Even the great Thomas Jefferson was quoted saying "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. 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 [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."
Today we see more than ever what he was talking about. The federal reserve is stealing our wealth by printing new dollars and we're paying the cost through inflation of all commodities from sugar to corn to oil. This is absolutely ridiculous and if an American revolution doesn't happen soon then we will all be very sorry. Here is ZEITGEIST documentary about the Federal Reserve system and how, what, when, where, and why it operates. Damn scumbag of a government!