THE AMERICAN DREAM
It's been awhile but can you remember what the American
dream has always been? For a man and wife to own their own
home, with or without the proverbial white picket fence, and
to own a car. The man is the only one who has to work, while
the wife takes care of the home and children. Another part
of the dream was to be capable of making enough money so some
could be saved for the future. To be able to take a summer
vacation away from home was high on the list also.
Remember? It wasn't too long ago . . . but what has
happened to that dream? The biggest fault has to lie with
us, yes, you and me. We did not watch what the government
has been doing through the years since that dream was a part
of our future.
If you were like I was, we all assumed that we had
honest and honorable men in our government. Time to wake up
and smell the coffee! Being with the government is now a
license to steal. They have become so skillful at stealing,
they now pass laws making it legal. (For themselves, of
course. Pay raises are a good example.)
Power and might have now become a right for the feds.
They have the power and might on their side and whatever they
decide to do they feel is their right. We hear flowery
statements by the Attorney General about the 'rule of law
being the glue which holds a society together . . . we cannot
tolerate lawlessness . . . criminals will be apprehended and
punished' and so forth. It's all window dressing . . .
eyewash . . . gobbledygook . . . a stage play to make you
believe government is doing everything legal and for our
Now let's take a look at some things in which our
government is involved which are designed to further lower
our standard of living. We mentioned some of the illegal
'independent government agencies' in a chapter titled
Regulations. One in particular is doing a number on our way
of life . . . purposefully! It's called the Overseas Private
Investment Corporation. (One of these damnable government
corporations for which there is no constitutional authority.)
It's independent yet under the control of the Agency for
They are both technically under the State Department but
in reality, they are under the direct control of little
George Bush. You remember little George . . . he's the
mouthpiece for the big movers and shakers behind the scenes
who are actually running the show. (I don't believe this guy
ever had an original thought in his entire life.)
What I am about to relate comes from a newspaper article
written by two investigative reporters from the Philadelphia
Inquirer. The article is called, 'America, What Went
Wrong?'. It has been reproduced and is available from the
For The People Bookstore in White Springs, Florida. This
article should be required reading for every American . . .
You will get an eyeful of the behind-the-scenes practices of
our government. If these articles don't make you angry and
make you want to do something . . . well . .
The bookstore has an 800 telephone number for your
convenience. It's 1-800-888-9999. They also host (Chuck
Harder) a national talk show. This is rebroadcast in many
cities across the US and can also be heard on shortwave
radio. Chuck Harder's knowledge will knock your socks off!
You can also write to the bookstore at:
For The People Bookstore
The Telford Hotel
Three River Street
White Springs, FLA 32096
Now, back to our crooked government . . . this Overseas
Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is "a self-sustaining
US Government agency whose purpose is to promote economic
growth in developing countries by encouraging private
investment in these nations." Sounds great, doesn't it?
To carry out this mission, Congress mandated that what-
ever operation OPIC undertakes, it should not injure the US
economy by its actions. Yea, sure! Their intent is to
completely destroy our industrial base and to hell with what
congress says. And they are doing a number on us . . .
OPIC is doing its best to move US industry out of the
country and using our tax money to accomplish it. Look
around and see how much of the garment industry is still in
production. There are idle plants all around the country.
Now reports are surfacing on TV that China is shipping in
clothing exceeding their allotted quota. It's simple . .
they ship the garment items to another country like Nicaragua
where the shipments are labelled 'Made in Nicaragua'. Since
they have no quota, this Chinese stuff flows in like water.
The government is well aware of this yet little George
still gives China special trading privileges. Favorite
trading status, I think they call it. What nonsense . . . we
have thousands of garment workers out of work and yoyo gives
them special status and ignores the fact they are doing
whatever they want to get clothing into the US. Did he
become beholden to the Chinese when he was US Liaison Officer
to China in 1974-75? Something really smells with this.
The world was horrified at the murder of young Chinese
students at Tiananmen Square by the Chinese Army. Pictures
of one man preventing the passage of a tank column were seen
around the world. Americans are outraged. And rightly so.
Any criticism of the Chinese government from Washington draws
angry replies from Biejing.
