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Meador Legal Fund Y2000 Prospectus
(Rev. 1, Feb. 5, 2000)
The Meador Legal Fund was established in October 1998 by Gail Meador. The Fund is designed to operate as a trust or foundation, with the purpose being to support efforts to peacefully restore constitutional government.
First-year objectives included completing basic research relating to various subjects such as income tax, banking and credit, using Internet to bring researchers across the country into a fruitful dialogue, and establishing a web page to serve as a hub for research and interchange.
The Law Research & Registry web page (www.LawResearch-Registry.org) was established in spring 1999. Basic research relating to subjects that concern most Americans was posted prior to Labor Day. Many of America's leading researchers are now participating in an active dialogue, and we've helped develop three strong groups in Oklahoma, including groups in Ponca City/Kay County, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. Through the cooperative effort, have engaged administrative and judicial initiatives relating to the Internal Revenue Service, the credit system, and state judges.
Overview of Causes
Since 1789, the American civil government scheme has been constitutional in nature, with state and national governments established by constitutions that enumerate their respective powers. This provided an environment that accommodated pursuit of private objectives with minimum interference. Each government entity, whether Federal, State, or local, can legitimately exercise only constitutionally enumerated powers. Our constitutions establish governments of law, with the law predicated on time-proven principles. The sole purpose of government in our nation is to preserve life, liberty and property of the people.
Unfortunately, entrenched powers gained sufficient influence to commandeer government power, and through deceptive means, have extended government operations to the point the American people are regulated from cradle to grave. The corpus of illicit power is the international banking community. Through debt-based credit and monetary systems, this consortium has broadsided the American people via inflation, which devalues financial assets and current earnings of virtually all production and working classes, and is rapidly consolidating real and production assets through liquidation and other means. Through policy mechanisms, the nation's natural resource industries and manufacturing have been dismantled.
Usurpation of power is choreographed under a sinister umbrella scheme known as Federalism, sometimes called Cooperative Federalism when referring to state accommodation of Federal encroachment. Federalism has roots common with European communism and socialism. As communism and socialism, Federalism is based on a mathematically impossible economic scheme. The end result fits the pattern Karl Marx described in his dialectical materialism theory. Concentration of wealth and ever-worsening government encroachment cause increasing distress that results in revolutionary strife.
Our objectives include developing and deploying administrative, judicial and political strategies that will assist in peacefully restoring constitutionally legitimate government. It is our belief that the system can be self-correcting, and will work within the constitutional framework, provided we know how the system works.
In the last several years, we have assembled a body of research that isolates key historical events, and has unraveled mechanics of the Federalism scheme. The scheme has undermined sovereignty and solvency of the nation, it has polarized economic classes, and it is has been responsible for generating unmanageable public and private debt that will bring the nation to its knees through economic collapse.
One of our primary objectives is to develop legal tools necessary to help people preserve homes, businesses and other assets. Correcting credit, monetary and tax systems are key focuses. Another objective is general exposure of the Federalism agenda.
Second Year Objectives & Needed Resources
Generally speaking, we make research available to whoever needs it via the LR&R web page. However, people and funding will be increasingly important as we progress beyond the point research in and of itself is the central focus. Legal tools necessary to defend liberty and assets must be perfected, and restatement of Federalism operation must be more generally circulated. These efforts should generate revenue.
The current so-called patriot information market exceeds $2 billion per year. The cost of accounting services and largely fruitless legal services dwarfs the market for books, audio and videotapes, and other such items, so there are more than sufficient funds available to accomplish Legal Fund and LR&R goals. The key is recruiting capable people for key roles, and developing a production and marketing program that will return needed revenue.
The potential market is almost unlimited. As economic conditions compromise increasing numbers (middle and upper middle classes were reduced from 55% to about 40% of the population in the 1973-90 period) demand for comprehensive printed, recorded, and electronic material that addresses core causes and viable remedies will continuously expand.
We are uniquely postured as our research group identified and has been most successful at restating Federalism/Cooperative Federalism mechanics in reasonably short works. We have begun constructing subject essays that can be published in pamphlet format (5 to 25 thousand words) in quantities enough that active constitutional advocates can distribute at nominal expense. Additionally, we plan to make 60 to 90-minute videotapes and audiotapes where cutting-edge researchers address specific legal subjects.
Another revenue source will be a services registry posted on the LR&R web page. We will encourage those who provide services in the constitutional framework to return a portion of earnings generated through LR&R referral postings.
Since October 1998, we have engaged a cooperative Internet dialogue among many of the nation's leading researchers, and are increasingly seeing people in provider capacities employ research we've generated. We are at the point where we can begin developing the web page services registry, and producing viable print, audio and video products.
In the past year, we developed reasonably strong groups in the Ponca City/Kay County area, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. By coordinating efforts, we are having an amount of success with the Internal Revenue Service and courts. We believe there will be significant breakthroughs in the coming year.
Our organization efforts are proving successful enough that people in other states are adopting the Oklahoma model. Queries concerning our efforts led to proposing an umbrella national organization (American Constitutional Advocates) as an information and objectives clearinghouse.
Correction of the system will ultimately be a political matter. This consideration led to another proposal that has been well received.
While a majority of the American people appears content with the status quo, that isn't necessarily the case. Every legitimate key-question survey since 1990 has documented that 60% or more of the American people distrust government institutions and politicians down to and including local school boards. By May 1996, the discontent level exceeded 80%. In November 1996, only 49% of the registered voters voted in the presidential election, but the hidden element is that under 40% of those eligible to vote were registered. This translates to probably the smallest minority government America has ever had. Few elected officers represent more than 10-12% of their constituents.
