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SGP: SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM VS FIAT MONEY


So much talk lately about the increasing disparity in wealth. And,once again, this writer is going to turn your perspective of reality on

its head. Today we will show you one of the many ways your government and ruling class steal value from labor, without labor even noticing. This is the true source of the growing wealth disparity.

  • “All wealth is created by Labor” – John Locke
  • “All value is created by Labor” – Don Mashak


Even land and gold have no value unless and until labor is applied to it. Gold has no value until dug out of the ground and Land has no value until labor is used to hunt a deer, harvest crops, dig an oil well or build a house, etc.

  • “The value created only by labor is as much the property as gold and land is” – Don Mashak
  • “Government has no other end, but preservation of property” - John Locke

SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM


In days of old, governments and/or the ruling class had to physically
collect taxes, etc from the masses. A means to finesse taking property
from the masses without them noticing the taking had not yet been
invented. This writer has selected Sheriff of Nottingham to represent
the Tax Collector as he is well known to all from the various stories of
Robinhood.

In reality, low level tax collectors collected the majority of the
taxes and called upon the Sheriff to only collect from those who could
not or would not pay the tax. Upon being informed, the Sheriff of
Nottingham would then engage in a series of escalating interactions
designed to induce payment and/or seize property of the person owing the
tax.

But there was a drawback to this practice. To state the obvious,
when the Sheriff of Nottingham seized someone’s coins, wheat, corn,
chickens, goat or Ox, etc, people noticed. The physicality of these tax
collection actions raised angst and fomented rebellion amongst the
masses.
And after a few uprisings and rebellions, someone thought: “There
must be a better, less obvious way to take money from the masses.”


FIAT MONEY


First it must be remembered that the concept of money was invented
and became popular because it simplified transactions between persons.
For example, instead of bringing your cow with you to trade for wood at
the Lumber Yard; it was much easier to bring money. Further, the parties
did not have to haggle how many boards a particular cow was worth. With
a standard form of money, over time the free market established the
fair market value of almost every commodity in terms of the unit of
money. And finally, the
Lumber Yard owner was not left with a cow that
had to be fed and cared for.

Fiat money is money that is not back by specie, such as gold and
silver. In other words, for each dollar the government prints it is
required to purchase a dollar’s worth of specie and keep it in the
government vault.


THE BENEVOLENT GOVERNMENT AND NON-FIAT MONEY


In the first year of money under a benevolent government, (for the
sole purpose of simplifying economic transactions between persons (and
making tax collection easier) the government would create an amount of
money equal to the value of the products the country produced. In this
benevolent government, the money is NOT fiat money; it is backed by
gold.

For our example, we are going to have a very simple economy. The only
things people produce are cows and jumpsuits. The only thing that
people need to live are cows to eat and jumpsuits to wear. For our
example, Cows are consumed and jumpsuits wear out in one year, but money
never wears out and is never lost.

In the year before the government implements “money”, the barter rate
is 2 jumpsuits to exchange for 1 cow. Taxes to the government are half a
cow or 1 jumpsuit for each adult citizen.

In year 1, the country produces 100 new cows and 100 new jumpsuits.
To facilitate the use of money instead of barter, the government puts a
total of $300 into circulation. Based on last year’s barter exchange
rate, the fair market value of each cow should be 2 dollars and that of
jumpsuits should be 1 dollar. Taxes for each adult is 1 dollar.

In year 2, the country produces the same number of 100 cows and 100
jumpsuits, so there is no need for the government to add more money to
the economy. The price of each cow and jumpsuits remain unchanged
In year 3, the country produces 110 new cows and 110 new jumpsuits.
To keep prices stable, the government puts 30 more new dollars to the
economy. (As in our example, money never wears out and is never lost;
the amount of money in circulation is 330 dollars.) The price of cows
remains 2 dollars and jumpsuits remains at 1 dollar. Taxes to the
government remain 1 dollar.
Ad infinitum…

While our example over simplifies the US Monetary system, all of the
other elements that actually exist only cloud the net effect that will
be demonstrated. Even when added into the mix, these other elements do
not substantially offset the negative effect which is about to be
exposed. Neither does expanding the range of products produced or
consumed does not negate the detrimental effect about to be exposed.


THE MALEVOLENT GOVERNMENT AND FIAT MONEY


Our malevolent government is identical to the benevolent government
example, except that it uses fiat money and will print more of it. Our
malevolent government using Fiat Money means that instead of buying more
gold to back additional money the government prints, it only has to buy
more ink and paper.

