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United States NotesAccording to the December 2012 report by the U.S. Treasury Dept., out of the $450 million Greenbacks issued during the American Civil War, there is an estimated $239 million still outstanding.

In 2013 dollars, this would be at least $10 billion, according to this inflation calculator. While not significant today, it’s significant that such a huge percentage of the Greenbacks are still in circulation, given that they were ordered to be taken out of circulation in 1971, so there have been many that are being privately circulated or collected.

While there were $500 million in interest-bearing bonds that were issued as backing for them, the money supply grew by a total of $950 million, and the interest-free Greenbacks provided significant funding for the Civil War, when the total debt was $2.7 billion by 1865, and no interest was due, nor will ever be due, on the $450 million issued, and nothing is stopping the U.S. government from returning to directly-issued interest-free currency, other than lack of political will.

As for the validity of the American Civil War, I have publicly stated on my radio program and in a recent public presentation that the States had the right to secede from the Union, and that President Lincoln and the Union were in the wrong. The effectiveness of the Greenbacks, and of any interest-free currency, is something that can be independently judged.

For more on United States Notes, see my articles:

1) Gary North gives the false impression that interest-free United States Notes are no longer valid

2) Gary North deliberately omits the fact that United States Notes are interest-free

3) Michael Badnarik on issuing interest-free fiat money like Lincoln did: “That’d be a step in the right direction”

4) Don’t just blame Lincoln for a national legal tender law — Washington signed one, too

5) The Federal Reserve lies about United States Notes (Lincoln Greenbacks)

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The U.S. Treasury Department paid Walt Disney for WWII-era propaganda to convince Donald Duck fans how great the personal income tax is.

That is, that unconstitutional tax brought in the same year as the privately-owned Federal Reserve, to insure the national debt.

In 2012, the U.S. government is paying for HIV/AIDS propaganda, by funding a university professor who blogs about those who question the theory that underpins his financing.

Thanks to Lee Rogers for bringing this to my attention on his February 20, 2012 broadcast.

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“The World’s Most Listened to Late Night Talk Show”, Coast to Coast AM, with its estimated 3 million weekly listeners, has recently presented the case for sovereign, debt-free currency, over the gold standard.

On May 23, 2010, Joseph P. Farrell, author of Babylon’s Banksters, presented his case. From the show description:

One is a closed system, based on scarce resources, energy or money. The other is an open system, in which energy is in abundant supply, “and where money in turn reflects this by being a creation of the state, and therefore a debt-free instrument of exchange,” he detailed.

Any bank including the Federal Reserve can never issue interest, they can only lend money into circulation, so that there’s never enough money to pay the interest on the principle, he continued. A state, however, can issue debt-free money yet past US Presidents such as Lincoln, Garfield, and Kennedy all ended up assassinated after they tried to change the banking system, Farrell pointed out.

Then, on June 28, investigative journalist Jim Marrs, author of Rule by Secrecy and The Rise of the Fourth Reich, presented his case. From the show description:

He referred to the US as a “zombie nation” because citizens and the country itself are trillions of dollars in debt. JFK ended up dead not longer after he issued $4.2 billion in currency that was printed by the Treasury instead of the Federal Reserve, which in reality is a group of 12 banks that charge interest, he noted.

Read how the illegal Federal Reserve lies about United States Notes (Lincoln Greenbacks), and about private central bank misinformation.

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From the U.S. Treasury Department’s latest numbers of major foreign holders of treasury securities, we see that China owned $877.5 billion and Japan owned $768.50 billion in February 2010.

From their historical data, we see that China overtook Japan as the largest foreign holder of treasury securities as recently as September 2008, the month that the world’s economic system was thrown into turmoil by the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the stock and real estate market.

However, Japan isn’t the second-largest holder of U.S. treasury securities — the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank of New York is. That is, one of the 12 member banks of the illegal privately owned Federal Reserve System of the United States.

From their official numbers on April 21, 2010, they owned $771.57 billion in U.S. treasury securities — $3 billion more than Japan did in February.

Their parent organization, the Federal Reserve, lies about interest-free United States Notes, the currency that Congress issued to fund the Civil War, when the bankers were demanding 20-30% interest.

While United States Notes didn’t benefit the bankers, they clearly benefitted the American people, by not having to pay any interest during their entire lifetime, including to this very day. On the other hand, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is receiving interest from their $771 billion in treasury securities, and as a member bank of the Federal Reserve, it receives a 6% annual dividend on its stock in the Federal Reserve System, with the proceeds going to private interests.

Even calculating with the current all-time low Federal Funds Rate of 0.25% on all the bank’s $771 billion in treasury securities, that’s nearly $2 billion a year in interest that could be saved by this and future generations, which will be compounded every year, and will reach $15-50 billion when annual interest rates reach a more historically recent level of between 2-6%.

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