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Jake Towne for US Congress


Pennsylvania's 15 District
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“If universal peace, civilization, and commerce are ever to be the happy lot of man, it cannot
be accomplished but by a revolution in the system of governments.” - Thomas Paine

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo

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Agenda
 Mission Statement
 Principles

– Abridged
– Long version
 Key Platform Planks

1) Government Transparency & Accountability


2) Prosperity via Monetary Policy Change
3) Bring Fresh New Ideas to the Public
 My Biography

 How You Can Help

 Sources

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Mission Statement
(1) Spread my message of prosperity by
defending freedom and peace.
(2) Educate as well as learn from the public.
(3) Win the 15th District U.S. Congressional
seat in 2010.
(4) Truly represent the citizens of the district
by voting on their behalf.
(5) Create and drive new legislation in
agreement with the platform, my principles
and citizen input.

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Principles (Abridged)
Government, or the rule of law, solely exists to protect the
liberty of the individual.
Photo courtesy BigMacSC99

“What is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.”
- Frederic Bastiat, 1848, The Law

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Principles (Abridged)
Individuals have the right to live their own lives how they
choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the
equal rights of others.

Ultimate disregard for


human life – Remains of
Nazi Germany's victims
taken by the US Army in
1945

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Principles (Abridged)
The only legitimate use of force is in
defense of individual rights — life,
liberty, and justly acquired property —
against aggression.

The Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor resulted in a


Unarmed man murdered by the Nazis in declaration of war against Nazi Germany and
1942 Ukraine. Photo was inscribed as Imperial Japan. Shown here is the beachhead
“The Last Jew in Vinnitsa” assault on D-Day in 1944.

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Principles (Abridged)
Property should be owned by people, not government.
Photo courtesy Neozuki

“No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”
- The Constitution of the United States of America

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact
that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”
- Frederic Bastiat, 1848, The Law

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Principles (Abridged)
The monetary unit must be incorruptible, not based on fraud.

"Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective
than that which deludes them with paper money."
- Daniel Webster, 19th century American statesman

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Principles (Abridged)
Freedom is an indivisible whole and includes both economic
and personal liberty.

Ben Franklin's 1754 political cartoon signified


The complementary elements of
the need for the colonies to unite to preserve the
economic and personal liberty are
liberty of all. Likewise, economic and personal
inseparable from their greater
liberty together is a powerful force and freedom
whole, freedom.
is lost when either is compromised.

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Principles (Full version 1/5)
Government exists to protect liberty, not to
redistribute wealth, nor to grant special
privileges, nor to interfere with the lives of
individuals and their actions. The government of
a free country, properly speaking, rests not in its
elected officials but in its laws.

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.


Therefore, transfer of American sovereignty to
supranational organizations, even if “benign,” is
not permissible without a constitutional
amendment.

The United States Constitution was written under


the principle of "positive grant." This means the
federal government is authorized to exercise only
the powers which are specifically given to it by
the Constitution, and nothing more.

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Principles (Full version 2/5)
Each individual is fundamentally
equal under the law with all other
individuals. The rule of law's
framework of liberty ensures the
greatest opportunity for individuals to
explore their strengths and surmount
obstacles.
A limited and decentralized
government with inherent checks
and balances results in more self-
rule by local communities, and hence
providing local diversity and overall
greater satisfaction for individuals.
Individuals can always vote with their
feet, and move to areas not affected
by laws they strongly disagree with.

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Principles (Full version 3/5)
Individuals have the right to live their own lives in whatever manner they
choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal rights of
others.
The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights — life,
liberty, and justly acquired property — against aggression.

Rights belong to individuals, not


groups.
Rights are not privileges, they are
derived from the natural state of
being human.
The Constitution merely acts to
forbid the infringement of the
federal government upon these
rights. Geronimo's Apache tribe fought to maintain their
independence from both the United States and Mexico.

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Principles (Full version 4/5)
The government's monetary role is to mint money and maintain the
integrity of the monetary unit, not to commit fraud by debasement or to
substitute counterfeits of paper for the constitutionally-specified forms of
lawful money, coins of gold and silver.
However, individuals should be free to trade and exchange as money any
mutually agreeable commodity or item as they wish.

A German burns banknotes for warmth since


their value has been reduced to just paper due American Silver Eagle bullion
to the Weimar hyperinflation that followed WWI. coin made by the U.S. Mint

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Principles (Full version 5/5)
Property should be owned by people, not government.
The free market is feared by many who do not understand it. Those who
do realize the free market is the most just, most humane economic
system, and remains the greatest engine of prosperity and liberty the
world has ever known.
Freedom is an indivisible whole. It includes not only economic liberties
but personal liberties as well.

