the legal definitions of money

 

IRS building on Constitution Avenue in Washing...

IRS building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Portrait of Cardinal Juan Everardo Nithard, by...

Portrait of Cardinal Juan Everardo Nithard, by Alonso del Arco (c. 1674). Prado Museum (Madrid). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Forex Money for International Curency

Forex Money for International Curency (Photo credit: epSos.de)

 

Money is a word (a linguistic unit in English). Like any other linguistic category, the most formal decisions about the definition of the word “money” are performed by court officers. They declare what fits the “legal definition” or “legitimate definition” of money.

 

Fernando Niño de Guevara, Grand Inquisitor of ...

Fernando Niño de Guevara, Grand Inquisitor of Spain, 1600-02. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Court officers are the ruling warlords of systems of organized violence, who use such titles as judges and magistrates and magi and “lord inquisitor general.” Those who disobey their commands face severe punishment in the form of the organized violence of the licensed agents of court violence, such as deputies and soldiers and bondsmen and other specialists in intimidation and coercion.

 

Police Officer Breaking the Law

Police Officer Breaking the Law (Photo credit: Call To Adventure)

 

If the court rulers declare that money includes a particular substance such as gold, then that means that the court officers accept gold as payment for debts claimed by the court officers to be owed to the courts. Of course, the court officers are the rulers over all declarations of the existence of debts, such as tax debts. The court rulers decide issues like whether the IRS currently owns a bank account or building or whether it is owned by your neighbor, who may quite sincerely think of the bank account or building as “mine.”

 

If the ruling warlords of the courts declare that payment of their invented debt claims of tax liability must be made in gold, that is substance what the subject people (the domesticated populations) typically compete with each other to get. If the people do not provide particular amounts of the declared form of payment (legal tender/lawful money/etc), then the court systems re-allocates the property of the debtor’s estate to the receivers that they declare to be the new legal owners of the property.

 
(By the way, that’s not a theory. That’s an anthropological observation.)

 

Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Ser...

Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Service. The design is the same as the Treasury seal with an IRS inscription. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: money

English: money (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Piazzetta San Marco, Venice - Doge's Palace

Piazzetta San Marco, Venice – Doge’s Palace (Photo credit: ell brown)

 

 

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