“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…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.”

– Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)

  • “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”

    - Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.