To Whom it May Concern, Thank you for taking the time to work on the Romney/Ryan campaign.

The fact that you’re doing so tells me that you care about the future of our country. Like me, I suspect that you don’t even like to think about the extent of the damage that Barack Obama and his party could inflict on our country if he is re-elected. Personally, I can’t even wrap my mind around how much further into our lives he could extend the arms of the government, and how much more he could add to the national debt. To paraphrase George Carlin, you’d have to be asleep to even imagine it! This letter is my way of furthering our cause, and it is directed to you, yes you – the guy or gal who opened my envelope and is reading this letter. Barack Obama and the Democrats are a problem, but the real problem is our money. I know it sounds nutty, but please hear me out – I won’t take up much more of your time. The government, and our debt, grows because it can. Politicians like Obama spend massive sums of money expanding government because the money is there for them to spend. This is the problem, and while Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and others are well meaning in trying to roll back the size of government, this effort will not be successful until the money problem is fixed. This is a relatively recent problem. Just take a quick look at the growth of the national debt since 1971, when President Nixon removed the final link between the dollar and gold.

Politicians of all persuasions like to spend, because it encourages support from those who benefit from it, but whereas in the past federal spending was constrained by the degree to which the public would put up with having their taxes raised, once the dollar was delinked from gold the politicians were free to spend at will since the debt they ran up could always be bought by the Federal Reserve, and if not by the Fed, by domestic or foreign investors who were confident that their purchase of Federal government debt would always be repaid since the Fed could always just create more dollars.

So while excessive federal spending is a problem, the political tool that allows it to happen is the monetary system. The way to restrain politicians like Barack Obama from growing the size and intrusiveness of the federal government is not by working to elect politicians who only promise to cut spending, or to be more accurate – promise only to cut the growth in spending. The only solution is to fix the monetary system itself! The unhampered creation of new money by the Federal Reserve is what must be constrained. Your work to elect politicians like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who promise to slow the growth of government might seem important, but until we solve the money problem, all other political efforts are secondary. The time and energy of patriots such as yourself should not be wasted. So forget about spending your limited time and energy in support of Romney/Ryan or any other politicians who promise to restrain spending but do not focus their efforts on the real problem. Join us in the liberty movement, where we are working to solve the problem at the source. Help us audit, and then end the Federal Reserve. Help us restore sound money, and with it, our Republic. Yours in Liberty, A Fellow Patriot P.S. The founders of our country were learned men – men who studied the lessons of history by reading what the scribes of former failed empires wrote – and highly educated men like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison read these works in the original languages, so that nothing that the Romans, Greeks or others wrote about government was lost to them in translation. Their reading informed their work in creating the finest system of government ever devised by man – a government with checks and balances, so as to protect the liberties of the people – and both men knew that the lessons of history argued against central control of the monetary system. "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -Thomas Jefferson "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance." -James Madison

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