Jews Caused the Civil War - Part 10

       It was at this time that Lincoln decided not to borrow money from the International Jewish Banking interests nor to create interest bearing money by creating a national bank that would loan the government the needed money by printing large quantities of paper money. Therefore, Lincoln issued the "Greenback" in February, 1862. This money was not only unbacked by gold, but was debt free.
        Lincoln was playing a deadly game. He had crossed the International Jewish Bankers. The war was being fought to force the United States into a position of having to create a national bank, run independently by the European bankers, and Lincoln had turn his back on them by issuing his own Fiat Money.
        However, the International Jewish Bankers, not to be undone, out-maneuvered Lincoln, at least to a degree, when on August 5, 1861, they induced Congress, mostly through the influence of Secretary of the Treasury Chase, to pass an income tax. They imposed "a three-percent federal income tax. this was superseded almost at once by an act of March, 1862, signed in July, while maintaining a three-percent tax on income below $10,000, increased the rate to five percent above that level." (American Opinion, February, 1980, p. 24) It was a graduated income tax, just as proposed by Karl Marx thirteen years before.
        England and France now moved to increase the pressure on Lincoln's government. On November 8, 1861, England: "...dispatched 8,000 troops to Canada as tangible proof that she meant business." (The Hidden Face of the Civil War, by Otto Eisenschiml, p. 2)
        In their support of the South. France marched troops into Mexico after landing them on the coast and imposing their choice of rulers, the emperor Maximillian, as the head of Mexico. Lincoln could see that he was being flanked by the European Governments.
        In 1938, Jerry Voorhis, a Congressman from California, wrote a pamphlet entitled "Dollars and Sense," in which he shared a little bit of history with the American people about the events of the Civil War. "In July 1862, an agent of the London bankers sent the following letter to leading financiers and bankers in the United States soon after Lincoln's first issue of greenbacks: 'The great debt that capitalists will see to it is made out of the war must be used to control the volume of money. To accomplish this the bonds must be used as a banking basis. We are not waiting for the Secretary of the Treasury (Salmon P. Chase) to make this recommendation to Congress. It will not do to allow the greenback, as it is called, to circulate as money any length of time, for we cannot control them. But we can control the bonds and through them the bank issues." (Dollars and Sense, by Jerry Voorhis, p. 2)
        In order to curtail the flow of the military equipment of the largely rural South needed to wage the war, Lincoln, on April 19, 1861, imposed the naval blockade previously mentioned. The Confederacy needed, " go abroad and replace privateers with powerful warships which (they were) to buy or have built to order. The first of these vessels, the Sumter, was commissioned in the spring of 1861, and was followed in 1862 by the Florida and the Alabama." (The Hidden Face of the Civil War, pp. 18-19)
        The South was purchasing these ships from England and France to break the blockade, and Secretary of State William Seward saw the importance of keeping these two nations out of the war. Therefore, he; "...warned the British government: 'If any European power provokes war, we shall not shrink from it.' Similarly Seward advised Mercier that French recognition of the Confederacy would result in war with the United States." (Why the North Won the Civil War, p. 60)
        Lincoln continued to see the danger from the European bankers and the two European countries of France and England. He saw the main issue of the war as being the preservation of the union. He repeated his statement that preserving the Union was his main task: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it." (The Irony of Democracy, An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics, by Thomas R. Dye and L. Harmon Zeigler, p. 73)
        But even though Lincoln was not conducting the war over the issue of slavery, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves on September 22, 1862, claiming the right to do so as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy. There was no act of Congress, just the solitary act of the President of the United States. But his act had the force of law, and the American people accepted it as such.
        In addition to the external threat from England and France, Lincoln also had an internal threat to contend with: the central bank. On February 25, 1863, Congress passed the National Banking Act. This act created a federally chartered national bank that had the power to issue U.S. Bank Notes, money created to be loaned to the government supported not by gold but by debt. The money was loaned to the government at interest, and became Legal Tender. This bill was supported and guided by the Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P. Chase.
        Lincoln, after the passage of this act, once again warned the American people. He said:
"The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed." (The Federal Reserve Bank, by H.S. Kennan, p. 9)
        A few months after the passage of the act, the Rothschild bank in England wrote a letter to a New York firm of bankers [Kuhn, Loeb and Co.]: "The few who understand the system (interest-bearing money) will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting the system is inimical to their interests." (National Economy and the Banking System of the United States, by Senator Robert L. Owen, pp. 99-100)
        Lincoln was betting on the blockade he had imposed around the South as a means of keeping England and France out of the war. The blockade was effectively doing this, at least on the surface, but others were using it as a means of making enormous profits. Private individuals were "running" the blockade by equipping several ships with essential provisions for the South, and then hoping that a percentage of these ships would make it through the blockade, so the blockade runner could charge exorbitant prices for the goods in Southern cities. One of these individuals was a Jew by the name of Thomas W. House, a Rothschild agent, who amassed a fortune during the Civil War. House was the father of Colonel Edward Mandell House, the key to the election of President Woodrow Wilson and the passage of the Federal Reserve bill in 1913.
        Lincoln realized that the North needed an ally to keep the European countries out of the war directly, as both nations were building ships capable of running the blockade, and the entry of England and France directly into the war could spell the end of the North and the Union. He looked to other European countries for assistance and found none willing to provide the support for his government. There was one country, however, that had no central bank and therefore no internal force preventing its support of the United States. That country was Russia, who was at the time a great Christian Nation.
        Russia had a large navy and had already pledged its support to Lincoln prior to the beginning of the war. It could now involve itself and keep England and France out of the war because these two nations feared a war with the Russian government.
        Lincoln needed something that he could use as a means of encouraging the Russian people to send their navy to the defense of the United States. Therefore, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves as a gesture to the Russian people who had their Czar free the serfs with a similar proclamation in 1861. Lincoln anticipated that this one act would encourage the Russian people to support their government when it lent support to the Union.