The so-called national debt is a record of theft.
When the dollar was fixed as a weight of silver, about 3/4 ounce, a half dollar coin then was about 3/8 ounce, Ag and the Treasury was "paying" 3/8 ounce for 8/8 ounce and in fact were stealing 5/8 of all Silver they took. The people never caught on because decades earlier, they were convinced falsely that the dollar was a piece of paper!---and another piece of paper was 10 dollars or 100 dollars?
*If you divided the ounces in a gallon by the ounces in a pint, would you have the price of milk? Of course not but someone divided the grains in an ounce (480) by the grains in a dollar (371 1/4) and came up with 1.29 and decided that when the price of silver reached 1.29, it would be too expensive to use as money. INCREDIBLE!
*In the beginning, the price of ANYTHING in dollars meant how much silver was required in ex-change for anything else. The price of silver meant how much silver was needed to buy silver?? "What fools these mortals be."—Shakespeare
In the years 1942, 1943 and 1944, our nickels were partly silver and 1943 cents were steel coated with zinc. The late great Tupper Saussy, author of The Miracle On Main Street, provided the reason: There were some out-of-print books that president Franklin Roosevelt wanted to stay out of print. The best way to achieve that was to melt the copper plates used to print the books. There must be justification for all act-ions so, FDR announced that the copper was needed for the war effort. Nickels were made with some silver content for three years and the cents were zinc coated steel just for 1943, I heard once that those cents did not work well in one cent vending ma-chines. If you see a bunch of nickels and one seems quite dark, it may be silver. If the mint mark of P, D or S is above Monticello, the home of Jefferson, it is definitely silver.
I notice the price of 4 precious metals daily rising most days and the price of silver is almost always greater percentage wise than the other three.