[100+ FREEdom Quotes] The Founding Fathers & Others: LIBERTY REQUIRES VIRTUE — “Without virtue there can be no liberty.” “Where licentiousness begins, liberty ends.” “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a SPIRITUAL AWAKENING to overcome the moral lapse, OR a progressive deterioration leading to ULTIMATE NATIONAL DISASTER.”

According to the founders,
the end is near.

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“Without virtue there can be no liberty.”

– Benjamin Rush

“Perfect freedom consists in obeying the dictates of right reason . . . where licentiousness begins, liberty ends.”

– Samuel West

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”

– Douglas MacArthur

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”

– Samuel Adams


“The diminution of public virtue is usually attended with that of public happiness, and the public liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals.”

– Samuel Adams

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From: free2pray.info…

Quotes of the Founding Fathers
The Importance of a Moral Society

John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence said. [T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.”

Noah Webster, author of the first American Speller and the first Dictionary said, [T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.”

Gouverneur Morris, Penman and Signer of the Constitution. [F]or avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy . . . the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. [T]herefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God.”

Fisher Ames author of the final wording for the First Amendment wrote, “[Why] should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.”

John Jay, Original Chief-Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court , “The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.”

James Wilson, Signer of the Constitution; U. S. Supreme Court Justice, “Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine. . . . Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other.”

Noah Webster, author of the first American Speller and the first Dictionary stated, “The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. . . All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

Robert Winthrop, Speaker of the U. S. House, “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.”

George Washington, General of the Revolutionary Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, First President of the United States of America, Father of our nation, “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.”

Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the Declaration of Independence [O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

“Whereas true religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of public liberty and happiness . . . it is hereby earnestly recommended to the several States to take the most effectual measures for the encouragement thereof.” Continental Congress, 1778

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Note that the above quotes are but a small sample of hundreds of quotes the Founding Fathers made in regards to the importance of a religious and moral people in a successful Republican Democracy.

In our young nation, the Bible was used as a text book for the purpose of teaching children moral principles to live by. As time went on, the Bible was gradually replaced by other text books such as Noah Webster’s Primer. Webster’s Primer taught children to spell but was also filled with moral Bible verses. In the front of his Primer was his picture with the inscription, “Who taught millions to read but not one to sin.”

This is the exact opposite of the school curriculum today. The courts in this country have revised the First Amendment, thus erecting a wall of atheism around every public school in America, where in God is not allowed to be mentioned. This is not the same wall that Thomas Jefferson envisioned.

Has the School Prayer issue affected other Freedoms?

*  Quotes on this page are from David Bartons videos and books, which are on sale at  www.wallbuilders.com.

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From: liberty1.org/virtue.htm


Compiled and Edited by J. David Gowdy, President
The Washington, Jefferson & Madison Institute

lib-er-ty\ ‘lib-er-te` \ n [ME, fr. MF liberte’, fr. L libertat, libertas, fr. liber free]

vir-tue\ ‘ver-(,)chu: \ n [ME virtu, fr. OF, L virtut-, virtus strength, virtue]

“[V]irtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.”
George Washington

“Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? ”
George Washington

“[T]here is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists . . . an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness.”
George Washington

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness — these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.”
George Washington

“The aggregate happiness of the society, which is best promoted by the practice of a virtuous policy, is, or ought to be, the end of all government . . . .”
George Washington

“Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people. The general government . . . can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any despotic or oppressive form so long as there is any virtue in the body of the people.”
George Washington

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.”
Benjamin Franklin

“A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.”
Thomas Jefferson

“No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and . . . . their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice . . . . These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.”
Thomas Jefferson

“It is in the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. . . . degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats into the heart of its laws and constitution.”
Thomas Jefferson

“[In a republic, according to Montesquieu in Spirit of the Laws, IV,ch.5,] ‘virtue may be defined as the love of the laws and of our country. As such love requires a constant preference of public to private interest, it is the source of all private virtue; for they are nothing more than this very preference itself… Now a government is like everything else: to preserve it we must love it . . . Everything, therefore, depends on establishing this love in a republic; and to inspire it ought to be the principal business of education; but the surest way of instilling it into children is for parents to set them an example.'”
Thomas Jefferson: copied into his Commonplace Book.

