[color=crimson][b]Nationwide protest against the Federal Reserve Banks and System and for sound money.[/b][/color]
The Federal Reserve is NOT a government entity and is responsible for the nation's economic boom and bust cycle (e.g. the housing market bubble followed by it's collapse), for inflation which is essentially a tax on the poor and middle classes, for funding unconstitutional and unjust wars, and for the current economic crisis.
YOUR hard-earned federal income tax dollars go to pay the interest on the federal government's debt to a PRIVATELY owned bank (the Fed!), which then PROFITS from YOUR loss.
Please join us in front of the Pittsburgh Federal Reserve Building Downtown to educate the public about the Fed and gain support for Texas Rep. Ron Paul's HR 1207: The Federal Reserve Transparency Act to audit the Fed (Senate version is S 604: The Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009, introduced by VT Sen. Bernie Sanders) and Rep. Paul's HR 833: The Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act.
Participants can go directly to the Fed Bldg for the Noon rally, esp. if they're running late, [b]or alternatively[/b], meet at 11:30AM at St Stanislaus Kostka Church in The Strip, Pittsburgh's historic shopping district, where parking space is cheaper and more plentiful than in Downtown, and then march to the Fed to meet others while distributing literature about the Federal Reserve and information on HR 1207/S 604 and HR 833 to shoppers. See: [url=http://ronpaul.meetup.com/1834/about/]http://ronpaul.meetup.com/1834/calendar/10231893/[/url]
The tenative plan after everyone has met at the Fed Bldg is, depending on traffic (downtown might well be deserted) and how many people show up, we'll protest for a half hour to an hour and then march back up through the Strip and/or split up and go to the business districts in town, Oakland, Shadyside, South Side, Bloomfield and make a pass down both sides of the street (4 people per team at least). This would probably be a better use of everyone's time than waving signs on an empty street. We do need more signs though, so feel free to make some.
Some ideas for sign slogans:
"The Federal Reserve is the problem, not the solution"
"The Federal Reserve causes the boom and bust economy"
"The Federal Reserve causes the recession/depressions"
"The Fed in NOT part of the Federal government"
"No more Bailouts"
"No More Bailouts for Bankers"
"The Fed = Debt"
"The Fed = Personal AND National Debt"
"The Fed = Financial Slavery"
"End the Fed, End War"
"Fed Inflation = Worthless Money"
"Inflation = Taxation"
"Fed Money is Debt"
"Paper is Paper, Gold is Money"
"End Monetized Debt"
"Audit the Fed, Support HR 1207-Call Your Congressman NOW!"
"Abolish the Fed, Support HR 833 -Call Your Congressman NOW!"
"Abort the Fed, Support Prosperity"
"Abort the Fed, Support Liberty"
"Your Children Will Pay the Price!"
Thank you and let's have a great day and a peaceful event!!
Video of our first End The Fed! protest here in Pittsburgh:
"Truth is treason in the empire of lies... There is an alternative to national bankruptcy, a bigger police state, trillion-dollar wars, and a government that draws ever more parasitically on the productive energies of the American people. It's called freedom... If we want to live in a free society, we need to break free from the artificial limitations on free debate and start asking serious questions once again. I am happy that my campaign for the presidency has finally raised some of them. But this is a long-term project that will persist far into the future. These ideas cannot be allowed to die, buried beneath the mind-numbing chorus of empty slogans and inanities that constitute official political discourse in America." From The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul This Meetup Group is intended to serve the continuing Ron Paul Revolution, specifically in the Pittsburgh and Western PA area. Regardless of the results of any one political campaign we will continue to follow the example and leadership of Dr. Ron Paul to bring about the restoration our liberties, our Constitution, and our cherished republic. We will take an active role in this endeavor.