Financia Quotes


  • "With the monetary system we have now, the careful saving of a lifetime can be wiped out in an eyeblink." ~ Larry Parks, Executive Director, FAME
  • "You have to choose [as a voter] between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold." ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • "Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value ---- zero." ~ Voltaire (1694-1778)
  • "We are in danger of being overwhelmed with irredeemable paper, mere paper, representing not gold nor silver; no sir, representing nothing but broken promises, bad faith, bankrupt corporations, cheated creditors and a ruined people." ~ Daniel Webster, speech in the Senate, 1833
  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." ~ Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816
  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money." ~ Daniel Webster
  • "The decrease in purchasing power incurred by holders of money due to inflation imparts gains to the issuers of money." ~ St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, Review, Nov. 1975, p.22
  • "Because of 'fractional' reserve system, banks, as a whole, can expand our money supply several times, by making loans and investments." ~ Federal Reserve Bank, New York The Story of Banks, p.5.
  • "Without the confidence factor, many believe a paper money system is liable to collapse eventually." ~ Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Gold, p. 10
  • "Commercial banks create checkbook money whenever they grant a loan, simply by adding new deposit dollars in accounts on their books in exchange for a borrower's IOU." ~
    Federal reserve Bank of New York, I Bet You Thought, p.19
  • "The actual process of money creation takes place in commercial banks. As noted earlier, demand liabilities of commercial banks are money." ~ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Modern Money Mechanics, p.3
  • "Emitting bills of credit, or the creation of money by private corporations, is what is expressly forbidden by Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution." ~ U.S. Supreme Court, Craig v. Missouri, 4 Peters 410.
  • "Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce." ~ James A. Garfield
  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." ~ Frederic Bastiat, The Law
  • "Thus, our national circulating medium is now at the mercy of loan transactions of banks, which lend, not money, but promises to supply money they do not possess." ~ Irving Fisher, 100% Money
  • "If, however, a government refrains from regulations and allows matters to take their course, essential commodities soon attain a level of price out of the reach of all but the rich, the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent, and the fraud upon the public can be concealed no longer." ~ John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1920, page 240
  • "Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency. . . Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose." ~ John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1920, page 235
  • "Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing." ~ Ralph M. Hawtrey, former Secretary of Treasury, England
  • "Money is the most important subject intellectual persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it is widely understood and its defects remedied very soon." ~ Robert H. Hemphill, former credit manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • "Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with a flick of a pen they will create enough to buy it back." ~ Sir Josiah Stamp, former President, Bank of England
  • "Those who create and issue money and credit direct the policies of government and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people." ~ Rt. Hon. Reginald McKenna, former Chancellor of Exchequer, England
  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation." ~ John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson
  • "Money power denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes." ~ Wm. Jennings Bryan
  • "Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice." ~ George Washington, in letter to J. Bowen, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1787
  • "Madison, agreeing with the journal of the convention, records that the grant of power to emit bills of credit was refused by a majority of more than four to one. The evidence is perfect; no power to emit paper money was granted to the legislature of the United States." ~ George Bancroft, A Plea for the Constitution (1886)
  • "No state shall emit bills of credit, make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts, coin money---." ~ Article One, Section Ten, United States Constitution
  • "A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interest, combined in one mass; and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks." ~ John C. Calhoun, Speech 5/27/1836
  • "You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out." ~ Andrew Jackson: To delegation of bankers discussing the Bank Renewal Bill, 1832
  • "Where would we be if we had I.O.U.'s scrip and certificates floating all around the country?" Instead he decided to "issue currency against the sound assets of the banks. [As opposed to issuing currency against gold.] The Federal Reserve Act lets us print all we'll need. And it won't frighten the people. It won't look like stage money. It'll be money that looks like real money." ~ (Source: 'Closed for the Holiday: The Bank Holiday of 1933', p20 - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston) Treasury Secretary Woodin, 3/7/33
  • "The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it." ~ Money: Whence it came, where it went - 1975, p15 John Kenneth Galbraith
  • "The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled." ~ Money: Whence it came, where it went - 1975, p29 John Kenneth Galbraith
  • "Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country?" ~ Senator Carter Glass, Author of the Banking Act of 1933
  • "The legal tender quality [of money] is only valuable for the purposes of dishonesty." ~ Chief Justice Salmon Chase, formerly Secretary of Treasury in President Lincoln's administration, in dissent of Knox vs. Lee (The Legal Tender Cases, 1871)
  • "As long as we issue fiat currency, I see no alternative to a legal tender law." ~ Dr. Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 11/20/2003
