Notable Quotables

Quotes from our Fearless Leaders

Robert Clarkson

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"When someone says they are a socialist, you immediately know 2 things:

1.  They know nothing about free enterprise economics,
2.  They know nothing about socialist economics."

"Remember to be good to your friends and bad to your enemies. Not good to your enemies and bad to your friends like most people."

- Robert B. Clarkson

"Politicians hate the Constitution! They hate it because it limits their power!"

- Robert B. Clarkson

"We advocate not paying taxes you do not owe. Paying the taxes you do owe is bad enough - paying the ones you do not owe is tragic."

- Robert B. Clarkson


"The creators of this Creature called the income tax, engineered their system to manipulate you into staying in your comfort zones. With a little bit of patriotism and a little bit of fear tactic mixed into a pot of inflation and deflation, they have been able to keep the people confused, intimidated and obedient for over 88 years.

But now the truth about the fraudulent origin and operations of the Federal Reserve System and the Internal Revenue Service have been revealed to the American people. You can no longer claim ignorance of the truth. You must acknowledge it or reject it. The choice is yours. And the consequences of your decision will rest on the shoulders of your children and future generations of Americans."

Sherry Peel Jackson, 2002

"Today we have a different morality. It is 'Do unto others before others can do unto you!' and 'If the shoe fits, steal it!'"

- Jimmy R

I don't consider myself to be someone else's resource. I am a person!"

- Jimmy R


"You have heard of the Midas Touch where everything a man touch's turns to gold? Well, then there is the Government Touch where everything the government touches turns to -- well, you fill in the blank."

- Brother Larry

So you want your Social Security? Have you not "forsaken [God] and served other gods"? And did not God "solemnly forewarn [the Israelites], and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them."? The King (gov't) will take your sons ..., daughters ..., a tenth of grain .... "And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the LORD will not hear you in that day." (I Sam. 8)

Be very, very wary of a government that promises to take care of you from the cradle to the grave. If you are lucky enough to make it out of the cradle, you will most assuredly go to an early grave ... after your "value to society" is spent, and all in the name of the "common good!"

- Brother Larry

It is ironic that one of the last vestiges (visable traces) of our belief in a sovereign God is found on our currency: 'IN GOD WE TRUST.' It is no longer 'In God we trust,' but rather 'IN GOVERNMENT WE TRUST!' in almost all aspects of our lives from the cradle to the grave. Moreover, the mere fact this is on PAPER Federal Reserve Notes makes it less of an issue of 'trust,' and one more of 'blind faith!'

- Brother Larry

Quotes from Others

Quotes on Taxes & Budgeting

"We don't pay taxes; the little people pay taxes." 

- Leona Helmsley, July, 1989

"Actually the budget is very easy to understand.......half goes to the military, half goes to social programs and the other half goes to the national debt."

- Thanes, Greenville News

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

- Winston Churchill

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

- Voltaire (1764)

Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

Quotes on Freedom & Liberty

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
Attributed to Davy Crocket, & Barry Goldwater

"No man escapes when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cried "Appease! Appease!" are hanged by those they tried to please." -- anonymous

A Patriot is merely a rebel at the start. In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce and brave man, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

- Mark Twain

"In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me."
- Rev. Martin Niemoller, German Lutheran Pastor arrested and sent to Dachau in 1938.

Voluntarism Quotes

"We are, after all, asking taxpayers to voluntarily pay over their taxes to us." U.S. Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson (2/14/2003) 

"Look at our tax system. If people didn't voluntarily comply, there is no way that we could collect $2 trillion worth of money from the population without willing cooperation." Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill (7/9/2002) 

"It's a voluntary system. If people don't perceive it to be fair, people won't voluntarily comply. We are struggling to maintain ground on voluntary compliance." Senator Bob Kerrey (3/6/1997) 

"Let me point this out now: Your income tax is 100 percent voluntary tax, and your liquor tax is 100 percent enforced tax. Now, this situation is as different as night and day." Dwight Avis, head of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, 1953

More Quotes, General Topics

"There's three things to remember: claim everything, explain nothing, deny everything."

- Senator Prescott Bush (Bones 1917)

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on."

- George W. Bush,
(joking) at a Gridiron Club dinner,
Washington, D.C., March 2001.

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

"If My People, who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their evil doings and will heal their Nation."

- God. See I Chronicles 7:14.

"Men occasionally stumble over truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."

Winston Churchill

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws!"

- Tacitus (A.D. 55-130)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
-- Pericles (430 B.C.)

Former President Ronald Reagan Calls For A Tax Revolution

�Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.�
       - President Ronald Reagan

"The entire income tax structure was created by Karl Marx; it has no justification in getting the
government needed revenue."

