A champion of liberty speaks about privacy, cash smuggling

Bill Stewart bill.stewart at pobox.com
Fri Oct 26 20:05:13 PDT 2001

She said "interstate".  That's WITHIN the US, not even outside the country.
That means she wants you busted if you take cash across state lines
without reporting it to the Proper Authorities, who can of course
confiscate it as suspected drug money.  Fortunately, that failed.

You'll have to read the passed bill to find out whatever atrocious
things they've added to your ability to engage in foreign commerce.

At 07:48 PM 10/24/2001 -0700, John Kozubik wrote:
> >    The bill is not perfect. I am sorry that, for example, we excluded
> > making it a crime to smuggle over $10,000 interstate. We included it
> > for overseas, but it was not included for interstate. Nevertheless,
> > this is an excellent bill.
>Can someone clarify the definition, in this context, of "smuggling" ?
>Does this mean that $10,000 in cash can no longer be taken out of the
>country, or does it mean that it can no longer be taken out of the country
>in a secretive manner ?
>For as long as I have been traveling internationally, I have been required
>to declare all cash amounts larger than $10,000.  Does this mean that
>previously it was not a crime to not make such a declaration, and now it
>is ?
>John Kozubik - john at kozubik.com - http://www.kozubik.com

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