  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation." ~ John Adams
  • "With the exception only of the period of the gold standard, practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people." ~ Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) Austrian Economist, Author and 1974 Nobel Prize-Winner for Economics
  • "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, and that's good enough." ~ Dr. Edwin Vieira, FAME Foundation Scholar
  • "Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property (that's you and your children) in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattels (property) and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading (Birth Certificate) to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debts to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud, which we will call "Social Insurance." Without realizing it, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and we will employ the high office (presidency) of our dummy corporation (USA) to foment this plot against America." ~ Colonel Edward Mandell House
  • "Considering that senior officials at the Internal Revenue Service are fully aware of the fact that there is no law currently in existence making a U.S. citizen liable for or required to pay either the income tax or the social security employment tax, only a truly generous citizen would, upon discovering this, continue to voluntarily donate these taxes to the government by allowing them to be withheld from his paycheck on a 100% voluntary W-4 withholding agreement. But, then again, the IRS would be dead in the water without the "voluntary (and docile) compliance" of employers and employees and has said so all along." ~ William Cash, IRS Senior Manager, http://www.irs.faithweb.com
  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too." ~ Somerset Maugham,
  • "We are taxed in our bread and our wine, in our incomes and our investments, on our land and on our property not only for base creatures who do not deserve the name of men, but for foreign nations, complaisant nations who will bow to us and accept our largesse and promise us to assist in the keeping of the peace - these mendicant nations who will destroy us when we show a moment of weakness or our treasury is bare, and surely it is becoming bare! We are taxed to maintain legions on their soil, in the name of law and order and the Pax Romana, a document which will fall into dust when it pleases our allies and our vassals. We keep them in precarious balance only with our gold. Is the heart blood of our nation worth these? Were they bound to us with ties of love, they would not ask our gold. They take our very flesh, and they hate and despise us. And who shall say we are worthy of more? ... When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself." ~ Cicero, 54 B.C.
  • "In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed when he told me that 'If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS operates on 90% bluff, the entire system will collapse'." ~ Henry Bellmon, U.S. Senator (1969)
  • "If all bank loans were paid ... there would not be a dollar of coin or currency in circulation. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation. We are absolutely without a permanent money system." ~ Robert Hemphill, Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, in foreword to "100% Money" by Irving Fisher
  • "... the key question is: can we define 'income' in a fair and reasonably straightforward manner? Unfortunately, we have not yet succeeded in doing so." ~ Shirley Peterson, former IRS Commissioner, April 1993
  • "I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of 'from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to him." ~ T. Coleman Andrews, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, May 25, 1956 in U.S. News & World Report
  • "Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counterproductive ... [it] reeks with injustice and is fundamentally un-American ... it has earned a rebellion and it's time we rebelled." ~ President Ronald Reagan, May 1983, Williamsburg, VA
  • "If no information or return is filed, [the] Internal Revenue Service cannot assess you." ~ Gary Makovski, Special IRS Agent, testifying under oath in U.S. v. Lloyd
  • "Our tax system is based upon voluntary assessment and payment, not upon distrait." ~ United States Supreme Court, in Flora v. United States
  • "Our tax system is based on individual self-assessment and voluntary compliance." ~ Mortimer Caplin, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Internal Revenue Audit Manual (1975)
  • "The United States has a system of taxation by confession." ~ Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice, in U.S. v. Kahriger
  • "Only the rare taxpayer would be likely to know that he could refuse to produce his records to IRS agents ... Who would believe the ironic truth that the cooperative taxpayer fares much worse than the individual who relies upon his constitutional rights." ~ U.S. Federal Judge Cummings, in U.S. v. Dickerson (7th Circuit 1969)
  • "Let me point this out now: Your income tax is 100 percent voluntary tax, and your liquor tax is 100 percent enforced tax. Now, the situation is as different as night and day. Consequently, your same rules just will not apply ...." ~ Dwight E. Avis, former head of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the IRS, testifying before a House Ways and Means subcommittee in 1953
  • "The purpose of the IRS is to collect the proper amount of tax revenues at the least cost to the public, and in a manner that warrants the highest degree of public confidence in our integrity, efficiency and fairness. To achieve that purpose, we will encourage and achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance in accordance with the tax laws and regulations ...." ~ Internal Revenue Manual, Chapter 1100, section 1111.1
  • "A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man's business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man's counting house....The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it, men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state." ~ Virginia House Speaker Richard E. Byrd, 1910, predicting what would happen if a federal income tax became law.
