Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ron Paul Zombies on Parade 
In my previous post I wrote that Paulbots - the small army of commenters the Ron Paul campaign has monitoring the blog world and dispatches to write inane comments, were idiots, almost without exception.

And not two hours after I write that do two Paulbots show up to prove my point.

One of them, an anonymous Paulbot I'll call "dufus," writes in with this:

[quoting Megan McArdle, FMOMC(TM)*]"No Ron Paul supporter (or other gold standard advocate) has managed to articulate to me what problem the gold standard solves."

- That's easy. For starters, how bout the illegality of the current system? What does the constition say is legal tender?

Article 1 (The Legislature), Section 10 (Powers Prohibited to the States), Clause 1: "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."

So, the question to you is: Do you support the Constitution of the United States?

Emphasis was in the original comment dufus left on the post.

Yes, dufus, I do support and defend the Constitution of the United States. The difference between you and me, though, is I put down the crack pipe long enough to actually read and understand it - and in particular the passage you sent.

Holy Crap, dufus! Did you and the rest of the Paulbots have a great big bowl of Dumb Flakes at the Ron Paul Fundraising Pancake Breakfast? If you will actually take the time to READ the passage that you quote, you will find that the passage expressly forbids these actions by STATES. It does NOT prohibit any of these actions on the part of the federal government, dufus. You might accept the whack in the head by the cluebat when the text spells out: "Powers prohibited to the States." In layman's term even a Paulbot should be able to understand, dufus, Powers prohibited to the States means, (ahem) "Powers prohibited to the States."

What's more, the term "the States," as used herein, actually attaches to...wait for it, dufus... the States. Say it with me. The STAAAAAAAAAAAATES.

Plain meaning. Who knew?

Unless you want to argue that it's actually illegal for the federal government to coin money.

Presumeably, in Paulbot World, the power to issue coins is going to be delegated to magic penny machines in Disney hotels, or something.

FMOMC = "Future Mother Of My Children"

I swear, it's as if every gold bullion publisher in the country got together to hire a PR firm to monitor the blogosphere for Ron Paul mentions. If they did, it's the dumbest, sloppiest PR firm in the world.

Also, I hope regulators mop the floor with whoever it is that issued the idiotic radio ad "Gold has doubled in value and is poised to double again!"

Those are the same hucksters pushing Ron Paul.

And they're morons.

Splash, out


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"Legal tender" for the state's would mean that all state lawsuits would have to be resolved in terms of gold and silver. The national government could mess around with it's coin and tender laws as much as it wants, but the states must use a Gold/Silver standard for the settlement of their own laws.
The full quote is: "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts"

That would suggest all contracts under state court jurisdiction would have to use Gold and Silver money to settle lawsuits.
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