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Clifford Johnson is a semi-academic naturalized Brit. He first entered the U.S. as a rah-rah Harkness Fellow. For theater, language, and also as a questionable ex-Brit, Johnson adopts a Tom Paine II persona. His activist credentials comprise serial terminations of employment and pro se litigations raising public policy questions.

Johnson claims to be the only person who has sued the Comptroller of the Currency for a failure to regulate a national bank -- the Bank of America -- which he did in the early 1980s.

Johnson's 15-minutes of fame came in the mid-1980s. Then a manager of computing at Stanford University, he sued the Pentagon, challenging the constitutionality of its nuclear hair-trigger "launch on warning" posture, for riskily and unconstitutionally delegating the decision to initiate nuclear Armageddon to a 3-minute computer-governed military drill.

Johnson is currently challenging the Treasury and GAO in federal court, for misrepresentations as to Federal Reserve versus United States currency. The case raises novel issues of law re the government's right to lie.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ninth Circuit Leaves Door Open To Suit Against GAO Re Coins Act In affirming dismissal of a suit alleging Treasury misrepresentation impairing the right to petition for new issues of United States currency versus Federal Reserve currency, the Ninth Circuit left open the door to a suit against the GAO re its Coins Act benefit estimates. The Coins Act proposes to replace all $1 Federal Reserve notes with $1 United States coins.
Series: United States Notes (1 Articles, 625 views)

Thursday, September 12, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
B*gg*r Bubbles A dialog re usury and fraud, drafted in 2009, and drawing on particular mortgage frauds, two of which are described in notes.

Monday, July 29, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
S. 1105: Dollar Coins or Paper Dollars? Reflections on Senate bill S. 1105, introduced June 6, 2013, assigned a 0% chance of passage. It proposes to replace all $1 FEDERAL RESERVE notes with $1 UNITED STATES coins.

Monday, May 20, 2013 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lincoln's buried bank note veto applies today Lincoln's most important veto is buried and forgotten. Yet, it saved the union, and it still applies today.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How The One-Dollar Coin Can Cure The Economy This article, written for those well-informed re monetary policy, supports a longstanding proposal to replace all Federal Reserve one dollar bills with one dollar United States coins. It quotes at length a related lawsuit against the Treasury now before the Ninth Circuit court of appeal. The complaint and briefs on appeal are available under the Treasury menu at commondada.com.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Federal Court Affirms Sweeping "Bully Pulpit" Government Right to Lie: Treasury Can't Be Sued An appeal brief filed in the Ninth Circuit raises the question as to whether the government speech immunity doctrine extends to misrepresentations designed to suppress disfavored viewpoints. At issue are allegations of multi-billion dollar Treasury misrepresentations.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Crisis: Fools Fathomed Five Contemporary observations of The Supreme Court of the United States.

Friday, January 6, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Crisis: To Free a Lender-Owned Nation (Part IV) Part IV of IV. Increasingly absurd and brazen tricks miss the point that concealed tax relief does not come not from the Fed.

Thursday, January 5, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Crisis: To Free a Lender-Owned Nation (Part III) Part 3 of 4 articles. How the GAO, mentored by the Fed and Treasury, in a series of five reports, have concealed the great financial benefits of United States currency versus Federal Reserve currency.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Crisis: To Free a Lender-Owned Nation (Part II) Part 2 of 4 articles. Greenbacker lawsuit against Treasury pits the right to petition against government misrepresentations.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Crisis: To Free a Lender-Owned Nation (Part 1) Part 1 of 4 articles. Just filed Greenbacker lawsuit against Treasury highlights 21-year "Treasury-Fed coin-swap cover-up." The issues are introduced.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Crisis: Deficit Reduction Proposal Snags Treasury Misinformation A formal demand that the Treasury promptly correct misinformation on its website, concealing the deficit-reducing capacity of US Notes.

Friday, October 28, 2011 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Crisis: A Common Sense Deficit Reduction Proposal A painless way to reduce the deficit by a few hundred billion dollars, and incidentally open the public's eye.