"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effectual than that which deludes them with paper money."
- Daniel Webster
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