1743 – BIRTH OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, THIRD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
“And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
“Bank-paper must be suppressed, and the circulating medium must be restored to the nation to whom it belongs.”
1865 – ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
“The Government should create issues, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satify the spending power of the Government and the buying power of the consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of the government, but it is the Government's greatest creative opportunity.”
1790 – DEATH OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
"Experience, more prevalent than all the logic in the world, has fully convinced us all, that paper money has been, and is now of the greatest advantage to the country"
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT — FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN NORTHEAST OHIO
APRIL 11 (TODAY): Workshop on Public Forum on Democratizing our Money System featuring Stephen Zarlenga, Director, American Monetary Institute, 7 PM, Peace House, 10916 Magnolia Ave., University Circle, Cleveland.
Zarlenga and the American Monetary Institute have worked with Rep. Kucinich on introuducing the National Emergency Employment Defense Act. Details of the April 11 program at http://www.afsc.net/PDFFiles/ZarlengaFlyer.pdf
Why this calendar? Many people have questions about the root causes of our economic problems. Some questions involve money, banks and debt. How is money created? Why do banks control its quantity? How has the money system been used to liberate (not often) and oppress (most often) us? And how can the money system be “democratized” to rebuild our economy and society, create jobs and reduce debt?
Our goal is to inform, intrigue and inspire through bite size weekly postings listing important events and quotes from prominent individuals (both past and present) on money, banking and how the money system can help people and the planet. We hope the sharing of bits of buried history will illuminate monetary and banking issues and empower you with others to create real economic and political justice.
This calendar is a project of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee. Adele Looney, Phyllis Titus, Donna Schall, Leah Davis, Alice Francini and Greg Coleridge helped in its development.
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