The year before year 1 with “money” is the same as year 1 under the
benevolent government: the barter rate is 2 jumpsuits to exchange for 1
cow. Taxes for the government are half a cow or 1 jumpsuit for each
adult citizen.

Year 1 of “money” under the malevolent government is also the same as
year 1 of “money” with the benevolent government. The country produces
100 new cows and 100 new jumpsuits. To facilitate the use of money
instead of barter, the government puts a total of $300 into circulation.
Based on last year’s barter exchange rate, the fair market value of
each cow should be 2 dollars and that of jumpsuits should be 1 dollar.
Taxes for each adult is 1 dollar.

In year 2, the malevolent malignancy reveals....

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact
your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of
repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the
local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if
this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still
likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training
junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same
“livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our
#Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money
for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time
without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of
our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,
Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
http://twitter.com/dmashak
http://Facebook/Don.Mashak
Don Mashak Google Plus http://goo.gl/1AUrE

WE THE PEOPLE TAR #WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://WETHEPEOPLETAR.blogspot.com
http://facebook.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://twitter.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR

End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
National http://bit.ly/ta3Rju Minneapolis http://bit.ly/tjZJKF

Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
http://BringHomethePoliticians.com

Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
http://LawlessAmerica.com

Term Limits #TermLimit
http://TermLimits.org

Justice in Minnesota #JIM
http://JusticeinMN.com

Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve)
in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not
passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this
author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust
and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate
you to the contrary of your perspective.

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SGP: Married? The Judicial Assault on your Unalienable, Natural Law Rights


Though this article focuses on the departures from the Rule of Law in the Divorce case of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki vs. David Rucki, this

writer takes a broader perspective. That broader being one addressing the importance of enforcing adherence to the the Rule of Law and Due Process; both of which are not only statutory requirements but Constitutional and Natural Law Rights of every person. (Before we go farther, this writer asserts that he would write the same article if theroles of the parties were reversed.) This article is a follow up to the latest hearing relating to this matter from January 10, 2014 and a call to action for the upcoming January 27, 2014 hearing for Lawyer Michelle
MacDonald.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Martin Luther King Jr.,

[The next round in this battle against injustice occurs, Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9 AM Dakota County District Court, 1560 Highway 55, Hastings, MN. State of
Minnesota v. Michelle MacDonald Shimota, Court file no. 19HA-CR-13-2934]


Let us begin with an intellectual and emotional appetizer
intended to make you non-lawyer types hungry for the rest of the story.

Imagine finding yourself in this scenario, you and your
spouse have been married nearly 20 years. You have built a successful
business and have five children. To settle the Divorce, you agree to
take the family home of 14 years and have custody of your 5 children
while letting your spouse have parenting time, the business, and other
properties.


Somewhere along the line your spouse sits you and the 5
children down at the table with a gun and says either “you are going to
kill everyone” or “you are only going to kill yourself”.
More than a year after the divorce is settled, you find
out about a hearing that you were not party to. With no evidentiary
hearing or finding of fact, Sheriffs inform you must be out of the house
and cannot tell the children why. You drop the children off at school
and go home and pack only the one bag that the Sheriff’s deputy will let
you pack. Everything else is lost to you. The children are to be taken
care of by an undisclosed third party. And you leave your home of 14
years.
A year later, during a hearing to restore the divorce
agreement and regain custody of the children, your lawyer is arrested
during the hearing for reasons yet unknown and you are told to leave, as
obviously the hearing will not continue. You take the files and other
property left in the court room so they do not become “lost”. You later
learn that after you left, the Judge resumed the hearing with your lawyer in handcuffs, without glasses, shoes, files or a client….


Later you find that the children are back with your spouse, but two of them have run away and not been seen in months.


That should be enough to get your attention and peak your interest.

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


With that literary appetizer consumed, this writer hopes that
the reader will find this writer’s perspective unique and thought
provoking enough to be moved to action.

This writer sat in the Federal Court room in St. Paul, MN on January 10, 2014 and heard Judge Susan
Richard Nelson ask Lawyer Michelle McDonald to produce Case Law
Citations from the Federal 8th Circuit Court. As this writer listened,
the following thought began to take root in this writers mind:

  • Can anyone wearing black robes arbitrarily deprive any US citizen of their Unalienable Natural Law Rights?


And with that thought, this writer set about answering
this question using this thought process from one of his favorite
recurring tweets:

  • You know those neat tricks & observations they use to
    catch the bad guys in major media and Hollywood shows? You need to start
    using them on your government.
@DMashak on Twitter (abbreviations & truncations removed)


And so we begin to use those neat tricks and observations to try to make sense of what has transpired and how Federal Judge Susan Richard Nelson should rule. In the case of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the facts of interest to this writer are....

