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Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can "coin money and regulate the value thereof." The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency.
Originally posted by Stratrf_Rus
Although I believe that the Southern States had every right to secede, their breech of the founding principles of the Union loses them the right of soveriegnty per-sei.
The founding principals of the nation is not the Constitution, it is the Declaration of Independence. If people become more aware of what caused a revolution against the King, then they would better understand why there is a Constitution.
The Constitution does not construct a permanent government, but it does construct a government, one that was changed by the War of Northern Agression, whether it be more imperial, more centralized, it doesn't matter.
Does the nation still retain the founding principles of the Declaration of Independence.
If so, then should the changes in the US constitution (primarily the 14th Amendment) really matter?