Fact of the Day: Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6102 on April 5, 1933, "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates within the continental United States". The order criminalized the possession of monetary gold by any individual, partnership, association or corporation.
Statists hate gold. Gold weakens their power to monopolize your money. This is one reason we're proud of our relationship with Bill Haynes of CMI Gold & Silver.
Bill is helping us make budget this month, by offering a matching pledge. We still need to raise another $1,480 over the next 4 days, to reach the goal, and take all of the money he's offered us.
I'm proud to be one of Bill's customers. The things Bill sells – gold and silver – can help all of us defend ourselves against the ravages of statism (just like Downsize DC does). I have purchased silver coins from Bill – though not nearly as much as I wish I could.
I want to protect my family from inflation. I want to be prepared, should things gets ugly. I believe owning precious metals is part of that preparation.
I hope DC Downsizers are doing the same thing. Just think how much more credibilty and influence we'll have if we're personally ready when the statists cause the next economic calamity. So, not only do I hope you own some gold and silver, I hope you consider Downsize DC part of your self-protection portfolio too.
Thus far this month, DC Downsizers have invested $3,520 in NEW one-time contributions and NEW monthly pledges. And Bill has matched them.
If there was someone reading this who could give $1,000, or two individuals who could give $500, we'd almost CERTAINLY make the goal.
But permit me to fantasize for a moment...
Contributions of all sizes help. But they become investments in our future when they're made as monthly pledges. We have dozens who put in as little as $1 per month. Hundreds of people give more than that, all the way up to $250 per month.
Those pledges are THE FOUNDATION on which we build this organization. Thanks to pledgers, we can plan ahead.
And it would be TREMENDOUS progress for DownsizeDC.org if the remaining $1,480 gap we need to fill came in ENTIRELY in new monthly pledges.
Whether one-time, or monthly, will you see to it that DownsizeDC.org doesn't miss out on the remaining (and very achievable) amount of $1,480?
Let's do it today, with three days to spare in September!
Thank you for your support,
P.S. The mailing address for checks, as well as the PayPal contribution link, can be found on our secure contribution page. If you're sending a check, please hit reply, so we can add it to the count BEFORE it arrives.