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  1. Chavik: I'll accept what you said, especially since you restated my intent in my favor. quote:This is why this particular clause of the constitution regarding the States makes it very clear that an assurance of paymentmay only be backed up by gold and silver coins. In case nobody has noticed, they're not doing that, which means the Constitution isn't being enforced, which means our Representatives, Senators, and President aren't doing their job. That being the case, shall we privatise the federal government too? I just wish we had a Vote of No Confidence available, to kick out the lazy ones. Well, I'm off to Vacation -- be out of pocket for at least a week. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! 2003 it's a-gonna be! [ 12-22-2002, 05:06 AM: Message edited by: DraconisRex ]
  2. quote:On one last note, directed at you Kalshion, I strongly recommend not using unintelligent terms such as "democraps" during intelligent conversations such as these. It strongly degrades your character, and your intelligence, during discussions of matters such as these. I would have to concur. I love to listen to G. Gordon Liddy and Sean Hannity just to hear what they have to say. However, both slam Democrats using slur-terms that I have a serious problem with. But then again, they're talk-show hosts, and that is expected of them to some degree. Commanders -- I would urge each and every one of you to simply quit slurring the other side -- if you can't get your point across without slurs, your point is bad. I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, because there are points to both I can't agree with fully. Does that make an Independent? Yep! I am part of the American Party, which believes that hyphenated Americans are a lie (you're either an American or you're not -- just like pregnancy), Freedom of Speech and Religion both require responsibility for one's actions, and the Federal Government needs only to manage itself, and stay out of education, welfare, and state's rights -- this requires limited government. Congress should be a part-time job earning $20,000 a year (plus perks), instead of the hundred-thousands plus that it currently runs us. We now have secured national teleconferencing available -- explain to me again why all representatives have to be in DC?
  3. quote:Originally posted by Dragon Lady: Well darling, I have a good idea of how this turned into a constitutional debate. Jaguar was involved and the constitution somehow came up. That pretty much always ends in a constitutional debate.Technically, we could be discussing things in Canada, the United States, Mexico, or anywhere in South America, based on the name of this thread. And we could toss in religion, politics, educational reform, etc. to make for a wonderful mismash of cockadoodle-duck. While that may be interesting, it would be quite chaotic, and pointless. So, instead, let's talk about general social trends (as in the differences between different areas of the country) which will affect future generations of Americans, i.e., the path America seems to be taking. Let's clear the playing field; what I want to see is what everyone thinks will happen if we don't make changes to the way we've been doing things, both politically and culturally, and what each of us thinks we need to do to correct these problems. We've spent a lot of time discussing what's wrong with America -- but what can we, The Shareholders of the Greatest Nation on Earth, actually do about it? Start your post with "Commentary", to mark it as different from other discussions in this thread. Nobody needs to comment on what others say in their Commentary, since the idea is to air ideas and opinions at this point. When I get back from our Christmas vacation, I'll make my own post....
  4. quote:Originally posted by Kalshion: Yea =D Continue on if you wish you can go off topic if you wish but try to remain on topic... if there's one thing SC hates its when a topic goes off topic. Just as long as you leave the racism,dicrimination and such to a low level. I don't want names to appear here, race's... well ok I'll accept that but please keep it civil =DWell, the thing is, with a name like America's Path, so long as it is discussing America, or the problems/solutions therein, it's hard to go completely off-topic... But I wouldn't push that point too hard if I was me....
  5. quote:Originally posted by Cmdr Chavik: quote:Geez! I learned more history off this board than I did from my history teacher for a whole year I really wouldn't tell him/her that. Did you get what you wanted? I admit I've gone off topic. The sum-total of education is nothing more than communication and experience with a given subject. I cannot teach anyone anything they do not already have a basis in, or at least to the degree to where I can connect prior knowledge to the subject. 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, etc., are all building-blocks to knowldege (and make a fortune for Children's Television Network.) If you don't know that part, you can't read my post, which means you will learn little except that there are pretty, small pictures on your TV screen (we call that a monitor in-the-trade -- when you buy one, you watch your money go into a monitor fund, which in turn reduces your allowance for other things...)
  6. Chavik: Those of us with common verbage tend to use Money and Cash interchangably. Money includes assets which are not instantly liquidified, such as houses, land, notes, etc. While this is, admitedly, inaccurate, it is also normal. "I go to Wal-mart to spend money." This is accurate, even with credit cards, because they consider it to be useful cash, even though it little more than a promisary (sp?) note from the credit card company (or its bank.) I'lll have to do some research to back up my claim, because I have always been taught that the original US Money Laws required coinage only. Now I just need to back that up, and see what we get... Slept since then, you know?
  7. Uhm... SC, if you get invited, wanna see if you can finagle an extra set of tickets? It may hurt me, but I think I could suffer this....
  8. And, of course, Money: n 1: the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us" 2: wealth reckoned in terms of money: "all his money is in real estate" 3: the official currency issued by a government or national bank; "he changed his money into francs"
  9. One more thing: Legal Tender: ( That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries. Show me where in the Constitution or its Amendements where Congress has been duly authorized to issue paper money not backed by value of gold or silver, and I will concede this issue. Good luck....
