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About Robert Morris

Robert Morris Tweets @TheFederalGovt, posts video as the More Freedom Foundation, and has written a quick pamphlet on the drug war that can be found here.

FIFA, FATCA and the New World Order

There are hundreds of thousands of people working for the Federal government in many different capacities. Some work for the military, some work for the IRS, some work for the Department of Justice. There are thousands of departments, programs, and offices. They are all doing very different things, but they are all, wittingly or unwittingly, working towards the same goal: More power for Washington, DC. If you look at individual agencies, the big picture can be obscured, but if you look at what’s happening in parallel a disturbing picture emerges. This video does exactly that…

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Hello all. Everybody hates FIFA. The governing body for world-wide soccer is a famously corrupt cesspool. “Football” as everyone else calls it, is a world-wide religion. As the world economy has gotten richer, FIFA’s power has grown. Its recent decisions, especially the decision to hold the 2022 world cup in Qatar, have obviously been made in return for Bribes. On May 20th, the US government decided to open criminal proceedings against FIFA in a New York court. Almost everyone has applauded this move.

What no one is paying attention to, however, is what this means. The decision to proceed against FIFA in New York, doesn’t make much legal sense. The organization is based in Switzerland, and most of the decisions covered in the criminal complaint have nothing to do with the United States. The principle being put forth here is that US courts have authority over any transaction that might use US banks. That’s pretty significant, because US banks are everywhere, and any sizeable company or organization in the world is going to have investments that deal with US banks in some capacity. The United States has always refused to participate in the International Criminal Court. With this FIFA prosecution the US is announcing that there already is a court system with universal jurisdiction, and we just happen to own it. Every country defines corruption differently, but the US definition is what will be important going forward.

Everybody hates tax cheats. In 2010 the US congress passed FATCA, a law that forces every non- US bank in the world to report their accounts to the United States Internal Revenue Service. Banks that refuse to participate have 30% of the proceeds of all their dealings with US companies taken away from them. As I’ve covered elsewhere, this is an imperialist act of staggering ambition. The Romans would have been jealous. I expected large scale revolt when the law came into effect in mid-2014. But the world has rolled over and taken it. Because everybody hates tax cheats. The US has promised to use the system it is building to help other governments recover revenue as well, and the system is complex enough that the rest of the world can ignore its true significance.

People talk a lot about American Empire. Our military adventures in the middle east are opposed by most, and our 800-odd military bases worldwide are endless sources of controversy. These military operations though, as costly as they are, are just a sideshow. FIFA and FATCA reflect a very real take-over of the world’s legal and financial systems. MIlitary force is a blunt tool of control that can only be used against a few outsider states and groups. Legal and Financial tools are used to control everyone. Keep in mind that when you cheer the prosecution of FIFA, you are also cheering for universal jurisdiction for US courts. Keep in mind that when you toast the death of Swiss banking, you’re also toasting the complete subjection of the world financial system to the US government. These institutions have been running the United States for a century. Now they’re running the world.

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Sri Lanka and the Power of Elections

We should celebrate Democracy’s successes as well as its failures. Too few people are aware of what happened in Sri Lanka in January. This video attempts to make up for that. see more…

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What the New Economy Has Cost Us

The internet economy offers a lot, but it has also taken some things away. This video takes a look at the pros and cons. see more…

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Ramadi falls, Shocking Washington, DC, and Nobody Else

When the Islamic State took Mosul in June of last year, shock was the appropriate response.

If you hadn’t been following the situation they really did seem to come out of nowhere.

Unfortunately, the people who were supposed to be following the situation were just as shocked. The United States government, having spent 11 years as the most powerful force in the region, and having spent billions of dollars of our money to gather intelligence, missed this development just as completely as the general public did. see more…

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What the Killing in Europe No One Cares About Says About American Empire…

The small city of Kumanovo, Macedonia was the site of a running battle between police and Albanian nationalists last weekend.

The US media can’t find a recognizable enemy so no one cares. They should. It tells us a lot about what happens when Empires fall. This video attempts to address that gap… see more…

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Who Rules? Networks…

Or rather one network.

Our federal government is built to share power across different networks across the country.

That’s beginning to break down. This video tells the story… see more…

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The “Black on Black Crime” Myth Must be Stopped!

It’s like clockwork.

Every time some government approved thug kills another unarmed black man, some media figure, abetted by a horde of twitter morons, starts talking about “Black on Black Crime”.

The problem with this is that it is an utter fantasy. No matter how many times you explain this to people, it keeps cropping up.

This video is an attempt to shut that down. see more…

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Why Washington Won’t Do Anything About Income Inequality

We spend a lot of time looking at the section of national income that goes to the top 1%.

