Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dealing With Our Economic Problems- Republican Style

At least in that great bastion of economic rationality, the Virginia Legislature, last heard of trying to destroy our Presidential electoral system in order to put a Repubican that no one wants into the White House:

"Virginia moves closer to creating state’s own currency

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.”

 These guys they're not.

Really, I don't have all that much to say about this idea, so I'll let someone else do the talking:

"Article I, Section. 10.

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."

The Constitution.  Such a noble, immutable document, until it stands in their way.  Then, nothing but trash.  Really, States can't grant titles of nobility, but maybe they could grant a title of ignobility, and give it to themselves.

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