Your birth certificate may be worth $1,000,000 "Lutfee Abdul Waalee, convicted of trying to pass a fake U.S. Treasury check for $25 million, is a member of a black separatist group called the Moors who believe in the 'redemption theory.' That's the notion that the United States has been trading birth certificates on the open market as a form of capital since 1933 and that citizens can 'redeem' the value of their accounts and write gigantic checks."
Apparently, Mr. Waalee and his fellow Redemption Theorists believe that:
When the United States went off the gold standard in 1933, the government went bankrupt. Government leaders, in order to secure credit from foreign powers, secretly pledged the "lifetime worth" of American citizens as collateral. The government began trading birth certificates on the open market as a form of capital. Each certificate is worth between $600,000 and $1 million and sits in a U.S. Treasury account. Any American is entitled to "redeem" the value of his certificate and write checks on his account. Redemption theorists say the government enslaves U.S. citizens by using them as collateral for international loans. The government, they say, registers the birth certificates as securities and backs each with a large amount of money in individual accounts. The dollar figure varies, depending on the theorist, but the number most often cited is $630,000.This is now my second-favorite conspiracy theory! If you want to appreciate the full depths of its kookiness, take a look at the ADL's detailed explanation.