A stacked microchip package used in mobile phones


and computers – products of the free market

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Government Accountability &
Transparency

“As your Representative, I will work inside of an Open Office that is clear as glass.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office
Besides our existing website and system, I will offer:

1) Online Public Feedback & Debate


Forum
2) Monthly Reports
3) Online Bill Submission Service
4) On-Demand Town Hall Discussions
“If citizens demand it, I would even install a Webcam in my office. But they should
know I will never support the government watching them. I want to get the
government off our backs, and full Accountability and Transparency is the path.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office: Online Public
Feedback & Debate Forum (1/4)

Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA Photo courtesyDaderot


Login moniker account for
all residents
Registered voters to have
a priority flag symbol next to
their comments and votes

“This revolutionary idea is based on the Town Halls and Roman Forums of old.
Together, let's remodel and restore our Republic for the 21st Century using NEW
ideas and tools.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office: Online Public
Feedback & Debate Forum (2/4)
Submit votes and comments on the house bills
coming up on the House calendar
Users can create forum topics & foster citizen
debates
Phone calls and separate emails/letters will be tallied
onto the forum pages by my office
The Forum will email news and personalized
notifications to receive based on your personal
preferences and interests
“I'm trying to free our minds. Here is one of the doors, but I can only show it to
you. You have to decide whether to walk through it.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office: Online Public
Feedback & Debate Forum (3/4)
Those who do not have computer access may:
Use the terminals at our district office
Dictate comments in manually by phone
Request their mailed letters to be publicized, and
our office will scan and post into the Forum

“Freedom of speech must be protected at all costs. Dissent must not only be
tolerated but welcomed in a free and open society.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like
sheep to the slaughter.”
- George Washington, President of the United States, 1789-1797

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Our Open Office: Online Public
Feedback & Debate Forum (4/4)

Forum Romanum Photo courtesy Stefan Bauer


“With your help and votes, we will together redefine the 'res publica', our Republic,
or our 'public affairs.' We will revolutionize politics, and move it from its current
darker age into a new era of real hope, real change, and openness.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office: Monthly Reports
This written monthly report will offer:

Summary of how and why I voted for each and


every House floor vote
My co-sponsoring activity and why
New bills introduced and why
Refer to Forum consensus and feedback in my
reports
Office budget updates will be transparent

“My monthly reports are aimed at delivering maximum transparency and maximum
accountability. What if my votes, actions and views do not agree with the public's?
I expect they won't at all times, but if I fail to provide adequate explanations and do
not obey the wishes of the people, then I will not be in office very long, now will I?”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office: Online Bill
Submission Service (1/2)
Any resident can submit draft proposals for new legislation

Each publicly-published proposal must either:


➢ Cite the power granted to Congress for its validity

➢ Or, if revoking a current act or law, provide detailed

justification or cite the Constitution if it is unconstitutional


A public reply must be given to each draft by myself, and I
hope to contact and discuss with Drafters themselves

“Look, there are around 650,000 citizens in our district. I am no more intelligent
than anyone else, but I do know that many of us are experts in certain fields or
have special interests of one kind or the other. This idea will bring the best ideas
out of our community, and give citizens a real voice in which to be heard.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office: Online Bill
Submission Service (2/2)
If the draft idea is accepted, I will work with the
Drafter to refine it, and submit it to the Forum for
review by the community before submitting it on the
House floor
Especially if this idea is popular, Drafters should
be aware that they will be partly responsible for
helping promote their bill.
“No matter how hard I work with my staff and Congress, I am only one person. I
estimate this idea could allow us to multiply my output as your Representative in
Congress by at least five-fold. We may even need to organize ourselves to sell
our ideas to citizens in other districts and organizations to get these bills passed,
instead of relying on often corrupt back-door DC deals.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Our Open Office: On-Demand
Town Hall Discussions
Offer ability to sign up for Town Halls at the Forum
Town Halls are teleconferences at a preset day and
time that you receive at your phone number
Bi-Weekly Town Halls in 2 Formats
➢ Pure Q&A

➢ Topic Discussion followed by Q&A

Residents at the Forum can summon me to an “On-


Demand” topic discussion after voting reaches a
target for hot topics that I am not addressing fast
enough
“When citizens speak, their Representative must listen completely. Across our
land, the so-called “Representatives” have not troubled to listen to We the People,
and this is a key reason our country is in such dire straits today.”
- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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Prosperity via Monetary Policy Change

Dishonest Money
Restore Honest Money
The FED Causes Depressions
Abolish the FED, the Central Bank
Abolish the Federal Income Tax
Demand Market Transparency in OTC “Dark”
Derivatives
Replace the socialistic Keynesian government
status quo with the Austrian free market

 Please note that a full explanation for each of the above outlined in this
presentation is simply not possible due to the degree of explanation necessary.
My campaign will provide this detailed reasoning in the form of presentations,
speeches, articles, and audio-visual media.

