The Center For Balance is dedicated to achieving and preserving a "factor balance" between labor and capital,
employers and employees, and wage-earning majorities and corporate powers. Wherever a balance of such societal
and economic "factor" power is lost then all manner of costly distortions and exploitations occur within "free
markets" and democracies. History is one long saga of the costly ruin created by the rise of factor imbalance,
leading to either a debilitating fascism or socialism.
There is no question the factor imbalance scales greatly favor capital today at the expense of wage-earning
citizens. Capital now controls our central bank, media, campaign finance and election processes.
In effect, the vast majority lack control over their own society, economy, and republic. Unfortunately, and unlike
other more effective democracies, the citizens of the United States do not yet have a National Initiative process
by which they might regain control over their fate and fortunes and right the scales of factor imbalance. Other
serious reforms beckon and, were the factor imbalance in the opposite direction, then many reforms herein would be
Given today's reality, however, recapturing the laboring majority's parity and influence over the nature of free market
economics, trade policy, and globalization is the task of the day. To this end The Center For Balance advances reforms
outlined in the Executive Director's book - Cap-Com, The Economics Of Balance - and noted in Issue Briefs below.
"Justice originates between parties of equal power."
"Karl Marx had it right. At some point capitalism can self-destroy itself because you cannot keep on shifting income from labour to capital without not having excess capacity and a lack of aggregate demand, and that's what's happening."
To the extent we, the people, are removed from control over our lands, marketplaces, central banks, and major media we
are no longer empowered. Those few who control the lands, central bank, media and "free market" definitions are the
real rulers of our increasingly corrupt and ineffective democracies.
Due to capital's propaganda and omissions - from within a corporate-owned and edited media - we are kept from knowing,
even debating, the very nature of our system. With a central bank owned by bankers, media owned by a few global concerns,
and trade regime controlled by global corporations the vast majority have become little more than latter-day serfs upon a
global corporate latifundia.
To restore an effective democracy and true freedom Americans, and peoples around the world, need to re-educate themselves
as to the nature of their political and economic systems. Toward this end, The Center For Balance is dedicated to providing
old and new information, books, links, reforms and debates not found in establishment media.
The Center For Balance is one more site and sign of the times signaling a ground-up counter-revolution arising around the
world... all in response to an effectively forced globalization. This new enclosure is courtesy of a ruling global elite
busy perfecting a top-down plutocracy and revolutions of the rich against the poor.
In short, the problem is that democracy is no longer effective in righting the scales, in securing a "factor" balance, and
so major reforms and restructurings are necessary. It is toward a restoration of truly effective and representative democracies,
and our natural freedoms, that this site is dedicated.
- ISSUE BRIEFS -
1. ENCLOSURE & NATURAL FREEDOM
"The lands of Italy, which had been originally divided among the
families of free and indigent proprietors, were purchased or usurped by the avarice of the
nobles; and in the age which proceeded the fall of the republic, it was computed only two
thousand citizens were possessed of any independent substance."
Decline And Fall Of the Roman Empire
Historic freedom arose from possession of an estate of arable land, whether owned individually or in common, and from which
Freemen could come and go from their marketplaces. Within an estate of natural freedom - wherein no person, party, or "factor"
(capital or labor) was under duress, and where each was capable of withholding their contribution - real justice, equity, and
democracy could arise and prevail. In these free meetings of landed independents truly free markets could arise to benefit all,
and exploit none.
In contrast, where either primary factor to the economic equation is less free, landless, burdened by debt, overtaxation, or simply
desperate for money-wages to survive then markets are no longer truly free... for all. As a result of a relative lack of freedom of
one factor or another we create problematic factor-imbalanced markets, if not altogether unfree, dysfunctional, and costly markets.
In effect, factor-imbalanced markets give rise to all manner of societal and market distortions, exploitations, deprivations, and
revenge-driven cataclysms. With a growing lack of landed freedom giving rise to dependency, disenfranchisement and factor-imbalanced
markets, history became one long tale of the traumas and turmoil arising from the resultant fascisms of Left and Right.
