Monday, August 07, 2006

One week later

I don't know whether America: Freedom To Fascism (A:FTF) would be a smash, or a thud. After one week of showing the film, I have no doubt. According to Nielsen EDI ratings, as for highest money making film per box office, A:FTF was #2 (Miami Vice was #1).

The ratings were powerful, but some "friends of the government" thought A:FTF drifted into "conspiracy theory". The vast majority of the reviewers said it was great, like the New York Theatre Wire and, while some reviews are bad, like the Greenwich Village Gazette. In fact, many, many film critics reviewed the film.

As for the Gazette, those 2 "lies" in the beginning are the God-honest TRUTH. First, the Gazette said, "[T]he 16th Amendment [income tax] to the Constitution was never actually ratified, which it most certainly was". I only have two words for the Gazette: Bill Benson. However, it then said, "[T]he case is mostly that there's no EXACT law [requiring me to pay income taxes], or so [Russo] says". Guess what? There is no law, PERIOD! Second, the Gazette said, "[A]nd that the Congress didn't have the right to establish the Federal Reserve system.

As to the second, The Supreme Court under John Marshall said that the Congress had the power to do so in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), when it said that in regards to the Second Bank of the United States [SBOTUS]". First of all, 1819 was nearly a hundred years before the Federal Reserve was created (1913), and the SBOTUS money was backed by gold and silver. Second, let's refer to the Preamble to the Constitution. It reads (in part), "We the ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." In other words, the people are above the Constitution.

In Sections 1 of Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution, it states the Constitution will "vest" certain powers to certain branches of government. In other words, the Constitution is over the government. Therefore, the people are over the government (although many bureaucrats think it is backwards). The powers of the government belongs to the people, not the government. And the government is not authorized to delegate powers to someone else.

In Article I, Section 8, Clause 5, it states (in part), "The Congress shall have Power...To coin Money [and] regulate the Value thereof", and in Article I, Section 10, Clause 1, it states (in part), "No State shall...coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; [or] make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts". But in 1913, Congress delegate the money power to the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Reserve prints fiat paper money (backed by nothing). The Federal Reserve is unconstitutional to the bone, no ifs, ands, or buts; it doesn't matter what the meaning of "is" is.

And to throw salt into the wound, with the national debt soaring, Ronald Reagan did a study (called "Private Sector Survey on Cost Control"), and Industrialist Peter Grace and syndicated columnist Jack Anderson formed the Grace Commission. Two years later, after many investigations, the report was published about what they saw. It said, "With two-thirds of everyone's personal income taxes wasted or nor collected, 100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt and by Federal Government contributions to transfer the payments. In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers expect from the Government." Back when this report was published, the federal debt was $1-2 trillion; now, it is over $8 trillion. Gheeze!

Russo thinks like me. He start a petition, too, to shut down the Federal Reserve. However, the first petition received barely over 100 signatures. In less than a month, Russo's petition received over 8,200 signatures! When A:FTF will play nationwide, the petition will explode!

But all that matters is the crowds, and the crowds are all for this movie. However, after seeing the film, Russo will take a month off to polish it up. I believe since he had surgery in Germany, he didn't have time to edit like he wanted to. So last Thursday is the end for now. In September, he will start again.


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