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The FED’s Brand New High School Propaganda Course

Written by Gary North on March 14, 2012

The Federal Reserve has written a high school course on how the Federal Reserve is Constitutional and also a terrific thing for the economy.

There is no question that the FED is on the defensive. There is no question why: Ron Paul’s constant hammering of the FED.

. . . it now appears that the propaganda masters at the Office of Central Planning have decided to go for young American minds while they are still pliable. It appears that as part of its reenactment of Goebbels “economic education” curriculum, the Fed will now directly appeal to K 8-12 student, in which it will elucidate on the premise of “Constitutionality of a Central Bank.” You know – just in case said young (and soon to be very unemployed) minds get ideas that heaven forbid, the master bank running the US is not exactly constitutional – you know, that whole thing between Andrew Jackson and the Second Bank of the United States…

And in case one is wondering what dogmatic propaganda their children will be filled with, here is the course outline.

Lesson Description

The Constitution of the United States outlines the basic principles of the U.S. government. This lesson focuses on the express and implied powers of Congress and the power of the Supreme Court to decide whether a law is unconstitutional. In this lesson, students learn about McCulloch v. Maryland, a case decided in 1819 over (1) whether the state of Maryland had the right to tax the Second Bank of the United States and (2) whether Congress had violated the Constitution in establishing the Bank. Students also review the expressed powers of Congress identified in the Constitution and analyze how Congress implements the necessary and proper (elastic) clause to enact its expressed powers. Finally, students use their knowledge of McCulloch v. Maryland and the necessary and proper clause to consider the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System.


Expressed powers
Federal Reserve Act
Fiat money
Implied powers
Necessary and proper (elastic) clause
Value of money [ZH: lol]


Students will:

* define expressed powers, implied powers, precedent, fiat money, the Federal Reserve Act, the necessary and proper (elastic) clause, and the value of money;

* cite examples of the expressed powers granted to Congress in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution;

* explain the meaning of the necessary and proper (elastic) clause;

* explain the significance of the McCulloch vs. Maryland Supreme Court case; and

* give examples of the implied powers necessary to implement various expressed powers.

The teachers could not memorize, explain, and understand these categories.

If the FED thinks that students in public high schools are ready for this, then the FED probably also thinks these students have a nuclear physics laboratory on campus.

The FED is running scared. This has not happened before. The utter futility of this social studies/history curriculum module indicates just how far out of touch the FED’s bureaucrats are.

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19 thoughts on “The FED’s Brand New High School Propaganda Course

  1. Scarface says:

    Whatever purpose the Fed served for Woodrow Wilson, it has long ago outlived it's usefulness and must be dissolved; the unfortunate reality is that is has become a tool of the Washington manipulators and will not likely be dissolved any more than the totally counterproductive and totally useless Department of Education!

  2. Carol Goodwin says:

    This should set our future graduates up to believe hey can print thier own money! Why not? If it is perfectly legal for the
    'guv-mint' then it shoudl be okay for anyone to do so as the 'guv-mint' has no more gold to back their money than you or I!
    Speak about 'brain washing"! This is sounding more and more like Hitler tactics! I say, "stop the world! I want to get off!"
    I'd certainly be in the market for a desert island to get away from all these crazy people!

  3. bERNADINE says:


  4. DiverDown says:

    Let's go back to bartering for most things. Flea markets are great for this and you don't go into debt. If you don't have anything to barter you don't get it. Imagine that, living with-in your means ? ! ? !

  5. I have said before and say it again: GET RID OF THE NEA!!!!!!!!! Actually, both that have that acronym; the other one is the "National Endowment for the Arts" which has "endowed" some garbage.

  6. Bill McCroskey says:

    Well what would you expect from the biggest user of indoctrination and propaganda since the Third Reich?? We are being governed by criminals and elitists.

  7. When is the federal government going to get its nose out of education. They get every thing they touch screwed up.

  8. There should be a " counter course " taught in conjunction with this FED Propaganda class. Have a Ron Paul minded person teach from " Secrets of the Federal Reserve " and counteract this deception. Have both instructors participate in a debate. Now THAT'S education ! { Get yourself a copy of " Secrets . . " and study it yourself.}

  9. “The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom and before I leave office I must inform the Citizen of his plight.” PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY(5 months after he signed Executive Order 11110, and 10 days before he was murdered)

    On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Common Law Institute has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress and can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superseded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid. When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy – the author of Profiles in Courage -signed this Order, it returned to the federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency -money – without going through the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank. President Kennedy’s Executive Order 11110 gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.” This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury’s vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there. As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America. “United States Notes” were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury.