- Gov. Ronald Reagan, 1968

�Our Federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counter-productive. The present tax system of taxation reeks with injustice and is fundamentally Un-American, its earned a rebellion and it is time that we rebelled.�  Pres. Ronald Reagan, 1983

"100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt and by federal government contributions to transfer payments. In other words all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from their government."
  Pres. Ronald Reagan, 1984

�Our system of taxation has turned into something completely foreign to our nature - something complicated, unfair, and in a fundamental sense, un-American. Well my friends, the time has come for a second revolution. We the people must unite. Those who have been elected to positions of public trust must show true leadership and political courage. For the sake of our strength and prosperity as a nation, but most of all for the sake of our families, we must take this next step toward freedom.�

�We want to do away with a tax code that reflects years of lobbying efforts by powerful special interests. Instead we need a tax code for main street America. The patriots of yesterday argued, Why should the fruits of our labor go to the crown across the sea? Well, in the same sense, we ask today: Why should the fruits of our labors go to that Capitol across the river? Our tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counter-productive. It�s earned a rebellion, and its time we rebelled."   Pres. Ronald Reagan, 1985

(More Reagan Quotes)

Quotes by Statesmen

"While many in Congress are happy to criticize HMOs today, the public never hears how the present system was imposed upon the American people by federal law. In fact, one very prominent Senator now attacking HMOs is on record in the 1970s lauding them. As usual, government intervention in the private market failed to deliver the promised benefits and caused unintended consequences, but Congress never blames itself for the problems created by bad laws. Instead, we are told more government- in the form of "univeral coverage"- is the answer."     -- Ron Paul, US Congressman from Texas. Free-Market Medicine

Quotes by Former President

"The fundamental basis of this nation's law was given to Moses on the mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State." - HARRY S TRUMAN'S Address to Attorney General's Conference on Law Enforcement, Washington, DC February 15, 1950.

Quotes with a Touch of Humor

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill

If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -- Ronald Reagan (1986)

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." -- Mark Twain

No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866)

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain

There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress. -- Mark Twain

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. --G. Gordon Liddy

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Dougla s Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. -- P.J. O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -- Voltaire (1764)

Talk is cheap ... except when Congress does it. -- unknown

Constitution Quotes and Patriotic Maxims


Marbury v. Madison, 5 US 137 (1803)
The Constitution of these United States is the supreme law of the land. Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution is null and void of law.

And again...
"It is also not entirely unworthy of observation, that in declaring what shall be the supreme law of the land, the constitution itself is first mentioned; and not the laws of the United States generally, but those only which shall be made in pursuance of the constitution, have that rank.

Thus, the particular phraseology of the constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the constitution is void, and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument."

Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 US 105
No state shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and attach a fee to it.

Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham, 373 US 262
If the state converts a liberty into a privilege, the citizen can engage in the right with impunity.

U.S. v. Bishop, 412 US 346
If you�ve relied on prior decisions of the supreme Court, you have the perfect defense for willfulness.

Owen v. Independence, 100 S.C.T. 1398, 445 US 622
Officers of the court have no immunity, when violating a Constitutional right, from liability. For they are deemed to know the law.

Boyd v. U.S., 116 U.S. 616
The court is to protect against any encroachment of Constitutionally secured liberties.

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436
There rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation, which would abrogate them.

Norton v. Shelby County, 118 U.S. 425
An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.

Miller v. U.S., 230 F.2d. 486, 489
The claim and exercise of a Constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.

Brady v. U.S., 397 U.S. 742, 748
Waivers of Constitutional rights, not only must they be voluntary, they must be knowingly intelligent acts done with sufficient awareness.

Cooper v. Aaron, 358 U.s. 1, 78 S.Ct. 1401 (1958).
�No state legislator or executive or judicial officer can war against the Constitution without violating his undertaking to support it..�

United States v Dougherty, 473 F 2d 1113, 1122.
The court states, �...Judge Miller, joined by Judges Prettyman, Danaher And Bastian, stated that the pro se right is statutory only, and therefore (a) defendant must assert the right in order to be entitled to it and (b) in any event no reversal was required since no prejudice could be discerned� �The Government says the pro se right Is statutory and subject to �extensive qualifications,� discerning in the decisions seven �factors� on the basis of which the pro se right may be partially or entirely denied.�

�A bill of attainder is defined to be �a legislative Act which inflects punishment without judicial trial��
�...where the legislative body exercises the office of judge, and assumes judicial magistracy, and pronounces on the guilt of a party without any of the forms or safeguards of a trial, and fixes the punishment.�
In re De Giacomo, (1874) 12 Blatchf. (U.S.) 391, 7 Fed. Cas No. 3,747, citing Cummings v. Missouri, (1866) 4 Wall, (U.S.) 323.

