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Thomas Jefferson: Danger of Private Bank Controlling Currency

“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.” Thomas Jefferson

July 14, 2010

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Fifty-six men bravely affixed their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

What sort of men were they? And what became of them? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists, 11 were merchants and nine were farmers or plantation owners. They were well-educated men of means. All of them had a great deal to lose when they voted to defy what was then the most powerful nation on earth. Yet they willingly risked everything when they pledged to each other “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” Read complete article by clicking on Read more ... below

July 2, 2010

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President Garfield Mandate To The People, 1876 … Character of Congress

When giving his centennial address to Congress in 1876, President James Garfield issued the following warning: “Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and …

March 30, 2010

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The Ancient Cicero and His Wisdom for 2010

The Founding Fathers studied this ancient philosopher and defender of freedom………… “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance given to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, …

March 23, 2010

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The Declaration of Independence … from movie, John Adams

March 17, 2010

Thomas Jefferson on Rebellion

“On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?” –Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 12,

March 15, 2010

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Patrick Henry…Vigilance

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” — Patrick Henry

February 24, 2010

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Thomas Jefferson on Commerce

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams,

February 18, 2010

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Samuel Adams on Voting

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is …

February 15, 2010

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George Washington on Happiness

“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” –George Washington, letter to the residents of Boston,

February 5, 2010

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Samuel Adams on Character

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” —Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren,

February 2, 2010

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Thomas Jefferson … Swindling of our Posterity

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” –Thomas Jefferson

January 30, 2010

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Ronald Reagan on Socialism

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.” -Ronald Reagan

January 28, 2010

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James Madison … Abridgment of Freedom

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” –James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention,

January 26, 2010

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Thomas Jefferson

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam,

January 20, 2010

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Samuel Adams

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, …

January 19, 2010

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Thomas Jefferson

“But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter …

January 13, 2010

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Samuel Adams

If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin

January 12, 2010

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Bernanke Says Limiting Fed Independence Would

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said curbing the central bank

November 30, 2009

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