Shocking statement? If I asked you what the purpose of the Revolutionary War was; how would you respond? Would you answer that the war had something to do with tea and stamps and "taxation without representation"? Text Books no longer teach the true purpose of the Revolutionary War.
The true purpose of the Revolutionary War was to "Control our own Currency and Credit". Over the years we have forgotten the true purpose of the war and beginning in 1913, have allowed a foreign/private entity, The Federal Reserve, to control our currency and credit. Therefore, not only have US citizens forgotten the reason why our forefathers gave their lives, we have also conceded defeat.
The same goes for the Civil War. If I asked most people the purpose of the Civil War, they would likely answer: "slavery" or "States Rights". In reality, the biggest issue of the Civil War was Protectionism vs Free/slave- trade.
The South hadn't industrialized because they had slave labor. But eventually machines and technolgy beat manpower and the South was forced to industrialize. However, the South resented high tarriffs and having to pay higher prices to the north. The South wanted slave-produced " Walmart" goods shipped in from India. The North is not innocent in this reguard and us guilty of price gouging and provoking the South.
So-called Free-trade which is really slave-trade became an issue again when the FED and FDR blamed the Apostle/Senator Reed Smoot Tariff Act for worsening and causing the Great Depression. Milton Friedman and Ben Bernanke both agree that the FED worsened the Depression and not tariffs. However, the fact that most US citizens have forgotten the true purpose of the Civil War and that we currently are under free/slave-trade agreements with China show that the US has conceded defeat in the Civil War as well.
The US doesn't need Chinese products. The US should have used technology and automation to produce our goods and saved our domestic manufacturing. But even if we had to pay higher prices, those higher prices would have been paying for our neighbors health insurance. However, instead of being self-reliant, the US is sending our jobs and dollars over to China, having our neighbor depend on the Federal Government for health insurance and having to borrow money from China to pay for that insurance.
"The refusal of King George to operate an HONEST colonial MONEY SYSTEM which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the manipulators was probably the prime cause of the Revolution."
"The Colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters, had it not been that England took away from the Colonies their money, which created unemployment and dis-satisfaction."
Here we see the cause of poverty, unemployment and financial insecurity. There can be no personal liberty without financial freedom.
Thomas Jefferson and many others knew this. Jefferson prophesized what would happen to America if we ever lost the inalienable right to issue our own money.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." --Ben Franklin