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Why Do our Political Leaders Believe it is Unnecessary to Thoroughly Audit our Own Gold?

{Editor’s Note: This is the 6th installment of a series of articles attempting to address the 32 questions posed by Ron Paul in his recent farewell speech given in front of Congress. Check out the previous installment, Why Does Germany not Trust the Fed with its Gold}

The LA Times (and many publications like it) in its infinite wisdom lobbed a rather weak, very condescending answer to this question back in August (LA Times Article). To summarize their answer-they don’t you crazy conspiracy theorists! In a rather mocking, nose-in-the-air piece, we are introduced to the concept in an almost laughable way…

Some conspiracy theorists suspect that the billions of dollars’ worth of bullion might have been looted in a dramatic heist, a la the movie “Die Hard: With a Vengeance.” Others claim that the gold has been used in a shadowy government transaction, or swapped with gold-painted bars. It’s even caught the attention of politicians like Rep. Ron Paul and members of Germany’s Parliament.

The article explains that Uncle Sam, in yet another honest display of transparency that we have grown so accustomed to from his numerous trustworthy endeavors, has given these crazed conspiracy nuts a bowl of proof filled pudding to swallow. Its downright disregard for the reasonable request of honest accounting from a regulatory cartel that demands it from everyone else is a troubling reminder of why this question will never be adequately answered-everyone’s in on it. The puppeteer special interests behind the scenes, their stringed dolls dancing the act in DC, and the plentiful state apologists in the media and academia all frame such questioning as absurd. Being “more educated” in the traditional sense teaches you that such questions and criticism of the infallible and benevolent government are just silly. A quote from a fed official included in the article compares such foolish audit demanding notions as “the gold bug equivalent of the birther movement.”

“The calls for audits are saying, ‘We don’t trust the government for the last 200 years,’” said Ted Truman, a former assistant Treasury secretary and Fed official.”

Why are such sentiments as government distrust laughed away as small minded idiocy? Even if a full audit proved such “conspiracy loons” were dead wrong, is it not a worthwhile act of a transparent government to answer the questions? I would love to tell the IRS that they are insane for requiring me to prove that I have paid my taxes in full, but unfortunately such diverting tactics only travel one way streets. When you are audited, it’s for the common good that would otherwise suffer due to man’s dishonesty. But when a government’s integrity (an institution, mind you, that is granted immunity from the law of the land itself AND comprised of the same dishonest beings feared individually) is called into question in modern discourse, you are quickly tagged as a radical fool. This not only comes from Washington, or the powerful media, or the schoolbooks you spent your life studying. It comes from your neighbors, your friends, your teachers, your parents.

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It all boils down to Corruption and Blackmail

The International Bankers who own the Federal Reserve Bank essentially have unlimited funds. They entice key people (congress, Supreme Court Justices, heads of media & corporations, etc.) to enter into corruption so they can be blackmailed into backing key things on the bankers agenda (They also actively keep extensive secret dossiers on key people on all illegal activity tax evasion, pedophilia, you name it). That's why we see illogical things being supported in government and in the media like "We shouldn't audit the Gold", the Banker Bailouts, John Robert's switch in favor of Obamacare, or the political correctness that "we mustn't disrespect the lives of those lost on 9/11 by suggesting that maybe the WTC Towers were blown up." It's instructive to watch this two part interview here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=737t_T4xihk

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeizMUfLeBk

For a good overall picture of getting into the mindset of the bankers and what their agenda is see this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGAaPjqdbgQ

-Bloatedtoad

They see it as a Lose/Lose proposition.

To Keynesians, gold isn't money. Its a static asset. Counting it could fuel a demand to return to a gold standard. Thats if it IS all there.

And if it ISN'T all there (and we know it won't be) all hell will break lose and heads will roll.

Government doesn't want to deal with either of those scenarios.

deacon's picture

the answer is

the fed gov owns no gold,fort knox is empty
this is why JFK wanted silver backed notes
the fed reserve now owns what we used to own
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depressiuon

The simple answer: Its easier

The simple answer:
Its easier to keep on spending and manipulating the money supply if the amount of gold kept on hand is in question.

It doesnt matter if it is there or not(for the sake of this particular point). All that matters is if they did the audit, people would be forced to see that they dont have nearly the amount of gold required to support the amount of debt the US government is in.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Most likely

They will never allow a real audit. Of course, that's all the more reason to keep pushing it. I'd be willing to bet they have little if any if the gold they claim to have .

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If we have nothing to hide

I don't see why this would be such an improbable request

I'm sure

It's in the interest of "national security" AKA securing the State, against the people it has stolen from.

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