"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. 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 [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
* Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802) and later published in The Debate Over The Recharter Of The Bank Bill (1809)
Did you know the Federal Reserve and all state central banks are privately owned by banks, governed by banks, for the sake of the banks. Yes, these so called US government created entities that issue money in violation of the Constitution, to do business with our tax money, to add to their bottom line. We live in an economic feudal system whereby we harvest cash from our hard labor that we turn over to the IRS, where like the count room in a casino, the money is tallied and given up to the control of the Federal Reserve.