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Secession and Other Fantasies

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:02 PM
Returning to the discussion after a ten-hour day desperately trying to earn enough counterfeit Federal Reserve funny money to pay the mortgage in the disintegrating Obamaconomy. Here is another tack to take in reasserting the powers of the sovereign states: Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution both FORBIDS the states to coin money, and MANDATES that they only use GOLD and SILVER coin in payment of debt. Article 1, Section 8 gives Congress the sole power to "coin money." Thus, by inference, Congress is to coin gold and silver coin for general usage. Clearly, Congress has reneged on its mandate to do so. Therefore, since Congress has not held up its part of the bargain, the states are free to coin their own money....
Milt37 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 12:40 PM
Paulus,

Cut and paste all your idiotic, Ron Paulisa misinterpretations of the Constitution, it doesn't make them true.

Art. 1, Sec. 10 only deals with what individual states CAN'T do, which includes coining there own money. It makes no 'inference' to what Congress can, or can not do.

Stop pretending to be Contitutional Scholar instead of Paulista Prostitute.

Maybe if you had ever learned reading comprehension, you wouldn't have to toil 10 hours a day a McDonald's and could real money at a job that requires thinking skills.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:05 PM
....They should do so, openly and honestly, using the traditional weights, measures and dimensions of classic US gold and silver coins. For very small transactions, they should also begin minting pure copper coins (far superior to the copper-coated zinc junk pennies we now have) in 1 ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce denominations.

To avoid confusion and lawsuits, don't call the coins "dollars." Pick another term: "sovereigns" would be good.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:08 PM
Such money would have all the desirable characteristics of sound money, listed 300 years before Christ by Aristotle: high unit value, easy divisibility, stable store of value, natural scarcity, durability, and portability.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Some fringe conservatives seem perversely determined to turn a stinging electoral defeat into an epic, sweeping disaster. That’s the deeper meaning of current talk about impeachment, secession, third parties, civil disobedience, and onrushing apocalypse.

The Conservative Majority Fund has announced a new robocall campaign to build support for impeaching President Obama over mishandling of the affair in Benghazi, Libya, and alleged malfeasance on a host of other issues. Meanwhile, petitions demanding the secession of Texas, Alabama, and at least a half dozen other states have already gathered tens...