Central Bank Digital Currency Resolution

WHEREAS, the, Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets, #14067, signed by Joe Biden on March 9, 2022, lays the groundwork for the introduction of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC);

WHEREAS, The Uniform Law Commission, on its website, shows a map of twenty states where measures like this are being proposed and on which the progress is being tracked, revealing that one way this is being implemented is by State Legislatures;

WHEREAS, the implementation of a CBDC violates the principles of private property rights, by making it easier to freeze the financial assets of the People and create government controls over how personal financial resources are spent;

WHEREAS, there is clearly no role, responsibility, or power within the Constitution for the United States formally delegating the authority to the federal government to change the species of money from metal coin to paper let alone to a digital currency;

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution, states,

“No State shall… make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

WHEREAS, every elected or appointed officeholder under the authority of the United States is required to take an oath to serve in office:

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution…
– Article IV, Clause 3

WHEREAS, Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment placed teeth into the Constitution on any and all public servants both federal as well as local and State, who would now be ineligible to hold office for life if they fail to support the Constitution or directly violated it, in essence committing an insurrection against the Constitution.  Section 3 asserts:

“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or Elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State Legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

Be it therefore RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party calls on the Legislatures of the Several States to reject the implementation of a Central Bank Digital Currency.

Be it further RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party calls on Citizens throughout the United States and among the several States to hold their elected representatives accountable to the Constitution and initiate steps to apply Section 3 of the 14th Amendment – and/or similar provisions of their respective State Constitutions – to remove from office, any public servant, making said public servant ineligible for any further public service for life, who has supported by legislative or administrative act, the implementation of a Central Bank Digital Currency.

Adopted by the Constitution National Committee on April 22, 2023