You are a den of vipers and thieves, and I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out. If Congress has the right to issue paper money, it was given them to be used by themselves, and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.
~President Andrew Jackson’s address to Congress (1829)
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.
~President James Madison, 4th President of the United States (1809–1817)
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
~President Thomas Jefferson
Scriptures about Deception
Proverbs 26:25-26 “When he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.”
Second Peter 2:2, 12-13 “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you.”
Proverbs 27:6 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.”
James 1:26 “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”
Second Thessalonians 2:9-11 “The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false.”
Galatians 6:6-8 “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
First Corinthians 6:9-10 “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it.
~John Archibald Wheeler
The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life.
~Robert B. Laughlin
Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it − in a decade, a century, or a millennium − we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?
~John Archibald Wheeler. John Archibald Wheeler (1911 – 2008) was an eminent American theoretical physicist. One of the later collaborators of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein’s vision of a unified field theory. He is also known for having coined the terms “black hole” and “wormhole” and the phrase “it from bit.”
His wings had touched
Or so he felt
And he had looked down
And proclaimed himself
When the wax melted,
Were weights on wings
of melting wax:
His father had said, “Beware−
Beware how high you fly,
My son, my son . . .”
Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
~Howard Scott (1926– )
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
~W. H. Auden (1907–1973), poet