Congressmen Press the U.S Mint for Action on Counterfeit Gold and Silver Coins

Washington, DC (October 27, 2017) — Congressmen Alex Mooney (R-WV) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) today delivered a formal letter to the United States Mint and Secret Service, urging aggressive action on the growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious metals coins entering the country from China and elsewhere. “Enclosed herewith is a 1995 1 … Read more »

Louisiana Ends Sales Tax on Gold & Silver Bullion

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Signs House Bill 396 to Remove Sales Tax from Certain Precious Metals Baton Rouge, Louisiana — Sound money advocates rejoiced as Governor John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 396 into law in recent days. HB 396, which passed in the Louisiana state house and senate earlier this month by overwhelming … Read more »

Idaho Bill Would End Taxation of Gold and Silver

The Framers of our nation established that gold and silver are money, but federal taxing authorities in recent decades have required taxpayers to pay taxes on this form of money when its exchange for Federal Reserve Notes results in nominal capital “gains.” But that problem may soon be mitigated, at least in Idaho. A prominent … Read more »

Pension Funds Need Gold before It’s Too Late

By Jp Cortez Tens of millions of Americans and their employers pour money into pension plans each month, counting those funds to grow and to be there when needed at retirement. But a time bomb awaits. The bulk of U.S. pension funds are dangerously underfunded, and the assets are often invested in securities that have … Read more »

States Must Help Restore Sound Money in America

By Jp Cortez and Stefan Gleason This article was originally published on Tenth Amendment Center Control the money and you control the people. The federal government has done just that in the United States. Over the last hundred years, the federal government and the Federal Reserve, a privately owned bank cartel conceived of in secret, have … Read more »

What Can Gold Do for Our Money?

One of the chief virtues of a gold standard is that it serves as a restraint on the growth of money and credit. It makes runaway government deficit spending and major monetary catastrophes such as hyperinflation practically impossible. Opponents of a gold standard can’t defend the political malpractices that are enabled by a fiat currency … Read more »

Securing Our Money through Currency Competition

By Jp Cortez of Sound Money Defense League Competition is a good thing. It brings out the best in athletes. It brings out the best in students. It brings out the best in companies. Since monopolies remove the positive effects of competition, however, it makes sense to reexamine one of the most detrimental monopolies that … Read more »

Rolling Back the Taxes on Our Constitutional Money

By Jp Cortez of Sound Money Defense League Imagine if you asked a grocery clerk to break a $5 bill and he charged you a 35 cent in tax. Unfair, right? After all, you were only exchanging one form of money for another. But try walking to a local precious metals dealer in more than … Read more »