Challenging the Status Quo
On Monday, it will have been two years since I started working for Campaign for Liberty.
My, how the dialogue has changed.
At that time, Audit the Fed was just starting to heat up in Congress. By mid-September 2009, H.R. 1207 broke 218 cosponsors – more than half the House of Representatives.
Before C4L made Audit the Fed our top legislative priority at CPAC in February 2009, the majority of the country didn't even know what the Federal Reserve was – let alone how secretive the organization was.
When the bill was introduced in the past, the previous high cosponsor count was only 44 members of the House!
Not only did Audit the Fed pass the House of Representatives as part of the Dodd/Frank bill, but the Senate was put on record for the audit, before a limited, one-time disclosure of the Fed's emergency lending activities was adopted into the final version.
This Congress we're well on our way towards passing Audit the Fed and requiring that a full and thorough audit be conducted on a regular basis.
We're in the process of delivering over 30,000 petitions to Senators through our State Coordinators and local leaders, demanding they cosponsor S. 202 and seek a vote on Audit the Fed!
I hope you'll continue to support our efforts to Audit the Fed and stand with us as we up the ante when members of Congress return in September.
In addition to Audit the Fed, sound money has been part of our mission from the start and it's perhaps there where some of the most astonishing progress has been made.
You may be thinking, what is this guy talking about? We don't have sound money, the dollar is in terrible shape, as Bernanke and his ilk contemplate another round of QE in the future.
There has been progress nonetheless. Prominent political commentators are now discussing the need to return to a gold standard outside of the usual gold-bug circles of economic libertarians.
CNBC is now showing the price of gold in their ticker cycle, right next to DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ.
The dialogue is shifting. The status quo is trembling. And liberty is on the move.
A marketing lecturer once said, "If you're not pissing people off, you're not challenging the status quo."
Well, over the last three years, C4L has certainly been infuriating the Washington establishment of both parties. Here's to the next three!