Garet Garrett’s The People’s Pottage: The Revolution Was, Ex America, The Rise of Empire [Garet Garrett, Ian Hutton] on *FREE* shipping on. by Garet Garrett. DIGG THIS · Buy this book. There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. by GARET GARRETT. Part 1 (The Revolution Was & Problem One). Copyright those who have brought about revolution in the state.” Worse outwitted.

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The broken party platform, as an object, had a curious end. The sixth step was a new banking act giving the federal government power to say how private banks should lend their money, on what kinds of collateral and in what proportions, and the arbitrary power to cut them off from credit with Federal Reserve Revoluton.

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And then the New Deal courts stretched the definition of interstate commerce to the extreme of saying that the federal government may regulate a wheat farmer who feeds his own wheat to his own chickens, on the ground that if he had not raised his own wheat he would have had to buy wheat for his chickens and buying it would be in the way of interstate commerce; or, that the federal government may regulate the hours and wages of elevator operators, janitors, and charwomen in a Philadelphia office building because some of the building’s tenants are engaged in interstate commerce.

The issue simply stated is whether the Congress of the United States shall be the reality or the relic of American democracy. The only solution so far has been one of acrobatics. Nov 14, Patrick added it. The effort to obliterate the Congress of the United States as a co-equal and independent branch of our government does not as a rule take the form of a bold and direct assault.

His classic trilogy of booklets, The Revolution WasEx Americaand Rise of Empireis a bittersweet elegy for our old Republic that, read today, has about it the air of prophecy. The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement.

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Scott rated it really liked it Sep 05, The underlying idea was that revolutiion this power added to it, together with a minimum wage and hour act that made overtime a way of fattening revklution pay envelope, organized labor could very well by its own exertions increase its share of the national income enough to equal or to overcome the farmer’s new advantage.

Each one of these problems would have two gwrrett, one the obverse and one the reverse, like a coin. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom. Instead of floating away reolution out of sight as a proper party platform should, it kept coming back with the tide. The fourth line was a doctrine invented and promulgated by New Deal economists — the doctrine of perpetual unlimited public debt. To entertain it became fashionable. This page was last edited on revoltion Novemberat Share your thoughts with other customers.


It is, of course, filled with figures and accompanied by a huge volume containing in detail all of the proposed appropriations for running the government during the fiscal year beginning July 1, and ending June 30, But there was a shibboleth that united them all: It loaned public funds to farmers and home owners to enable them to pay off revolutino mortgages; it loaned also to banks, railroads, business, industry, new enterprise, even to foreign borrowers.

In July of the first year the president said, “It may seem inconsistent for a government to cut revolutionn in regular expenses and at the same time to borrow and to spend billions for an emergency. We were not going to die. There was endless controversy as to whether the acts of the New Deal did actually move recovery or retard it, and nothing final could ever come of that bitter debate because it is forever impossible to prove what might have happened in place of what did. But the revolutionary historian will go much further.

Why should anyone fear government?

In the naive American mind the word “revolution” had never revolutino up. Retrieved from ” https: To Reduce All Rival Forms of Authority The attack on this problem was progressive, with changing features, but the strategy throughout was consistent. It passed from private capitalism to capitalistic government.

That was the avowed intention. Even as Mussolini and Hitler rose to absolute waas under the forms of law … so may administrative absolutism be fastened upon this country within the Constitution and within the forms of law.

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A campaign, however, is apt to partake so much of the character of a debate and the discussion of individual points that the deeper and more permanent philosophy of the whole plan where one exists is often lost. All that the government asked for at first was possession of the gold, as if it were a trust. With what modern symbol did this old and hateful one associate? Timothy rated it it was amazing Apr 07, When this confusion became intolerable a rule was made that all pronouncements of administrative law should be printed in a government publication called The Register.

The effect was to keep people excited about one thing at a time, and divided, while steadily through all the uproar of outrage and confusion a certain end, held constantly in view, was pursued by main intention.


Actually it was used to take control of the foreign exchange market out of the hands of international finance. Neither the farmer who takes income from the government nor the union wage earner who accepts from the government a grant of power is thereafter free.

A little Communism on the newsstand like that might be good for us, in fact, regarded as a twinge of pain in a robust, somewhat reckless social body. America was once the beacon upon a hill, today we find ourselves a country looking for a leader to lead us out of this morass, a leader to inspire us, not one to direct us.

It met, considered the problem and enacted proper legislation for relief and aid … and a disaster was averted. Its meaning was revolutionary and it had no other. I have publicly asked that foreclosures on farms wzs chattels and on homes be delayed until every mortgagor in the country shall have had full opportunity to take advantage of Federal credit.

For what it meant to do, it was from the beginning consistent in principle, resourceful, intelligent, masterly in workmanship, and it made not one mistake.

At the end I have to say this is one of the greatest, if gaeet the greatest, treatise on the threatened freedoms of America. The word emergency was then understood to mean what the dictionaries said it meant — namely, a sudden juncture of events demanding immediate action.

In the next regular session of Congress, the spell began to break, and ever since, with increasing anxiety, it has been running after the power revolutioh prestige it surrendered. Few of the majority that voted in November for an end of deficit spending and a balanced federal budget could have believed that the president’s second budget message to Congress would shock the financial reason of the country, or that in that same book, On Our Way, he would be writing about it in a blithesome manner, saying, The next day, I transmitted the Annual Budget Message to the Congress.

The essence of totalitarianism is the destruction of the parliamentary or legislative branch of government. Certainly government will never surrender it without a struggle.

Largely it was the taxpayer’s money. They made believe to prove this with charts and statistics.

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