To Our Illiterates In DC DepartmentSubmitted by docholladay on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 15:26
"Hard to get much better perspective than Thomas Jefferson's letter to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin in 1802:
“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.”
But who is Washington these days is listening to wise Jeffersonian counsel? "When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny." Now THAT'S a President. Seems to me Jefferson ddn't need waterboarding, Patriot Acts, or what amounts to a line item veto of the Constitution with Executive Orders."
My question is this: Who speaks like this today? This type of language and potilical philosophy is all but extinct, except from the mouth of one man in Washington D.C. Who you ask? (hint: his initials are R.P.)