You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to know that the United States is in economic decline. the Federal bureaucracy is bloated and the Federal
deficit has grown past nine trillion dollars. Our currency is now just as weak as our government. In spite of its obvious flaws, our leaders forced
NAFTA on us, and our prosperity has declined since the mid 90's. Now, we face the possibility of economic depression and national collapse.
It's never been hard to see this coming. Anyone who balances their own checkbook has enough fiscal savvy to see this downward trend for what it is.
I wrote about this on ATS in February of 2006.
Here we are in February of 2008, and
most of the predictions made by the ATS membership have...come true.
It is true that all nations rise and fall, but it's also true that all nations experience high and low points in their history. We have experienced
eras of great prosperity in America. Now, it seems that we're in for another period of depression. There is just one thing that makes this economic
downturn "more different" than anything we've ever experienced.
Federal power is at an all time high. Never before in the history of our nation has the D.C. bureaucracy held so much power to intrude in to our
lives. Presidential demands for power
that we've now seen a sitting leader insist
that he's got the right to spy on us
for our own good.
History tells us that too much centralized power
leads to tyranny. Dictators often
come to power when they declare their love of the nation, and the desire to protect it by any means necessary.
When they exploit our fears,
we become vulnerable to their suggestions that we'll be
safe...if we make a few small adjustments...to our civil liberties.
Economic downturns come and go. That's the 'cycle' of money they teach you about in school. When government gain "executive" power, they never
give it up. This is the real problem we face. It's the most genuine and prove-able conspiracies I know of.
In the weeks to come, I'd like to explain my reasoning to you in the context of current events as they happen. Our leaders are being tempted to
reach out and take power that is not meant for them. Some will really believe that it's for our own good. Others will know better as they struggle
for total power over our national future.
For some of these people, it really would be...more to their liking...to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven. Ambitious men and women have always
found it to be easier to stay in power when a nation is weak. It's harder for them to get their way when the voters are prosperous.
There's a Podcast
that I've just added to go along with this topic.
[edit on 10-2-2008 by Justin Oldham]