Some archive (>10 years old) programs are not reachable through the search engine. They can be found at
Your support is essential if the service is to continue, there are bandwidth bills to pay every month and failing disk drives to replace. Volunteers do the work, but disk drives and bandwidth are not free. Click on this bar to contribute, even a dollar helps.
Program Information
 The Alembic Files 
 Letters of Centinel No. 16
 Eric the Blacksmith
 A. L. Aric  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) 
 No Advisories - program content screened and verified.
In his letter No. 16, Centinel calls out the Founders for their latest skullduggery: They are writing off their debts to the Union - using the very language of the Constitution!

Through legislative gymnastics they are absolving themselves of their financial obligations. By eliminating ex-post-facto laws that bind them to their fiduciary requirements, they are, in essence, shifting responsibility away from themselves and onto the new government, and by extension, their fellow citizens. Centinel laments that,
while his own state of Pennsylvania has honored its debts, it will be taxed at the same levels as those states which have contributed little - or nothing - to the fledgling nation
since the Revolution.
For other Alembic Files or audios done by contributors to this series, go to or youtube.

  Download Program Podcast
00:10:10 English
  View Script
centinel16.mp3  00:10:10  16Kbps mp3
(4MB) Mono
128 Download File...