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Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They “Belong to the U.S. Government”

Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They “Belong to the U.S. Government”

Mac Slavo
September 7th, 2012

Given that tens of millions of Americans cheered in blissful agreement when a Democratic National Convention promotional video claimed that the only thing we all belong to is the government, it would make perfect sense that everything else belongs to the government as well.

Case in point:

In July of 2011 a jeweler’s heirs found ten double eagle $20 gold coins in a family safe that dated back to the Roosevelt administration. They then sent the coins to be authenticated and appraised by the Philadelphia Mint.

Read more: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/update-on-80-million-i...

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why would he not appraise it privately.. there are no

reputable private entities who can do it for profit? even if you don't get a freak scenario where you get confiscated, you still idiotically land yourself on the books for possessing a large pile of gold--if they ever decide to restrict gold trading or holding, they know who to go to at the top of their list. this guy obviously isn't an informed ron paul supporter, probably some retarded democrat, at that. as a constitutional matter, yes it is abhorrent. but as an individual, he kinda deserved it.

It was stolen property

FDR stole it from the American people in '33, by "executive order." Then, it would appear, someone at the mint stole it again. In situations like that, the government gets to keep the swag. Why? Because they can.

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After all, who pays the judge's salary