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From: bob minarik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: bob minarik <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:35 PM
Subject: [Irwin-Schiff-News] The importance of the Bernard von NotHaus/Liberty Dollar Case!!
What a disappointment the patriot community is to me!! The biggest issue that we face as a nation today is the destruction of our currency!!!
Yet, when we have man who took point position to try to offer a solid value backed alternative to the corrupt inflatable fiat currency presented by the government, we sit and twiddle our thumbs!! We don’t deserve liberty if we are not at least willing to just advocate it.
Bernard mentions in his June Liberty Dollar update (reprinted below) that a 130 or so articles have been written on his case.
There should have been 1300!!
Bernard broaches one Amicus brief filed on his behalf that addresses the right of the people to create a value backed currency.
There should have been at least 20.
A man steps forward and puts his liberty on the line trying to right a wrong and we can’t we even spread the word by forwarding his newsletter??!!
What kind of patriots are we???
If we want liberty we are going to have reassess our thinking and phsically do something, even if its small.
Ron Paul has introduced a bill H.R. 1098, The Free Competition in Currency Act that would reinstate the right to manufacture and circulate private value backed currencies – http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/093206-2011-07-11-ron-paul-competing-currencies-a-defense-against-profligate-government-spending.htm?From=News and http://www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Mar/free_coin.html Everyone needs to know about this bill!!
Why is a bill like this even needed?? Quite simply it is because the government, in a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, now accuses those of us who advocate, create and circulate a competing value based currency, a “domestic terrorist.” Here is the exact quote from the press release issued by the Dept. of Justice after Bernard’s conviction.
“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” US 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.” http://www.justice.gov/usao/ncw/press/nothaus.html
Undermine the currency by issue a private value backed currency?? Why kind of a nut would make a statement like that??
Have we become so jaded that we can’t won’t even forward an e-mail? Are we so shallow as to think that Obama is the chief problem we face? We simply have to do more!!! So I am asking you to do more, even if its small, to re-instate a value backed currency. Don’t just read Bernard’s newsletter, FORWARD IT!!!
Never forget that a liberty based free enterprise system cannot survive without a value backed currency.
bob minarik – rochester indiana – firstname.lastname@example.org
From: bob minarik
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 9:55 AM
To: bob minarik
Subject: June 2011 update on the Bernard von NotHaus/Liberty Dollar Case
Here is the latest from Bernard von NotHaus on the BVNH/Liberty Dollar criminal case. I repeat the quote from John Maynard Keynes who himself was a promoter of a fiat inflatable currency.
“Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency.”
“The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton (5 June 1883- 21 April 1946)
Our free enterprise system cannot survive using an inflatable fiat currency. Those who want our system destroyed will do whatever it takes to destroy those who advocate a value backed non-inflatable currency. In a nutshell, that is why Bernard von NotHaus and the Liberty Dollar are under criminal attack by those real domestic terrorists in the Dept. of Justice and in the IRS who claim to represent the government today.
I urge you all to read this update in its entirety. Note the Amicus briefs filed on Bernard’s behalf. Note the vitriol of the government response. Do all you can to assist Bernard in his efforts. If returning to basics is outlawed, then liberty is certainly in peril.
bob minarik rochester indiana – email@example.com
From: Bernard von NotHaus
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 12:22 PM
Subject: Amazing BVNH/Liberty Dollar Case
LIBERTY DOLLAR NEWS:
June 2011 Vol. 13 No. 06
Amazing BVNH/Liberty Dollar Case
In article # 5: Count Down to Collapse I ask, “Where do citizens’ rights, duties and powers lie in the monetary system when spending is out of control?!”
Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!
Table of Contents:
Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!
1. Update on the BVNH/Liberty Dollar Case
The 100+ articles on the BVNH trial for the Liberty Dollar generated a lot of interest and attracted some of the brightest and most dedicated Sound Money supporters and attorneys in the country. Two such attorneys were William J. Olson and Herbert Titus of Washington DC who became interested in the case because of the government’s vehement press release against the Liberty Dollar, its Constitutional issues and the much wider implications of my conviction. And while their initial interest was for an appeal, much to their credit they realized that action before sentencing was in my interest and best interest of the law.
