While growing up, the treat that
I could depend on after school was home-made jam on home-made bread
while listening to the Lone Ranger and Jack Armstrong the All American.
Today the story goes that the Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping out
west and they put up their tent and retired for the night. Some hours
later the Lone Ranger woke his faithful friend. “Tonto, look up and tell
what you see.” Tonto replied, “Me see millions of stars.” “What does
that tell you? Asked the Lone Ranger. Tonto pondered for a second,
“Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of
galaxies and probably billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me
that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a
quarter past three. Theologically, it is evident that the Lord is
all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it
seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you,
Kimosabe?” The Lone Ranger paused a moment, before he said, “Tonto, you
klutz, someone stole our tent.”
Today we citizens are losing a lot more than our tent.
We are losing our birthright, our sovereignty, our Constitution and we
act like zombies. Maybe it is the fluoride in our public water supply.
Our politicians are to blame. During the final days of the 106th
Congress, Ron Paul, a Texas Congressman, stood alone in voicing an
exception to an event that has yet to be reported by the press. That
body politic voted to change domestic laws because an international
body—The World Trade Organization—ordered it to do so! This action is
totally unconstitutional. The WTO set a deadline for Congress to comply,
thus installing a sovereignty clearly forbidden by the Constitution in
language and spirit. House Resolution 499986 complied with orders from
the WTO and, among other things, gives expanded presidential authority
to issue executive orders.
With the WTO dictating U.S. trade policy, this is
tantamount to incubating the death sentence to what is left of American
We just celebrated Memorial Day honoring our war dead.
If we had a Hitler type army at our door step today threatening us with
what the WTO is doing, would we be so blasé? Also like Will Rogers, we
citizens only know what we read in the papers. So if they don’t ask the
right questions, we don’t have a free press. Had the Lone Ranger asked
Tonto if he was missing anything, I’m sure he’d have gotten a more
direct answer. I can only find good questions and good answers in Acres
U.S.A. or the New Federalist.
Dan Schmitt, President
AAM of Iowa
2507 Oaks Ave.
Marshalltown, IA 50158