I typically feature U.S. and global news here at The Humble Libertarian, but I did want to do a brief roundup today as a Nashville resident of some things that my Tennessean readers can do to stay involved in the cause for liberty.
1. Urge Tennessee's Senators to Audit the Fed
Congressman Ron Paul's bill to Audit the Fed is a landmark piece of legislation that will give Americans the knowledge we deserve about where all those trillions of dollars in loans (of our money) have gone.
Sadly both of Tennessee's supposedly Republican Senators oppose the Senate version of that bill, The Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009. This is particularly sad, because Tennessee is the great state of Andrew Jackson.
President Jackson, if you'll remember, was vehemently opposed to the very existence of the central bank in his time, and worked hard to shut it down entirely, which makes his appearance on the $20 note of the central bank's present incarnation, the Federal Reserve, extremely ironic.
Indeed, Jackson said of central banking:
"The bold effort the present (central) bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it."
Prophetic, isn't it? Contrast that level of courage and understanding with Senator Alexander's statement:
"The audit? It’s a bad idea. It’s a sorry day when the Congress superimposes itself on the Fed, nosing around in monetary policy. It’s bad enough we are nosing around with the car companies."
Please contact Lamar Alexander and let him know you disagree: +18.104.22.16844. Tennessee's other Senator, Bob Corker also goes on record as one of the Senate's most vocal opponents of an audit.
Please also contact Mr. Corker and let him know that he should join all 177 of his Republican colleagues in the House by co-sponsoring the Senate version of Audit the Fed: +22.214.171.12444.
2. Oppose Tennessee's Nashville Convention Center
The debate is heating up over a proposed one billion dollar convention center and accompanying three hundred million dollar hotel. Chances look more and more like these will be publicly funded with Tennessee residents' tax dollars.
Instead of using state surpluses to lower taxes and drive economic growth by putting money back in our hands, the State of Tennessee and City of Nashville are poised to undertake a massive, wasteful spending project.
The economic (il)logic of driving growth by drying up productive capital to fund pet projects never ceases to astound me.
Please take the time today to learn more at this website: Nashville's Priorities.
3. Get Connected With The Tennessee Sons of Liberty
Tomorrow (Thursday, Oct 15) TNSOL is hosting its 2nd Public Discussion:
A Discussion on the Swine Flu, American Monetary Policy, and Physical/Financial Survival Strategies
Join us at Shoney's in Bellevue, TN for an entertaining and informative discussion. Presentations will begin at 7pm. Admission is free and Patriotic DVD's and Magazines will be available for purchase. All proceeds will fund an upcoming local documentary on the History and Abuses of the American Dollar.
7745 US South
Bellevue, TN 37221