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Friday, October 03, 2008

A note to my congressman

I sent this just a few minutes ago to my congressman:

First I'd like to thank you for voting against the first draft of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. I hope you have not decided to join in with the pork process and that you will vote against this legislation as it comes back to you for another vote, now with a bill approaching $1 trillion for the taxpayers.
It is time we lived in a free world that requires us to be responsible. Voting this act in will promote more irresponsibility and devalue our dollar doing more damage than sitting back and watching the economy endure a price correction.  
I think Thomas Jefferson had a simple answer to this issue: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." 
--Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)
Please take into consideration his wisdom and my words as you make your decision. Do not buy into the fear-mongering that wall street, the senate, and the white house have been selling. 
Respectfully, Marc

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