Montana lawmaker requests payment in gold; state denies and lies


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Montana tells lawmaker gold is for fools - Kevin Cirilli - POLITICO.com

According to the state of Montana the Constitution doesn’t say they have to make payments in gold or silver:

“The United States Constitution does not require states to pay debts in gold and silver. Additionally, there is no specific authority in the Montana Code Annotated for an agency to pay debts using gold or silver for services,”

However the actual text of the document disagrees:

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No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

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#2

So where were the attornies for the plaintif on the subject of the actual language of the US Constitution in this matter. When one reads the ACTUAL statement as you have written, tha=e judge cannot refute Constitutional language, —can he/she?


#3

It doesn’t appeared to have gone to court, but maybe I am reading it wrong.

But I suspect if it does the judge will rule that he doesn’t have to be paid in gold or silver, simply because the state doesn’t want to and states haven’t for a century or so. However the Constitution is very clear on this matter.