I got the following e-mail late Sunday night / Monday morning. The text seems to have lost all resemblance of formatting and whitespace in transit, so I had to edit it myself to improvise some paragraph breaks, section breaks, links, etc.
Quote:From: "Liberty Dollar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Bernard is Jailed - Part I
First, please note the format changes to this email reply to your inquiry about the me and your property that was confiscated during the ongoing legal battles regarding the Liberty Dollar. It would appear that the once great First Amendment and the concept of innocent until proven guilty do not apply to anyone who is out on an Appearance Bond.
Second, I apologize for this relayed email regarding June development and that now I can't write my usual monthly "Newsletter". While I have been late a few times with the chronicle of the Liberty Dollar since October 1998, I have never missed a month. I trust being in jail, defending the Liberty Dollar is a good reason.
Third, I hereby confirm the rumors that I was jailed, but not re-arrested. I was incarcerated when I appeared to answer charges that I violated the terms of my Appearance Bond before Magistrate Judge Cayer, Federal District Count in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 14. There is much to disclose about that hearing and my next five plus days and five nights in Mecklenburg County and Catawba County Jails but I don't have the time right now. But stay tune. I promise to tell all in my next email for July.
Contained in this email are links for two excellent video newscasts Part I and Part II that aired while I was in jail that features Dave Gillie and Jeff Kotchounian using a value based currency. Most importantly is the quote from the US Treasury website that merchants can use anything they want for money. And equally noteworthy is one of Kevin's letters that was recently posted on the mailfromjail.com [dead link, maybe mail-to-jail.com?] site and forwarded to me. PLEASE read this letter and marvel at the exulted space that Kevin occupies while standing firm for the Liberty Dollar after 14 MONTHS behind bars. Like Kevin, we have an extremely strong, winnable case and the government is going to lose dearly for this shortsighted misadventure.
Item #1: Two Exciting Newscasts Regarding Money
These two video newscasts speak for themselves. I neither indorse nor support these two brave American patriot's efforts. I fact, I was surprised when the URLs were sent to me. But I was not surprised by the US Treasury site that proves 'a private business, a person or an organization…are free to develop their own policies...' for money. In part the government site says: "There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept [US] currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise." The complete quote for the very first question on the US Treasury's FAQ site is found here: http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq/cur...nder.shtml Now watch these two newscasts and decide who is going to win this case:
Item #2: Kevin the Beautiful
I know you are busy and you may not even know Kevin but I hope you will take a moment to ravel in Kevin's amazing jailhouse consciousness and hopefully send him a note of support and/or a few dollars, as he can't eat the slop that passed as food in jail. And I know that all too well!
From Kevin to a supporter - July 2010: I continue to consider my time here as an opportunity for some intense independent training so that I can be more effective at helping society when I get out, helps me redirect my thoughts. From all of the wonderful experiences I am missing out on by being here, back to the hear-and-now and my self-imposed tasks. "The Now" is truly all that I can experience "in Technicolor" - all else is just a hazy "black and white" dream. By being true to what I know to be right and honest I can more easily infuse the present with the enthusiasm and with the awareness that Gold is right here with me. Bliss, God and the Now are One.
Standing firm in my convictions and my truth is fundamental to my evolving success, not only spiritually, but also in a worldly sense. In contrast, there is nowhere I can go for relief if I am in conflict with myself. Yes, this has already taken a very long time and I might only be part-way through it but thinking in terms of time only increases the suffering. When we are One with the timeless inner Self there is really nothing to fear. The more we can connect our light with that wonderful Light that is also in others, especially among those who remind us of this, like you and I, the more we can warm to each other's glowing. It is great to hear you are drawing loving people to you. How can they resist?
Please write to Kevin:
William K. Innes
2351 Morganton Blvd. SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Please send Money to Kevin:
C/O Julia Gaunt
16 Norman Austin Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804
Item #3: Liberty Dollar site is now closed due to court action.
And last but not least, the Liberty Dollar site is now down. Hope you got a copy before all that great info was taken down or know how to find it. I will explain this regretful development in my email to you for July.
That's it short and sweet. I promise to disclose all regarding my jail experiences and the latest on the Liberty Dollar Four in my next email for July. There are amazing develops with Liberty Dollar Four case, so please stay tune for all the details and an exciting trial!
I remain convinced and dedicated to the ideals of the Liberty Dollar and that the only way for us to have a free society is by banding together and adopting a free and independent currency that provides us with "just weights and measures" to throw off the yoke of a manipulated monetary / tax system.
Thank you for your inquiry and efforts to return America to value - one dollar at a time!
Bernard von NotHaus
currently reads "Site Removed Due to Court Order". Bernard's other Web-site, FreeCannabisChurch.org
, bears the same message.