|Untruth about FDR|
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a 32nd Degree Mason, a Member of Skull and Bones as well as the Council on Foreign Relations and the 32nd president of the United States made two powerful statements when he said, and I Quote: "Presidents are selected, not elected, and "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." Roosevelt was also the president who had the "All Seeing Eye," a Masonic representation of The Great Architect of the Universe placed on the back of the one dollar bill along with the Pyramid and other Masonic symbolism.
Today, "In God We Trust" on currency is in reference to an all inclusive God, so that a mixed audience of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Rosicrucian, Baha'i, Jainism, Gnostic, Unitarian, Hinduism, any and all who desires can both relate and claim recognition of the phrase "In God We Trust" aka, The Great Architect of the Universe, who's name is Lucifer, this includes the upper levels of all governments, the world financial system as well as the world's religious system.More:
WHY BERNIE SANDERS CAN’T BE FDR
FDR did something to finance all his programs that no current President will be able to do now —FDR confiscated all the gold in America. Yes, Americans were forced to sell all their gold to the Federal Reserve Bank which then printed dollars. It was gold-backed dollar that pumped up the economy. This is not a feasible solution anymore since a) Americans will rise up against the government in case of any such confiscation attempts, and b) Americans really don’t own gold like they used to do before.
What saved America was also World War II. America was playing the “neutral” role for a long time and manufactured/supplied weapons to all sides, including Japan and Germany. For example, Rockefeller and Koch brothers had huge business dealings with Hitler. Many Wall Street firms were financing all sides of the war. So, while Europe was killing itself, it was sending America all its gold for guns, ships and planes. America’s manufacturing boomed, thanks to World War II.
So, yes, war can be a boost for the economy. Maybe that’s why the elites are really trying to provoke Russia. Let’s hope they don’t succeed. As Einstein said “I don’t know how World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
FDR taxed the hell out of the Top 1% – raised the top tax bracket from 25% to 65% in a single move and then to 80%. It worked at that time because the rich had all the money within the U.S. But the rich have gotten smarter since then! Now the richest individuals and corporations have all their money parked in Cayman Islands and other offshore accounts, safe from the hands of the revolting mob. (Yup, more than $30 trillion in offshore accounts).More:
PEARL HARBOR - MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES
CONCLUSION - ROOSEVELT WAS A TRAITOR
The US was warned by, at least, the governments of Britain, Netherlands, Australia, Peru, Korea and the Soviet Union that a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was coming. All important Japanese codes were broken. FDR and Marshall and others knew the attack was coming, allowed it and covered up their knowledge. It's significant that both the the chief of OP-20-G Safford and Friedman of Army SIS, the two people in the world that knew what we decoded, said that FDR knew Pearl Harbor was going to be attacked.Read more: PEARL HARBOR - MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/pearl.php#ixzz49Tut4wxO
PEARL HARBOR AS A NOBLE LIE
Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, rumors began to circulate challenging the official narrative that it was an unprovoked surprise attack. The cumulative evidence gathered over the last seventy years by scholars, journalists, and investigators vindicates those suspicious of treachery from the top; for it comprises a solid circumstantial case that Franklin D. Roosevelt and his top advisors deliberately provoked the attack and deliberately looked the other way before it came...
The standard history treats U.S. entry into World War II as moral and strategic imperative. But as demonstrated above, that assessment does not bear careful scrutiny. Nazi Germany was not about to conquer the world, nor was she in any position to threaten the United States. Indeed, Hitler’s bid for continental supremacy had been thwarted by Britain and Russia long before the United States entered the war. Imperial Japan was bogged down on the Asian mainland, hungry for raw materials, and anxious for a modus vivendi with the United States.
This history also ignores the enormous costs and horrifying consequences of direct American intervention. The Anglo-American bombings of German and Japanese cities killed more than a million civilians, most of whom were women and children. Most of the destruction in Western Europe occurred during the period of Allied liberation in 1944–1945 (See William Hitchcock’s The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe). And the decision by President Truman to drop atomic bombs on a prostrate Japan in August 1945 accelerated a nuclear-arms race that still threatens the incineration of the world.More:
FDR’S FAILED REFORM: HE LEFT THE FED IN PLACE
Americans are taught that Franklin Delano Roosevelt instituted massive economic reforms and regulations which tamed the banking hooligans.
