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Originally posted by frazzle
Originally posted by QUANTUMGR4V17Y
I'm fairly sure it's illegal to print your own currency.
You can take that one to the bank.
In "Rethinking Our Centralized Monetary System," law professor Lewis Soloman states, 'There is no legal prohibition to local scrip, community currencies or private exchange systems in the United States. The fact that there have been no challenges to the systems already in operation support that finding. Taxation operates under the same fundamental rules of trading with the national currency.'
So no, actually you can't take that to the bank.
Originally posted by star in a jar
they have made it illegal to make your own currency, they will go after you if you do... Look at countries without a Rothschild controlled bank... Look quickly, because that list is down to about 3 countries in the world.
Originally posted by SibylofErythrae
I like oranges.
Oranges don't grow here.
I need a way to exchange my work for oranges.
The person who grows oranges probably doesn't need a Report run for them that I can throw together. They probably don't have some systems project needs.
I need to find a way to exchange my work for something that someone with oranges wants. I also need a way to exchange my work for transporting those oranges.
And I need nice transportation systems so that those oranges can move from one place to another.
I'm pretty sure I'm describing a need for money. Whaddaya think?
Originally posted by Lannister
reply to post by tamusan
A part of me wants to say anarchy while another thinks that we do need law and order to, at the very least, keep the scum in check. It really is a fine line to walk between true anarchy and government restricting freedom. As it is, America has the largest prison population in the world - most of that is due to drugs and non violent behavior. What would honestly happen without government? Not without law and order mind you, but simply without government? I don't think that the idea that most invision in their mind of looting, burning, violence etc. is based in reality.
The founders of this nation knew that for freedom to persist, government needed to remain small and act on behalf of the people. Sadly, and for the most part, we can longer trust our elected representatives. With that said, the founders also knew that mob rule wasn't the answer either. So what is the solution? Honestly, I don't know, but I do know that there are 2 forms of government that haven't been tried yet - world government and no government.
Originally posted by Indigo Starchild
Everybody (or most of us, at least) knows that there is something wrong with "the system" in all its forms: social, political, economic, cultural. There has been talk of revolution. I'm here to tell you today this is not the way forward.
The way forward is not revolution, violent or otherwise. It's not voting, and it's not "reform within existing channels." The only answer is to turn your backs on the whole mess and to just walk away. I don't mean walk away physically - I mean walk away "from the inside."
Some would call this apathy. I call it transcendence.
When you fight the system, see, you are engaging with it on its on terms. You are just playing their game in another way.
For these corrupt systems to thrive, you need to give them Energy. That's all these systems are- ways of organizing energy. Without energy, the system dies. What most people don't grasp is that by resisting, fighting, arguing, or rebelling, you are just giving the system more energy, making it stronger by accepting and legitimizing it on its own terms. By turning your back on the system, on the other hand, you deprive it of the energy that is its lifeblood. Then it just shrivels up and dies of its own accord.
Examples: not happy with the money system? Make a new currency, or barter goods and services with others shut out by the official system. If enough people did this, they would get the goods and services they need, and the banks would simply be irrelevant. Not happy with military adventures? Simply turn your back and laugh. If enough people refuse to fight there will be no wars. And nothing deflates the warlike spirit like laughter.
Think about it, friends. That's all I ask. Thanks for reading.
What would honestly happen without government? Not without law and order mind you, but simply without government?
We the people will band together as equals and defend ourselves from the criminal element. How long do you think criminals or those who covet their neighbors goods would survive in such a world? Think of it, a world free of A$$holes.