Thanks. I went to the wheres george site again and found their offical justification being that in their opinion they aren't defacing it beyond use. Seems like skating on thin ice to me. A judge can still convict someone was vandalism on a wall even if they thought it was "art". Their offical explanation for their actions can be read at http://www.wheresgeorge.com/faq.php
Whats weird is they give a link to the place that you can report them to.http://www.bep.treas.gov/document.cfm/18/104/
I'm assuming that at least someone has already told the Treasury Dept about their site by now and its still up so whatever on that one I guess.
As far as when I see penny smashing machines in the future I'll probally keep note just to see what the Secret Services responce is to it. Its odd how the same group that protects the presidant, arguably the most impportant job in america, also enforces a rule where you cant get more than 6months max in jail for(according to their site)
I think a teacher told me once that it was due to the fact that they also protect former presidants graves and the bills have presidants faces on them. In theory then, the money with Susan B Anthony and Sachajawee(sorry if I spelled it wrong) wouldnt be protected by the secret service and only the dept of treasury I guess huh?