Dear Friends of the
American Monetary Institute,
AMI Director, Stephen Zarlenga will give a talk at Lindenwald,
President Martin Van Buren's home in Kinderhook, NY, about 20 miles
south of Albany, Now a U.S. National Park.
The presentation will take place at Lindenwald,
Kinderhook, NY on Monday,
April 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Although
reservations are not required, please call for a head count and call 224-805-2200 for directions if needed.
The Lost Science of Money book describes in Chapter 15, how President
Andrew Jackson and Vice President Martin Van Buren ended the power of
Biddle and his the 2nd Bank of the U.S.
Van Buren's entire career can be viewed as
fighting corrupt banking practices, and we'll discuss that. Among many
other things he began the movement to end debtors prisons. His work led
to New York's misnamed "Free banking law," which modern day
libertarians mistakenly think promoted what they think of as free
banking, whereas it really instituted much greater government
regulation of banking, with much improved results!
Thomas Jefferson had Van Buren spend time with him at Monticello, where
gave him materials and facts to be passed on after Jefferson died. Van
Buren waited until after he himself died, and had his son publish the
greatest book ever, on American Politics - The Origin of Political
Parties in th U.S.
The unpaved Old Post Road that runs along Lindenwald, has been
maintained as it was. On that road, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
passed in a horse drawn carriage in May 1791, in their one month tour
of the States in which they devised their successful strategy to
counter the destructive Federalist Party. Looking at that road, its
easy to imagine them driving by; and I've suggested to the National
Park that they re-enact that drive by every year in May. All this is
about 4 miles from our AMI headquarters.
Van Buren's spirit still permeates this area. After he returned from
his Presidency in Washington, there is every reason to think he visited
the premises which in the early 1990s became the headquarters of the
American Monetary Institute!
Remember the AMI 8th Annual Monetary Reform
Conference Discount Deadline is approaching on April 30th! Save
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receive a $110 discount! ($285
instead of $395) The Conference is shaping up beautifully. Really great
speakers coming. The deadline for postmarks is
Monday, April 30th.
Registration form at: http://www.monetary.org/2012-conference
Lots of good progress in
Washington on Monetary Reform and HR2990!
Warm regards to all people of good will!
American Monetary Institute
"Over time, whoever controls the money system
controls the nation."
American Monetary Institute
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