Monday, December 3, 2007
In Paul We Trust: Do The New Liberty Dollars, Bearing Candidate Ron Paul's Image, Constitute Illegal Currency?
By ANITA RAMASASTRY
Monday, Dec. 03, 2007
On Wednesday, November 14, federal agents raided the Indiana headquarters of the organization NORFED, and seized precious-metal coins bearing the likeness of Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul. The federal government claims that the makers of the "Ron Paul dollar" are selling an illegal currency.
In this column, I consider that claim; conclude that, at present, it is unclear whether the Ron Paul dollar constitutes illegal currency; and suggest that purchasers' wisest course is to refrain from using the coins to purchase goods or services, while feeling free to trade them, until the situation is clarified.
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