What Are “State Legal Tender” Bills?

While the official motto of the Tenth Amendment Center is “Concordia res parvae crescunt” (Small things grow great by concord), one of our “unofficial” mottoes is “The Constitution. Every Issue, Every Time. No Exceptions, no Excuses.” It’s a great standard to stick to. Here’s an example why. Earlier this year, Dr. Gary North put up…

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JBS Has the Right Idea: “Phase Out the Fed With State Sound Money Laws”

Last year, Larry Greenley at the John Birch Society penned a prescient piece in relation to the overwhelming passage of the “Audit The Fed” bill (H.R. 459) in the U.S. House of Representatives. He wrote that, while it was very encouraging that it passed in a bipartisan fashion by such a large margin (327-98, with…

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“The power to make any thing but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts, is withdrawn from the States, on the same principle with that of striking of paper currency.”

James Madison, Federalist, no. 44, 299–302

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Common Objections: Bureaucrats and Lobbyists

Back in 2009, when the original version of the Constitutional Tender Act was first introduced in Georgia by the late, great Rep. Bobby Franklin, reaction to it was swift, in several ways. First, there was an outpouring of support from grassroots Constitutionalist activists. Within just a few days of its introduction, emails, phone calls and…

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