The Federal Reserve is first and foremost a usurers protection system. It is not first and foremost a system to avoid the politicization of currency creation and to keep inflation in check!
Here's a Fed insider's defensive propaganda piece: Audit the Fed | How the Federal Reserve is Audited | About the Fed. You will find nowhere in it any discussion of the root of banking: usury, which is interest on loans/debts.
If you read the PDF link in that article by the St. Louis Fed ("An article in the September/October 2011 issue of Review discussing why the Fed was designed the way it was"), you will find a long argument for avoiding politicization of currency creation to avoid inflation. You will not find any discussion of any alternative and better ways of avoiding politicization of currency creation to avoid inflation. You will also not here about how to avoid the National Debt or how to eliminate it instantly!
Public Banking combined with the NEED Act modified to create a constitutional requirement for an open source algorithm to act as the completely non-politicized Monetary Authority rather than the Fed could, and if done correctly would, completely eliminate the National Debt, all interest on the US currency (which would be United States Money; United States Notes), all taxes, all inflation and deflation, and all poverty.
If could do that via grassroots, bottom-up, consensus, direct democracy of a fully economically and financially inform citizenry completely doing away with the parasitic, elitist banker-capitalist class, the selfishness and greed of which class has been the biggest obstacle to the elimination of poverty from the face of the earth.
This is why usury (interest on loans) was forbidden in the Bible for any Israelite to apply against any other Israelite. The Gentiles were unfortunately discriminated against due to the selfish evil of ethnic bigotry on the part of the leaders of the Israelites. Jesus Christ came not to authorize usury but to extend the spirit of the law to all of humanity that could accept that spirit. Are we ready yet?
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According to the IRS, "Know the law: Avoid political campaign intervention":
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.
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from participating in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. The prohibition applies to campaigns at the federal, state and local level.
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Political Campaign Intervention
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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:
- Whether the statement identifies one or more candidates for a given public office
- Whether the statement expresses approval or disapproval of one or more candidates' positions and/or actions
- 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)