After a few, in depth phone conferences to clarify numerous legal and procedural issues, Bill and Herb agreed to submit an amicus brief on behalf of the non-profit Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) organization in support of my trial attorney’s motion for a dismissal or a new trial.
While I was very impressed with Bill and Herb’s dedication to the Sound Money cause and in particular the ideals the Liberty Dollar represents, it was the quality of their lawyering that was most impressive. First, in concert with Gary G. Kreed with the US Justice Foundation, they requested permission to submit an amicus “friend-of-the-court” legal brief from the court that is not required to grant such a request. In fact, this was only the second time that such action was permitted by a North Carolina court.
The 13 page Motion for permission to file an amicus brief was submitted by Tom Ashcraft, a former aid to Jesse Helms and DOJ prosecutor in Charlotte. It was an absolute pleasure to read the motion that was obviously liked by the court as permission was granted. Within two weeks, Tom filed the 41 page Amicus Brief with Judge Voorhees. It was even better than the Motion. A lot better! But obviously not well liked by the DOJ who filed an extremely strong response with the court within two weeks. I was amazed and then dismayed.
Again to Bill, Herb, Gary and Tom’s credit and determination, they asked the court for permission to file a Second Amicus Brief to rebut the DOJ response! And the court agreed! Within three days they filed a second amicus brief at the request of GATA in my behalf. The Brief was 19 pages of pure dynamite! Certainly, it is the best-written, well-researched work in defense of my Liberty Dollar case.
Even if you are not an attorney, if you are reading this newsletter, read this document. DON’T wait! Unfortunately, waiting is the name of the game. Now the court must weigh all the points of law and issue a decision. I promise to announce Judge Voorhees’ decision ASAP. Meanwhile, please read all four legal actions in chronological order and then the following article in this Newsletter with the GATA announcement. Here are the links:
Breaking news: On June 21, 2001 World Net Daily published:
Think Washington acting like royalty? Here’s proof by Bob Unruh.
Click HERE for a complete list of all the trial related articles to date. (link to attached doc)
As I left court on March 18, 2011 I remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. famous quote of March 22, 1956: “Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime.”
2. Join GATA in helping Liberty Dollar
Please read this important article and if you believe in sound money, the right to constitutional money, the power of the people to protect their money or concerned by what has happened to the Liberty Dollar, please consider making a tax deductible financial contribution to the U.S. Justice Foundation, a conservative civil rights organization based in Ramona, California.
3. The Von NotHaus Question
To date, 130 articles have been published since the BVNH/Liberty Dollar trial began on March 8, 2011. This amazing number of articles averages better than one per day! And while the AP article was picked up by dozens of newspapers, Coin World and The New York Sun have distinguished themselves in reporting on the Liberty Dollar long before the trial began. I am deeply indebted to the fine reporting by both Beth Deisher, editor of Coin World and Seth Lipsky, the editor of The New York Sun whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal. In a recent article, titled, The Von NotHaus Question, Lipsky posed the question, “Where does Congress get the power to prohibit the private minting of coins?”
This question was quickly picked up by many blogs and other writers that morphed the question into, “Does the US Constitution give Congress the exclusive power to coin money?” Regardless of the exact wording of the question, it addresses the issue that I raised in my pro se addendum to my CJA attorney’s Motion for a new trial or dismissal because he refused to raise it at trial or in his 71 page Post Trial Motion. It is also one of the key issues raised in the Amicus Briefs. Please click HERE for The New York Sun article.
4. Article on Kevin Innes
I am very pleased to report that Kevin Innes, my male co-defendant, is adjusting well to civilian life with his wife in Asheville. Please click HERE for a long article about Kevin’s 23 months in county jail and his steadfast refusal to lie or testify against me. Again, I am honored that the Liberty Dollar attracted so many high quality and dedicated patriots who really cared about their country and took a stand to right it obviously flawed monetary system. Thank you Kevin and the thousands of supporters.
(bob’s note – A video interview with Kevin can be found here.)
5. Count Down to Hyperinflation & US Dollar Collapse
In short, the National Debt has continued to increase over $4 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Is something wrong with a government that indebts its citizens and their children’s children by adding over $4 BILLION to its national debt every day?! Is there something wrong when they use most of that for WAR both internationally and domestically?!! Is there something morally wrong with a gov that pushes the country into hyperinflation to destroy the monetary system and give rise to a new Hitler? Where do citizens’ rights, duties and powers lie in the monetary system when spending is out of control?!
