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U.S. Bank Our Most Deadly Enemy - President Thomas Jefferson, 1803


Our third president and author of our Declaration of Independence in 1776, President Thomas Jefferson on U.S. Bank, December 13, 1803:

From a passage in the letter of the President, I observe an idea of establishing a branch bank of the United States in New Orleans. This institution is one of the most deadly hostility existing, against the principles and form of our Constitution.

The nation is, at this time, so strong and united in its sentiments, that it cannot be shaken at this moment. But suppose a series of untoward events should occur, sufficient to bring into doubt the competency of a republican government to meet a crisis of great danger, or to unhinge the confidence of the people in the public functionaries; an institution like this, penetrating by its branches every part of the Union, acting by command and in phalanx, may, in a critical moment, upset the government.

I deem no government safe which is under the vassalage of any self-constituted authorities, or any other authority than that of the nation, or its regular functionaries. What an obstruction could not this bank of the United States, with all its branch banks, be in time of war? It might dictate to us the peace we should accept, or withdraw its aids.

Ought we then to give further growth to an institution so powerful, so hostile? That it is so hostile we know,

  • 1, from a knowledge of the principles of the persons composing the body of directors in every bank, principal or branch; and those of most of the stockholders:

  • 2, from their opposition to the measures and principles of the Government, and to the election of those friendly to them: and

  • 3, from the sentiments of the newspapers they support.

Now, while we are strong, it is the greatest duty we owe to the safety of our Constitution, to bring this powerful enemy to a perfect subordination under its authorities. The first measure would be to reduce them to an equal footing only with other banks, as to the favors of the Government. But, in order to be able to meet a general combination of the banks against us, in a critical emergency, could we not make a beginning towards an independent use of our own money, towards holding our own bank in all the deposits where it is received, and letting the treasurer give his draft or note, for payment at any particular place, which, in a well conducted government, ought to have as much credit as any private draft, or bank note, or bill, and would give us the same facilities which we derive from the banks?

The Life of Thomas Jefferson: In 3 Volumes, Volume 3, p. 93

The fraudulent 'easy' money of a U.S. central bank, like the Federal Reserve Bank, is the root enabler of corruption and destruction of our Constitution and liberties.

Fraudulent money ensures corrupt politicians are always elected to represent the banks and special interests that support them, rather than the people and the Constitution they are sworn to.

From illegal welfare, warfare, and finance to tyrannical government, the central bank is the root cause.

President Thomas Jefferson was correct, the U.S. bank is our most deadly enemy.

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Susie 4 Liberty's picture

So just imagine what Jefferson would have written about the


Susie 4 Liberty

The core enemy of liberty!

Just a note for myself (and maybe others) to focus...

Without corrupt money, much of the other corruption goes away.

Please pay attention to Thomas Jefferson above

The core of corruption is corrupt money.

It's a key concept we must all realize if we hope to reduce the corruption in our society.

I don't like the democratic voting system here because it discourages participation, nor any such promotion of democracy, but only 1 vote at least tells me that most here don't understand this key concept yet, are ignoring it, or are distracted by less important things.


for knowledge.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

And good knowledge it is!

"...the most deadly hostility..." - Jefferson


Totally agree, if we can all focus on ending the Federal Reserve, that is all it would take. Two things we should focus on, ending the Fed, and getting our liberty candidates elected, everything else is a distraction. I think our worst enemy those is apathy, drama is getting the headlines on dailypaul, and action is second pick. It is a damn shame. Keep up the great work Sempi, it is going to take the hard chargers on this site to keep pushing and sweating.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

The Focus Must be the Main Enemy of Liberty

If the core of all corruption is the fiat currency of an unconstitutional central bank corrupting all parts of our society, then our main focus must be on eliminating this threat first and foremost, and replacing it with sound constitutional money.

However, it is important to be well versed in all subjects, because as we have seen, tyranny and corruption strikes at freedom from all directions, from food to education, to simply freedom of speech.

But eliminating the unconstitutional central bank would go a long way in eliminating most of the corruption within our government and society by simply cutting the fraudulent funding.

It's like pulling up the weeds at the roots instead of trimming away at them every day with no end in sight as the weeds multiply.

Heed Jefferson's Warning

His Birthday is as good a day as any.

maybe this is why

texas excluded Thomas Jefferson from the education schedule... hmmmmmmmmmmmm.


Horrible! This must be what you are talking about?

In a party-line vote last week, 10 Republicans on the State Board of Education tentatively approved new standards for the social studies curriculum in Texas public schools.

In their great wisdom, the members of the GOP majority chose to include conservative political activist Phyllis Schlafly among a list of nearly 300 historically significant personages. They excluded Thomas Jefferson as an influential force in American history.


This is important enough that I'm putting it in it's own thread! Absolutely terrible!


Please do give more details!

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I think so.

It would have been cool to have it there on his Birthday yesterday, but any day is good.


brilliant...lets hear it for

brilliant...lets hear it for Jefferson!

Hear, Hear!


He said it over 200 years ago, and I just heard it!

His words are still echoing throughout the country.

Those in the Congress and Senate are a disgrace, except R.P.

They pledged to uphold the Constitution and yet dare not attack the den of Vipers responsible for this hostile unconstitutional monetary takeover.

Ron Paul is My President !


wasn't Jim Demint and Jim

wasn't Jim Demint and Jim Bunning hammering on the federal reserve too?

I don't think they necessarily honor their oaths 100%


But I suppose they are better than others.

He did see the future, they

He did see the future, they knew what would happen because they lived through it already.

Very nice read.


How quickly our country has forgotten history and it's founders.

I suppose this must be due to corrupt bought out media and education suppression, oppression, and control by the government.

- all a result of corrupt money, influencing government.

Thomas Jefferson speaks as if he saw the future.

Thomas Jefferson speaks as if he saw our day when he foresees the danger of a Federal Bank penetrating every part of the union.

This was prophetic

That's exactly what I thought when I read it. He warned of exactly what happens with U.S. banks.

Going as far as to say they are our most deadly enemies.

Actually, it would probably make a better title to include that fact, I'm changing it...