Friday, December 11, 2009

Honest Currency Essential to Private Property Rights

Having an honest currency is essential to property rights. If the government and their banker friends have a fiat currency, they can simply print up as much as they want and buy out anyone they please.

You may argue that without an abuse of eminent domain laws the property owner could always choose not to sell. The problem with that is that laws WILL be abused when the government/bank complex has what amounts to a "magic money machine" to buy off state officials, media, and anyone else in their way.

[Another problem with the argument is that those with the magic money machine can ramp it up to cause a boom and then cinch it tight (except for their inner circle) to cause a bust. In the bust, property owners will be desperate for cash and many will have to liquidate against their will because the credit crunch will have otherwise reduced them to insolvency. Worse, this liquidation will be at bargain basement prices!

Click here for a speech by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas as he introduces the Free Competition of Currency Act. Among other things, he makes a good case that the federal government was given no authorization to pass "legal tender" laws, only the states were- with the restriction that they themselves could not coin money and could only make gold or silver legal tender.

There is no doubt in my mind that what the Founders envisioned was the Federal government coining honest money and then the states approving that money by granting it the status of legal tender within their state. Check and balance, the government with the power to coin the money does not also have the power to mandate its use.


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5:37 PM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous david snieckus said...

We will eventually realize the illusion of Federal Reserve NOTES, gold or whatever TOXIC currency there is....


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