I say this because Weiner does not believe in the First Amendment, or any part of the Constitution, so far as I can tell. He is blatantly violating his oath of office.
Under the pretense of "consumer protection", Anthony Weiner is attacking perfectly legitimate private businesses like GoldLine in order to silence conservative viewpoints. Using the specious claim that GoldLine "grossly overcharges" its customers (PDF), Weiner is specifically targeting sponsors of conservative thought-leaders like Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Fred Thompson.
This is nothing less than a direct attack on free speech by a thug and a bully masquerading as a Congressperson. Why? Because Goldline is no more overcharging customers than Wendy's does when comparing its hamburger to one from McDonald's.
A one-ounce 2010 American Eagle gold bullion coin is the single best benchmark for most gold collectors. Using a Google search, I took the first nine websites I found (that would allow me to shop online) and ran through an ordering process for a 2010 1-oz. Eagle on each.
And this is what I found:
|Raw Price + Shipping||Total Price||Shopping Cart||Website|
|$1,239.05 + $24.95 shipping||$1,264.00||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||APMEX|
|$1,256.22 + $17.95 shipping||$1,273.17||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||Gainesville Coins|
|$1,255.48 + $27.00 shipping||$1,282.48||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||Blanchard Online|
|$1,240.01 + 24.95 shipping||$1.284.96||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||Golden Eagle Coin|
|$1,295.00 + free shipping||$1,295.00||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||GoldLine|
|$1,278.74 + $20.95 shipping||$1,299.69||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||Brandon's Coins|
|$1,247.92 + $49.51 shipping||$1.297.43||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||BullionDirect|
|$1,299.00 + $19.95 shipping||$1,318.95||1 oz. 2009 Gold American Eagle||Austin Gold Information Network|
|$1,399.00 + $7.45 shipping||$1.406.45||1 oz. 2009 Gold American Eagle||Steve's Collectibles|
|$1,435.00 + free shipping||$1,435.00||1 oz. 2010 Gold American Eagle||GovMint|
In fact, Goldline was fifth out of ten on total price for the one-ounce benchmark gold bullion coin, separated by 2% from the first slot. Does that sound like overcharging to you?
Is Anthony Weiner investigating #10?
Or #8, #7 or #6?
No. Because they don't sponsor conservative authors and speakers. If Weiner were really concerned with overcharging, he could have found far better targets than Goldline in a matter of a few minutes, just like I did.
Anthony Weiner is a would-be Stalinist and is directly targeting free speech. His views are out of the mainstream. His tactics are anti-American. And he deserves to be shown the door in November.
And I hope that Landmark Legal Foundation or another real civil liberties outfit sues the crap out of this pathetic little twerp.
Hat tip: Another Black Conservative. Thanks!