"The government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency
and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and
the buying power of consumers. By adoption of these principles, the
taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to
be master and become the servant of humanity."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
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Awful! Didn't Lincoln know that when you create money out of nothing you don't create spending power, you just steal spending power from everybody else's dollars. It's a stinky lie to try to steal money from the taxpayers by the hidden tax of inflation, so that Lincoln could fight his war to preserve the (Oh so holy) union, to end state's rights in favor of consolidated federal government, and to retain the southern economic resources. Also, "the servant of humanity"? Try the servant of the bankers...to the disadvantage of humanity!
 -- Johnson, Gainesville, FL     
    I suppose Johnson from Gainesville did not know that Lincoln approached the bankers for money only to discover the trick by which they subvert the government. So he issued interest-free notes -- the real reason he was assassinated. If Americans understood the money system they would realize that only gold and silver are lawful money, and the 'notes' are but promises to pay -- which is necessary for carrying out business but should never become compulsory to accept in lieu of cash (i.e. gold and silver). The truth is that the government can print up their own notes interest-free and spend them into circulation. The only tax would be the inflation that comes with a fiat currency -- and it would affect all currency holders equally. If the government can print a T-bill, it can print a dollar bill -- the Federal Reserve is an absolute scam. Lincoln went around the banksters and paid for it with his life. There were many fronts upon which America was being attacked and the bankers ran the whole thing -- the Rothschilds financed the North through the Bank of England and they financed the South through the Bank of France -- the bankers won in the end and all Americans were reduced to subjects (i.e. slaves) of the federal government.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Abe made a lot of mistakes, but this one is a whopper!
     -- S. Engel, Fredericksburg     
    What a great idea, if you can't borrow money then make your own! <--- sarcasm ... Lincoln controlled the crisis by controlling the money, increasing government control over the people. Today's crisis? The global warming scam (will cost us billions of dollars). The new world order (the United Nations) is leading the charge, banks will profit, and our freedoms will be decreased for the greater good of saving the world. Ice ages have occurred numerous times over millions of years. Temperature has gradually increased with natural variation for 40,000 years, but Al Gore (not a scientist but a politician) selectively shows we are all doomed in 50-100 years by looking at 1,000 years of natural temperature and CO2 (only 3.5% of the air around us) variation. 95% of the greenhouse effect is caused by water vapor, the other 5% by ocean biological activity, decaying plants (leaves), volcanoes (near their mouth is a really dumb place to measure average CO2 in the world), animal activity (cow dung), and other factors that Gore totally ignores, because they don't help his emotional presentation of global doom. Control the Crisis ... Control the World
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    He was so right.This is the key against world gov. and many other problem of today. The gov should issue the currency free of interest. To learn about it, watch the history of the bankers on google video: THE MONEY MASTERS: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-515319560256183936&q=THE+MONEY+MASTERS&total=615&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0 FREEDOM TO FASCISM: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173&q=FREEDOM+AARON&total=455&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0 MONEY AS DEBT: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-9050474362583451279&q=MONEY+AS+DEBT&total=1297&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0
     -- Peace, canada     
    Lincoln is so right... Like Kennedy, he refused to be a pawn and did what he felt was right for the American People. The Federal Reserve Bank is in control and profiting off of everything whether it is through manipulating the media, the economy, and of course, WAR! The aren't even creating money to each loan that is made which continues to keep this country in debt. It's all a scam and we are collateral to their debt (slavery). If the government was in control of money-making with interest-free notes. The common man of this country would be more free of debt and anxiety of paying it... And I have yet to see a President who will actually stand for his country than being a puppet of Wall Street since Kennedy.
     -- Thomas James, Mville, Va     
    I think Mr Archer has it on the nail & as soon as people start to understand it, we will be one step closer to enriching our lives & not those of lazy assholes....
     -- Darrell MacLennan, East London     
    A deeper question is, What affiliation did the first Rothschild, who by the way was really Mayer Amschell Bauer, have??? Answer Bauer was a Jesuit priest!!!Just check on Google Vatican Banker RothschildCatholic. "Today the large banking and financial business of the Catholic Church is an extensive system interlocked with the Rothschilds and the rest of the International Banking system." quote from http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/how-the-rothschild-dynasty-operates. America is attack. Your constitution stands in the way of full Catholic control. Americas Protestant heritage is drawing the anger of the Catholics beware America they are soon to take full control and then you will know who is behind the Global Financial Crash. Watch the Money Masters on Google or Youtube.
     -- David, Australia     
    For those who think the government shouldn't print money, remind yourself of today's alternative: 1) Taxes 2) Borrowing at interest, that must be paid back with - hold your breath - taxes. If the government spends, and it can't print money - it has to come from YOU. This removes money from the private sector and makes you poorer unless there is constant deflation.
     -- Andrew, Iowa     
    The 1st amendment to the constitution. " Only Congress Shall Coin Money And Regulate The Value Thereof." Not the privately owned federal reserve bank, which is not part of the federal government !!!
     -- Anonymous, Ken, Illinois     
    It was debt free money...money should serve you, not the other way around. If they can print it why do they charge interest (federal reserve)? They are stockholders, that gain profits off of us, wake up and study history.
     -- liberty, clearwater,fl     
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