Posted by Patrick Henry on October 16, 1998 at 18:40:33:
In Reply to: Re: posted by Two Cities on October 16, 1998 at 17:23:08:
Do you suppose it might have something to do with silver certificates not being money? They were notes REDEEMABLE in money. Perhaps it is appropriate to only trust in the substance itself rather than the promise of the substance.
After all, the designation to be placed on the lawful money was "IN GOD WE TRUST", not "IN THE 'PROMISE' OF GOD WE TRUST".
If the phrase was not on the original treasury notes, but is now on the federal reserve "notes", then I would wager that it appeared about the time that they unlawfully changed the "note" from being an instrument redeemable in lawful money to being the "money" itself, or mere legal tender. Just a guess.
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