Doctor Have Mercy
by William H. Huff
by William H. Huff
Once upon a
time, America was almost a mirror of Ron Paul’s vision:
No Infringements on States Rights, No Gun Laws, No Department of
Education, No HUD, No Paper Fiat Money, No Federal Reserve Banking
System, No IRS, Little to No Illegal Immigration, No TSA, No Welfare
State, No Unlawful Searches and Seizures, No Wars for Profit or
Empire, No Standing Army, No State Police, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
Of course you know all this if you have ever read anything written
by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Ron
was renowned throughout the world for how little it was doing
– and with almost no money at all. We were debt free. We were a
shining beacon on a mountaintop. And we were beginning to disturb
some old European money and banking interests. What if this American
experiment could spread throughout the rest of the world? Certainly
the remaining monarchies of Europe had reason for concern.
You may think
me Irrationally Exuberant, but I am not – I am well aware
of the Blood, Sweat and Tears, that it will cost Us to
Constitutional Government to all the States of the
Union – Yet through the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing
Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all
the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Day’s Transaction.
apologies to Abigail Adams and Blood
Sweat and Tears – but Not Alan
The ink was
still wet on the Constitution when the first acts of sedition were
being undertaken; and those first few offenses were setting the
stage for the major insults of the mid-1800s, yet, the whole world
was marveling at the level of individual liberty that had
been achieved in America. It is safe to say her Constitution was
being observed a little more perfectly than it is today.
not perfect, but she was being governed more in line with informed
consent than by fiat, sophistry, subterfuge or violence. She was
already the freest place mankind had ever known with the very brief
exception of the nation of Israel under some of the Judges – before
they got the "brilliant" idea to demand a king so they
could be like all the other nations.
are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the
consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government
becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People
to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying
its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in
such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety
and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments
long established should not be changed for light and transient
causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind
are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than
to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are
accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing
invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under
absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw
off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future
security. – The
Declaration of Independence, 1776
with feeling: "…Governments long established should not be
changed for light and transient causes..." Add to that, that
governments should not be changed through fraud,
fear or mistake.
of how we got to this place where our State and Federal Governments
are waging war against our Constitutions and attempting to destroy
the last vestiges of free government and individual God-given rights,
the way back will always be the same:
Principles – First in our own hearts and minds, and then in
all of our governments.
of Choice: Education,
On our way
back we must not throw out the baby with the bath water – but at
the same time we must be adamant about the fact that all governments
must be brought all the way under the law. There must be
no exceptions. Before we decide to throw off government we must
do all we can to restore and preserve the fabric of lawful government
that remains within the written
laws of the United States made pursuant to the Constitution.
this we will need more people in office who know and revere the
Founding Principles, and more citizen sovereigns with the requisite
knowledge and will to police their own government servants.
or set of governing principles will suffice if we wish to remain
ignorant, wicked and lazy. "An ignorant people are easily betrayed,
and a wicked people can never be ruled by the mild influence of
their own laws." – Arthur
Now I suppose
that a baby doctor
knows how to separate the baby from the bath water better than anyone.
And certainly a flight surgeon will know just where to make all
the right cuts. One of Ron Paul’s most important assets as president
will be his comprehensive understanding of economics and how it
relates to lawful money, Banking and Taxation. While it is obvious
to most people that their government should not arbitrarily rob,
kill or imprison them, it is the science of economics that gives
us the forensic tools we need to measure the performance of our
servants with precision.
of economics must be developed before a science of politics can
be logically formulated. Essentially, economics is the science
of determining whether the interests of human beings are harmonious
or antagonistic. This must be known before a science of politics
can be formulated to determine the proper functions of government.
Immediately following the development of a science of economics,
and at the very beginning of the formulation of a science of politics,
this all-important question must be answered: What is law? What
ought it to be? What is its scope; its limits? Logically, at what
point do the just powers of the legislator stop? I do not hesitate
to answer: Law is the common force organized to act as an obstacle
to injustice. In short, law is justice." ~ Frédéric
Have you heard
Dr. Ron in the debates [not really debates at all this time around]?
When Dr. No starts talking economics the rest of them instinctively
know they need to change the subject. They are over their heads
before they open their mouths. Can you imagine what it might look
like if each candidate had to face Dr. Paul on his/her own and argue
to a true conclusion? Obviously they would rather play footsie
with each other than go toe
to toe with the Doctor.
As his presidency
gets closer and closer there will be those in certain financial
businesses who may have some trouble sleeping as they contemplate
the impact of "lawfulness" on their "industries."
Bankers should not be allowed to sleep. They
have had a license to fleece for generations. It should worry
them sick that their friends and relatives might fully comprehend
nature of their craft. Ask any banker to explain the morality and
ethics of being able to inflate the money supply surreptitiously
for the benefit of limited or private interests – or as a covert
method of taxation. They get all upset when you try to print
your own money, don’t they? You go into a gas station to pay for
a fill-up and some clerk swipes a special pen across the government’s
counterfeit bill to make sure you are playing the game by their
rules [just for fun offer to lend the clerk your own special
There may be
no way to avoid a crash landing for this corrupted economy. But
if we have anyone ignorant of economics in the White House we run
the risk of another New
Deal from which we may never recover. FDR
knew better – but I don’t know about his political heirs in
both major parties. None of them seem to repudiate socialism in
toto – and they all seem to lust after the fictional version
Listen to the
candidates when they talk about doing ANYTHING they promise.
