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March 20, 2011 - 8:18 am

When Will They Ever Learn?

According to the  Citizen Times and as also noted in the  Daily Beast, a North Carolina man recently found guilty of minting and distributing “Liberty Dollars” was, as stated by  U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins, a domestic terrorist. The conviction resulted from an investigation which began in 2005. As reported in the Citizen Times,

“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said. “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.”

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,” Tompkins said.

This obviously deminted demented right-wing domestic terrorist has been “ordered to hand over 16,000 pounds of Liberty Dollars and precious metal valued at $7 million. . . . [and] faces up to 25 years in prison.” Charges remain pending against another terrorist, an Asheville man charged with recruiting merchants in Western North Carolina to accept the vile counterfeit “barter” currency. He faces forty-five years in prison if convicted; his excuse that “one of the first things I did when I started this in Asheville was to go to the police and tell them what I was doing.” Rubbish!

It is reassuring to know that these dangerous swine are being tried and convicted. Still, one must wonder whether such horrors will ever cease and when we can hope to be be truly safe.

Dan Miller graduated from Yale University in 1963 and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1966. He retired from the practice of law in Washington, D.C., in 1996 and has lived in a rural area in Panama since 2002.
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