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In 1790 Mayer Amschel Rothschild said:

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes its
laws."

Thomas Jefferson said:


"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing
armies. Already they have raised up a money aristocracy that has set the government at
defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken from the banks, and restored to
the people to whom it belongs." -Lincoln Money Martyred

Concerning government bonds issued for a construction project Thomas


Edison said:
"People who will not turn a shovel full of dirt on the project, nor contribute a pound of
material, will collect more money from the United States than will the people who supply
all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible thing about interest.
"In all great bond issues the interest is always greater than the principal. All the great
public works cost more than twice as much on that account. Under the present system of
doing business we simply add from 120% to 150% to the stated cost.
"But here is the point: If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it is capable of issuing a
dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The
difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect
twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%. Whereas the currency, the honest
sort provided by the Constitution, pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful
way. It is absurd to say our country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are
promises to pay but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people.
"If the currency issued by the people were no good, then the bonds would be no good
either. It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the National wealth, must
go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the
fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan." -Lightning Over The Treasury
Building, by J.R. Elsom

Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England, in an informal talk to 150
University of Texas students in the 1920's said:
"Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin...Bankers own the world. Take it
away from them, but leave them the power to create money...and with the flick of a pen,
they will create enough money to buy it back again...Take this great power away from
bankers, and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear,
because this would then be a better and happier world to live in...But if you want to
continue to be the slaves of bankers, and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them
continue to create (your) money." -"Bankonomics" in One Easy Lesson, by Peter Cook
In 1933 Congressman Louis T. McFadden wrote:
"Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board (FED) to conceal its powers,
but the truth is-the FED has usurped the government. It controls everything here (in
Congress) and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at
will." -Billions for the Bankers, by Sheldon Emry

Nobel Prize Winner - Frederick Soddy:


"The whole profit of the issuance of money has provided the capital of the great banking
business as it exists today. Starting with nothing whatever of their own, they have got the
whole world into their debt irredeemably, by a trick.
"This money comes into existence every time the banks "lend" and disappears every time
the debt is repaid to them. So that if industry tries to repay, the money of the nation
disappears. This is what makes prosperity so "dangerous' as it destroys money just when
it is most needed, and precipitates a slump.
"There is nothing left now for us but to ever get deeper and deeper into debt to the
banking system in order to provide the increasing amounts of money the nation requires
for its expansion and growth.
"An honest money system is the only alternative." -Lightning Over The Treasury
Building, by J.R. Elsom

Saint Thomas Aquinas:


"He who takes usury for a loan of money acts unjustly for he sells what does not exist. It
is wrong in itself to take a price (usury) for the use of money lent, and as in the case of
other offences against justice, one is bound to make restitution of his unjustly acquired
money." -The Church and Usury, by Rev. P. Cleary

Salmon P. Chase in referring to the National Bank Act of 1862 said:


"My agency in promoting the passage of the National Bank Act was the greatest financial
mistake of my life. It has built up a monopoly, which affects every interest in the country.
It should be repealed, but before that can be accomplished, the people will be arrayed on
one side and the banks on the other, in a contest such as we have never before seen in this
country." -Famous Quotations on Money, by Sheldon Emry

Letter to: Messieurs. Iklheimer, Morton and Vandergould, No. 3 Wall St., New
York, U.S.A.:
"Dear Sirs: A Mr. John Sherman has written us from a town in Ohio, U.S.A., as to the
profits that may be made in the National Banking business under a recent act of your
Congress (National Bank Act of 1863), a copy of which act accompanied his letter.
Apparently this act has been drawn upon the plan formulated here last summer by the
British Bankers Association and by that Association recommended to our American
friends as one that if enacted into law, would prove highly profitable to the banking
fraternity throughout the world.
"Mr. Sherman declares that there has never before been such an opportunity for
capitalists to accumulate money, as that presented by this act and that the old plan, of
State Banks is so unpopular, that the new scheme will, by contrast, be most favorably
regarded, notwithstanding the fact that it gives the National Banks an almost absolute
control of the National finance. 'The few who can understand the system,' he says 'will
either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no
opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally
incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital derives from the
system, will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that
the system is inimical (adverse) to their interests.' Please advise us fully as to this matter
and also state whether or not you will be of assistance to us, if we conclude to establish a
National Bank in the City of New York...Awaiting your reply, we are
Your respectful servants.
Rothschild Brothers.
London, June 25, 1863" - Lightning Over The Treasury Building, J.R. Elsom

ver rotshcild - historia do banco de portugal, pp33