Much of the wackiness so far in the Virginia General Assembly’s 2013 session has come out of the state Senate. I’m talking about their silly redistricting plan and Sen. Bill Stanley’s constitutional amendment establishing a right to shove your religion down someone else’s throat.
Evidently the House of Delegate is feeling overlooked in the crazy department. They must feel it’s necessary to play some catch-up. Because they’ve come out with some doozies just this week.
The nuttiest, by far, passed the House Monday night. Sponsored solely by Del. Bob Marshall, R-Prince William (no wonder, and who else?) it’s a resolution establishing a commission that anticipates the collapse of the Federal Reserve and would figure out a Virginia state currency to replace the dollar.
No kidding. This actually passed the House Monday night by a vote of 65-32. I am not making this up. Click on that tally to see how your lawmakers voted.
It’s never occurred to me Virginia would need a replacement currency in such circumstance. After all, if the Federal Reserve goes belly up, a lot of other things — and nations — are going down with it. Read more »