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Invoking the power of the constitution through the courts to bind government down from mischief.
Federal Mortgage Guarantees and Land "Ownership"
The federal government asserts that it owns or holds in trust vast amounts of numerous types of land within the states. We contend that this is false in almost every case. The US Constitution lists the few and specific purposes for which the federal government may own land:
The federal government has unconstitutionally insinuated itself into every aspect of business, individual life, and state and private property by erroneously overextending Article I.8.18 and then ignoring the Ninth and Tenth Amendment restrictions against that same extension.*
- To establish Post Offices and post Roads (I.8.7);
- not exceeding ten Miles square... the Seat of the Government of the United States (I.8.17);
- and Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of (I.8.17)
- other needful Buildings.
We believe we have come into a very unique case which, originating in a questionable post-forclosure land title being deeded to a quasi-federal agency (Freddie Mac), pursuant to Freddie Mac paying off a bank on an also-questionable mortgage loan guarantee.
This case does not address federal loan guarantees; it is limited to the direct question,
* See article for discussion and legal-action contribution button..
- May the Federal Government own, or exercise direct authority over, land or real property not listed nor justifiably referenced in Article I, Section 8, Clauses 7 and 17?
Invoking the power of the constitution through legislation to bind government down from mischief.
The US constitution provides at Article I, Section 8, Clause 5, that the federal government has the power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and at Article I, Section 8, Clause 2, o borrow Money on the credit of the United States. These are exclusive powers to the federal government because Article I, Section 10, Clause 1, prohibits the states from emitting Bills of Credit or making any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.
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The Federal Reserve Act added paper money to the mix, which appears to be constitutional in either of two cases: when it is representative of actual wealth of the United States as held in gold and siver, whether bullion or coin; and when it represents tradeable debt claims against the credit of the United States.
We contend that the removal of gold and silver coin and bullion (Sound Money) from the economy is unconstitutional and has removed the real-world anchor from federal reserve notes, such that today all such notes are mere tradable evidence of debt against the credit of the US and collectible only by way of future taxation.
Thus our floating-value paper (fiat, by royal decree) money is without predictable value and can be lowered in value by way of inflating the money supply in much the same way that the value of existing shares of stock in a company are diluted (reduced) by the issuance of additional stock.
Our short-term remedy (short of abolishing the fed long-term and returning to Sound Money and honestly manifest debt instruments) is to reestablish gold and solver coin at the state level, where, in operating freely in tandem with fiat money, sound money would both stabilize value and prices in sound-money transactions, and expose the deteriorating purchasing power of continually-inflating fiat money.
We are currently lobbying the State of Idaho for a Sound Money bill, and coordinating with several other states where similar activity exists.
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