We are making GREAT progress here in Georgia in advancing HB 430, the Constitutional Tender Act!
The bill was introduced last Tuesday, 2/17. On Wednesday, 2/18, we held the first "Constitutional Tender Day" at the State Capitol, and it was a rousing success. The author of the legislation, Rep. Bobby Franklin, had a great number of other state legislators come up to him all day long, asking him what this bill was about -- so apparently, they WERE getting calls, letters, faxes, and emails!
Now, the bill has been assigned to the House Banks and Banking Committee, which is exactly where we prayed it would go. There are a number of Members of that committee who have a good idea of what this bill is attempting to do. But in order for the bill to continue to move forward, we need for the next important step to take place:
The Chairman of the Committee MUST bring the bill up in Committee, and assign it to a relevant Subcommittee.
So here's what we need to do now: the best thing would be for the Chair, Rep. James Mills, to create a special investigatory committee to assign this to. The committee could then take testimony from lots of OUR experts on what exactly it would mean to carry out this bill. This would not only garner a LOT of publicity -- especially if we get some big names to come testify, including perhaps Dr. Paul himself -- but it really WOULD educate these legislators on exactly WHY we need to pass this bill.
So, fellow Constitutionalists, we need to TAKE ACTION AGAIN! Here's how:
- Contact Rep. James Mills, the Chair of the House Banks and Banking Committee:
Home Office: 770-967-6801
Home Fax: 770-967-6801
- Ask Rep. Mills to please bring up HB 430, the Constitutional Tender Act, before the Banks and Banking Committee;
- Ask Rep. Mills to please create a special investigatory committee to assign HB 430 to, in order to take testimony from experts on what exactly it would mean to carry out this bill;
- Remind Rep. Mills about why this bill is so important: because Georgia, like every other state, is in violation of the U.S. Constitution without such a bill (because the State is making some other "Thing" a Tender in Payment of Debts, both to and by the State). Remind him that State legislators are all required to swear an oath to uphold that Constitution, so ethically and morally they need to do whatever the Constitution requires.
- You can also respectfully remind Rep. Mills that this type of bill is also needed because, due to the ever-widening circle of economic disaster that is affecting the citizens of every State, we MUST do something to at least begin the process of restoring sound money and a sound economy, even if (and especially if) the current federal administration refuses to do so. This would immediately begin the flow of real wealth toward the state's treasury. This would stabilize the state's economy, protect the pensions of state employees, etc. -- and offer many other immediately recognizable benefits.
- Contact. Rep. Mills, ask him to bring up HB 430 and assign it to a special subcommittee, and tell him why it's important.