Comment: Yes, the Revolutionary War was defensive.

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Yes, the Revolutionary War was defensive.

The biggest mistake was borrowing foreign funds to finance the war.

But the Dutch banker's representative was New York banker Robert Morris.

Morris recommended Alexander Hamilton to George Washington for Secretary of Treasury.

Hamilton convinced Washington of the need for the First Bank of the US. The Charter expired in 1811 under Madison. Congress then levied war hoping to loot Canada. The Revolutionary War debt and War of 1812 debt and no loot led to the establishment of the Second Bank of the United States in 1816. By 1819 Bank machinations had plunged the US economy into Panic.

In 1835 Jackson paid off the Revolutionary and 1812 war debts to foreigners. In 1837 the back's charter expired. And as promised the banker's crashed the economy creating the Panic of 1837.

In 1837 Jackson issued the Specie Circular as an Executive Order demanding that federal lands were only for sale for Gold or Silver specie. Many Wildcat banks went out of business as depositors went to withdraw funds for gold or silver when President Van Buren enforced the Specie Circular. Wildcat Banks were bankrupt. Enforcing the Constitution uncovered many banking frauds.

The Old Republic burdened by War debt.
The New Republic was debt free at first.
The Federal Union replaced the Republic.
The Federal Union went bankrupt around 1872. Congress passed the 14th Amendment in 1868 so Bankers would loan Congress money. "Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, shall not be questioned."

National Socialism replaced the Union in 1913 with the Federal Reserve Act. The Federal Reserve is a giant sponge sopping up the wealth of my countrymen for 100 years.

On the one hand I am proud of my countrymen who in good faith moved this country forward. On the other hand I wish they would reject central banking once and for all.

Tom Wood tells of men who understood the machinations of the US Banks.
http://mises.org/media/6545/Economic-Cycles-Before-the-Fed

Free includes debt-free!