Texas Legislature: Historic Bill Now Introduced
For decades experts like Dr. Edwin Vieira and others have been warning the day of reckoning would come regarding the unconstitutional ‘Federal’ Reserve and the destruction it’s done to this country for over 100 years. The issue of the ‘Fed’ and fiat currency is what captured my attention almost 27 years ago; I then began my journey for the truth.
Over the past few years hard working individuals have been working with their state legislatures to try and get them to understand the problem with our debauched currency, what will happen when the dollar collapses and the chaos that will follow. Those efforts have been referred to as getting ‘constitutional sound money’ bills through state legislatures and signed into law by governors.
Not an easy task for two reasons: (1) complete ignorance by state reps and senators on the subject matter and, (2) the same old destructive game of politics sacrificing the American people for power plays.
In 2009, Dr. Vieira and a couple other experts on constitutional sound money made a presentation to the banking committee in Montana. True to form, Democrats made sure it died leaving the citizens of the State of Montana on the same sinking ship as almost all the other states. A couple of states have passed what they call sound money bills, but I believe after getting educated on this issue they are far too weak.
In 2015 our legislature passed and Gov. Abbott signed the Texas Bullion Depository bill into law. You can read the back story here. Abbott also asked the NY ‘Federal’ Reserve to return $1 billion in gold that belongs to Texas. We the taxpayers are forced to spend $1 million bux a year on storage fees. It’s my understanding the ‘Fed’ said they will once the depository is built. Personally, I don’t think they have it but we shall see down the road.
Allegedly construction of the depository was to begin December 1, 2016, but I can find no further follow up. As that article points out, this brings the possibility of some exciting changes.
I bring all that up because a new, historic bill has been introduced in our legislature that – according to sources who know – it should pass both the Texas House and Senate. Unbelievably, the ‘iffy’ is Gov. Greg Abbott signing it into law.
My dear friend, Tom Selgas, was involved in a lawsuit regarding purchase of his property and how the local appraisal district decided to treat the value of the gold used to make the purchase. You really must read the short opinion here to get a full understanding.
Tom then submitted a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. If ever there was a case that SHOULD have been heard by those nine judges, it was Tom’s. The questions raised are vital and affect all of us. Act surprised, the court refused to hear his case. PLEASE take the time to read at least the first dozen or so pages so you get a clear understanding of what is at stake here and what the Twelfth Circuit here in Texas decided to do that is so outrageous and yet nothing happened to those black robes:
QUESTIONS PRESENTED FOR REVIEW to the U.S. Supreme Court: Does the Texas Twelfth Court of Appeals’ holding on the valuation of United States coined gold dollars, directly conflict with long-standing federal precedent which was detailed by this Court in Thompson v. Butler, 95 U.S. 694 (1877) and which was recently relied upon by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in deciding an analogous Texas tax case, Crummey v. Klein Indep. School Dist., 2008 WL 4441957 (5th Cir. ,2008)?
Which now brings us around to the bill in our legislature. There are a number of individuals in our state legislature who do understand the problem with fiat currency, why gold is king and what’s crumbling around us. I can’t tell you how important this new bill is – a bill which should be in EVERY state capitol in the country.
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the use of gold and silver coins and bullion.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to recognize this state’s constitutional duty, power, and right under Section 10, Article I, United States Constitution, and the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution to make gold and silver legal tender in the payment of debt and to secure the right of citizens of this state under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the United States Constitution to tender gold and silver in the payment of debt.
SECTION 2. The legislature finds and declares that this Act is necessary and proper to:
(1) bring into full compliance with the United States Constitution the policies, practices, and procedures of this state with respect to the use of gold and silver as legal tender in the payment of debt;
(2) preserve, protect, and promote the sovereignty and independence of this state with respect to the performance of essential governmental functions that require the state to tender payment of debt;
(3) preserve, protect, and promote the economic security, safety, health, and welfare of the people of this state;
(4) protect this state and its citizens in the acquisition and possession of gold and silver and their use as legal tender in the payment of debt; and
(5) secure the existence, solvency, liquidity, and flexibility of the pension fund of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the permanent university fund.
SECTION 3. Subtitle C, Title 10, Government Code, is amended by adding Chapter 2117 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 2117. USE OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS AND BULLION
The rest of the bill is here. Please pay close attention to Sec. 2117.003 (5) Dollar Values. This deals with the free market and is the meat of the whole argument.
Now, we need Texans to call their state reps and senators by the tens of thousands in support of that bill. Even if you don’t live in Texas but know someone who does, please pass this along. We need Texans to call talk radio in the state and make this bill THE subject of conversation. Tom Selgas is available for media interviews. Media only, please: 972-333-3817
I will keep everyone up to date on how it progresses and it has to be fairly quick because our legislature will go out of session around May and doesn’t come back until January 2019. PLEASE use social media to spread the word. Face book, twitter and to your friends, groups and organizations.
I HIGHLY recommend everyone (just as I did), please go to this slide presentation put together by Tom Selgas on the money issue. Click here. Scroll down until you see Money Presentations. Click on Lawful_Money_presentation_PC.ppt
As you can see on the main page, Tom has put together an outstanding menu of truth and understanding. What they don’t teach in school or colleges and universities.
I recently had Tom on my radio show to discuss this bill in depth and all that it means. You can listen here. Scroll down to March 3, 2017.
(Before I close I would like to pay tribute to Dane vonBreichenruchardt who passed away, March 24, 2017. Dane, Tom Selgas and others worked tirelessly on issues regarding the Second Amendment through the U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation. Dane met me in Shanksville, PA back in 2005 when I investigated Flight 93. Dane was an appellate attorney and a pilot and was of great help to me during my investigation. He was a fine person and left this earth far too early. God rest your, soul, Dane. You will be missed.)