“When virtue is banished, ambition invades the minds of those who are disposed to receive it, and avarice possesses the whole community.”
Montesquieu (written by Thomas Jefferson in his Common Place Book).

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Liberty . . . is the great parent of science and of virtue; and . . . a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.”
Thomas Jefferson

“The order of nature [is] that individual happiness shall be inseparable from the practice of virtue.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Without virtue, happiness cannot be.”
Thomas Jefferson

“The institution of delegated power implies that there is a portion of virtue and honor among mankind which may be a reasonable foundation of confidence.”
Alexander Hamilton

“To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.”
James Madison

“The aim of every political Constitution, is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.”
James Madison

“. . . Virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone that renders us invincible. These are the tactics we should study. If we lose these, we are conquered, fallen indeed . . . so long as our manners and principles remain sound, there is no danger.”
Patrick Henry

“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”
Patrick Henry

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net.”
John Adams

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
John Adams

“Liberty can no more exist without virtue and independence than the body can live and move without a soul.”
John Adams

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.”
John Adams

“[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.”
John Adams

“The laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death, but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy.”
John Adams

“Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.”
John Adams

“Honor is truly sacred, but holds a lower rank in the scale of moral excellence than virtue. Indeed the former is part of the latter, and consequently has not equal pretensions to support a frame of government productive of human happiness.”
John Adams

“Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the “latent spark”… If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?”
John Adams

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers.”
Fisher Ames

“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.”
Richard Henry Lee

“Whenever we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.”
Thomas Paine

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.”
Samuel Adams

“The diminution of public virtue is usually attended with that of public happiness, and the public liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals.”
Samuel Adams

“[M]en will be free no longer then while they remain virtuous.”
Samuel Adams

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”
Samuel Adams

“A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy…. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader…. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.”
Samuel Adams

“No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous.”
Samuel Johnson

“No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”
George Mason

“[A] free government . . . cannot be supported without Virtue.”
Samuel Williams

“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look at his character. It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not necessary or important qualifications for political stations. But the scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, men of truth, hating covetousness. It is to the neglect of this rule that we must ascribe the multiplied frauds, breaches of trust, speculations and embezzlements of public property which astonish even ourselves; which tarnish the character of our country and which disgrace our government. When a citizen gives his vote to a man of known immorality, he abuses his civic responsibility; he not only sacrifices his own responsibility; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.”
Noah Webster

“…if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.”
Noah Webster

“Let a man’s zeal, profession, or even principles as to political measures be what they will, if he is without personal integrity and private virtue, as a man he is not to be trusted.”
John Witherspoon

“… the manners of the people in general are of the utmost moment to the stability of any civil society. When the body of a people are altogether corrupt in their manners, the government is ripe for dissolution.”
John Witherspoon

“So true is this, that civil liberty cannot be long preserved without virtue.”
John Witherspoon

“… but a republic once equally poised, must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty, and by some tumultuous revolution, either return to its first principles, or assume a more unhappy form.”
John Witherspoon

“A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.”
Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Machiavel, discoursing on these matters, finds virtue to be so essentially necessary to the establishment and preservation of liberty, that he thinks it impossible for a corrupted people to set up a good government, or for a tyranny to be introduced if they be virtuous; and makes this conclusion, ‘That where the matter (that is, the body of the people) is not corrupted, tumults and disorders do not hurt; and where it is corrupted, good laws do no good:’ which being confirmed by reason and experience, I think no wise man has ever contradicted him.”
Algernon Sidney

“[L]iberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted . . .”
Algernon Sidney

“[A]ll popular and well-mixed governments [republics] . . . are ever established by wise and good men, and can never be upheld otherwise than by virtue: The worst men always conspiring against them, they must fall, if the best have not power to preserve them. . . . [and] unless they be preserved in a great measure free from vices . . . .”
Algernon Sidney

Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice, virtue, and the common good, will always have men to promote those ends; and that which intends the advancement of one man’s desire and vanity, will abound in those that will foment them.”
Algernon Sidney

