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Payment Systems Crashed

Sep 11, 2023

by Mat Staver, Chairman

The credit card payment system “Square” went down, crippling about 64 million small businesses across America headed into the weekend. This was not an isolated incident. Cash App also admitted experiencing problems.  

Visa, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, and Apple Pay also had service interruptions.  

Small businesses had to resort to accepting only cash to continue operating.

But imagine if cash was no longer an option... if everything was digitized and controlled by the government, then a glitch or a hack would be a major problem with no backup, no privacy, and no independence.

A Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) would create complete and total dependency on the government and its technology. And that is what these globalists want! We must NEVER become a cashless society beholden to a central federal bank. You will not be able to escape this financial prison.

Three bills in Congress will stop Biden’s digital disaster. Contact Congress and urge them to pass HR 1122, HR 3712, and S 887. —Mat

The Biden administration, in collaboration with the Federal Reserve (the Fed), is actively working on a plan to make traditional paper and coin currency obsolete. This radical agenda includes the development of a "Central Bank Digital Currency" or CBDC, often referred to as "FedCoin."

But if Biden is successful, a CBDC could make the entire nation susceptible to hacking on a scale never before imagined. In just a short time, there have been many incredible hacks. Consider these:

  • India had a data breech in Aadhaar that “exposed names, their unique 12-digit identity numbers, bank details … photographs, thumbprints, retina scans and other identifying details of nearly every Indian citizen.”
  • China had a data breech to Alibaba that affected more than 1 billion people. It exposed “Names, ID numbers, Phone numbers, Physical addresses, Criminal records, and Online papers."
  • First American Financial Corporation had a hack that leaked 885 million sensitive users’ records. This includes bank account records, Social Security numbers, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork.

Now, imagine if a hacker could gain access to every dollar in America. The entire country — indeed every person — would be in digital prison. If a federal central bank was hacked, the world economy would come to a halt. The price of a digital currency and the risk of having all of our currency controlled by the government is too high!

We must stop Joe Biden’s reckless plan.

One concerning aspect of Biden’s executive order pushing for a CBDC is that it states: “Digital assets may also be used as a tool to circumvent United States and foreign financial sanctions regimes and other tools and authorities.”

This means that Biden’s administration is already looking to digital, federal, programmable currency as a solution to censor free speech, control dissent, peaceful protests, and anything that challenges the approved Orwellian government narrative.

What Canada did to the truckers is a frightening example of what can happen in America for any political ideology to control a nation. The bank accounts of truckers and those who gave them financial contributions were shut down. If the federal government had CBDCs, your contributions could be stopped, and your attendance at a rally or even a church during the unconstitutional COVID lockdowns could be halted by freezing your accounts.

During COVID, we saw businesses refuse to take cash, and even though that was illegal, thousands of businesses did it. Once ANY government-controlled, programmable digital currency is in place, under the dictates of a tyrant, all transactions can be controlled.

Three bills pending in Congress will provide the safeguards we desperately need. Ask Congress to VOTE YES on HR 1122, HR 3712, and S 887!

This is not just Biden’s, China’s, or India’s problem. This is part of the global effort of many powerful groups. Over the weekend, CBDC regulation and international application were the main topics for the G20 Summit in India. The summit focused on how to force smaller countries to adopt a globally run digital currency.

These globalist radicals want to control you — by controlling your money.

We will not rest. We cannot give our corrupt government this level of power and control.


We must oppose this financial control over law-abiding Americans. Tell Congress to VOTE YES on HR 1122, HR 3712, and S 887 to protect Americans from Biden’s money grab! And sign our petition.

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Boyd, Jordan. “Square Outage Leaves Millions Of Small Businesses Unable To Charge Credit Cards, Manage Inventory.” The Federalist, September 8, 2023.

Roy, Avik. “There’s No Such Thing as an ‘American-Style’ Central Bank Digital Currency.” Forbes, April 12, 2023.

Tunggal, Abi Tyas. “The 29 Biggest Data Breaches.” UpGuard, August 3, 2023.