Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is blocked by Senate Democrat Leadership from having a vote on his amendment to audit the Federal Reserve, based on a bill authored by Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) in th...

And to think it's coming from a Republican.

Is it just a safe thing to be complaining about because he'll never get his wish? There's more to it than that. I know when I'm dealing with a former slave state and a tobacco state, etc. I know what a Dixiecrat-cum-Republican is. I also know that Wall Street isn't centered in South Carolina. Think about it. It is no small matter that Republican Jim DeMint mentions that Bernie Sanders and he are on the same side on this issue. Bernie Sanders is a Social Democrat, meaning, he's a socialist who believes in democracy. He's not for undemocratically taking the reins of governmental power. He's for open discussions leading to the informed consent of the governed. I don't agree with all of Bernie's positions, but what he isn't is a Stalinist in or out of the closet.

One wonders why Mr. DeMint did not move against all the offending amendments he cited. Perhaps the rules wouldn't allow for that at that time. Anyway, the Senators in favor of auditing the Federal Reserve need to continue submitting the amendment and need to submit it where it won't be subjected to some blocking rule.

It would be interesting to know if any debate occurred on the merits or whether the Democratic leadership in the Senate simply moved to block without offering up any other reason.

It's sad, all very sad, and a clear indictment of the system.

Ron Paul has crafted a bill that can be passed and that will begin the process of unraveling the Federal Reserve, which needs to happen and will happen. Dennis Kucinich has put forward a much more aggressive bill:

Now, it might not pass right away; but this sort of going all the way for what a Representative can see as the best idea he or she can find for the sake of the whole people is the right thing to do under the circumstances and within the given forum. It will eventually gain steam and pass.

What you can see here are Socialists, Libertarians, Republicans, and Liberal Democrats all seeing their way clear to vastly improving the economy of the U.S. and world. Those who block them on this are the enemy of human kind. They are the utterly self-centered who must and will be overthrown. That overthrow will not be done by violent means in the end. Those who attempt to use violence to bring in a more righteous state will only find error waiting for them that can be corrected only by the non-violent. That's the truth.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.