The best land purchase in history was the Louisiana Purchase constructed and negotiated by Thomas Jefferson. He negotiated the purchase of almost the entire western half of the United States from France for $15m. Besides being one of the architects to the Constitution, this was Thomas Jefferson's greatest contribution to our country.
Below is a photo that I took while I was visiting http://www.boulderriverside.com/ and could not help but notice what a profound statement it is. The piece says:
"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 them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people; to whom it properly belongs". TJ is one of my favorite historical figures and I would love to hear your thoughts at www.FirstAmericanMortgage.net