“The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a greater Measure than they have it now, they may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.” ~John Adams, letter to Zabdiel Adams, 1776
Controlling our currency, receiving our public moneys, and holding thousands of our citizens in dependence, it would be more formidable and dangerous than the naval and military power of the enemy. ~Andrew Jackson, in the veto of the Central Bank.
The real truth is, and you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the US since the days of Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last truly honorable and incorruptible American President. ~President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate. ~President James Garfield