Alabama Bill Would Help Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Money

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/10/alabama-bill-would-help-encourage-use-of-gold-and-silver-as-money/ MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Oct. 25, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Alabama House for the 2018 session would exempt the purchase of gold and silver bullion from state sales and use tax, encouraging its use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Ronald…

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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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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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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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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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Nullify Chapter 18: Taking on the Federal Reserve

“There are four steps states can take to protect themselves from the Federal Reserve, and restore sound money. We’ll cover the first two, next.” Bill GreeneWilliam Greene is the author of the original Constitutional Tender Act, a bill template that can be introduced in every State legislature in the nation, returning each of them to…

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States Should Restore Gold and Silver as Legal Tender before the Monetary Crisis Arrives

by Jp Cortez Originally published at http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/08/09/states-should-restore-gold-and-silver-as-legal-tender-before-the-monetary-crisis-arrives/ States Shouldn’t Wait for a Monetary Crisis to Devastate Their People and Economies The Constitution for the United States of America is not merely a set of suggestions. So when the Constitution says, in Article I Section 10, “No state shall make any Thing but gold and silver…

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Resurrecting Gold Clause Contracts at the State Level: A Tool to Undermine the Fed

by Jp Cortez Originally published at http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/09/24/resurrecting-gold-clause-contracts-at-the-state-level-a-tool-to-undermine-the-fed/ Gold clause contracts provide an avenue for states to promote the use and acceptance of gold and silver, and undermine the Fed’s monopoly on money. Assuming you had the money, would you loan $10,000 to be paid back over 30 years plus 3 percent interest? What if inflation…

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