A Quote by Thomas Paine on money, fiat currency, and fraud

Money, when considered as the fruit of many years' industry, as the reward of labor, sweat and toil, as the widow's dowry and children's portion, and as the means of procuring the necessaries and alleviating the afflictions of life, and making old age a scene of rest, has something in it sacred that is not to be sported with, or trusted to the airy bubble of paper currency.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: http://www.mises.org/story/2942

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