Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Debt and BS

Dr. A. H. Krieg

The demagoguery of the political left shows no sign of abating. The phrase ‘debt ceiling default crisis” is the construct of the political left with the veracity of a pile of bull poop. The only possible crisis would be if Obama chooses for political reason to create such, which by the to date demonstrated lack of leadership appears to be in the making. The ever politically active and leftist lamestream media are as usual showing their true colors by propagating the myth of default, should the nation cease its endless expansion of borrowed funds. It’s the “Ponzigoniff Banksters” that loan us the funds at interest who are the puppet masters pulling the media and politicos strings from behind the scenes.

Information obtained from the Daily Treasury Statements indicate that 60% of government income, about $ 200 billion per month, is derived from revenues generated by taxes. In view of the fact that the monthly interest payment on the national debt is $ 29 billion per month we are still left with $ 171 billion for daily operations, social security etc. The default scenario is a ruse by the political left to expand their welfare state, so as to attain more political support through dependency. After all that’s the way the Republocrats have operated ever since the Wilson administration.

Further investigation indicates that Social security costs $49.2 billion per month and Medicaid costs $50 billion, subtracted from the remaining $171 billion we are left with $71.8 billion.

It is unfortunate that government does not prioritize paying of bills. In fact government operates their accounting, bookkeeping, and day-to-day operations in a manner that would place the CEO and CFO of any corporation in jail if they functioned in the same manner. I would propose that all elected federal officers have their salaries and expenses curtailed until this matter is property addressed. We won’t see that happening! Considering that the VA and military payrolls are under $6 billion, the threat to withhold military pay that Obama has used once before is a non-starter. We could also eliminate non-performing agencies, something that we have recommended for decades.

The U.S. Department of Education costs (2011) $71 billion up from $32 billion when Obama took office. Additionally AARA (American Recovery & Investment Act), which acts in part as a slush fund for the DE, consumes another (2011) $ 23 billion. So total education expenses by the Fed is up $ 62 billion since Obozo took office. One would think that as a result of a whopping 100% plus increase in spending that student’s competency would be on top of the world’s educational standards. Were number 34 worldwide. This would have nothing to do with the fact that Ame Duncan our secretary of education managed the nations worst school district (Chicago) before being appointed by Obama. I say, shut the entire department down. Since its inception by Jimmy Carter student competency has fallen from number four in the world to number 34. Not exactly a stellar performance.

The U. S. Department of Energy (another Carter fiasco) costs taxpayers (2012) $29.5 billion (do understand that it is not easy to find out what these cabinet offices have as budgets) which Secretary Steven Chu defends as a minor increase of $3.1 billion over 2011. We the people cut our expenses and government bureaucracies spend more, and try to justify that with a blizzard of BS. The Department of Energy is about as useful as tits on a bull. Chu is an academic who has no business running an agency with thousands of employees. The DOE has in the past been instrumental in causing a gasoline shortage, driving up the cost of fuel, overseeing policies, which reduce domestic energy production, and fostering the increase of fossil fuels imports. We won’t even address their blatant opposition to nuclear electric generation through their sub-agency the AEC that has caused the cost of building a nuclear electric plants to over four times that in any other nation. DOE being about as useful as a turd in a punch bowl should be abolished saving America billions.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, an agency desperately looking for a cause, costs taxpayers $ 47.8 billion. The government frankly has no business in the housing business either as a guarantor of mortgages (Freddie and Fannie) or in owning and leasing homes and apartments. Every last federally funded housing project in America is a dump. I well remember government housing in the Bronx, one of them was called rape city. In fact all over urban America every DHUD project is a social disaster, economic plight, and general location of lowlifes. This agency is one of the primary suspects in the real-estate bubble burst that is at least in part responsible for our present economic disaster. The agency must be eliminated and their owned properties sold to private investors, who will undoubtedly clean the mess up.

