Word has come out that a new rule(?) makes it illegal to melt pennies and nickels in order to sell their base metals.
I have several questions about this:
1) Don't I own my money? If so, I should be able to do anything I want to it, including melt it. If not, then I guess it's true, we really don't own our money, the government just lets us use it.
2) This is being described as a "rule", not a "law". Who made this rule? Why isn't it a law? And if some federal bureaucrat really does have the power to tell us what we may or may not do with our money, maybe it really is time to have a second revolution.
More on this later, I have to go to work.