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Dishonest Money: The Fall of the Dollar

The purchasing power of the dollar has lost >94% since FDR took America off
the classical gold standard in 1933 through monetary inflation.
The monetary inflation was caused by the FED. They debased the dollar by
creating more and more irredeemable paper dollars.

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Dishonest Money
How to Create $900 from $100
The banking system creates dishonest “money” each
time you deposit money. Here's how it is done, using the
current approximate fractional reserve ratio of 10%.
Step 1)
1000
A depositor deposits $100 at a bank.

Total Reserves: $100 800


Total Loans: $0
Total Money Supply: $100 600

"Give me control of a nation's money 400


and I care not who makes its laws."
200
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1744 -1812,
Leader of the Rothschild Banking Cartel of
Europe 0
Total Deposits Total Loans Total Money Supply

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Dishonest Money
How to Create $900 from $100
Step 2)
The bank holds $10 for its reserves and loans out the other $90 to others.

Total Reserves: $10


Total Loans: $90 1000

Total Money Supply: $100


800
"It is well enough that people of the nation do
not understand our banking and monetary
system, for if they did, I believe there would 600
be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

- Henry Ford 400

200

0
Total Loans
Total Deposits Total Money Supply

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Dishonest Money
How to Create $900 from $100
Step 3)
This $90 is deposited elsewhere. Next, this second bank takes the $90 in
deposits, holds $9 for its reserves, and loans out the other $81.

Total Reserves: $19


Total Loans: $171 1000
Total Money Supply: $190
800
"When an assembly undertakes to issue
paper as money, the whole system of safety 600
and certainty is overturned, and property set
afloat. Paper notes given and taken between
individuals as a promise of payment is one 400
thing, but paper issued by an assembly as
money is another thing. It is like putting an
apparition in the place of a man; it vanishes 200
with looking at it, and nothing remains but the
air."
- Thomas Paine, “Dissertations on Gov't” 0
Total Deposits Total Loans Total Money Supply

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Dishonest Money
How to Create $900 from $100
Step 4)
Step 3 repeats. The third bank takes the $81 as a deposit, holds $8.10 for its
reserves, and then loans out $72.90.

Total Reserves: $27.10


Total Loans: $243.90 1000.00
Total Money Supply: $271
800.00

“The few who understand the system, will 600.00


either be so interested in its profits, or so
dependent on its favors, that there will be no
opposition from that class. The great body of 400.00
people, mentally incapable of comprehending
the tremendous advantages, will bear its 200.00
burden without complaint."

- Lord Rothschild 0.00


Total Loans
Total Deposits Total Money Supply

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Dishonest Money
How to Create $900 from $100
Step 5)
The process keeps repeating. The bulk of the money creation is done after 15
repeats, but what is eventually left after 40 or 50 repeats is pretty much:

Total Reserves: $100


Total Loans: $900 1000
Total Money Supply: $1000
800
So within a short period of time, banks
transferring to other banks within the 600
system can CREATE $900 from the initial
$100 deposit.
400
For those hearing the above for the first
time, this process is such NONSENSE that 200
it is a little hard to grasp.
 Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, “Modern 0
Money Mechanics” (1994) Total Loans
Total Deposits Total Money Supply

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Dishonest Money
FED Open Market Operations
The FED itself also creates or destroys dollars, but they
do not even require deposits.
The Federal Reserve conducts open market operations
by purchasing or selling any type of asset.
In the past the FED mostly bought Treasuries. In the
past several years, the FED has mostly bought company
assets or bad debt, such as AIG's.

"Bankers own the earth. Take it away from


them, but leave them the power to create
money and control credit, and with a flick of a
pen they will create enough to buy it back."

- Josiah Stamp, former President of the Bank


of England

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Dishonest Money
FED Open Market Operations
Here’s what happens when the FED buys Treasuries or other assets

1) The FED’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) decides to expand the nation’s
money supply. They purchase, for example, $100 billion in Treasury bonds.

