UNITED STATES NOTES: FIAT CURRENCY OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE
The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers..... The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government's greatest creative opportunity. By the adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest, discounts and exchanges. The financing of all public enterprises, the maintenance of stable government and ordered progress, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own government. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power. – Lincoln Abraham Senate document 23, Page 91. 1865
Check out, Also: "The Way Out," by Richard Distelhorst. OEN. May 28, 2009 and comments. That's where you'll find the Lincoln quote.
U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is on par (in my view higher than) Abraham Lincoln in his populists views. Dennis is a man of, and for, the people. I'm not campaigning for him for secular office.
Why Even Charge?
This is but a step on the road to a mammonless society/world. In the end, humanity doesn't need money (a medium of exchange to trade and for so-called profit). We just need grassroots-centralized consensus to do the right things by each other. We must convert from a selfishly incentivized culture to an unselfish, serving-each-other culture. We don't charge our children to come to the table. Why do we charge each other: our brothers and sisters all as humanity? There's no reason it happens but for unnecessary, shortsighted, ignorant selfishness.
Peace and love are truth.
by Tom Usher
That's the comment I left over on OEN. I've been calling for United States Notes for a long time. I'm glad to see Dennis is taking the lead in the secular world for this. It goes much deeper than secularism though. It's New Commandment, New Testament, biblical tied directly to Isaiah's prophesying.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. (Isaiah 55:1 KJVR)
This is what the Christian Commons Project is to bring forth. Are you with it? Are you with Isaiah and Jesus and me?