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Done out of spite?

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 04:37 PM

Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a Bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country. The president of the Bank has told us that most of the State banks exist by its forbearance. Should its influence become concentered, as it may under the operation of such an act as this, in the hands of a self-elected directory, whose interests are identified with those of the foreign stockholders, will there not be cause to tremble for the purity of our elections in peace, and for the independence of our country in war. Their power would be great whenever they might choose to exert it; but if this monopoly were regularly renewed every fifteen or twenty years, on terms proposed by themselves, they might seldom in peace put forth their strength to influence elections or control the affairs of the nation. But if any private citizen or public functionary should interpose to curtail its powers, or prevent a renewal of its privileges, it cannot be doubted that he would be made to feel its influence.

Should the stock of the Bank principally pass into the hands of the subjects of a foreign country, and we should unfortunately become involved in a war with that country, what would be our condition? Of the course which would be pursued by a bank almost wholly owned by the subjects of a foreign power, and managed by those whose interests, if not affections, would run in the same direction, there can be no doubt. All its operations within would be in aid of the hostile fleets and armies without. 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….

Why The United States Bank Was Closed
President Andrew Jackson
July 10, 1832

Andrew Jackson strongly believed that a central bank was a danger to the country. He hated the central bank and worked hard to see its end. He vetoed Congress’ bill to recharter the bank and then he ordered all Federal deposits removed from the bank. When his secretary of the treasury balked, he canned him and when his replacement again tried to prevent the withdraw of the funds, he tossed him out as well. Jackson finally had to make a recess appointment in order to get a treasury secretary who would take the Federal funds out of the bank. Thanks to Andrew Jackson, the bank lost its charter in 1836 and went out of business in 1841.
Wikipedia-Bank War

For his efforts in reigning in the banking industry in the United States and standing up for solid currency, this is how the United States decided to commemorate him:

They gave him a place of honor on the twenty dollar Federal Reserve Note.
He must be rolling in his grave.

A slap in the face if I ever saw one. It makes one wonder if this wasn’t done out of spite to show the world that the banking powers had triumphed over their foe, even if it took them 70 years for their eventual victory.

It doesn’t seem to make much sense to put Jackson on the twenty if you think about it; outside of his war with the bank, he did not do much to make him an outstanding president, in fact, his involvement in the forced relocation of the Indians and the trail of tears would seem to disqualify him for being worthy of ANY honor in the eyes of many.

Sure, he was a war hero of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and was the last American President to run the country without a deficit ( which is REALLY depressing if you think about it) but, one could think of many other great men in American history who could be worthy of such an honor.

To me, it seems that the use of Jackson on the twenty is a declaration of victory by the banking powers of the world. It is their way of saying that nobody can stand in the way of their progress and their putting his image on the twenty is equivalent to mounting his head in their trophy room for the world to see as a warning to all those who would dare to oppose them.

If the people of the United States wanted to truly honor the memory of President Andrew Jackson, they should work to have his image removed from the twenty dollar Federal Reserve Note and put an end to this insult of his legacy.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:02 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem

As usual, good stuff...

It would appear the conspiracy goes much deeper - with a side of laughter...

A $20 bill has President Andrew Jackson on the front, and the White House facing north on the reverse. The bill is folded in half so that Jackson is inside and the White House is on the outside. The bill is folded in half and held in such a way that the White House shown on the $20 bill appears to be contiguous with the "real" White House in the background.

The number 20 appears in the upper left corner. It appears again in the lower left corner but in much larger type. The number 20 appears one more time at the bottom and is spelled out.

The words that can be seen are "The" "United" "In" and "God," having taken into account already the number 20 being spelled out as a word.

The word "States" is divided in half so that the letters S-T-A appear. The letter "A" would have the sound of the long "A" vowel, like the word "stay."

There is a left hand holding the bill out in such a way that the person looking at the photo becomes part of the photo; it's as though the viewer himself is holding the bill.

All three of the number "20's" appear to the left of the fold. These "20's" could appear to read as a phrase, as in "20-fold."

Thus, "20-fold, 20-fold, I will spell it out for you, T-W-E-N-T-Y-fold!" (When we want to make ourselves VERY CLEAR, we will say, "Do you want me to 'spell' it out for you?" The same emphasis is what is found here.)

Holy Conspiracy...

I think your OP covers the topic well without going into the fringe - and I agree it was indeed done out of spite...thanks for the 411 buddy.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 05:41 PM
reply to post by facelift

Cool link, I never knew about this part before:

Originally, the $20 bill featured Grover Cleveland. He was both our 22nd (1885-1889) and our 24th (1893-1897) president. He was our only non-consecutive president.

In 1928, he was replaced by President Jackson. Why? Records at the U.S. Treasury do not reveal why Jackson was chosen. Some historians, though, consider it an irony that he was put on the $20 bill, because they think Jackson would have hated the "honor." Jackson was opposed to both the Central Bank (later Federal Reserve) as well as paper money.

It is interesting to note that he was placed on the $20 bill in 1928, one year BEFORE the stock market crash of October 29, 1929.

By having President Jackson "reappear" in 1928, his words "reappeared" with him. Had they been heeded, would the excesses that caused the stock market to crash in 1928 been averted? Have we learned ANYTHING since 1929? Do we not have someone at the helm of the Federal Reserve who is considered a scholar of the Great Depression?

Twenty Fold!

It could be the banker's way of saying "If you had listened to this guy, what is about to happen could have been avoided". They were rubbing our noses in it.

There are many who believe that the Great Depression was a planned event to make the rich even richer. They were showing the world that they had finally won their war against the likes of Jackson and were about to use their power to make themselves even richer.
edit on 12/14/10 by FortAnthem because:

posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 01:25 PM
When you watch this promo for the American Dream Movie, it really drives it home how much Andrew Jackson hated the bank of America.

It makes it even more apparent that the reason they put him on the $20.00 Federal Reserve Note is because that is their way of dancing on his grave and celebrating their victory over him after all those years.


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