2) The FED writes a check on itself for $100 billion. [Where did it get the money?
The answer is -- FROM NOWHERE!]
Monetary Supply Expansion: $100 billion

3) This $100 billion FED check then goes to one of the select government bond
dealers (such as JP Morgan Chase or Goldman Sachs) in exchange for the $100
billion in Treasuries.
Monetary Supply Expansion: $100 billion

4) Then the dealer deposits its $100 billion FED check at a commercial bank.
Monetary Supply Expansion: $100 billion

5) Enter the fractional reserve loop. This deposit is very quickly loaned out
repeatedly and grows to $100 billion in deposits and $900 billion in loans.
Monetary Supply Expansion: $1 Trillion

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Restore Honest Money
“The Congress shall have Power to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of
foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures... No State shall... coin
Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in
Payment of Debts.” - The United States Constitution, 1787 - present

Open the Mint to free Coinage of Gold & Silver


Remove all taxes on the exchange of Gold & Silver
Revoke and Forbid Legal Tender Laws
Help drive the debate on a new Monetary System
● Prefer gradual transition from the current FRN to gold and silver.
● Adam Smith's 'Real Bills Doctrine' must be discussed

 Note: I do not advocate a return to the 1930s era classical


gold standard, which was based on fractional reserves.

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The FED Causes Depressions (1/4)

"On account of [the Federal Reserve],


we ourselves are in the midst of the
greatest depression we have ever
known. From the Atlantic to the Pacific,
our Country has been ravaged and laid
waste by the evil practices of the Fed and
the interests which control them. At no
time in our history, has the general welfare
of the people been at a lower level or the
minds of the people so full of despair...
They are the victims of the Fed. Their
children are the new slaves of the
auction blocks in the revival of the
institution of human slavery."

- Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Pennsylvania's 15th District


- From the 1934 Congressional Record

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The FED Causes Depressions (2/4)

"Our nation's monetary policy over the past


century is the most despicable hoax ever
committed against the American people
in our history. If I can help the people of
our district understand the utter immorality,
the sheer evil, of this system and how it
restrains the prosperity of our society, we
will and can succeed. With your help, I can
help lead the way with actions that can
save us and our children. This is not a
joke. If our society fails to deal with this,
the abject slavery McFadden warned of,
and drop in living standards will soon be
realized by us all.” Rembrandt's 1626 depiction of Jesus
chasing the Money-changers out of
the temple

- Jake Towne, 2010 Candidate for Pennsylvania's 15th District

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The FED Causes Depressions (3/4)

✔ Interest rates represent the present time-value of money.


✔ They serve as a check-valve between the deployment of
capital (and the amount of mal-investments!) for economic
growth and the savings deferred to the future to pay for the
goods and services resulting from the growth.

“Interest is the difference in the


valuation of present goods and
future goods; it is the discount in the
valuation of future goods as against
that of present goods.”

- Ludwig von Mises


American Economist and
Founder of the modern Austrian School

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The FED Causes Depressions (3/4)

✔ The FED decides on and sets the interest rate.



Unlike most of the 19th Century (without the FED) and the early 20th
Century where the different FED regions varied interest rates to
account for regional differences (agricultural Midwest, industrial East
Coast), the modern FED constrains the economy to the same interest
rate.

This is similar to the EU's central bank; not only do they all use the
Euro, but far more importantly, highly industrialized states like
Germany now share the same interest rates as states with very
different economies like Greece and Spain.

"Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as


an official representative of the Federal Reserve...
Regarding the Great Depression: You're right, we did
it. We're very sorry.”

- current FED Chairman Ben Bernanke


From his 8 November 2002 remarks

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The FED Causes Depressions (4/4)
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 The FED's interest rate control combined with the money supply
changes result in the Boom-Bust cycle.
 Booms are periods of credit expansion that central bankers

mostly created themselves, while busts are credit contractions.


 Each “Boom” plants the seeds of the next “Bust” by creating a

multitude of wasteful mal-investments.

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Abolish the FED
Phase out the FED over a year with Congress
taking a role in all decisions until its abolishment.
Transition to Honest Money replacing all Federal
Reserve Notes with (fiat) United States Notes in a
1:1 ratio. Gradually increase reserve requirements
to end fractional reserve banking.
Replace the central planners of the FED with
Honest Money and the free market.
Then remove the federal government from
monetary decisions. Allow private coinage to exist
so citizens can trade as they wish.

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Abolish the Federal Income Tax:
It's Immoral!
“1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.”
The First 2 Planks from Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto
The Income Tax is a Marxist idea implemented in
1913 as retribution against the "evil capitalists" who had
caused the Panic of 1907. The end result of this
practice has been to heavily tax everyone.

The government should have no right


to the first claim on your labor. Only you
should.

Plundering those who have acquired


property in a just manner only serves to
deter them from acquiring more.

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Abolish the Federal Income Tax:
It's Unnecessary!
2008 Federal Outlays %
2008 Federal Inlays in Billions of USD “Just” $67 Billion needed to run judicial,
Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2009/pdf/hist.pdf
executive, and legislative branches.

$410 B or 14% $68 B or 2%


Deficit Spending Excise Tax

$1,220 B or 41%
Federal Income Tax
$910 B or 31%
Social Insurance
Tax

Large cuts in the overseas military


$345 B or 12%
Corporate
empire, projected at $1 Trillion annually
Income Tax combined with the printing of fiat U.S.
Notes would eliminate the need for a
Total 2008 Federal Budget was over $2,900 Billion federal income tax.