The Department of Labor, which is a hangover of the Wilson administration of 1913 the worst year for the Republic, proposes a budget of $12.8 Billion for 2012. Labor is an accommodation made by the Wilson administration to organized (unionized) labor of the 1920’s when a plurality of blue-collar employment was unionized. Today less than 15% of workers are unionized, all having realized that they can do better on their own than paying union thugs to administer and negotiate their wages. Aside from trumpeting unionization, the Debarment of Labor serves no logical purpose in the 21st century. It should be abolished immediately.

By just shutting down four agencies, whose value is highly suspect, the government can save $193.1 billions. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and our troops in Europe, Korea, Japan, Columbia, Peru, and elsewhere are costing American taxpayers $1 trillion, $223 billion $715 million since 2001. The war in Afghanistan $437 billion, Iraq, $788 billion, Libya, $2.4 billion. In fact we have 750 foreign military bases in 135 different countries, more than the entire rest of the world combined. Out of all the revenue collected from the American public about 70% is allocated to the Department of War, which is what the Departement of Defense was called in the 40’s, a more accurate name.

I sincerely hope that you are gaining an understanding of just how ingenious our pundits, media, and politicians, but especially Obama are on the debt issue. Only by looking behind the scenes will you see how corrupt this entire debate is. The issue most prominent being that our politicians primary interest is not America, you the tax payers, or even our economy, their interest is solely seated in their ability to get re-elected. To those ends they will do or say anything that in their opinion will ensure their continued re-election, which they already enjoy at an 87% incumbency re-election rate. The facts that primarily the Democrats are following a path of economic collapse at the request of the banksters may be considerd to be a foregone conclusion; the fact that both parties are involved goes without saying.

The end game being a one world banking system run by the Ponzigoniff banksters for their fun and pleasure. This system is the New World Order.

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By Joan Hough

Too bad, too sad---that too many of our nation's intellectually capable citizens have been unable to understand the role Communism since the mid 1800's has played in the U.S. government via BOTH of our so-called GREAT political parties. How frequently belittled have been those of us declaring that the two political parties are BIRDS OF A FEATHER--two sides of the same coin--sisters under the skin, etc.

Our good Lord know that Communist propaganda caused the War against our Southern people and is still just as effective today as it was in the 1800's. If only we --you and I--have the power to create some back to the Constitutional Republic publicity and propagandize our side as to what America is supposed to be and MUST be. This must be done if we are to survive the onslaught of Communism hidden under the word "Democracy" and pushed forward under the auspices of THE UNITED NATIONS and the Republican and Democrat parties.

All our troubles began when our South fail to counter the Communist propaganda of the 1800's. That propaganda brought about the north's invasion of a sovereign nation made up of states legally divisible from the Union. The precious blood of Southern patriots still stains the soil of the South. Southern children and northern ones have been, for over a century, brainwashed through Communist-designed school programs, so lack any understanding about our original U.S. Republican form of government designed for us by the founding fathers.

So we think ours is supposed to be A DEMOCRACY because we do not know that democracy is a type of government found repulsive and rejected by the creators of the Constitution. We think that SECESSION was and still is, illegal, that is—unconstitutional. (Francis Bellamy’s Pledge of Allegiance has well-washed this into our brains.) We, also, think it is ok that the U.S. government amended the Constitution while disallowing most Southerners to vote. We have forgotten that murderous bayonets forced Southerners to take oaths to take oaths to conquerors. We think it fine and dandy that the government and the Supreme Court declared an amendment legal that was not constitutionally ratified by the required number of states. We even think that Communist-inspired constitutional amendments are samples of true Americanism. And that it is perfectly wonderful that the States Rights guaranteed in the Constitution was destroyed when the U.S. senators won freedom from the control of their states! And as to the perfect success of the brainwashing given us, we declare Abe Lincoln the “best” American president—the one who freed the slaves because he so believed in equality. (We know not and know not we know not.)

When the proud Republicans righteously claim that their party is RETURNING TO ITS ROOTS, how many among us realize the REAL TRUTH--that the "real" roots, the CARL MARX- Abe Lincoln roots, were those of the "tree of Communism"?

