Back in the Old West, when the wagon trains were attacked someone had the good sense to yell, “Circle the wagons!” which is probably the best example I can give for advocating protectionism.  It isn’t a dirty word.  It isn’t the attack of the commies, the pinko’s, the socialists, the Marxists, the any ‘ists” that litter the language of those who seek to secure for them selves some safe haven in the current global roiling or those who anticipate profiting while destroying the lives of so many others.  Welcome to globalism.

 

Whether Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, right or left or fence riding in the middle, we have a total lack of representation in either house of congress and a new president who has made it plain that he intends to continue us on the same path of destruction as the previous president.

 

We are a country whose own government has declared war on us.  We need to circle the wagons.  We are under attack, not from some vague and undefined terrorist group, but from those who swore to represent us; those we elected to speak for us in government. 

 

Our [federal] government was incorporated in 1871.  That’s a fact.  As a result, codes and statutes were enacted; that’s a fact too.  Then we got [administrative] courts to administer codes and statutes to enable the government to avoid constitutional protections and inalienable rights for the free and sovereign citizens of the states. 

 

In 1913 under the Federal Reserve Act, our national treasury was abolished along with the Treasury Secretary’s cabinet position.  All our revenues from any source have been deposited in the World Bank and administered by the International Monetary Fund since that time.  The Treasury Secretary then became a [governor] who works as liaison between this private banking cartel known as IMF and the US government [operating as a corporation.] 

 

Soon after this came the creation of agencies and these agencies were in 1946 under the Administrative Procedures Act, given “rule-making” authority.  This just means that congress ceded its constitutional authority to make laws to unelected bureaucracies who proceeded to conduct themselves as isolated and unaccountable mini-dictatorships.

 

Conducting the country’s in-house business in this manner allowed the government to implement laws (rules) which many times would have resulted in political suicide had they been introduced as legislation and by-pass those pesky constitutional provisions again. 

 

During the Nixon administration we got a highly touted program called “fast track”.  Supposedly, there were trade deals and other highly suspicious instruments that were so pressing the president needed uncontrolled and unaccountable authority to enter into them simply on his own; no congressional oversight, no adherence to the constitution.  The corporate US government was suddenly kicked into high gear but of course no one mentioned this little known change in the character of the federal government.

 

The United States of America a.k.a. Then United States, is listed on Dunn & Bradstreet along with every alphabet agency ever created and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Of course, “we the people” are not. 

 

Fast track went on unabated through Ford, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2.  It finally was ended in 2006.  But the damage was done and congress didn’t end this program until it was abundantly clear that our sovereignty had been so compromised by illegal trade agreements, unregulated financial systems, and corporate raiding and pandering, there was nothing left to sell off, trade off or give away. 

 

Our manufacturing base has been dismantled and millions of jobs lost.  We have nothing to sell, nothing to trade.  Supposedly we are now a “service based economy” which simply means about the only jobs we can get are those paying minimum wage with no future.  It seems it never occurs to those who promote this insult to American workers that if we have no jobs, we have no money.  If we have no money……what services will we be buying?  Can you say “depression”? 

 

We are being driven to the edge of a cliff.  It has taken many generations and lots of future planning and I suppose in the thinking of some, it has taken far too long. 

 

We need to adopt a protectionist attitude if we are to survive in any form even remotely resembling the country we once thought we had.  The illegal trade agreements need to be scrapped.  Corporate influence and access to our government needs to end and every person currently holding a seat in either house of congress needs to be booted out.  We need to start over with a clear message that America is first and foremost.

 

Protectionism is not a dirty word.  It is the only way we can survive.  We have had our economy imploded intentionally, our rights stripped under false pretenses, our borders left unsecured by those who see the influx of slave labor as something to be desired, and a congress now intent on subjecting us totally to unconstitutional and non-US regulations and laws.

 

We are under attack.  If someone doesn’t call for the wagons to be circled soon, we may as well just cut the mules loose and throw our hands up in surrender.

 

© 2009 Marti Oakley