I get daily emails from Simon Black, an entrepreneur of sorts. I really like what he has to say, most of the time.
This was one of those times. Article
In the previous link, Black outlines the charges against a one Von NotHaus who was the founder of the Liberty Dollar. A certificate for privately minted gold or silver rounds. In essence, you had a paper certificate that guaranteed you the exact amount of worth in gold or silver as stated on that piece of paper. This was how life used to be. Try and go and do that with a one-hundred dollar bill at any bank these days and they will laugh at you.
He was charged with trying to undermine the national currency and destabilize our economy. Read Black's article to learn how our government is doing that to itself and making sure it takes all of us down with it.