Mr. Traficant Goes to Washington
September 5, 2011 in United States
In my search to figure out what is going on with the United States, I came across a speech made by Congressman James Traficant Jr. when he was representing Ohio in 1993. (There are literally hundreds of websites with the text of this speech. Search for “United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303” and take your pick of the links if you wish to read the speech for yourself.)
After I read the speech, I assumed I would be able to find something, anything, to debunk it. I actually spent most of one day looking for someone to tell me this really didn’t happen. I was sure there would be a denial from someone about it. Instead, what I discovered was that, after Mr. Traficant made the speech, the Congressman was arrested and sentenced to seven years in prison. Many people believe the sentence didn’t fit the crime and that he was severely punished for having the courage to speak the truth about the United States. I don’t know about that.
I do know that his speech answers the questions I raised in the earlier article Who Are You and What Did You Do With Our Country? Before I proceed, I want to stop and explain why I believe answering these questions is important.
The primary reason we experience relationship conflict is because we don’t understand the perspective of other people. If we take the time to understand other people, we are more likely to be understood by them. In addition, when we truly understand another person’s point of view, we can better grasp why they do what they do. We may not agree with their perspective. We may not like what they do. However, the understanding is usually enough to bring Peace of Mind in that relationship. Especially, when we recognize how their viewpoint harmonizes with ours.
Mr. Traficant’s speech, made on the floor of the United States Congress in 1993, certainly helped me understand what is going on with the United States. And, it shocked me.
“Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government.”
I wondered if this was really true. The next paragraph gave me the literal chapter and verse of the proof.
“It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress in session June 5, 1933 – Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.”
I thought about what that meant. The United States has been bankrupt since 1933. It had to suspend the gold standard and dissolve its sovereign authority as a condition of the bankruptcy.
This explained a lot. I wondered what the rest of the speech would explain. I’ll write about that in an upcoming article.