Overflight, 67

“By controlling the money since its creation and debiting it to the people, the banks then place themselves above any democratic state, establishing de facto the usurocracy and the government through the medium of money. The usurocracy is therefore the private appropriation by a very small elite of the Fourth Power of the State, the Monetary Power, the only one able to achieve the other three powers on which a democracy is founded. The usurocracy, through the power of private money, has de facto absorbed the goverments and the media, establishing the most pernicious of dictatorships, the invisible tiranny of false freedom, making use of the same forms of propaganda of the full−blown dictatorships that it claims to be fighting, and there is no mistake in stating openly the modern States and citizens as being under the totalitarianism of banks’ government and the tiranny of their debt economy.”
Daniele Pace, The Utopian Money

“Credit, the great rival of cash, is completely controlled by the Banks, and distributed by them as suits their discretion.
«In copying England» says Mr. Jefferson «we do not seem to consider that like premises induce like consequences. The Bank mania is one of the most threatening of these imitations: it is raising up a monied aristocracy in our country which has already set the Government at defiance, and although forced to yield a little on the first essay of their strength, their principles are unyielded and unyielding. They have taken deep root in the hearts of that class from which our legislators are drawn, and the sop to Cerberus, from fable has become history. Their principles take hold of the good, their pelf of the bad, and thus, those whom the Constitution has placed as guards to its portals, are sophisticated or suborned from their duties. That paper money has some advantages must be admitted: but its abuses are also inveterate; and that it, by breaking up the measure of value, makes a lottery of all private property, cannot be denied. Shall we ever be able to put a constitutional veto upon it?»