Today in History: FDR and Congress Take U.S. off the Gold Standard

On April 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 “forbidding the Hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States.” The effect of the order was to criminalize the possession of monetary gold by any individual, partnership, association or corporation. Two months later, on June 5, 1933,  Congress passed…

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Utah House and Senate Leadership Block Five Opportunities to Advance Liberty

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 30, 2016) – Utah State House and Senate leadership maintained the status quo and enabled unconstitutional federal overreach during the 2016 legislative session, killing five bills that would have blocked the enforcement of unconstitutional policies. Several of the bills never even received a vote.

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Oklahoma Reaffirms Gold and Silver As Legal Tender Under New Law

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 11, 2014 – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill into law that declares gold and silver as legal tender within the state. Signed last week, Senate Bill 862 (SB862) was introduced by Sen. Clark Jolley and Rep. Gary Banz, with co-sponsorship from Sen. Natham Dahm. It reads, in part: Gold…

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Monetary Reform: A State or Federal Government Solution?

Slowly but surely, monetary reform and the need to rein in the Federal Reserve is pushing into the American conscience. Forbes magazine contributor, Ralph Benko published an op-ed piece this week in which he claims that the next big political issue will be, as he puts it, following the “shrinking” money. He writes, “Americans feel their dollars shrinking. We don’t like it. And we are groping for a way to stop it.” Mr. Benko believes that this issue can re-unite the Republican Party by addressing common concerns of the Tea Party and establishment Republicans.

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