From Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough's book, "John Adams":
"The American Revolution was made by British subjects, individual men and women who, by our modern sense of proportions, were amazingly few in number.Â The war they fought was the most important in our history, and as too few today seem to understand, it very quickly became a world war. But the revolution began well before the war. As John Adams famously observed, 'The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.' And it changed the world.
There was no American nation, no army at the start, no sweeping popular support for rebellion, nor much promiseÂ of success. No rebelling people had ever broken free from the grip of colonial empire, and those we call patriots were also clearly traitors to the King. And so, as we must never forget, when they pledged 'their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor,' it was not in a manner of speaking.
We call them Founding Fathers, in tribute, but tend to see them as distant and a bit unreal, like figures in a costume pageant. Yet very real they were, real as all that stirred their 'hearts and minds,' and it has meaning in our time as never before.
With change accelerating all around, more and more we need understanding of those principles upon which the republic was founded. What were those 'self-evident truths' that so many risked all for, fought for, suffered and died for? What was the source of their courage? Who were those people? I don't think we can ever know enough about them."
From Mike Montagne of People for Mathematically Perfected Economy :
"Usury has existed for thousands of years, and may have been perpetuated by every worldly creed. Untold multitudes have died in the perpetual struggle against usury. Jesus Christ Himself was crucified soon after His famous demonstration at the temple of the money changers.
In a train of events that would eventually inspire the American colonies to revolution, a German-born embezzler, trained by his father in matters of money and trading that he could become a Rabbi, rose from a Jewish slum to become the present world's father of international bankers. He would change his name from Mayer Amschel Bauer to Mayer Amschel Rothschild.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild and his sons -- equally trained in unearned profit (usury) and its vital complements of corruption, subversion, and deceit -- would comprise the House of Rothschild, intervening upon production, consumer and government altogether, to amass, at the expense of everyone but the perpetrators, the greatest forfeitures of prosperity the world could know.
From roots steeped in ferocious concepts of unearned profit, from a very need to subvert every properly administered economy, and by allies who peddled mercenary armies for the causes of plutocracy, untold blood would be spilled, untold injustice would be imposed, and by perpetual deception, usury would succeed in perpetual contradictions to truth, as authored by a seeming untouchable, inexhaustible, evil force.
By the customary accumulations of usury, the House of Rothschild would gain prominent world power in little time. Rothschild, the voracious embezzler, would form the so-called Illuminati -- a pretended, exalted body of useful learning, the purpose of which, by whatever necessary means, were to make the world itself the subject of his unearned confiscations.
The people of every nation therefore would be made both the instruments and the objectsÂ of a predominate world power. Powerful nations overtaken by usury would serve to impose usury in every corner of the world. Every organization today which advocates government about a nucleus of 'central banking' is by intention a compliant servant of Rothschild's prescription for usurped power, confiscation of wealth, and the extinguishing of individuality, freedom and justice necessary to his graft.
No truly free nation could exist thereafter, because these central banks would so oppress every nation from the prosperity each would achieve otherwise, that a single nation free of usury would be an outstanding testament to the crime being committed against the rest. Such a truly free nation would threaten the very existence of every central bank and usurer.
For we need them not.
Because the goals of usurers can be perceived, and because the goals of usurers cannot prevail if one important nation succeeds in achieving true economy, the present quest for world government was begun for Rothschild's ends, at Rothschild's command. Look around you and you will see that the central, ostensibly beneficial concept of that quest, is entrenchment of Rothschild's purported 'economic' system.
In his own personal testimony to the implications of his objectives, as the American Colonists fought a revolution to throw off his first imposition of a central banking system on America, Rothschild declared arrogantly, 'Let me issue and control a nation's money, and I care not who writes its laws.'
Certainly not, because he would soon own every politician in the world. Thus, despite the social atrocity of debt multiplied to any magnitude, none of them who ostensibly serve their people would ever hear a plea for perfected economy.
The modern era of financial, political, social, commercial and military strife and subversion had begun."
Thomas Jefferson speaking on the first attempt to establish aÂ central bank in America:
"The system of banking is a blot left in all our Constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction. I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
"The end of democracy, and the defeat of the American revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and moneyed incorporations."
"If the people ever allow the banks to issue their currency, the banks and corporations which will grow up around them will deprive the peopleÂ of all property, until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
"Paper is poverty... It is not money, but the ghost of money."
"There is an artificial aristocracy, founded on birth and privelege, without virtue or talents... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government,Â and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendency."
"The bank of the United States is one of the most deadly hostilities existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. I deem no government safe which is under the vassalage of any self-constituted authorities, or any other authority than that of the nation, or its regular functionaries. What an obstruction could not this bank of the United States, with all its branch banks, be in a time of war? It might dictate to us the peace we should accept, or it might withdraw its aid. Ought we then to give further growth to an institution so powerful, so hostile?"
James Madison speaking on the first attempt to establish a central bank in America:
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible, to maintain their control over governments, by controlling money and its issuance."
"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late revolution. The free men of America did not wait until usurped power has strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in theÂ principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."
Andrew Jackson speaking on the second attempt to establish a central bank in America:
"If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations."
"I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic, inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a monied aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country."
President Jackson told the bankers "You are aÂ den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal god, I will rout you out!"
Â Abraham Lincoln speaking on the third attempt to establish a central bank in America:
"The money powers prey on the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes.
I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me, and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear isÂ my greatest foe. As a most undesirable consequence of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed."
"The government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity."
"Government, possessing the power to create and issue credit and currency as money, and enjoying the right to withdraw both currency and credit by taxation and otherwise, need not and should not borrow capital at interest as the means of financing governmental work and publicÂ enterprise."
"The privelege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government's greatest creative opportunity."
"No duty is more imperative on the government than the duty it owes the people to furnish them with a sound and uniform currency, and of regulating the circulation of the medium of exchange so that labor will be protected from a vicious currency, and commerce will be facilitated by cheap and safe exchanges."
President Woodrow Wilson, after havingÂ broken campaign promises and betrayed his country by signing into law the Federal Reserve Act:
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country.
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation therefore, and all our activities, are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled andÂ dominated Governments in the civilized world. No longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
Congressman Louis T. McFadden (Congressional Record, June 15, 1934):
"Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its power. But the truth is, the Federal Reserve Board has usurped the government of the United States.
It controls everything here; and it controls our foreign relations. It makes or breaks governments at will. No man, and no body of men, is more entrenched in power than the arrogant credit monopoly which operates the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Banks.
These evil-doers have robbed the country of more than enough money to pay the national debt. What the National Government has permitted the Federal Reserve Board to steal from the people should now be returned to the people.Â The people have a valid claim against the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. If that claim is enforced, Americans will not need to stand in bread lines. Homes will be saved. Families will be kept.
What is needed here is a return to the Constitution of the United States. The old struggle that was fought out here in Jackson's day must be fought over again.
The Federal Reserve Act should be repealed; and the Federal Reserve Banks -- having violated their charters -- should be liquidated immediately. Faithless government officers who have violated their oaths of office should be impeached and brought to trial.
Unless this is done by us, I predict the American people -- outraged, robbed, pillaged, insulted, and betrayed as they are in their own land -- will rise in their wrath and send a President here who WILL sweep the money changers from the temple."
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Next November, lets make Congressman McFadden's prediction a reality. Lets finally send a President to Washington who will sweep the money changers from the temple. Lets elect a President who will take the control of ourÂ Government away from the globalist banker cabal, and return it to the people where it belongs. Lets finally heed the wise advice left behind to us from the great Founders of this nation. Lets restore the Republic.
VOTE RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008!!!
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