“[I]f vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.”
Algernon Sidney

“If the public safety be provided, liberty and propriety secured, justice administered, virtue encouraged, vice suppressed, and the true interest of the nation advanced, the ends of government are accomplished . . .”
Algernon Sidney

“[L]iberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.”
Benjamin Rush

“Without virtue there can be no liberty.”
Benjamin Rush

“The only foundation for… a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”
Benjamin Rush

“No free government can stand without virtue in the people, and a lofty spirit of partiotism.”
Andrew Jackson

“Lastly, our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits.”
Daniel Webster

“[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
Daniel Webster

“Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
Horace Greely

“What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.”
Edmund Burke

“Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.”
Edmund Burke

“Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them in great measure the laws depend. The law touches us but here and there, and now and then. Manners are what vex and smooth, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in. They give their whole form and color to our lives. According to their quality, they aid morals, they support them, or they totally destroy them.”
Edmund Burke

“It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, by leaving much to free will, even with some loss of the object , than to attempt to make men mere machines and instruments of political benevolence. The world on the whole will gain by a liberty, without which virtue cannot exist.”
Edmund Burke

“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsel of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”
Edmund Burke

“Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.”
Edmund Burke

“[T]he very best forms of government are vain without public virtue . . . .”
William A. Cocke

“No polity can be devised which shall perpetuate freedom among a people that are dead to honor and integrity. Liberty and virtue are twin sisters, and the best fabric in the world . . . .”
James H. Thornwell

“[P]erfect freedom consists in obeying the dictates of right reason, and submitting to natural law. When a man goes beyond or contrary to the law of nature and reason, he . . . introduces confusion and disorder into society . . . [thus] where licentiousness begins, liberty ends.”
Samuel West

“When was public virtue to be found when private was not?”
William Cowper

“The laws by which the Divine Ruler of the universe has decreed an indissoluble connection between public happiness and private virtue, whatever apparent exceptions may delude our short-sighted judgments, never fail to vindicate their supremacy and immutability.”
William Cabell Rives

“Unless virtue guide us our choice must be wrong.”
William Penn

“If men be good, government cannot be bad.”
William Penn

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.”
Frederick Douglas

“[R]eligion, morality and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.”
Northwest Ordinance of 1787

“I consider the domestic virtue of the Americans as the principle source of all their other qualities. It acts as a promoter of industry, as a stimulus to enterprise and as the most powerful restraint of public vice. . . . No government could be established on the same principle as that of the United States with a different code of morals.”
Francis Grund

“The American Constitution is remarkable for its simplicity; but it can only suffice a people habitually correct in their actions, and would be utterly inadequate to the wants of a different nation. Change the domestic habits of the Americans, their religious devotion, and their high respect for morality, and it will not be necessary to change a single letter in the Constitution in order to vary the whole form of their government.”
Francis Grund

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”
Douglas MacArthur

“[Liberty] considers religion as the safeguard of morality, and morality as the best security of law and the surest pledge of the duration of freedom.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her comodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies; and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast commerce, and it was not there. Not until I visited the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
An old adage attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville

“Somehow strangely the vice of men gets well represented and protected but their virtue has none to plead its cause — nor any charter of immunities and rights.”
Henry David Thoreau

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“We have never stopped sin by passing laws; and in the same way, we are not going to take a great moral ideal and achieve it merely by law.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“No government at any level, or at any price, can afford, on the crime side, the police necessary to assure our safety unless the overwhelming majority of us are guided by an inner, personal code of morality. And you will not get that inner, personal code of morality unless children are brought up in a family — a family that gives them the affection they seek, that makes them feel they belong, that guides them to the future, and that will build continuity in future generations. . . . the greatest inequality today is not inequality of wealth or income. It is the inequality between the child brought up in a loving, supportive family and one who has been denied that birthright.”
Lady Margaret Thatcher

“A state is nothing more than a reflection of its citizens; the more decent the citizens, the more decent the state.”
Ronald Reagan

“Today it would be progress if everyone would stop talking about values. Instead, let us talk, as the Founders did, about virtues.”
George Will

“The ultimate success of this government and the stability of its institutions, its progress in all that can make a nation honored, depend upon its adherence to the principles of truth and righteousness.”
John Lord

“Righteousness exalteth a nation.”
Proverbs 14:34

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Gerald Celente: PIIGS, Presstitutes And The Global Meltdown

Yet, despite the widely available economic facts and the ample evidence of faulty forecasts and failed government policies, the mainstream media continues to sell the public the big lie. By providing cover for the politicians and financiers, the Presstitutes of the world ­ with their stable of “well respected” pundits ­ are accomplices in promoting the egregiously transparent cover-up as a “recovery.”

