With the various problems persisting at the federal government, and watching the impact of the economy upon producers and small business owners, I believe that it is time that we acknowledge that we must take steps towards transparency, accountability, and responsibility.
The budget battle which is far from over, has to do with choices that men and women in Congress and the Senate made. Our representatives, whether they were Republican, Democrat, or Independent – made choices that affected how we got here today. They were and are in the People’s House – and should be doing our business for us. That business is to protect the Constitution of the United States and our natural and individual rights. We are far from that now, but we can certainly get back.
Being an advocate for sustainable farming and a prosperous/healthy food supply, the current issue of genetic modification of seeds (that becomes the products that we consume) has me concerned. The static nature of the federal agencies that are supposedly “protecting” us, has already allowed these substances into our food supply, without our consent, and without our knowledge. Since there is no way to really know or test the products because of the amount of time it would take, WE are in fact the guinea pigs. This is unnerving and enraging. Transparency – we should know what we are eating. Accountability: The federal agencies that are set up to put a check on what enters our food supply and environment should be doing their job or out of business. Responsibility: Our representatives that represent us in a constitutional republic (not a democracy), should be doing the people’s business.
Being an advocate for a sustainable fiscal and monetary policy as well as a sound currency, the existence of the Federal Reserve’s power and actions is of grave concern. Conspicuously in existence for 98 years, their “control” of the money supply is arguably the reason that we are in the economic conundrum that we are in. Their names for creating inflationary situations (QE2), not to mention complete lack of over-sight, creates confusion and false actions in the marketplace. No one really knows what to expect because no one really knows what is going on. Or maybe we do, and if we do, it is scary how much of a bad situation that we are in. Transparency – we should know what the Federal Reserve is doing – if it is conducting actions that affect the American people as ordered by Congress and the federal government. Accountability: We should not have an entity that causes inflation supposedly fixing inflation. Responsibility: Our representatives that represent our interests as the American people should be making sure that upon the renewal of this entity’s charter, that the people’s business is taken care of and that the interests of the people’s currency is protected against internal and external threats.
We must do each of these things ourselves, and to find actionable solutions, we must face up to the positions that each of us are in. Sometimes that is difficult and painful, however, each of us must take a stand and use our own personal responsibility to create an environment where we can once again have prosperity, liberty, and peace.