2009 Vol. 11 No. 06-A
Urgent News for All Liberty Dollar Supporters!
FBI Arrests Bernard, Kevin, Sarah & Rachelle
The battle for a value based currency has began!
The last two days have been amazing! Just shortly after midnight on
Tuesday, the phone started ringing and I let the answering machine take
the call. But very soon there was another call… with an even more urgent
message! Very quickly, a friend of Kevin Innes, explained to me that Kevin
had been "detained" by the local sheriff and was being held for the FBI to
arrest him! Holy Cow!! The #2 supporter for the Liberty Dollar and
co-instructor at the Liberty Dollar University training sessions was in
deep trouble with the Feds! I was sure to be next. But would they arrive
in a few minutes or would it be a pre-dawn Nazi style assault?
Finally, I got up at 4:00 AM. I was very concerned for Kevin and
wondered when the FBI would hit me. Fortunately the morning was quickly
filled with a flurry of calls from Kevin's friend, other interested
parties, the usual business calls and making preparations for the
inevitable knock on the door. But nobody came. Then just after noon,
Niles, who's wife, Rachelle, manages the Liberty Dollar Fulfillment
Office, called to tell me that Rachelle had been picked up by the FBI at
the LD Office and was due to be arraigned in just a few hours! The FBI
Luckily, I was able to talk to Rachelle via her cell phone while the
FBI was holding her. I was pleased that the FBI agents were the friendly
professional types and afforded Rachelle and I quite a few minutes of
private conversation. Under the circumstances, Rachelle's demeanor and
resolve was right on target. And very quickly, I learned that a warrant
had been issued for my arrest. And just a quickly, Rachelle was off to
court to be arraigned.
Much later in the afternoon, I learned to my surprise that three big
FBI agents had arrested Sarah at work. She and Rachelle were arraigned
together and quickly released to on their own recognizance (OR) before the
sun set on a very eventful day for the Liberty Dollar. The quick,
professional effort with Sarah and Rachelle were gratifying and
encouraging. Unfortunately, I was to learn that Sarah lost her job because
of this event.
By last afternoon it was clear that the Liberty Dollar would be best
served by my turning myself in to the to the US Marshals, otherwise know
as 'self reporting.' After a few calls, I found myself talking to Agent
Andy (aka Agent F) who was his usual friendly, chatty self. He even
recognized my voice although we had only spoken twice and that was over 18
months ago. Sure enough he confirmed that a federal arrest warrant for my
arrest had been issued. And after a bit of gamesmanship with Agent Andy, I
agreed to report to the US Marshal's office in Fort Myers, Florida at 9:00
AM on Thursday morning as it was too late to be arraigned, plus an
overnight in jail would have wrinkled by clothes :)
The following morning, Thursday, June 3, 2009, I actually arrived at
the Marshal's office at 8:30 due to light traffic. As the saying goes, "If
you gotta do time, do federal time." Quite simply, the federal boys are
better educated, better trained and have better manners. I was immediately
escorted to a holding cell. After an hour or less, I met with the
Pre-Trila Service rep and made it to court at 11:00 in chains and
handcuffs. The female judge was businesslike and granted my request to
attend my son's graduation in Physics from UCLA next week. After
fingerprinting, signing a $50,000 Appearance Bond, one final meeting with
the Pre-Indictment Service rep, I was free.
In general, the arraignment was a pleasant affair. The US Marshals did
their job with very little attitude, as they should. After all, I am self
reporting, and it is for anything violent, I just want to prove that I
have a right to issue my own currency and if any body chooses to use it
then it is a "private contract." It is certainly not a crime.
And so it came to pass, 2009 years after the birth of Christ,
that four regular Americans have taken a stand to defend the People's
right to protect themselves from a government currency that has a long and
unforgiving history of stealing the people's purchasing power. This is a
test of individual rights, as protected by the Tenth Amendment. It is the
deciding moment that a private voluntary barter currency (PVBC) is legal
in the great United States of America. This is a test that the Liberty
Dollar must and will pass, for that I have no doubt. But it will not be
easy or cheap. Please, if you support our efforts, support us with any
kind of money you have, including pro bono services. Now that the Liberty
Dollar faces a federal criminal trial, it is the US Government v
Liberty Dollar ala Bernard, Kevin, Sarah & Rachelle. Please help
us win. Please help yourself win. Please help American win.
