by Doug Tjaden, Sound Money Center

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September is the month we change seasons from summer to fall. It is a time when many people (this writer included) reflect on change in general. It is an understatement to say that we are in living in an environment of change that few alive today have witnessed. The combination of trends in play today hasn’t been experienced in this nation, let alone on a global scale, in at least two generations.

Reflection can take a person into some very interesting philosophical waters. Take the subject of technology. Breakthroughs in medical technology are wonderful in many respects. Yet that same technology is used to genetically modify the food we eat. Nano technology is revolutionizing micro-computing. Yet that technology is used to create “smart bullets” which make killing easier and more programmed, thus further disconnecting the act from our moral conscience. Nano technology also has enabled the creation of robotic “insects” capable of filming or eavesdropping on the private conversations of “we the people,” which can subvert the 4th amendment of the Constitution.

Technology has given us gadgets that purport to make business more efficient. While that seems true at first glance, those same gadgets also distract us with an avalanche of information, (disinformation) and entertainment, which undermines the very productivity that the technology was supposed to enhance in the first place!

Technology is a double edged sword. It can be used for good and for evil. We need to understand that fact. If we consider the actual net benefit to society, we will find that technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The fact is, the very technologies that are promoted as being for our good, are being used to control and enslave us. That even includes our monetary system.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke stated in 2002

“…the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost. By increasing the number of U.S. dollars in circulation, or even by credibly threatening to do so, the U.S. government can also reduce the value of a dollar in terms of goods and services, which is equivalent to raising the prices in dollars of those goods and services. We conclude that, under a paper-money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation.” (emphasis mine)

The technology of the electronic printing press has been used for decades to enslave this nation in debt, while simultaneously stealing the assets and stored labor (savings) of the American middle class. We are now on the verge of a major change in monetary systems. Such change has occurred regularly throughout history. If we allow the electronic printing press to continue to be used for evil, future generations will suffer under its tyranny. Constitutional, sound money at the state level is the remedy. It can be implemented. Join the effort today. Our future depends on it.

Doug Tjaden is the Executive Director of the Sound Money Center, an organization dedicated to helping states reinstitute sound money, through education and networking. ( Doug is also an author, pastor and father of five and is a speaker on economics, politics and religion. He is passionate about helping people understand history, and how it can help us identify trends in place which will soon affect our lives. 

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