There is currently a Free State Project to move people around the nation to New Hampshire and overtake the small state's legislature. On the Federal Level I don't think the state's elected leaders have any power and are always going to be puppets for the economic forces supporting them. My evidence is the unelected treasury secretary Henry Paulson threatening Martial Law if the Banker Takeover bill wasn't passed: http://www.infowars.com/?p=6105
Also unelected Defense Secretary Gates (who will be coming from the Neocon Bush Administration to the Neoliberal Obama Administration) has ordered the National Guard disbanded and the governors of each state to be puppets of the Federal Administration, with only figurehead status:
How can people retaliate against a federal government that doesn't recognize their constitutional power? My answer would be to protect local elections by becoming precinct leaders at www.campaignforliberty.com. The precinct leader program can cast a national net of influence by electing officials whose have freedom oriented principles. At a local level we can still control the enforcement of laws.
Beyond the political realm we can also starve the beast by stopping the use of fiat money. I've blogged about this concept previously here: http://reviveprecincts.blogspot.com/2008/02/third-step.html
In addition to my original blog I think going off the fiat money should be a nationwide network of consumers and sellers of goods and services. The sellers agree to accept local or real currency. I've tried to setup a nationwide network on the frontpage of one of my websites here: http://www.unitetherevolution.com/
Unfortunately I don't have the web skills to setup a list to connect consumers and sellers. Just like the Campaign for Liberty this could be used to connect local business leaders with their consumers who want to end the Federal Reserve System. There are two forms of currency I have found that could be used by this network.
1) Commodities-this is the barter and trade method. Precious metals are the most respected commodity, but also food, goods and services can be traded wherever the commodity can travel.
2)L.E.T.S.(Local Exchange Trade System)-http://www.gmlets.u-net.com/
-stay within the community it serves
-be issued by the people who use it
-exist in sufficient supply to meet the needs of that community.
Local currencies have been implemented by local goverments for a long time. Most recently Milwaukee's local government is issuing their own currency: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-talk_moneydec03,0,2902061.story
Here are other stories about local governments making their own currency and systems already setup for an alternative currency:
There are several thousand more. The key is getting everything you need without using private bills of credit.
The goal to get back to a governmentally controlled monetary system has historical background.
There was a govermentally issued form of currency used early in the American colonies known as colonial scrip. "Colonial scrip, were "bills of credit" created by the government, based on the credit of that government, and this meant that there was no interest to pay for the introduction of money." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_scrip
Also noted about the system engineered by Benjamin Franklin "The Pennsylvania version of this currency was said to be the most effective, because they controlled the money supply and issued only enough notes so as to satisfy the demands of trade, preventing inflation."
The currency act was passed just to stop this colonially controlled currency:
Later the European banks were having such a tough time making their usurious policies popular in America stated this in the London Times in 1865:
"If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe."
The Federal Reserve Act was passed half a century later that has created a private bank and our current financial crisis.
The money supply should be back in the hands of the popularly elected government. Until we have our elected government's power back it is up to the people to stop using private bills. If the majority of the world stops using dollars then the Federal Reserve will be destroyed.