Famous Quotes



I challenge those that refuse to see what is happening to our economy to examine history.  There are those that are quick to discount the truth of our economic situation as “conspiracy theory”.  I would argue that any analysis with its basis lacking any supporting evidence is a foolish analysis.  At the same time, conclusions that have their basis in facts and history are not conspiracy theories- but rather intelligent analysis.  This requires free thinking, rather than mindlessly believing what you are told and indoctrinated with. 

My challenge to you is to research the Federal Reserve and its beginnings.  Research the United Nations, and examine decisions made by past presidents, and our current president.  I challenge you to educate yourself, and think freely.  When you are able to recognize our real and true “situation”, you will be opening the doors to strategy and safety. 

Thomas Jefferson: 1816 “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 wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

James Madison : “History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it’s issuance.”

Abraham Lincoln : “The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, and more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces as public enemies all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.”

Lewis vs. United States, 680 F. 2d 1239 9th Circuit 1982: “The regional Federal Reserve banks are not government agencies. …but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations.” 

Ben Franklin’s Autobiography (Cause of Revolutionary War): “The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction.  The inability of the colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the international bankers was the prime reason for the Revolutionary War.”

Milton Friedman:  The Money Masters 1995  “The evidence persuades me that at least a third of the price rise during and just after WWI is attributable to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System…and that the severity of each of the major contractions – 1920-21, 1929-33 and 1937-38 is directly attributable to acts of commission and omission by Reserve authorities…Any system which gives so much power and so much discretion to a few men, so that makes – excusable or not – can have such far reaching effects, is a bad system.  It is a bad system to believers in freedom just because it gives a few men such power without any effective check by the body politic.”

Governor Morris in a letter to James Madison: “The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest.  They always did.  They always will…They will have the same effect here as elsewhere, if we do not, by the power of government, keep them in their proper spheres.”

Cicero- 55BC:  The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officaldom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt.  People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”

Ben Bernanke: November 8, 2002 on Milton Friedman’s 90th Birthday  “Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve.  I would like to say to Milton and Anna:  Regarding the Great Depression.  You’re right, we did it.  We’re very sorry.”

Ben Bernanke: June 7, 2009  “It’s not tax money……we simply use the computer to mark up the size of the account that they have with the Fed.  It’s much more akin to printing money than it is to borrowing.”

Milton Friedman  “Inflation is taxation without legislation”

Andrew Jackson (Addressing a Bank Bill Veto): “It is not our own citizens only who are to receive the bounty of our Government.  More than eight millions of the stock of this bank are held by foreigners.   Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country?  Controlling our currency, receiving our public moneys, and holding thousands of our citizens in dependence would be more formidable and dangerous than a military power of the enemy….. If government would confine itself to equal protection, and as Heaven does its rains, shower its favor alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.  In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles.”

President Woodrow Wilson: 1916 “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. 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.”

President Franklin Roosevelt: Nov. 21, 1933 “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

Robert Kennedy, former U.S. Attorney-General, 1967: “All of us will ultimately be judged on the effort we have contributed to building a New World Order.” 

Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court : “The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise their power from behind the scenes.”

Nebraska State Senator Peter Hoagland : “Fundamental Bible-believing people do not have the right to indoctrinate their children in their religious beliefs because we, the state, are preparing them for the year 2000, when America will be part of a one-world global society and their children will not fit in.”

Karl Wojtyla: AKA Pope John Paul II “By the end of this decade we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations…a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of survival. One world government is inevitable.”

Abraham Lincoln (in justification for printing greenbacks to pay for Civil War): “The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers.  The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme perogative of government, but it is the government’s greatest creative opportunity.  By the adoption of these principles…the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest.  Money will cease to be master and become servant of humanity.”

Otto Von Bismark- Chancellor of Germany 1865 commenting on the death of Abraham Lincoln: “The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom.  There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots…I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America, and use it systematically to corrupt modern civilization.  They will not hesitate to plunge the whole of Christendom into wars and chaos in order that the earth should become their inheritance.”

Mayer Amschel Rothschild 1828 “Allow me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who writes the laws.”

Salmon P. Chase 1865: “My agency in promoting the passage of the National Banking Act was the greatest financial mistake in my life.  It has built up a monopoly which affects every interest in the country.”

Henry Kissinger: May 21, 1992 Evian France  “Today, Americans would be outraged if U.N. Troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful.  This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence.  It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil.  The one thing every man fears is the unknown.  When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government.”

U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater from his 1964 book “No Apologies: “The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power–Political, Monetary, Intellectual, and Ecclesiastical.”

Milton Friedman: Opinion Journal (22 July 2006):“Keynes was a great economist.  In every discipline, progress comes from people who make hypotheses, most of which turn out to be wrong, but all of which ultimately point to the right answer.  Now Keynes, in “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money”, set forth a hypothesis which was a beautiful one, and it really altered the shape of economics.  But it turned out that it was a wrong hypothesis.  That doesn’t mean that he wasn’t a great man!”

Congressman Louis T. McFadden : “The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers.”

Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. , 1913: “This [Federal Reserve Act] establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President [Wilson} signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized….the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.”

