Politics, Government, etc

“Any interpretation of the U.S. Constitution would be better than the violations of it we are currently experiencing”

This came into my head after attending an informal gathering, “Nashville Drinking Liberally”, at The Flying Saucer on Thursday nights (6pm). It was great fun… and yes, some politics too, but nothing in bad taste to any party or political leanings.

Interestingly, I have a hard time encountering anyone capable/willing to ask me questions. From all my dates via online personals ads, I can only remember a few where someone asked me anything about myself; it usually happens that the woman will talk so much about herself, and that I will usually be genuinely interested, that they never learn anything about me. I do try, however, to interject myself into the conversations, but if someone isn’t curious about you, you can’t compensate for that. Or if they are curious, but somehow timid, the same result.

The whole reason I’m saying this at this point is to say that I had more genuine curiosity about things I said in 5 minutes than I had in hours and hours of interraction with women from the personals ads. I think Dawn Kirk would laugh if she read this… She’s told me all along that I’m wasting my time with personals ads, and I don’t exactly agree, but I can see why she would think that, since she has had so many clients “try it”. I’m going to leave my ad up there, just to give fate a helping hand, but I’m not as interested in it anymore. I just need to get out, and see what happens. See what happens, yes. The worst that could happen is that I might actually experience the phenomena of “good conversation”.

– Chad

So Irwin Schiff has been found guilty of income tax evasion.
I have read much and heard much about whether or not the U.S. income tax was ever properly added to the Federal Government. I still don’t know what to believe.

But more importantly, I believe that the U.S. gov is headed for a similar fate as the USSR. The States will have to take-over when the Fed implodes. Maybe it will be the Deficit. I don’t know.

But about Irwin Schiff:
You see, income tax protestors are sort of like the inflammation surrounding an infection. The Fed is like the bacteria/virus/fungus. The whole income tax debate acts like an early warning symbol that something is terribly wrong with the Fed. Maybe the Protestors act for erroneous reasons… but when they are squashed, the dissent they represent will become like a capped volcano. Their energy will begin to seethe… and I think Irwin Schiff’s case was the last possible “tipping point” for a slow deflation of the Fed. Now that he has lost, the Fed will continue to meet a destructive demise. Yes, I fear a revolution of sorts in America. I doubt that it will be anything remotely resembling anything else that has ever happened. But it will be the beginning of the end of the Fed as we currently know it… and when it is replaced, it will be replaced by a much more concisely limited Fed by a much more specific U.S. Constitution. One which more clearly attempts to thwart any slow buildup of what we presently have. I think I will get to say “I told you so” by about 2010 to 2011. Nashville, however, I believe will always be a place of calmness within the storm.
But, hey, I also used to think that Vegetarian was the only way to eat. Man, was I wrong. Dead, sick, very wrong. So, maybe I will be just as wrong about all the above.

So, Irwin Schiff, thanks for the effort to end the carte blanche cancer of the Fed. You were a peaceful, lawful attempt at governmental self-correction. History is taking a different fork in the road. And it is the road more painfully travelled.

– Chad