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Sign the White House petition to audit the U.S. gold reserve and track its ownership
8:50p ET Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Jim Sinclair tonight calls attention to a petition started at the White House Internet site calling upon the U.S. government to audit the U.S. gold reserve -- and to account for any surreptitious ownership claims to the gold.
The petition reads in part: "The gold bars need to be assayed and weighed. Once the gold is verified the paper trail must be audited to determine who really owns the gold; i.e., how much has been loaned to bankers and dealers and sold or swapped to non-Treasury entities including foreign governments. The audit must include professional auditors outside of the Mint, Treasury, GAO, Inspector General, and Federal Reserve system."
If 25,000 people electronically sign the petition, the White House is obliged to forward it to policy experts for review and to make a public statement about it.
Of course the U.S. government may be less likely to tell the truth about its gold than to declare signers of the petition to be terrorists and to send rocket-firing drone aircraft after them or have them hauled off to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, outside the jurisdiction of the federal courts and beyond any claim of habeas corpus. But it's a risk we have to take and if enough people sign and the petition has to be answered, clamor about the gold issue will increase.
You never know. Heck, today on CNBC Rick Santelli mentioned GATA as if everybody should already know about us --
-- so maybe if enough people sign the petition GATA Chairman Bill Murphy could get invited onto Piers Morgan's program on CNN or at least ABC's "The Bachelor," which has a larger audience.
To sign the petition you'll have to take a few seconds to create a simple account with the White House -- name, e-mail address, and ZIP code -- but don't let that bother you. The U.S. government already has a lot more on you than that:
So please consider signing the petition and urging your friends to sign it. It can be found here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
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