U.S. Bank Our Most Deadly Enemy - President Thomas Jefferson, 1803Submitted by We the People on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 05:16
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 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.