November 20, 2007
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Monday marked the conclusion of the petition drive to legalize medical marijuana in Michigan.
Assuming the board of canvassers approves the petitions, the initiative will be placed before the legislature for approval. If the legislature doesn’t approve, the measure will be placed before the voters. Most voters, according to market researchers, support the medical marijuana initiative.
On Wednesday November 14th Federal Agents pillaged the headquarters of Liberty Dollars. Liberty dollars have been in circulation for a number of years, but more recent coins have featured a profile of Congressman Ron Paul.
It is unclear if other private currencies will be raided as well: Madison hours, Disney money, or monopoly games. My guess is that they took the Liberty dollars because they are worth more (made of Gold and Silver). The Franklin Mint could be next….
If the goal was to silence supporters of hard money, the raid was a dismal failure. This raid has captured media attention, and serves to highlight government excess.
So what if you have Liberty dollars? Well the coins have gone way up in value, but if you wish to redeem paper Liberty Dollars for metal, you will need to join the class action suit.
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