State Legislator Wants Virginia to Have Its Own Currency

Virginia Del. Bob Marshall has proposed a committee to explore "whether the Commonwealth should adopt a currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve System." The Articles of Confederation ruled, didn't they?

Marshall is a Teabagger of the first order. Aside from his brilliant bid to secede from the dollar, he introduced a bill last year that would bar gays and lesbians from serving in the Virginia National Guard, a move that's almost admirable in its sheer revanchism. He intends to run for Senate in 2012, which will be awesome.

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