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2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States
The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China — to name a few — continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic power of Federal Reserve Notes (referred to today as the dollar) is slowly slipping away. Simultaneously, whispers—once relegated to fringe... Read More

Showdown Looms on Federal Spending, Border Wall

Showdown Looms on Federal Spending, Border Wall
U.S. government agencies could run out of operating funds starting on midnight this Friday, December 7th. At issue: President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. He wants Congress to commit $5 billion for construction of a wall along portions of the U.S.-Mexico border. The migrant caravan that recently attempted to crash the border near Tijuana has helped rally Republicans to support... Read More

Sadly, Sound Money ISN’T on the Ballot

Sadly, Sound Money ISN’T on the Ballot
Americans will be headed to the polls to cast ballots in the midterm elections. Polling suggests that Democrats will return to power in the House of Representatives. Republicans are favored to hold on to the Senate. However, political polls have proven less than reliable. There are plenty of people expecting a surprise once the votes are counted. But there are... Read More

Trump’s Backdoor Power Play to Rein In the Fed

Trump’s Backdoor Power Play to Rein In the Fed
“Just run the presses – print money.” That’s what President Donald Trump supposedly instructed his former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn to do in response to the budget deficit. The quote appears in Bob Woodward’s controversial book Fear: Trump in the White House. Trump disputes many of the anecdotes Woodward assembled. But regardless of whether the President used those exact words,... Read More

Congressmen Introduce Bill to End Taxation of Gold and Silver

Congressmen Introduce Bill to End Taxation of Gold and Silver
Washington, DC (September 7, 2018) – The battle to end taxation of constitutional money has reached the federal level as U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) today introduced sound money legislation to remove all federal income taxation from gold and silver coins and bullion. The Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act – backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Money Metals Exchange,... Read More

Money, Fake Money, and Sound Money

Money, Fake Money, and Sound Money
Americans no longer carry gold and silver money in our pockets and purses as our grandparents did. But we still carry the history, legacy, and spirit of those gold and silver coins in our language. “Sound money” embodies a clear message recognized for centuries around the world. It describes the musical, metallic ring of a gold, silver, or copper coin... Read More

Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018’s Sound Money Index

Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018’s Sound Money Index
Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018’s ‘Sound Money Index,’ Which Was Just Released by the Sound Money Defense League The 2018 Sound Money Index is the first index of its kind, ranking all 50 states using 9 indicators to determine which states offer the most pro-sound money environment in the country Charlotte, NC (July 9th, 2018) –Utah, Texas, and Wyoming... Read More

Questions on U.S. Treasury and Fed on Gold Activities

Questions on U.S. Treasury and Fed on Gold Activities
Member of House Monetary Policy Committee Questions U.S. Treasury and Fed on Gold Activities Washington, DC (April 25th, 2018) – A U.S. Representative posed several pointed questions to the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury this week as to their activities involving America’s gold, including, apparently, efforts to “drive gold out of the world financial systems in favor of the... Read More

Wyoming House Votes to Remove Taxation from Gold

Wyoming House Votes to Remove Taxation from Gold
Cheyenne, Wyoming (February 27, 2018) – The Wyoming State House today overwhelmingly approved a bill which helps restore constitutional, sound money in Wyoming. State Representatives voted 44-14 to pass House Bill 103 sending the measure introduced by Representative Roy Edwards (R-Gillette) to the Senate for a hearing. Backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Campaign for Liberty, and Money Metals Exchange, HB 103... Read More

Idaho House Votes to Remove Income Taxation from Gold

Idaho House Votes to Remove Income Taxation from Gold
Idaho House Votes Overwhelmingly to Remove Income Taxation from Gold & Silver Boise, Idaho (February 12, 2018) – The Idaho State House today overwhelming approved a bill which helps restore constitutional, sound money in the Gem State. State representatives voted 60-9 to pass House Bill 449 sending the measure introduced by House Majority Leader Mike Moyle and Senate Assistant Majority Leader... Read More