U.S. V. Will, 449 Us 200,216, 101 S Ct, 471, 66 LEd2nd 392, 406 (1980)
Cohens v. Virginia, 19 Us (6 Wheat) 264, 404, SLEd 257 (1821)
�When a judge acts where he or she does not have jurisdiction to act, the judge is engaged in an act or acts of treason.�

Mattox v. U.S., 156 US 237, 243.
"We are bound to interpret the Constitution in the light of the law as it existed at the time it was adopted.

South Carolina v. U.S., 199 U.s. 437,448(1905).
�The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.�

United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1876).
�The people of the United States resident within any State are subject to two governments: one State, and the other National, but there need be no conflict between the two.�

Grosjean v. American Press Co., 56 S.Ct. 444, 446, 297 U.S. 233, 80 L Ed 660
�Freedom in enjoyment and use of all of one�s powers, faculties and property�

Olmstead vs. United States, (1928) Justice Louis Brandeis
"Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously.  Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher.   For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.  Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites everyman to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.   To declare that, in the administrations of law, the end justifies the means would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face."

Quotes from Supreme Court Justices

"A Living Constitution Doesn't Exist"

"I'm what you call an `originalist,' one who believes the Constitution should be interpreted exactly as it was adopted," "It should be interpreted as it was written - nothing more, nothing less. Rights do not grow smaller or larger. Some legal experts say you have to interpret the Constitution broadly, but that's not true under any circumstance." "The Constitution is not a living document. It's a legal document, and legal documents do not change." "But we must apply the words as they were originally written and we must be bound by their original meaning. We must think of what the words are and what the words meant when the people adopted them. "The Constitution doesn't `morph' to be what we want it to be."
~ Justice Antonin Scalia, from a speech at Texas A&M University May 2005

Quotes from Our Forefathers


"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." - Thomas Jefferson (The Thomas Jefferson Papers)

"If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; And the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers; And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on 'til the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression."

~Thomas Jefferson

"Where the people fear the government you have tyranny; Where the government fears the people you have liberty."

~Thomas Jefferson

"If the American People ever allow 'private banks' to control the issue of currency...the banks...will deprive the People of all their property until their children 'wake up' homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."  

~Thomas Jefferson

God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."

~Thomas Jefferson

Editor's Comment: This is the antidote to the Separation of Church and State myth!
"The proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and emolument unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages to which, in common with his fellow citizens, he has a natural right." -- Thomas Jefferson: Statute for Religious Freedom, 1779. ME 2:301, Papers 2:546

~Thomas Jefferson


"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."

-- Joseph Story (1779-1845)


"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."

"Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."

- George Washington

John Adams

"A Republic can only be supported by pure religion or austere morals."

"We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

John Adams

Webmaster's note: Our forefathers condemned Eminent Domain!
"Government has no other end but the preservation of Property. -- John Locke, The Second Treatise on Govt, 1690


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."

- Benjamin Franklin

"A Nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins."

- Benjamin Franklin

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin


"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."

-Samuel Adams (1780)


"Gentlemen may cry 'Peace, Peace,' but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!

Why stand we here idle? What is it Gentlemen wish? What would they have. Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery: God, Forbid it! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

- Patrick Henry.

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."     Webmaster's note: In my travels, I have discovered that the authenticity of this quote is challenged by some historians. Regardless of who said it, this is still a true statement.

- Patrick Henry.

"It is natural for men, who wish to hasten the adoption of a measure, to tell us, now is the crisis--now is the critical moment which must be seized or all will be lost; and to shut the door against free enquiry, whenever conscious the thing presented has defects in it, which time and investigation will probably discover. This has been the custom of tyrants... But it is deliberate and thinking men, who must establish and secure governments on free principles. "

- Patrick Henry, Letters from The Federal Farmer, 1787


"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."

"He who dares not offend cannot be honest."

"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars; wars are raised to carry on taxes."

- Thomas Paine

"Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness... Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer!"

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


"If Tyranny and Oppression come into this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

"We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

James Madison

Banking & Federal Reserve Quotes

"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependant on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class." -- Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws" -- Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

"Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States" -- Sen. Barry Goldwater (Rep. AR)

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce." -- James A. Garfield, President of the United States

"Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing" -- Ralph M. Hawtrey, Secretary of the British Treasury

"To expose a 15 Trillion dollar ripoff of the American people by the stockholders of the 1000 largest corporations over the last 100 years will be a tall order of business." -- Buckminster Fuller

"Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation...but can't, [won't] support the drastic reforms to stop it [repeal of the Federal Reserve Act] because it could cost him his job." -- Robert A. Heinlein, Expanded Universe

"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford

"The regional Federal Reserve banks are not government agencies. ...but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations." -- Lewis vs. United States, 680 F. 2d 1239 9th Circuit 1982

