Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
February 20, 2020, 12:14:54 am
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

  Atlas Forum
  Atlas Fantasy Elections
  Atlas Fantasy Elections (Moderators: Gustaf, Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee)
  Court Tracker: Honors in the Hizhouse! (search mode)
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Court Tracker: Honors in the Hizhouse!  (Read 4411 times)
SPC
Chuck Hagel 08
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 10,011
Latvia


« on: April 17, 2009, 09:43:52 pm »

As an aside, little has been made of the amendment's requirement that Atlasian dollars be removed from circulation in the DS. With no dollars around, residents will be forced to either use dixies or revert to the ineffectual barter system. Not to mention the effort will discourage interstate exchange of goods and services. Not only does this line of legislation render the last clause of the FofC, which states that the circulation of dixies will be optional, almost irrelevant, but it actually harms the region's economy in an attempt to assert regional rights and autonomy. I have no problem with strengthening the regions, but there are surely better ways to go about it.

It is optional since people are free to issue private currency. To the contrary, our region will avoid economic harm by not being plagued by the effects of inflation.
Logged
SPC
Chuck Hagel 08
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 10,011
Latvia


« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 05:22:44 pm »

If the Amendment is repealed in the voting booth (as seems to be the case after the ruling), I'm not sure there's much I can do about it, honestly.

These actions were clearly disallowed by the Court. What authority does the Atlasian Security Services have to issue currency in the SE?

It's not official currency, and I'm not claiming it's official currency. I am doing this without any support from the government of the SE and I am circulating it myself, without any SE involvement. The Constitution does not prohibit individuals from issuing currency, just regions.
Logged
SPC
Chuck Hagel 08
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 10,011
Latvia


« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 05:34:16 pm »

If the Amendment is repealed in the voting booth (as seems to be the case after the ruling), I'm not sure there's much I can do about it, honestly.

These actions were clearly disallowed by the Court. What authority does the Atlasian Security Services have to issue currency in the SE?

It's not official currency, and I'm not claiming it's official currency. I am doing this without any support from the government of the SE and I am circulating it myself, without any SE involvement. The Constitution does not prohibit individuals from issuing currency, just regions.

The Senate has the sole power "To establish coin and currency, which shall be the sole legal tender of the Republic of Atlasia, regulate the value thereof, with respect to other coin and currency."

Again, I am not claiming to have legal tender status.
Logged
SPC
Chuck Hagel 08
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 10,011
Latvia


« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 07:58:53 pm »

From what I understand, the 'currency' would have the same effects as distributing say gift vouchers or even as 'wacky' novelty theme park money- they are issued by an individual or a compny and only reedemable through agreement with the same company or another company. They are valueless except to those who agree to their value.

In that case any citizen could make a group and claim to have X amount of gold reserves and therefore issue their own currency. It would be anarchy.

So? As long as they actually have gold reserves, I fail to see the problem.
Logged
SPC
Chuck Hagel 08
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 10,011
Latvia


« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 10:24:43 pm »

It's like when kids play pretend army and one kid gets shot, he claims invincibility, so when he shoots someone they say they can't die, and it goes down-hill from there.

Congratulations for this very good description of SPC.

Very mature.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length
Logout

Terms of Service - DMCA Agent and Policy - Privacy Policy and Cookies

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

© Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Elections, LLC