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Contact Speaker of Arizona House of Representatives Today

Written by Subject: Economics: Austrian
Arizonans need gold, silver choice for money! Please write/call your feelings about Az.'s SB1439 Legal Tender (gold, silver) -- it has hit a snag with bankers, after passing through the Az. Senate on a straight party split. Ask Speaker Andy Tobin ( to re-assign it and continue your emails/calls to the House members. FYI: SB1439 Legal Tender (a choice for Arizonans to voluntarily deal in this constitutionally sound money if they wish) was sent by Az. House Speaker Andy Tobin to the House Financial Institutions Committee. This committee is chaired by a bonafide representative from the Az. banking industry, Hon. Kate Brophy McGee And now, according to SB1439 primary sponsor, McGee says she is not going to hear & debate the bill!! Mrs. McGee's highly exemplary career includes banking; and husband Bob McGee is a 4th generation banker. These "strings" would definitely attach Bob and Kate to the failing Federal Reserve System, with all its purely paper fiat Keynesian Economics, and in the opposite corner from the Founders stable Gold and Silver money system (Art. 1, Sec. 10, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution.)

If you agree that we need the choice of gold and silver tender (and quickly) as a safeguard against the failing paper we're on now, please enter the fray with all the polite but firm pressure you can. Speaker Tobin also may have sent SB1439 to McGee's committee to kill it. But we don't know this. But he certainly could have picked a less hostile committee -- like maybe House Commerce, for instance. Also, we may be able to put SB1439 on a "Strike-everything" bill.

•Andy Tobin ® 602-926-5172 (SPEAKER)

•Lela Alston (D) 602-926-5829 Dist.24

•Kate Brophy McGee ® 602-926-4486 Dist.28
•Jeff Dial ® 602-926-5550 Dist.18
•Rosanna Gabaldon (D) 602-926-3424 Dist. 2
•Lydia Hernandez (D) 602-926-3376 Dist.29
•David Livingston ® 602-926-4178 Dist.22
(Vice Chairman)
•Darin Mitchell ® 602-926-5894 Dist.13
•Steve Smith ® 602-926-5685 Dist.11

Please vote “YES” on SB1439 gold & silver tender. These are the Constitutional reasons:

• The U.S. Constitution, in Art. I, Sec. X, Clause I “No State shall…coin Money, emit Bills of Credit, make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts….” Arizona is not in compliance. IF WE WERE, OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS WOULD IMPROVE. IT’S NOT COMPLICATED!

• Gold and silver as legal tender “promote the general welfare” of society by maintaining virtually stable buying power for decades, centuries, etc. – WHICH IS WHY THE FOUNDERS GAVE US THIS!

• SB1439 provides Arizona’s people a FREE CHOICE to voluntarily use gold & silver as tender, as also Fed. Res. Notes if they choose. No one is forced.

• Article I, Sec. VIII, Clause V of the U.S. Constitution says “The Congress shall have Power…To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.” NOTE THAT WE THE PEOPLE GIVE CONGRESS NO POWER TO EMIT (ISSUE) MONEY, BUT ONLY TO COIN (This is according to the 10th Amendment.) COINING WAS A SERVICE TO GOLD, SILVER, & COPPER OWNERS COMING TO THE U.S. MINT.

• If Congress is given no power to emit, and the states are prohibited, then where does constitutional money come from? WE THE PEOPLE – THROUGH FREE MARKET INDUSTRY PRODUCE GOLD, SILVER, COPPER FOR MINTING.
"Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise." (Thomas Jefferson)

• The silver Dollar was made law by the Articles of Confederation, and is mentioned twice in the U.S. Constitution drafted in 1787. That standard Dollar is fixed by the Coinage Act of 1792:
“DOLLARS OR UNITS – each to be of the value of a Spanish milled dollar as the same is now current, and to contain three hundred and seventy-one grains and four sixteenth parts of a grain of pure, or four hundred and sixteen grains of standard silver.”

• BUT HOW DO YOU CARRY AND DEAL WITH HEAVY GOLD AND SILVER? Simply by certificates, debit cards, checkbooks, etc. issued by the repositories – much as we do now with banks. The free market will solve it.


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ed Price
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U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 1, Clause 1:

"No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility."

Did you notice that the part about coining money is not directly linked to the part about gold and silver coin as tender? Legal tender and money are not necessarily the same thing. Time for Arizona to do the same thing that the Federal Government did with the Federal reserve bank... contract the job of making gold and silver legal tender coins out to Von Hothaus and his organization, but don't use the resulting coins as money. Print paper for that.

The founding fathers would want something like this. They knew the mess a central banking system would get us into. So, they left the States a way out.

Comment by Tim Frey
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Are you at all concerned with the language of 1-703 B? It seems to indicate that they expect you to pay sale tax and other transaction taxes in "Legal Tender". Is there any law currently that forbids the use of silver and gold in exchanges? Is there tax law addressing that now? I don't know, I am asking. Is this bill really necessary? If not forbidden, just do it. If I give you a dollars worth of silver dimes for your $20 or so item, well I just gave you a dollar, not $20. This bill would seem to require you to consider the sale in "Legal Tender" and pay taxes in legal tender. It's there to assure the sales tax revenue, not permit exchanges in gold and silver, which are probably not forbidden. Unless you are in the camp of "that which is not legally required is FORBIDDEN! Just asking.

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