Texas House Passes Two Bills to Facilitate Use of Bullion Depository

by Mike Maharrey Originally posted at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/08/texas-house-passes-two-bills-to-facilitate-use-of-bullion-depository/ AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 4, 2017) – Yesterday, the Texas House passed two pieces of legislation that would facilitate the use of gold and silver as money in the state. Final passage of the bill and amendment would open the door to currency competition in Texas, and serve to…

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Status Report: States take on the Fed’s Money Monopoly

by Mike Maharrey Originally posted at http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/08/02/status-report-states-take-on-the-feds-money-monopoly/ States continue to pass measures that chip away at the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money by facilitating and encouraging the use of gold and silver. On July 25, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law exempting the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state…

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Utah House and Senate Leadership Block Five Opportunities to Advance Liberty

by Shane Trejo Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/03/utah-house-and-senate-leadership-block-five-opportunities-to-advance-liberty/ SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 30, 2016) – Utah State House and Senate leadership maintained the status quo and enabled unconstitutional federal overreach during the 2016 legislative session, killing five bills that would have blocked the enforcement of unconstitutional policies. Several of the bills never even received a…

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Texas Bill Would Establish Gold and Silver as Legal Tender, Take on Federal Reserve Money Monopoly

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/04/texas-bill-would-establish-gold-and-silver-as-legal-tender-take-on-federal-reserve-money-monopoly/ AUSTIN, Texas (April 4, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Texas Senate would establish gold and silver as legal tender in Texas. Passage of the bill would create currency competition in the state and serve to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Sen. Bob Hall introduced…

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New Virginia Law is a First Step to Help Support Sound Money

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/02/new-virginia-law-is-a-first-step-to-help-support-sound-money/ RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 21, 2017) – A Virginia bill that would remove sales taxes from some purchases of gold and silver was signed into law by the Governor yesterday. It represents an important first step toward encouraging its regular use as currency and breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on…

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Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem: Inflation is Theft

Originally published on March 28, 2017 March 8, 2017: Testifying in support of his Sound Money bill, HB2014, Finchem gives examples to help explain what inflation is. He notes that there has “been this quiet theft going on over time…” Bill GreeneWilliam Greene is the author of the original Constitutional Tender Act, a bill template…

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Ron Paul: Testimony in Support of Arizona Honest Money Bill, HB2014 on 03-08-17

Originally posted on March 9, 2017 Ron Paul visited the Arizona state Senate Committee on Finance on Wed. March 8, 2017 to testify in support of what he considers a “very important” honest money bill, HB2014. “If you want to have liberty and limit the size of government, you have to have honest money,” said…

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Texas Proposal Would Include the Right to Sound Money and Bitcoin in the State Constitution

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/03/texas-proposal-would-include-the-right-to-sound-money-and-bitcoin-in-the-state-constitution/ AUSTIN, Texas (March 7, 2017) – A joint resolution introduced in the Texas House proposes a state constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to own, hold and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange. Passage of the bill would take another step toward undermining the Federal Reserve’s…

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Nullify Chapter 19: End the Fed from the Bottom Up

Encouraging the use of gold and silver as legal tender, and removing regulatory burdens are essential first steps for states against the Federal Reserve. But they can take things even further. Bill GreeneWilliam Greene is the author of the original Constitutional Tender Act, a bill template that can be introduced in every State legislature in…

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