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Virginia moves closer to creating state’s own currency

Home - by - February 6, 2013 - 23:00 America/New_York - 7 Comments


Lawmakers in Virginia say they want to keep their options open in case the value of the U.S. dollar ever collapses — so they’re considering minting state coinage.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a proposal to study the effectiveness of such a plan “sailed through” the state’s lower house this week:

The idea that Virginia should consider issuing its own money was dismissed as just another quixotic quest by one of the most conservative members of the state legislature when [Virginia Del. Robert G.] Marshall introduced it three years ago. But it has since gained traction not only in Virginia, but also in states across the country as Americans have grown increasingly suspicious of the institutions entrusted with safeguarding the economy.

This week, the proposal by the Prince William Republican sailed through the House of Delegates with a two-to-one majority.

“This is a serious study about a serious topic,” Marshall said Tuesday. “We’re not completely powerless.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/06/virginia-moves-close-to-creating-states-own-currency/#ixzz2K9TfBnlK


  1. Tony R

    February 6th, 2013

    …of course it’s a violation of the constitution, but what the hey!

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  2. Whitey Bulger

    February 7th, 2013

    You know, if this occurred under W, the media would be up in arms. Expose after expose about how the country is unraveling and yet no noise from the jackals about this occurring with Obama. I hate the press!

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    February 7th, 2013

    0bama already has his own currency. I usually buy it in the 12-roll package.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 7th, 2013

    Article 1, Section 10, 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.

    If we support it, then we would have to support all of the unconstitutional things 0bama has done. If we love the constitution (which is something Barry the ‘Bots do not) then we must repudiate what Virginia is doing here.

    I understand the reason behind the State of Virginia taking these steps. However, these are the kinds of steps you take when you have an entire class of citizens that, as Chieftain said, vote for a living.

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 7th, 2013

    Insurance, maybe?
    Well anyway, if the feds refuse to abide by the Constitution, all states can jump ship. That document is the only reason the states are together.

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  6. Four .45's

    February 7th, 2013

    There is a precedent…

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  7. Dan Haggerty

    February 7th, 2013

    How is it a violation of the constitution if they make gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts? I understand Utah has already done this. This is a good way to take back control of our country from the illegal central bank know as the “federal” reserve.

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