GOP Sen. Bright: South Carolina should coin its own currency

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    Sen. Lee Bright: South Carolina should coin its own money

    Continuing a pattern of attempts to assert South Carolina's independence from the federal government, State Sen. Lee Bright, R-Roebuck, has introduced legislation that backs the creation of a new state currency that could protect the financial stability of the Palmetto State in the event of a breakdown of the Federal Reserve System.

    Bright's joint resolution calls for the creation of an eight-member joint subcommittee to study the proposal and submit a report to the General Assembly by Nov. 1.
     
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    Why not? Egyptians captured the hearts and minds of liberals the past month. Why can't South Carolinians desire to break free of an oppressive, tyrannical government? We did it once, and were invaded. We were wrong on premise then.

    This time, we're not. The federal government is too overbearing. They are taxing us too much. They are selling our children's future away.

    SOUTH CAROLINA, if an independent country, would secure it's borders. We'd have friendly yet secure borders with NC and GA. This is all theory of course, as neither SC would try to seceed, nor would the feds allow it. But in theory, we'd secure our borders. We'd lower taxes even more. It would be great.

    One day liberals will realize they can only attempt to force feed their ideals to a point until the people push back.
     
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    Oh, and by the way, many parts of SC already have their own currency.

    Many small businesses, especially in rural towns, simply trade. Trade deer meat for bullets. Trade fish for fuel. Canned goods for fresh veggies/fruit. Trade used cars for...well, name it, rural SC folks have traded it. Void of any taxes, or permits, or regulations. Kill a deer, take half your meat to the guy who sold you the ammo. He gives you free ammo. Both win. Supply him with meat for an entire hunting season, you may get a free gun or fishing equipment out of it.

    The US dollar could collapse tomorrow. 90% of the folks in SC would be fine. We'd suffer too, but we'd end up ok. Can't say the same for the folks in San Fran, Chicago, NYC who constantly preach about how we "should" be living. They'd be desperate for a way to eat, drink, basically survive a collapse.
     
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    This is actually not a new concept. There are small towns around the country and even neighborhoods in some cities that already do this. There is nothing illegal about it.
     
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    SC tried this once before it did not work out so well.
     
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    Complementary local currencies (privately held) are perfectly legal. Competitive publicly issued state tenders are probably illegal and certainly would be taxed out existence.
     
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    The Liberty Dollar and Bernie von NotHaus will disagree with you, in practice.

    Legally they should be allowed.

    But the government doesn't like competition, and the Liberty Dollar is proof.
     
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    NotHaus is currently in jail and his operation has been suspended.

    Fed Cossacks.
     
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    There was talk of a local currency here last year, it would only be accepted by certain local merchants for certain purchases. I never did figure out how you were supposed to get it...
     
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    You know, you whine an awful lot and wallow in a victim's complex. I thought conservatives were supposed to reject notions of vitcimhood.

    I find it pretty pathetic that you would compare the federal government to Mid East dictatorships. And I also find it laughable that you're proposing secession. Sure, go for it if you want, and coin your own money too. Never mind that it would all be unconstitutional. If you're going to take this stance, then you lose all grounds to complain about anything else on the basis of constitutionality.
     

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