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact
your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of
repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the
local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if
this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still
likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training
junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same
“livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our
#Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money
for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time
without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of
our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
http://twitter.com/dmashak
http://Facebook/Don.Mashak
Don Mashak Google Plus http://goo.gl/1AUrE

WE THE PEOPLE TAR #WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://WETHEPEOPLETAR.blogspot.com
http://facebook.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://twitter.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR

End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
National http://bit.ly/ta3Rju Minneapolis http://bit.ly/tjZJKF

Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
http://BringHomethePoliticians.com

Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
http://LawlessAmerica.com

Term Limits #TermLimit
http://TermLimits.org

Justice in Minnesota #JIM
http://JusticeinMN.com

Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve)
in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not
passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this
author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust
and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate
you to the contrary of your perspective.

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There is absolutely no secret to most who know me - I'm political.  I hope that it is absolutely not a secret that I LOVE my Lord.  

And I love the quote that goes something like this: "I can't separate my politics and my faith, for it is my faith that determines my politics".  (not the exact quote, but you get the idea.)

I will confess something to you - I struggle.  My faith determines my politics, but sometimes, I struggle with marrying my faith and politics.  Politics was never really discussed in my house growing up.  Not much, just occasionally, from what I recall.  But, maybe I'm mistaken, I have a pretty fuzzy memory for stuff like that.  And I wasn't that concerned about politics, either.  I grew up the daughter of a Pastor. I am thankful for my heritage - as I've grown up, I have chosen a different path of faith than what my parents would have chosen for me, but that doesn't mean I can't be grateful for the lessons I learned along the way.   

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God’s love is for all

The day I became a mom I had some kind of epiphany about the feelings for others.  Now don’t me wrong, I have always cared about others but after giving birth to my first son some type of new emotion emerged.   I really don’t know how to explain it.  But it was kind of like I finally realized that there is something much bigger than me at play in the universe and to tell you the truth, this event felt a lot like how I would describe an unconditional love so deep and intense that all I could do as a new mother was weep from an overwhelming sense of happiness.  My then boyfriend now husband and I brought into the world something so perfect and vulnerable that we both decided that nothing would hurt this precious little creature ever.  Five years later we got to do it all over again and the experience was just as intense. 

If I could, I would cloak my kids up in bubble wrap before they left the house I would.  If I had it my way, I would walk a little bit behind them everywhere they go and tackle anyone who may say anything negative about them.  I love my kids so much that nothing could come between that no matter what. 

As I watch my kids grow up I wonder what kind of men they will become.  I know that they both have big hearts, smart brains, and are very goal oriented.  I wonder if they will fall in love and if that person will be worthy of them! (Yes I am that mom.)  But I know that who they choose to love is their prerogative.  Knowing that, I can’t help but worry if they were to choose to love someone of the same sex, knowing that some in society may deem unnatural, will they be scrutinized or verbally assaulted by people who don’t agree with the path they have chosen.  The thought of someone throwing undeserving insults at my babies in the name of some religion or anything for that matter infuriates me. 

By now I hope you as a reader understand where I am leading this article to.  I think it is time for some conservative advocates to rethink their stance on gay marriage.  I am in no way trying to bring my kids out of some closet; they’re children for Pete’s sake.  But men and women who are considered a part of the gay community are indeed someone’s kids.  They have parents who love them as much as I love my kids.  It must hurt so bad to hear that your child is not normal or that God hates them because they choose a different path than others.  To me, thinking that God “hates” is unnatural.  I pray every day and the feelings that I receive back are love and acceptance.  I consider my God to encompass the type of love that is so perfect it could never stoop to such feeble mortal negativity such as hate. 

I am aware what the bible and other religious documents say about homosexuality.  No one needs to quote scripture in the comment section of this website.  But a very prominent religion in the United States as well as all over the world used to believe that unbaptized babies do not go to heaven.  Just because that is written does not necessarily make it right and it also doesn’t mean it can’t be changed.

There is already so much hate in the world.  Why make more?  I urge my fellow freedom lovers to look into your hearts and accept that if two consenting adults love each other than they have the right to be together in the eyes of God.  I also have a favor to ask for the gay community, if you want to be accepted, please stop mocking traditional values with events like the Folsom Street Fair .  It’s unnecessary.  Love is sacred and the acts of love are precious between two adults and not for the world to see.   

I am the type of person who loves life, liberty and appreciate my right to pursue happiness.  I want everyone to have the type of happiness I feel every day from the moment I wake up until the time I go to bed; in my private bedroom, with the man that I love.

 

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