Our current troubles with banks and economy are nothing new. It’s the same cycle happening again and again. We just do not realize this as the cycle takes so long.
Some visionary men have seen past the limitations of present and envisioned a different future. Abraham Lincoln was such a man.
The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the governments’s greatest creative opportunity. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own government. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power.
Senate document 23, Page 91. 1865
This resonates with me strongly. I believe Lincoln was fundamentally right, but my take on this is somewhat different. I believe people have the right to enjoy these privileges directly. My key take-away from Lincoln and his quote is this:
Remaking money is our greatest creative opportunity