Any Southerner who says, "My family has always been Republican" is telling us something. He is telling us that his family has "always" belonged to the Party that deliberately, viciously, and determinedly DESTROYED our Southern people and our sovereign South.

Of course, the Democratic Party was infiltrated by the same Communist ilk, so both political parties should be anathemas to true red, white, and blue Americans.

Our very own ignorance is, once again, killing our young who are being constantly sent to foreign soil to fight the New World Order battles of the Party Puppeteers and their Communist-designed United Nations.

The only thing most of us can do is to educate ourselves and all who will listen. We MUST NOT support Republicans unless they are proved Constitutionalists! IN FACT, IF THEY CHOOSE TO REMAIN IGNORANT OF THE ROLE OF COMMUNISM IN THE CREATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THEY ARE NOT FIT TO REPRESENT THOSE OF US WHO ARE OPPOSED TO COMMUNISM.

If at all possible those of us still capable of independent thinking should join a MILITANT CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT. Unfortunately, the Tea Party bunch isn't it. Proof of this lies in their take over by Republican leaders -having Newt Gingrich as one of their featured speakers-- Tea Party folks backing the New World Order McCain for President--for example and adoring McCain’s vice presidential choice. The worship of pretty women who know a few Conservative words is further proof.

Republican party members must wise up to the truth-- Republicans elected to office as conservatives, USUALLY wind up enslaved to the Party Leaders because of a variation of reasons including blackmail, threats, and bribery. There are a few exceptions, but in general we must expect that the newly elected ones seem to take one sniff of the Potomac and convert into the same ole, New World Order advocates they replaced. And like the ever-so-Christian George Bush II, they quickly make their actions exactly opposite from those words (lies) which enabled their election to office.

The great Texas Governors do seem to become highly adept at changing their tunes, but not their actions. Thus we have “Trans American Corridor Perry” rhythmically hopping to the place where he can kneel down and lick the boots of the “New World Order’s Council on Foreign Relations - and its Bilderberg group. Perry hops while declaring himself “one of the good guys." Clinton did the same jig---and of course Bush I. plays the Bilderberg, CFR fiddle to which Clinton danced and Perry wants to dance.

Because Americans are, by nature, warm, friendly, HONEST, self-absorbed individuals, it is virtually impossible for them to comprehend the motives of twisted, dedicated, fanatic believers in Communism and the elite leaders who know how to use that ideology to gain more and more power and money. Because of good Americans' brainwashed mentalities, they continue to believe that Communism is something idealistically desirable---because equality is its theme, sharing of the "wealth" its goal, and compassion its middle name. They believe that Communism (Socialism) really means "from each according to his ability to each according to his need"--just as declared the great Lyndon B. Johnson, another good Texas president who arranged to make votes for his Senatorial opponent disappear.

People still believe that the Republican Party can be changed and be "good again." This failure to face reality is destined to "do us in." The Republican Party temporarily achieved a reputation for being the most conservative of the two parties--but that was only a facade concealing its ROTTEN core.

If only the Constitution Party could have gained some steam. But with both of the Communist-approved parties (Republican and Democrat) against it--- and the dumbing down of the American populace for almost two centuries, the Constitution Party was ill-prepared to convince anyone of its value other than a small percentage of folks with higher than average intellectual ability. The intellectually average and below average Americans must be propagandized if they are to break away from the established Parties and vote against the Communists and the Commie dupes. Intellectually superior Americans if presented with the truth may be able to cast off their academically administered brainwash.

America’s talented, anti-one world government writers and speakers must inform themselves and get to work! Surely it is not only Communistic, New World Order Republicans who have the ability to influence voters.


By Andrew C. Wallace

Friday, July 22, 2011




”The first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of RULING CLASS to win the battle of democracy.” “The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degrees, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state. . .” [Quoted verbatim from the Communist Manifesto.]

