POLITICS
04/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

South Carolina Lawmaker Seeks To Ban U.S. Currency: Rep. Mike Pitts Wants Dollar Abolished

South Carolina will no longer recognize U.S. currency as legal tender, if State Rep. Mike Pitts has his way.

Pitts, a fourth-term Republican from Laurens, introduced legislation earlier this month that would ban what he calls "the unconstitutional substitution of Federal Reserve Notes for silver and gold coin" in South Carolina.