"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)
Russell Means Addresses Arapahoe Community College
"He was introduced as a libertarian by a UCD [University of Colorado, Denver] professor of Indian studies (who said at first he thought Russell was crazy for it, but later understood what libertarianism means to him and now understands the logic and why the Indian movement and the libertarian movement are compatible in the eyes of Russell Means).
Russell started off with a bang discussing individual liberty and the U.S. Constitution, which he claimed was written to be similar to the constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy. He spoke very favorably about the Constitution, but reiterated what Thomas Jefferson had said about needing to reevaluate all laws and programs every 20 years, and thought we were overdue."
Like many people of his time, Jefferson was both a demon and a saint, point is, he knew what he was talking about concerning many issues, among them, the creation of a central bank. Hence, me quoting him, and "one of America's best-known and prolific activists for the rights of American Indians" quoting him. Related quotes, including another from Jefferson, can be found on his website.
"Since the creation of the Federal Reserve, middle and working-class Americans have been victimized by a boom-and-bust monetary policy. In addition, most Americans have suffered a steadily eroding purchasing power because of the Federal Reserve's inflationary policies. This represents a real, if hidden, tax imposed on the American people." - Congressman Ron Paul, U.S. House of Representatives, September 10, 2002
I misquoted him when I said "inflammatory policies" instead of "inflationary policies," but I think both are true! ;)