Other imperialisms aside, enclosures of land by ruling classes in England once steadily reduced the number of landed Freemen and greatly
increased the indebted, urban, wage-bound dwellers who no longer retained their own freedom estate or Commons right upon the land. Endless
rent, mortgage, debt, and wage came to replace natural freedom and a commonwealth in the "free market." Over time, these moves to the city
and wage-work translated into lost natural refuge upon the land.
Regardless of reasons, other benefits, or urban proclivities, enclosures meant then, and mean today, a dependency, disenfranchisement,
lack of refuge from the market, and rent and debt-driven desperation for the many. Rather than landed, enfranchised, villagers coming
to a free market (or refraining if desired) today's "free markets" are filled with landless, dependent, and wage-bound souls. As a
result, in relation to the capital they must serve to earn a living, they are increasingly impotent, and the implications for society
and "free markets" are profound.
This veritable sea-change in the estate of wage-earning majorities is now the ground, the socio-economic set and setting, upon which
modern markets engender inequities, misallocations, and endless social and political turmoil. It is for these historic and structural
reasons that factor balance and effective democracy must be re-created and preserved throughout our institutions.
2. FREE OR FORCED TRADE?
"We should not be naive globalists. Not everything that is global is good. Interdependency has really paradoxical consequences."
Added to enclosure, private central banks, and a corporate media is a capital-defined and driven coup called "free trade." As a
result of a removal of tariff freedoms (via a corporate-written GATT-NAFTA) what we have today is effectively forced trade with
the Greater Slave, and a protectionism for capital alone.
Clearly, freedom implies responsibility as well as our ability to come and go from markets, and a liberty to balance today's
disparate and undemocratic markets with compensating and incentivizing tariffs.
In a still disparate and undemocratic world, exactly such levers can work to elevate standards, wages and shares by incrementally
opening developed markets according to progress in less developed countries. These incentives will drive business in less developed
and democratic nations to embrace elevating, rather than depressing, wages, standards, and social reforms in order to gain further
lower-tariffed or free entry to developed markets.
Without incentivizing tariff freedoms for G7 countries the "race to the bottom" is on and all the First World's progress, standards,
and middle classes will be diminished, indebted, and destroyed as the Greater Slave is perversely rewarded.
As it is, globalization is problematic, costly, and counterproductive because wage-earning majorities had no say in GATT-NAFTA treaties.
They were written in secret and quickly passed by Congress (with 100 lame ducks) amidst a media black-out, and immediately after the
November 1993 elections. In any event, this veritable sea-change in our affairs was not addressed during the campaign.
In short, this deceitful process of the "The Selling Of Nafta" was nothing short of a crime, considering polls showed 87% of the
people opposed NAFTA. Nevertheless, our freedom and economy were handed to unelected panels who meet in secret, where the public
cannot attend, and whose decisions cannot be appealed!
A global oligopoly, eco-ruin, trade deficits, currency collapse, and all the social chaos engendered by this coup is underway...
and creating free-trade driven depressions for the G7. It is imperative the G7 countries convene again to refashion a democratic
trade regime - i.e., one defined by wage-earning majorities and fit for a still very disparate and undemocratic world.
Lastly, in a collapsing, fossil-fuel-driven, world we have no distance tariffs. Thus, a product which travels 10,000 miles to
market in fossil-fuel vehicles competes on a par with those which travel only 100 miles. Again, the incentives are perverse
and we all, and future generations, must pay the price for this irresponsible folly.
3. CENTRAL BANKS & The "FED"
"If government becomes Independent of politics it can only mean that that sphere of government becomes an absolute
self-perpetuating oligarchy ... such an elite becomes more suitable for a dictatorship that an alleged democratic country."