From: Rense.com

PIIGS, Presstitutes And The Global Meltdown
By Gerald Celente

KINGSTON, NY – “Read All About It!” You couldn’t not read all about it! The media was full of reports about how happy stock market days were here again. After a stormy start, June closed and July began with US benchmark indexes racking up their biggest weekly gains in two years on good news: the US manufacturing index had unexpectedly risen, and the beleaguered debt-burdened Greeks were bailed out yet again ­ piling un-payable new debt on top of un-payable old debt.

Yes, there was some concern, but, as The New York Times reported on June 25th, “Two years into the official recovery, the economy is still behaving like a plane taxiing indefinitely on the runway. Few economists are predicting an out-and-out return to recession analysts generally expect the economy to pick up in the second half.”

The economists were forecasting strong job growth for June. But two weeks later, when the numbers came in, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that only 18,000 jobs had been created ­ not the 125,000 jobs projected by those same economists who were also not “predicting an out-and-out return to recession.”

Accordingly, without missing a beat, the Times changed its tune ­ writing new words to replace the old words they would never be forced to eat:

Feeble Job Numbers Show Recovery Starting to Stall

Defying Economists Forecast for Hiring, Unemployment Creeps Up to 9.2%

For the second consecutive month, employers added scarcely any jobs in June, startling evidence that the economic recovery is stumbling The government also revised downward the small gain for the previous month to 25,000 new jobs, less than half the original estimate. (The New York Times, 9 July 2011)

“Dismal Jobs Data Rock US Recovery” and “Worries Grow Over Jobs,” read the respective headlines in the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal on July 9th, dissipating the air of optimism that had recently rallied equity markets.

“Employment!” More than factory orders, GDP, corporate profits, retail sales, durable goods employment was the one big number that counted. There was no way to spin the consequences of 18,000 mostly low paying health care and hospitality jobs into the hopeful message implied by the 125,000 jobs forecast by most economists.

The equation was simple; the more people out of work, the less they consume. And in the United States, where consumer spending accounts for an estimated 70 percent of the GDP, without increased consumer spending, the economy was again recession bound.

Virtually overnight, one dire employment report unraveled two years’ worth of government spin and media complicity. In April 2010, Vice President Joseph Biden promised, “we’re going to be creating between 250,000 jobs a month and 500,000 jobs a month.” And in August 2010, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner declared that the “actions we took at its height [of the crisis] to stimulate the economy helped arrest the freefall, preventing an even deeper collapse and putting the economy on the road to recovery.”

But almost a year later, talking on “Meet the Press,” two days after the devastating employment data was released, the new, revised Geithner forecast was, “Oh, I think it’s [the recovery] going to take a long time still. This is a very tough economy. And I think for a lot of people it’s going to be ­ it’s going to feel very hard, harder than anything they’ve experienced in their lifetime now, for some time to come.”

Like the Biden boast long-buried and un-exhumed, the Geithner statement, a direct contradiction of his former projection went unchallenged, given the usual free pass by the “Meet the Press” Presstitutes.

There was, and is, no “return to recession.” As The Trends Research Institute had been forecasting since the onset of the Great Recession and the “Panic of ’08,” all those “bold actions” proudly cited by Geithner were no more than financial Prozac ­ multi-trillion-dollar band aids, palliatives, placebos and cover-ups packaged as TARP, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, QE2, and so on. At best, the “bold actions” merely guided the Great Recession into a brief remission, and that is all.

Global Ponzi It was a cover-up, not a recovery. And while the US may have been the first, it was not the only nation to try to fraudulently finagle its way out of a crisis and into prosperity. Like the US bailouts, the Greek survival package ­ praised as an important stopgap success only last week ­ has neither guaranteed keeping the Greek banking system afloat nor guaranteed it won’t default.

