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14 February 2009 @ 09:41 pm
Scarily Prescient Quotes  
All attributed to Thomas Jefferson:

"Everything predicted by the enemies of banks, in the beginning, is now coming to pass. We are to be ruined now by the deluge of bank paper. It is cruel that such revolutions in private fortunes should be at the mercy of avaricious adventurers, who, instead of employing their capital, if any they have, in manufactures, commerce, and other useful pursuits, make it an instrument to burden all the interchanges of property with their swindling profits, profits which are the price of no useful industry of theirs."


"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."


"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."


"The maxim of buying nothing without the money in our pockets to pay for it would make of our country one of the happiest on earth."


"The system of banking [I] have... ever reprobated. I contemplate it as a blot left in all our Constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its progress the fortunes and morals of our citizens."

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The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Kitteh does not wantamethyst_hunter on February 15th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Can we bring back the guillotine?
Miusheri: jon with tequilamiusheri on February 15th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
We'll probably have to wait until SSI and welfare systems collapse. Once that happens, the angry mobs may well come back.

But wait, American Idol is on! *gag*
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Kitteh does not wantamethyst_hunter on February 16th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
All the more reason to hail the return of Mr. Snippy. Hey, I can sing badly in public too, wanna listen? XD