Thomas Jefferson wrote

"The [privately-owned] Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly
hostility existing against the priniples and form of our Constitution!!!
if the "merian people allow private #anks to ontrol the issuane of their
urreny$ first #y inflation and then #y deflation$ the #anks and orporations
that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property
until their hildren will wake up homeless on the ontinent their fathers
&ven "#raham 'inoln shared Jefferson(s view of the private #ankers!
)n order to finane the Civil *ar$ he approahed the +ew,ork #ankers
to see a#out getting a loan for the +orth! The interest rates they proposed
were in the order of -./! 'inoln(s response was akin to0 "stuff it!"
1e then had Congress live up to its Constitutional responsi#ility for issuing
and valuing urreny and issued his famous green#aks!
)nredi#ly$ like so many of us$ even to the heights of power$ 'inoln didn(t
know at first that he had the 23T)2+$ let alone the pro#a#ly-intended 2B')4"T)2+
to reate money for the nation! *ith the ivil war ending$ he had ome to the
onlusion that his government issued urreny should #eome the #asis of the
re-5nited 6tates monetary system! *ithin a matter of weeks he was shot in the
7ord theatre with his monetary system dying with him!
)n 89-:$ 3resident Jakson vetoed the move to renew the harter of the (Bank of the
5nited 6tates( ;a entral #ank ontrolled #y the international #ankers<! )n 89-= the
#ank went out of #usiness!
The Bank of the 5nited 6tates ;898=--=<$ an early attempt at an "merian entral #ank$
was a#olished #y 3resident "ndrew Jakson$ who #elieved that it threatened the nation!
1e wrote:
"The #old effort the present #ank had made to ontrol the government$ the distress it
had wantonly produed!!!are #ut premonitions of the fate that awaits the "merian people
should they #e deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the esta#lishment of
another like it!"
"ndrew Jakson had at least two attempts made on his life! 6o proud and intent on
warning the future generations was he that his tom#stone is insri#ed with the phrase
") killed the #ank>"
)t ame #ak!
The 7ederal ?eserve "t was passed in @eem#er 8A8-0 ostensi#ly to sta#iliBe the
and prevent further panis$ #ut as Congressman Charles 'ind#erg 6r! warned Congress:
"This at esta#lishes the most giganti trust on earth!!!the invisi#le government #y
the money power$ proven to exist #y the Coney Trust investigation$ will #e legaliBed!"
&ven as early as 8A8= 3resident *oodrow *ilson was saying:
") am a most unhappy man! ) have unwittingly ruined my ountry! " great industrial
is ontrolled #y its system of redit! 2ur system of redit is onentrated! The growth
of the nation$ therefore$ and all our ativities are in the hands of a few men! *e have
ome to #e one of the worst ruled$ one of the most ompletely ontrolled and dominated
4overnments in the iviliBed world--no longer a 4overnment #y free opinion$ no longer a
4overnment #y onvition and the vote of the maDority$ #ut a 4overnment #y the opinion
and duress of a small amount of dominant men!"
+o more stinging ondemnation of a onept an #e given than #y the man who$
it was for the good$ hampioned it in the first plae>

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