Ben Franklin quote: Prime cause of the Revolutionary WarSubmitted by ArmorOfChrist777 on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 15:30
I have seen this quote before:
"The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution." Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father.
But cannot find its source. Does anyone know where this orginally came from?
Doing a google search, I've only found the quote standing alone; wiki says it "was attributed" to his autobiography, but they say it's not actually in there. There seem to be as many sites out there saying Franklin never said this as there are sites that use it.
Does anyone have a link that states the actual source of this quote?
P.S. It wouldn't surprise me if there is a campaign under way to "black out" this and similar quotes from the internet. Kind of gives these concepts real authority when uttered by historical figures.