I have often wondered..... What is the root behind our great deficit and why won't it ever be payed back as long as the world turns? I have thought long and hard on this topic for many years, as I fall more and more financially in debt with creditors time after time. Until one day, after hearing an individual say to another......" sir, I am grateful for what you have done for me. I am deeply in your debt. Whatever you want me to do, just ask and I am there for you." At that moment, the biggest light bulb clicked on in my head. I thought to myself, "This guy has just offered himself to this other guy as a servant or slave!" Stressing off of the fact that I'm in financial debt has started to take toll on me more than ever before. Not that I'm unable to pay off my debts. That isn't the issue at hand. But is there something more significant going on that I'm not making myself aware of? Does being in financial debt actually equate to being some kind of servant or slave to those you owe? If so, then the true slave masters must be the Federal Reserve Bank. Think about it. Many of us Americans need loans in order to fulfill our dreams. So we borrow from our local banks. Well the banks often have no choice but to do some borrowing themselves. When they do, they borrow from the Federal Reserve Bank, which is in control of printing all the money, and at which every dollar has its own debt attached to it. So every dollar that is printed and circulated, must be paid back with interest. Making the local banks at the mercy of the Federal Bank, and us at the mercy of our local banks. Does anyone here believe that the Federal Reserve Bank was put here for the sole purpose of bailing us out of financial crisis's? Or was their initial plan to ultimately put every American in a financial bind called debt, making us their slaves? In 2003, President Bush borrowed over 200 Billion dollars for the war on terror. And just a couple of years ago, our Auto Industry, Banks, and other Fortune 500 companies all had their hands out begging for help. This all reminds me of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. It is believed that someone spread a awful rumor about the local banks, which in turn caused millions of Americans to do mass withdraws. The Banks had to call in all their loans. And as a result, cry out to the Federal Reserve Bank for help. Some speculate that then President Woodrow Wilson would later regret signing the Federal Reserve Act with a quotation he supposedly stated right after signing the bill. "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." -Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence. Now many argue that this is all false and part of some kind of conspiracy against our Govt. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I'm also not ignorant enough to NOT take this speech into consideration. IMO, the Federal Reserve had the ability to create the rumor, blame it on someone else, and cleverly offer to not only fix the situation but take total control, so that the bank crisis of 1913 wouldn't happen again. As a result, we are all to this day financially in their debt. We are their slaves.