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Enlighten the peo­ple gen­er­ally, and tyranny and oppres­sion of body and mind will van­ish like evil spir­its at the dawn of day”

  ~Thomas Jefferson         

220px-Andrew_JacksonIt is impor­tant to under­stand Andrew Jack­son because in under­stand­ing him you begin to grasp the unique form of cor­rup­tion posed when the enemy is in con­trol of the Money Sup­ply. Fol­low the site from left to right and top to bot­tom for a overview of facts detail­ing the cor­rup­tion we are faced with. You might have thought this not pos­si­ble. The fact is, it is made pos­si­ble by that very think­ing because it is a game as old as mankind.

Excerpts taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson#Opposition_to_the_National_Bank

The Sec­ond Bank of the United States was autho­rized for a twenty year period dur­ing James Madison’s tenure in 1816. As Pres­i­dent, Jack­son worked to rescind the bank’s fed­eral char­ter. In Jackson’s veto mes­sage (writ­ten by George Ban­croft), the bank needed to be abol­ished because:

  • It con­cen­trated the nation’s finan­cial strength in a sin­gle insti­tu­tion.
    (prob­a­bly a good idea now with dis­trib­uted com­put­ing)
  • It exposed the gov­ern­ment to con­trol by for­eign inter­ests.
    (Greenspan spoke about this directly at his last speech to Con­gress.)
  • It served mainly to make the rich richer.
    (Greenspan spoke about this directly at his last speech to Con­gress. )
  • It exer­cised too much con­trol over mem­bers of Con­gress.
    (This refers to total cor­rup­tion)
  • It favored north­east­ern states over south­ern and west­ern states.
    (That is the Bank­ing region)
  • Banks are con­trolled by a few select fam­i­lies with per­sonal inter­est.
    (Greenspan touched upon this at his last speech to Con­gress. )
  • Banks have a long his­tory of insti­gat­ing wars between nations, forc­ing them to bor­row fund­ing to pay for them.
    (This would explain alot)

Fol­low­ing Jef­fer­son, Jack­son sup­ported an “agri­cul­tural repub­lic” and felt the Bank improved the for­tunes of an “elite cir­cle” of com­mer­cial and indus­trial entre­pre­neurs at the expense of farm­ers and labor­ers. After a titanic strug­gle, Jack­son suc­ceeded in destroy­ing the Bank by veto­ing its 1832 re-charter by Con­gress and by with­draw­ing U.S. funds in 1833.

1833 Demo­c­ra­tic car­toon shows Jack­son destroy­ing the devil’s Bank.

The bank’s money-lending func­tions were taken over by the legions of local and state banks that sprang up. This fed an expan­sion of credit and spec­u­la­tion. At first, as Jack­son with­drew money from the Bank to invest it in other banks, land sales, canal con­struc­tion, cot­ton pro­duc­tion, and man­u­fac­tur­ing boomed. How­ever, due to the prac­tice of banks issu­ing paper ban­knotes that were not backed by gold or sil­ver reserves, there was soon rapid infla­tion and mount­ing state debts. Then, in 1836, Jack­son issued the Specie Cir­cu­lar, which required buy­ers of gov­ern­ment lands to pay in “specie” (gold or sil­ver coins). The result was a great demand for specie, which many banks did not have enough of to exchange for their notes. These banks col­lapsed. This was a direct cause of the Panic of 1837, which threw the national econ­omy into a deep depres­sion. It took years for the econ­omy to recover from the dam­age.[35]

The U.S. Sen­ate cen­sured Jack­son on March 28, 1834, for his action in remov­ing U.S. funds from the Bank of the United States. When the Jack­so­ni­ans had a major­ity in the Sen­ate, the cen­sure was expunged.

The destruc­tion of the Bank loosed Amer­i­can enter­prise from its only cen­tral restraint. Gorged with fed­eral deposits and with no one to con­trol their note issues, state banks went on a lend­ing spree that built up a spec­u­la­tive bub­ble and ended, just as Jack­son left office in 1837, in a sick­en­ing crash. Jackson’s cul­pa­bil­ity for the ensu­ing depres­sion is still debated. Jack­son him­self came to oppose all char­tered banks and ban­knotes, state as well as fed­eral, and to favor a return to gold and sil­ver “hard money”—a rad­i­cal defla­tion which Whigs charged would throw progress back a cen­tury. In Jackson’s farewell address on retir­ing from office, he elab­o­rated the lan­guage of the Veto, con­demn­ing bank paper as an engine of oppres­sion and warn­ing of the insid­i­ous “money power” and of the grow­ing con­trol exerted by face­less cor­po­ra­tions over ordi­nary cit­i­zens’ lives.

The prob­lem is Jack­son did not have a plan once the bankers were defeated to keep them out. It is also clear he did not have a good grasp of bank­ing. He also seemed to for­get these are fam­i­lies with an agenda, not an army you defeat and it goes away. Nation­al­iz­ing the bank­ing sys­tem is not com­mu­nism, it takes the cor­rup­tion out of much of life. As you see above the infil­tra­tion is insid­i­ous and we must be happy at least we have the best intel­li­gence agency on the planet. We can fight this mis­take, We Must!!!

Attack and assas­si­na­tion attempt

Richard Lawrence’s attempt on Jackson’s life, as depicted in an 1835 etching.

The first attempt to do bod­ily harm to a Pres­i­dent was against Jack­son. Jack­son ordered the dis­missal of Robert B. Ran­dolph from the Navy for embez­zle­ment. On May 6, 1833, Jack­son sailed on USS Cygnet to Fred­er­icks­burg, Vir­ginia, where he was to lay the cor­ner­stone on a mon­u­ment near the grave of Mary Ball Wash­ing­ton, George Washington’s mother. Dur­ing a stopover near Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia, Ran­dolph appeared and struck the Pres­i­dent. He then fled the scene with sev­eral mem­bers of Jackson’s party chas­ing him, includ­ing the well known writer Wash­ing­ton Irv­ing. Jack­son decided not to press charges.

On Jan­u­ary 30, 1835, what is believed to be the first attempt to kill a sit­ting Pres­i­dent of the United States occurred just out­side the United States Capi­tol. When Jack­son was leav­ing the Capi­tol out of the East Por­tico after the funeral of South Car­olina Rep­re­sen­ta­tive War­ren R. Davis, Richard Lawrence, an unem­ployed and deranged house­painter from Eng­land, either burst from a crowd or stepped out from hid­ing behind a col­umn and aimed a pis­tol at Jack­son, which mis­fired. Lawrence then pulled out a sec­ond pis­tol, which also mis­fired. It has been pos­tu­lated that mois­ture from the humid weather con­tributed to the dou­ble mis­fir­ing. Lawrence was then restrained, with leg­end say­ing that Jack­son attacked Lawrence with his cane, prompt­ing his aides to restrain him. Oth­ers present, includ­ing David Crock­ett, restrained and dis­armed Lawrence.

Richard Lawrence gave the doc­tors sev­eral rea­sons for the shoot­ing. He had recently lost his job paint­ing houses and some­how blamed Jack­son. He claimed that with the Pres­i­dent dead, “money would be more plenty” (a ref­er­ence to Jackson’s strug­gle with the Bank of the United States) and that he “could not rise until the Pres­i­dent fell.” Finally, he informed his inter­roga­tors that he was a deposed Eng­lish King—specifically, Richard III, dead since 1485—and that Jack­son was merely his clerk. He was deemed insane and institutionalized.

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