"This year marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the guardian of liberty, who labored tirelessly that “this nation, under God, [might] have a new birth of freedom”. Building a future of freedom requires love of the common good and cooperation in a spirit of subsidiarity and solidarity." --Pope Francis addressing U.S. Congress
If the U.S. Congress knew better they would bring back the Greenback, outlaw fractional reserve lending, and tell the commercial banks to go hang. (Back in Lincoln's day they veritably would be hung, but the death penalty is wrong.)
John Booth, by the way, was hired by the money powers of the day to assassinate Lincoln, and the plot was hatched in Canada, and the plotters had nothing to do with the Southerners. They knew the monetary system they had been establishing in America up to that point was the next target on Lincoln's itinerary after the war. He was going to crush for good the money power which by usury and private control of the money supply held the nation's productions and labours in slavery.
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