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Lincoln: Corporations Will Destroy the US

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 03:24 PM
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This quote is from the book "Pawns in the Game" written by William Guy Carr (italics are the author's):


Lincoln tried to break the financial bonds with which his Northern States were bound. To him Article 1, section 8, paragraph 5 of the Constitution was sufficient authority. He disregarded the bankers' overtures. He caused $450,000,000 of Honest money to be printed. He placed the Cedit of the Nation as security behind this money. The International Bankers retaliated by causing a bill to be passed through Congress ruling that Lincoln's Greenbacks would not be accepted as payment of interest on government bonds nor import duties. The bankers caused Lincoln's money to become almost valueless by refusing to accept the Greenbacks except at a heavy discount. Having beaten down the value of Greenback dollars to 30 cents they bought them all in. They then turned around and bought government bonds with them demanding dollar for dollar value. In this way they overcame a serious threat and made 70 cents on the dollar.

An article, inspired by the International Bankers, appeared in the London Times. It concerned Abraham Lincoln's issue of Greenbacks. It said: "If this mischevious financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe."


Carr continues with a quote from Lincoln:


In an address he said: "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of my Country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavour to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed."


This speech was made just before his re-election and murder. Can anyone point me to the name and date of this speech?



[edit on 14-1-2005 by smallpeeps]

[edit on 14-1-2005 by smallpeeps]




posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 03:57 PM
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Interesting read here about the quote you are looking for information about. To put into summary: The quote is falsely attributed to Lincoln.



posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 04:03 PM
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Wow, so it's a hoax. Thanks for that link. I suppose I should have invstigated further.

I was ignorant but now am found. :^)

Apologies to all.



posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by swintersVT
The quote is falsely attributed to Lincoln.


Hmmm. I wonder. Read the text, found this:

"Imprisoned in the democratic-capitalist ideology of nineteenth-century America, he believed the free laborer toiled up from poverty to become a capitalist in his own right."

...My understanding is that the US Constitution and Bill of Rights sought to give power to the people - and shake off the monarchists and bankers...

I suspect there is much more to this one. As it stands, I prefer to think that Lincoln did say it - and don't see much solid substantiation that he didn't. ...More hearsay posing as "debunking." Pfah.


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posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 04:52 AM
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Originally posted by soficrow

Originally posted by swintersVT
The quote is falsely attributed to Lincoln.


Hmmm. I wonder. Read the text, found this:

"Imprisoned in the democratic-capitalist ideology of nineteenth-century America, he believed the free laborer toiled up from poverty to become a capitalist in his own right."

...My understanding is that the US Constitution and Bill of Rights sought to give power to the people - and shake off the monarchists and bankers...

I suspect there is much more to this one. As it stands, I prefer to think that Lincoln did say it - and don't see much solid substantiation that he didn't. ...More hearsay posing as "debunking." Pfah.
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Hmm, so maybe he did say it?

I will have to do some more research and come back to this thread.

As for corporations, they obviously provided Lincoln the means to fight a war with the Pope, aka the Southern States. Yet he seems to be talking smack against corporations here? Kinda like how Eisenhower uses the military to rise to fame then says they could "go bad" into institutions and industrial complexes. In fact, I think these two Presidents were discussing the same thing.

To be continued?



posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 02:49 AM
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Still a GREAT OP, 6 years later.

Definitely worth going back to.



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