Jefferson on Banking
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 the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
Thomas Jefferson, 1802
Forget Joe the Plumber. Forget William Ayers. Forget Iraq, Iran, and Israel. The real issue of this election is that neither candidate will do a thing to reverse the rise of corporatism. In fact, McCain will seek to strengthen it and Obama will, at the very least, seek to sustain it.
There are a number of things I plan to do next Tuesday. None of them involves voting.