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Demand Market Transparency in OTC
“Dark” Derivatives
“Derivatives are Weapons of Mass Destruction!” - Warren Buffet, 2003

So... what are derivatives?


Simplified, the term "derivative" refers to a "derived"
wager, or bet, on the price of something.
Derivatives are financial contracts whose values are
derived from the value of something else, which is termed
the "underlying" asset. The main use of derivatives is to
reduce risk for one party.
Many of today's derivatives are wagering on paper
"assets" that have no intrinsic value (like the interest rate of
a GE corporate bond) rather than tangible goods like wheat
or oil.

 For more details, please read my article “What the Heck Are Derivatives?”
at www.nolanchart.com/article5620.html

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Demand Market Transparency in OTC
“Dark” Derivatives
“Bring Light to Dark Derivatives!” - Jake Towne, 2008

Over-the-counter derivatives are very loosely regulated


and directly traded between two parties.
All values in Trillions of USD, circa 2008
Quite likely, many OTC Source: www.nolanchart.com/article5620.html
derivative contracts are OTC Derivatives

insolvent since corporations


cannot cover in the case of World Equity and Bond Markets

one party defaulting. EXD Derivatives

The crux of the OTC


World Real Estate derivatives issue is its
enormous size relative
Requiring traders to use an World GDP
to rest of the financial
exchange or publish proof of U.S. GDP
system.
solvency should be required of U.S. M2 Money Supply

corporations.
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Replace the Socialistic Keynesian Government
Status Quo with the Austrian Free Market
Keynesian Economics
The “Money Power” is held by the
Government & Bankers
Government Commands the Economy
Renown for Deficit Spending and
Stealing via Currency Debasement
Redistributes Wealth to the Military-
Industrial Complex, Banking Cartels,
Special Interest Groups & Corporations
Allows and Rationalizes Government
Takeovers of Private Businesses “In the long run, we are all dead.”
May promote “capitalism” and the “free
- Lord John Maynard Keynes
market” in word, but in deed functions as British Economist and
“Crony Capitalism,” “Vulture Capitalism,” the Central Planner
“Corporatocracy” or “Disaster Capitalism”

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Replace the Socialistic Keynesian Government
Status Quo with the Austrian Free Market
Austrian Economics
The People own the “Money Power”
Government Plays No Role in
Economic Planning
Promotes Honest Money & Balanced
Budgets
Highly Rewards those who Create
Wealth and Shares it with All
“All those intent upon Government Does Not Takeover
sabotaging the evolution
towards welfare, peace,
Private Businesses
freedom and democracy, Promotes Free Market Capitalism
loathe gold.” and laissez faire, or “let them be!”
- Ludwig von Mises economics
Founder of the modern
Austrian School

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Bring Fresh Ideas to the Public
Discussion
(1) The Accountability Bill Reform Act
(2) Double the Number of Representatives in
U.S. Congress
(3) Empower We the People - Roman Tribunes
(4) A Foreign Policy of Peace and Non-
Intervention
(5) Shift Power from the Federal Level to the
State & Local Levels
 Please note that these ideas are not a part of the official platform at this
time, since I first want to explain, discuss publicly, and hear feedback from our
district.

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The Accountability Bill Reform Act
Require each Bill proposed for
House floor vote to be read publicly,
or else each Representative must
sign an affidavit stating they read
and understand the bill before
voting.

Each bill must quote the clause in


the Constitution that grants
Congress the power to propose it.

Each bill must only cover a single


subject.

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Double the Number of
Representatives in U.S. Congress

Used with permission courtesy www.thirty-thousand.org

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Double the Number of
Representatives in U.S. Congress
Currently each Member of Congress represents
~700,000 citizens.
The founder's intent to increase the House's size
was followed for over 125 years of our history... and
then stopped in 1913.
Although the net expense may be slightly higher,
recommend paying for the change by:
➢ Halving each Representative's salary from
$174,000 to $87,000
➢ Specify that the total number of congressional

staff remain constant - or drop

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Empower We the People -
Roman Tribunes
“What we can learn from the
lessons of time by looking at Rome,
is that a representative form of
government provides nothing to

Photo courtesy Andrew Bossi


protect the liberty or dignity of the
People... We cannot have honest
government until everyone has to
abide by the same law.”
- Martin Armstrong
American Economist and
Political Prisoner, 2009

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Empower We the People -
Roman Tribunes
In Roman times, the commoners (or plebeians)
elected tribunes to intercede on their behalf with the
government. Tribunes could:
➢ Protect anyone entering a plea to the tribune if
the justice system was violating due process.
The judge would need to wait for the tribune to
give permission to continue.
➢ Obstruct the government by physically
interposing his body to stop their actions.
Violence against a tribune was a capital
offense against all Plebeians and was
punishable by death.