True, FDR helped pass a boatload of legislation, including Glass-Steagal and many other laws which helped reign in some of the worst abuses of the robber barons of the day.
But Ellen Brown points out that FDR chickened out from making the most important, most fundamental reform: taking the power to create credit and “print” new money away from the private banksters and give it back to the federal government, as the founding fathers intended.
By way of background, remember that Milton Friedman and Ben Bernanke have both said that the Federal Reserve caused the Great Depression.More:
A Failed Obama Hero
Let's think about President Obama's failed economic stimulus program. Before getting to the nitty-gritty of why stimulus packages fail, let's look at the failed stimulus program of Obama's hero, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau, wrote in his diary: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. … We have never made good on our promises. … I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started … and an enormous debt to boot!"
Morgenthau was being a bit gracious. The unemployment figures for FDR's first eight years were: 18 percent in 1935; 14 percent in 1936; by 1938, unemployment was back to 20 percent. The stock market fell nearly 50 percent between August 1937 and March 1938. Columnist Walter Lippmann wrote, "With almost no important exception every measure he (Roosevelt) has been interested in for the past five months has been to reduce or discourage the production of wealth." The last year of the Herbert Hoover administration, the top marginal income tax rate was raised from 24 to 63 percent. During the Roosevelt administration, the top rate was raised at first to 79 percent and then later to 90 percent. Hillsdale College economic historian Professor Burton Folsom notes that in 1941, Roosevelt even proposed a whopping 99.5 percent marginal rate on all incomes over $100,000. Much more of the Hoover/FDR fiasco can be found in "Great Myths of the Great Depression" (http://fee.org/articles/great-myths-of-the-great-depression/).
The Great Depression did not end until after WWII. Why it lasted so long went unanswered until Harold L. Cole, professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lee E. Ohanian, professor of economics at UCLA, published their research project "How Government Prolonged the Depression" in the Journal of Political Economy (August 2004). Professor Cole explained, "The fact that the Depression dragged on for years convinced generations of economists and policy-makers that capitalism could not be trusted to recover from depressions and that significant government intervention was required to achieve good outcomes. Ironically, our work shows that the recovery would have been very rapid had the government not intervened." Professors Cole and Ohanian argue that FDR's economic policies added at least seven years to the depression.More:
Why FDR was America's Worst President...
The President's Precedent
Prior to Roosevelt’s presidency, these executive orders didn’t really exist (with the exception of the Louisiana Purchase 130 years before). If they were used, it was an order about how to enforce a law which Congress had written, not just a random command that is to be followed simply because the president wants it to be. The whole concept of an executive order is rather contrary to the system of checks and balances in the constitution. The framers enumerated the powers of each branch to avoid just such a system. But Roosevelt despised these checks. He loathed the idea that anybody else could tell him what he could or couldn’t do. He governed with the motto that “I’ll mandate the law, and dare them to overrule it”. And due to the Great Depression, nobody was willing or able to do so. Roosevelt was reelected three times. It may have been more had he not died before his fifth attempt. This sent every future president the message that if you want to stay in power, it helps to behave as FDR did.
So naturally, other presidents have followed into his footsteps. Today, executive orders are stretched far and wide to include just about anything the president feels like doing. President Clinton that placed 6,000 acres of Western land off limits for development via executive order, citing his authority to do so from a law passed by Congress for the preservation of a very specific area...IN 1880!!! President Reagan struck down any federal regulation that he didn’t like by citing the Paperwork Production Act, which had been made by Congress to limit the amount of forms businessmen had to fill out (not the actual number of rules they had to comply with). This would have been unthinkable when the constitution was created, but since Roosevelt set the tone that this was acceptable, other ambitious presidents have been quick to use it to advance their agenda.
Similarly, the constitution specifically requires the president to get the Senate's approval before making any treaties with other countries. But of course, FDR believed that only he should have that power. I suppose he figured this was just one giant constitutional typo where the framers accidentally included an entire sentence that they didn't really mean. So to get around their unfortunate blunder, he simply changed the word "treaty" to the word "agreement". Hey, the constitution says nothing about “agreements”, right? So Roosevelt began negotiating “agreements” with other countries, rather than treaties, without any congressional approval whatsoever!
