Thomas Jefferson knew what he was talking about when he made that quote in the early 1800s. He knew the danger of a Central Bank controlling the wealth of a nation. He knew the personal characteristics that allow one to excel at banking also make one deprived of certain moral values and ethics, leaving them unsuitable for positions effecting the public good. If Thomas Jefferson were to view the state of our nation today, he would concede defeat to the banks and pray for the future of humanity. He would implore the populace to educate itself on their own circumstance and to arm themselves with the knowledge needed to once again begin a struggle for liberty. “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive” Jefferson once opined, seemingly aware of the ever-present danger to our liberties from those who possess the want and desire to control everything. He would wish for the citizens of this country to be free from absolute control and tyranny and would be the first to state that knowledge is the key to liberty.

16.8 trillion and counting – I may be the victim of “fuzzy math”, but the last I knew 700 billion plus 787 billion equaled 1.487 trillion. That was supposedly the combined cost of the “banking bailout” and the “economic stimulus package”. Somehow, those costs have now risen to over 16.8 trillion dollars, with the destination of a large amount of it undisclosed. That is over 16 trillion dollars that you, me and our children’s children will be paying back to the Central Bank with interest in perpetuity. For those of us who still don’t know or continue to find it hard to believe, this 16 trillion is being borrowed by our government from the United States Federal Reserve Bank, or the Central Bank of the United States of America. Here are a few quick facts on the Federal Reserve Bank:

· The Federal Reserve Bank is the Central Bank of the United States of America.

· It is not part of the United States Government.

· It is privately owned.

· It prints, owns and controls the flow of all of our currency. (take a look at the top of a dollar bill)

Use that information to put everything that you know about the “national debt” into context: When our government claims they are paying for bailouts and economic programs, what they are in fact doing is borrowing the money from the Federal Reserve and promising our future tax payments as payback with interest. When our politicians speak of “national debt“, they are in fact referring to the amounts that we, the taxpayers, now owe to the Central Bank. The Central Bank has effectively accumulated all of our wealth through the designed propagation of a never ending cycle of debt and repayment. In essence, they lend you your own money and you pay them back with interest. This is why the United States was created, to separate and be free from these sort of tactics that were ruining Europe at the end of the 18th century. Jefferson knew it. Andrew Jackson knew it. While fighting the formation of what we now have today he said: “The bold effort the present (central) bank had made to control the government … are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it.” Abraham Lincoln knew it. He said: “The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.” He then printed US backed currency throughout the civil war and had planned on making it the staple of the nation before he was murdered. John F. Kennedy knew it. That is why he created Executive Order 11110, which decreed that the power to print currency should be returned to the control of the United States government. Six months later he was murdered. Within the next five years, the 6 billion in US backed “silver certificate” currency that he had printed and distributed was quietly devaluated (though the silver that backed it remained intact) and removed from circulation.

The Federal Reserve prints the money, loans us the money, takes the loaned money from us, lines their pockets and makes us pay them back with interest. Their profits are, to the ordinary man, unbelievable. Their subsidiaries are uncountable. Their influence is immeasurable. Whatever it is that you do today you can be sure that it is only because you are allowed to do it. When any group controls all of the money, that group controls everything. So what can you do about it? Get educated and educate those around you.

We’re not in Kansas anymore – It has been widely suggested that we need to “pull back the curtain and let the American public see who is behind it pulling the strings”. I would argue that we first need to convince the American public that a curtain exists and that there is someone behind it “pulling the strings”. Until then, it would only add confusion to ignorance. Aside from the faithful fanatics that have been preaching in vain all these years and very few others, not many Americans are aware of what is happening. It isn’t being reported in the news, which only confirms another of Thomas Jefferson‘s famous quotes: “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” It isn’t being spoken about at church, at parties, sporting events, fishing trips. It is a complete lack of knowledge by the public that is allowing these backhanded events to continue unchecked. The world needs to be educated and matters must be discussed. We need to get the word out, because it already is too late.

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