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Shocking Qoutes About The Banking & Money System From Past Presidents, Founders, & Influential Business Men

Updated on January 30, 2012

In the world of today, banks are such a common entity that most hardly ever think about them. We go there to grab cash out of the ATM, get loans, have plastic debit cards, and pay off mortgages that it seems like no big deal at all.

The U.S. banking system is part of our everyday lives that we hardly ever think twice about it. To a large degree, we have become quite dependent on them. This fact was even more brought to light after the recent financial meltdown during the late 2000s that saw banks, Wall Street, and the housing market in crisis.

Though there are proponents of giving our "trust" to corporations and the few with the means and power to "trickle down" wealth, and their opponents - the so called "complainers" toward the wealthy few, I thought I would let past founders, Presidents, influential business leaders, and Bankers speak directly from their minds and lips about the subject.

So here they are, not from my mind or lips, but theirs.

Thomas Jefferson

"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. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

After reading this quote from Thomas Jefferson, it was most definitely frightening concerning some of the recent practices the American people have been learning about what big business have been up to from reports and statistics.

Is it true about what Thomas Jefferson said about, "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," and is he talking about what many are already complaining about when it comes to how corporations have been behaving for quite some time in the U.S.? Yes, I'm talking about the layoffs and the pay raises their CEO's get by a company's board of directors.

I do believe I have raised my concerns about the elite in America infiltrating and taking over the majority of the seats in government, but, nah, that totally isn't happening.

Once again, I would like to add that this statement comes from a man who was a wealthy plantation owner.

Abraham Lincoln

This passage is from a letter written to William Elkin from Abraham Lincoln:

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.”

This is an actual statement from Lincoln. It isn't a question. It's a premonition. Right now we are questioning whether this is true or not. People today are divided on this subject. Proponents of the trickle down theory and less taxes for the wealthy against opponents who clearly are fearing exactly what Abraham Lincoln is describes is happening now.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, and, yes, I am putting his quote in here for a reason. His quote should be definitely taken into consideration, for he is the President that would set up the central banking system of the United States of America. The Federal Reserve was granted the legal authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes (the U.S. Dollar) and Federal Reserve Bank Notes as legal tender.

After a few years, Wilson would write:

"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

Henry Ford

Yes, it's that Henry Ford who started Ford Motor Company, and became a huge captain of industry within the United States. It should be noted that Ford slammed other car companies for taking bailout money. However, the CEO of Ford lobbied for the bill, and did receive 5.9 billion dollars in government loans in 2009 to retool it's manufacturing plants.

This is the founder, Henry Ford's, quote on the banking system:

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

Once again, I don't even know what to make of that statement. It should be noted that Henry Ford did grow up from modest means. His father was a farmer.

Rothschild Family

The legendary Rothschild banking family of England, one of the most powerful international banking empires in history. There are conspiracies theories that our banking method of high finance and credit is based off their system in the United States, and there's a conspiracy that they control The Federal Reserve.

It should be noted here that the Federal Reserve is a private company and not Federal. There are 12 federal reserve banks in the United States, and they are all owned by big private banks. However, it should also be noted that they don't necessarily run the show.

Nationally, The Federal Reserve System is led by a Board of Governors whose seven members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. However, he private banks do have a voice in regulating the nation’s money supply and setting targets for short-term interest rates. This is a minority voice. Decisions are made by the Federal Open Market Committee, which has a dozen voting members, in which only five of whom come from the banks. The remaining seven, a voting majority, are the Fed’s Board of Governors who, as mentioned, are appointed by the president.

Hmmmm....interesting! It should be noted that the Rothschild Family is one of the most powerful families on the planet, and their system of international central banking has infiltrated every major country on the globe. During the 1800s, the family is believed to have possessed by far the largest private fortune in the world as well as by far the largest fortune in modern world history.

Whether the conspiracy theories are right or whatever, I don't care. You can make up your own mind on that. However, here are the disturbing quotes some members of their family have made.

This passage was taken from the Rothschild brothers writing to associates in New York in 1863:

“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.”

Nathan Rothschild has been quoted in saying, "I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply."

Like I said earlier, these aren't my thoughts nor words. It's not my complaints. These quotes are from influential business leaders, bankers, and Presidents of the past. They haven't been altered.

I'll let you make up your own mind about what to think here about these statements. Whether you discard these quotes or take a moment to really ponder them, you have to admit one thing: They are quite fascinating whether shockingly terrifying or not.


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    • rabbit75 profile image

      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Thank you Angela Brummer. I really do think it is interesting just how these important men truly viewed our credit and financing banking system, and I personally thought it was shocking when I discovered their thoughts and quotes about the subject.

      I'm glad you thought it was interesting as well and thank you for the wonderful comment!

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Wow... your floored me! How truely intersting and insightful of past presidents.

    • rabbit75 profile image

      rabbit75 6 years ago

      charles wade....thank you and I'm really glad you found this hub interesting. I agree that these quotes are absolutely something to take notice and ponder about seriously. Many of these men were at the forefront of our current money system and they saw the potential dangers of what would happen and it seems like it's happening now.

      Thank you for the vote and commenting. I hope more people read this as well.

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      rabbit75 6 years ago

      heya dadibobs, thanks for the vote up...glad you liked the hub.

    • charles wade profile image

      charles wade 6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Voted you up and I hope this gets read, understood and taken seriously.

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      dadibobs 6 years ago from Manchester, England

      With respect to the rothschild family, i have mentioned them on my conspiracy blog,

      Great hub, voted up!!!