Thomas Jefferson and Banks - David Houle
Published: November 2, 2011 at 06:35 PM GMT
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By David Houle
Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest Presidents of the United States. He helped shape the ideal of a citizen's democracy for America. He was a visionary and evidently a futurist. Here is what he said in 1802 about banking institutions:
"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"
What would he think and say about the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon?
David Houle is a futurist, strategist and speaker. He has always been slightly ahead of the curve. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. Most recently, David is a featured contributor to Oprah.com. Check is out here www.oprah.com/davidhoule. David can be contacted at David@DavidHoule.com.
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