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. Eventually “Nobody OWNS nothing,” and the Marxist [New World Order] leaders live HIGH ON THE HOG While the real proletariat wallows low in the mud! The bourgeoisie no longer exists (except in the bodies of the all powerful leaders!) The leaders will tell all where to live! As in Lenin’s Russia, twelve “renting” families can share on kitchen and one bathroom. Neighbors who bathe together SAVE water together! And can be taught “not to look!” as in the Israel kibbutz reported by Bruno Bettleheim in his Children of the Dream,

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax so Commies can take from the HAVES AND GIVE TO THE HAVE NOTS—From each according to his ability to each according to his need! —AND GIVE THE GREAT Commie LEADERS GREAT AMOUNTS OF GOODIES!! 1st Income tax slapped on U.S, Citizens by President Lincoln brought back in 1913

3. Abolition of all right of inheritance Because “NOBODY IS SUPPOSED TO OWN NOTHING,” SO SHOULD ONLY HAVE “NOTHING” TO LEAVE THEIR KIDS OR ANYBODY THEY LIKE. Until this stage of Communist perfection is reached the Central Government collects HEAVY taxes on ALL PROPERTY that folks THINK they own. U.S. LAWS: Federal –State Tax of 1916; Reformed Probate Laws; Limited inheritance-Arbitrary Inheritance Tax statutes.. U.S. government simply took so much away from most Southerners there was little for their children to inherit.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. Those bourgeois who wave Rebel flags need to lose EVERYTHING! Reconstruction Republicans took EVERYTHING AWAY FROM SOUTHERNERS via taxes, robbery and murder. Only the “good voters” (Republicans in 1860’s- Democrats added later) and their Commie controllers were the proletariat! White Southerners were the bourgeoisie.
Tax Laws and government seizures; Public Law 99-5870 of 1986; Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2001 giving private land to Department of Urban Development; imprisonment of all who speak or write anti-government words- 1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill; and IRS confiscation of property without due process

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. Name it the FEDERAL RESERVE!-let it print lots of paper money backed by nothing, lend it to the government and charge interest for “the people” to pay, so Marxist leaders can live HIGH ON THE HOG!.] Local banks are members of the Federal Reserve and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state. The all powerful central government controls the newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, television stations, the Internet, telephones, pigeons, and all smoke signals. Create Transcontinental Highways; allow vehicles to arrive from any country without a border halt. Its in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) alive through the ICC act of 1887, the Commissions 1934 Act. The Interstate Commerce 1938 established Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and Executive Orders 10999 and 11490, State driver’s licenses and regulations of the Department of Transportation

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. Workers will live on farms. Found in “corporate capacity as in: The Desert Entry Act, Departments of: Agriculture, Commerce and Labor, Interior and Interior, in the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureaus of: Land Management, Reclamation, and Mines: the National Park Service and the control of business through corporate regulations determined by the IRS

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. Obama’s army for the young—(add to this the Army of the Old and Middle-aged.) Everyone must march while singing to work. Commie Leaders will not lead you to work but will tell you where, when and how long you must slave if you are to eat You won’t even have to decide what and when you’ll eat.
Think Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor; Think “The National debt and inflation” The “need” for two income family structure with Mama in the workplace instead of at home; the 19th Constitutional Amendment; the 14th Constitutional Amendment-- Civil Right Act, Affirmative Action; Federal Public Works Program, Expect no sick days and no vacations. You’ll work where you’re TOLD to work and when

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country. 1949 Planning Reorganization Act; zoning laws; Super Corporate Farms; various Executive Orders affecting ten regions; Public laws. You WILL live only where WE tell you to live- or you will not live

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. The Republican-Marxist Reconstruction began brainwashing Southern children after the invaders won in the South. Only Republicans were allowed to teach in Southern schools; only Republican books permitted. Thus began “Get’em young and train’em LEFT! “ Little minds of the little workers will be “programmed (brainwashed] so COMMIES can remain in control forevermore. Those little boogers will learn early to work. They’ll learn early on that the government tells the truth, parents lie! The leaders ‘kids, of course, will be treated differently because; after all THEY are the future leaders! No child left behind! U.S. Department of Education controls the shots. Controlled librarians will select all library reading materials and the National Education Association, with the “guidance” of the U.S. Secretary of Education will approve all textbooks. All of this is in perfect accord with what is found in” Brave New World” and “1984.”

