Hide Your Gold To Keep It Safe



I just read The Insidious, Hidden Nature Of Theft By Government, which was excellent as usual. However, I question the ending conclusion, “Preserve your labor, your savings and retirement with gold and silver…” Every author of similar articles seems to conclude the same thing. And, I would agree if we were free to own it. Today we are, but what about tomorrow? No author ever mentions that in 1933 the “hoarding” of gold and silver became illegal, per Executive Order 6102. Hoarding at the time meant that it was illegal to own any amount of gold over a mere value of $100 (a face value equivalent to 5 troy ounces (160 g) of Gold valued at about $7800 as of 2011). This information is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102.

I can’t imagine that you are not aware of this, so why are you not pointing this out to your readers. After everyone “preserves” their wealth by buying gold, I believe it’s going to be taken away. People are being led to slaughter.

I welcome a rebuttal that makes good sense. More importantly, if this can happen again, please warn your readers.

Thank you for your consideration,

Steve B.

Dear Steve,

The current official U.S. so-called debt is $16.9 trillion. All the gold ever mined only comes to about $6 trillion. The amount of privately-owned U.S. gold is miniscule compared to $16.9 trillion in debt and would not be worth the effort to confiscate it. Besides, I always recommend you buy it in secret and tell no one who can’t be trusted about your gold; this goes for some family. The Feds can’t confiscate what they don’t know exists.

More likely is that the Feds will confiscate the $18 trillion in individual retirement accounts, 401(k) plans and private pensions.

Best wishes,


Personal Liberty

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • independent thinker

    Mr. Livingston you are ignoring one principle that you preach constantly in other articles. That is CONTROL. It does not matter if the precious metals held by the American public will cover any significant portion of the debt or not if the government confiscates the peoples physical stocks of precious metals then it gives the government that much more control over the people. You are correct in encouraging discretion in the purchase of precious metals and in who you tell about what you possess.

  • Tighernach

    I seriously doubt that, given the Federal Govt’s prevarications, the citizenry will willing comply with a 21st Century version of ExecOrder 6102. It isn’t 1933. Confiscation would have to be enforced at sword point…. and… until such time as the 2nd Amendment is abrogated, that is the de facto declaration of a war against the citizens that cannot be won.

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Great answer, Bob.
    Sure the PTBs can confiscate our Gold, but to do that they will have to come fully out in the open exposing to everybody that they are just a very large self-serving Gang.

  • Jo

    The government is going to take everything you have from your stash of food…to your 401k and retirement. ..along with your gold and silver. The more they take from you the easier to control you and march you off like cattle like Hitler did.