Now Italy has caught the contagion. Fattest of the PIIGS (acronym for Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) ­ the eurozone’s third largest economy ­ with its 120 percent public debt to GDP ratio, Italy is bleeding red ink all over its balance sheet. Borrowing more to service its debt load and imposing draconian austerity measures to reign in government spending will, at best, provide a respite from the financial crisis or, at worst, foment a revolution. (See, “Off With Their Heads, 2.0, Trends Journal, Autumn 2010)

Then there’s China, who panicked when the “Panic of 08” blew out their export driven economy, and, like the West, used cheap credit and huge stimulus packages to prevent a major economic contraction. While China’s crisis differs from the West’s in that it has large currency reserves and its debt is homegrown and home-loaned, it’s still debt and has to be repaid.

And unlike the West, which pumped trillions into just keeping its economies afloat, the Chinese multi-trillion yuan infusions have created an immense, ready-to-pop property bubble. But this time, like the West, there will be no available fiscal or monetary government policies to re-inflate their faltering economy.

And as goes the US, Europe and China ­ so goes the rest of the world. From India to Israel, Brazil to Bangladesh, Chile to Russia, no nation will escape the economic fallout and few will escape the political consequences.

Yet, despite the widely available economic facts and the ample evidence of faulty forecasts and failed government policies, the mainstream media continues to sell the public the big lie. By providing cover for the politicians and financiers, the Presstitutes of the world ­ with their stable of “well respected” pundits ­ are accomplices in promoting the egregiously transparent cover-up as a “recovery.”

Trendpost: After descending to $1,480 less than two weeks ago, as this is written, gold is flirting with $1,600. We see this surge as a recognition of the greater financial and socioeconomic collapse we have been forecasting since the onset of the “Panic of ’08.” We hold to our forecast of “Gold $2,000,” and depending on how the coming crisis unfolds and the responses to it made by governments and central banks, $2,000 may prove but a temporary ceiling before climbing higher.

To schedule an interview with Gerald Celente, Trends Journal publisher, please contact: Zeke West, Media Relations, zwest@trendsresearch.com 845 331.3500 ext. 1

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2011 JULY 23 – 29

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US: Legal opposition to the introduction of genetically engineered alfalfa has been bungled time and again. This is assumed to be mere incompetence, but now we learn that the lawyers opposing GE seeds receive funding from those who promote GE seeds? [The phrase ‘controlled opposition’ comes to mind.] MorphCity 2011 Jul 29 (Cached)

Goldman Sachs strikes again! It has acquired a major share of warehouses that store industrial metals, such as aluminum. Following rules of the London Metals Exchange (no free market here), they are allowed to keep the metal in their warehouses long after the owners ask for delivery. This gives Goldman additional storage fees and creates an artificial shortage, which drives up the price. [Because Goldman is a major trader in these metals, it benefits from scarcity – especially if it can manipulate delivery schedules.]  Reuters 2011 Jul 29 (Cached)

In spite of massive bee die-off in rural areas, healthy hives are thriving in cities. [This article fails to point out the most likely cause of the difference: Pesticides are used in farming areas but not in urban areas. Unfortunately, urban bees are too few in number and in the wrong location for pollination of crops.] Yahoo 2011 Jul 29 (Cached)

Czech President equates environmentalism with Communism. The goal, he says, is control over society. Herald Sun 2011 Jul 28 (Cached)

US: Posse Comitatus is a rule of law that used to prohibit the federal government from using military forces for law enforcement inside the United States. That was the job of states and local government. The purpose was to prevent a federal dictatorship. Here are examples of how Posse Comitatus now is ignored in America. InfoWars 2011 Jul 28 (Cached)

Greece: Government signs over ALL of its assets (real estate, cash funds, and tax revenues) to the European Commission, IMF, and the European Central Bank as collateral for the bailouts it received. The bailout money went to pay interest on loans from foreign banks. [Rebellion is possible but, if so, the present collectivist regime likely will be replaced by a new collectivist regime, and the plunder will continue.] RawStory 2011 Jul 28 (Cached)

