Some thought the Second Great Depression was the end of America as we knew it. Others believed it was time to start a new golden age of America. They were all right in the end, though none exactly in the way they feared or hoped. There were many times when history proved to be in the balance. Times when the wrong thing done by the wrong person could have derailed everything we know happened. One of those times was when confidential sources began to spread the word that Ruby Freemon had died in Federal custody during an extended interrogation session. The Federal government denied the reports that former Vice President John Jefferson Freemon’s wife was dead, but they also refused all “proof of life” requests from the Freemon Family lawyer. That did not go over well with the political opposition.