reply to post by TrickoftheShade
Well that’s a lot of territory to cover, so let’s start with roads. You are assuming roads could not have been built unless the federal government
had stepped in to make it happen, yet up until the 1950’s the states were mainly in charge of building roads and people somehow managed to get from
hither to yon.
During the second world war, the main thrust of federal road building was limited to those needed by the military.
But lets just figure out how the government gets its money to pay for building and maintaining “our” roads. It costs every driver in America
approximately 18 ½ cents per gallon of gas and 24 ½ cents per gallon of diesel, all of which is designated for road building. The average mileage
per vehicle is 11,218 miles, so with those numbers a 2 car family pays approximately 200.00 dollars a year in gas tax. You can figure out the number
of cars on the road and extrapolate the government’s total take on gas taxes paid in by the people.
The government builds nothing, they simply take our tax money and delegate no-bid, cost-plus contracts to whomever they choose to build roads wherever
they choose and land is regularly taken from land owners through eminent domain to cut them through, while those preferential contractors make huge
profits from taxpayer money building those roads.
But roads and bridges throughout the US today are decaying and crumbling for lack of maintenance ~ for which Americans continue to pay ~ while
hundreds of billions of U.S. tax dollars flow to a handful of large, well-connected U.S. companies, not to repair and improve America's
communication, transportation, education or energy infrastructure, but those in Iraq and Afghanistan. See, once they have your money, they control who
gets it and if you don’t like how its spent? Well, tough luck buddy. www.thirdworldtraveler.com...
Schools. If you want to control a population you must first gain control the access of young people to information. You do that through centralized
public school text book production and by reducing or eliminating unfavorable reading material from libraries and book stores. During and following
the 2nd world war, thousands of books were removed from the bookshelves of America and bookplates were even melted down that contained
truths. I found one of those books tucked away in my Gramma’s attic called “Iron Curtain Over America” and just from the
title you might understand why “somebody” would not want that kind of documented information in hands of impressionable children. But as luck
would have it, my copy wasn’t the only one rescued from the trash heap as it has been reprinted and is again available for inquiring minds:
We can even thank our access to computers to war as they also were first developed for the use of the military just prior to and during the second
world war. www.computerhistory.org...
Firefighters: all voluntary. Law enforcement: Sheriff’s departments. The voting franchise is a fraud and a sop.
However, going all the way back to George Washington, several federal offices were created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 Four days after he signed the
Act into law Washington wrote a letter to Edmond Randolph, the first US attorney general, saying, "I have considered the first arrangement of the
Judicial department as essential to the happiness of our Country, and to the stability of its political system … and enforce the growing body of
federal laws. www.usmarshals.gov...
… which put the states on notice that the Bill of Rights, which was signed into law in that same year, only went so far and no further. Nowadays it
goes nowhere at all. But the federalists hated the Bill of Rights before it had even been penned, but they had been forced by the states to add it to
the Constitution before any would adopt it, so the federalists simply went around the BoR with the first Judicial Act.
And now you’re dependent on the federal government. Totally. For everything they said the “people could not have done on their own” by simply
using their money on a local level to fulfill those needs. Instead they gave their funds to the federal government to provide those services ~ and
nowhere does it say that by law
the federal government must provide those services once they've got your money. Especially if there's an
expensive war to wage somewhere in the world.