by Ted Bauman
The Sovereign Investor
There was no warning. Someone broke down the door in the middle of the night. There was shouting and glaring lights.
As the terrified occupants of the house cowered in a closet, armed and uniformed government agents ransacked the house, laughing and commenting on the contents as they did. They made no effort to avoid damage. They were authorized to take whatever they wanted, and did so with impunity.
When they came across private papers in a cupboard, the head agent guffawed. “So you owe money, do you? And to your child’s physician? She’s sick, is she? That’ll come in handy to us one of these days.”
The year was 1776. It was America. Two hundred and forty years later, it’s happening again.