"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and
corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their
Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... The issuing power should be taken
from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
Some 225 years ago, as an aged Benjamin Franklin departed from the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a woman in the street called out: "Well Doctor
Franklin, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Franklin replied back: "a republic, if you can keep it".
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and
murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of
gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot...”
― Robert A. Heinlein
“It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a
religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn't the whole population.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Friday
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