By Thanong Khanthong
The United States has become a democratic, sovereign nation in name only.
The sanctity of the Constitution has already been breached. Increasingly, the executive branch is wrestling all the power into the hands of the president.
Representative Walter B Jones Jr, a Republican from North Carolina, has introduced a resolution that would set into motion an impeachment of the US president if he were to use offensive military force without authorisation from the Congress.
Article I, Section 8, of the US Constitution rests power in the hands of the Congress alone to declare war. Yet US presidents, notably President George W Bush and President Barack Obama, have circumvented the Congress to embark on costly and damaging military expeditions. Obama’s authorisation of military force in Libya did not go through the Congress.
This followed shocking testimony by Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Panetta said that he and President Obama would seek “international permission” from the likes of the United Nations or Nato, rather than the US Congress, to bomb Syria, if that course of action was deemed necessary.
Panetta said, “Our goal would be to seek international permission and we would … come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress – I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.”
You may say that Panetta’s statement is treasonous and amounts to a high crime were the US forces to go ahead and bomb Syria or Iran without first seeking approval from the Congress.
Asked again by the Senate Armed Services Committee what was the legal basis for US military force, Panetta suggested a Nato coalition or a UN resolution. The Congress would merely act as a rubber stamp for the executive branch’s unilateral declaration of war against a foreign nation.
This implies that the US executive branch is now answering to foreign interests rather than US interests.
Another example that illustrates how the US Constitution has been hijacked by foreign interests is the monetary conduct of the Federal Reserve. Between 2008 and 2010, after the collapse of LehmanBrothers, the Federal Reserve printed some US$16 trillion (Bt492.5 trillion) out of thin air in order to bail out the global banks and central banks within its financial network. Compare this figure to the US annual gross domestic product of about $14 trillion plus.
How could the Federal Reserve print such a massive amount of money without congressional approval and without the knowledge of the American people?
Presidential candidate Ron Paul has campaigned hard for auditing or even scrapping the Federal Reserve outright because the institution is accountable to no one but itself and foreign interests.
The US armed forces are moving to become an independent state within the state. The Federal Reserve is another independent state within the state. The privately owned corporation known as the Federal Reserve has succesfully camouflaged itself as the US central bank and has never answered to the American people even though its chairman is required to testify before the Congress.
Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, when asked about the relationship between the Federal Reserve and the president, said, “Quite frankly it does not matter who is president as far as the Fed is concerned. There are no other agencies that can overrule the action we take.”
The Federal Reserve was created by bankers who lobbied for the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Its shareholders are banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.
Since it is a private corporation, it answers to the interests of its shareholders rather than to those of the American people.
Panetta’s and Greenspan’s comments clearly illustrate that the United States has ceased to be an independent country but is under the control of the globalists.
We may go so far as to question whether the administration’s move to override the Congress, and the Fed’s crazy money printing for its shareholders, are both part of an executive drive towards a single world government.