  • "Fear is the key element for the IRS in achieving its mission. Without fear, the IRS would have a difficult time maintaining our so-called system of voluntary compliance ...". "Given the opportunity, the IRS will take the easy way out and grab whatever it can ... the IRS does not really care about you and what your future ... may be." ~ Santo Presti, former IRS Criminal Investigation Agent and author of "IRS In Action"
  • "The IRS is an extraordinary example of the end justifying the means. The means of this agency is growth. It is interesting that the revenue officers within the IRS refer to taxpayers as 'inventory'. The IRS embodies the political realities of the selfish human desire to dominate others. Thus the end of this gigantic pretense of officialdom is power, pure and simple. The meek may inherit the earth, but they will never receive a promotion in an agency where efficiency is measured by the number of seizures of taxpayers' property and by the number of citizens and businesses driven into bankruptcy." ~ George Hansen, Congressman and author of "To Harass Our People"
  • "I have sat on many a promotion panel where the first question of panel members was 'How many seizures have you made?'." ~ Joseph R. Smith, eighteen-year IRS agent, testifying before Congress
  • "The agency that is so strict on the way Americans keep their books cannot even pass a financial audit." ~ Ted Stevens, Republican Senator from Alaska
  • "Eight decades of amendments ... to [the] code have produced a virtually impenetrable maze ... The rules are unintelligible to most citizens ... The rules are equally mysterious to many government employees who are charged with administering and enforcing the law." ~ Shirley Peterson, Former IRS Commissioner, April 14, 1993 at Southern Methodist University
  • "... some techniques can be used only in connection with a full-scale program due to the nature of the tax situation and the need to avoid unnecessary taxpayer reaction. An example would be income tax returns compliance efforts aimed at the nonbusiness taxpayer." ~ Internal Revenue Service Manual, section 5221 "Returns Compliance Programs"
  • "This [audit] was made extremely difficult because [IRS] existing systems were not designed to provide ... reliable financial information .. on their operations." ~ Comptroller Bowsher, Government Accounting Office, on the first-ever audit of the IRS in 1993.
  • "The wages of the average American worker, after inflation and taxes, have decreased 17% since 1973, the only Western industrial nation to so suffer." ~ Martin Gross, author of "The Tax Racket: Government Extortion From A to Z"
  • "When you pay social security taxes, you are in no way making provision for your own retirement. You are paying the pensions of those who are already retired. Once you understand this, you see that whether you will get the benefits you are counting on when you retire depends on whether Congress will levy enough taxes, borrow enough, or print enough money ..." ~ W. Allen Wallis, former Chairman of the 1975 Advisory Council on Social Security, May 27, 1976
  • "There is no prospect that today's younger workers will receive all the Social Security and Medicare benefits currently promised them." ~ Dorcas Hardy, former Social Security Commissioner and author of "Social Insecurity", quoted in the December 1995 Reader's Digest
  • "All we have to do now is to inform the public that the payment of social security taxes is voluntary and watch the mass exodus." ~ Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, January 24, 1996
  • "The Constitution prohibits any direct tax, unless in proportion to numbers as ascertained by the census ... [and] ... prohibits Congress from laying a direct tax on the revenue from property of the citizen without regard to state lines ...." ~ United States Supreme Court in Pollack v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Company (1895)
  • "... [the 16th Amendment] conferred no new power of taxation ... [and] .. prohibited the ... power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the beginning from being taken out of the category of indirect taxation to which it inherently belonged ...." ~ United States Supreme Court in Stanton v. Baltic Mining (1916)