Then simply ask how they are going to pay for it. Once elected,
they don’t get all that OPM just by asking for it. They take it
by fraud and by force. They appropriate your money for their schemes.
This may seem elementary. But millions of people still believe in
them and appear to vote for them. And if promises don’t work
they can always solicit the coveted Diebold
between the Declaration and the Constitution taught us many painful
lessons regarding the necessity of sound money and transparent,
honest banking. The
Continental Dollar was a disaster. Not only did it precipitate
hyperinflation, being based ultimately on nothing of substance,
but it drove hard money away. Realize sound money only moves it
does not vanish. It
is smart enough to know where it will be properly respected.
In the first few months of the Paul Administration the smart money
[gold and silver]
will once again be drawn toward the States of the Union just as
surely as it has been chased away by the fraudulent,
fiat Federal Reserve Note.
Money IS War Money
printed counterfeit Continentals attempting to undermine the efforts
of the American Patriots. This worked like a tax on the Revolution
being levied by our enemies. In a sense the Revolution was an economic
race as well as an armed conflict. Today, our own government servants
with the Fed are making economic war against We The People.
is a cancer that has been metastasizing to all of the major economies
of the world. Electronic fiat money accelerates this disease and
its effects. Compound the problem with fractional reserve banking
and you have the perfect recipe for national and international financial
Dr. Ron Paul
understands. He has been the watchman on the wall for several decades
patiently repeating the warning: "GO BACK – YOU ARE GOING THE
WRONG WAY!" The Founders and Framers of our Constitution had
left clear principles that were being ignored, forgotten, or deliberately
set aside. Dr. No has been watching carefully, making astute observations,
speaking his mind and voting his conscience. He is uniquely qualified
to be our next President because he the only candidate that takes
his oath to heart – and the only one with a working grasp of economics.
Bancroft, writing in the late 1800s in his "Plea
for the Constitution, Wounded in the House of its Guardians,"
was making the same case:
I have written
because I am persuaded that a firm and right establishment of
the true relations of money to labor cannot be secure in a republic
except by cultivating the mind of its people, and diffusing a
knowledge of the truth through all its members. The honest illusions
of many men must be dispelled; and their minds, ransomed from
error, will discern the truth. Paper money is a corruption
of the blood. Or paper money is the dry rot, which silently and
unseen consumes the beams and joists which support the house and
I am pleading
the cause of industry, the cause of labor, the cause of the poor;
and yet as I do not believe that the interests of the various
classes of society necessarily clash with each other, I may hope
that I am pleading for the welfare of society, for the rights
and duties of all who in the many diversities of honorable occupation
contribute to the completeness of a nation. What I have written
is the fruit of many hours, employed in examining the laws of
our period of colonial life, as well as in the study of our own
constitution and of the corresponding history and affairs of many
lands. I may utter these last words of admonition as assurances
of that love of country, of liberty, and of truth that has been
the rule of my life, and still glows in a heart which must so
soon cease to beat [emphasis added].
In a battle
against cancer it may be very important to have a biopsy.
The doctor notices a lesion or a tumor and advises that certain
tests be performed. Depending on the results of the tests, decisions
will be made that could have grave consequences. I always say, if
anyone ever asks which you would prefer, a biopsy, or an autopsy,
go for the biopsy. America is at a crossroads. We can make believe
everything will be all right [skip the biopsy] or we start learning
how to heal the damage – before it’s too late.
I would love
to think there were a million Ron Pauls. Perhaps the next best thing
is for our country to be taught liberty by the example of Doctor
Ron as he points us in the direction of the Founders and Framers
of our Constitution. To be like Dr. Paul we must expose ourselves
to the same resources and discipline that produced a Ron Paul.
model can be replicated: Govern lawfully and show everyone where
you learned how to do it. Dr. Paul has been working this formula
for more than 30 years in government service. Always be ready with
a well-informed response – and prepared to cite authorities that
will inspire and enhance the education of your students as well
as your adversaries. The writings of the Founders and Framers of
the Constitution are fabulous resources for anyone who wants to
excel in any profession or calling. How much more are they a wellspring
for those of us who yearn to breathe free!
You may have
noticed that the other candidates refer to the Founders and Framers
occasionally, but almost always in a symbolic way. For them, substance
and context must be avoided at all cost.
be our last chance to revive American values and principles and
avoid the post-mortem examination that has been the lot of empires.
There have always been warning signs and those who were sounding
the alarm. We were never meant to be an empire – only a constitutional
republic – a
government of laws and not of men.
Could it be
Providence has determined our republic will be reborn and returned
to us and our posterity by way of the gentle hands of a self-effacing
country baby doctor? That would certainly confound the enemies of
liberty – almost as much as they were confounded in 1781.
will see you now. And after a comprehensive examination he will
expect you to follow his recommendations if you want to regain your
Get well soon
America! Vote for Doctor Ron Paul!
Huff [send him mail] is a
Classical Libertarian and proprietor of LEXREX.com;
a former public school music teacher turned home schooling advocate;
a US Navy veteran, and host of WarIsARacket.com.
© 2008 William H. Huff