10 US States Have Introduced Gold As Currency


Jillian Rayfield

Legislators in at least ten states have introduced bills in the past few years to allow state commerce to be conducted with gold and silver.

As we reported, Georgia state Rep. Bobby Franklin (R) recently reintroduced legislation to force his state to conduct all monetary transactions with U.S. gold or silver coins — including the payment of taxes.

The Georgia bill has a long way to go before become law — but it’s by no means the only state that’s considering a future in gold. Lawmakers in Montana, Missouri, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington have proposed legislation, mostly in 2009, to include gold and silver in its accepted currency forms.

, a site dedicated to tracking and promoting these bills, explains:

The United States Constitution declares, in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall… make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts”. But, in fact, EVERY state in the United States of America DOES make some other “Thing” besides gold and silver coin a “Tender in Payment of Debts” — some “Thing” called “Federal Reserve Notes.” Thus the need for the “Constitutional Tender Act” — a bill template that can be introduced in every state legislature in the nation, returning each of them to adherence to the United States Constitution’s actual legal tender provisions.

The site’s Facebook page says all donations to the group go to RightMarch, a conservative 501(c)(4) that describes its goal as to “counter the well-financed antics of radical left-wing groups like MoveOn.org, by appealing to the grassroots “silent majority” to take action.” RightMarch is run by Bill Greene, who ran for Congress in Georgia in 2008.

This idea of using gold and silver as currency has recently enjoyed a bit of a renaissance — Fox Business’ Stuart Varney and Andrew Napolitano, for example, recently debated whether the country should return to using gold as everyday currency. Gold vending machines had already been operating in some European countries and the United Arab Emirates before one recently opened in a Florida mall. And, of course, there’s Glenn Beck’s consistent touting of the gold seller Goldline on his radio show.

4 Responses

  1. Maccy says:

    Gold and Silver has a fascinating history, and a fascinating future.. But never play a game unless you know all the rules, and in this crooked system they can change them anytime just to let you know who is really in charge, and it can sting too.. It would serve us well to grasp some of the ways we can be taken advantage of also, remember if it all sounds too good to be true it usually is, ..”for the majority of us”.. Please check out the future according to scripture.. They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing. Their silver and gold are not able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it. For it was the stumbling block of their iniquity..Ezekiel 7:19 .. Here is a site that has very interesting interpretation of prophecy, ..”it should ring some alarm bells” .. take a few moments it is well worth a read! http://www.bibleinvestments.com/prophecy.htm

  2. Rick Nauman says:

    I feel that we should all be taking action in regards to the dollar having less and less value. That is why I am tell as many people as I can about opening a FREE gold backed savings account. There are no fees associated with the free account. You can look at it like taking paper money out of one pocket and putting it into your gold pocket. I would much rather have an account that was backed by gold than money sitting in an account decreasing in value.

  3. There hasn’t been a single day in the last 12 Months that Gold & Silver wasn’t talked about on the News, Online or in a Newspaper all in a positive way!!!
    I only wished we had started collecting our gold & silver a long time ago being that

    Silver is up 82% for 2010
    Gold is up 30+% for 2010

    I suppose its better late than never !

  4. useless idiots who doesnt understand the nature of a problem or criminals silencing the nature of a problem????? Intelligence in the US went to walmart and never came back.

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