Thomas Jefferson Quotes From 1802

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

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

– Thomas Jefferson

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26 Responses to Thomas Jefferson Quotes From 1802

  1. Cornelius says:

    Ever read The Creature From Jekyll Island?

  2. stargazer says:

    The man wan was a farmer, revolutionary, scholar, statesman, scientist, author, architect … and prophet.

  3. jdseanjd says:

    The most appropriate quote, which illuminates the woes of our present World.

    The Central Banksters own the politicians, & dictate policy in our Western “Democracies”.

    They do this, at the top, by the promise of future power & status to the egomaniac dolts, or the threat of loans being called, or blackmail.

    Most importantly, control is exerted through the media. Google: 6 corporations own the media.
    By owning the media, by controlling the mood of the times, & peoples’ opinions, by manufacturing the zeitgeist, control is exerted from the bottom up, through manufactured popular opinion.

    Because, of course, politicians are populist creatures. They chase votes. Votes from a populace indoctrinated to think the way the banksters want them to think.

    The prison bars around our minds are the flimsy pages of the print media, or the invisible ones of the airwaves. Hollywood takes stage, front & centre.

    For a long time I could not make sense of Rothschild’s saying: ” If I control a nation’s currency, I care not who writes its laws.” Then I made the connection. Own & control the media = control the zeitgeist = control the politicians, from both directions.

    As to owning the money supply, what a gorgeous scam that is.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I could not put it better myself.

      Note also the link between the banks, the Oil Companies and Big Pharma
      An interesting paper Bankers Rule the World: “The Network of Global Corporate Control”

      Bankers rule the world. A new Swiss Federal Institute of Technology study says so. Written by Stefania Vitali, James Glattfelder and Stefano Battiston, it’s titled “The network of global corporate control,” saying:

      “We find that transnational corporations from a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions. This core can be seen as an economic ‘super-entity’ that raises new important issues both for researches and policy makers.”….

      The study says 147 powerful companies control an inordinate amount of economic activity – about 40%. Among the top 50, 45 are financial firms. They include Barclays PLC (called most influential), JPMorgan Chase, UBS, and other familiar and less known names.

      Twenty-four companies are US-based, followed by eight in Britain, five in France, four in Japan, and Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands with two each. Canada has one.

      Moreover, “top ranked” companies “hold a control ten times bigger than what could be expected based on their wealth.”

      As a result, they have enormous influence over political, financial, and economic activity….
      Only bottom line priorities and market dominance matter, not human welfare, environmental sanity, peace, equity and justice.

      Transnational giants are the dominant institution of our time – especially financial ones with money power control of everything.

      They decide who governs and how, who serves on courts, what laws are enacted, and whether or not wars are waged. Corporate dominance, especially financial power, and democratic values are incompatible.

      They operate ruthlessly as private tyrannies. They’re predators. We’re prey, and every day we’re eaten alive. They do it because they can…

      The actual paper: The Network of Global Corporate Control

      The bankster controlled trolls have a hissy fit when I post that paper so it must be hitting close to the mark. They also hate G.Edward Griffin. No doubt because he see though them and writes so clearly.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I should also mention that this is NOT CAPITALISM.

      Big corporations = capitalism is another one of those media propaganda lies. Actual ‘capitalism’ died as soon as fractional reserve fiat money was allowed to replace gold and silver as the exchange medium in the USA.

      Article One of the United States Constitution

      Section 10.

      No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility…..

      Unfortunately they did not EXPLICITLY include the Federal government in that prohibition.

      Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, is one of the points where the Banksters are in direct violation of the US Constitution unfortunately the banker owned government in Washington D.C. refuses to enforce the Constitution (so whats new.)

      A landmark Minnesota case, First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Daly (1969) put a glaring spotlight on this failing of the US judicial system.

      ….The courtroom proceedings were recorded by Associate Justice Bill Drexler, whose chief role, he said, was to keep order in a highly charged courtroom where the attorneys were threatening a fist fight. Drexler hadn’t given much credence to the theory of the defense, until Mr. Morgan, the bank’s president, took the stand. To everyone’s surprise, Morgan admitted that the bank routinely created money “out of thin air” for its loans, and that this was standard banking practice. “It sounds like fraud to me,” intoned Presiding Justice Martin Mahoney amid nods from the jurors. In his court memorandum, Justice Mahoney stated:

      Plaintiff admitted that it, in combination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, . . . did create the entire $14,000.00 in money and credit upon its own books by bookkeeping entry. That this was the consideration used to support the Note dated May 8, 1964 and the Mortgage of the same date. The money and credit first came into existence when they created it. Mr. Morgan admitted that no United States Law or Statute existed which gave him the right to do this. A lawful consideration must exist and be tendered to support the Note.

