The US Mint is pondering raising the cost of a nickel. It takes 7.7 cents to make one. Would a nickel still be a nickel if it cost more than a nickel? Why don’t they report on how much it costs to make a hundred dollar bill?
On this subject, Kristen will tell you “don’t get him started.” But she isn’t here right now so here goes. My dad passed the torch to me in terms of a total disgust with the Federal Reserve. Here’s a crash course for the uninitiated (which is basically every single American, except a few.)
A few years ago I took the fam to the Denver Mint. Our tour group of about twenty was led by a gal in her twenties. We went room to room and she did a great job with the tour… then came the Q & A. Kristen gave me the “i will kill you” glare and pulled the kids toward her so it didn’t seem like they were with me. I mouthed the words… “relax, I’ll behave.”
Me: Ma’m… is the Federal Reserve, federal?
Tour lady: Well, um, no it’s not.
Me: Are there any “reserves?”
Tour lady: Hmm. Good question. I don’t think so. I don’t think there are.
Me: How much did you say it costs to make a Sacajawea Dollar Coin?
Tour lady: (happy to know the answer to this…) 9.3 cents
Me: So why do I have to pay a dollar for it? And, does the US government make 90.7 cents profit on this product?
Tour lady: No. Is there somebody else with a question?
Me: Hmm. (I didn’t verbalize the next question I had because valued my marriage.) But here it is for you… who is this “Federal Reserve” and these people have got to be filthy rich making money for about a dime and selling it to us for a dollar?
The basic plan for the Federal Reserve was drafted in a secret meeting in November, 1910 at the private resort of banker J.P. Morgan on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Also present was Paul M. Warburg representing the Rothschild banking dynasty, five other bankers and one elected official… Nelson W. Aldrich the chairman of the National Monetary Commission (but business partner of J.P. Morgan).
Though the Constitution of the United States explicitly states that only the US Congress can make and print money in the United States, in 1913 under President Woodrow Wilson, the Congress delegated the power to make money to a private corporation (a cartel) run by a handful of world bankers. Since then the same people/families behind our money have funded both sides of several major wars and been the instigators of boom/bust cycles, depression and debt.
A few years after it’s creation, President Woodrow Wilson said this about the Federal Reserve:
I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
Why is a pastor, a spiritual leader, meddling here on a topic related to the economy? Money isn’t evil. No, but there is a demonic spirit quite involved here – Mammon. And the Body of Christ is FULLY bound financially. Jesus said we can’t serve two masters. I tell people they aren’t spiritually free until they are financially free. So, get out of debt, don’t make covenants with creditors. The anti-christ will control the earth at the End of the Age through the money system. Then Jesus will come and again overturn the tables of the moneychangers! Come Lord Jesus!
For Further Reading: CATG’r Steven M. Collins has a great article on his website on “Financial Captivity in the End Times“. My favorite text on this topic is “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffin