I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)
3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)
To the Editor:
I have been waiting for the release of the new Camaro since buying the ’02 Z-28 knowing it was the last year of production. It is good to see the muscle car return to the GM lineup, (“A Muscle Car to the Rescue,” Business, 7/9/09).
GM with its new Camaro, as well as Ford with the Mustang, and Chrysler with the Charger and Challenger is helping put Detroit and the U.S. auto manufacturers back on the map. A powerful image of ingenuity and design.
Let’s not forget the crap that the Japenese manufacturers use to dump on our shores for years despite the billions in subsidies the Japanese government was providing. We called them rice beaters, and rightly so; tin-cans with wheels and crappy engines.
But the Camaro and others will begin to show that lazy, overpaid, inefficient U.S. autoworkers can again make great cars. Now, if GM would have only been smart enough to build the Camaro in a U.S. plant instead of in Ontario, Canada.