  • "To lay with one hand the power of government on the property of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it on favored individuals ... is none the less robbery because it is ... called taxation." ~ United States Supreme Court in Loan Association v. Topeka (1874)
  • "No State shall ... coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts ...." ~ United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1
  • "... bank records are not the depositor's private papers and having given the information to the bank, the depositor has no legitimate expectation of continued privacy ... Records of an individual's accounts with ... banks are not the individual's private papers protected against compulsory production by the 4th Amendment, but instead are the business records of the banks." ~ United States Supreme Court in U.S. vs. Miller
  • "... 100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt ... all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government." ~ Commission report submitted to President Ronald Reagan on January 15, 1984
  • "In 1833, a small group of Socialists met in London, announcing their intentions of converting the British economic system from capitalism to socialism. This group chose the name "Fabian Society". One of the leading members of the Fabian Society, author George Bernard Shaw, perhaps summed it up best when he said, quote: "... Socialism means equality of income or nothing ... under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well." ~ Edgar Wallace Robinson in his 1980 booklet titled "Rolling Thunder"
  • "Of all contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money." ~ Daniel Webster
  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America rise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation." ~ John Adams, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1787
  • "Gold is still the ultimate store of wealth. It's the world's only true money. And there isn't much of it to go around. All of it ever mined would fit into a small building - a 56 foot cube. The annual world production would fit into a 14 foot cube, roughly the size of an ordinary living room. If each Chinese citizen were to buy just one ounce, it would take up the annual supply for the next 200 years." ~ Mark Nestmann, author of "How To Achieve Personal And Financial Privacy In A Public Age"
  • "I see in the near future a crisis approaching. It unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country ... the Money Power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." ~ Abraham Lincoln, just after the passage of the National Banking Act of 1863
  • " ... the privilege of creating and issuing money ... is the government's greatest creative opportunity ... [saving] the taxpayers immense sums of money ...." ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." ~ Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to then Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin
  • Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value - zero. ~ Voltaire
  • The monetary managers are fond of telling us that they have substituted 'responsible money management' for the gold standard. But there is no historic record of responsible paper money management ... The record taken as a whole is one of hyperinflation, devaluation and monetary chaos. ~ Henry Hazlitt
  • The value of paper money is precisely the value of a politician's promise, as high or low as you put that; the value of gold is protected by the inability of politicians to manufacture it. ~ Sir William Rees-Mogg
  • We are in danger of being overwhelmed with irredeemable paper; more paper, representing not gold nor silver; no sir, representing nothing but broken promises, bad faith, bankrupt corporations, cheated creditors, and a ruined people. ~ Daniel Webster
  • The guillotine follows the paper money press, the two machines are complimentary one to the other. ~ Old French saying
  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." ~ Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816.
  • "I hope we shall ... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." ~ Thomas Jefferson to George Logan, 1816.
