Originally posted by TheNewRevolution
Fulfilling Thomas Jefferson's dream? Jefferson's dream was fulfilled when the Revolution was fought and the colonist's moved away from the central
bank of England and the Treasury and Congress took over monetary rights and thus THE PEOPLE took over the monetary rights of the nation. Hamilton
installed the first Central Bank, and it dissolved in 1811. Madison created the Second Central Bank which laster until Jackson destroyed that. From
1837-1913 the United States had its freedom from a Central Bank. Jefferson had his dream and the Federal Reserve has crushed it ever since.
Yes, that is all true... but you forgot to mention that prior to the Revolution
the people used Colonial Script. (read about it
Also, Jefferson fully
expect the American people would have to fight another revolution in
one generation because he knew the money powers would never stop
trying to get their greedy hands in our pockets.
The first law regulating Colonial Script was passed by the British
Parliament 1751, then expanded by a more restrictive law in 1763.
Benjamin Franklin identified this as the real reason for the
War of Independence:
"The refusal of King George to operate an HONEST colonial MONEY SYSTEM which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the manipulators was probably
the prime cause of the Revolution....The Colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters, had it not been that England took
away from the Colonies their money, which created unemployment and dis-satisfaction."
Here we see the cause of poverty, unemployment and financial insecurity.
There can be no personal liberty without financial freedom.
There can be no honest government without honest money.
Of course Jefferson knew this. Conspiracy theorists allege that Alexander
Hamilton acted as an agent of the Rothschild family when he helped create
the First National Bank... as you know, Jefferson opposed this, and he
prophesized what would happen to America if we ever lost the inalienable
right to issue our own money.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and
corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent
their fathers conquered."
Look at us now.
If Jefferson could have seen our day, and the potential that bitcoin affords us
to break free of the money-changers control, don't you think he would have
encouraged us to use it? I do. Consider the following quotes:
"The system of banking we have both equally and ever reprobated. I contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which, if not
covered, will end in their destruction, ... I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and
that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Taylor, May 28, 1816.
Has this "blot left in our constitutions" been covered yet?
Have our constitutions ended in "destruction"?
What can be done about?
In another place, Jefferson expanded upon this: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already
they have raised up a money aristocracy that has set the government at defiance... THE ISSUING POWER SHOULD BE TAKEN FROM THE BANKS AND RESTORED TO
THE PEOPLE TO WHOM IT PROPERLY BELONGS."
Aristotle has been called the first Christian (because his view were similar) and by the same token, one might say that Jefferson was the original
American advocate of bitcoin. He stood against the status quo in general and the bankers in particular... so there is no doubt in my mind were he
living today, he would have a bid stash of cash in cold storage in an encrypted USB drive.
edit on 2-4-2013 by wasaka because: (no reason given)