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Virginia to Consider Minting Its Own Coins

House agrees to spend $17K on a special panel

(Newser) - Virginia is apparently for haters of the Federal Reserve: One state legislator wants the state to mint its own coins in case the US dollar collapses. It may sound pie-in-the-sky, but Virginia's House of Delegates agreed on Monday to set up a $17,000 panel to explore the move.... More »

It's Time for the Gold Standard

It will strip establishment of power: Herman Cain

(Newser) - Call for a return to the gold standard, and “the Washington establishment goes ballistic,” writes Herman Cain in the Wall Street Journal . “Gold is kryptonite to big-spending politicians,” because a return to the gold standard would mean the government could no longer manipulate the economy, Cain... More »

Feds Set Sights on 'Sovereign Citizens'

Anti-government extremist movement 'has absolutely exploded'

(Newser) - "Sovereign citizens" believe local, state, and federal laws don't apply to them; some don't believe in police authority, and are willing to use force to escape it. That has resulted in the killings of six police officers since 2000, including two in a shootout in 2010 that... More »

We Must Return to the Gold Standard

Our sagging economy proves that it's time to stop conjuring dollars

(Newser) - There was a time when money meant something, but now—as evidenced by the Federal Reserve’s “ plan to conjure $600 billion to support the sagging economy”—“dollars can be conjured.” In fact, writes James Grant in the New York Times , “in the digital age,... More »

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