August 11, 2014 by J Gault
Crossposted from Arizona Legal Tender Act blog
Although previously agreeing to hear the Arizona Legal Tender Act
bill last year, Kate Brophy McGee refused this year to place the bill on
the calendar. Her refusal was in large part her belief that Arizona did
not need the bill, even though it is mandated in U.S. Constitution
Article 1 S. 8. It died in her Banking and Finance Committee.
It is not surprising that Kate Brophy McGee is on the blacklist of RINO Republicans
who collaborated with Gov. Jan Brewer to join with the Democrat
legislators in voting for Medicaid expansion. This was to accommodate
the implementation of ‘Obamacare’ instead of enacting a state healthcare
exchange, among other unconstitutional actions led by the governor. It
was the same Gov. Jan Brewer who vetoed the Arizona Legal Tender Act
last year for nebulous reasons her office could not defend.
Unfortunately, the bills sponsor, Senator Chester J. Crandell was suddenly killed in an accident while riding on his ranch.
According to the Arizona Daily Sun,
“Crandell was known largely for espousing conservative causes, getting
attention for a 2013 measure seeking to declare that privately minted
gold and silver coins are legal tender in Arizona. He said it set the
stage for a time when people will want to use these coins rather than
the paper currency being issued by the Federal Reserve, money that some
people believe could become worthless due to hyperinflation.”
Senator Crandell was able to easily recruit 12 sponsors for the bill
and the Arizona Legislature passed the bill, in large part because of
his dedication and dogged determination to the task, a characteristic of
all of his work whether in the legislature or on the ranch.
Continue to follow the progress of this topic in Arizona as other states also make progress on constitutional legal tender.
Every citizen TODAY needs to contact the Leaders of the Arizona Legislature and ask them to support this bill -- CLICK HERE to take action NOW!