"Financial institutions, noted for insisting on their customers' compliance with numerous ritualistic formalities, are not sympathetic petitioners in urging relaxation of elementary business practice[s]. It is a tenet of commercial law that 'holdership and the potential for becoming holders in due course should only be accorded to transferees who observe the historic protocol.'" Adams v. Madison Realty & Development, Inc., 88 F.2d 163 (3d Cir., 1988).
"The ideals which have lighted my way, and [which] time after time have given me the courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth."
"If a man is to accomplish all that is required of him, he must deem himself greater than he is. So long as he does not carry this to an absurd length we readily put up with it."
"For a man to make a difference, he must BE different."
-Kenneth Eric Trent
"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."
"I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
--Thomas Jefferson, 1816
As to MERS:
"Throughout history, executioners have always worn masks."