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Government and Corporations Are Stealing Your Freedoms

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted November 23, 2012

Last week we covered three ways the government is intruding on your way of life.

We looked at rampant examples of police brutality, eroding liberties, and disappearing privacy. Inch by little-noticed inch, government and corporate interests are limiting or taking control of everything you do in an effort to make themselves richer and more powerful.

In addition to creating new rules and laws, illegally spying on you, and using police as their enforcers, The Establishment has many indirect ways by which to undermine your freedom.

Today we'll take a look at those as reasons you need to take your safety, liberty, and financial well-being into your own hands — and out of the hands of government and corporations.

#4 ElectionLeft and Right versus You

You just bared witness to the most divisive election in recent history.

It was liberal versus conservative; red state versus blue state; Probama versus Nobama...

And in the end, nothing changed.

We have the same president and the same Senate and House makeup as we've had the last four years.

What millions of Americans have failed to realize is that the two-party system is a ruse. It's not right versus left; it's right and left versus you.

In government, both sides vote for the same thing: bailouts and stimulus (Paul Ryan included) and unnecessary war (Joe Biden included).

They only pretend to be opposing forces during elections. And once they get in there, they're taking lobbyist money and selling your livelihood and future to the highest bidder.

While the media was busy painting Obama and Romney as archenemies, they actually agreed on quite a bit.

For example, the Obama Campaign and the Romney Campaign jointly wrote a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates warning there should be no tough follow-up questions. Delving beneath their pre-prepared superficial one-line replies would show they're not so different after all.

And there's one other thing both camps agreed on: keeping libertarian candidate Gary Johnson off the ballot.

Like Ron Paul, The Establishment doesn't want an anti-Establishment candidate in office...

Things might actually improve for the majority if they let that happen.

The March of Tyranny

#5 Recommendations

We've discussed the growing number of statutes, rules, and laws that are taking away your freedoms, from tracking students with RFID chips to banning small gardens to warrantless wiretapping.

All that stuff is already happening.

But “they” are already gearing up for “their” next round of liberty-stealing laws. They call these “suggestions” or “recommendations.” And they usually come out of universities and think tanks, so that they have a air of credibility.

A couple recent “recommendations” have caught my eye...

One came from the Public Library of Science Medicine Journal. It suggests smokers should be required to apply and pay for a license in order to continue buying cigarettes. The proposal also suggest the government could limit how many cigarettes you could buy.

What's next? A license to buy gold? To buy stocks?

Maybe to eat meat? Because the Los Angeles City Council has voted unanimously to support a “Meatless Mondays” campaign that only “suggests” citizens make a personal pledge to not eat meat one day per week.

I'm sure Bloomberg's ban on sales of large sodas in New York City started out as a “suggestion,” too.

The Establishment is waging war on personal choices that only affect the individual while continuing their criminal actions that affect billions of people — from illegal drone wars to currency debasement to shadow banking. And speaking of...


#6 Banksters

Have any of the criminal masterminds behind countless banking schemes been indicted, arrested, or prosecuted?

And I'm not talking about some no-name rogue trader they hit with a small-time insider trading charge...

I'm talking about the Jamie Dimons, Jon Corzines, Stuart Gullivers, and Bob Diamonds of the world who have been caught systematically stealing clients' money, lying to regulators, cooking LIBOR, manipulating commodity markets with paper trades, and laundering money for terrorists.

Bankers Table

They get to continue on unscathed and without penalty while we have to worry about a knock on the door from a jackbooted policeman for growing a vegetable garden.

Like-Minded People

None of this is going to stop if the entire system doesn't change.

More and more people are starting to realize this — and to take their future into their own hands.

Whether it's Gary Johnson getting the most raw votes of any Libertarian candidate in history, or the surge in alternative media provided by people like Gerald Celente, Max Keiser, and Lauren Lyster, or the growing popularity of self-reliance shows like Doomsday Preppers...

There's a growing number of people like you who see what's happening and want to make sure they're isolated from its consequences.

I and the other editors here at Wealth Daily support this effort whole-heartedly. And we'll continue to do everything we can to point out the atrocities of government and corporations, help you protect your finances and your freedoms, and unite people who share the same beliefs.

Our new Freedom Watch column and resource pages are proving to be hugely popular.

And over the next few months, we'll be bringing you even more ideas and tools to help you survive and thrive independent of the system.

Call it like you see it,

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Nick is the founder and president of the Outsider Club, and the investment director of the thousands-strong stock advisories, Early Advantage and Wall Street's Underground Profits. He also heads Nick’s Notebook, a private placement and alert service that has raised tens of millions of dollars of investment capital for resource, energy, cannabis, and medical technology companies. Co-author of two best-selling investment books, including Energy Investing for Dummies, his insights have been shared on news programs and in magazines and newspapers around the world. For more on Nick, take a look at his editor's page.

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