Liberty Mint Raid
November 20, 2007 11:00 AM Subscribe
Secret Service and FBI raid Liberty Mint, arguments of counterfeiting versus constitutional right to commerce ensue!
posted by Sam.Burdick (97 comments total)
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I caught this on NPR
this morning. It seems the US Mint
doesn't like alternative currencies circulating within the US. The organization
in question wants to abolish the Federal Reserve and the US mint and claims that both are the cause for the excessive inflation.
At the risk of sounding shrill and/or sarcastic; these folks amuse me. The basic premise of their mint seems to be one of tax dodging and they love Ron Paul so much that they released currency with his face on it.
This has been done before
by less.... professional... people.
The Liberty Mint seems to feel that the only constitutional and moral solution to our current economic is to print money actually backed by real valuable metals. And they claim that the US Mint making money is unconstitutional despite some evidence
to the contrary
(scroll down on last link).
I'm pretty sure I don't buy their arguments. But at least they weren't actually counterfeiting... or so it seems. Were they violating the constitution or laws of this land? Or are they patriots? hmm...