"Alternative currency" promoter guilty of domestic terrorism

I wonder if his lawyer will accept Liberty Dollars as payment?

The leader of a group that marketed a fake currency called Liberty Dollars in the Asheville area and elsewhere has been found guilty by a federal jury of conspiracy against the government in a case of “domestic terrorism.”

Bernard von NotHaus was convicted...

I gotta stop right there and say, "Being proud of your heritage is cool, but if your name reads or sounds really funny (Dick Trickle), or like something you'd prefer people not call you (Nuthouse), you should seriously consider changing it."

The following is a heads-up for Glen Bradley, who I would hate to see marched off to jail, as we really need to keep him around for entertainment purposes:

“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.”

“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,” Tompkins said.

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Hard Currency always wins in Political Chaos!

“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,” Tompkins said.* Story

I wonder if Ms Tompkins would pursue Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Bush 2 of the same crimes?

You might not like the names of the people who were convicted of the phony government currency charges nor their political beliefs, but one thing is known, Try cashing in a American Eagle 1 TO Gold or Silver Coin and see how much the Treasure Department will pay you?
Answer! The face value of the Coin, 1 dollar for the Silver Coin [ ie value of Silver Eagle on the open market is $34 dollars] and 10 dollars for the Gold coin [ ie ..value of the Gold Coin on the open market is $ 1400.00 dollars]! So who is the real con in this transaction?

You should be defending these nutcases instead of making fun of them.....These are not normal times anymore, and if you really believe in your funny remarks about these weird folks believing in hard currency, than I expect you to surrender your coin collection and whatever paper Federal Reserve Notes you have sock away to the masses who can't find a job nor have the ablility to fund their future anymore by the outrageous conduct by our Government whether it be Republican or Democrat Control Corporate freaks...See below comment by my good friend Prof Bill Anderson.......

Who Are the REAL Terrorists?
Posted by Bill Anderson on March 19, 2011 10:16 PM

So, 67-year-old Bernard von NotHaus faces what essentially will be a life sentence in prison for creating silver coins (in other words, coins made from something other than the government’s pop metal), and the federal prosecutor, Anne Tompkins, declares:

Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism. 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. 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.

So, the government which deliberately inflates the currency, thus engaging in a form of stealing from people who have monetary assets, and they call a man who makes a silver coin a terrorist? Mr. NotHaus never forced anyone to accept his “money,” unlike the “legitimate” government that apparently is so afraid of an elderly man that it seeks to murder him, and gets a jury to do its bidding. So, tell me, who employs the use of terror here, and who doesn’t?