I am hoping to start a discussion on what it would take to get the silver and gold markets going again. Please read the whole thing before responding. Let me first state the way I see things and where I would like to go. First, the United States of America is a corporation. It is a for profit business and is traded on the stock exchange. For those who don't already know this, look it up. Use manta.com or some other corporate stock tracking tools. Second, America, the common law territory is still in existence but a little atrophied from lack of use. Since gold and silver are still lawful money as outlined in the Constitution we should be able to use them right now. We don't need permission or tax forms or any of the other stuff associated with Legal Tender and I can prove it. If we check the United States Code Title 12 section 411 we can see that lawful money still exists. It has been reduced to a novelty in the media but in reality it is the only currency that has any real value. We can see places that used to smuggle stocks and bonds have now switched over to transporting gold and silver and rejecting any paper currency. Whole countries are demanding payments in silver and gold now (Germany for example). In steps the communities. Places that have had paper money devastation are starting to realize that gold, silver, and agriculture are the best ways to survive. In the Brazilian financial collapse of 2001 the government told the people to plant gardens to revive their economy. In Ireland, they have switched to the silver Punt coin to revive themselves. The Greece bailout required all of the country's gold as collateral. www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3Asjr-WZc Why should we wait for things to get worse? We need to start communities with currencies based on gold and silver and means of exchange. It could be a redemption center, an exchange, or even a window in the back of a liquor store that will buy and sell silver coins. How can we get this started? I would say that the first step has to be a way to get gold and silver to the little people. If we can keep it local and outside of the IRS view/jurisdiction we can start something and let it grow. It can't be a single company or person because if they get raided, we all go down. See the liberty dollar for proof. Fighting the law. Legally we can't have this work. Regardless of whether or not we want to be outlaws there is a way to make this happen without breaking any laws. First and foremost, the business would have to be private. To understand this we need to understand the difference between laws and statutes. Laws are rules that apply to us all as Americans. Statutes are bylaws of the incorporated United States of America. To simplify things, there are two entities at play here: the business and the territory. We are going to use both but there are some rules for this to work. Rule 1. A receipt is a legal title to an object. It is a fictional account of that object. By accepting and issuing a receipt you are entering the legal jurisdiction. This is why everything in the legal world has a title. It can not exist in the legal world without a title and the legal world holds no jurisdiction to objects without titles. The object exists in the common law world with or without a receipt. Rule 2. Gold and silver has a title in the legal world. If you accept it for goods and services as payment, you are operating outside of the legal world (hence lawfully not legally). The government has no lawful right to your private business as we the people created the government and are therefore above it. Parents do not answer to children. Rule 3. Common law transactions must be backed up by something greater than statutory law. Honor has historically been the tool used in common law transactions. Your family name and its honor used to be prized possessions worth more than life. Rule 4. A legal name and a family name are NOT the same thing. We are not obliged to have legal names. We are given them by the US INC. so we can conduct legal business. Our credit scores are the legal equivalent of our honor. Rule 5. The only Constitutional (lawful) taxes are if you import into the country, export out of the country, or work abroad as an American. Do not try to break these rules under the ideas of the CLBM. We can do all of these things now. There is no conflict and the only problems that would arise are when you try to combine the two worlds, for example, trying to claim common law money on taxes or legal forms. If you pay your employees in gold and silver, why would you try to put that on tax forms? There is no law for it. Example: I have an ice cream store and I buy and sell to the general public. I must pay taxes on those sales. I must keep receipts and report all of the legal business I do. John Doe walks in to my store and sees the CLBM sign on the wall. He knows what it is and has a silver dollar and wants to buy some ice cream. The exchange is done and there are no receipts and no records. He has his ice cream and I have my silver. That is as far as the transaction needs to go. No red flags get raised and it is completely lawful to do. Now there are some ignorant people in the world and they will try to apply legal statutes to that transaction (cops come to mind) so it is imperative that we make sure we do it right. Education on how to handle the wrong people and a team of legal ninjas who can jump in at the right time would be good. Also, educating the communities and their leaders would be good as well. Comments, questions, concerns are appreciated.