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Empower We the People -
Roman Tribunes
This proposal to amend the Constitution creates a
4th branch of government, consisting of just
“checks.”
➢ One tribune position would (only) have the
power to intercede if a citizen is held by
government for trial and her/his Constitutional
rights are being infringed upon.
➢ A second tribune position would (only) have the

power to prosecute any government official for


criminal or unconstitutional acts, up to and
including the President and Supreme Court.

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
“Equal and exact justice to
all men, of whatever state
or persuasion, religious or
political; peace, commerce,
and honest friendship with
all nations, entangling
alliances with none.”

- Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address


- President of the United States, 1801-1809

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
“Against the insidious wiles of
foreign influence (I conjure you
to believe me, fellow-citizens!)
the jealousy of a free people
ought to be constantly awake;
since history and experience
prove, that foreign influence is
one of the most baneful foes of
republican government.”
- George Washington, Farewell Address
- President of the United States, 1789-1797

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
“The Congress shall have Power to... declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal.”
- The Constitution of the United States, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11

In 2002, Congress unanimously voted against


House Joint Resolution 114 to declare war on Iraq.
Marching our soldiers into harm's way is a serious
decision; and this decision was an abominable
neglect of Congress's constitutional duties.
Iraq was not involved whatsoever with 9/11.
Iraq was not threatening to Americans because we
had been bombing Iraq, patrolling it's skies, and
leading an economic embargo for a decade prior to
the invasion.

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
Look at the Big Picture.
Bin Laden worked for us in
the Afghanistan War of the
1980s, where the Soviet Empire
was bled dry, leading to its
dissolution.
After the Soviets were
defeated, America did not offer
any help whatsoever to the
Afghan people, leading to tribal
civil war and the rise of the
Taliban, a theocracy, opposed Iraqi woman waving a flag as her home is
by tribal warlords. searched in Ameriyah, Iraq in May 2007

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that when we use our
power the greater it will be.” - Thomas Jefferson

After 9/11, Bin Laden's group of guerrilla fanatics


numbered (at the most) in the low thousands.
➢ Ostracized by most of the world, they were only able

to find refuge in the very same war-torn Afghanistan


America abandoned in the 1980's.
➢ The number of sympathizers in the Muslim world

was negligible.
Nearly a decade later, the forces against us number
in the hundreds of thousands, most victims of war's
“collateral damage.”
➢ Supporters, both active and passive, of our enemies

now number in the millions.

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
In hindsight, is it not far
wiser to withdraw our forces
from these vastly expensive
wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and
Pakistan?

Is it not smarter and more


cost-effective to target,
apprehend, or destroy our
specified enemies by using “War is a Racket. It always has been.”
constitutional letters of marque
- former Major General Smedley
and reprisal? Butler, USMC, two-time Congressional
Medal of Honor winner

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
With all our economic turmoil, is it not intelligent to
withdraw our 54,976 troops in Germany, our 24,655
troops in South Korea, and our 34,039 troops in Japan
back inside our borders where they can perform their
proper role in national – not global – defense?
“We must guard against the
acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the
military-industrial complex.”

- Former WWII Supreme Commander


of Allied Forces Europe, President
Dwight Eisenhower in his 1961
farewell address

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Foreign Policy of Peace and
Non-Intervention
If the government were truly concerned about our
safety, why are our land, air, and sea borders like
sieves? Why is the protection of our country left to the
bureaucratic Department of Homeland Security instead
of our Department of DEFENSE??
“America is the most peaceful, least
warlike nation in modern history...
There are some who've forgotten why
we have a military. It's not to promote
war; it's to be prepared for peace.”

- President Ronald Reagan in his


1984 Presidential Nomination
Acceptance Speech

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Shift Power from the Federal Level
to State & Local Levels
Our Past

Our Present

Our nation was founded as a collection of smaller


nation-states which joined under a federated
government to promote peace and prosperity.

I favor a strong shift back to the America our founding


fathers and mothers had in mind.
Graphics courtesy www.commonsenserevisited.com

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Shift Power from the Federal Level
to State & Local Levels
For instance, on many hot-button Our Future
topics – such as same-sex marriage –
my view follows the Constitution's 10th
Amendment – the right to decide such
issues is reserved to Pennsylvania and
NOT the federal government by the
rule of law.
While this may result in scenarios like State A allowing same-
sex marriage while State B bans it, this is far better, and will better
suit far more people, than the Establishment using these issues as
“divide-and-conquer” tactics.