The Case Against the Fed
In 1913, in a coup by capital similar to that which led to the current GATT-NAFTA scheme, our central bank was handed to a
private cartel of big Bankers. Thus, an oligarchic setup emerged allowing for the ultimate conflict of interest - an Enron-type
debt-money creation process.
As a result, we no longer own or control our money-creation process or monetary policy. In effect, our representatives are
slaves to big banks. Every dollar we need to create we must borrow, with interest, due private, for-profit, bankers and the
bond-dealing owners of the Fed.
The "independent" bank scam (setup to be independent of the people's purse powers) means monetary powers given us by the Founding
Fathers are no longer ours. As with the GATT-NAFTA deceit yet another congress of re-election hungry, oligarchy-serving,
politicians gave away our essential banking powers... and we have trillions in interest-bearing debt as a result.
Imagine, for example, no-interest home loans? Imagine paying only once for your home instead of 3 or 4 times over due to compound
interest? This possibility of no-interest funding for the building blocks of society would be real if, in fact, the people owned
their own central bank and purse powers as the Founders intended.
Unfortunately, we are never likely to never hear of any such proposal, nor do we even hear of the Sovereignty legislation - a bill
pending in congress for years allowing for interest-free infrastructure financing. Why? Where is the "free press?" And why does
the Fed enjoy a unique exemption from the Freedom Of Information Act? For more facts on the "Fed" we suggest Murray Rothbard's The
Case Against The Fed.
4. CORPORATE MEDIA & CONTROL
"He who monopolizes all media of communication has full power to keep a tight hand on the individuals minds and souls."
Ludwig Von Mises
Corporate media mold minds and souls today, and the "liberal media" shibboleth is a complete scam. What we need to do to
escape corporate, for profit, control of our public information system is to separate editorship from ownership (within major
media organizations), or even elect our editors - as Edward Bellamy suggested over a century ago in Looking Backward.
For more on this vital topic see the chapter on media in Cap-Com, The Econlomic Of Balance, and the Editorial Freedom Act
As Ralph Nader observed about our media situation "most people do not know they own the public airwaves... and unless more
people realize they have legal ownership of huge resources... they are not going to develop the democratic power to improve
the country." Indeed.
Meanwhile, oversight agencies, like the FCC, are controlled by revolving-door, corporate-world, lackies busy giving away the
last of our power and spectrum to large media conglomerates - who have very little interest in the public interest. In sum,
the majority of wage-earning citizens, and their concerns, are not represented in corporate media today... and certain topics
remain taboo, in order to prop up our plutocracy.
5. ECONOMICS & DE-REGULATION
"We have moved beyond the deregulation ideology of the of the 1980s... we have learned that inadequate regulation presents
equal, and in some cases, even greater dangers. "
Recent electricity, cable, banking and telecom industry de-regulation legislation was essentially written by industry lobbyists
and handed to "our" corporate-financed politicians. For this reason, as in the past, "reforms" have emerged in order to screw
consumers and create oligopoly.
Given that our representatives do not seem to learn, and we-they continue on a corporate campaign-finance take, the majority are
not represented under a "money rules" system. As a result, despite a history of failures, each new generation is forced to revisit
costly de-regulation idiocy. The repeal of depression-era banking regulation is a prime example. In many instances such
deregulation has delivered fraud, costly privatizations, criminality, and taxed citizens not only their jobs but their life savings.
6. OLIGARCHY & OLIGOPOLY
"We are back to an oligarchy pretending to be a republic pretending to be a democracy."
Where the few control the many due to their greater money, media, land, and political power what emerges is plutocracy and
predation via forced-trade schemes. Immense disparities of wealth, terrorism by ruling elites, and evermore enclosures of
the people's interests occur in what become fascisms and totalitarian capitalisms... in "free markets" without exit.
History is one long tale of the chicanery of the few manipulating and extorting the many in order to maintain power and
privilege.... until, of course, real reforms or a revolution reverses the course of events.
