"If the American people ever allow private banks to control
the issue of their currency,
first by inflation,
then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will grow up around them
will deprive the people of all property
until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
The issuing issuance of the currency power
should be taken from the banks
and restored to the people,
to whom it properly belongs."
- Thomas Jefferson,
Letter to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin (1802)
In Panama today, we are being robbed
of our national territory,
natural resources and left propertyless
by private banking and corporate interests, national and foreign.