Recommended "Without the United States federal government, the Fed would not exist and the money used by Americans would be gold and silver ? things which could not be counterfeited constantly to supply 'money' for war, for special interests, and for other groups and purposes opposed to the interests of the average American. Nor would Americans be forced to literally borrow money ? money created from thin air ? from a privately-owned central bank (as our government does now) and then pay interest on it as part of the national debt. What a scam!" Column by Glen Allport.