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ronpaulhawaii
12-22-2009, 11:25 AM
Gotta love that headline :D

http://roundhouseroundup.blogspot.com/2009/12/candidate-as-good-as-gold.html



A Candidate as Good as Gold

Apologies to lobbyist Bob Gold who used a variation of that headline as a slogan when he ran for governor back in the '80s.

This actually is about Adam Kokesh, Republican candidate for Congress in the 3rd District. He's asking supporters to make campaign contributions not in the form of checks, but in gold and silver.

Kokesh, remember, is a supporter of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who supports returning U.S. currency to the gold standard.

"Unlike the U.S. dollar, real money is supposed to be worth something, backed by more than promises and wishful thinking," Kokesh said in a news release Monday. "Returning to a system based on honest, commodity-backed currency, would take away the federal government's book of blank checks and prevent bankers from stealing from us by printing claims to wealth, without creating anything of real value."

I asked the Federal Election Commission about this. The verdict: it's unusual but legal, as long as the precious metal is reported as an in-kind contribution and the contributor doesn't exceed federal limits.

Kokesh faces Farmington oilman Tom Mullins in the Republican primary in June. The winner will face incumbent freshman Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, a Democrat, in the general election.

ronpaulhawaii
12-22-2009, 12:28 PM
Story is getting around

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3732535

Kevin_Kennedy
12-22-2009, 12:45 PM
Good stuff. I've got some silver eagles I'm going to be sending in after the holidays. I don't wanna contend with the lines at the Post Office lol.

erowe1
12-22-2009, 12:50 PM
it's unusual but legal, as long as the precious metal is reported as an in-kind contribution and the contributor doesn't exceed federal limits.


They should only reckon these coins according to their nominal value, since, at least if they're actual US government issued silver and gold coins, that's the value at which they are legal tender.

I'm not actually recommending this. Kokesh will end up getting burned if he actually does accept $6000 worth of silver and try to claim it as only a $300 contribution. But it would work that way if the government had any integrity.

ronpaulhawaii
12-22-2009, 04:25 PM
They should only reckon these coins according to their nominal value, since, at least if they're actual US government issued silver and gold coins, that's the value at which they are legal tender.

I'm not actually recommending this. Kokesh will end up getting burned if he actually does accept $6000 worth of silver and try to claim it as only a $300 contribution. But it would work that way if the government had any integrity.

Yes, definitely a grey area that I think would be more trouble than it would be worth. On the one hand it would garner lots of press, on the other hand it would be a huge distraction...

KCIndy
12-22-2009, 07:38 PM
I have a handful of old Peace and Morgan dollars ready to send in.... probably after the holidays. Like Kevin said, those lines at the Post Office... <<shudders>>. :(

Oh yeah - if anyone is interested in buying silver to send in, right now isn't too bad a time. Silver has been hanging at around $17/ounce... At the time I'm writing this, APMEX is selling some of their one ounce silver rounds starting around $18.20 apiece or less...

http://www.apmex.com/Category/520/Silver_Rounds_Secondary_Market__New.aspx

Kokesh Koin Bomb!!

http://www.apmex.com/Resources/Catalog%20Images/Products/11914_Obv.jpg

ctiger2
12-22-2009, 08:03 PM
I wish Kokesh the best. He's phenomenal. I plan on donating again once I get paid in Jan. We could use 400+ Adam Kokesh's in congress and the Senate.

ronpaulhawaii
12-23-2009, 10:47 AM
Not as good a headline in the hard copy of the paper, but still good press

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs198.snc3/20533_245856447952_663957952_4189354_7209617_n.jpg

Tina Richards
12-23-2009, 11:46 AM
Thanks for posting scan of article!

awsharp
12-28-2009, 11:48 AM
When the dollar collapses the Kokesh campaign will be prepared!

:D

Travlyr
12-29-2009, 01:32 PM
Now that's what I like.

ronpaulhawaii
01-05-2010, 04:34 AM
That headline makes me smile every time I scan by it.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nqtqoUkT_Hk/SzB_d9emjlI/AAAAAAAACzQ/iCwIcOuk7yo/s320/POTOFGOLD.jpg

Go ahead, get yourself some "real money", no time like the present

:D

Liberty Hound
01-06-2010, 04:04 PM
I can't wait to see the gold and silver flow in now that the holidays are over.

USA2012DIVA
01-08-2010, 09:25 AM
Love the news paper headline! I would love to make that a bulletin on MySpace!

Travlyr
01-08-2010, 09:58 AM
Good as Gold... or Silver as called for in the constitution.