As of today our national debt is a staggering $14.2 trillion. Just consider that the Federal Reserve creates inflation when it issues US dollars backed by government debt. From 1913, when !@#$#@! Congress created the Federal Reserve to 2001, the national debt grew to $6 trillion. In the next three years it climbed sharply by another trillion dollars in 2004. In the next three years it climbed to over $9 trillion. Recently Obummer added over $5 trillion!!! This alarming acceleration of the national debt means you are losing more of your purchasing power. In other words, THE GOV IS STEALING YOUR MONEY! Higher price should be you call to action! Now that you can’t get Liberty Dollar to protect your purchasing power it is time to grab your pitchforks and head to Washington!!!
Nobody has done a better job of tracking this descent to a bottomless pit of debt than John Williams of ShadowStats.com, who has distinguished himself by keeping the country informed about what is really happening with the gov money. In a recent exclusive interview with King World News, Williams was asked if the US dollar will collapse Williams replied, “If we end up in the hyperinflation… the dollar in its current form would not survive a hyperinflation.”
When asked about the timing of hyperinflation in the United States, Williams stated, “That’s the type of thing that could happen at any time, all of the fundamentals are in place… inflation is rising on a relative basis, that’s a negative for the dollar.”
Please click HERE for this important and very timely “Count Down to Collapse.”
6. The Burning Platform
John Williams too blunt for you? Try the Burning Platform – a series in five parts by Jim Quinn. It puts all the pieces together in a gripping format. I strongly encourage you to read these five articles. They are well-written, easy to read and provide an enormous amount of info with an alarming ending. A bit long but not to be missed!
7. Gas 20 cents a gallon!
One sign that addresses the phenomenon of so many people buying “pre-65” dimes, quarters and half dollars to protect themselves from inflation was recently posted by a Shell gas station in Ashland, Oregon. The sign informed customers they could buy gas for only 20 cents per gallon… in pre-65 US silver coins. Wow! 20 cent gas!! Check out the video HERE. More info on current coin values at www.whatisthiscoinworth.info or www.coinflation.com.
8. Thanks to all “Interested Party” Statements
Thank you for continuing to submit confirmations as an interested party for your property seized by the FBI raids on the Liberty Dollar warehouse. If you have even one Liberty Dollar paper certificate or a digital Liberty Dollar account, please submit this Statement with your NAME AND ADDRESS. Thanks again for your support to keep the government from stealing your property.
I hereby certify that I am the bearer of Liberty Dollar warehouse receipt(s) and an interested party in any forfeiture action regarding my property. I demand the return of my property or its fair market value in a timely manner and to be informed with sufficient time to reply to any and all actions until my property is returned. MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.
9. DGC Mag Update on e-gold
The latest issue of Digital Gold Currencies (DGC) magazine features an article about how the gov is set to steal the final $8 million in gold that was confiscated almost five years ago. Click HERE to view the digital ezine.
BitCoin is a personal digital currency whose value is based on the amount of computer time to generate a “bit” coin. The more BitCoins there are the more “bits” of time it takes to create a new BitCoin. Its, non-intrinsic “market value” is also enhanced by demand as a finite number of BitCoins can be created. The more the demand the greater the value. And conversely.
The value behind BitCoin currency is the amount of computing time and resources necessary to do the computational work in order to produce a BitCoin. This computational work is similar to (though not the same as) a network of computers searching for the largest prime number. The BitCoin is not the first to use a network of computer nodes to do number crunching. However, it’s the first time that denominates those computations and uses them as a currency.
Conclusion: While the BitCoin is an interesting novel currency, as it lacks intrinsic value it does not provide the monetary discipline that is totally lacking in the current fiat government monetary scheme and is not the solution to our country’s financial mess.
(bob’s note – for more info on BitCoin go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin
As the weeks and months ware on, I greatly appreciate your support for the goals that Liberty Dollar reaches to attain. For it is only by banding together and adopting a free and independent currency that provides us with “just weights and measures” will we be able to throw off the yoke of a manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous society.
Thank you again for all your efforts to return America to value – one dollar at a time!
Bernard von NotHaus