I received this e-mail from the Ron Paul campaign and it made me
think. So many complain about being stuck in a rut and blame the government for
the wrongdoings. But when a situation arises, the same people who are in misery
do nothing to change this situation. The e-mail, which I pasted below, is asking
for our help by supporting the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009. Ron
Paul's stance believes that the Federal Reserve should be audited by Congress.
But since its creation in 1913, the Federal Reserve has been omitted from
inspections and refuses to tell Congress which institutions have received
taxpayers bail out money.
This is our money and we deserve to have a say in its
distribution. But unfortunately, it seems as if taking the time to support a
positive benefit movement is not worth most people's time. We have a chance to
make a difference and I urge you all to sign a petition.
May 12, 2009
Ron Paul needs your help with HR
1207, otherwise known as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009Ã¢â‚¬Â.
For those of you who are not familiar with this bill, it would
require the Comptroller General to conduct a thorough audit of the Federal
Reserve. According to Campaign
for Liberty's fact sheet on HR 1207:
The Federal Reserve enjoys a monopoly over the flow of our money and
credit but has never been completely transparent and accountable to
Congress since its creation in 1913.
In addition to an over $13 trillion national debt (with each American's
share being more than $36,000), Congress, the Treasury, and the Federal
Reserve have put us on the hook for almost $10 trillion in bailouts and
loans. Yet, the Fed refuses to tell Congress which financial
institutions have received these funds.
Jesse Benton has been working tirelessly to enlist cosponsors
for HR 1207, but he canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do it alone. As a member of the Financial
Services Committee, Congressman Paul Kanjorski can be instrumental in bringing
HR 1207 out of committee and to the House floor for a vote. We need
Congressman Kanjorski to sign on as a cosponsor of this bill, and Jesse is
asking for our help in appealing to Congressman Kanjorski.
Here is a list of things you can do to help:
Petitions do make a difference. If you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t signed a petition
asking Paul Kanjorski to cosponsor HR 1207, please do.
See if any of your friends, neighbors or coworkers are willing to sign
as well. Many will when asked.
Deliver as many petitions as possible to Paul KanjorskiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s congressional
office. Delivery in person makes the biggest impression. If
you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t visit an office in person, perhaps another supporter or
someone you know can. When all else fails, drop them in the mail and
follow up with a phone call.
Send me an email letting me know about your efforts.
If you have delivered petitions and still want to do more, continue
collecting and delivering petitions.
If you are wondering if you can do more, please reply to this message or
email me at david.jahn@campaignforliberty.
and let me know of your desire to help us with this effort.
We do have plans for more which require the help of dedicated people in
Also, please let me know if you or someone you know is
interested in organizing the HR 1207 efforts in District 11. That would be
With your help, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure we can persuade Congressman Kanjorski
to join us in cosponsoring this bill. I look forward to working with all
of you on this effort. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not fail Dr. Paul on this important piece
Interim State Coordinator