South Korea: Scientists genetically engineered a cloned dog that glows in the dark. [They claim to be looking for cures of human diseases, but this must be viewed as part of the global race for genetically engineering sub-species of humans.]
2011 Jul 28 (Cached)

Bank of America is bulldozing foreclosed homes it does not want on its books because of their low value. However, part of the reason for their low value is that the bank allowed them to fall into ruin. Wells Fargo, Citigroup, JP Morgan, and Fannie Mae are considering similar action.
Naked Capitalism
2011 Jul 28 (Cached)

Nigeria: Government vows to prosecute parents who reject polio vaccines for their children. These vaccines were suspended in 2003-2004 because Muslim leaders said they were causing infertility and it was a Western depopulation plot.
2011 Jul 28 (Cached)

New NASA data blows a gaping hole in the global-warming myth, because much more heat is escaping from the atmosphere than predicted by the UN computer models. Forbes 2011 Jul 27 (Cached)

Cinnamon has properties that kill bacteria and could help Alzheimer’s patients. However, a therapeutic dose would require so much cinnamon that it would be toxic. To solve that problem, researchers are looking for a way to concentrate only the medically active ingredient.
2011 Jun 27 (Cached)

Calls and e-mails flood Congress after Obama’s TV appeal to raise the debt ceiling. His message was simple: To have “a balanced approach to reducing the dept,” Congress must increase the debt. [Millions of brain-dead Americans think that makes sense.]
My Fox
2011 Jul 26 (Cached)

US: Three charts show that Republicans and Democrats alike are responsible for the staggering debt in the US. Destruction of the American economy has been bi-partisan.
Business Insider
2011 Jul 26 (Cached)

US: Banks have an ever-growing inventory of mortgage-defaulted homes. If they put them all up for sale, the home market would be depressed even further than it is now. [Although banks have been bailed out by taxpayers partly to cover these losses, eventually, the homes must be sold or bulldozed. If sold, the home market will drop further. If bulldozed, taxpayers will be on the hook to reimburse the banks for their losses. In either case, the common man will suffer while politicians and bankers will do well.]
2011 Jul 26 (Cached)

Libya: NATO military forces destroyed the country’s water supply that serves 70% of the population. NATO then destroyed the water-pipe factory so the system cannot be repaired. [Many are calling this a war crime against civilians. We agree.]
2011 Jul 26

US: FDA says walnuts are drugs and must be regulated as such if sellers tell customers they may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The fact that these claims are backed by research makes no difference. DailyMail 2011 Jul 26 (Cached)

List of communities around the world that, since 1990, have rejected fluoridated water.
Fluoride Alert
posted 2011 Jul 26 (Cached)

UK: Scientists have secretly created over 150 human/animal hybrids over the last 3 years, justifying the experiments by claiming they are trying to find cures for disease. [We believe that is a cover story for the real goal, which is the creation of a human sub-species to serve as docile workers and servants. We also believe this is highly unethical if not insane.] DailyMail 2011 Jul 25 (Cached)

US: 10 mind-blowing facts about the financial condition of American families for example, the average household carries $75,600 in debt.
Business Insider
2011 Jul 25 (Cached)

This camouflage concealed the Lockheed aircraft plant in Burbank, California, in WWII.
Click to see what was under this.

US: Audit of the Federal Reserve shows  $16 trillion transferred to American and foreign banks and corporations, much more than previously suspected. This was not authorized by Congress. As long as collectivists are in control, it will continue until the nation is destroyed. Business Insider Jul 25 (Cached)

Obama, issues an executive order that allows US Immigration Service to use ‘prosecutorial discretion’ which means they can refuse to enforce immigration laws. Immigration amnesty now is possible without approval of Congress. Tea Party Tribune 2011 Jul 24 (Cached)

California Child Protection Agency takes children away from homeschool, anti-vaccine family on a bogus charge. Even though the charge has been dropped, the children still are held in foster care. Activist Post 2011 Jul 23 (Cached)

Fukushima residents confront government officials from Tokyo. Residents are angry because the government has not shown concern for their exposure to radiation and has done nothing to help them. Officials have no answers and walk out of the meeting. YouTube 2011 Jul 23

Libya: NATO military forces destroyed the country’s water supply that serves 70% of the population. NATO then destroyed the water-pipe factory so the system cannot be repaired. [Many are calling this a war crime against civilians. We agree.]
2011 Jul 23 (Cached)

233 Congress members have profited mightily while in office because they have privileged information but are exempt from prosecution for “insider trading”.  They also receive pay-offs for political favors. YouTube Posted 2011 Jul 23

Click here for a list of these politicians and their wealth.

