Mind Your Business!

Posted: July 17th, 2013 | Filed under: civil liberties | 3 Comments »

Mind Your Business!

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As Americans and the world acquiesce to warrantless blanket surveillance by the NSA, it is worth recalling the spirit of another era. The first currency of the USA was designed by Benjamin Franklin and was inscribed, not with “in God we trust,” but with “mind your business.”

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To read about the terrorism threat that is being used to justify blanket surveillance go to, “The Bathtub Threat: Terrorists and Danger.” To read about how effective counter-terrorism measures have been in an arena that is subject to public scrutiny, and not hidden by secrecy, go to, “How the TSA Kills Us … Literally.”

A brief background of the Fugio cent may be found at Wikipedia, and a more detailed history may be found here.


3 Comments on “Mind Your Business!”

  1. 1 Narco Polo: Benjamin Franklin's "Mind Your Business" coin | Ediary Blog said at 6:11 pm on July 21st, 2013:

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  2. 2 alec said at 11:13 pm on July 21st, 2013:

    I feel richer after learning about this cool coin — Thanks Rob! (oh, and thanks Ben Franklin, for this and many things)

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