There has not been much talk about the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) in the past. Fortunately, this trend is reversing. In the past it was difficult to find some sunshine on this secretive central bank. In 2012, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas sponsored a bill to audit the Fed; the bill (H.R. 459) passed the House, 327-98. While this is a step in the right direction, more work needs done. Even the founding of the Federal Reserve is shrouded in mystery and deceit.