That’s interesting, but the fact that the 1% pays a much larger share of tax is a lot more significant.

Washington, DC doesn’t want to attack “Too big to fail” banks because their taxes pay bureaucrats’ salaries… see more…

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What Reason and Vox are missing about Holder’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms

The Drug War is complicated stuff, and Civil Asset Forfeiture (CAF) is one of the more convoluted bits of it.

It is therefore understandable that some journalists, at Reason and Vox specifically, are missing the forest for some admittedly distracting trees.

CAF is a license for theft by government. All levels of government want to take advantage.

The federal government does a lot of it, and individual states do a lot of it.

Up until last Friday, the federal government made it even easier for local police forces to do it — encouraging them to make all sorts of unnecessary stops and seizures, even if their state laws were against CAF or limited its use.

So even if a state wanted to shut down CAF in their jurisdiction, the police could ignore their legislators and continue regardless. This program, known as “Equitable Sharing” was limited by Eric Holder last Friday. It doesn’t end CAF of course, but it does allow state reform to go forward, which is a big fricking deal, and it has made the worst abuses less likely.

I think cautious excitement about the progress made is the right response, as I make clear in my video on the topic: see more…

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Why We Need to Stop Making Murderers Famous…

Everyone has a pet explanation for the mass shootings that keep happening. Some say video games, progressives say gun control. I think it’s all much simpler than that. We need to stop turning killers into celebrities…

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Hells Yeah Cuba! Cuba Policy and the New American Century

Obama’s choice to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba may be the best thing he has ever done. It rights a very old wrong, and it gives us some great new opportunities. Watch this vid to find out more…

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Arrested While White, How The Other 77% lives.

We hear a lot about how brutal the police are to black people. But how do they treat white people? I used to get arrested a lot, so I can tell the tale.

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US justice system is what’s racist

Everybody knows that the US criminal justice system is racist. But people don’t know just how racist. Today we are kicking off three weeks of videos on this topic. Please do check them out.

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The War On Terror Is a Joke…

It is something we all know, but it is worth repeating. Saudia Arabia’s position as the main funder of Islamic radicalism worldwide makes the US wars against that radicalism a sad sad joke. It seems like the folks in Washington, DC are the only people who don’t know this. This video outlines one of the central realities of the world we live in.

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Stop Paying Attention to Iraq and Ukraine!

You can’t open your laptop nowadays without hearing about Iraq or Ukraine. These countries are having a terrible time. There isn’t really much we can do about them though. We should be more focused on problems that Washington, DC hasn’t quite managed to turn into a photogenic disaster yet…

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5 Facts You Must Accept to Write About Foreign Policy in 2014

We need to set some ground rules. People write a lot of historically ignorant and ridiculous stuff, but Robert Kagan’s article in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks back was a new low. With this video we attempt to set out five facts you need to acknowledge to avoid getting laughed out of town while writing about Foreign Policy.

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How Federalism Saved Us From Wall Street

Wall Street’s dominance of our economy is frightening. Too big to fail banks are tremendously powerful, but it could be worse. In the UK, the banks are the only industry they have left. What saved us from that result? A lot of the economics and the players are very similar. The answer is our federal system that divides powers between the state governments and Washington, DC…

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Who is the Worst President Ever?

People like to argue over who the worst president ever was. Some say Bush, Some say Obama. This neglects some basic facts about where we are today, and how we got here. To find the roots you have to go 100 years back… to Woodrow Wilson…

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Jesus, Rome and the Founding Fathers

Some people spend a lot of time arguing for the “Christian” nature of our nation’s founding. They are missing the point. The Founders may have been “Christian” but their outlook was very, very Pagan…

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Why Hillary Clinton Should Not Be the Next US President

We must not let the Clintons take power again. Here is why…

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Iraq in 2014 IS Vietnam in 1975

Watching the news out of Iraq brings an obvious comparison to mind. History has repeated itself in disturbing detail. This video shows how…

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Why Humanitarian Intervention is Dumb…

“Spreading Freedom” and pre-emptive war have fallen out of fashion. That doesn’t mean that the Pentagon has run out of excuses to bomb people though. Under the guise of the “Responsibility to Protect” the Obama administration has toppled one government, and carried out military operations across Africa. Obama’s friendlier sounding interventions are just as dumb as Bush’s. Here’s why…

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Ask a Libertarian Part 1: Intro and Ayn Rand…

Whenever I describe my politics as Libertarian, I get a lot of ugly looks. People instantly make a lot of assumptions about what I believe, and then proceed to ask a lot of dumb questions. The attached video is the attempt of two Istanbul Libertarians to put some of those dumb questions to rest permanently. We believe that the Libertarian perspective is the only sane one to adopt on 21st century America, and we hope to make the case with this series of videos…

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