Note: The ten planks right from the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels appeared in a paper entitled “Communist Goals for the Takeover of America published in the Congressional Record, January 10, 1963. The modern interpretation therein was not as extensive as the one found in this present paper written by Joan Hough.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our Trip to Switzerland

Dr. A. H. Krieg

Let me prerequisite everything with the fact that Switzerland is very expensive, but that you get what you pay for. It also helps to understand the Swiss Frank (CHF) is without question the strongest currency on the world stage. This is verified by the fact that gold today sells in Swiss Franks for the same amount that it did a year ago; not exactly what we are experiencing in America at present. Additionally in the four weeks we were there the dollar fell from 0.84 to 0.81 CHF and as we all know the EURO is in Swiss Franks tanking.

The IMF has issued a warning about a potential EURO crisis that they anticipate will be “very costly” for the world economy, at the same time Moody has issued a warning about a potential downgrade of their rating of the dollar. The facts most commonly remaining unreported is that Greece and Iceland are bankrupt, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, are on the edge of a great precipice. We won’t even go to IL, CA, NY, OH and other American states whose finacial obligations look even worse than those in Europe.

In the mean time the Bilderbergers had their teat-a-teat at the exclusive Suvretta House in St Moritz one of the worlds most expensive resort locations and hotels, with near a published comment on the world finacial mess. The banksters are sworn never to broach the subject.

The EU central bank through the offices of the Brussels based European Congress has once again bailed out Greece thus encouraging Italy to follow suite and also be bailed them out, an unlikely scenario considering that Italy is the EU’s third largest economy, shades of California? The Germans who bear the brunt of continuously bailing out southern Europe are getting anxious, while the EU is pulling every possible trick to get Switzerland to join the EU, obviously to get at the Swiss Frank and the stable Swiss money. No chance; opposition to any joining of the EU by Switzerland has done nothing but grow, now consuming more than 85% of the Swiss electorate. Germany is developing a “Tea Party” like opposition to the political structure in Berlin, which is gaining momentum.

The world economic crisis that the political left likes to blame on the “Capitalist markets” is in fact a socialist construct, which came about through the relentless and unceasing spendthrift policies of the political left worldwide. Symptoms of this malady are more than apparent in; Greece’s lazy population that refuses to put in a full day’s work, Italy’s workers who spend more time consuming espresso than in fruitful labor, and a worldwide corrupt political system whose leadership unceasingly promotes more and better public services without any consideration of means to pay for same. The social systems established by the left are out of control, and financially unsustainable worldwide. Universal healthcare has long been the “Trojan Horse” of the socialists to attain their popular electoral majorities. However eventually you can rob Peter to pay Paul only as long as Peter has wealth, once that wealth is deflated the state as they are finally grasping, has become unable to continue funding all their pet projects of free education, free universities, free healthcare, fee drugs, etc. The fact that in America the top 20% pay 95% of the taxes has certain relevance here.

While all this is common knowledge the fact that the same psychopaths that destroy the national manufacturing base of producing nations through the use “Free Trade” remains unchallenged. With the destruction of American manufacturing the ability of the nation to absorb run-away socialist programs has basically evaporated. Germany in the mean time is boosting their manufacturing by exporting 200 Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia and gads of naval vessels elsewhere.

The fact that the “Interventionist State” and world banking monopoly worldwide is the cause of the economic situation should be clearly understood by all. We are not in a caused failure of capitalist economics, after all the presently operating system was conceived by a socialist and is by its very nature a socialist contrivance. The “Fabian Socialist“ “monitory system”, under which the world has operated since the 1940’s; Keynesian economics, was brought about thought the efforts of John Maynard Keynes who was a member of the Fabian Society, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs and his RIIA and CFR supporters at a meeting in New Hampshire’s White Mountains after WWII. It took the world off the gold standard replacing it with fiat (paper) money that could by design of the Keynesians be backed by debt or by nothing. The dollar was in fact after that meeting, backed by debt until March of 2009 when it was monitorized and is now backed by nothing, and you wonder why we have 10+% annual inflation the government claims is 1.4%.

