With the presence of US forces in the Middle East, occupying Afghanistan and Iraq, bombing over Libya, and the escalation of additional conflicts around the world beckoning American action, the question looms over whether this is the proper use of America's courageous fighting men and women. Is the purpose of the nation's military to unconstitutional go to war, preemptively invade foreign countries and make the world safe for democracy, or did the Founding Fathers have another vision for our armed forces?
Unbeknown to many Americans is the fact that the Federal Reserve is not by any means "federal." Concocted in secrecy by bankers at Jekyll Island, sponsored by Senator Nelson Aldrich (R-R.I.), the maternal grandfather of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, covertly passed by Congress a few days before Christmas 1913 when many Senators had already left town, and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 established the nation's privately-owned 'lender of last resort' bank resulting in the central planning of monetary policy and the devaluation of the dollar by more than 90 percent — a result of Fed-created inflation.
Despite words to the contrary from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the Fed has pursued bailouts for Greece and other EU central banks. This disregard for sound fiscal restraint and the lack of control, transparency and accountability at the Fed demonstrates the need to support and pass Rep. Ron Paul's legislation to audit the Federal Reserve.
The Obama Administration has begun reviving efforts to have the United States sign onto a United Nations children's rights treaty known as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which if ratified by the Senate would curtail the ability of parents to raise their children properly and would, in turn, break apart the tradtional Judeo-Christian structure of the American family.
Tim Flannery, the head of Australia's Climate Change Commission, admits that draconian cuts in industry and energy would not have a measurable effect on global temperatures for “over 1000 years.”
The major mainstream media and a small group of pseudo-scientific fright peddlers continue to ignore the claims of real scientists and their compelling evidence that global warming is a naturally occurring phenomenon, and has little to do with mankind's activities.
Ever since the failure of the global warming conference in Copenhagen in 2009, in the aftermath of 'Climategate' many pundits have written of the demise of the global warming crusade, but the movement is not over yet.
Do not be duped by terms such as "green," "clean energy," or "sustainable development." Not only do these regulatory initiatives come short of producing the same prosperity and quality energy efficiency provided by the free-market they also fail to terminate our nation's dependency of foreign oil.
As ethanol subsidies were set to expire at the end of 2010, the Competitive Enterprise Institute began encouraging politicians to allow the subsidies to expire, even as lobbyists and environmentalists continued to push for renewed expensive and unproductive ethanol subsidies and mandates.
In an interview with The New American magazine, Art Crino, P.E., a retired licensed electrical engineer and expert in power-generation technology, sat down with The New American's Rebecca Terrell to discuss the benefits of nuclear energy and how it can be used to achieve the goal of energy independence for the United States.