It is also of benefit that the more sensitive an issue, the more


localized it should be, as each citizen has a larger voice in their
local community than they do nationally.
Graphic courtesy www.commonsenserevisited.com

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My Biography
Born and raised in Nazareth
30 years old, never married, no children
Attended Nazareth Area High School
Graduated 3rd in my class of about 230
Awarded the area's Citizenship Award from then-U.S.
Congressman Paul McHale
Active on football, track & field (captain), township
baseball (catcher), and cross country teams
Attended Lehigh University from 1998-2002
Graduated with honors with a major in Chemical
Engineering and minored in the Classics. Cumulative
GPA of 3.7
Attended Dortmund University (Germany) as an
exchange student in 2001
As a Martindale Scholar, I traveled to Hong Kong in
2001 and then wrote a paper on their political system

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My Biography
Following Lehigh, I moved to California where I worked
for Ablestik Laboratories, a supplier for the semiconductor
industry, as a process engineer. In my job, I scaled up
new products from R&D to production, troubleshot product
problems for customers, and implemented cost-saving
changes to benefit both my company and the customer.

For nearly the last 4 years, I have been living and


working in Shanghai, China as a process engineering
supervisor starting up two brand-new manufacturing cells.
I led the commissioning of the equipment and products,
then helped the factory qualify customers and ramp
production. I can speak Mandarin Chinese.

More details on my professional career are in my resume

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My Biography
Besides traveling within China
and our country, I have been
fortunate enough to travel for
either business or vacation to:

Japan Belgium
New Zealand Germany
Australia France
Cambodia Italy
Thailand Switzerland
Singapore Nepal
Malaysia South Korea

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How You Can Help
1) Please stay in touch by emailing jaketowne@gmail.com and
request to be added to the campaign's monthly newsletter or ask
questions.

2) I am working with a group named Raging Debate to create a


novel campaign website but in the meantime HERE is a Facebook
group you can join or view. Jason Rines, CEO of Raging Debate,
and I both share a strong commitment to debate & discuss the
truth about the issues will affect our lives and our children's lives
and drive change in Washington.

3) One of the keys to the campaign is to build a network of


“neighborhood coordinators” to spread information in your local
area, and since this campaign is purely grass roots, this means I
need YOUR help!

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How You Can Help
4) One of the next milestones for the campaign is to be covered
by the local media. Please contact any you wish, but here are a
few suggestions:
The Express-Times (news@express-times.com)
The Morning Call (news@mcall.com)
WAEB's Bobby Gunther Walsh Show (gunther@waeb.com)
WFMZ-TV, Channel 69 News LINK
5) If you liked this presentation please share it with your friends
and family. Perhaps it will strike a chord and inspire someone
else (or you!) who is fed up with the direction our nation has taken
to also run for public office!
6) Please consider having any of the groups you belong to invite
me to speak. I am committed to delivering not just talks but
discussions to educate both the audience and myself. Besides
presenting either portions of this presentation or the below, other
topics can be arranged by request.

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Some Available Speaking Topics
“Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies.” - Dr. Ronald Paul
"I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as A, B, C, hold up truth to your
eyes... I fear not. I see no real cause for fear. I know our situation well, and can see the
way out of it." - Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, 1776
1) What is Money? - A discussion on money and credit
2) A Parasite and A Relic - How the Federal Reserve Works
3) Honest Money - Gold and Silver
4) Bring Light to Dark Derivatives - Intro to Financial Derivatives and their Danger
5) Why the Government's Stimulus Plans Won't Work - A critique of central planning
6) The Only Time Jesus Got Really Upset - The Moneychangers and Modern Usury
7) Why You Can't Retire! - The Current Keynesian Monetary System
8) Why the War on Terror Must End – Facts and discussion on the path forward
9) The Financial Crisis - An Austrian View at the Causes and How to End It
10) The Federal Income Tax - A Solution to Immoral and Unnecessary Taxation
11) A Real "Stimulus Plan" for Local Communities - Local Currencies and Coupons
12) My Personal Experiences of Living in China - Church-going, Freedom, One
Child Policy, Thoughts on Economy and Relations with the USA, Taiwan, and Japan

✔ Of course, I can speak on other topics depending on group preferences.


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Thank You!!
My sincere thanks to the team of campaign volunteers who took the time
to peer review this presentation and offer many improvements. This team
includes Erik Gumbrecht, Gene DeNardo, Aaron Emery, Dann McCreary,
and Brian Theiss, who agreed to be recognized. Many thanks to Derek
Wyatt for creating the “Towne 2010 - As Good As Gold” graphic!! Of
course, thanks to my family and friends for supporting me in this
endeavor to dedicating the next 18 months of my life to this mission.

