Say NO to Agenda 21 in North Carolina

The Problem

The UN’s Agenda 21 seeks to influence virtually the entire field of our private lives, including how we travel, what we eat, where and in what dwellings we live, what goods and appliances we buy and use, how we run our businesses and conduct economic trade, how many children we ought to have, and what options are available to us in childbirth and healthcare. And in all of these areas of our lives, the implicit objective is to mandate our compliance through authoritative force, regardless of how such mandates impact or infringe upon our rights as free individuals. In other words, these are not mere suggestions for our consideration; they are a comprehensive plan for imposing a certain way of life on us regardless of our consent or agreement.

Resistance is Not Futile

As dismal as this specter may be, there is a powerful means of halting its advance, and it is imperative that we apply it post haste. That means is the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which provides that, “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.” Thomas Jefferson and James Madison both asserted that state interposition or nullification is the “rightful remedy” for federal abuses of power that transgressed the Constitution, and that in such instances the states are “duty-bound” to pursue such a course. The same principle applies to the transgressions of global government.

In all matters that constitutionally fall within the legitimate sphere of state power, the states have the final say in how those issues will be decided within their respective jurisdictions. There remains, for the time being, sufficient power vested in the representatives of the people of North Carolina to reaffirm the primacy of our constitutional system and prevent the advancing domination of forced sustainability and the arbitrary governance of regionalism.

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The Fed: Mend It or End It?

by Ron Paul

Last week I held a hearing to examine the various proposals that have been put forth both to mend and to end the Fed. The purpose was to spur a vigorous and long-lasting discussion about the Fed’s problems, hopefully leading to concrete actions to rein in the Fed.

First, it is important to understand the Federal Reserve System. Some people claim it is a secret cabal of elite bankers, while others claim it is part of the federal government. In reality it is a bit of both. The Federal Reserve System is the collusion of big government and big business to profit at the expense of taxpayers. The Fed’s bailout of large banks during the financial crisis propped up poorly-run corporations that should have gone under, giving them a market-distorting advantage that no business in the United States should receive. The recent news about JP Morgan is a case in point. JP Morgan, a recipient of $25 billion in bailout money, recently announced it lost another $2 billion. If a corporation shows itself to be a bottomless money pit of “errors, sloppiness and bad judgment,” the Fed shouldn’t have expected $25 billion in free money to change that or teach anyone a lesson in fiscal discipline. But it determined that this form of deliberate capital destruction was preferable to one business suffering bankruptcy. Clearly, some changes need to be made.

Several reforms for the Fed were discussed at the hearing. One was a call for the full employment mandate to be repealed, in order to allow the Fed to focus solely on stable prices.

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