Comment: Article 1, Section 10 (in part)

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Article 1, Section 10 (in part)

"No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything 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."

They can't issue their own currency (bills of credit). They can't coin their own money. But they can and must make gold and silver coins legal tender. I think anyone could mint the gold and silver coins as long as it is not the State. The State I think could and should specify the standard for coins by simply requiring that gold and silver coins specify of their face the weight and purity of the gold or silver in them, and indicate the name of the issuer. Other than that the market would decide on the size and shape by demand or lack thereof.

The federal government is in the slow process of its terminal stages. It will collapse just like the USSR did in the 1990's except I don't expect the federal government to go peacefully into the night as did the USSR. All governments in their terminal stage enact increasingly draconian control measures in an effort to stave off the collapse, but these measures just hasten it. Ten years from now I don't think there will be a federal government and that is good.

The States would be much better off in a loose confederation more like the Articles of Confederation. Abandoning the Articles of Confederation in favor of the Constitution was a mistake which has led to the disintegration and loss of freedom we see today.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.