This may or may not come as a surprise – it sure doesn’t surprise me – but the FBI raided Liberty Dollar’s headquarters on Wednesday November 14 at about 8:00am. Without a doubt this is yet another was a “direct assault against the US Constitution and your right to own and use gold and silver in any way you chose” (Liberty Dollar, 2007). It looks to me like e-gold revisited. As yogi bear used to say, this is like deja vu all over again. Let me just describe to you the situation the way I see it. I want you to imagine a really powerful mafia which has cornered the counterfeiting racket. I am sure you have no trouble understanding to which mafia I am alluding. Now, here comes this new organization that offers you real money backed by gold and silver which the financial mafiosos cannot control (after all they aren’t alchemists now are they). Naturally the mafia isn’t going to stand for this, so they are going to try to put an end to this competitor, but they realize they can’t do it by honest legal means, so they concoct some phony charges and send in their “though guys” (aka FBI thugs) to do their dirty work and eliminate the competition. I would strongly recommend you research the history of the Federal Reserve and of central banking in general and what such institutions truly are (hint: thy do not exist to make your life easier and to protect you from the big bad “business cycle” or to prevent “run on the bank” – don’t believe these myths!).
Now here is what Liberty Reserve founder Bernard von NotHaus had to say about the raid. I sympathize with this man, and I must say that to see some perfidious government thugs attack a man’s noble work is quite disheartening. Then again he is not the first and certainly not the last to suffer from the uneven heavy hand of government.
I personally spoke to FBI agent Andrew Romagnuolo shortly after he and his gang invaded the peaceful home of the Liberty Dollar. He told me that the raid was related to the US Mint’s warning and the beginning of a criminal investigation. This is the first battle of a long war that I intend to win!
Also posted is the correspondence between US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida and Edmond C Moy, Director of the US Mint. Of particular interest is Moy’s statement that the paper Certificates are not covered by the Title 18, Section 486 and hence legal. So there was no need to raid Sunshine Mint and confiscate all the gold and silver that backs the paper and digital currencies.
No need, unless the government knew their 486 case didn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning and needed to expand their case into the never-never land of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering as mentioned in the Seizure Warrant. I anticipate being arrested on any one or all of these charges.
But I see my arrest and trial as a golden opportunity to win and return our great country to a value based currency. I sincerely believe that the right creative marketer could orchestrate an effective counter attack and win big. I believe the Liberty Dollar will win and become one of the great institutions in America. I have devoted the past ten year to the Liberty Dollar and am willing to risk a few years in federal prison to vindicate it. Winning is certainly possible, even probable with your help.
Winning will require good, dedicated legal support and your support. First, if you are angry and resent the government’s assault on your right to own and use gold as you please then call the agents and express your displeasure of their actions in a polite way. Don’t kill the messenger, just tell them they are wrong. Add your voice to this movement.
Second: If you are owed an order and want to get your money back or have paper certificates or digital Liberty Dollars, I urge you to demand redemption or the return of your money by joining the Class Action Lawsuit. Your participation is absolutely critical. If you don’t join the CAL you will not get your money back. Please click HERE to sign up for the Class Action Lawsuit. If that link does not work, the URL is:
Third: A Legal Defense Fund will be established very soon. Its purpose is to win the criminal case and get your money back. It will take money to make it successful. So your contribution is also critical. Please don’t let the government steal your money.
So if you have an existing order, want to redeem your paper Certificates or digital Liberty Dollars, please join the fight to defend our right to own and use gold as you so chose and sign up for the Class Action Lawsuit. This is the only way you will get your stolen property back.
If you have no standing and want to finally get involved, no problem. There is still $20 million Liberty Dollars in circulation. Simply get some paper Liberty Dollars and sign up for the Class Action Lawsuit. There is still time for all the thick-headed Lewrockwellites, Markskousenites, Dougcaseyites and Agoraites to pull your head out and get ‘right’ on this important issue.
I regret to inform you that the Liberty Dollar office is now closed. The government boys took everything except for the desks and chairs. We have no stock, no records, no money. I can’t even change the phone message because they took the phone manuals. Nor can I answer the thousands of email and calls from a national organization that now numbers into the hundreds of thousands. I am the last man standing. I need your help.
Thank you for your many offers of help. Now is the time for us to help our selves and our great country as it faces the greatest monetary challenge since the Revolutionary War. Buying gold and silver is good for you, but it will not solve our country’s problems.
Government requires participation. The problems we have today are because our parents did not participate. Please keep using the Liberty Dollar. Keep the ideals and benefits of real money alive. Gold and silver is going to be very rewarding as the US dollar disintegrates. Please join the Class Action Lawsuit and give something to the Legal Defense Fund when it is established.
But you don’t have to wait. Donations can be sent to the old address as the mail is now being forwarded. Of course we will still accept Liberty Dollars, but unfortunately due to the current situation, the attorneys require those dreaded depreciating US dollars.
Please make your check or money order out to me as there is no other bank account and mail it to: Liberty Dollar, 225 N. Stockwell Road. Evansville. Indiana. 47715.
Now is the time to band together and support our fight for value based currency as never before. Now is the time to throw off the yoke of a manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous society.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your offer of help, prayers and support.
The Liberty Dollar and our great country sincerely needs your support.
God bless you and our great country!
Bernard von NotHaus
By the way, you can read the Fed’s 38 page “seizure warrant” here: