Some quotes I've collected through the years....
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. – Henry Ford
"These international bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government."
"We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are U.S. government institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies; domestic swindlers, rich and predatory money lenders which prey upon the people of the united States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers. The Federal Reserve Banks are the agents of the foreign central banks. The truth is the Federal Reserve Board has usurped the Government of the United States by the arrogant credit monopoly which operates the Federal Reserve Board." -Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking & Currency Committee, speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, June 10, 1932
"Examining the organization and function of the Federal Reserve Banks, and applying the relevant factors, we conclude that the Reserve Banks are not federal instrumentalities for purposes of the FTCA, but are independent, privately-owned and locally controlled corporations." -Lewis vs. U.S., 680 F. 2d 1239, 1241]
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."
John Adams 1735 - 1826
"If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the minds worst disease."
-Sent-ts'an, c. 700 C.E.
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
"All Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer
"We understand why children are afraid of darkness, but why are men afraid of light?"
"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them."
"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
--Aesop (~550 BC)
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.