Saturday, September 27, 2008

No amnesty for Wall Street

Here is an analysis of our current economic crisis from a historical perspective. From Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin:
In discussing the Bank Renewal bill with a delegation of bankers in 1832, [Andrew] Jackson said, "Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government." - Daniel Webster

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