US Justice Department Logic: Bernanke Is a Domestic Terrorist
by Simon Black
Editor’s Note: As we’re quickly approaching the end of December, I thought it would be appropriate to republish a few letters from earlier this year. 2011 brought a year of increased printing of fiat currencies around the world.
This selection, from March, combines logic from the U.S. DoJ and the actions of our current Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke. The destruction of currencies is a theme that we’ll continue to address as governments cling to power. These next several posts are the core of our expanding community and I know that many readers probably missed some important letters from earlier days.
———Original Dispatch on March 21, 2011 from Denver, CO———
The United States Department of Justice delivered a very clear and unfortunate message on Friday:
“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.”
These remarks were released by the US Attorney’s office in the western district of North Carolina following the conviction of one Bernard von NotHaus, the creator of the ill-fated Liberty Dollar.
As you likely recall from a few years ago, Liberty Dollars were privately minted gold and silver rounds. Paper certificates, akin to warehouse receipts were also issued, effectively giving the bearer a right to claim a certain amount of gold or silver at the group’s warehouse in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.