In 1995, the Scripps-Howard News Service initiated a more direct question: "Do you experience growing anger with Federal government?" The original survey was answered in the affirmative by 56% of the participants. By summer 1998, the percentage who articulated "growing anger" fell to approximately 36%, but politicians such as Al Gore and congressional delegates were concerned that while the growing anger faction had declined, the American people were increasingly cynical, and therefore more politically volatile.
A core problem is this: Government people do not have a visible indication of numbers disgusted with government, and those who are disgusted aren't able to identify each other. The patriot/constitutionalist community, and others who are frustrated by government encroachment, are fragmented.
We proposed an identification program devised to resolve both problems. The original proposal was for people to wear plastic wristbands of the sort used in hospitals and jails. The idea grew out of the silent protest in Denmark while under German occupation. When Jews were ordered to wear yellow stars, everyone in Denmark, including the king, put on yellow stars. The silent show of unity spared Denmark's Jews from the Nazi holocaust.
On the production side, we hope to do as much as possible in house. People in Texas recently donated a small off-set press to the Legal Fund, so we will shortly begin printing a hard copy newsletter for the three Oklahoma groups, and can begin production of pamphlet-sized booklets for general distribution. Additionally, the Legal Fund has a state-of-the-art digital camcorder and has invested in an amount of audio recording equipment. General communications will be enhanced through greater utilization of empathetic and general support people already in the communications industry.
Economic Events Will Determine What Happens
The present patriot or constitutionalist phenomenon is largely the result of economic forces. In the 1973-90 period, middle and upper middle income classes were reduced from approximately 55% to around 40% of the population, while poor and low income classes increased from 35% to approximately half of the population. By 1981, America had more individual and business bankruptcies than in any year since 1933. The number has steadily increased (in 1996, approximately 1.3 million individual bankruptcies). By 1986, the United States had two recognizable economic classes that were absent since the thirties great depression, the homeless and the working poor. Through the last decade of the century, the urban ghetto continued cancerous growth in virtually every American city, and rural poverty increased to scandalous levels. In interior natural resource states such as Oklahoma, the only consistent growth industry from 1982 well into the 1990s was government. By 1990, one in five Americans depended on some form of government subsidy, and Federal government alone employed more people than all remaining American manufacturing.
These phenomena are common to latter stages of virtually all sixty-year business cycles. There are characteristically two speculative legs prior to a depression collapse. The first is in natural resource industries, which the United States went through in the 1973-82 period, then the second is in financial markets. The former is primarily rurally based, the latter urban. After 1985, public and private debt began to soar, as predicted by the Grace Commission, and we saw the advent of raging bull securities markets, as evidenced by current stock index highs. Very probably there would have been a 1929-like stock market crash in the 1990-92 period, but the unanticipated surge in biogenetic, computer-related and high-tech industries fueled the extended second speculative leg of the current cycle. However, postponement does not abate the necessity of wringing debt out of the system through general collapse. Cumulative public and private debt now exceed $25 trillion, which is in excess of 300% of gross domestic product.
Events in the 1929-33 period provide an idea of what lies on the horizon: In that period, 40% of the nation's industrial capacity shut down, and unemployment exceeded 25% of the urban workforce. In the weeks prior to Franklin Roosevelt's inauguration on March 4, 1933, there were gold runs on banks that set the stage for the special session of Congress on March 9. Via H.R. 1491,the nation's credit and monetary systems were debased. In the next hundred days, Roosevelt New Deal legislation for all practical purposes socialized American government.
The example is important as future systemic change will very probably be effected in a similar manner unless private citizens force open dialogue.
Private discussions and alternative proposals relating to money and credit well advanced on this front as early as 1995. What was called the Western Plan would repeal the Federal Reserve System charter and charters of Federal Reserve banks. Ledger-entry public debt, along with fractional reserve-generated private debt, would be repudiated. The plan supposedly included a "hold harmless" clause that would permit Federalism principals and engineers to walk away without criminal liability. This particular proposal was developed by a former Federal Reserve bank attorney, representatives of university-based think tanks, and other well-positioned people.
No doubt there are alternative plans hidden from public scrutiny. If entrenched powers can maintain political control, they will not voluntarily relinquish power. So long as they maintain power, American production and working classes will continue to be compromised.
The 1929 crash occurred when the wealthiest one percent of the population owned 36% of the nation's wealth. From 1973 through 1990, ownership concentration escalated from 22% to over 38%. In the nineties, the corporate raider was replaced by major corporation mergers. In fall 1999, the last thirties safeguard was removed when Congress repealed legislation that prevented merger of banks, insurance companies and brokerage houses. As production, processing, distribution, and financial assets continue to be consolidated, polarization and the probability of civil strive will proportionately increase.
Conflict is unavoidable. As European communism and socialism, Federalism is predicated on a mathematically impossible economic scheme. Therefore, general economic collapse is certain, and the eventuality of systemic change is also certain. The question is what change and how it will come about.
Dissemination of information and visible unity are essential to making a peaceful transition. Peaceful transition will accommodate timely and reasonable economic recovery. Failure to act will throw America into the classic turmoil that has destroyed nations and empires through the ages.
The Chicken & the Egg Question
Through the first fifteen months, the Meador Legal Fund and the Law Research & Registry project were funded exclusively by direct donations. Research was the primary focus, so surplus funds and additional people weren't absolutely necessary. In the coming year, resource and skill people, and seed funds, will be increasingly important as communications and organizational enterprise move to front burners.
In many respects, money and people are interchangeable. It's the chicken and the egg question faced by all fledgling enterprise: It requires money to compensate people for time and service, and it requires people to generate revenue necessary to support the enterprise. At this juncture, the Meador Legal Fund and the Law Research & Registry project are in need of both. Beyond the initial hump, the enterprise should be self-supporting.
There is an obvious question: Who should be interested in Legal Fund
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