To the editor:
Why is it that the American people don’t learn from their leaders and their history? Two great American presidents saw this current reality and revealed it to us. One of these presidents was a Founding Father; the other was the predictor of the beginning of the end.
Thomas Jefferson once said, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them 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. The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulated.”
After establishing the Federal Reserve central banking system in 1913, Woodrow Wilson said, “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
When are real Americans going to stand up and take back this country? Bailing out bankers is not the answer. The solution lies in returning the power to the people.