Do you think there is an "unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics" in America?
If so, shouldn't the Federal Reserve be audited ASAP?? (H.R. 1207).....since the Federal Reserve is THE instrument of oppression of this "unholy alliance"???
"To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day." - 1912 Progressive Party Platform, attributed to Theodore Roosevelt and quoted again in his autobiography where he connects Trusts and monopolies (sugar interests, Standard Oil, etc.) to Woodrow Wilson and Howard Taft, and consequently both major political parties.
Interestingly enough this "unholy alliance" got their central bank via the Federal Reserve Act during Woodrow Wilson's administration.
Wilson later apologized saying:
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
- B.KevorkianLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think there's a de-facto "aliance" between corrupt parties in business, politics, and organized crime, for that matter, since thier various corrupt means often converge. But it's not a formal alliance or conspiracy, and, as an Atheist, I certainly don't see it as 'unholy.'
- Anonymous1 decade ago
He was a "most unhappy man". Hmmm... Did everyone forget about the league of nations as well?(You know, the precursor to the UN.)
Anybody else, at all, find it interesting that almost every major war this country has been involved in(in the 20th century) has been under the guise of a democrat?(Exc, of course, the first Persian gulf war.)( And excluding Kennedy, but looked what happened to him.)
Hell guys, we're still in a "cold war" with North Korea. Which started under Truman and had actual fighting for only 2 years. (1950-1952).(I don't think we have to mention the CIA)
Everytime i see republicans labeled as the evildoers....... It just really makes me wonder. Are they really?
And over the past century did we actually build something to be proud of? Or did we manage to take away more from ourselves?
Honestly though, Wilson's apology means squat dick.
- Free To Be MeLv 61 decade ago
Wow, great quote! (source, please?)
If he really said this, what an indictment of the corrupt Federal Reserve!
The Founding Fathers set up this great nation to be unfettered by the political whims of the few. Unfortunately, Wilson was FAR too shortsighted to remain true to the founding principles of the Constitution. He and his cronies started us down the path that will end in the poverty and enslavement of this once-great nation. Socialism has already taken over, it will only be a matter of a short time before most Americans recognize it, too late.
There is another Great Depression around the corner. Will we be smart enough to boot out the politicians that caused it?
Edit: don't forget that the unions played a major part in the fall of the economy. Yet the Democrats support them (or vice versa) at every opportunity.
- bozieuLv 71 decade ago
Not only in the States and I would like to see a governement absolutly non tighten to the strengh of money.The politic is ordered by the governor of European Bank!!!!Same sure.
It seems that pdt Taft succeded in taking some distance with the monopolies and he faught the oil companies.
Theodore Roosewelt would have to charge them like at San Juan they will not hear any reason and think more to day that they can rule the world over the deep will of poeple.
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- carsonmcarsonLv 41 decade ago
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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There is an unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, but the Federal Reserve has nothing to do with it. It's called "the Republican Party." Thankfully, it no longer has any power in the federal government.
- texaslibstickerLv 41 decade ago
The actual unholy alliance is between the likes of Barney Franks and Fannie Mae. Those 2 almost single handedly brought down this great economy.
Want to see greed, go to congress...Source(s): Common sense...
- Agent SmithLv 71 decade ago
Serfs and peons should not question the authority of Ivy League Democrats that were authorized by the will of the majority to run their lives.
- sharon sLv 71 decade ago
I believe that has been the American way for years. I wouldn't be surprised at a number of hands in the pot.
- Ida SlapterLv 61 decade ago
His apology doesn't do anything for me! He was the worst president ever - next to BO.
They are also aligned with the universities.