  10. Tender: 1. (Law) To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt. To Coin: 1. To make (pieces of money) from metal; mint or strike: coined silver dollars. 2. To make pieces of money from (metal): coin gold. 3. To devise (a new word or phrase). Because the Constitution specifically states coin, and limits: No state shall emit bills of credit; which is paper, it stands to reason that the Constitution was written with the intention of denying paper as a standard of payment or bill for/to any state. This, to me, implies that the several states were supposed to always balance their budget, and never be in debt, even on paper. Which means, NOBODY is obeying the Constitution.
  11. quote:Originally posted by Dragon Lady: Apparently correct, paper money does seam to be unconstitutional.In reality, this is meaningless, as we believe our money has vaule, therefore, it does. However, for those of you who feel very strongly about this issue, I offer the following service: -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Now that I have proven that Greenbacks are not authorized by the Constitution, and are therefore illegal, I am willing to pay postage on all the Greenbacks you care to send me. I will make certain that they are properly disposed of, in my efforts to make sure you are obeying the law. To protect you, I will disavow any knowledge that you ever broke the law, or even disposed of your illegal money. Thank you for your time. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- I doubt I'll have any takers....
  12. quote:Originally posted by Dragon Lady: Well darling, that's peachy, but see if this makes any sense to you: The states don't make our currency a tender for payment of debts, the federal government does that. As in those blokes in Washington. You know, the FEDERAL government.You're absoulutely right. They specificially don't have permission. However, the Constitution still says, in Article I, Section 8, Paragraph 5: quote:To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;That says coin, not print. Paper wasn't accepted as currency when the Constitution was written because of the trouble that Parlament was having in Great Britain -- they simply printed all they wanted. The Constitution was trying to forego that little problem by simply using gold and silver as the standard. (For the record, since Congress has the power to regulate the value of money, taking us off the gold standard was stupid, since they could devalue it directly, without having to resort to killing trees for the hell of it.) Accordingly, our dollars, in their present form, are not Constitutional. To coin something requires metal, and paper is not metal; never has been, and never will....
  13. quote:Originally posted by Richard: If you have chronic heartburn and/or suspect an ulcer, get a blood test - 90% of stomach ulcers are caused by an excess of a bacterium, h. pylori IIRC. Hope this helps. RichardThat was the main reason I was asking about Mycoplasma in another thread....
  14. Chavik: quote:Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion. Literally, it says that any religion may be established, and Congress may make no law regarding it -- Hence the Freedom of Religion. quote:No State shall make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts. "A tender" means cash. This partial paragraph is telling the states they cannot use any other form of currency except gold or silver. This would include any laws they wanted to pass regarding legal tender. To rephrase the semi-paragraph into sense: "No state shall make anything but gold and silver coin {Do you see dollar bill here???} a tender {legally accepted cash} in payment {as in transfer from one entity to another} of debts {the assumption would be any debt, since it did not specify public, private, or any other specific type, but it did say NO STATE SHALL MAKE ANYTHING -- which with that wording would mean ALL. I do not consider this Constitutional semi-paragraph ambiguous, and it has not been properly amended, which means it's still law.} A legal technicality is the District of Columbia and possibly our Possessions -- they're not states. If they wanted Cow Poop as legal tender, they're the only places that could have it.
  15. Jaguar: I've said it 4 or 5 times in different posts in this forum -- there are only two ways to force Congress to change the Constitution back to its original intent, and these are: 1. Use the State Legislatures to call Congress to a Constitutional Convention, via authority of Article IV: quote: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. 2. Civil War II It is obvious to those of us who watch the nonsense in D.C. that our Senators and Representatives do not have our best interests in mind. We need an Amendment that basically says, "If specific powers have not been granted by the Constitution, within the Constitution, Congress may pass no law. Any federal laws currently in-force that are not empowered by the Constitituon shall this day be revokes, and become the responsibility of the several states, restricted to the laws of the Constitituon." Obviously my wording is screwed-up, but I'm a little tired just now.... On September 11th, 2002, we did a special broadcast as a tribute in rememberance of 9-11. I'm a member of the Colonial Federation Network, and this is what we started it with: quote:The Colonial Federation invites you to accept without reservation or prejudice, the Colonial Federation Challenge. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: * Help restore our Constitutional Republic. * Quit asking Government for favors, handouts, and special privilleges, and refuse its bribes. * Do the math and take every tax deduction you can. * Get behind any movement that proves with action it advocates limited government, and push with a relentless drive. * Encourage those you know to do likewise. * Get out of public sector employment into private sector work, or start a business. * Discourage other's dependance on socialistic programs and public benefits. * Educate yourself in American History and culture, from the Bible, Harvard Classics, and the Public Library. * Refuse to be intimidated by political correctness, multi-cultualism, and other devisive Socialist lies, because truth is seldom popular, but what's popular is seldom true, since logic is supposed to govern emotion, not the other way around. From there, it went into the actual tribute. "From Baltimore, Maryland, USA -- This is the Colonial Federation Network." "The following is a dedication to the men, women, and children, who died in the September 11th, 2001 infamous attack on the World Trade Center, and the United States Pentagon, and to the heroes of the New York Fire Deptment, and Police Department, who gave their lives trying to save others......" On July 4th and Sept. 11th, I will be re-broadcasting it to anyone interested. Times to be announced.
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