“…This entire mess began with the traitor on the $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton, …”
Aaron Burr did a great service to his country. There’s no telling what additional mischief Hamilton would have done, had be been around to do so in the case of the banks. It would be poetic justice to have Burr’s face on the ten, but after it becomes exchangeable for real coin and ceases to be debt based.
Not only did Burr and Hamilton become enemies but, according to historical accounts, so did Burr and Jefferson. Jefferson’s attempts to eliminate Burr on treason charges (unsuccessfully) portrays Jefferson as a multifaceted personage whose declarations on banking and money seem inconsistent with his views on other issues, like using his influence to unfairly prosecute Burr without sufficient evidence. In fact all these historical figures fail to represent a consistent theme in their entirety. Chalk it up to selfish ambition, perhaps, rather than serving the public’s interests.
Also Burr’s association with JP Morgan and Chase Bank, which currently are running roughshod over the rights of people to honest money could portray a lack of foresight on Burr’s part to what these banks would morph themselves into (TARP, Paulson, et al). With the passage of some hundreds of years many could disagree with that assessment, but to the rest of us even the passage of time does not change the plundering ways of organizational objectives. Just research how JP Morgan, for example, became a US based banking empire.