Finding Sound Money and Domestic Terrorism

Here’s something to think about. Bernard Von NotHaus has been charged in federal court for domestic terrorism and counterfeiting for producing a coin called the “Liberty Dollar”. He is facing 25 years in a Federal penitentiary and several millions of dollars worth of silver bullion coins being confiscated. See the story :|head

Ok, if this “Liberty Dollar” is .999 pure silver, what is counterfeit about it? Only that it had “Dollar” minted on it possibly creating a little confusion as to whether the mint these coins originated from were from a U.S. government mint or a private mint. Does this call for being charged with “domestic terrorism” and then being locked up for 25 years and then being robbed of $millions worth of private property? What is the Federal Government using the patriot act for anyways? Are those who are seeking a sound choice in their store of wealth and medium of exchange really going to become criminals under the auspices of this act?

What is so dangerous about using money that actually holds value and is acceptable to people as something tangible? How is this domestic terrorism? When the currency we work for is depreciating in value under the control of the very authorities who issue it, why then would we not be free to choose to work with another? What if we simply choose to barter between specific commodities we may hold with one another? Is this domestic terrorism?

Here is an excerpt from the above article:

“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country.”

OK then…”legitimate currency“. Lets explore that for a moment. If this legal medium of exchange, or, mandated currency, is found among a  majority of people, or for that fact even a minority, unsound and untrustworthy, are we truly in a free system if one does not have a choice in finding a remedy to this problem? To be held to a failing currency by coercion and threat of imprisonment by your government?  To me these are the methods of a tyranny!

Anyone can buy various forms of silver and gold coins that are not minted by the government. Bullion along with coins that are .999 percent silver and gold. The only real difference is that “Von Nothaus did not make his product physically distinctive enough to avoid confusion between his coins and U.S. minted coins.”
Fine, then slap him with a fine and have him create the difference in his coins. But domestic terrorist?! Think deeply about this one everyone, please.

And then this quotation: “…represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country.” Buzzwords for the masses against evil silver alchemists and economic sorcerers.  I  am certain the economic stability of this country has already been threatened by the booms, busts and depressions, of unstable money and not by some people trying to sort through a way to find a solution to this problem. On the contrary, America’s economic stability has already been undermined by the very politicians who refuse to publicly recognize failure in their myriad of policies and admit it. Unless, of course what we are seeing today in American policy is not actually failure but part of a continued effort toward a communist, (or whatever ism or ideology that molds the minds of the masses into becoming the final solution), world order. For more on the comparisons between American policies and communism see the Ten Planks. This article places focus on plank #5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. Strange how America has been battling communism for so long and yet our government’s policies seem to mirror this enemy.

Let me illustrate something with a little scenario. What if you were left with being paid barely enough to support your family and there was little else you could do about it because you have exhausted your immediate means of generating income, or currency? What if you found a way to battle inflation and other forms of currency debauchery without resorting to welfare by using a commodity or any other good to exchange with others in your community? Does this then make you a “domestic terrorist”? Will you become a domestic terrorist if you invest in precious metals as well? Or are you undermining Democracy?
Wait a minute, I thought we were a Representative Constitutional Republic not a democracy. I’ll get into that later.

See my other article: “Earning Good Money”.