7. GROWTHISM & GROWTH-TO-RUIN
"A growing nation is the greatest ponzi game ever contrived."
The main corporate, for-profit, motivation and ethic today is "growth." Indeed, we are told growth is good despite the
on-going degeneration in our lives, environments, wages, and currency values. Regardless, nearly seventy-percent of
what economists mistakenly call "growth" is simply population-driven, per-capita, diminuition in the most important
qualities of life, and neither technological advance or greater GNP and productivity.
Yet it is Balance that people want today - i.e., a salutary balance in our budgets, population, and environments.
However, we cannot achieve the Better Estate due to the majority's political and economic impotence, and to capital's
reign serving up economic and religious idiocy and irresponsibility.
At this stage in our sojourn, Growthism is the most dangerous and irresponsible "economic" policy possible. More than
ever, incentives must now be changed to both create and reward balance rather than self-defeating and degenerative growth.
8. OVERPOPULATION & ECO-RUIN
"Those fighting birth control want to eliminate a device indispensable for the preservation of peaceful human cooperation."
Ludwig Von Mises
Ever-growing populations are at the root of nearly every problem we face. Yet, in a world already collapsing on so
many fronts, and when battles over land, food, fish, and water are occurring around the globe, many still wish to
inflict ruinous and irresponsible "economic" and "moral" dogmas upon us.
As a result, developed nations are overrun by an overflow of people from countries where population continues to spiral
upward and ruin their homelands. Balance and a better world are daily destroyed by the lack of social and political
parity for women, ability to control their reproduction, and a lack of incentives to curtail overpopulation. As things
stand, the Popes and Ayatollahs of the world expect us all to pay for their patriarchal crimes serving to produce the
worst of worlds.
9. ENVIRONMENT & GLOBAL WARMING
"The risk is very great that we shall overshoot in our environmental demands, leading to the collapse of our civilization."
With so many signs of eco-ruin and climate change calling for action today, where are the "conservatives"? What are
conservatives conserving today other than a right of self-interest to trump our vital common interests? All such
intransigence and irresponsibility simply means the fastest possible decline and destruction of our commonwealth,
our living environments, our children's legacy, and democracy.
As opposed to corporate obstructionists, concerned, compassionate, conservatives, will take a better-safe-than-sorry
approach to dealing with the future of our children's world. Further denial and reliance on corporate junk science
(in order to excuse and prevent necessary progress on pollution and humanity's load on the environment) is, at this
late juncture, simply inexcusable.
10. RELIGION & BELIEF
"All beliefs are barriers to the truth"
As Talibans and Ayatollahs both old and new remind us, religious belief is often no solution but, instead, the
problem itself - i.e., one resulting in no end of conflict, cruelty, and chaos. Over two milleniums, and in terms
of the violence, imperialism, cultural and gender genocide, and overpopulation induced it is clear our western,
patriarchal, religions have largely been a disaster.
As journalist Christopher Hitchins noted recently, "the real axis of evil is Christianity, Judaism, and Islam." Indeed,
as believers slaughter believers with their only-son-of-god and god's-chosen-people mentalities they create egoic
exclusivity and demand infallibility - all of which creates endless conflict between faiths. Even Blasphemy laws still
exist today - to keep believers in a cage and their beliefs from challenge. The world remains a madhouse of believers,
and we all pay the price.
While the communal activity of church and doing good deeds remains a pillar of religious experience, western patriarchal
dogmas remain an insult not only to women but to every enlightened being graced by nature. In effect, western dogmas keep
us from understanding the nature and science of our being, and from going within and discovering the very spiritual evolution
processes bequeathed to us by many masters thru the ages.