Very simply this is a Win or Lose battle. In addition to money for this
legal fight we need articles that reference non-government currency, such
as Air Miles as currency, legal research assistance, expert witnesses,
legal assistance, etc. If you support the ideals of the Liberty Dollar,
this is the time to get behind the Liberty Dollar. We critically need your
help! Please send your digital info to Legal@LibertyDollar.org and your
donations of value including other kinds of "currencies" to:
225 N. Stockwell Road
Evansville. Indiana. 47715
The best news is that the Liberty Dollar finally has the
opportunity to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is legal. Over two
years ago I sued the US government for a Declaratory Judgment to resolve
the legality issue. And how did they respond, they raided the Liberty
Dollar and confiscated over $4 million dollars in gold, silver and cash.
The US government has done everything possible to kill the Liberty Dollar!
And guess what? It has not worked. The mere fact that the Liberty Dollar
is still in business is a testament to your demand for Real Money and the
ideals that the Liberty Dollar represents.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! Trust me, the Liberty
Dollar is not made up of any fat cats. We are all just regular Americans.
And we all just want good money, a lot less government and no damn
for a stilted Press Release by the DOJ. Its three pages with a whopper by
Owen Harris, Special FBI Agent in Charlotte who said, "When groups try to
replace the US dollar with coins and bills that don't hold the same
value..." WOW what a telling statement of pure spin.
for the 13 page Indictment.
for Sarah's Arrest Warrant.
Guess what?! Liberty Dollar still in business and we need more
business! As there has been no Cease and Desist Order, Liberty Dollar
remains OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Please visit our shopping cart for all
the 2009 Liberty, Peace, Freedom, T-Dollars and more. Don't be bashful or
stupid. Silver is going to the moon, just as sure as the US dollar is
going to hell with your purchasing power. Now is the time to protect your
purchasing with the "inflation proof" currency and help usher in a new
monetary model that provides the only proven, peaceful, and profitable
solution to the monetary cancer that has infected America.
OUTSTANDING ORDERS: Please rest assured that we will fill all
outstanding orders. Yes, after producing a sizable amount of pre-minted
Silver Libertys and finally getting current with most orders, we changed
mints and are now behind again. We apologize emphatically! Poor and/or
slow delivery is not acceptable business. It hurts everyone. And just when
we were about to get current again we were arrested. Please continue to
support us with your patience too. We promise to get every order out ASAP.
But as I hope you can understand, it is a struggle to run a business, any
business, in such an environment and fight a major legal battle for our
right to protect our purchasing power
The last few 2009
Arrest Dollars. Are you familiar with the Arrest Dollars? Starting
in 2007 and continuing through this year the Arrest Dollar is one ounce
Silver Liberty that is specially hand hallmarked with a micro "handcuffs"
stamp and my federally registered mintmark. Issued only from the day of
the raid to today. The last few 2009 Arrest Dollars are currently on the
Cart. After these are gone, they are gone to eBay for much more money.
Tea Party Dollar (T-Dollar) is still available and we are still
waiting confirmation on the shipment. We are still expecting to have the
first batch order in the first 24 HOURS here for the July 4 events. The
T-Dollar is still only a buck for an ounce of copper AND you can still get
them for 10% discount to they $1 face value for a 100 or more. Hey, they
are only a buck… you can't go wrong. Plus every copper issue has sold out.
Get these while you can and help support our legal efforts tooJ
Silver Libertys! The backbone of the Liberty Dollar model is the
one ounce .999 fine silver Lib! Just in the last few days, silver has
bounced back over $16, soon the 30 day moving average will be $16 and the
Liberty Dollar will Move Up again to the $50 Silver Base. PLEASE don't be
dumb and buy silver when it is high. Get it NOW!!! Sure it is not $5 per
ounce any more, nor will it ever be again. $5 silver is just not possible
with the government spending phony baloney fiat money like a drunken
sailor. Please order silver now and protect your purchasing power and
Stay tuned to the Liberty Dollar News as we vindicate and validate the
legality of the Liberty Dollar. Please take an active role in this
exciting and profitable time. Don't lose out. Get involved with the
Liberty Dollar to make money, do good and have fun. I am having as much
fun in my 60's and I did in The 60's and hope you are too.
Thanks again for your support.
Bernard von NotHaus
EXAMPLES OF OTHER MONETARY UNITS LEGAL TO USE IN THE UNITED STATES.