The Federal Reserve System IS NOT the US Government!
"We have what is known as the Federal Reserve Bank System. That system is not owned by the Government. Many people think that it is because it says "Federal Reserve." It belongs to private banks, private corporations. So we have farmed out to the Federal Reserve Banking System that which is owned exclusively, wholly, one hundred percent to the private banks-we have farmed out to them the privilege of issuing the Government's money!" --Wright Patman[John William Wright Patman] (1893-1976) US Congressman (TX-D) - Source: Congressional Record (29 Sep. 1941)
"No State shall... coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts...." --United States ConstitutionSource: Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1
= "...first ascertain exactly the position of the various capitalists, then control them, influence them by restricting or enlarging, facilitating or hindering their credits, and finally they can entirely determine their fate." --Vladimir Ilyich Lenin[Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov] (1870 - 1924), First Leader of the Soviet Union