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A Caveat Against Injustice

When the Value of the money drifts at the whims of oligarchs, it is the same as letting the oligarchs arbitrarily say a yardstick needs to be only 34½” long, that a pound of bread needs only weigh 15 oz., or that a gallon of gasoline could be less than 4 full quarts; which is why the power of Congress to regulate the Value of Money and fix the standards of weights and measures are all in the same Clause in the Constitution. 

Roger Sherman (1721 - 1793) was the only one of America's Founding Fathers to sign all four of this Nation's foundational documents, viz.: The Continental Association (1775); The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America [Declaration of Independence] (1776); the Articles of Confederation (1781); and, the Constitution for the United States of America (1786) and became one of the Nations first Senators. Sherman refused to sign the US Constitution until the Money clauses went in, and once you read and understand the text of his pamphlet you will see why. Sherman published A CAVEAT [Latin: "A Warning"] under the pseudonym "Philoeunomos" [Greek: "a lover of good law"] as a plea for an honorable Medium of Exchange, after losing a dispute over the value of paper money.

This is a word for word reprint of A CAVEAT AGAINST INJUSTICE, including section marks (§) and italics which I emboldened, with one lone exception which is footnoted at #9.