Cash­less turn­pike: Part two

The Citizens' Voice - - Editorial -

Edi­tor: I agree with a re­cent let­ter writer that the “cash­less” turn­pike will be more of a bad thing (April 7).

But wait, there’s more. In my Web­ster’s New World dic­tio­nary I looked up the def­i­ni­tion of le­gal ten­der. It says: “money which the law re­quires a cred­i­tor to ac­cept in pay­ment of debt.”

So, if some­one wants to pay cash, the turn­pike is re­quired by law to ac­cept it — oth­er­wise, they are break­ing the law.

A cash­less turn­pike is there­fore un­con­sti­tu­tional and must, by law, be able to ac­cept cash. It is not an op­tion.

All our cur­rency clearly has printed on it: “this note is le­gal ten­der for all debts pub­lic and pri­vate.”

I’m tired of this “war on cash.”

Jonathan Kew KINGSTON

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