> I don't see how Hagar is controlling & you're missing the point I was
> trying to make with cases the court dealt with in Bankers', which was
> simply that whatever Congress says "money" is, that's what it is &
> that's what you'll take, like it or not.
That is just not true. Who are you working for, Jake? You might want
to study more history.
> Frog Farmer mentioned the Kahre case & I saw a similar deal when a guy
> wanted to buy back his house that had been foreclosed on @ the
> sheriff's sale with silver coin. They said that's fine, but we'll
> only take it @ face value, not by weight & spot market price of the
Yes, I mentioned it, and there is nothing "similar" about the "deal" at
the sheriff's sale. You miss the point entirely of using gold or silver
at a sheriff's sale. I'll leave that for you to discover.
> In other words, a $1 silver coin is $1; a $50 gold coin is
> $50; a $1 bill is $1; a $50 bill is $50 - you can write a check or do
> an electronic funds transfer too, but the dollar amount this house
> sells for will remain the same no matter what form is used.
It may, but it doesn't have to. Imagine two sheriff's events, one
populated with idiots and morons, and one populated with 90% idiots and
morons, and 10% law scholars. Do you seriously believe that one could
not have a different outcome than the other?! I can't believe that.
> The "under color of state law" claim is a separate issue
And only if an idiot or moron decides to make it one. I'd bet they'd
waive the issue altogether. A student of law would most likely not get
> & when the
> matter is just down to what form of payment you'll accept,
Which it is not, in legal tender cases and money issue cases. Let me
ask you two non-Socratic non-rhetorical questions:
1. Is the act of "acceptance" a voluntary act because of the nature of
the word? (That's my understanding of the word.) If it is not your
understanding, please explain its mandatory nature within a complete
sentence or paragraph.
2. Do you recognize a difference between the concepts of "payment" and
> I don't see that you have an argument. Referring back to the Bankers'
> "The Constitution 'was designed to provide the same currency, having a
> uniform legal value in all the States.'
No, it wasn't. It was designed to preserve what already was and had
been throughout memorable history. The only change was on the face of
the coins. Now we have the government counterfeiting its people's own
coins! And violating the constitutions both state and federal on many
fronts. Show them a law, and they'll break it!
> It was for that reason that
> the power to regulate the value of money was conferred upon the
> federal government,
Value meant the proportion of metals in the alloys, and the amounts of
the metals in each coin. That was done and was never repealed. I hope
everyone understands that point.
> while the same power, as well as the power to emit
> bills of credit, was withdrawn from the states.
It wasn't "withdrawn"; it was denied. But it was never granted to the
> The states cannot
> declare what shall be money, or regulate its value. Whatever power
> there is over the currency is vested in the Congress."
Apples and oranges. Money is what it was when the people adopted their
constitutions. It's what they affirmed it was immediately thereafter
and has never been repealed.
As to "whatever power there is over the currency":
"Currency" is whatever is "current" as money BY LAW.
> is vested in the Congress.
Their only power is to obey the law and keep it the same now and
forever, thus it is known as a standard" of weights and measures. The
word "dollar" is the name of the monetary unit that has a specific
weight and measure of a specific "value" (metallurgical purity). To
change the meaning of the word "dollar" would take a constitutional
Recent "new math" students have come to think in terms of what "old
math" students used to call "absolute numbers" where the "value" of "+5"
is the same as the value of "-5". This is THEIR problem!! Today, a
piece of paper representing the default of a promise to pay is taken by
recent graduates and arrivals as equal to actual payment in substance
which extinguishes the debt forever and does not pass it on to another
party. Again, this is THEIR problem!
And again, the repeal of HJR192 is so painful to the banking interests
that their shills suffer nearly 100% cognitive dissonance in regards to
that fact when discussing money (positive) and finance (negative).