Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pivotal role of Executive Order 11110 in war conspiracies

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 10289 of September 19, 1951, as amended, is hereby further amended --
(click here to read President Harry S. Truman's Executive Order)

(a) By adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof the following subparagraph (j):

"(j) The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of section 43 of the Act of May 12, 1933, as amended (31 U.S.C. 821 (b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption," and

(b) By revoking subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 thereof.

SEC. 2. The amendment made by this Order shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal cause prior to the date of this Order but all such liabilities shall continue and may be enforced as if said amendments had not been made.

June 4, 1963

Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, USMC, won the Congressional Medal of Honor twice during his extensive career. I first read his bitter words quoted in the frontspiece of a book about South American political and economic realities, "Inside South America," by John Gunther. I bought the book at the base exchange of the Naval Operations Base, Norfolk, Virigina. I was 19 years of age. The author quoted General Butler because he thought his words pretty much summed up the American experience in that area of the hemisphere.

Later that year of 1968, a Son of LIberty wearing Navy dungarees showed me a Silver Certificate and a Liberty Walking coin while he explained the economic significance of what we were seeing in Vietnam - and elsewhere.

(click the above for the basic lecture on the subject, delivered by an acolyte mentored by yet another tin can sailor, George Carlin, student of Lenny Bruce, who rode a can on the North Atlantic run during World War II)

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