PEW: Economic Anxiety, Distrust of Government Fuel Gold Rush

by Marsha Mercer, Pew Charitable Trusts Originally published at http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/08/11/economic-anxiety-distrust-of-government-fuel-gold-rush By the end of the year, Texas plans to open the nation’s first state-supervised gold and silver depository, allowing ordinary Texans, as well as businesses, banks and others, to store their precious metals, and use the holdings in their account to make electronic payments. “The…

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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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Objection: “This Note Is Legal Tender!”

In 2009, when Georgia Rep. Bobby Franklin introduced my first version of the Constitutional Tender Act (HB 430) in the Georgia House, we knew it wasn’t just going to be difficult to get passed into law — it was going to be difficult to get any co-sponsors, it was going to be difficult to get…

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Silver and Gold Debit Cards: One More Step Towards Constitutional Tender

Recently, when writing about the growing popularity of “Gold ATMs”, I mentioned that they’re being placed in cities all over the world, including within the United States. But being able to exchange fiat Federal Reserve Notes for real money at an ATM is only the first step; the next order of business is for banks…

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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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