In practice, western, sky-god, religions have - by stressing belief rather than objective and subjective explorations of our
interiority - prevented humanity from going inward. Counterproductive belief-isms endure today despite the fact Jesus, and
others, observed the "the kingdom of god is within you"
How do we go within? Meditation, it seems. Yet only the East has made a science of religion and going within. We westerners
have much to learn if, for a moment, we can drop our ego-gratifying and conflict-generating beliefs and abide in a "choiceless
11. IMMIGRATION & GROWTH-TO-RUIN
"The issue isn't color but rate of sheer population growth... and California has already been built out beyond reason"
Steve Lopez, LATimes
Why should First World nations become dumping grounds for the Catholic and Islamic nations, and dictatorships exporting
their troubles and surplus humanity? Even as a nation of immigrants, must we endlessly agree to absorb the human overgrowth
of other nations, only to ruin our own?
Clearly, there are limits, and yet despite the will of the vast majority, corporate and Vatican powers force no-birth-control
and unlimited immigration policies upon us. Our politicians now cater and pander more to these growth-to-ruin groups than to
the vast majority who desire balance.
Today, the benefits of immigration are so often illusory, except for employers. As immigrant related medical and social costs
soar, deficits arise, and hospitals close, more immigrants not only depress wages but send their spendable cash back to Mexico.
In California alone, 15 billion/yr is not spent in the domestic economy at the same time social costs and deficits rise, and
wages fall. Latin leaders, rather than reforming their own sick societies, continue to push people north to get this cash flow
Conveniently, this exodus removes young men and potential dissidents from the homeland so oligarchy and exploitation remain. In
this way reforms are undercut and population problems exported. Today, Europe is also experiencing a backlash due to the flood
of immigration from Muslim nations. In short, it is overpopulation stemming from a lack of birth control and abortion rights due
to the suppression of women that combines to fuel growth-to-ruin, revolution, and terrorism everywhere.
12. LIMITS TO WEALTH
"What would be better for America: to let one man have five million a year, and keep ten thousand men on the edge of want; or
let the one man have one million a year and divide the four millions among ten thousand families?"
William Randolph Hearst
In yet another age of oligarchy, corporate predation, and gross disparities of wealth (much of which has accrued over time from
enclosure-driven exploitations of labor) we still have no limits to corporate salaries, no excess profits tax, no limits to land
ownership, wealth, or corporate franchise.
Concentration continues despite the fact both liberal and conservative economists (John Kenneth Galbraith and Peter Drucker) agreed
the highest paid employee/CEO should not be paid more than 15-25 times the lowest. In today's rapacious plutocracy, we see ratios
that are 100-500 times.
In addition, our ruling powers now seek to end virtually all estate taxes on the mega-rich, and so capture forever the spoils of a
good deal of corporate crime, exploitation, enclosure, and oligopoly. Meanwhile, wage earners face job export, job loss, retirement
funds decimated, and 24% credit card rates as predation and usury emerge big time.
While so many face financial ruin and loss of health insurance (triggering stress, heart attacks, divorce, family disintegration,
and forced moves) the mega-rich use their increasing wealth and power to expand control over our lives, economy, and "democratic"
system. The time has come to explore limits to wealth and oligopoly. As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote in the 1930's
"We can have a democratic society or we can have concentrated wealth in the hands of a few. We cannot have both."
13. VOTESCAM & OLIGARCHY
"Computerized voting gives the power of selection, without fear of discovery, to whomever controls the computer."
James & Kenneth Collier
Votescam, The Stealing of America, a book by James and Kenneth Collier, is the first important read about our corrupt
election processes. Yet neither the book, nor its allegations, were discussed in major media, despite Florida's election
theft and debate over electronic voting machines - reading it helps you understand why.
Throughout history, vote fraud by those in power has been the fail-safe way for dictators and ruling elites to retain power.
For this reason the ballot, and our right to vote on substantive issues shaping our system, are the most important and
sacred rights we possess.
If we are driven into "touch-screen" ballots, we lose the ability to verify our votes and have any paper audit trail.
