Yes there clearly is
"If the American People ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks, and corporations that grow up around them, will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. I sincerely believe the banking institutions, having the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies! Already they have set up a monetary aristocracy that has the government at defiance. The issuing power [of currency] should be taken from the banks and restored to Congress and to the People, to whom it belongs!"
"The bold efforts that the present bank has made to control the government and the distress it has wantonly caused, are but premonitions of the fate which awaits the American People should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it...If the People only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system there would be a revolution before morning!"
"The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe."
John F. Kennedy, on June 4, 1963, via Amendment 1110 to Executive Order #10289, authorized the issuance of $4 billion in debt-free, unborrowed United States Notes. These would have been United States Silver Certificates, "redeemable in silver, against all silver bullion or standard silver dollars in the Treasury..." After Kennedy's assassination his Executive Order was rescinded and the silver certificates that had been printed were destroyed. Instead, Federal Reserve Notes, "non-redeemable" in silver and repayable with interest, were released into circulation. Kennedy's Silver Certificates, and the prosperity they promised, were buried with him.
Anyone think that anyone of these guys are worth listening to?
And one other point besides the federal reserve, is why is it that the government favors some big companies (who are often run by colleagues of legislators ) through legislation and regulation but brands others as evil big business? What makes businesses that got big through hard work and good ideas and appealing their product most effectively to their customers more evil and greedy than a company that got big and powerful only because of favorable legislation? As long as they didn't gain their wealth by force or fraud, they should be looked upon even more favorably than government-approved companies! Class warfare is giving people the idea that it is impossible to have money without stealing it from someone else, which is wrong and backwards to the growth of technology and innovation. I have never understood this and it really needs to end.