top illustration:

Dangerous Work, George Washington goes west 

when he's a teenager to survey the land of Lord Fairfax .

Dresser, Lawrence (Illustrator).

in Stevenson, Augusta (author)

Washington, Boy Leader. 

Indianapolis/ New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company (1942).

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No law on the books says that we have to work like slaves our entire lives for fear of losing our homes if we don't.  Nonetheless a power to evict developed early in US history, when the security and independence of a homestead (freestead) should have followed the revolution instead.

The power to evict developed on the institution of a tax on landed property and on the expansion of the mortgage industry.  The two devices have played an inflationary game of leapfrog with each other to the present time.  Very few people now own a home without debt.  Most people who think they own property merely rent it from the bank that has a mortgage lien on it.

The revolution threw the Americans deep into debt.  It was difficult for them to save.  Taxes to pay down the debt went on deposit in banks until it was time to pay a creditor.  A banking industry developed that made money by borrowing tax revenues and loaning them out.  Bankers played the point difference between the two loans to acquire their wealth.  Capital that could eventually have come from savings deposits, came from the perpetuation of tax revenues instead.

The rest of the story plays on greed.  When government officials increased taxes, bankers had more tax revenues to play the points on.  More people wanted to get in on the game.  More people wanted to get wealthy by playing it.

Greed and jealousy go hand-in-hand.  The common people are as prone to jealousy as bankers.  When one woman sees another with a baby, she wants a baby.  Then she wants another baby to put the first woman down.  When one woman with two children sees another woman with one baby buy a house, she wants a house and three babies. 

Women who could have postponed childbirth, worked hard, scrimped and saved to make a secure home for their children, made babies and spent jealously instead.  They and the babies' daddies have signed for increasingly large mortgage loans as the banking and housing industries play them for the jealous fools they are.

It's likely that school attendance exacerbates the jealous nature of women.  Consequently, jealousy has enslaved more people more thoroughly over the decades since mandatory school attendance laws were effected in the mid-1800s.

People who work in and profit from schools don't teach children the fundamental principles of US democracy and the original laws of the nation that, if respected and enforced, would emancipate people from schools, taxes, personality disorders, and math disabilities that lead them to make bad decisions.

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3: Trade & Politics 1767-1769

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Illinois Historical Society British Series

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