      The court rejected the bank’s claim for foreclosure,… the implications were enormous. If bankers were indeed extending credit without consideration – without backing their loans with money they actually had in their vaults and were entitled to lend – a decision declaring their loans void could topple the power base of the world.

      …Needless to say, however, the decision failed to change prevailing practice, although it was never overruled. … Since that time, a number of defendants have attempted to avoid loan defaults using the defense Daly raised; but they have met with only limited success. As one judge said off the record:

      If I let you do that – you and everyone else – it would bring the whole system down. . . . I cannot let you go behind the bar of the bank. . . . We are not going behind that curtain!


      And so the US judicial system closed ranks to protect the banks and screw the little people. – Did I hear someone whisper “Rule of Law”?

      Now think of ALL those bank foreclosed houses, ALL of those foreclosures were FRAUDULENT explicitly fraudulent according to the USA Constitution.

      *****US Banks Operating Without Reserve Requirements*****

      … Today, bank reserve requirements have fallen to the point where they are now exceeded by vault cash, which means lowering reserve requirements to zero would have virtually no impact on the banking system. US banks are already operating free of any reserve constraints. The graph below shows reserve requirements falling to zero over the last fifty years….

      How many homes were foreclosed on?
      1.4 Million U.S. Properties with Foreclosure Filings in 2013 Down 26 Percent to Lowest Annual Total Since 2007 has a graphs with the numbers.

      What an incredible transfer of wealth ALL FRAUDULENT!

  4. PJ London says:

    Real Science is supporting another of Jefferson’s thoughts ;
    “Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. — Thomas Jefferson”

    My personal Credo :
    ‘”No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.” — Thomas Jefferson”

    PS : “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
    — Thomas Jefferson, 1764
    “Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.” — Thomas Jefferson
    “If ever this vast country is brought under a single government, it will be one of the most extensive corruption, indifferent and incapable of a wholesome care over so wide a spread of surface.
    I see… with the deepest affliction, the rapid strides with which the federal branch of our government is advancing towards the usurpation of all the rights reserved to the States, and the consolidation in itself of all powers, foreign and domestic; and that too, by constructions which, if legitimate, leave no limits to their power.”

  5. Gamecock says:

    Jefferson held the minority view. Alexander Hamilton won out over Jefferson’s dream of an agrarian United States. We are better off for it.

    • David A says:

      Those warning were not in regard to an agrarian society, and if you think we are better off with socialism, then you have not been paying attention.

    • Gail Combs says:

      No we are not. I am deeply ashamed of my ancestor Alexander Hamilton.

  6. Robertv says:

    And they don’t like things they can not print like gold or silver.The Power to Coin and Regulate Money should be in the hands of a government elected by the people.The Federal reserve has nothing to do with Federal like the Patriot Act has nothing to do with patriotism. They are very good in finding misleading names. So you should understand that the Affordable Care Act is not about Care and will not be Affordable. Don’t trust your government as long as it is in the hands of the ‘Federal’ Reserve.

  7. Edmonton Al says:

    This is from an article I read………………….

    1. The Fed is privately owned.? No.

    Its shareholders are private banks. In fact, 100% of its shareholders are private banks. None of its stock is owned by the government.

    2. The fact that the Fed does not get “appropriations” from Congress basically means that it gets its money from Congress without congressional approval, by engaging in “open market operations.”

    Here is how it works: When the government is short of funds, the Treasury issues bonds and delivers them to bond dealers, which auction them off. When the Fed wants to “expand the money supply” (create money), it steps in and buys bonds from these dealers with newly-issued dollars acquired by the Fed for the cost of writing them into an account on a computer screen. These maneuvers are called “open market operations” because the Fed buys the bonds on the “open market” from the bond dealers. The bonds then become the “reserves” that the banking establishment uses to back its loans. In another bit of sleight of hand known as “fractional reserve” lending, the same reserves are lent many times over, further expanding the money supply, generating interest for the banks with each loan. It was this money-creating process that prompted Wright Patman, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1960s, to call the Federal Reserve “a total money-making machine.” He wrote:

    “When the Federal Reserve writes a check for a government bond it does exactly what any bank does, it creates money, it created money purely and simply by writing a check.”

    3. The Fed generates profits for its shareholders.

    The interest on bonds acquired with its newly-issued Federal Reserve Notes pays the Fed’s operating expenses plus a guaranteed 6% return to its banker shareholders. A mere 6% a year may not be considered a profit in the world of Wall Street high finance, but most businesses that manage to cover all their expenses and give their shareholders a guaranteed 6% return are considered “for profit” corporations.

