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 he 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 $110! Register now to 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 systemcontrols the nation.”Stephen ZarlengaDirectorAmerican Monetary InstituteTo receive notices for free AMI materials,sign up for our email list at www.monetary.org(224) 805-2200