Will Washington State Reject Fiat Currency?

People in this nation continue to awaken to the reality that our economic problems have a fundamental cause. That is, nearly a hundred years of unsound monetary policies enabled by an unsound monetary system and controlled by an unsound (unethical) entity known as the Federal Reserve.  Several states have moved to take back control of their economic well-being by doing something quite simple – saying “no” to the currency monopoly enjoyed by Federal Reserve Notes.

Utah led the way by passing HB317 in March of 2011.  Now, Washington state has joined them by introducing sound money legislation of their own.  Washington’s sound money bill is HB2731. The preamble to the Washington bill states:

“The legislature finds that to secure property rights sound money is essential. Gold and silver currency retains earned wealth in the hands of the people and has provided civil societies with a fair, honest, and reliable medium of exchange for over six thousand years. Competitive currencies of gold and silver provide greater security to the people of Washington state in protecting their property and other assets from paper currency inflation.”

Rep. Matt Shea indicated that initial response to the bill has been positive.  After all, he said, “Sound money is freedom.”

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Arizona bill would nullify health care act in its entirety

Arizona lawmakers will join those in New Jersey considering the strongest legislation blocking implementation of the federal health care act proposed in the United States so far this year.

HB2725 and the senate companion bill SB1475 would nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 in their entirety.

The legislation emphatically declares that the federal health care acts “are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers and are declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state and are considered void and of no effect in this state.”

The bills go a step further, making it a criminal offense for any Arizona state or federal official, agent or employee to attempt to enforce any provision of the federal health care act in the Grand Canyon State.

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