Mull that question over. Let me provide a hint.
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.
~ Woodrow Wilson
In 1913, President Wilson caved in to the desires of greedy men. A move resisted by all of the Presidents that preceded him. What Wilson did was unbelievable. With one stroke of a pen, he created the 4th branch of government.
The 4th branch of government was not elected nor voted on by the people. It survives to enslave it's citizens. It sells your work product, your labor, your future to anyone buying a treasury note. A promise that you will pay. And the 4th arm has no oversight. You can't audit it. It has no moral obligation to anything. The 4th arm of government greases the wheels of every war, pays for failed businesses like GM, AIG, and Fannie. It inflates the value of your savings out of existence. The 4th arm of government gives the elite the power they crave. It owns you and there is not a damn thing you can do about it- free men. You aren't free. You have an illusion of freedom. The FED is your master. And unlike you- the FED pays no taxes.
In fact, I can make a pretty good case that the FED is the biggest enemy of our state. That it will destroy our way of life and deliver us to collapse. They're doing it NOW. But don't take my word for it.
Please go back and read the last line of Wilson's quote. That's the guy that signed the FED into law. His statement is clearly remorseful. That's a guy who didn't understand what he did until it was over with. He got conned.
So what's our excuse for letting the unelected, unauthorized, and unaudited fourth branch of government to exist for nearly 100 years?
That's a great question. http://www.petitiononline.com/fedres/petition.html
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