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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Oklahoma Bill Would Establish Bullion Depository, Help Facilitate Transactions in Gold and Silver

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Jan. 29, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma House would create a state gold depository, an important first step toward establishing gold and silver as commonly used legal tender in the state. Sen. Nathan Dahm prefiled Senate Bill 1296 (SB1296) earlier this week for official introduction when the regular session begins on…

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UPMA Monetary Summit

The UPMA has been on the front lines of the battle for sound money in America. Consider joining them: UPMA Monetary Summit Program This year in recognition of the expanding scope of its monetary mission, the UPMA is being reorganized as the “United Precious Metals Association”. To commemorate this important milestone, the UPMA will return…

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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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