From David P.
Proclamation by President Franklin Roosevelt, April 5, 1933
President do declare that the national emergency still exists; that the
continued private hoarding of gold and silver by subjects of the United States
poses a grave threat to peace, equal justice, and the well-being of the United
States; and that appropriate measures must be taken immediately to protect the
interest of our people. Therefore, pursuant to the above authority, I hereby
proclaim that such gold and silver holdings are prohibited, and that all such
coin, bullion or other possessions of gold and silver be tendered within
fourteen days to agents of the Government of the United States for compensation
at the official price, in the legal tender of the Government. All safe deposit
boxes in banks and financial institutions have been sealed pending action in the
due course of the law. All sales or purchases or movements of such gold and
silver within the borders of the United States and it's territories, and all
foreign exchange transactions or movements of such metals across the border are
Background info here.
What does that mean, "equal justice"? Just curious. Seems a bit ambiguous, a bit subjective. That term just happened to catch my eye.
An Executive Order, the stroke of a pen... One man's decision. It becomes the law of the land. See how easy that was? Its for the common good, ya know.
Imagine what else they could confiscate via Executive Order. Pretty much anything, I'd guess. And they will. And you know it. They will take from the Makers to give to the Takers. They will take it all. Everything. Do you know what will allow them to do it? The fact that no one will resist it. Incremental dissolution of our rights. Incremental theft of our property, including the earnings of our labor. One small bite at a time. NO ONE WILL RESIST IT. You know that's true. Think about that.