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Note the language

Bear,

Please note the language used:

There is only ONE Constitution.

That is a Monopoly.

The concept of a Democratic Federated Republic (or Confederation) was to have many competitive Constitutions, and the people thereby commanded the power of choosing which was better, and that in real terms becomes a Free Market of Government.

This is very easy to see in the case of Shays's Rebellion.

We have been down this road, and I can continue spoon feeding the concept.

I will take out my copy of a book concerning The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, find the relevant quote, and you can keep working on this concept of a Free Market, where the force used is the force of many people making voluntary choices, which is a force that drives the suppliers of government to higher quality and lower cost, or you can drop this concept in favor of some other concept of higher quality and lower cost.

Book link:

http://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-American-Revolution-Kentuck...

Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy

Chapter 6
Lessons for Today

Duel Sovereignty Essential

Page 140

"Second, federalism permits the states to operate as laboratories of democracy [not necessarily true democracies but where would GregP move to if he had a choice between a true democracy within the Federation or a false democracy within the Federation?]-to experiment with various policies and Programs [footnote 12]. For example, if Tennessee wanted to provide a state-run health system for its citizens, the other 49 states could observe the effects of this venture on Tennessee's economy, the quality of care provided, and the overall cost of health care. If the plan proved to be efficacious other states might choose to emulate it, or adopt a plan taking into account any problems surfacing in Tennessee. If the plan proved to be a disastrous intervention, the other 49 could decide to leave the provision of medical care to the private sector. With national plans and programs, the national officials simply roll the dice for all 284 million people of the United States and hope they get things right."

People trained to think in terms of Monopoly Power do as ordered?

Money is a better example.

New Jersey tries Stamp Script, but they have to get gold to pay into the Federation, but only if the rest of the States demand only Gold as dues to earn a part in the less-than-perfect Union.

If the rest of the States really need New Jersey to help make the defensive power of the less-than-perfect Union powerful enough to deter a World Bank Army from invading, then the Federal Employees may be instructed to accept Stamp Script, which could then be used to buy Gold if Gold was desired. The assumption there is that if New Jersey is powerful enough to be a force required to help in Defense then New Jersey money would be powerful by some measure, such as a measure of measuring New Jersey money relative to Gold, or Silver, or Platinum, or Oil, or Electricity, or food, etc.

Tennessee could use Coal Backed Money.

Why not?

One, and only ONE, money is legal and it is legalized fraud and it is legalized extortion = Direct Taxation of The People at the National level (not federal).

When word was leaked from the Secret Meetings and Proceedings that led to the ONE Constitution, if I have the story right, Benjamin Franklin was asked to write a Constitution for that effort to replace The Articles of Confederation, was it less despotic than the one that drove the opposition to demanding a Bill of Rights?

What was wrong with The Articles of Confederation as a Federal Chain to chain down Federal Power?

What exactly was changed when the change occurred?

Did we really need change?

Did we really need absolute power held by a single legal entity to create debt and then collect it with a conscripted army collected from all over the realm?

Joe