"POLITICAL PARTIES EXIST TO SECURE RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT AND TO EXECUTE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. FROM THESE GREAT TASKS BOTH OF THE OLD PARTIES HAVE TURNED ASIDE. INSTEAD OF INSTRUMENTS TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, THEY HAVE BECOME THE TOOLS OF CORRUPT INTERESTS WHICH USE THEM IMPARTIALLY TO SERVE THEIR SELFISH PURPOSES. BEHIND THE OSTENSIBLE GOVERNMENT SITS ENTHRONED AN INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT, OWING NO ALLEGIANCE AND ACKNOWLEDGING NO RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE." THEODORE ROOSEVELT, AUG 1912
The American people have been asleep sheep for over 100 years now. Ask "What is the Federal Reserve". It was created the year after the 1912 election, by President Wilson, a Democrat.
"WE ARE AT THE PARTING OF THE WAYS. WE HAVE, NOT ONE OR TWO OR THREE, BUT MANY, ESTABLISHED AND FORMIDABLE MONOPOLIES... 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 THE DURESS OF SMALL GROUPS OF DOMINANT MEN." WOODROW WILSON, THE NEW FREEDOM, 1913
This one is often misquoted, but the above is the actual record. From the same document:
"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
Elsewhere he wrote:
"We must have a currency, not rigid as now, but readily, elastically responsive to sound credit, the expanding and contracting credits of everyday transactions, the normal ebb and flow of personal and corporate dealings. Our banking laws must mobilize reserves; must not permit the concentration anywhere in a few hands of the monetary resources of the country or their use for speculative purposes in such volume as to hinder or impede or stand in the way of other more legitimate, more fruitful uses. And the control of the system of banking and of issue which our new laws are to set up must be public, not private, must be vested in the Government itself, so that the banks may be the instruments, not the masters, of business and of individual enterprise and initiative." - Woodrow Wilson, in advocating for the Federal Reserve.
But in fact, this is what "didn't" happen in 2008 and on other prior occasions. In trying to squelch the speculations of the smaller banks, we were handed to the tender mercies of the big banks. Eventually thru the BIS and other trans-national banking, we were thrown onto the tender mercies of old world finance.