The software to count, miscount, and steal votes is here. Elimination of paper ballots at the precinct level, where counts
can still be verified by all parties and factions, means that we can kiss democracy goodbye.
Recapturing democracy from the ruling elite also requires the Supreme Court to redefine money as power and not as "freedom of
speech" (Buckley v. Valeo). Otherwise, the rich will continue to own the system and public financing of campaigns will remain
14. DRUG WAR OR DRUG POGROM?
"In every other western nation...there are strong moves to de-penalize marijuana possession."
Today, those who prefer drinking grains are busy arresting those who smoke plants. Thus, one kind of use and intoxication is
legal and another not. In practice, the Grain People self-righteously act to enclose and render off limits certain plants
bequeathed to us all by Nature - all in order to persecute and control the Plant People.
To commit this craven act of despotism, you first have to set yourself up as a God. Then you may classify the plant-preferring
people as lesser beings with lesser rights - i.e., those who can then be terrorized and imprisoned for having different ideas,
tastes, habits and revelations.
The incredibly punitive actions taken, and lives ruined for such minor "crimes," are always in the name of the children and the
zealot's "morality" - and this despite the fact we are dealing with the rights of adults who, ostensibly, are possessed of equal
natural rights upon the earth.
In practice, the "war on drugs" is no less than a pogrom - i.e., an organized massacre of helpless people. Indeed, rather than
a medical problem, the drug war has created a pogrom, state terrorism, gang culture, and black market - all amidst yet another
idiotic prohibition. We never learn.
How did mankind manage to exist for millions of years without plant enclosures, anti-drug zealots, and millions in jail for
addiction or mere possession of plants?
In the absence of communists and other bogey men, ruling elites need drug wars to imprison dissidents, retain their police-state
powers, and keep the less powerful nations in line. If we cannot have armies in other nations for legitimate purposes we can have
anti-drug warriors performing the same functions, and make sure that democratic forces make no gains against ruling oligarchies.
In this effort, ruling elites must conflate both drug pushers and hapless users with "terrorists." In practice, this means they
can arrest and terrorize anyone, anywhere, for anything.... but particularly those whose freedom and activities are seen as a
threat to a ruling powers.
Meanwhile, more binge drinking deaths and casualties from prescription drugs make illegal drugs and their effects look mild, and
the last straw in this crusade of cruelty is denying marijuana to dying cancer patients. The same type of zealots who once watched
witches burn at the stake seek to outlaw plants, criminalize a medical problem, and keep you corralled in Mother Nature's garden...
a garden all beings inherit.
15. TERRORISM, FREEDOM & DISSENT
"The most shameless and morally bankrupt rhetoric came from Trade Representative, Robert Zoellick, who asserted anti-globalization
protestors have `intellectual connections' with terrorists."
Just as a War on Drugs provides cover to both assassinate and terrorize labor and democracy activists, so the "Patriot" Act may
be used to harass domestic activists who may protest administration policies and globalization plans... in their barb-wired "free
speech zones." As with Hoover and Nixon, the enemies lists of "persons of interest" will likely be long. Democracy and
anti-globalization activists may be singled out for tax audits and special treatment... "in order to send a message."
As President Bush stated "you're either with us, or you're with the terrorists." With this mindset there is clearly no grey
area or room for dissent.
After their protests in Seattle, anti-globalization activists were denied entry into Canada to protest the Free Trade Area of
the Americas confab in Quebec city, and now we have "free speech" zones. As corporate media bury anti-globalization ideas,
activists, and fair trade protests, most Americans are unaware of what is going on - unless they secure alternative sources
of information. Without the Internet we would be helpless, captive, and disconnected.
16. BILDERGERGERS & SECRET ELITES
"Those who formally rule take their signals and commands, not from the electorate as a body, but from a small group.. this group
will be called the establishment. It exists, even though that existence is starkly denied; it is one of the secrets of the
American social order."
