In Choosing Honor, Ficalora details how corruption has and is forcing a reconfiguration of our monetary system. Honor, Ficalora says, requires us to be fearless in the face of these forces we have no control over. Choosing honor, Ficalora tells us, requires us to stand for the way money is supposed to work per Constitutional law. A constitutional monetary system has not been a part of our lives since 1913 when the Federal Reserve System was enacted. This reality has festered in the roots of our economy, because the precedent for bad law is that once the law is in place you can not undo that law unless you show that said law is causing more harm to keep then it would cause to undo. As Ficalora rightly points out, the high standard of living we enjoy in the United States can be directly attributed to the Federal Reserve System. Bad law or not United States citizens have thrived over the last century.