Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Constitutional Tender for Georgia? 10th Amendment Center

Written by: Michael Boldin
posted on 12/27/10 at the Tenth Amendment Center Blog

The United States Constitution states, in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall… make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

When was the last time your state followed this? For most living humans – never. In recent years, though, a number of states have seen Constitutional Tender Acts introduced with the goal of righting this wrong. Passage would nullify federal legal tender laws that prevent states from abiding by Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution.

In the 2011 legislative session, Georgia will consider House Bill 3 (HB3), which states, in part:


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