To all who shall see these presents, greetings.
From my dissolution of the former government of the United States on April 1, 2013, it naturally follows that the legal tender and currency laws of that regime stand repealed. And, per this decree, they are hereby replaced with … nothing.
Well, sort of. My regime has undertaken the creation of a cryptocurrency token on the Ravencoin blockchain, the NORTONXIII. It’s there for those who care to use “the official currency of the Norton dynasty,” but henceforth the people of the United States shall enjoy complete freedom to use whatever forms of money they find useful, including but not limited to commodity-based money and cryptocurrency.
Yes, even including notes from the Federal Reserve banking cartel, which is free to compete but no longer enjoys its former monopoly privilege and may want to pack up and get the hell out of Dodge before the holders of bonds issued by the former US Treasury realize the quality of the funny money they’re to be repaid in compared to better offerings and procure pitchforks, barrels of tar, and feather pillows for a reckoning.
As for money … well, that’s all. Have at it, have fun, and don’t take any wooden nickels. Unless you value wooden nickels, that is. This regime will not regulate the market’s creation or the people’s voluntary exchange of money, full stop. The coming court system will likely take a dim view of fraud, but as you’ll learn in another coming decree, that court system will be panarchist in nature and not beholden to the imperial administration.
Now, to taxation. There are actually two ways to put this:
One is that the United States no longer has any.
The other is that this regime does and forever shall run entirely on the basis of voluntary contributions and free exchange.
If you wish to donate to, or finance on negotiated terms, a government project, you may, and if you wish to think of that as “paying taxes,” well, it’s a free country (this time for real). But you’re not required to do either of those things under threat of any penalty whatsoever.
The administration shall, as time goes on, offer entirely voluntary mechanisms through which the people of this grateful nation may fund the maintenance of the emperor’s person and estate, and such projects as I deem it necessary to undertake (if I want an aircraft carrier, there may be a bake sale).
Given under my hand this 31st day of January in the year 2022 CE at the Court of Kanapaha,
by the Grace of God Emperor of These United States