On May 26, 1816, in a letter to John Taylor, Thomas Jefferson stated “The system of banking we have both equally and ever re-probated I contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its progress the fortunes and morals of our citizens. … And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
It is amazing how prophetic this man was. He saw the banking industry, over 181 years ago, as a threat to our country. He knew, that if the banking industry went unchecked, it would become exactly what it has become; above the law, reckless and basically untouchable.
The government participates in this by bailing out these giants and most media, even though they are made aware of it, turn a blind eye, until it’s too big to ignore. Everyone had a quick fix with loan modifications, only to create another huge financial fiasco, that again, facilitated by acts of false promises and, at least in this writers eyes, theft by the banks.
These mammoth institutions pay astronomical legal fees to have the laws twisted in their favor. A comma can make all the difference in the world and is used to manipulate the law in their favor. Their representation spares no expense to drain the homeowners dry, spit them out and steal their homes. Their crimes are above reproach because they have the most money…if you run out of money in the legal game, or don’t have an attorney who is willing to go through this at a risk of no pay, they, as a fighting homeowner, are done.
Unless they are willing to spend countless hours, days, weeks, months and years, picking themselves up, every day, to continue the fight, they, too, will become another heap upon the sidewalks of our nation; homeless and doomed to be a renter for the rest of their lives. These institutions will have full control over all the property and by the time their grandchildren are old enough to “buy” a house, there will be no buying…they will just be paying rent to the banks. Oh, that’s right, they’ve been doing that for years anyhow.
If victims of mortgage fraud, allow their fears to rule them; if they allow the fears of others to direct them, then we will never win this war against the banks. This is a call to action, not an “I’ll sit here and see who comes to help,” situation. If you are not willing to fight for your rights as a citizen in this country and stand up for what is right and just, the banks will win.
I know as well as anyone in this country what it is to go against these institutions…and I could give you all kinds of advice; however, what you need, most of all, is to overcome your fears. You need to wake up each and every morning, more convinced than the next, that one way or another you are going to stand up for your rights as a citizen in the country; and if they keep beating you down, you just keep getting up.
I used to walk away from things when I was younger out of fear; let someone else deal with it, was my motto. That is no way to deal with life and it is definitely not how to deal with those that have harmed your life. This is not something that can be done alone. All victims need to stand together and ensure that our grandchildren will have a chance at experiencing what it means to be a true American; owning homes and living the American dream.