US: Last week, we reported that Congressman Boswell, a Democrat from Iowa, fought off a robber in his home while his grandson retrieved a shotgun and threatened the intruder with it. We since have learned that Boswell is an ardent gun-control advocate and has voted consistently to limit the ability of Americans to defend themselves with firearms. [Clearly, there is a double standard here. The word hypocrisy comes to mind.]
Posted 2011 Jul 23 (Cached)


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‘Genetic Armageddon’ presented by Alex Jones reveals grotesque genetic engineering experiments that reduce fertility, increase cancer, blend humans with animals, and are aimed at creating new sub-human species. You MUST become aware of these facts. The survival of the human race is hanging in the balance. YouTube 2011 Jul 27

The Norway massacre has earmarks of a psy-ops event: Anders Breivik is reported to be a “lone gunman” but the planning, precision, and physical maneuvers required for the attack are unrealistic for one man. Eyewitnesses say there were multiple shooters. In court, when Breivik began to speak of assistance from others, the court immediately silenced him and took him from the courtroom. [Note that he is labeled a “political extremist.” The implication is that all dissenters probably are just like him and should be locked up before they can do harm. Clever!] 21st Century Wire 2011 Jul 26 (Cached)

Nuclear physicist Arnie Gunderson gives an update on Fukushima. Radiation is decreasing but will continue to be dangerously high for several generations. Black rain (radioactive fallout) is the likely explanation for contaminated beef. This is a highly informative report.  Fairwinds 2011 Jul 19

Freedom ForceUnfiltered News is as serious as it gets, but laughter is good for the soul and helps to keep our equilibrium amid the chaos. So, here are quips, gags, and images to put a smile on your face. If you have some you would like to share, please send them here.

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal and asks the first man he meets, ‘Do you want to go to heaven?’ The man said, ‘I do, Father.’ The priest said, ‘Then stand over there against the wall.’

Then the priest asked the second man, ‘Do you want to go to heaven?’ ‘Certainly, Father,’ the man replied. ‘Then stand over there against the wall,’ said the priest.

Then Father Murphy walked up to O’Toole and asked, ‘Do you want to go to heaven?’ O’Toole said, ‘No, I don’t Father.’ The priest said, ‘I don’t believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don’t want to go to heaven?’

O’Toole said, ‘Oh, when I die , yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.’

        Ron Paul throws a party for his colleagues
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Mike Adam’s Natural News Headlines

From: NaturalNews.com

Scientists clone genetically-modified dog that ‘glows’ when given antibiotic

By Jonathan Benson, staff writer
July 29 – Mad science continues with the recent announcement that South Korean scientists at Seoul National University (SNU) have successfully cloned a genetically-engineered (GE) dog that they say glows “fluorescent…

UK government to save DNA profiles of innocent people, civil liberties groups speak out

By Jonathan Benson, staff writer
July 29 – If you are arrested in the UK on suspicion that you may have committed a crime but are later proven innocent, your DNA profile will still remain within government databases, according to a new report in The…

NPR poll: Majority of Americans prefer organics, most want produce from either farmers markets or home gardens rather than supermarkets

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
July 29 – When it comes down to pure consumer preference, the majority of Americans prefer organic food over conventional food, according to the results of a new poll released by NPR. Most Americans also prefer to obtain…

GMOs killing off Monarch butterflies, report finds

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
July 29 – You have likely seen them dancing through the air and gracing the petals and leaves of various plants and shrubs. But a new study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity says that the popular…

Three questions that will reset your moral compass and reveal your self-improvement needs

By Mike Bundrant
July 29 – There is no shortage of organizations and people in this world that will tell you how you should be living your life. It’s easy enough to follow someone else’s moral compass if you are so inclined. The most…

