Today was a day to remember. I met with Bernard von NotHaus, the
developer of the Liberty Dollar. On his annual national tour which
concludes with his annual inspection of the warehouse that stores
the silver backing LD silver certificates, he told me it was very
important to him that he stop in Santa Barbara
to meet me.
We talked for about three hours. I had some questions for him, and
he told me of some of the goings-on at NORFED. Joined by an
acquaintance of his, our discussion also took some turns into other
areas, including some kind of independence plan (or something) for
Hawaii, and prototypes of hydrogen-powered cars.
Before he left, he presented me with a specimen of a LD$500 gold certificate.
I was especially thankful for the gift when I saw that its serial number was
000000. I told him that he is a hero in my book, which he brushed off (as real-life heroes tend to do).
Tomorrow will be a day to remember even more, because I'll be in
Paso Robles where I'll see Bernard again, as
his tour intersects with the current campaign swing of Michael Badnarik,
Libertarian candidate for President. I met Mr. Badnarik in March of
this year, at the convention of the California LP. The meeting of the
two is significant because Michael has named Bernard the Treasury
Secretary of his shadow Cabinet.
On Tuesday, I'll probably just get back to my normal
funk of realizing that liberty has little chance of returning to this
country anytime soon.