For the novice monitorysation is the process by which government bonds are offered for sale at prevailing interest rate and then, when they don’t sell the government buys them through printing more fiat money. This corrupt process is akin to taking funds out of your left pocket to pay of debt in your right pocket. Any private sector CEO trying the same sort of shenanigans would be in jail in a heartbeat, banksters are not required to play by the same rules as the rest of us as insider trading clearly demonstrates. In America’s case this has been taken one step further, but without success, by the FED offering a T-bill and T-notes at discounted price and with an inflation guarantee. The moment inventors realized that the government and private banking monopoly sets the inflation rate percentage and eliminates all those pesky items that have the highest inflation rate the jig, as they say was up, and American papers rapidly went out of style, as any Chinese economist will confirm.

The consequence of all these government and banking corrupt practices has been the continual rise in gold silver and oil, the CHF and the fall of dollar value. Many people do not realize that the fall of the dollar in value is called inflation and that the consequence of it is the continual increase in cost of everything we purchase. Other effects are to lower the cost of American goods in the export sector, but with most of our manufacturing base shut down through free trade policies that hardly makes much difference. While Swiss, German and north European nations do their best to support their manufacturing base, institutionalized American foreign and domestic policy has been to destroy American manufacturing. This concept grew out of Fabian economics and “futuristic” rubbish concepts that believe that the future is based on an “Information Society “. None has ever articulated how you build a car, house or machine tool out of information. These naïve’ concepts come from academia, socialist, community organizers and lawyers whose economic understanding is equivalent to that of a cat.

The most astounding thing in Switzerland was that the largest percentage of tourists was from China, Japan and Russia. The largest investors in the Swiss economy appear to be Russians and Arabs. Swiss Banking is running like a well-oiled Swiss watch, which by the way are available on Banhofstrasse in Zurich from about $1,000 up to over $ 40,000 the signs in the windows of the high priced jewelers are in Chinese, Russian Japanese and Indonesian, not in German or English. They, after all know whose buying.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011


Carl F. Worden

Portugal legalized ALL previously banned street drugs just over ten years ago, and they did it intelligently. Instead of criminally prosecuting drug users and dealers, Portugal now handles matters relating to drug use as medical issues. At the time Portugal took this action, there were over 100,000 heroin addicts. Ten years after Portugal took this action, there are only 40,000 heroin addicts.

Do I have your attention?

Illegal drug dealing is deemed a crime in the United States, but it must be dealt with differently than other classes of crime. For example, the criminal justice system in the United States works fairly well by incarcerating violators who commit crimes like robbery, burglary, rape and murder, but it hasn't had any effect on the illegal drug trade due exclusively to the high profitability in being an illegal drug smuggler/dealer. For every drug dealer the cops take off the street, there are two more willing to kill each other to fill the vacancy. Portugal recognized this difference, so they decided the very first step in their plan of action would be to immediately make illegal drug dealing unprofitable. How does one do that? Simple. All they did was allow licensed pharmacies to sell those previously illegal drugs over the counter upon demand at no more than 15% over actual cost of manufacture.

The illegal drug trade in Portugal collapsed overnight! No illegal drug smuggler/dealer could possibly compete with pharmacy-grade drugs being sold by the Portuguese government at a margin of only 15% over actual cost of manufacture, because the true cost of manufacturing cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, etc. is extremely low. To add a cherry on top, the Portuguese also prohibited advertising of any kind for the previously banned drugs, and of course they prohibited the sale of such drugs to minors.

Call it a crime if you like, but in reality, drug dealing is an obscenely profitable business, and the only way you can effectively destroy such a business is to make it unprofitable. If it takes a government to do that, so be it, but remember this Portuguese Model is not based on theory but on hard facts and solid results. You can't argue with that kind of success, so those threatened by such a prospect resort to lying, as in, "Are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you"?

