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The “Domestic Terrorist” You Can Call a Hero

• Daily Reckoning

I dreamed I saw Bernard von NotHaus, alive as you or me.

Said I, “But Bernard, you’ve been jailed two years.”

“I never was,” said he.

Bernard has been the called the Rosa Parks of the alternative money movement. More than 10 years ago, he had this idea that he would make his own money — not the fake stuff we are used to, but the real stuff made of actual silver. He called his currency the Liberty Dollar (and why not, since there is no trademark on the word dollar?).

The feds raided him in in 2006. In 2007, the government outright stole 2 tons of coins from him, many of them featuring an image of Ron Paul, plus 500 silver coins and 50 gold coins. They threw him in jail and dragged his name through the mud many times.

He was later convicted of making counterfeit coins — an ironic conviction given that he was making silver coins to compete with official coins made out of scrap metal. That conviction was in March 2011, fully 2½ years ago. The government labeled him a “domestic terrorist.” Yet — and this is what amazed me — he still hasn’t been sentenced. He walks around as free as you or me.


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Great article. One mistaken idea in the words "The revolution will not occur with guns and battles, but through enterprise, entrepreneurship, and a billion tiny acts of peaceful consumer choice."

The revolution is indeed occurring with "guns and battles." It is United States leaders who have revolted against the people of America and the world. In some parts of the world there are large armaments of the U.S. leader rebellion being used in war-battle-form against innocent people. And not only that, but this same kind of activity is starting to become commonplace among the American people - the U.S. Government rebelling against the people... police brutality, TSA, Homeland Security infractions against Americans.

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