"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe." - Thomas Jefferson
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - Thomas Jefferson
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." - Thomas Jefferson
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." - Thomas Jefferson
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
In light of our present financial crisis, it's interesting to recall Thomas Jefferson's 1802 warning.
He said, "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
We USA citizens need to insist that banks not be allowed to control our national currency. We desperately need to insist that the Federal Reserve system (which is privately owned), including the illegal (I believe) IRS be abolished.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild said, "Let me issue and control a nation's money, and I care not who writes its laws."
The idea of private bankers controlling our national currency is another one of Alexander Hamilton's stupid mistakes, even more so than his failed duel with Aaron Burr. He argued for our first privately owned Federal Bank in 1789, and the U. S. Congress then chartered the bank.
In 1811, the U. S. Congress to their credit refused to renew the private bankers Charter, but then President James Madison caused a second privately owned Central Bank to become our official USA national banker in 1816.
In 1836, President Andrew Jackson said, "You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God I will rout you out." And to the dismay of Congress Andrew Jackson put an end to the privately owned national bank, saying, "The bold effort the present bank made to control the government are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it."
In 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson desperately needed campaign money, he agreed to sign the Federal Reserve Act if elected to get that financial support, which he later regretted, saying, "I have unwittingly ruined my country."
The privately owned Federal Reserve Bank creates currency, loans it to our government and charges we USA citizens outrageous amounts of interest. "We the people"...the real USA government...owe those private bankers multi-TRILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! Ridiculous!
Henry Ford once said, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
The 16th Amendment that created the IRS, which was formed to collect money primarily to repay the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank, was not ever ratified by a single State in our great republic as far as I know...and, if that is true, the whole IRS Department and all of its collections...past, present and future...are illegal!
For almost a century...the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank has never been held financially accountable to anyone, certainly not "we the people" who pay huge amounts of taxes that go to them as private income. Nor have the private Federal Reserve bankers or their privately owned bank ever been forced to pay taxes on the many billions of dollars they have made at the expense of we USA citizens. No one audits them, and they do not pay income taxes. Our taxes are paid to them!
Federal Reserve notes...our "dollars"...of any denomination are only pieces of special paper. They are not guaranteed or backed up by anything. That is why our Congress likes the Federal Reserve System. They can spend, spend, spend us into eternity with no restraints of any kind. A currency based on gold and/or silver reserves would force our elected officials to exist within existing financial limitations, to budget our federal money...and, responsibly and sensibly, House and Senate expenditures could not exceed our Treasury's income.
Article 1, Section 8 of our U. S. Constitution authorizes our Congress to control our currency, but it does not authorize them to delegate that authority to any other entity...and certainly not to a group of private bankers!
President John F. Kennedy signed a Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, June 4, 1963, ordering the Federal Reserve be denied the power to loan money to our USA government and charge our government and "we the people" interest, pretty well guaranteeing that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Kennedy's Order, which still exists, gave our U. S. Treasury the authority to issue silver certificates as did Lincoln during the Great Rebellion.
As you should very well know...both of those USA presidents were assassinated by "lone assassins" shortly after ordering "we the people" and our USA government on a silver-based currency, effectively doing away with the Federal Reserve system.
Eliminating the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS would save "we the people" and our USA government HUNDREDS of TRILLIONS of dollars!
Our USA Congressional Record states that our USA government may buy out the Federal Reserve Bank for only $450-million, less than half of what "we the people" pay them each and every DAY! So...let's just do it, and be rid of the gluttonous private bankers for good, our "common good!"
Our USA currency should be solely controlled by our U. S. Treasury Department with a flat Tax rate of perhaps as little as 10% paid directly into our public treasury by every individual, institution and business. If a 10% tithe is good enough for God and His churches, it should be good enough for the USA government, which needs to learn to live within its means as you and I must do!
Ideally, our taxes should be electronically transferred directly from our bank to our national Treasury, eliminating the need for the IRS or anyone in between us and our U. S. Treasury.
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