When the news started circulating through the blogosphere yesterday, a lot of people assumed it was a hoax, because the story was so absurd. But no, the FBI and the Secret Service really did raid the headquarters of the Liberty Dollar. To be honest, I’ve never been as big a Liberty Dollar fan as some other Libertarians — it always struck me as a multi-level marketing scheme — but there’s nothing illegal about that. It will be interesting to see if the feds really have anything on Bernard NotHaus and company, or if it’s just a typical heavy-handed bullying tactic.
The NY Sun coverage of the raid included a sidebar with a range of reaction from local Libertarians. As David Friedman once said, “Somewhere in the world there may be two libertarians who agree on everything, but I am not one of them.”