Monday, March 21, 2011
The US finally catches a terrorist...
By Silver Shield
The world hit a whole new level of crazy today. So crazy that even I might be at a loss for words to describe how screwed up this is.
Look into the eyes of terror… This man looks as dangerous as Osama bin Laden and Hitler all rolled into one. This “Domestic Terrorist” was convicted today by the Federal Government for conspiracy against the United States. He faces 15 years in jail for this horrendous crime. What was this “Domestic Terrorist’s” crime? Was he complicit in 9/11? How about the Oklahoma City bombing? Or the Anthrax attacks? Or the collapse of the housing or stock markets? No, this 67 year old’s crime was minting silver coins call the Liberty Dollar.
“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Tompkins said in announcing the verdict. (Source)
Bernard von NotHaus was convicted for making, possessing and selling his own coins by a Federal Jury . Von NotHaus was the driving force behind the Liberty Dollar program that created real silver and gold coins for people to use as money. The Liberty Dollar was more of an intellectual assault on our money paradigm than anything else. He marketed coins with real intrinsic value so that people could “inflation proof” their savings. His company educated people about what real money was all about while minted these high grade coins.
Money can be anything provided that it has three characteristics; 1. medium of exchange, 2. unit of account, 3. store of Value. Legal tender is government-sanctioned money. The Liberty Dollar never claimed to be legal tender. In his indictment he was charged with “conspiracy with uttering and passing, a coin of silver in resemblance of genuine coins of the United States in the denominations of five dollars and greater, and intended for use as current money.” With that indictment, the Feds conducted a pre-dawn raid on von NotHaus and confiscated $4,000,000 in gold, silver and cash on June 6th, 2009. In the press release about his conviction they claimed that his coins had features associated with legitimate U.S. coinage. Among the features that von NotHaus had on his coins was a dollar sign “$” and the word “dollar” on it. The Constitutional definition of a dollar which was defined in the Coinage Act of 1792 as either 24.75 gr. (troy) of fine gold or 371.25 gr. (troy) of fine silver. These Liberty Dollars are actually a lot closer to the Constitutional version of the dollar, than the dirty green toilet paper the Federal Reserve creates out of thin air.
The Magic Kingdom...
That is just the domestic threat, what about the foreign threat? I also have evidence that there is a subversive coalition of countries that are also seeking to destroy the American’s faith in our dollar by creating their own “dollars”. Instead of wasting our time in Iraq, and Libya with their weird dinars, we should conduct pre-dawn raids to seize the assets of these “dollar” countries. I think we should get approval from the UN, since apparently the Congress does not have the power anymore, to invade these countries immediately. Here is the list of the new Axis of Evil that use the subversive “dollar” on their currency; Canada, Grenada, Ecuador, Suriname, El Salvador, Panama, Belize, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brunei, East Timor, Australia, New Zealand and the very “evil nation” of Saint Lucia. Furthermore, I would suggest that the US Government seize all assets of any American citizen conspiring with this enemy by having this “fraudulent” money in their possession. To be safe, we should conduct pre-dawn raids on all US citizens that live within a day’s drive of Canada. These traitors may have given aid, comfort and funding to this new Axis of Evil by having Canadian Dollars in their cup holders of their cars or worse their coin jar. We would not want to these Canadian dollars to be confused with our legal tender. Shudder the thought!