by: the Common Constitutionalist
Conservative geeks like me, and a lot of you, listen to our fair share of talk radio. Often times commercials during these various radio broadcasts repeat, either several times during the same program, or the sponsor will purchase ads on a number of conservative talk shows.
One such ad which has been repeated lately is for the purchase of precious metals, like gold and silver. The commercial informs us that country X has purchased several hundred tons of gold and that investment bank Y recently bought 1 million ounces of silver. The inference is that if they are buying precious metals, shouldn’t you also? What do they know that we don’t and why aren’t we being told?
Precious metals have historically been purchased as a hedge against inflation or when the “fit hits the shan.” Preppers have long advocated the ownership of some gold and/or silver as a source of barter if there is an economic collapse – or the government comes-a-calling and decides it wants what you have. Maybe the government decides their desire is so great that they simple seize your assets, like your bank accounts?
Maybe it doesn’t need to be an end-of-the-world scenario for a government to do such a thing. Maybe they just don’t like you. Maybe it’s that you’re just too religious – too Christian. It could be that you have been caught up in a phony trumped up scheme of discrimination against a homosexual couple, for which you simply refused to make a wedding cake.