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  • Attempts to Replace Confetti Currency Federal Reserve Notes with Precious Metals Are, ‘A Unique Form of Domestic Terrorism’
    March 20th, 2011

    The source for all the quotes in this post is a U.S. Department of Justice Press Release that appears on the web site of the Charlotte field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    http://charlotte.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/ce031811.htm

    I didn’t link directly to this because my guess is that you wouldn’t be doing yourself any favors by clicking through to it from my website. For your reference, I’ve posted the full text at the bottom of this piece.



    Bernard von NotHaus has been convicted of of, “Making, possessing, and selling,” Liberty Dollar coins.

    Let’s look at the statements made by U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins with regard to this matter:

        “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. “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,” she added. “We are determined to meet these threats through infiltration, disruption, and dismantling of organizations which seek to challenge the legitimacy of our democratic form of government.”

    Now, I’d like you to keep Anne Thomkins’ above statements in mind as you consider the following chart:

    The Greenback's Purchasing Power

    The Greenback's Purchasing Power

    That chart only goes to 2004. As of June 2009, the value was down to 4.6 cents.

    Yet, the response of the Federal Government to an individual who offered people an alternative to the horror depicted above?

        Von NotHaus, who remains free on bond, faces a sentence of up to 15 years’ imprisonment on count two of the indictment and a fine of not more than $250,000. Von NotHaus faces a prison sentence of five years and fines of $250,000 on both counts one and three.

    But the real moral of the story is this, and never forget it:

        In addition, the United States is seeking the forfeiture of approximately 16,000 pounds of Liberty Dollar coins and precious metals, currently valued at nearly $7 million.

    Eventually, maniac fascists will come for your precious metals. Why? Because this is the how all fiat currencies wind up:

    Three Eggs Priced in Zimbabwean Dollars

    Three Eggs Priced in Zimbabwean Dollars

    Toilet Paper Only; No Zim Dollars

    Toilet Paper Only; No Zim Dollars

    As regimes fail, their currencies lose fungibility. Regimes that lack fungible currencies can’t maintain and perpetuate themselves. Therefore, anything that stores value, anything that’s fungible, will be in the crosshairs of the desperate vampire state and the maniac fascists who serve it.

    If Anne Tompkins is genuinely interested in infiltrating, disrupting and dismantling organizations which threaten, “Our democratic form of government” [sic.], here are a couple of books, (out of many dozens) that describe the enemy in detail:

    The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin

    Web of Debt by Ellen Hodgson Brown

    Full text of DOJ Press Release:

    http://charlotte.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/ce031811.htm

    For Immediate Release
    March 18, 2011 United States Attorney’s Office
    Western District of North Carolina
    Contact: (704) 344-6222

    Defendant Convicted of Minting His Own Currency

    STATESVILLE, NC—Bernard von NotHaus, 67, was convicted today by a federal jury of making, possessing, and selling his own coins, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Following an eight-day trial and less than two hours of deliberation, von NotHaus, the founder and monetary architect of a currency known as the Liberty Dollar, was found guilty by a jury in Statesville, North Carolina, of making coins resembling and similar to United States coins; of issuing, passing, selling, and possessing Liberty Dollar coins; of issuing and passing Liberty Dollar coins intended for use as current money; and of conspiracy against the United States. The guilty verdict concluded an investigation which began in 2005 and involved the minting of Liberty Dollar coins with a current value of approximately $7 million. Joining the U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins in making today’s announcement are Edward J. Montooth, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Charlotte Division; Russell F. Nelson, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service, Charlotte Division; and Sheriff Van Duncan of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to the evidence introduced during the trial, von NotHaus was the founder of an organization called the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve and Internal Revenue Code, commonly known as NORFED and also known as Liberty Services. Von NotHaus was the president of NORFED and the executive director of Liberty Dollar Services, Inc. until on or about September 30, 2008.

    Von NotHaus designed the Liberty Dollar currency in 1998 and the Liberty coins were marked with the dollar sign ($); the words dollar, USA, Liberty, Trust in God (instead of In God We Trust); and other features associated with legitimate U.S. coinage. Since 1998, NORFED has been issuing, disseminating, and placing into circulation the Liberty Dollar in all its forms throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. NORFED’s purpose was to mix Liberty Dollars into the current money of the United States. NORFED intended for the Liberty Dollar to be used as current money in order to limit reliance on, and to compete with, United States currency.

    In coordination with the Department of Justice, on September 14, 2006, the United States Mint issued a press release and warning to American citizens that the Liberty Dollar was “not legal tender.” The U.S. Mint press release and public service announcement stated that the Department of Justice had determined that the use of Liberty Dollars as circulating money was a federal crime.

    Article I, section 8, clause 5 of the United States Constitution delegates to Congress the power to coin money and to regulate the value thereof. This power was delegated to Congress in order to establish and preserve a uniform standard of value and to insure a singular monetary system for all purchases and debts in the United States, public and private. Along with the power to coin money, Congress has the concurrent power to restrain the circulation of money which is not issued under its own authority in order to protect and preserve the constitutional currency for the benefit of all citizens of the nation. It is a violation of federal law for individuals, such as von NotHaus, or organizations, such as NORFED, to create private coin or currency systems to compete with the official coinage and currency of the United States.

    Von NotHaus, who remains free on bond, faces a sentence of up to 15 years’ imprisonment on count two of the indictment and a fine of not more than $250,000. Von NotHaus faces a prison sentence of five years and fines of $250,000 on both counts one and three. In addition, the United States is seeking the forfeiture of approximately 16,000 pounds of Liberty Dollar coins and precious metals, currently valued at nearly $7 million. The forfeiture trial, which began today before United States District Court Judge Richard Voorhees, will resume on April 4, 2011 in the federal courthouse in Statesville. Judge Voorhees has not yet set a date for the sentencing of von NotHaus.

    “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. “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,” she added. “We are determined to meet these threats through infiltration, disruption, and dismantling of organizations which seek to challenge the legitimacy of our democratic form of government.”

    The case was investigated by the FBI, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department, and the U.S. Secret Service, in cooperation with and invaluable assistance of the United States Mint. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jill Westmoreland Rose and Craig D. Randall, and the forfeiture trial is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tom Ascik and Ben Bain Creed.
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    Replacing confetti currency with gold and silver means Jail Time
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