From a purely mundane perspective, the following linked article is one of the best, if not the best, I've seen to date:

BEHIND THE PANIC: Financial Warfare over future of global bank power
by F. William Engdahl
Financial Sense
October 9, 2008

Beyond that article, here's some more useful information for you.

You need to study the impetuses behind the laws and the results of overturning those laws.

The U.S. is a capitalist nation; therefore, you will often read exposés that go beyond apologizing for excess to excusing and even lionizing it. The rich pay for the writing of history that reflects best upon them. The Wikipedia is a prime example where the rich pay editors to tweak articles in their favor, to downplay the greed and supported violence and oppression.

First they will steal. Then they will give some back for good PR (Public Relations) that only results in greater personal profits and gets those who expose them for righteousness' sake (and for other reasons too) off their backs somewhat and so to speak.

  1. Monopolies
  2. Trusts
  3. Antitrust laws
  4. Sherman Antitrust
  5. Clayton Antitrust
  6. Attempts to corner markets
  7. Consolidations
  8. Mergers and acquisitions
  9. Panics
  10. Robber barons
  11. Gilded Age
  12. Fractional reserve banking; If the banks promote and invest in junk, the system becomes insolvent. It can and has been planned by those who know how to gain from crashes, runs, bailouts, mergers, acquisitions, etc.
  13. Central banking
  14. Glass-Steagall Act
  15. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which destroyed the Glass-Steagall Act and contributed to the current financial crisis
  16. Unionization
  17. Capitalism
  18. Socialism
  19. Class struggle
  20. Social class
  21. Soak the Rich
  22. The New Deal
  23. The Townsend Plan
  24. Share Our Wealth
  25. Greenbacks
  26. Free Silver
  27. Single Tax
  28. The Grange
  29. The Wobblies
  30. Democracy in the Workplace
  31. Worker Cooperatives
  32. Employee Ownership

Why bother with all of this? It's simply so you will have some of the vocabulary available to you when you consider all of these things in light of what Jesus teaches.

Jesus does not teach capitalism. Doing the commandments of Jesus negates capitalism. All are family. Good family members don't make a capitalistic profit off their fellow family members. The good family gives and shares all together. The good father does not hold out his hand for mammon or recompense when his children come to his table to eat. It's that simple. If everyone serves, as Jesus teaches, all are thereby served. The bottom rises, unlike what happens in the self-centered, competitive system known as capitalism.

Yes, family can help each other by employing each other's capitalistic businesses. That though would not be in the mix were it not for the problem that the whole system is founded on the false premise of greed to begin with. The family in this case is simply helping fellow family negotiate within the evil system that has ensnared all until they break free into real Christianity such as via the Christian Commons Project™.


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Tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) organizations like churches, universities, and hospitals must follow the law regarding political campaigns. Unfortunately, some don't know the law.

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Contributions to political campaign funds, public statements of support or opposition (verbal or written) made by or on behalf of an organization, and the distribution of materials prepared by others that support or oppose any candidate for public office all violate the prohibition on political campaign intervention.

Factors in determining whether a communication results in political campaign intervention include the following:

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  • Whether the statement is delivered close in time to the election
  • Whether the statement makes reference to voting or an election
  • Whether the issue addressed distinguishes candidates for a given office

Many religious organizations believe, as we do, that the above constitutes a violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That said, we make the following absolutely clear here:

  • The Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project not only do not endorse any candidate for any secular office, we say that Christianity forbids voting in such elections.
  • Furthermore, when we discuss any public-office holder's position, policy, action or inaction, we definitely are not encouraging anyone to vote for that office holder's position.
  • We are not trying to influence secular elections but rather want people to come out from that entire fallen system.
  • When we analyze or discuss what is termed "public policy," we do it entirely from a theological standpoint with an eye to educating professing Christians and those to whom we are openly always proselytizing to convert to authentic Christianity.
  • It is impossible for us to fully evangelize and proselytize without directly discussing the pros and cons of public policy and the positions of secular-office holders, hence the unconstitutionality of the IRS code on the matter.
  • We are not rich and wouldn't be looking for a fight regardless. What we cannot do is compromise our faith (which seeks to harm nobody, quite the contrary).
  • We render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. We render unto God what is God's.
  • When Caesar says to us that unless we shut up about the unrighteousness of Caesar's policies and practices, we will lose the ability of people who donate to us to declare their donations as deductions on their federal and state income-tax returns, we say to Caesar that we cannot shut up while exercising our religion in a very reasonable way.
  • We consider the IRS code on this matter as deliberate economic duress (a form of coercion) and a direct attempt by the federal government to censor dissenting, free political and religious speech.
  • It's not freedom of religion if they tax it.

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)

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    Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration.

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