Arthur S. Miller
History is largely a story of the on-going conspiracies of a powerful few over the many, and the inevitable revolutions which
follow. Wherever the few rule and control the many it is important they remain as invisible as possible. Otherwise, being
so outnumbered, the ruling few could easily be dislodged or dispatched... particularly if people know of their existence and
any predatory intent.
In short, this is why we do not hear about the "Bilderberger" ruling elite in the American corporate press, and may also be
why a Forbes Magazine editor in Russia was killed - i.e., for publishing a list of the 100 richest Russians. In any case,
when the most powerful people in the world, or their proxies, meet in secret it is a newsworthy event.
Why are such enclaves not covered? To date, only the right-wing American Free Press, and a few European journals cover this
event. It remains an ongoing story blacked out by establishment media and providing the best proof of a ruling oligarchy in
America. Where is the "liberal" media on this?
Aside from bankers and industrialists, media owners, journalists, and politicians also attend these furtive events - all under
an oath of secrecy. A few, hand-picked, representatives and senators attend the enclaves - all while taking the group's oath
not to tell constituents of their whereabouts or participation in such ruling-class events! Welcome to the Oligarchy.
17. 9-11 TERRORISM OR FASCISM?
"The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
J. Edgar Hoover
Like the preposterous single-bullet theory for the JKF assassination,
Lyndon Johnson’s staged Gulf of Tonkin incident, Roosevelt and
Churchill’s letting Pearl Harbor happen "for the greater good," it is
clear governments lie. With 9-11 it appears that, if not altogether
directed by rogue/ruling-elite CIA/Mossad agents then, despite warnings
from four countries (even down to the very date) providing foreknowledge
of the attack, Bush & the Neo-Con cabal simply let 9-11 happen - all to
further their "New Pearl Harbor" agenda, as outlined in the imperialist
"Project For A New Century" manifesto.
Never in one hundred years has any steel building collapsed from fire,
yet we are told three of the most structurally overbuilt buildings in
history suddenly went down... via the government’s "pancake" theory.
However, the WTC tower’s owner/lessee (Silverstein) is on video stating
that Building 7 (if not the others) was "pulled" - meaning demolition
charges must have been in place well before the event. Video anaylsis of
the main towers exhibits evidence of explosive charges going off as the
collapse proceeded, and neat piles of 30 foot steel sections argue for
controlled demolition. The entire mess was cleaned up by Controlled
Demolition, Inc., while the site was closed to forensics, and the rubble
hurriedly shipped off to China. Further, the lack of airplane wreckage
at the Pentagon remains unexplained, as well as the "coincidental" 9-11 stand-down of Air Force interceptors.
It took 445 days for a commission to be set up to study the disaster,
over the objections of the Bush administration. The 9-11 commission,
like the Warren Commission, was completely rigged from the beginning,
forbidden to examine the how and why, and forced to concentrate on
preventing future terrorist events. President Bush only appeared before
the commission with puppeteer Cheney at his side and neither testified
under oath. If the critics are right, this amounts to one of history’s
greatest crimes - a prime example of state-within-a-state terrorism, and
prelude to a neo-fascism.
Recommended reading: The War On Freedom, by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, The New Pearl Harbor, by David Ray Griffin,
Inside Job, by Jim Marrs, 9-11 On Trial, by Victor Thorn.
Also, videos such as Loose Change and websites like www.911truth.org provide extensive material for research.
MORE REFORM TOPICS
1. National Initiative process
2. One-Term Presidency
3. Direct Election of Attorney General
4. Direct Election of Chief Justice of Supreme Court
5. Pubic Financing of Presidential, congressional, Senatorial, Governor and Judiciary elections
6. Elimination of Lifetime judicial appointments
7. Proportional Representation, no winner-take-all process. Instant Runoffs
8. Election of United Nations Representative
9. Election of World Trade Body Representative
10. Media time "Givebacks" before elections
11. Free franking privilege for challengers
12. End two-party control of Debate Commission
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