Thomas Jefferson’s Warning to America: Aristocracy Founded on Banking Institutions and Monied in Corporations

My husband and I are beginning to work on our next book and we came upon a quote that we think is profound and prophetic. 
In 1825, one year before his death, Thomas Jefferson wrote of a group of individuals “who having nothing in them of the feelings or principles of ’76 now look to a single and splendid government of an Aristocracy, founded on banking institutions and monied in corporations under the guise and cloak of their favored branches of manufactures commerce and navigation, riding and ruling over the plundered ploughman and beggared yeomanry. This will be to them a next best blessing to the Monarchy of their first aim, and perhaps the surest stepping stone to it.”

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