Visiting a hospital far riskier than flying in an airplane

By J. D. Heyes
July 29 – They say that flying is the safest way to travel, but who would have thought that it is even safer than visiting a hospital? Yes it is, according to the World Health Organization, which recently appointed…

Keeping your colon clean

By Jane Goldberg
July 29 – It is unfortunate that American doctors have contended for decades that the number of bowel movements an individual has is unrelated to health. They have convinced most of us that they are correct. Most people…

What’s really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry’s most evil ingredients

By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
July 28 – Ever wonder what’s really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, “What ingredients should I avoid?” So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease…

Widely used CAD mammography tool fails to find invasive breast cancer, causes needless tests and stress

By S. L. Baker, features writer
July 28 – Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology, which analyzes mammography images and marks suspicious areas for radiologists to review, has been widely hyped and pushed on women as a way to insure invasive breast…

The incredible health transformation of Frank Ferrante (documentary)

By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
July 28 – Ready to be inspired? Frank Ferrante is living proof of the healing power of live food nutrition, daily positive affirmations, gratitude, holistic health practices, and the support and compassion of good community…

Theft is on the rise in a worsening economy

By Christina Luisa
July 28 – It is not strange to hear about cars, jewelry or money being stolen. These days, desperate thieves are choosing bizarre targets: copper wires, air conditioning units, storm drain covers, grapes, ambulances,…

The Unthinkable Financial Ruin of America

By Mark Sircus., AC, OMD
July 28 – People and governments around the world are fast running out of money. This is common news today, the inability to meet payments and the building up of debt. Though many individuals, corporations, towns, cities…

Hospital files $9.2 million claim against estate of patient who died after five-year stay

By Jonathan Benson, staff writer
July 28 – In what is perhaps the largest hospital bill case in history, Tampa General Hospital in Florida has reportedly filed a $9.2 million claim against the estate of Tameka Jaqway, a former inpatient at the hospital…

Monsanto Nation: Taking Down Goliath

By Ronnie Cummins
July 28 – “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” – Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star…

Homeopathic Solutions on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour

By Jonathan Landsman
July 28 – Do you know about Homeopathy? If you suffer from serious or recurring conditions or you have had a number of acute illnesses recently – this program may be a blessing of information. The NaturalNews Talk Hour…

FDA admits heart drug doubles risk of death

By J. D. Heyes
July 28 – Regulators with the Food and Drug Administration have warned that Multaq, a cardiac drug Sanofi, has been linked with fatal heart problems in a clinical trial the company recently ended. In the study involving…

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[video] Sheriff Richard Mack In-Studio: The County Sheriff, America’s Last Hope — “We’ve lost our soul.” Barack Obama is a “subterfuge specialist” — What local communities can do…

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

“We’ve lost our soul.”

“He (Barack Obama) is a subterfuge specialist.”

“The worst accomplice with the government brainwashing
is the mainstream media.”

“There was 9/11,
so we got to destroy your Constitution.”

– Sheriff Richard Mack



1. Deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal.

2. A statement or action resorted to in order to deceive.

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTMosx3vyfU]Sheriff Richard Mack In-Studio: The County Sheriff, America’s Last Hope 1/5

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Alex talks with former sheriff Richard Mack today in-studio. Mack served in the Provo, Utah, police department and was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties in 1994. He is renowned for challenging the constitutionality of the Brady Bill and fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court where Mack and other police officers won a monumental decision for freedom. Mack and Alex will talk about Fast and Furious, the federal government operation to smuggle weapons into Mexico. Alex also covers the news and takes your calls.





[Interesting microcausum of what’s happening nationally] Quartzsite, AZ Mayor Ed Foster: Selective Enforcement by Gestapo Police Chief! – Alex Jones Tv

But “conspiracies don’t happen,”

According to Fox News,
“anyone who believes in conspiracies is a nut,”

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[music video] Seawind: The Devil Is A Liar —
“Don’t let the Devil do his number on you, child”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbhLnh3X5HE]Quartzsite, AZ Mayor Ed Foster: Selective Enforcement by Gestapo Police Chief! – Alex Jones Tv

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[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViUtjA1ImQc]Beyond Treason (Depleted Uranium US-WMD Iraq War Veterans Dying 2005).divx.avi

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