A great example of this was the debate over allowing average law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns in public. Those against the idea argued that armed people in road-rage incidents or having a heated discussion in a bar will pull their guns and start shooting wild-west style. That didn't happen, and now that over 30 U.S. states have enacted concealed carry laws, the proof is in the pudding. If you allow law abiding citizens to carry a concealed gun in public, you are in fact increasing a quasi-police presence without having to pay for it. Criminals carry guns concealed as a matter of doing business anyway, so you might as well match their firepower with a bunch of carefully screened, law-abiding citizens who are packing a big surprise of their own. After all, when did you ever hear of a rape being committed with a marked patrol car nearby? Criminals try to commit crimes when the cops aren't around or cannot respond in time to stop them. Armed citizens can be found anywhere and anytime, and they aren't driving marked cars or wearing police uniforms. As such, arming law-abiding citizens not only reduces violent, public crime, but it is also cost effective.

It was a severe government financial shortfall that caused Portugal to change their street drug interdiction policy, and the results are nothing short of spectacular, so why isn't anyone with our own government pointing to Portugal as the model the U.S. needs to follow if we are to defeat the illegal drug trade permanently? In fact, why is the Portuguese Model being ignored here? When you talk to most people you meet in the course of the day, ask them if they've heard that Portugal won their own War on Drugs and you'll get a blank look in return. This, in spite of the fact the Portuguese Model has a 10-year successful track record. Of the very sparse comments I have heard spoken here of the Portuguese Model, the usual response is, "It won't work here".

My ass it won't work here! There are certain principles of business which apply to all free-market environments, and one of those principles is that a business must be profitable on its own without government subsidies. The profitability of the illegal drug trade in the United States and anywhere else is D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T upon those drugs remaining illegal, therefore it is a government subsidy of sorts which keeps the street drug trade profitable -- by L-A-W!

What complicates a rather simple remedy here are all the people employed in legal endeavors that are dependent on street drugs remaining illegal. They are comprised of the DEA and all those employed by drug interdiction agencies throughout the United States. They are attorneys, judges, prosecutors and rehabilitation facilities. They are corrections officers. They are individuals who secretly make millions from the illegal drug trade and desperately no not want to see the Portuguese Model implemented here, because they know full-well what will happen if it is. They are local and state law enforcement agencies that receive large annual grants from the feds for their interdiction efforts. I could go on and on, but whenever the media wants an interview with an "authority" to discuss the prospect of drug legalization, who do they ask? They ask the very people I've just listed here who have a stake in keeping street drugs illegal!

The usual picture these tainted souls paint is that the use of currently illegal drugs will explode. Well sure, if you just stop arresting drug dealers and let them keep pushing their poison on our kids, that could very well happen. But the Portuguese Model put those street drug dealers out of business overnight because the Portuguese Government literally destroyed their motive for pushing those drugs. For example, If a street dealer entices a new user through the usual system of distributing free drugs at a party, the new user can just go to a licensed pharmacy to buy the same drugs that are pharmacuetically pure and sold at a fraction of what the street dealer can sell them for. When you destroy the motive for selling illegal street drugs, that being the obscene profitability, you destroy the business altogether, and that business is dependent upon getting new users to enter the market.

Can you imagine the effect that would have here? The Mexican drug cartels would cease to smuggle and sell drugs, which is what all the fighting is about in Mexico anyway. The street gangs all over the U.S. would immediately lose their prime source of revenue. Burglaries in the United States would plummet, and so would insurance rates. Street crime would take a steep dive, and the prospect of somebody having to sell your bloody Rolex Watch for $250.00 for their next fix would be but a bad memory. Violent property crimes like home invasion robberies and street muggings would drop dramatically. Finally, the cost to local, state and federal budgets to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate people for drug crimes would be replaced by the substantially lower-cost remedial measures necessary to encourage current drug users to seek medical help in overcoming their addiction. After all, if current illegal drug users can go to licensed pharmacies to buy their drugs of choice, the pharmacy can give the addict information on where to go and who to contact. If the Portuguese Model produced 60,000 less heroin addicts in just ten years, it would work just as well here.

Don't hold your breath.