That a ruling power elite does control the U.S. government from behind the scenes has been attested to by many Americans in a position to know:
"The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes." -- Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the Supreme Court [1939-1962]
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson." -- President Franklin Roosevelt, in a letter to an associate Nov.21,1933.
"Outwardly, we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded." -- Senator William Jenner warned our Congress in a speech Feb. 23,1954.
Dr. Carrol Quigley, Bill Clinton's mentor while at Georgetown, wrote about the goals of the investment bankers who control central banks: "... nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole ... controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences."
"The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government, the distress it had wantonly produced ... are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuatiuon of this institution or the establishment of another like it." -- President Andrew Jackson after he abolished the American Central Bank which operated from 1816-1836.
"The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution ... if the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." -- Thomas Jefferson.
Congresssman Charles Lindbergh Sr.: "The Money Trust caused the 1907 panic, and thereby forced congress to create a National Monetary Commission." Headed by Senator Nelson Aldrich, father-in-law of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the commission recommended the creation of a Central Bank.
"When the Federal Reserve Act was passed, the people of these United States did not percieve that a world banking system was being set up here. A super-state controlled by international bankers and industrialists ... acting together to enslave the world ... Every effort has been made by the fed to conceal its powers but the truth is - the Fed has usurped the government." -- Congressman Louis McFadden, House Committee on Banking and Currency Chairman 1920-1931.
"The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation .. they can then unload the stocks on people at high prices during the excitement and then bring on a panic and buy them back at low prices ... the day of reckoning is only a few years removed." Congressman Charles Lindbergh Jr. That day came in 1929, with the stock market crash and the Great Depression.
"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes it's laws." -- Mayer Anselm Rothschild.
"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is the absolute master of industry and commerce." -- President James Garfield.
The Rothschilds of London said, "The few who can understand the system (check money and credits) will either be so interested in it's profits, or so dependent upon it's favor, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people are mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.
The Federal Reserve pays the Bureau of Engraving and Printing $23 for each 1,000 notes printed. Ten thousand $100 notes (one million dollars) would thus cost the Federal Reserve $230. They then secure a pledge of collateral equal to the face value from the U.S. government. The collateral is our land, our labor and our assets ... collected by their agents, the IRS.
Curtis Dall, son in law of FDR and a syndicate manager for Lehman Brothers, an investment firm, was on the N.Y Stock Exchange the day of the great crash. In "FDR: My Exploited Father In Law," he states: "It was the calculated 'shearing' of the public by the World Money powers triggered by the planned sudden shortage of call money in the New York market.
Who has made billions of dollars by financing both sides of every war since 1913? Who is making billions of dollars from the war in Iraq today? Who stands to make more millions or billions of dollars if our Social Security dollars are put in the market controlled by these bankers that control the market by inflation and deflation?
Who are these bankers who control our government and our prosperity, there by our lives? The major shareholders of the Federal Reserve are:, Rothschild, London and Berlin; Lazard Brothers, Paris; Israel Seiff, Italy; Kuhn-Loeb Company, Germany; Warburg, Hamburg and Amsterdam; Lehman Brothers, New York; Goldman and Sachs, New York; Rockefeller, New York.
Dall wrote of his father in law 'FDR'; Most of his thoughts, his political 'ammunition,'... were carefully manufactured for him in advance by the CFR-One World Money group. Brilliantly ... he exploded the prepared 'amunition' in the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people - and thus paid off and retained his internationalist support.
Who Are Our Rulers?