13 Negara Bagian AS mulai memakai emas dan perak sebagai mata uang mereka. Sepertinya uang kertas dollar mulai tidak bisa dipercaya. Emas dan Perak meski tidak dipakai sebagai uang, tetap mempunyai nilai riel sehingga ada harga jualnya per gram. Sementara uang kertas jika tidak jadi uang, hanya jadi kertas yang tidak ada harganya. Nilainya pun berubah2 dan tidak stabil.
Ini untuk menghindari ketidak-pastian ekonomi dan Hiper-Inflasi uang kertas dollar. Berikut berita dari CNN, New York Time, dan Pelita:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A growing number of states are seeking shiny new currencies made of silver and gold.
Worried that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. dollar are on the brink of collapse, lawmakers from 13 states, including Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, South Carolina and Georgia, are seeking approval from their state governments to either issue their own alternative currency or explore it as an option. Just three years ago, only three states had similar proposals in place.
“In the event of hyperinflation, depression, or other economic calamity related to the breakdown of the Federal Reserve System … the State’s governmental finances and private economy will be thrown into chaos,” said North Carolina Republican Representative Glen Bradley in a currency bill he introduced last year.
Unlike individual communities, which are allowed to create their own currency — as long as it is easily distinguishable from U.S. dollars — the Constitution bans states from printing their own paper money or issuing their own currency. But it allows the states to make “gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”
Utah Law Makes Coins Worth Their Weight in Gold (or Silver)
Utah has passed a law intended to encourage residents to use gold or silver coins made by the Mint as cash, but with their value based on the weight of the precious metals in them, not the face value — if, that is, they can find a merchant willing to accept the coins on that basis.
The legislation , called the Legal Tender Act of 2011, was inspired in part by Tea Party supporters, some of whom believe that the dollar should be backed by gold or silver and that Obama administration policies could cause a currency collapse. The law is the first of its kind in the United States. Several other states, including Minnesota, Idaho and Georgia, have considered similar laws.
Pada bulan Maret 2011 Gubernur Gary Herbert menandatangani UU yang mengakui koin emas dan perak yang dicetak oleh US Mint berupa American Gold dan Silver Eagle sebagai alat pembayaran yang sah dan dapat digunakan untuk membayar pajak.
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