  • "Give me control over a nation's currency and I care not who makes its laws." ~ Baron M.A. Rothschild (1744 - 1812)
  • "Under the surface, the Rothschilds long had a powerful influence in dictating American financial laws. The law records show that they were powers in the old Bank of the United States [abolished by Andrew Jackson]." ~ Gustav Myers, author of "History of the Great American Fortunes"
  • "... You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the [favor] of the Eternal God, I will rout you out." ~ President Andrew Jackson, upon evicting a delegation of international bankers from the Oval Office
  • "If Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given to be used by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations." ~ Andrew Jackson
  • "The few who can understand the system will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." ~ John Sherman, protégé of the Rothschild banking family, in a letter sent in 1863 to New York Bankers, Ikleheimer, Morton, and Gould, in support of the then proposed National Banking Act
  • ".. we conclude that the [Federal] Reserve Banks are not federal ... but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations ... without day to day direction from the federal government.." ~ 9th Circuit Court in Lewis vs. United States, June 24, 1982
  • "Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are U.S. government institutions. They are not ... they are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the U.S. for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will." ~ Congressman Charles McFadden, Chairman, House Banking and Currency Committee, June 10, 1932
  • "When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover that check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money." ~ Boston Federal Reserve Bank in a publication titled "Putting It Simply"
  • "We make money the old fashioned way. We print it." ~ Art Rolnick, former Chief Economist, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
  • "Historically, the United States has been a hard money country. Only [since 1913] has the United States operated on a fiat money system. During this period, paper money has depreciated over 87%. During the preceding 140 year period, the hard currency of the United States had actually maintained its value. Wholesale prices in 1913 ... were the same as in 1787." ~ Kenneth Gerbino, former chairman of the American Economic Council
  • "About all a Federal Reserve note can legally do is wipe out one debt and replace it with itself, another debt, a note that promises nothing. If anything's been paid, the payment occurs only in the minds of the parties ...." ~ Tupper Saucy, author of "The Miracle On Main Street"
  • "By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose." ~ John Maynard Keynes, economist and author of "The Economic Consequences Of The Peace"
  • "Inflation has now been institutionalized at a fairly constant 5% per year. This has been scientifically determined to be the optimum level for generating the most revenue without causing public alarm. A 5% devaluation applies, not only to the money earned this year, but to all that is left over from previous years. At the end of the first year, a dollar is worth 95 cents. At the end of the second year, the 95 cents is reduced again by 5%, leaving its worth at 90 cents, and so on. By the time a person has worked 20 years, the government will have confiscated 64% of every dollar he saved over those years. By the time he has worked 45 years, the hidden tax will be 90%. The government will take virtually everything a person saves over a lifetime." ~ G. Edward Griffin, historian and author of "The Creature From Jekyll Island"
  • "The real truth of the matter is, and you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last truly honorable and incorruptible American president." ~ President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 23, 1933 in a letter to Colonel Edward Mandell House
  • "... our system of credit is concentrated ... in the hands of a few men ... a power so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that [we had] better not speak above [our] breath when [we] speak in condemnation of it ... We have come to be ... completely controlled ... by ... small groups of dominant men." ~ President Woodrow Wilson
  • "The Founding Fathers of this great land had no difficulty whatsoever understanding the agenda of bankers, and they frequently referred to them and their kind as, quote, "friends of paper money. They hated the Bank of England, in particular, and felt that even were we successful in winning our independence from England and King George, we could never truly be a nation of freemen, unless we had an honest money system. Through ignorance, but moreover, because of apathy, a small, but wealthy, clique of power brokers have robbed us of our Rights and Liberties, and we are being raped of our wealth. We are paying the price for the near-comatose levels of complacency by our parents, and only G-d knows what might become of our children, should we not work diligently to shake this country from its slumber! Many a nation has lost its freedom at the end of a gun barrel, but here in America, we just decided to hand it over voluntarily. Worse yet, we paid for the tyranny and usurpation out of our own pockets with "voluntary" tax contributions and the use of a debt-laden fiat currency!." ~ Peter Kershaw, author of the 1994 booklet "Economic Solutions"
  • "Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo - use in that order." ~ Ed Howdershelt
  • "Mr. Speaker, we are now in Chapter 11 ... Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any bankrupt entity in world history." ~ James Trafficant, Congressman, March 17, 1993 in the Congressional Record
  • "The creation of money exclusively as debt is the critical, destabilizing flaw in the American Economy". ~ author Theodore R. Thoren explains The Truth In Money Book.
  • "We operate here under directives from the White House .. [to] use our grant making power to alter life in the U.S. so that we can comfortably be merged with the Soviet Union." ~ Rowan Gaither, former president of the Ford Foundation, in a 1954 statement to Norman Dodd regarding Congressional investigations of the un-American activities of tax-exempt foundations operating in the U.S.
  • "The war against illegal plunder has been fought since the beginning of the world. But how is ... legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay ... If such a law is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply and develop into a system." ~ Frederic Bastiat, French author of "The Law" (1848)
  • "Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • "The state cannot give a cent to any man without taking it from some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man." ~ William Graham Sumner
  • "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace; We ask not your counsels or your arms; Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." ~ Samuel Adams, Father of the American Revolution.
  • Only when the last tree has been cut down:
    Only when the last river has been poisoned:
    Only when the last fish has been caught:
    Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."
    ~ Cree Indian Prophecy