Naturally, Congress was again outraged, and this practice soon found its way to the Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court was very hesitant to challenge the president in these times - partially due to the war, and partially because most of them were his appointees by this time anyway. So in a move that can only be described as cowardly, the courts supported Roosevelt's interpretation. They cited the fact that congress could pass legislation to overturn these agreements as a sufficient constitutional check on the President’s negotiating power. But the president could still veto that legislation just as he can veto any others! The result is that today, Congress needs a veto proof, two-thirds majority in both houses to prevent the president from entering the United States into any contract he so chooses, rather than the president needing two-thirds concurrence in the Senate to have any power at all.
This is why we have so few treaties today, and so many agreements (the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is one example). There are also dozens of secret agreements, which the president conceals from Congress because he fears they would be overturned. Congress tried to address this problem by passing the CASE Act, which stipulates that all “executive agreements” be presented to Congress by years end. How did presidents get around that? By simply changing the word again! Now they call them National Security Directives, or NSD’s. Bush used one such secret NSD to authorize the waterboarding of suspected terrorists (which is completely unrelated to making "treaties" anyway!). When one of those directive’s leaked to the press, he issued another one authorizing “extraordinary rendition”, codename for taking suspects outside the country and doing the same thing. Hey, if Roosevelt (who everyone knows was one of the best presidents ever) can do it, why can’t I?
The executive orders didn’t stop there. In 1942, the infamous Executive Order 9066 authorized the establishment of “exclusion zones” where people who were deemed a threat to the United States’ war effort could be contained. These are today known as the Japanese Internment Camps, one of the most shameful government actions in American history. FDR’s Vice President and successor, Harry Truman, cited the same emergency power to send troops into Korea without Congress’ permission, effectively wrenching the power to declare war away from Congress as well. It was done on the order of one man, free from any power restraints or constitutional checks whatsoever. And it was all started by FDR.
Hoodwinking the Desperate
How did he get away with this, one may ask? Why didn’t anybody cry foul? Why were the checks and balances in the constitution ignored? The simple answer is that the guardians of that constitution are less strong, and have less resolve, in times of confusion and desperation. The Great Depression was one such time, and Franklin D. Roosevelt brilliantly capitalized on this opportunity. People’s defenses are weak when they’re hungry, out-of-work, and scared for the future. When somebody promises you food, a job, camaraderie, and security in such conditions, people are eager to accept. The freedom they must sacrifice to do so seems less pressing, especially when you're paying with someone else's freedom instead of your own. And when the power of the presidency is expanded with the justification of “taking emergency action” to address the problem, people are willing to tolerate that expansion. Roosevelt ran his campaign on this message, and found a people very eager to grant him whatever power he needed to improve their desperate condition.
But even Depression-era circumstances were not large enough to cover up these power grabs on their own. To get away with this heist, Roosevelt need to cover it up. So just like any good dictator, he presented people with only the information he wanted them to hear. FDR was an absolute master of media manipulation, and he invented most of the tactics that presidents use today.More:
Social Security: Broken Promises and Costly Changes
Social Security has been built over an array of broken promises and costly changes. The alterations are costly, not only for government, but also for the nation’s working people. The program’s initiator, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, promised that it would be completely voluntary. Try to withdraw from it, and you’ll see the non-existing worth of that promise.
From a required payment of one percent of a participant’s first $1,400 of earnings when SS began in the 1930s, wage earners now see 7.56 percent of the first $90,000 extracted from their pay. And the employer has to match the amount taken from each worker — money that might otherwise be used to expand his business or given to employees. Many workers 50 years ago would see their paychecks grow every mid-summer when required payments into the program were met. That boost in take-home pay no longer exists. Formerly, payments to Social Security were deductible from taxable income. Like horse-drawn carriages, that practice too is gone...
Social Security should be phased out by Congress with the government continuing to pay the elderly, and then having younger workers keep their own money, so they can invest it into a privately run program or do whatever they want with it. It’s their money. Unfortunately, Big Brother government won’t let them escape its clutches...
Though he initially denounced anything resembling anything like the Social Security program, Franklin Delano Roosevelt reversed course completely in 1933 after he won the presidency. The plan he got through Congress and the Supreme Court was eerily identical to the proposal sought by U.S. Communist Party leader William Z. Foster in his 1932 book Toward Soviet America. Foster called for creation of a government-run “system of social insurance against unemployment, old age, sickness, accidents, etc.”
The elderly and disabled should be taken care of by the government, but we don't need to steal from workers and employers to pay for it. Instead, the US can print its own money and not borrow it at interest from the banksters.