    In addition to this guaranteed 6%, the banks will now be getting interest from the taxpayers on their “reserves.” The basic reserve requirement set by the Federal Reserve is 10%. The website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York explains that as money is redeposited and relent throughout the banking system, this 10% held in “reserve” can be fanned into ten times that sum in loans; that is, $10,000 in reserves becomes $100,000 in loans. Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.8 puts the total “loans and leases in bank credit” as of September 24, 2008 at $7,049 billion. Ten percent of that is $700 billion. That means we the taxpayers will be paying interest to the banks on at least $700 billion annually – this so that the banks can retain the reserves to accumulate interest on ten times that sum in loans.

    The banks earn these returns from the taxpayers for the privilege of having the banks’ interests protected by an all-powerful independent private central bank, even when those interests may be opposed to the taxpayers’ — for example, when the banks use their special status as private money creators to fund speculative derivative schemes that threaten to collapse the U.S. economy. Among other special benefits, banks and other financial institutions (but not other corporations) can borrow at the low Fed funds rate of about 2%. They can then turn around and put this money into 30-year Treasury bonds at 4.5%, earning an immediate 2.5% from the taxpayers, just by virtue of their position as favored banks. A long list of banks (but not other corporations) is also now protected from the short selling that can crash the price of other stocks.

    • Gail Combs says:

      You might want to read Primer on Money the House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency
      Wright Patman (1893-1976) a Democratic representative from Texas, wrote that Primer. He also said on September 29, 1941, as reported in the Congressional Record of the House of Representatives (pages 7582-7583):

      …..When our Federal Government, that has the exclusive power to create money, creates that money and then goes into the open market and borrows it and pays interest for the use of its own money, it occurs to me that that is going too far. I have never yet had anyone who could, through the use of logic and reason, justify the Federal Government borrowing the use of its own money… I am saying to you in all sincerity, and with all the earnestness that I possess, it is absolutely wrong for the Government to issue interest-bearing obligations. It is not only wrong: it is extravagant. It is not only extravagant, it is wasteful. It is absolutely unnecessary.

      “Now, take the Panama Canal bonds. They amounted to a little less than $50,000,000 — $49,800,000. By the time they are paid, the Government will have paid $75,000,000 in interest on bonds of less than $50,000,000. So the Government is paying out $125,000,000 to obtain the use of $49,800,000. That is the way it has worked all along. That is our policy. That is our system. The question is: Should that policy be continued? Is it sane? Is it reasonable? Is it right, or is it wrong? If it is wrong, it should be changed.

      “Now, I believe the system should be changed. The Constitution of the United States does not give the banks the power to create money. The Constitution says that Congress shall have the power to create money, but now, under our system, we will sell bonds to commercial banks and obtain credit from those banks…..

      Of course when he says ‘the Govenment’ he means the US tax payer gets stuck with the bill and we pay 1.5 times in interest from our REAL WEALTH/labor for the banksters fairy dust printed out of thin air magical money.

      Such a good deal!

  8. There Is No Substitute for Victory. says:

    President Jefferson was a true visionary.

    “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.”
    –Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Abigail Adams, 1787

  9. jdseanjd says:

    For an understanding of Federal Central Banking, & fractional reserve banking, & of how the banksters have gained control of the West, I’d recommend Bill Still’s epic documentary: “The Money Masters” 3.5 hrs well spent. Definitely NOT boring. His thesis is that a money system need not be based on Gold, & that the crucial factor in an economy is the supply of money.

    For example, as Milton Friedman said, the Fed increased the money supply by 62% in the roaring 20s to induce a euphoric feeling of, “this can go on forever”, then precipitated the ’29 crash by pulling dealers “short money”, & restricted the money supply by 27% to prolong the Great Depression.

    The banksters had become afraid, during the 20s, that corporations were funding themselves from the profits of their enterprise, such that bank loans were becoming redundant.

    is a fine place to start.

    HT to Edmonton Al, John of Old Ford Bow says try these two sites I chanced upon today :

    Blow the whistle on the Rothschilds, get arsenic poisoning?


    I’d never heard a dickie bird about Hungary chucking out the central banking scam. Shows you how well controlled our MSM are, I suppose.

    Something on this site you might care to look into, Gail, the Khazars.

    Gail, I shall think of you henceforth as one of the many teachers I got a finger wagging (& sometimes rather more) from for scrapping in the playground, & hereby award you the sobriquet “Teach”, if that’s OK with you? 🙂

    • Gail Combs says:

      Fine by me but do not forget who Teach is/was to those of us in North Carolina.

      The reason for gold and silver as money is rather simple. It takes the money supply out of the hands of the manipulators. Gold and silver also will increase as the balance between goods and money changes.

      No one will mine gold or silver if the balance makes gold “cheap” but once gold becomes more “expensive’ then it pays to mine gold or silver.

