"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our
liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a
moneyed aristocracy that has set the Government at defiance.
The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored
to the people to whom it properly belongs."
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)