Sunday, December 28, 2014

"Wartime" Police Departments Ready For Action

Wait, I think there may be a misunderstanding of what the role of the policeman in a democratic Republic is as defined by law in the United States. This ain't it.

A standing army is expressly forbid by the law. It is illegal to garrison a standing army against the civilian population of the United States.

A standing army weakens men and is intended to subdue them to the will of tyrants. It has no other reason for existing.

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 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 Treasurer in 1802

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