A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 02, 2010
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikiquote: Andrew Fletcher
Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653 – September 1716) was a Scottish writer, politician and patriot. He was a Commissioner of the old Parliament of Scotland and opposed the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England.

Sourced
I said I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Christopher’s sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads he need not care who should make the laws of a nation, and we find that most of the ancient legislators thought that they could not well reform the manners of any city without the help of a lyric, and sometimes of a dramatic poet.
. ‘An ACCOUNT of A CONVERSATION concerning A RIGHT REGULATION of GOVERNMENTS For the common Good of Mankind: In A LETTER to the Marquiss of Montrose , the Earls of Rothes, Roxburg and Haddington , From London the first of December, 1703’. Later variants express the sentiment in the first person, e.g.:
.. Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.
.. Give me the making of a people’s songs, and I care not who makes its laws.

Wikiquote: Conspiracy
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Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!
. Attributed to Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744 - 1812). No primary source for this is known and the earliest attribution to him known is 1935 (Money Creators, Gertrude M. Coogan). Before that, “Let us control the money of a nation, and we care not who makes its laws” was said to be a “maxim” of the House of Rothschilds, or, even more vaguely, of the “money lenders of the Old World”. This is a play on an English proverb, Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.

Google Books
Hearings with reference to currency legislation
By United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office
1908
Pg. 3:
COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D. C., Wednesday, January 29, 1908.
Pg. 6:
The maxim of the money lenders of the Old World will then be in operation: “Let us control the money of a country and we care not who makes its laws.”

Google Books
20 August 1910, La Follette’s Weekly Magazine, pg. 13:
“LET ME WRITE the songs of a nation and I care not who writes its law.” So says the poet.

But, let me control the money of a nation and I WILL write the laws of that nation.

Google Books
h cost of living: cause--remedy
By Cushing Daniel
Washington, DC: Monetary Educational Bureau
1912
. 123:
Recognizing the interest that England had in our money system, and the infleunce of her money lenders at this time, we can fully realize the tremendous meaning and significance of theit maxim.

‘Let us control the money of a country and we care not who makes its laws.”

Google Books
United States congressional serial set
By United States. Government Printing Office.
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office
1913
Pg. 3138:
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, October 17, 1913.
Pg. 3142:
This has been well known by all lenders of money, even before the House of Rothschild reduced it to the broad maxim, “Let us control the money of a country and we care not who makes the laws.”

17 January 1934, San Antonio (TX) Light, “Economic Slvaery” by Robert H. Hemphill, pg. 2B, col. 6: 
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.” ...Mayer Anlesm Rothschild (1790).

1 May 1938, Oregonian (Portland, OR). Sunday magazine, pg. 8, col. 6:
The first Rothschild said: “Give me the control of the money of a country and I care not who makes its laws.”

Google Books
National Economy and the Banking System of the United States
By Robert Latham Owen
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office
1939
Pg. 99:
Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws
(Mayer Anselm Rothschild, 1790).

Google Books
8 May 1939, Miami (FL) News, pg. 8A, col. 7:
Baron Rothschild once remarked confidentially to Disraeli: “Let me create and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes its laws.”

Google Books
The Politics of Plenty
By Norman Smith
London, G. Allen and Unwin ltd.
1944
Pg. 24:
No wonder Mayer Anselm Rothschild, founder of that illustrious house, wrote at the end of the eighteenth century: “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws!”

Rense.com
Rothschilds & Rockefellers -
Trillionaires Of The World
Learn your history before it repeats on you.

By New World Order
12-3-7
“Money is Power”, or shall we say, “The Monopoly to Create Credit Money and charge interest is Absolute Power”. (Alex James)

Amsel (Amschel) Bauer Mayer Rothschild, 1838:

“Let me issue and control a Nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws”. 

The Huffington Post
Goldman Sachs Backlash Makes Its Way To China
First Posted: 06- 7-10 08:12 AM | Updated: 06- 7-10 08:23 AM
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COMMENTS
US1st2009 03:42 PM on 6/08/2010
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the greatest crook told everyone almost 200 years ago:
“Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who makes its laws.”
baron ma rothschild - 1818 - 1874

Posted by Barry Popik
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