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The Constitution, Secession and Sound Money
by Michael_W_Hope
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Feb 19, 2010 | 695 views | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

First of all, there is no constitutional justification for maintaining a standing military during peace time, only a standing Navy. The State governments have militia for that purpose. The right of secession was held by the sovereign states as a recourse to the federal government’s violations of the compact (Constitution). States do reserve and have always reserved the right to secede if they chose to do so. The states and their people are sovereign. The federal government is an agent that serves at the behest of the states, not the other way around. Perpetual Union means that there is no definite time in the future that the compact between the states forming the Union sunsets. It does not mean that they have signed a suicide pact and cannot leave under any circumstances. I do not advocate for the dissolution of the glorious union. But when faced with the decision of choosing between liberty and tyranny under the Union, I choose Liberty. Finally, on the issue of currency. Currency where the constitution is concerned gave the Federal government the authority to regulate through a uniform system of weights and measures, defining the Dollar as a name for a unit weight of commodity currency, To Wit, gold. Therefore the name Dollar in the classical sense meant 1/20 of an ounce of gold. Now through the fiat monetary system we have today the name has no connection whatsoever with commodity weight. The states still reserve the power to coin money and tender payments in gold and silver only. They don't however, have the power to print money, but then neither does the the federal government. The Federal Reserve is therefore unconstitutional. The free market should choose the medium for exchange and regulate its integrity through competition just like any other commodity on the market. Why should Money be any different? There would be, as a result of state criminal statutes against fraud and a free market competition in currency, a negligible amount of counterfeiting going on in a competitive currency free market situation. The mass counterfeiting efforts being undertaken today are by our own Federal government. Money must be returned to the free market from whence it came in order to restore, not just economic stability, but to also restore monetary stability and integrity.

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HellFire
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February 23, 2010
Really, sounds like me? LMAO @ U!!!!

When have you HEARD SoT say anything, and when?

Dictionary at my side, lol. If you need a dictionary to understand what I post here, then you undoubtedly have serious comprehension issues.

Whut da mather Goliad schouls didn’t teach reeden and whritten? Dadgumit!!! You nheed to git sum skoolin and plenty quik……LMAO @ U!!!!!!

IMPEACH OBAMA!!!

HAVE A GOP DAY!!!
SonOfTexas
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February 22, 2010
I want to sucede from the federl socailists. I don't want federal money. I want to kill evil doers by myself in the Navy because I'm in the NRA and have fourteen, fourteen - count them - guns. I want gold because it never changes adn its always worth a hundred dollars and silver is always worth twnty five dollars. Iwant the holy free market because Jesus was a captalist. States can do whatever thay want no metter if it's legal or not. Just becuause we lost the war of Yankee aggression don't mean we cant try again! Seceed or die! I'm ready to protect the GREAT state of TEXAS from yankee socailists! IMPEACH OBAMMY! NO PUBIC OPTION! I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!
Michael_W_Hope
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February 20, 2010
Hellfire your absolutely right on the confusing taxpayers part. It is simple and will work. Why would it not work? But, on the Dollar issue, that info is right out of the pages of monetary history. Weather we agree or not its a fact of monetary history.

In Liberty
HellFire
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February 20, 2010
I must disagree with the “dollar” issue. I’ll leave it at that.

However, the idea you have is simple in form and may work. Too simple and not enough graft for politics or channels to confuse taxpayers .

IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!

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Michael_W_Hope
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February 20, 2010
The Dollar bill is indeed a Federal Reserve note in this age of fiat currency, I agree with you. The word and definition predates the Constitution (17th century). The word dollar defines a specific weight of commodity currency. It is true the constitution does not define the word dollar, the free market does. The Constitution empowers the Federal government to establish a system of weights and measures. Uniformity of said system will bring about uniformity within a commodity market currency. It is true that in the commodity of silver the word dollar means 371.25 grains (troy). Leave the word coin out, that just confuses the true definition. Unit weight is what is being traded not the shape. In Gold it means 1/20 oz. in that commodity. The definition for Dollar is fixed to a specific weight in that particular commodity currency. Therefore a dollar of silver is worth much less on the market than a dollar of gold. The free market I'm refering to is a free market in currency, thereby denationalizing the currency. End legal tender legislation. Let private minters in the free market compete with the Federal Reserve note. In other words Competing currencies. A TRUE FREE MARKET!!!!! You will never have a true free market as long as you have a secret banking monopoly of the currency. You will have the overlords of the Fed controlling half of every transaction in the market economy. Your right, gold is scarce because of a fiat monetary system that overvalues cheap money through monetary price fixing thereby pushing gold out of circulation and out of the country for that matter. (See Gresham's Law)
HellFire
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February 19, 2010
The dollar bill is a Federal Reserve Note.

The “dollar” is a coin containing 371.25 grains (troy) of fine silver.

The Constitution does not define the “dollar" as far as I know. Would you please enlighten me on this as I find it intriguing.

The "Federal Government" is an agent of the "States".

What or whose free market are you talking about?

If you're referring to gold as currency and are of the opinion the USA is the largest holder of, think again.

IMPEACH OBAMA!!!

HAVE A GOP DAY!!!