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    The return to the Gold Standard

    This week in Tampa, the Republican party is considering a bold idea that could fundamentally transform the U.S. economy: a return to the gold standard....
    What a Return to the Gold Standard Would Mean for You - DailyFinance

    Of course, other precious metal could be considered as well. Silver certificates used to prevalent as well.

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    People not connected to reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giovani View Post
    People not connected to reality.
    Possibly, though I understand that people are frustrated with those who manipulate the value of the dollar too.

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    If you haven't seen the Rob Gray video of him addressing members of congress, it's definitely worth 7 minutes to listen.

    Here's sort of an AAR

    Legal Tender & 5 things I learned from D.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giovani View Post
    People not connected to reality.
    The problem is that our "money" is not connected to reality.

    That is what specie can do, and has done for millenia.

    Of course, it's crazy to think of returning to a millenia-old concept when we have such a wonderful pure and completely decoupled fiat currency system that is all of 41 years old (well, about 80 for mere plebes like us).

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Franklin
    Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tench Coxe
    Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
    Quote Originally Posted by William Blakstone
    It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.

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