Milton Friedman:  Interview May 2004:  “There are four ways in which you can spend money.  You can spend your own money on yourself.  When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money.  Then you can spend your own money on somebody else.  For example, I buy a birthday present for someone.  Well, then I’m not so careful about the content of the present, but I’m very careful about the cost.  Then I can spend somebody else’s money on myself.  And if I spend somebody else’s money on myself, then I’m sure going to have a good lunch!  Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else.  And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get.  And that’s government.  And that’s close to 40% of our national income.”

Congressman Louis T. McFadden in 1932: “We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.”

Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863: “The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it’s profits or so dependent on it’s favors, that there will be no opposition from that class.”

Congressman Wright Patman, Congressional Record, Sept 30, 1941: “The Federal Reserve bank buys government bonds without one penny…”

Eustace Mullins: “…the increase in the assets of the Federal Reserve banks from 143 million dollars in 1913 to 45 billion dollars in 1949 went directly to the private stockholders of the [federal reserve] banks.”

Sir Josiah Stamp, former President, Bank of England : “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.”

James A. Garfield, President of the United States : “Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.”

George Herbert Walker Bush: September 11, 1990: “Out of these troubled times, our objective? a new world order can emerge? Today, that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we have known.”

George Herbert Walker Bush: “What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea – a new world order…to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind…based on shared principles and the rule of law…The illumination of a thousand points of light…The winds of change are with us now?”

Jonathan Winston Howard: March 13, 2003 in an National Address to the Australian’s “The decade of the nineteen nineties was meant to have been one in which a New International Order, free of the by polar rivalry of earlier days, was to have been established”

Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli of England, in 1844“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”

Professor of History Carroll Quigley, Georgetown University, in his book “Tragedy and Hope”:“The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the American Branch of a society which originated in England … (and) … believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established.”

General Douglas MacArthur : “I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.”

President Harry Truman : “For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from it’s original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy making arm of the government.”

Mayor (1918-1925) John F. Hylan of New York :“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation.”

President Bill Clinton 3-22-94, MTV’s “Enough is Enough” :“When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of freedom to Americans…” “And so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it. That’s what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the Housing Projects, about how
we’re going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make the people feel safer in their communities”

Bill Clinton USA Today–3-11-93, page 2a:“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.”

Janet Reno:“Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal”

David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991:  “We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto determination practiced in past centuries”

George W. Malone, U.S. Senator (Nevada), speaking before Congress in1957: “I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election….It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!”

Nicholas Murray Butler, in an address delivered before the Union League of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1915 : “The old world order changed when this war-storm broke. The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption. The old world order died with the setting of that day’s sun and a new world order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow.”  

Dr. Augustus O. Thomas, president of the World Federation of Education Associations (August 1927), quoted in the book “International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World”(1931): “If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands.”

H. G. Wells, in his book entitled “The New World Order” (1939) : “… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the new world order … and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.”

Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, in an article entitled “Rockefeller Bids Free Lands Unite: Calls at Harvard for Drive to Build New World Order” — New York Times (February 1962) : “The United Nations, he told an audience at Harvard University, ‘has not been able–nor can it be able–to shape a new world order which events so compellingly demand.’ … The new world order that will answer economic, military, and political problems, he said, ‘urgently requires, I believe, that the United States take the leadership among all free peoples to make the underlying concepts and aspirations of national sovereignty truly meaningful through the federal approach.”

Thomas Edison: “If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill.  The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good also.  The difference between the bond and the bill is the bond lets money brokers collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%, where as the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly in some useful way.  It is absurd to say that our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency.  Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people.”

Excerpt from an article in the New York Times (February 1972): “He [President Nixon] spoke of the talks as a beginning, saying nothing more about the prospects for future contacts and merely reiterating the belief he brought to China that both nations share an interest in peace and building a new world order.”

Richard A. Falk, in an article entitled  “Toward a New World Order: Modest Methods and Drastic Visions,” in the book “On the Creation of a Just World Order” (1975) :“The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species.”

Brent Scowcroft (August 1990), quoted in the Washington Post (May 1991) : “We believe we are creating the beginning of a new world order coming out of the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet antagonisms.”  

Article by Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in the Wall Street Journal (April 1992): “How I Learned to Love the New World Order”

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995) : “We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.”

Alan Greenspan : “If all currencies are moving up or down together, the question is: relative to what? Gold is the canary in the coal mine. It signals problems with respect to currency markets. Central banks should pay attention to it.”

Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815: “When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes… Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”

Thomas Paine : “Money, when considered as the fruit of many years’ industry, as the reward of labor, sweat and toil, as the widow’s dowry and children’s portion, and as the means of procuring the necessaries and alleviating the afflictions of life, and making old age a scene of rest, has something in it sacred that is not to be sported with, or trusted to the airy bubble of paper currency.”

Henry Ford : “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

Jeremy Charlesworth, manager of the Moonraker Commodities fund: “Yet the European Union has decided that the solution to the debt crisis is even more debt and confidence in the recovery package has now evaporated. When people abandon bonds and Western currencies they will look for real assets, which can’t be created at the touch of a button.” 

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