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When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people At the point of a gun
Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino

Posted on 01/31/2015 5:10:04 AM PST by george76

FDR, the man who studied Mussolini, who birthed the current intrusive state, who started the drug war in earnest, who put Japanese Americans into concentration camps, who extended the Depression years longer than it needed to be and thereby contributed to the genesis of the Second World War, who tried to pack the Supreme Court, who gave away half of Europe to the Soviets at Yalta, and who confiscated the gold – the real wealth – of the American people.

What a guy. And he still has his face on the dime.

There is a reason why my grandmother, a good New York City Irish catholic despised the man. She thought Roosevelt was a hair’s breadth short of being a dictator.

She was probably being nice.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dictator; fdr; gold; goldbug; goldbugs; ntsa; roosevelt; tinfoiledagain; tyrant; tyrants
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1 posted on 01/31/2015 5:10:04 AM PST by george76
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FDR pales in comparison to what’s goin on today.


2 posted on 01/31/2015 5:13:08 AM PST by servantboy777
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There is nothing that liberals despise more than free choice for others.


3 posted on 01/31/2015 5:16:09 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms - Open Up!" "Must be another UPS delivery, honey.")
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My dad, born in ‘08, voted for him once, fooled by the fancy footwork, but came to his senses as the odor of socialism became obvious. He believed FDR adored and feared Stalin. FDR’s adoption of Keynes’ economic theories are the direct reason we have the debt we have today.


4 posted on 01/31/2015 5:19:52 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: servantboy777
FDR pales in comparison to what’s goin on today.

He fathered what's going on today!

5 posted on 01/31/2015 5:21:21 AM PST by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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To: george76

The people of that time gave up their gold without a fight and they’re called “The Greatest Generation”. Go figure.


6 posted on 01/31/2015 5:25:01 AM PST by smoothsailing
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Social Security was the beginning of it. What was so nervy about it was that the idea was sold to churches on a benevolence appeal, not warning them that this was going to be a new form of “Caesar charity” that sought to eclipse the grace of God.


7 posted on 01/31/2015 5:25:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: george76
There is a reason why my grandmother, a good New York City Irish catholic despised the man.

As did my maternal grandfather. Grandpa reacted to FDR much as I do to BHO, and with many of the same naughty words.

Tradition!

Mr. niteowl77

8 posted on 01/31/2015 5:26:44 AM PST by niteowl77 (The five stages of Progressive persuasion: lecture, nudge, shove, arrest, liquidate.)
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To: smoothsailing

A war handily distracted America from attention to such issues.


9 posted on 01/31/2015 5:26:54 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: smoothsailing

And now that this has been repealed, the rationale is seen for the sham it was/is.


10 posted on 01/31/2015 5:28:30 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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FDR was a tyrant, not quite so bad as the other tyrants abroad in the 30’s and 40’s but awful enough to have left us with fiat currency and social security. He is, IMHO, the worst president in our history.


11 posted on 01/31/2015 5:29:10 AM PST by muir_redwoods ("He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative." G.K .C)
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bump for later


12 posted on 01/31/2015 5:30:50 AM PST by gattaca (Republicans believe every day is July 4, democrats believe every day is April 15. Ronald Reagan)
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To: muir_redwoods

It’s one thing to curse such darknesses.

Who can light some candles?


13 posted on 01/31/2015 5:32:51 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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if everyone were to light a candle, it would be bright as day

light a candle whenever you’re exposed to the darkness of the left.

never let their bs go unchallenged.


14 posted on 01/31/2015 5:39:18 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The gold was confiscated in 1933, well before Americans were distracted by war. Roosevelt had stolen all the gold by 1934, 7 years before Pearl Harbor. He did it by Executive Order, failure to comply was punishable by heavy fines and up to 10 years in prison. What a guy, no wonder Democrats worship him.


15 posted on 01/31/2015 5:41:10 AM PST by smoothsailing
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FDR needed Wilson for his own “success”. without our illegal help there would not have been a Lusitania incident and our entrance into WWI and the conditions that brought all the 1920-30s dictators.
16 posted on 01/31/2015 5:41:53 AM PST by zek157
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My maternal grandfather was a New Deal Democrat who actually met FDR on gov’t business, and my grandfather became disenchanted with the whole thing and started voted Republican.


17 posted on 01/31/2015 5:44:36 AM PST by River Hawk
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To: smoothsailing

And he was wheelchair-bound... some in that position seek to rise above conventional limitations but I wonder if he felt a desire to avenge his misfortune on... well, on just what I don’t know, but I can tell about the passion of wanting to find something, anything to bash in the face of great misfortune.


18 posted on 01/31/2015 5:46:45 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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It’s possible that could have “sprinkled bad blood” over the circumstances... pretty heinous bad blood given the rise and acceptance of a Hitler.


19 posted on 01/31/2015 5:48:05 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: smoothsailing

It was actually the parents of “the greatest generation” who gave it up. My grandparents talked about it; they didn’t give up their few coins that easily.


20 posted on 01/31/2015 5:50:40 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard the Third: Loyalty Binds Me)
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