the only few times throughout history that the gov't actually printed its own notes, the private banks stole the power back. Example: Lincoln's Greenbacks -- they assassinated him and took the power back into their own hands. There is nothing they hate more than the inability to control the issuance of money. Again, if we are pegged to gold and gold only, they have the capital to buy up and corner the market. Look into the depression in the late 1800's because of outlawing silver.
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