"We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it". -- Congressman Louis T. McFadden in 1932 (Rep. Pa)

"The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers -- Congressman Louis T. McFadden (Rep. Pa)

"Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are the United States government's institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign swindlers" -- Congressional Record 12595-12603 -- Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (12 years) June 10, 1932

"[Every circulating FRN] represents a one dollar debt to the Federal Reserve system." -- Money Facts, House Banking and Currency Committee

"...the increase in the assets of the Federal Reserve banks from 143 million dollars in 1913 to 45 billion dollars in 1949 went directly to the private stockholders of the [federal reserve] banks." -- Eustace Mullins

"As soon as Mr. Roosevelt took office, the Federal Reserve began to buy government securities at the rate of ten million dollars a week for 10 weeks, and created one hundred million dollars in new [checkbook] currency, which alleviated the critical famine of money and credit, and the factories started hiring people again." -- Eustace Mullins

"Should government refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud can no longer be concealed." -- John Maynard Keynes, "Consequences of Peace."

"By this means government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft."--John Maynard Keynes (the father of 'Keynesian Economics' which our nation now endures) in his book "THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE" (1920).

"These 12 corporations together cover the whole country and monopolize and use for private gain every dollar of the public currency..." -- Mr. Crozier of Cincinnati, before Senate Banking and Currency Committee - 1913

"A great industrial nation is controlled by it's system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated 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 world--no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." --President Woodrow Wilson

"We are completely dependant on the commercial banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system.... It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon." --Robert H. Hamphill, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

"The Federal Reserve Banks are not federal instrumentalities..." -- Lewis vs. United States 9th Circuit 1992

"The Federal Reserve banks, while not part of the government,..." -- United States budget for 1991 and 1992 part 7, page 10

"The Federal Reserve bank buys government bonds without one penny..." -- Congressman Wright Patman, Congressional Record, Sept 30, 1941

"The Federal Reserve system pays the U.S. Treasury 020.60 per thousand notes --a little over 2 cents each-- without regard to the face value of the note. Federal Reserve Notes, incidently, are the only type of currency now produced for circulation. They are printed exclusively by the Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the $20.60 per thousand price reflects the Bureau's full cost of production. Federal Reserve Notes are printed in 01, 02, 05, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar denominations only; notes of 500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000 denominations were last printed in 1945." --Donald J. Winn, Assistant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system

"Neither paper currency nor deposits have value as commodities, intrinsically, a 'dollar' bill is just a piece of paper. Deposits are merely book entries." -- Modern Money Mechanics Workbook, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1975

"This [Federal Reserve Act] establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President [Wilson} signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized....the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill." -- Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. , 1913

"From now on, depressions will be scientifically created." -- Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. , 1913

"The financial system has been turned over to the Federal Reserve Board. That Board asministers the finance system by authority of a purely profiteering group. The system is Private, conducted for the sole purpose of obtaining the greatest possible profits from the use of other people's money" -- Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., 1923

"The [Federal Reserve Act] as it stands seems to me to open the way to a vast inflation of the currency... I do not like to think that any law can be passed that will make it possible to submerge the gold standard in a flood of irredeemable paper currency." -- Henry Cabot Lodge Sr., 1913

"When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in out account to cover the check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check there is no bank deposit on which that check is drawn. When the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money." -- Putting it simply, Boston Federal Reserve Bank

"There is a distinction between a 'debt discharged' and a debt 'paid'. When discharged, the debt still exists though divested of it's charter as a legal obligation during the operation of the discharge, something of the original vitality of the debt continues to exist, which may be transferred, even though the transferee takes it subject to it's disability incident to the discharge." --Stanek vs. White, 172 Minn.390, 215 N.W. 784

"I have never seen more Senators express discontent with their jobs....I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices in doing something terrible and unforgiveable to our wonderful country. Deep down in our heart, we know that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected." -- John Danforth (R-Mo)

"Capital must protect itself in every way...Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd."-- Taken from the Civil Servants' Year Book, "The Organizer" January 1934.

Founding Father's Quotes on Banking

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."--Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.

"If Congress has the right [it doesn't] to issue paper money [currency], it was given to them to be used by...[the government] and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations" -- President Andrew Jackson, Vetoed Bank Bill of 1836

"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance". -- James Madison

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T. Coleman Andrews, former commissioner of the IRS, compares the income tax to the Communist Manifesto!

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"If Congress has the right [it doesn't] to issue paper money [currency], it was given to them to be used by...[the government] and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations" -- President Andrew Jackson, Vetoed Bank Bill of 1836

"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance". -- James Madison

Internal Revenue Service Quotes

T. Coleman Andrews, former commissioner of the IRS, compares the income tax to the Communist Manifesto!

Poems by Judge Roy Moore

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