The English who colonized East Africa had the problem that the natives were quite self-sufficient and did not particularly want anything the English had, so they could not be induced to work for the English. The solution was to tax them, demanding payment in English pounds! Then they were forced to work for the English to get money to pay their tax, or go to jail as lawbreakers.
You must work to live. If you work you must pay income tax, or go to jail. You must pay income tax entirely in US dollars, or go to jail. The Federal Reserve has a monopoly on the printing of dollars. All others go to jail. (Source)
The Federal Reserve is a privately owned bank, granted a banking monopoly and authorized by US Congress to issue IOUs called Federal Reserve Notes, otherwise known as “dollars”.
So what? Thomas Jefferson’s words continue to fall on deaf ears:
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 them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
Curious how this works in practice? This video/media series explains:
It has now become evident to a critical mass that the Republican and Democratic parties, along with all three branches of our government, have been bought off by a well-organized Economic Elite who are tactically destroying our way of life. The harsh truth is that 99 percent of the U.S. population no longer has political representation. The U.S. economy, government and tax system is now blatantly rigged against us. (Source)
Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle merite.
Every country has the government it deserves.
Lettres et Opuscules Inedites (1851) vol.1, letter 53 (15 August 1811)
Josephe de Maistre 1753-1821
French writer and diplomat