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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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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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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Four Ways States Can Take on the Federal Reserve

by Jp Cortez Originally posted at http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/07/16/four-ways-states-can-take-on-the-federal-reserve/ There are practical steps that can be taken at the state level to promote the use and acceptance of sound money and undermine the Fed’s monopoly on money. Control the money and you control the people. The federal government has done just that in the Unites States. Over…

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