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped through Congress during the Christmas recess, with many members of the Congress absent. President Woodrow Wilson, pressured by his political and financial backers, signed it on December 23, 1913.

    The act created the Federal Reserve System, a name carefully selected and designed to deceive. “Federal” would lead one to believe that this is a government organization. “Reserve” would lead one to believe that the currency is being backed by gold and silver. “System” was used in lieu of the word “bank” so that one would not conclude that a new central bank had been created.

    Federal Reserve banks are privately owned In Violation To the US Constitution


    Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can “coin money and regulate the value thereof.” The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency.

    Ask your representative, in light of that information, how it is possible for the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and the Federal Reserve Bank that it created, to be constitutional. Ask them why this private banking cartel is allowed to reap trillions of dollars in profits without paying taxes. Insist on an answer.

    Thomas Jefferson said, “If the America people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”


    President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation.

    Rothschild lied when he said, “I care not who makes a country’s laws as long as I make their money.” He judged everyone by his own standards and assumed that everyone was like him and had their price. Unfortunately, it appears he was right about the majority of people.

    The fact that the New World Order got their puppet politicians to enact the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, and the fact that they had John F. Kennedy killed when he went to repeal it, is proof that Rothschild lied. Their Achilles’ Heel is The Bible – in The Covenant that prohibits not only legislation but usury upon which their system thrives. Cut off their illegal legislation and usury and they will fall.

    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25

    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13

  10. The schools have been dumbing down more and more for the last SIXTY years. I know, as I have been watching it happen.

  11. What does it say about teachers that can't explain the concepts of:
    Expressed powers
    Federal Reserve Act
    Fiat money
    Implied powers
    Necessary and proper (elastic) clause

    You don't have to be a Greenspan to break these things down to start a discussion about the FED. Problem is, if you don't have a clue as to what the FED is, how money is manipulated (even in the most basic of ways) then how can a person decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing. What I don't like is the twisting of the Constitution to justify things Obama and many others currently in office are doing.

  12. Public schools are being paid by anyone that owns land or makes some actual taxable income. Never had any children, but have paid for a lot of them to become yet another america dolt.
    Federal reserve bank is another avenue that our government has used to bypass "We the People" . If our government needs money federal reserve galdly prints it with a interest charge. You can see the interest numbers go whiping by on web sites on internet. Multitude of web sites to do this search.

  13. http://www.petition2congress.c... This website is something everybody should sign. You may have to click action home to get the petition to question Obama's eligibility.

  14. I need to take everything you said in this article as being true. It is a great article. You should try to get it published in some of the larger newspapers around the country. Here it will only be seen by hicks like me and the word needs to go out nationally.

  15. I didn’t let them dumbdown my daughter who is almost 27. She’s a very smart and loving girl. I taught her alot of things they failed to in school. Like how to stand on her own two feet, work hard and have morals. She has all these qualities plus many more because of how I was raised. I’m only 48 but was taught love at home, and everything in school about our Constitution. We watched movie after movie of the Boston Tea Party, The Sons of Liberty, The Liberty Tree, and of George Washington.
    I sure wish I had those old reel to reel film strips to somehow put onto DVD today.

  16. sharkeye says:

    I agree. That is a very good place to cut the tax payers waste of money. Also all the czars (32 +) the president has should also go and allow the cabinet to do their job, not highway robbers of the presidents selection.

  17. SEAN MURRY says:

    Now they are brain washing the kids they want them to be good little marxists.

  18. Scarface says:

    Brother, you can put those RtoR films on DVD's. I see that your handle is Dirigo; are you from Maine?

  19. The FED is a cesspool of Rockefeller/Rothschild criminals and they need to transferred enmass to one of FEMA's camps. The FED charter comes up for renewal in 2013 and the FED criminal cartel MUST BE DESTROYED.