Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nullify the Fed! Arizona Constitutional Tender Bill on the Governor’s Desk for a Signature

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The Arizona state senate concurred with the house on Senate Bill by a vote of 18-0, sending the legislation to Governor Jan Brewer’s desk for a signature. SB1439, the Constitutional Tender Act, allows businesses and the state government to accept payments in gold or silver. It specifies that legal tender in Arizona consists of all of the following:
  1. Legal Tender authorized by Congress.
  2. Specie (containing gold or silver) coin issued at any time by the U.S. government.
  3. Any other specie that a court of competent jurisdiction rules by a final, unappealable order to be within the scope of state authority to make legal tender.
The bill previously passed the state senate by a vote of 17-11. Since there was a House amendment which tightened up some of the language, constitutionally, the bill needed one final vote on the floor of the State Senate before going to Jan Brewer’s desk for a signature.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Currently all debts and taxes in Arizona and the rest of the United States are either paid with Federal Reserve Notes (dollars) which were authorized as legal tender by Congress, or with coins issued by the U.S. Treasury — very few of which have gold or silver in them.

The United States Constitution states in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.” The Constitutional tender act is a big step towards that constitutional requirement which has been ignored for a long time in every state of the country. Such a tactic would achieve the desired goal of abolishing the Federal Reserve system by attacking it from the bottom up – pulling the rug out from under it by working to make its functions irrelevant at the State and local level.


Passage of the Constitutional/Legal Tender Act would introduce currency competition with Federal Reserve Notes. Professor William Greene explains further:
Over time, as residents of the State use both Federal Reserve Notes and silver and gold coins, the fact that the coins hold their value more than Federal Reserve Notes do will lead to a "reverse Gresham’s Law" effect, where good money (gold and silver coins) will drive out bad money (Federal Reserve Notes). As this happens, a cascade of events can begin to occur, including the flow of real wealth toward the State’s treasury, an influx of banking business from outside of the State – as people in other States carry out their desire to bank with sound money – and an eventual outcry against the use of Federal Reserve Notes for any transactions.
Once things get to that point, Federal Reserve notes would become largely unwanted and irrelevant for ordinary people. Nullifying the Fed on a state by state level is what will get us there.

Without a single act of Congress, the Federal Reserve system can be brought to its knees by passing such bills in states all over the country.

HOUSE AMENDMENT

The amendment passed by the house makes two technical revisions to the bill on the same Constitutional principle. They are as follows:

1. Strike “and taxes” from line 11 - ”LEGAL TENDER” MEANS AN AUTHORIZED MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE FOR THE PAYMENT OF DEBTS AND TAXES.

This part of the amendment is constitutionally-sound. It makes sure the bill is in line with Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution, which makes reference to debts, but not taxes. It reads, “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

2. Strike line 25-26: B. ANY TAX THAT IS DUE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF A TRANSACTION THAT INVOLVES SPECIE LEGAL TENDER SHALL BE PAID PROPORTIONATELY IN THE SAME LEGAL TENDER.

The is constitutionally-sound for the same reason as above. Taxes, however, can be debts, so at best, this text was redundant.

ACTION ITEMS for Arizona

1. Contact Governor Brewer. Strongly, but politely, let her know that you want her to SIGN SB1439 into law. It is strongly recommended that you CALL rather than email.

(602) 542-4331
800-253-0883 (outside Maricopa County only)

2. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.

LEGISLATION AND TRACKING

If you’re outside of Arizona, please contact your own legislators regarding Constitutional Tender legislation. If none has been introduced in your state, you can email them the model legislation:
http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/constitutional-tender/

Track the status of the Constitutional Tender Act in states around the country:
http://tracking.tenthamendmentcenter.com/constitutionaltender/

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a bunch of crock. How many average and below average americans actually own gold and silver that could be transacted? OK...that covers about 90% of the population. So what's the point of this article.

Here's my take. Since I NEVER put my faith behind any gov agency including the State...why should we feel good about this?

The US is legally bankrupt and has been for over 200 years. You are a debt slave as evidence by your complete lack of freedoms in choice. They can come for you or your children whenever they choose, without cause and you will be left for ruin. Doubt my words?