      This is why the the Austrian School of Economics is for gold or any stable money supply and very much against Fractional Reserve Banking.
      You might enjoy Mises on Money

      …Carl Menger, founder of the Austrian School of Economics, started to unravel the mystery of money in the late 19th century. Ludwig von Mises finally cut the Gordian knot…

      While Mises’ monetary writings should be required reading for any educated citizen, it can be challenging to parse some of the technical language. That is where Gary North comes in. In Mises on Money, Dr. North lucidly explains all the essential tenets of Mises’ monetary theory, with his inimitable incisiveness and style. He methodically walks the reader through such topics as the origin of money, Mises’ “regression theorem”, fractional reserve banking, and the Austrian Business Cycle Theory. He explains why money is not “neutral,” and why price stabilization is a chimera. After reading this short work, you will have a firm understanding of Austrian monetary theory, and will be in prime condition to tackle Mises’ own writings on the subject….

      As someone who has tried to slog through Mises writings, I strongly recommend Gary North instead. He certainly should be required reading but don’t expect the banker run school system to agree. Heck they teach NOTHING about economics to high schools students not even how to balance a checkbook or what compound interest is.

      • jdseanjd says:

        Thanks Gail, Teach it is. I grinned top to bottom 😉 of that site.
        Soon as I get some time, Ha, I’ll delve into pirate’s cove. 🙂

        Yes I like Mises, they make sense.

        In particular, I read an essay regarding the inevitable death of fiat currency, which is where we’re at in history right now.

        The reason Gold must NOT be the basis for the currency to replace the fiat $dollar, is that the Rothschilds, (& the Vatican Jesuits, for 1700 yrs ?) have been obsessively collecting gold since the 1800s. They have far too much of the World’s gold, & would therefore retain far too much power.
        Unless it can be “liberated”, of course, a la Karen Hudes.

        Gold has little intrinsic value, beyond it’s pretty & does not oxidise.
        You can’t eat the stuff, you can’t build a house with it, & you can’t plant it & expect any crop. It’s purely a symbol of value. Tally sticks, feathers & sea shells have fulfilled the function of a medium of exchange of value in the past, & may well again in our rather uncertain future. See Bill Still’s 3.5 hr film I mentioned earlier.

        Bitcoin is attempting to achieve status as an alternative currency, & I wish it all the best.

        One thing we must get back into our World is competition, which is steadily being driven from it by the Banksters credo: “Competition is Sin”.

        I see competition in currencies, whereby probity & efficiency are rewarded, while monopoly & its concomitant corruption, are penalised, as a necessity rather than desirable.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “Blow the whistle on the Rothschilds, get arsenic poisoning?”

      Congressman Mcfadden died of poisoning at a banquet.

      So did the Judge that ruled against the Morgan bank in 1969 case ” First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Daly”

      …Justice Mahoney, who was not dependent on campaign financing or hamstrung by precedent, went so far as to threaten to prosecute and expose the bank. He died less than six months after the trial, in a mysterious accident that appeared to involve poisoning….

      President Woodrow Wilson in his 1961 book “The New Freedom”

      Pg. 24:
      Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.

      They know that America is not a place of which it can be said, as it used to be, that a man may choose his own calling and pursue it just as far as his abilities enable him to pursue it; because to-day, if he enters certain fields, there are organizations which will use means against him that will prevent his building up a business which they do not want to have built up; organizations that will see to it that the ground is cut from under him and the markets shut against him….

      Do I think the Puppet Masters will kill to retain their power? Of course they will. They OWN the law and have for a hundred years or more.

  10. Has no one on here read American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side, or The Jeffersonian Crisis: Courts and Politics in the Young Republic?

    Thomas Jeffersonian on the French Revolution: “The liberty of the whole earth was depending on the issue of the contest, and was ever such a prize won with so little innocent blood? My own affections have been deeply wounded by some of the martyrs to this cause, but rather than it should have failed I would have seen half the earth desolated; were there but an Adam and an Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is.”

  11. Andy says:

    meanwhile seems like someone used banks to buy bullets again in the USA

    That’s capitalism at it finest for you 🙂


  12. D. Self says:

    The evil that our foundning fathers defeated is the same evil we face today. My family has been on the US soil since the 1600’s and fought in every war since the French and Indian war. I am not going to give into these overlords ever.

  13. reformedii says:

    IKE, and even the lib icon JFK BOTH acted in ways that we should investigate.

    “Beware the military industrial complex” was actually a more complicated response.
    And, JFK had taken actions to “limit” [maybe get away from] the FED.

    I think this nation once “under God” should now be called a nation ‘out for the buck.” GREED is mentioned more in the Scriptures than the sins we all acknowledge. We are a nation of greed!

    The FED holds about the same amount of “our” debt as China. How about ending the FED? Put the boards & CEO’s in jail [OR better yet behind a 10’ tall fence in West Texas] & let them eat cake. That would eliminate a lot of “our” debt!

  14. Gamecock says:

    “Bankster” is hipster for Jew.

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