Friday, November 16, 2007

Caveat Against Injustice

If you haven’t read Roger Sherman's
Caveat Against Injustice,

you don’t know the first thing about American money!

by F. Tupper Saussy

“Roger Sherman never said a foolish word in his life.” Such was Thomas Jefferson's opinion of the author and proponent-in-chief of the section in the United States Constitution that says “No State shall make any Thing but Gold and Silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

In A Caveat Against Injustice, Roger Sherman explains the circumstances that made this law imperative. It's the American classic on coin, currency, and circulation. If you study it carefully, you'll understand how the kind of money we use today is the same sort of scam that caused the Constitutional framers to put their country on gold and silver.

When I reprinted Caveat in the early 1980s it had been forgotten to the ages. There were only two known copies known in existence— one in anonymous private hands and the other in the Beineke Rare Book Library at Yale University. READ TUPPER SAUSSY'S ORIGINAL INTRODUCTION (1982)

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