I would also like to thank:

Walt Thiessen of www.NolanChart.com


Marc Gallagher of www.LibertyMaven.com
Chris Mullen of www.GoldSeek.com and
Bill Murphy of www.LeMetropoleCafe.com

for publishing my writings during the past couple years and allowing them
to be reviewed and debated on their sites. I have learned quite a bit from
the reader feedback and look forward to more.
“Veritas numquam perit. Veritas odit moras. Veritas vincit."
Truth never perishes. Truth hates delay. Truth conquers.
(My personal motto)

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Graphics Acknowledgements
Unless listed below, all photos are either mine or public domain.

The “Towne 2010 – As Good As Gold” logo was created by Derek
Wyatt

Statue of Liberty photo is courtesy “BigMacSC99” LINK LICENSE

USSR flag photo courtesy “Neozuki” LINK LICENSE

Faneuil Hall photo courtesy “Daderot” LINK LICENSE

The Roman forum photo is courtesy Stefan Bauer LINK LICENSE

The Representatives vs Population graph is used with permission
from Jeff Quidam of www.thirty-thousand.org. It is fair to mention that
while we both agree on increasing the number of representatives, this
site proposes a higher increase than myself.

Roman tribune bust photo is courtesy Andrew Bossi LINK LICENSE

The Federal vs Local power pyramids are used with permission from
Clyde Cleveland and his wonderful piece of literature “Common Sense
Revisited” which can be found at www.commonsenserevisited.com

The Raging Debate icon is used with permission from Jason Rines
of www.RagingDebate.com

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Source List (1/2)
This is a partial list of the sources used in this work. Place the cursor over
the title to access the link. Here is a LINK to a summary of my writings and
my semi-bibliography.

Armstrong, Martin. 2009. “Financial Panic = Political Change.”


Bastiat, Frederic. 1848. The Law.
Butler, Smedley. 1935. “War is a Racket.”
The Constitution of the United States. 1787-present.
Eisenhower, Dwight. 1961. Farewell Address.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. 1994. Modern Money Mechanics.
Federal Reserve. Federal Funds Rate Data, Monthly 1954-2009.
Fekete, Antal. 2009. “Open the Mint to Gold!”
Hazlitt, Henry. 1946. Economics in One Lesson.
Jefferson, Thomas. 1801. First Inaugural Address.
Marx, Karl. 1848. The Communist Manifesto. See page 21/44 for the planks
McFadden, Louis T. 1934. Remarks in Congress on the Federal Reserve.
Mises Institute. Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve. 40-min. Video

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Source List (2/2)
Place the cursor over the title to access the link. Here is a LINK to a
summary of my writings and my semi-bibliography.
Reagan, Ronald. 1984. Remarks when accepting the presidential nomination.
Rothbard, Murray. 1990. What Has the Government Done with Our Money?
Towne, Jake. 2009. “America's Military Empire.”
Towne, Jake. 2008. “Bernanke's Great Lie – The “Gold Standard”and the
Great Depression.”
Towne, Jake. 2009. “Thank You for Paying Your Voluntary Income Tax!”
Towne, Jake. 2008. “The Money Matrix – How the FED Works.”
Towne, Jake. 2008. “The Money Matrix – What the Heck Are Derivatives?”
Towne, Jake. 2009. “The Money Matrix – Bring Light to Dark Derivatives”
Towne, Jake. 2009. “Why Obama's Stimulus Plan Will Fail... and a Better
Alternative.”
Washington, George. 1796. Farewell Speech to the People of the United States.
White House Budget FY2009. (FY2010 here.)

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Document Copyright
Copyright © Jake Towne, 2009. Any portion of this presentation that could be
copyrighted is owned by myself and I hereby released it to the public domain. I
grant full permission to use any of the ideas or material within. You may republish
this work. Attribution to myself is appreciated but not required.

Closing Remarks
* I am running as a citizen, not with either major party - What I offer to the citizens
of the 15th district, and many do belong to the two main parties, is a truly
independent voice and ear.
* I am not a career politician. If elected, I would plan to run again in 2012, but
following this I would most likely not run again. My aim is to serve as a temporary
statesman and representative and then leave government. I am more mindful than
most of the sad truth behind "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts
absolutely." As collateral for this assurance, if elected, I will not enlist in the
Congressional pension plan, which guarantees members up to 80% of their salary in
annual pension. I believe this is fiscally irresponsible and too lucrative. The current
salary for a seat in the U.S. Congress is $174,000. I view this as too lucrative given
the current purchasing power of the dollar, so obviously I would act to reduce
Congress's salary and mine - how can the people believe Congress will tighten the
purse-strings on government if Congress fails to start with itself? I support tying the
salaries of our Congress in some manner to household median incomes.

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