King Solomon states that there is Not anything new under the sun [Eccl.1:9,10]. History is for us to remember and to learn from what was right, and wrong. "As long as the earth remains, there will be seed, time, and harvest." There is a time, and a season, for everything.
Long before Daniel 2, history shows kingdoms, rising and collapsing, often because of the same cause. The Word of God [Elohim] is quite detailed in how the "House of Israel" would fall into Idol worship, then would be scattered. Kingdoms/empires rise and collapse because of wickedness. Stealing from it's own, is a sign of decline.
The Progressive area in America brought a shift in the Branches, to the Executive, with many vines that produced agencies that fell under the Executive Branch. Then came many Executive Orders that plainly violates the U.S.C.. E.O. 6102 signed in 4/5/33 forbidding the hoarding of gold coins, bullion, and *certificates.
The "trading with the **enemy Act" of 1917 and amended by the "Emergency Banking Act" of 1933, made it a violation that was punishable by fine up to 10,000$ or 10 yrs. imprisonment for hording gold. People were ordered to turn in the gold for 20.67; which is equivalent to 372.75[March2013].
Wicked leaders have an insatiable appetite for control-even of other's dreams. Their American Dream is man-made; just as their Religion is. The people on the earth have an opportunity to get ahead - there is "Nothing New under the sun."