Then a high level delegation from DC, led by National
Security Advisor Scowcroft, appears on TV begging the
Communist butchers to again deal with Washington and US
businessmen. Finally the White House admits Scowcroft has
been secretly in China months earlier. Why should we allow
the murder of 3000 or more young students stand in the way of
fruitful negotiations with a bunch of maniacs? Little
George doesn't worry too much about the massacre as long as
the 'body count' isn't too high. 3000 out of a couple
hundred million people is not bad as long as you're not one
of them. After all, money is money.
Another industry which has been clobbered . . . the
citrus industry. Our tax dollars has been used to subsidize
the industry in central America. What are these people at
OPIC doing? Using our money to destabilize our economy.
With friends like this, who needs enemies? Yet one of the
mandates from Congress was that any economy in a developing
country which is helped should not cause our economy or
industrial base to suffer. So much for congressional
If an individual calls an outfit called the Small
Business Administration (SBA) for help, it's basically a
joke. The red tape, paper work and stumbling blocks makes
receiving financial help nearly impossible. It used to be if
you were a female of a so called minority group, help was as
near as your telephone. Not so anymore. It appears that the
only ones being helped by the SBA are the employees of the
If you own a business and want to move it out of the
country, call OPIC and they will send a limousine for you.
They advertise in investment magazines looking for business
owners and managers who are interested in finding workers for
only 57 cents an hour. (Yet Congress can order an American
business to pay a certain minimum wage?) That is not the
only prospect for higher profit they will receive, tax breaks
are all over the scene.
Let's take a look at another industry which has been
ravished . . . the pharmaceutical industry. Many of the
large companies have moved entire plants to Puerto Rico. Now
let's see how tax breaks work . . . Congress has passed a
special tax break package for industries who move to Puerto
Rico. Actually, it's a huge tax shelter for large corpora-
tions who eliminate jobs in America and set up shop in our
possessions. It's called a possession tax credit. According
to Treasury Department data, (from the articles America- What
Went Wrong) companies claiming the possession tax credit
escaped payment of $14 billion in income taxes during the
1980s. Hey, guess who makes that up? See why they es-
tablished the IRS to hound you and to steal your homes and
Look at this from another angle . . . which is also a
major problem. Thousands and thousands of jobs for American
citizens have been eliminated when these corporations move
their operations out of the country. People who worked for
these outfits 20 and 30 years are suddenly unemployed. How
do you cope with that? How do you manage to pay for your
home and living expenses? What happens if a serious illness
For many, the retirement plans and funds which were
supposedly set up are now nonexistent . . . bad management or
worse and these people are left high and dry. What a crock!
Most of these problems can be traced back to the illegal and
behind the scene operation of government corporations,
agencies, commissions and so forth. There is NO constitu-
tional permission for any of this garbage. There is nothing
to prevent a corporation from moving out of the country but
there damn sure is a prohibition against using our tax
dollars to finance and guarantee the move.
This is our country . . . this is our government and
they are really doing a number on us!
Sad part is, so many powers have been seized which were
not granted to the federales and we have not been taught
the true meaning and basis for our government. Most people
assume what is going on is legal. Hey, if congress passes
a law, it must be OK . . . they must know what they are
Yea, they know what they are doing . . . it's called
being screwed by our government!
Generally, after reading what is actually going on, you
might feel more safe and secure when congress is not in
session. That would be true if the executive branch of our
government wasn't able to make law through regulations by
simply publishing them in the Federal Register. What's going
on and what they are doing to us is nearly unbelievable.
Let's read the Tenth Amendment again . . .
THE POWERS NOT DELEGATED TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE
CONSTITUTION, NOR PROHIBITED BY IT TO THE STATES, ARE
RESERVED TO THE STATES RESPECTIVELY, OR TO THE PEOPLE.
Plain language, isn't it? Why can't little George or
those yoyo's in Congress understand it? Ignorance of the law
is no excuse but that's only for our benefit, not theirs!
Washington has gone so far beyond the basic grant for the
government that now they feel they can tell us what the law
is . . . yet this is our government, not theirs.
Unless we get after them and force all of them to obey
our basic charter, the future is very bleak. All this
nonsense is not going to get better, it's going to get worse.
The old saying is that power corrupts and absolute power
corrupts absolutely. It doesn't take an intellectual giant
to see how true that is today.
One more thought to ponder . . . millions of people are
out of work and many due to government actions. The Feds
have extended unemployment payments for 26 more weeks which
takes them past elections. What might happen when all those
benefits run out and none of the unemployed can find jobs
because there are NO jobs?
THE TRAITOR IS ALREADY WITHIN THE GATES!
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