So we must ask ourselves....why would the State be so unanimous about this bill? Could it be a means of extracting further wealth (rings, jewelry, collectibles, etc.) from those that have debt? Gee...let's think about this even tho it may hurt your head.

Joe Blow has no job and owes the Big Bank money for past loans (and the fees...don't forget the phucking fees plus interest). But he and his wife are in possession of jewelry. Ya know...like wedding bands, general jewelry, maybe even a gold tooth.

My guess is that they are coming to take the real money from us soon enough with these types of bills. You see they know the FRNs are no better than toilet paper. You may think you are entitled to your 16k gold wedding ban...but meeze think you are screwed again.

Hate to be negative....but do you really want to trust the gov? any gov? do they really need to dictate what we can do with our gold? our FRNs? our lives?

Somebody put some strong coffee on....we gotta wake these phucking people up

Well hip hip hooray for Arizona.

Anonymous said...

It's about time someone in this country stood up for what is right according to our constitution.
Bravo Arizona !!!
My only regret is that it didn't start with our state of South Dakota. Perhaps we can follow suit shortly and stop the transfer of wealth, to the Federal Reserve, which has been a scam on the American public since the beginning, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Although any resistance to the corruption in DC is admirable, as long as dollars can be printed by the Fed and are accepted as currency, they can print as much is necessary and control precious metals. Hell, they probably already control 99% of the gold and silver.

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. P J O'Rourke

canobs said...

__Abolish the private control of the Fed by the international banksters or the BIS(bank for international settlement) and turn it to a Public central bank (like the bank of NorthDakota) and issuing its own currency,banknotes___Read more at : webofdebt.com/articles - canobs.livejournal.com - globalresearch.ca

djohnston said...

"Such a tactic would achieve the desired goal of abolishing the Federal Reserve system by attacking it from the bottom up – pulling the rug out from under it by working to make its functions irrelevant at the State and local level."

I don't see how when "Currently all debts and taxes in Arizona and the rest of the United States are either paid with Federal Reserve Notes (dollars) which were authorized as legal tender by Congress, or with coins issued by the U.S. Treasury — very few of which have gold or silver in them." And the act "specifies that legal tender in Arizona consists of all of the following:

1. Legal Tender authorized by Congress."

How can an act that specifies Federal Reserve notes as legal tender pull the rug out from under the Federal Reserve? Makes no sense.

I'm completely in favor of abolishing the Federal Reserve. But, you don't begin the process by deeming their notes as legal tender. The U.S. Constitution certainly does not allow notes not redeemable in gold or silver specie. As the article states, Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution says, “No State shall make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

What the article fails to mention is Congress's responsibility in this manner. Article I, Section 8 clearly states, "The Congress shall have Power ... To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;"

Anonymous said...

Throughout history the smartest folks have been the pessimists! But without hope, it is difficult to function ~ so let us rejoice that, in spite of commodities' prices having been controlled by questionable muckie-mucks, and unelected, shady dudes control the Fed, there shines a light ~ Arizona refuses to accept massive tyranny and theft.

messianicdruid said...

Good for them. But I will still be paying worthless taxes with with worthless money.

lots of good links at:

http://gold-silver.us/forum/showthread.php?69204-Eric-Holder-Threatens-Kansas-in-Letter-on-Gun-Control-Nullification-Law

"On Thursday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback received a letter from Federal Attorney General Eric Holder threatening action against the state should it enforce SB102 which Brownback signed into law last month.
The new law states, in part:
Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas."

hungry4food said...

The dollar is doomed from a lack of Supply expansion that can't be realized in capital accumulations in US financial markets because of a Tax code that Penalizes Profits more than if these funds are held Off Shore , and so the results are a Doomed Dollar as world trade currency as the US Prints more and more debt to try and fill this void in domestic markets fueling a hyper currency war in international markets .
We see Central Banks around the world now engaged in this currency war printing and expanding their balance sheets to compete with the dollar expansion and alliances are being formed as a result of this and its trending away from the dollar as international settlement currency .

Year of the yuan: China's explosive currency goes global
http://rt.com/business/year-of-the-yuan-china-currency-goes-global-561/

Payments Using Chinese Yuan Continue to Surge as Currency Tops Russian Rouble in Popularity
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/payments-using-chinese-yuan-continue-surge-currency-tops-russian


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