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January 20, 2013

GardinersRight

January 2013

This year marks an auspicious anniversary  of several events that I feel marked the beginning of the decline of America as we know it – 1)  the 17th Amendment to the Constitution was enacted, making the US Senate elected by the people, instead of the legislators of the various states.  This took away the “check and balance” against the house, and made the Senators subject to the popular whims of the electorate instead of putting their interests to what was best for the states.  2)  The Federal Reserve system was created to direct the monetary policy in the US, allowing “central planners” to tinker with the economy and print endless supplies of money 3)  the 26th Amendment to the Constitution was enacted, giving Congress the power to direct taxes on individual incomes, giving them the power of the purse over individual Americans.

1913 also was the year Woodrow…

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