The Federal government is trying to establish bartering private currency of any type as an illegal enterprise in a false interpretation of the court's recent conviction of Liberty Dollar's owner Bernard Von NotHaus.
In a case where the government used conspiracy and counterfeit charges against NotHaus to establish that he intended to mint and illegally replace US currency with a private one using silver coins, the US Attorney is now parlaying the conviction to say that this ruling sets a precedent against any private barter transactions which use any form of currency besides established Federal Reserve Notes.
TVNL Comment: US Currency IS private. They are not Treasury notes, they are Federal Reserve notes. The Federal Reserve is a private, for profit cabal of privately owned banks. This is nothing more than a Mafia protecting its rackets.