Despite admitting that the National Security “vacuums up information about virtually every telephone call to, from, or within the United States,” William Pauley, a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, decreed last week that the NSA’s dragnet approach is constitutional because, well, he believes that it is necessary. As William Pitt the Younger observed, “necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
The only way I know to get at the roots of the mess we are in is to keep probing in every way until the last sustaining feeder is cut. And one of those feeders, I believe, is apathy. The impulse to run the lives of others – the little-god syndrome – flourishes to the extent that the others are apathetic. To curb the dictocratic impulse calls for alertness, thinking for self, vigilance, virtuousness, a genuine care for God and man.
2014 Infinite Banking Practitioner’s Think Tank- This very popular annual event is scheduled for 6-7 February, 2014. The event will take place in Birmingham, Alabama. Because of the exploding public demand for “Infinite Banking” policies, and the corresponding proliferation of IBC “experts,” we made the decision to create the Infinite Banking Institute which administers the IBC Practitioner’s Program (Agent Training).
Nothing in recent years has convinced me more of this fact than attempting to explain the Infinite Banking Concept (IBC) to others. When I consider the number of years it took me to finally understand it, I wonder if its simplicity is not perhaps the real source of its difficulty. It is so simple it makes no sense! But, of course, that’s not it at all, there is much more to it than that. IBC involves matters having to do with money, credit and how it flows in the entirety of our economy. Those particular elements have never been simple for anybody.
One of the virtues of a dividend-paying whole life policy is the control the owner has over his money. In particular, policy loans are a very convenient way to access wealth stored in this fashion. Nelson Nash’s Infinite Banking Concept (IBC) uses policy loans as a way to “become your own banker.” Rather than relying on outside financiers and the associated interest payments, Nash encourages individuals to build up a warehouse of wealth inside one or more (appropriately designed) life insurance policies, so that major purchases can be financed through policy loans and paid back on the owner’s own terms.
An audience of 375 from 27 States for the Friday afternoon and evening were treated to a message from featured speaker, Dr. Ron Paul. He is the most outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve System under which we all live, thanks to a monopoly granted in December 1913. His book, End the Fed written in 2009 is widely read by many people who know the fallacies of central banks all over the world. Central banks have created the worst financial condition that has ever existed and Dr. Paul is the champion of exposing this fact.
Don’t think of problems as difficulties, think of them as opportunities for action. Hard as they are, they may turn out to be blessings in disguise. – C. F. Kleinknecht
Is it not true that most people look upon their problems only as difficulties? Even worse, they regard their problems as dreaded invasions of the serene life. Why this perverse view? Problems should be likened to birth pains; the good life has its genesis in them and their “painful “ overcoming. Let’s see if we can make the case for joyfully overcoming them.
“During the weeks following the  election, [Northern newspaper] editors of all parties assumed that secession as a constitutional right was not in question . . . . On the contrary, the southern claim to a right of peaceable withdrawal was countenanced out of reverence for the natural law principle of government by consent of the governed.” ~ Howard Cecil Perkins, editor, Northern Editorials on Secession, p. 10