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Old 04-10-2011, 10:24 PM
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"The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution."
Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father.


If this quote is true, one would think such a cause would be prominently listed in the most official document, the Declaration of Independence (DOI), especially as Franklin was on the committee to draft it. Yet, there is no such reference. I can only conclude the above quote is falsely attributed to Franklin. If it is genuine, how do you explain its absence in the DOI?
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:29 PM
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That doesn't even sound like an 18th-century writing style.
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That doesn't even sound like an 18th-century writing style.
Not to mention the colonies have a terrible history of using paper money. It all started with Massachusetts, but soon after Rhode Island and the Carolina's adopted paper money and experienced inflation rates of 900+ percent .The British had to come over and force the colonies to use the pound which was backed by metals in order to restore economic sanity.
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"Many of the quotes that you read on the internet are not correct."
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