"No State shall... coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts..."
Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1 
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 -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
It can't be any clearer!
 -- Anonymous     
    This came as a result of so many, losing so much, after credit based inflation (funny money systems); the several States being the checks and balances to the Federal Government.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Sure.No State shall.... but this quote says nothing of the federal government.
     -- Me Again     
    Me Again, we have to remember that when the State's were prohibited in doing something, the Federal Senate was thus prohibited as Representatives of the States. According to the Constitution, the people didn't originally elect the Senate -- the State legislatures did; the only person in Federal government that the people actually elected were in the House. It's kind of hard to pass a Constitutional "law" when one half of the Federal Legislature is prohibited from action; if the State was prohibited, then there was no legitimate authority for the States to delegate that power to its Representative Senator.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    The Congress shall have Power To . . . coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures; (Article I, Section 8 U.S. Constitution) The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. (Tenth Amendment) The Constitution is not law to the people but rather directions to the government, limiting what codes, regulations, rules, statutes, etc. at law could be passed. With what Logan has written, and the rest of the Constitution, the intent is very clear. One possible loop hole is the power to borrow and the Federal Reserve (being nationally domiciled only incorporates foreigners) is not foreign - allowing for micro definitions in placing no value. Such international thieves, mingled with our own elite, seem to always find dupes they can pay off. It would only take the States to step forward and exercise their Constitutional authority to put an end to the Federal Reserve.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    To those neo-f@#$%ng-cons, if you know Bible, then READ THE CONSTITUTION REEKED WITH OUR FOREFATHERS BLOOD!
     -- RKA, Wasilla, AK     
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    Hey, the Treasury still issues gold and silver dollars. Only through various emergency powers acts has the PRESIDENT circumvented the Constitution which apparently he may do in a 'national emergency' -- why then was GWB (and even John Adams in his day) able to take away habeas corpus? Isn't that unconstitutional? It begs the question: how can unconstitutional acts be remedied? Why isn't there a process by which every bill is evaluated for Constitutionality first and the powers by which such legislation is proposed identified from the Constitution. As Mike has said, President and Congress have no more powers than those explicitly defined in the Constitution -- everything else remains reserved to the States and the People themselves. Our gold supply has been stolen; therefore, we are entitled to get it back no matter what our federal government has declared. Obviously we cannot use force or violence to achieve this since it will be the perfect excuse for martial law and concentration camps. It will occur when enough of us are willing to take a Gandhian approach and overwhelm the government and the world with the noble cause of sound money and republican government. We can start by rejecting the Communist and Fascist ideals being touted by our political parties. When the slavery becomes apparent, the People will revolt, simple as that.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    E. Archer asks: How can unconstitutional acts be remedied? The answer is that the founders gave us a remedy we are too "civilized" and cowardly to use: The Second Amendment. Jefferson thought we would have killed the bastards by now.
     -- Frank Ragoczy, Creede, CO     
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    I agree with Frank but there's more to it, our people have been dumbed down and have been made slaves to dependency by the political class who bought them off with their own money in so-called benefits to the point where their oppression rests easy on them but the pressure is increasing and like the proverbial frog in the pot will we shake ourselves and jump out in time or be cooked?
    With all due respect to Archer I don't believe the way of Gandhi will work for us in our time. Our founders believed that liberty was possible but were concerned that a high enough level of virtue must be maintained in order to keep it, but as we look around today virtue is getting to be a harder commodity defined as America is in a moral and cultural decline nothing points this out clearer than the rise of political power of the sodomites now having the ability to oppress the First Amendment rights of people and threaten freedom of religion.
    When so many embrace wickedness and sin is it any wonder our country suffers under national judgment we are losing our liberty as just weights and measures are corrupted?

    "Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."
    -- Samuel Adams Essay in the Public Advertiser, 1749
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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    The current crop of republicrats aren't interested in the Constitution. They consider it a bump in the road to their march to socialism.
     -- Jim K, Austin     
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     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or      
    What's the next stop on the road to perdition? I think I know but, would like to hear from others. Just so you know where I am coming from; I believe that America will cease being united.
     -- Warrdoc, Elk Grove,     
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