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Will South Carolina start a second Civil War?

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(scstatehouse.gov)South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state.

As the Palmetto Scoop first reported, Pitts, a Republican, introduced legislation this month banning "the unconstitutional substitution of Federal Reserve Notes for silver and gold coin" in South Carolina.

In an interview, Pitts told Hotsheet that he believes that "if the federal government continues to spend money at the rate it's spending money, and if it continues to print money at the rate it's printing money, our economic system is going to collapse."

"The Germans felt their system wouldn't collapse, but it took a wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread in the 1930s," he said. "The Soviet Union didn't think their system would collapse, but it did. Ours is capable of collapsing also."

The lawmaker believes that a shift to an economy based on gold and silver coins would give the state a "base of currency" should that collapse come. As one expert told the Scoop, however, his bill would likely be ruled unconstitutional because it "violates a perfectly legal and Constitutional federal law, enacted pursuant to the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, that federal reserve notes are legal tender for all debts public and private."

In addition, since gold and silver regularly fluctuate in value, they could not easily function as stable currency.

But Pitts maintains that his state is better off with something he can hold in his hand and barter with as opposed to federal currency, which he described to the Scoop as "paper with ink on it." He says he resents what he considers the federal government's intrusions on states' rights.

Though he did not offer a timeframe, Pitts told Hotsheet that he anticipates a nationwide economic collapse "if our federal government continues the course it's been traveling under the previous administration and this administration."

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Speaking of state

Speaking of state legislatures, what ever happened to all those 10th amendment resolutions? Seems like it was big news for 2-3 days then disappeared like everything else always does.

Another "Civil War"?

Think the Yankees will invade again?

no way, they wouldn't want to

no way, they wouldn't want to mess up their hair

As a born and raised New

As a born and raised New Yorker, personally I would be all for invading...with my gold and silver. ;)

Can I tell you something
Got to tell you one thing
If you expect the freedom
That you say is yours
Prove that you deserve it
Help us to preserve it
Or being free will just be
Words and nothing more
~Kansas

Fucuates in value?

An ounce of gold or silver is always an ounce. How do it fluctuate unless measured in fiat currency.

"Fuctuates"?

Freudian slip?

Your fingers missed the 'k'.

LOL

Good for S.C.

That is what needs to happen. States need to stand up to Washington D.C. Hopefully other states follow suit and start nullifying unconstitutional laws and regulations. The states are sovereign. Without them or their consent, there the feds have no power or control.

Ill go back into the Army

if SC leaves the US, I will fight for SC!

Freedom is NOT free!

actually i am curious which

"perfectly legal and constitutional federal law" it would break.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

That's what I was wondering.

That's what I was wondering. Seems the author is quite confused. Either that or they have not spent the few minutes to actually read the Constitution themselves.

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FTA:

"In addition, since gold and silver regularly fluctuate in value, they could not easily function as stable currency. "

Gold and Silver would be the currency, am I missing something here?

The author has mixed up the

The author has mixed up the concepts of value and price. You haven't missed anything. The author simply does not understand. Still a sheep...

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golden

bump.

bravo mr. pitts.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul