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  • March 23, 1775 is the day Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Listen to the speech and how it pertains to the health care bill that was ironically signed on the same day 230 years later.
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I'd like to recall a great analogy made a number of times by Glenn Beck on both his radio show and Fox News television show.

Bear with me on this. Think of the movie titanic. The titanic was the biggest, strongest and most famous ship ever built considered to be all but unsinkable. The people who designed and built the ship sailed along on its maiden voyage along with many of the worlds most wealthy and powerful people. The ship unfortunately had a few fatal flaws that combined with the arrogance of those onboard caused its eventually demise.

1. The hull was designed in such a way that if more than 4 sections were pierced the water would spill over into other sections. 2. The ship's rudder was too small for its massive size making it very slow to turn. 3. The number of lifeboats could only accommodate about half of the ship's passengers. The result of believing it was unsinkable.

The ship's designer convinced the captain to run the ship faster through the night in order to suprise the people in Boston by arriving much earlier than expected. So you have a ship with this unknown weakness that could cause it to sink steaming faster than normal through dangerous waters known for icebergs. Don't forget about the fact that the ship could not turn very well due to its small rudder. The bad decisions had been made and while what happened could have easily been avoided what we need to focus on is what happened after the ship hit the iceberg.

If you remember the movie, the captain, the ship's designer and other VIPs got together to figure out what was going on. When it became apparent that the ship would sink what did these people do? Did they tell the passengers what was happening so they would have time to prepare? No, they told them everything was fine, to go back to the ballroom and continue to enjoy the ride. The people who had been up on the deck and had seen what had happened began to ask questions but were told to be quiet and that they were just trying to scare people. As the water began to fill the ship and they could no longer hide the truth what did they do? They locked the commoners in bowels of the ship to ensure there would be enough lifeboats for the elites who caused the problem. Instead of working together to help build lifeboats out of anything they could get their hands on they stood around arguing about who's fault it was and who should get in the lifeboats first.

What is happening in Washington today is the modern day equivalent of the Titanic. The elites have created a problem in our economy that is going to sink us. Instead of telling us what is coming and helping us to prepare for it they are doing all they can to deny the problem and spending money they don't have to delay the eventual sinking. All the bailouts of banks, auto makers and other "too big to fail" businesses is the government getting the elites into the lifeboats.

They are trying to silence the people who are warning us every day that we are on an unsustainable course. They are arguing over who is to blame for our recent troubles so that we spend our time focused on red vs blue, Republican vs Democrat. It doesn't matter anymore who is to blame for what happened. We need to focus on building lifeboats and making sure that our friend and family get onboard with us.

There is an incredible article in Business Week that talks about the Socialist revolution overtaking Venezuela today. What is so striking is that the things Hugo Chavez did to get to this point are exactly the same steps we are taking today. Take the time to read this article carefully so you get an idea of what we can expect as "change" comes to America.

Cereal Socialism In Venezuela

So how did we get to this point and what exactly can the average person do to prepare for what is coming? What exactly does it mean when I say "start building lifeboats"? I will try to outline the causes of this growing storm and what you need to do to be prepared.

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From The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return.