Educate Citizens on Alternative Constitutional Currency


Video Analysis from the CATO Institute State Issued Alternative Currency

Educate Citizens on Alternative Constitutional Currency

The implementation of the  Alternative Constitutional Currency depends not simply upon having the State government participating in this system, although obviously you need that as the “pump priming” mechanism. We have to have some element in society, a large economic player, engaging in the use of an alternative currency. The beauty of the State is not only is it a large economic player, but in this particular instance it’s an educational institution, because the State is going to have to tell all of the creditors and debtors what it’s doing and why. Which is certainly not true if we’re dealing locally on a one-on-one basis. We could agree that in all our business relationships we would deal on a gold clause basis, we would “opt out” of the Federal Reserve System. But that doesn’t educate anyone else. If we wanted to educate anybody else we would have to engage in a lot more activity. It’s not a necessary part of what we’re doing to engage in that process of education, whereas it is a necessary part of what the State would be doing under this statute.

‘Glitch’ to the Alternative Constitutional Currency—educating the private sector.

The State would certainly have to inform taxpayers and other debtors that they would be required to perform a certain kind of payment. And the State would certainly have to make available to its creditors this information because it’s offering to pay them in silver and gold. Generally speaking it would do that in some very public manner so the information would be spread across the State. So although it’s not written into the Gold Money Bill that way, this thing overcomes one of the major costs of these transition mechanisms, which is educating people in the “Why’s” and the “Wherefore’s” of the process. But then we come down to the “glitch” in the system, which is the “private economy” and how to educate the average civilian in the private sector.

Most attorneys are completely unfamiliar with ‘gold clauses’ —revealing the depth of lack of knowledge.

One can imagine this process eventually going cyclical as people slowly but surely learn by word of mouth or by dealing with other people of the advantages of using the alternative constitutional currency in their private transactions. But we then have to ask the question, “How long is that going to take? One year? Two years? Five years?” The answer is “We don’t know”. There is no experimental basis for making a judgement. When has this been done before in the United States? Never. So we have no idea how long that process would take. It would probably go fairly quickly if people knew about this subject. But the average person has no idea, that’s “No” with a capital “N-O”. The average lawyer has “NO” idea. When you get into the matter of gold clauses among professional attorneys most of them have never heard of this before – literally never heard of this before, which means they have never had a client that asked them. They never had a reason to look this up, because it’s not that you can’t find it if you perform a little legal research. It’s easy to find if you know what the question is, but they’ve never had a business client that asked them, they’ve never had a client in the area of taxation that asked them. That tells you the depth of the lack of knowledge out there.

Educational problem is a direct result of the lack of organization of ‘We the People’

We have the “private economy” full of unorganized individuals, corporations, business entities and the like. We also have unorganized advisors with respect to constitutional “Money”–the lawyers, the accountants don’t know know about it. It is unbelievable how many people have simply never heard of “opting out” of the legal tender laws by switching to a stable alternative currency who are in professions that have financial aspects to them. They are dealing in money or they are dealing in commercial relations that relate to money every day and they have no idea about this. Their organization was what? The school they went to, that was their level of organization. It would be rare to find a law school, any law school, that discussed any of the monetary decisions of the Supreme Court. Do you think our current representatives in government are qualified to discuss these issues?

Every State in the Union consists of many unorganized individuals. The dichotomy is that WE THE PEOPLE have these constitutionally mandated establishments called the “Militia”. And who comprises the Militia? All the individuals in the “private economy.” But the difference is the Militia are “highly organized”. And the Militia institutions are highly motivated because if your a member of an organization, the first constitutional function of which is to “execute of the Laws of the Union” (footnote 1), you might be thinking about the Federal Reserve in that context: this huge counterfeiting operation that’s being run out of Washington, D.C. That might somehow drop on the table at some point. Or if you were thinking about “suppressing Insurrections” (footnote 2) you might wonder about the level of social dislocation that will occur when the banking system collapses and what you are going to do about it in your locality. That is, what you and your organized Militia are going to do about it in your locality.

1.) U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 15.

2.) Id.