime, economic turmoil, and inequality that exist? Do you think that the government is providing for the common defence by its involvement in overseas war, and do you think that the rampant mismanagement of the nation’s economic situation and budget are providing for the general welfare?


Jul 31, 2012 - 9:17pm

James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler hat tips Zerohedge and their commenters.

3. ZERO HEDGE. The mysterious person(s) behind this massive continuous stream of reports and analysis from the loony bin of Wall Street and beyond has a manic edge but accurately reflects the madness of the current situation. Zero Hedge seems to post virtually around the clock, every day. They are relentless and hugely comical, with exactly the right sharply malicious overtones required in these evil times. The characters who infest their comment section are some of the worst vermin in trolldom.


Jul 31, 2012 - 9:26pm

An indian chief...

I bet ya somewhere, some aged Iroquois chief must have read this and wondered why the White Man was trying to blame the Iroquois nation for this sinking ship of fools we call a government. :)

Revisionist history. Icky.

maravich44 TF
Jul 31, 2012 - 9:32pm


Thank You for the free TTM podcast over the weekend, I truly appreciate that and all of your fine work. Just dropping a video(your college days?) to remind how quickly time is passing. Best to us all.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdtHk_aGY3s

Short Stack messianicdruid
Jul 31, 2012 - 9:37pm


Dude, you sound like Glenn Beck !

Landowner Nana
Jul 31, 2012 - 10:00pm

Land Patent Grants.... Interesting topic

Rural Landowners in Ontario Canada have been using Land Patent Grants with some success to fend off government intrusion on the use of their private property. Bureaucrats in the province target rural landowners and farmers placing land zoning restrictions on private property use, devaluing the owners land value without compensation. The Land Patent Grants are certified copies of the original Land Patent Grants issued by Queen Victoria to the original land owner. The powerful feature of the Land Patent Grant in Ontario is that it is a contract that defines the land entitlement that applies to the original owner, their heirs and assignees. This clause carries the original land entitlement through severance and sales to the current property owner. In many cases, the only limitations placed on the property by the land patent grant is the right of the Crown to the white pines on the property (for repairs to ye royal fleet) and the right of the Crown to sail across any navigable waterway on the property. These Land Patent documents are maintained and issued by an office of the provincial government in Ontario and a certified copy can be purchased for properties in Ontario. The documents existed in obscurity in the provincial government office until very recently when they have become used as a shield to push back on the intrusion of government bureaucrats on landowner property rights. The provincial government office is now swamped with landowner requests for Land Patent grants. (Interesting… one other restriction the patents placed on the property was the crown retained entitlement to gold found on the property). The Land Patents are a hot topic with landowners in Ontario potentially offering protection against increasing government intrusion on private property rights… any insights or connections anyone can offer on US Land Patents and use to protect property rights would be appreciated…

The Land Patent Grants are beautiful old documents which hopefully have the teeth of a contract regarding landowner property rights…


Jul 31, 2012 - 10:20pm

I wonder if I have enough?

if things break down tomorrow i will keep stacking

Jul 31, 2012 - 10:30pm

The story of our enslavement

Santos Bonacci does a superb job in the following video of explaining just what occurred in 1933, and how our birth certificates are the mechanism that the Vatican/bankers use to enslave us.

The bankers have been issuing bonds against our birth certificates and making billions off us ever since.

The whole video is excellent, but I've got it queued up to the banking part (About the 1:05:00 mark) for the Turdites:


Jul 31, 2012 - 10:45pm


Modern History Sourcebook: The Constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy


During the bi-centennial year of The Constitution of the United States, a number of books were written concerning the origin of that long-revered document. One of these, The Genius of the People, alleged that after the many weeks of debate a committee sat to combine the many agreements into one formal document. The chairman of the committee was John Rutledge of South Carolina. He had served in an earlier time, along with Ben Franklin and others, at the Stamp Act Congress, held in Albany, New York. This Committee of Detail was having trouble deciding just how to formalize the many items of discussion into one document that would satisfy one and all. Rutledge proposed they model the new government they were forming into something along the lines of the Iroquois League of Nations, which had been functioning as a democratic government for hundreds of years, and which he had observed in Albany. While there were many desirable, as well as undesirable, models from ancient and modern histories in Europe and what we know now as the Middle East, only the Iroquois had a system that seemed to meet most of the demands espoused by the many parties to the debates. The Genius of the People alleged that the Iroquois had a Constitution which began: "We the people, to form a union. . ."

That one sentence was enough to light a fire under me, and cause me to do some deep research into ancient Iroquoian lore. I never did find that one sentence backed up in what writings there are concerning the ancient Iroquois. But I DID find sufficient data and evidence to convince me that the Iroquois most certainly did have a considerable influence on the drafting of our own Constitution, and we present-day Americans owe them a very large debt. At the time of the founding of the Iroquois League of Nations, no written language existed; we have only the early stories which were passed down from generation to generation, until such time as there was a written language, and interpreters available, to record that early history. One such document is listed below.

There are several other documents now available in various places which refer to the original founding of the Iroquois, and they seem to substantiate this document as probably truthful and accurate. This version was prepared by Arthur C. Parker, Archeologist of the State Museum in New York in 1915, and published by the University of the State of New York as Bulletin 184 on April 1, 1916. It is entitled: The Constitution of the Five Nations - or - The Iroquois Book of the Great Law. In it, you will find close parallels to our Executive, Legislative and Judiciary branches of government as originally described in our U. S. Constitution.


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