LegalEagleMan wrote:Both "money" and the "dollar" are both defined, see Constitution. Congress can't redefine anything in the Constitution. That has been well settled.
Congress has the authority to set the value of with weights and measures, that is it... they can't make a pumpkin a dollar anymore than I can make a pumpkin turn into a carriage for Cinderella to ride around in. I guess Congress can in the mean time by statute create real live skittle farting unicorns that can fly.While someone may want a law defining what a dollar is, it is pointless and nonsensical, apart from its construction. Why?
The dollar has been defined for well over 200 years. What is pointless is thinking someone has the authority to redefine.
At the end of the day, they (Congress) can set the value of "money" with weights and measures as standards. They have no authority to make something money that was not "money" at the time of the Constitution.
Oh Really, and just exactly where would that be??? You must have the super double secret edition, mine is just the one everyone else has used and accepted and acknowledged for the last 220 or so years.
Oh, so they are set by their “intent” are they, and just what words would those be that have the super secret meaning?
And yet oddly enough, there is not one word in the Constitution that specifies what “money” is, or oddly enough even what our currency is or should be, it does however say that Congress can use it’s legislative authority to carry that out, and guess what, they have been doing that all these many years in spite if your enlightened knowledge. Care to guess who I think actually has it right? And the answer definitely isn't you!!!!!
And actually, a dollar is defined as being worth 100 cents, 10 dimes, 4 quarters, 2 half dollars, or 20 nickels, all of which are coin of the realm and by deemed to be worth the face value stated on them. Actually to the best of my knowledge, the penny and nickel are actually worth more, so alas, your fantasy fails yet again.