The Legal Tender Issue


The Constitution establishes a limited government of enumerated powers. If a power is not explicitly granted to the federal government in the Constitution, then that power may not be exercised by the federal government. This truth is captured and put forth in the Constitution itself in the 10th Amendment which clearly states:

The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the People.

This Amendment implements the philosophy expressed in the first paragraph, a government of limited powers, where if a power is not expressly granted to the federal government, then that power is denied to the government and is expressly reserved to the People. cNow, Article I, Section 10, Clause 1 of the Constitution states (in part):

"No State shall ... coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;"

The power to declare legal tender is prohibited to the states by this clause, and nowhere, at any other place in the Constitution, is the power to declare or make anything a legal tender ever granted to the federal government (Congress). The federal government has no power to declare legal tender because that power is not explicitly granted to it in the Constitution, and is explicitly prohibited to the state governments by this clause, and is therefore a power denied the government and specifically reserved to We the People to exercise, and no other party, - and rightfully so. Only the (two) people involved in a transaction should be able to decide how that transaction will occur and what medium(s) of exchange will be acceptable to both parties in conducting the transaction. Barter exchange (gunpowder, bullets & food for furs, etc.) is a fundamental process by which men have existed in the wilds (where there was no money, only goods) since the beginning of time).

The right to dispose of the fruits of one's own labor as one sees fit is one of the fundamental rights that Thomas Jefferson based our Constitution upon. No person should be allowed to dictate to another that he must accept some form of exchange that is not acceptable as payment to the seller, or laborer. And, no party should be able to come back later (after a transaction) and claim that they have not been lawfully paid, and are therefore still owed payment because some form of a mandated currency wasn't used in the earlier transaction. The founding fathers understood this perfectly, and therefore refused to grant this power of legal tender to the federal government, specifically denied it to the states, and reserved it to We the People to exercise.


31 U.S.C. 5103. Legal tender.

United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues. Foreign gold or silver coins are not legal tender for debts.

31 USC 5103

This statute is clearly unconstitutional. Can you tell me why a private corporation's worthless fiat paper is now mandated by law as being a legal tender, or did the question there provide the answer??

Do you understand that under this existing system every American citizen alive today paying income tax is nothing more than a Federal PEON to this group of private BANKSTERS !!!


Do you still feel represented ???

Did you know there are laws against slavery, involuntary servitude, and peonage in America ?

This whole damn thing is totally unconstitutional sedition, and the income tax is being used to destroy the American constitutional republic, its People, and their wealth, freedoms and national solvency, by engineering a class warfare struggle between the wealthy and the labor classes, which are clearly defined and delineated by the tax brackets in the unconstitutionally direct system that is wrongfully enforced today. The tax has been (is being) used to divide and control the American People, rather than to represent them.


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