Unfortunately after waiting more than three years, the Liberty Dollar, actually the Liberty Dollar founder, Bernard von NotHaus went to trial and was found guilty by the government in a government court. Do I sound surprised? I’m not. It appears that the process is exactly the same for a traffic ticket. The prosecutor tells the jury the governments story and the jury buys it; hook, line, and sinker! Sometimes, if the case is difficult, the government will play dirty.
Of course Mr. Von NotHaus, does not have anywhere near the understanding or experience that I have in the courts, he thought (although he knew different) that he was going to get a fair trial. WRONG!
I put a motion into the civil forfeiture case over a year ago, but I was never served with the order that the court issued. The other day I opened a Pacer account and was looking for what the court ordered in the “warrant” case (which I’ve been reporting here,) and I found the order of the court in the “forfeiture” case.
I found that the judge basically denied my motion for the same reason he denied my motion for an order to show cause because he thinks it is frivolous that I am requesting a hearing in the matter. These denials tell me that they do not wish to hear anything that I have to say or give me any remedy through the federal courts.
I said I would let everyone know about the progress of my little escapade regarding the “Liberty Dollar” in the federal court of North Carolina. I asked the Federal Court to reconsider my motion to quash and the Magistrate came back with “it is well settled law….” Continue reading →
As mentioned in the previous Liberty Dollar Update, the U.S Attorney alleged that I did not have “standing” to challenge the Seizure of the property. In the Order denying my motion, the Magistrate pointed out that I did claim an interest in the property, however he noticed that I did not say that I expected a privacy right at the location where the Warrants were served. I still haven’t figured out why he would interject a “privacy right” where no right was needed or available. He denied the motion with prejudice, which means no trying again on that, and he commented that he didn’t like my use of such “harsh words” when I gave my “opinion” of the officers investigation.
Although it appears that I have been precluded from proceeding in this particular matter and the Magistrate advises me to pay close attention to the Forfeiture and Criminal cases, I still have a few options that I believe may give a remedy. I’ll be working on this for the next couple weeks and will keep everyone posted with the results. It not over yet!
Back in November of 2007 the F.B.I. raided four locations belonging to the Liberty Dollar around the country and seized thousands of pounds of copper, thousands of ounces of silver, and many ounces of gold, plus a quarter million dollars in cash. The ‘feds’ then began a civil forfeiture action in 2008 and a criminal action in 2009. They proceeded to ‘bury’ the criminal defendants with 1.5 million documents to force the defense to waive the speedy trial rule and take many months to sift through the paperwork in order to create a defense.
On April 15, 2010 I sent into the federal court in North Carolina a motion to quash the four warrants that were issued against the Liberty Dollar back in November of 2007. The court unsealed the case and gave the United States ten (10) days to respond to my motion. Last Monday the attorney for the U.S. sent over his response requesting the court deny my motion. Thursday morning (4-28-10) the Court received my reply to the U.S.’s response and we are now waiting for the ruling. As soon as I hear, I will let everyone know.
When J.P. Morgan and his buddies were attempting to take control of the American Government during the late 1800′s they ran into a major problem. The Constitution was directly in their path to extend their power.
They had to take control of each branch of government separately and control them to their own ends. Congress and the Presidency were easy by way of controlling the voting or counting of votes. The Judicial Power was a tougher problem. This required precise cases set up to go to the Supreme Court and distinguish Constitutional law from Contract or Commercial law.
It was the spring of 1982 when I first leaned about the Federal Reserve and the Banking system. All of the following quotes, except those from Ron Paul, were a foundation for many of the “patriots” at that time, and obviously before that.
I believe it will now be forced upon every individual, regardless of political party, to take a closer look at the situation that is now at hand.
The only chance that people are going to have is to realize the truth of the matter, get educated and take Action. You can start right here…
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented.” -Major L.B.Angus
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” -President Thomas Jefferson
“The youth who can solve the money question will do more for the world than all the professional soldiers of history.”- Henry Ford Sr.
“All the perplexities, confusion and distress (Ed. note – crime, poverty, substance abuse, family disintegration, government immorality and dishonesty, etc.) in America arise, not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” This is because nearly every part of our lives revolves around money in some way. If we clear up the money problem, all sorts of seemingly unrelated problems will simply vanish! -President John Adams
“Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” -John Quincy Adams
“None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe that they are free” -Johann von Goethe
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” -Voltaire
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” -Thomas Jefferson
“Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who make its laws.” -Baron M.A. Rothschild (1744-1812)
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Benjamin Franklin
What do you expect from your government?
It appears from a certain view that most people want their government to guarantee that they get food, water, housing, low gas prices and a job, even if they only get to keep about half the value of their labor. They expect the government to pay for a war that most of them are now against and they want the government to protect them form foreign invasion.
I really like Ron Paul because he is setting forth the above question to the American people…and then he answers it for them, correctly. We expect our government to provide honest money or let the people provide their own honest money. We also expect our government and their agents to follow the constitution. That’s about it.