In 2011, when Dr. Ron Paul was running for President, he conducted an
interview with Judge Andrew Napolitano. During this very short interview,
Dr. Paul explained how sound money, gold, is monetary freedom. We
couldn’t agree more.
“I would like to legalize gold money and allow us to
use gold and silver as legal tender and we could work our way back.” [to
a gold standard]
This very simple plan would transform our economy within 12-18
months. The problem this plan faces, as always, are the money-junkies in
Washington DC and Wall Street. In order to return to a gold standard
the federal government would have to reign in the spending of our tax
dollars. The future spending, deficit spending, would have to stop. Is
it possible for Congress to stop handing out “freebies” to their
corporate friends and stop bribing voters with entitlements? How would
that work? Personally, I don’t see anyone who is currently on the
government dole voting to have their “entitlements” cut off; why would
This is where the rubber-meets-the-road. Once you ask people to give
up what they perceive as being rightfully theirs, it is very difficult to
get it out of their hands. If you remember, Bank of America a few years
ago said they were going to
raise fees on the use of their debit cards
by $5 a month. The people about lost their minds. I am in no way
defending Bank of America just making a point. If people will lose it
over a $5 charge, how will they react to having food taken off their
table or currency removed from their wallet?
With Alan Greenspan’s recent comments about the gold standard the
internet only news sites have been lit up with article after article
regarding what Mr. Greenspan shared with the world. So much so that
Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Federal Reserve,
made a statement on Sunday February 19 about not being able to control the price of gold!!
“Yellen Can’t Halt Trump Gold Rally That Funds Bet Against” – That
was the headline in a Bloomberg news report that was released on Sunday
afternoon. There’s a lot going on in that headline – none of it
accurate except for the fact that gold is moving higher despite the
efforts of western Central Banks to cap the price.
The basic premise of the report is that gold is moving higher in
defiance of the Fed’s apparent move to raise interest rates. Reading
through the report reveals even more misleading and completely false
information than is conveyed by the headline. Here’s a link if you want
to read the article:
What does the Federal Reserve have to do with “controlling” the price
of gold? Nothing, or they shouldn’t have anything to do with the price
of gold. The fact that Bloomberg published this article with Janet
Yellen making any type of statement regarding a “halt to a gold rally”
says everything one needs to know about Central Bank intervention in the
Western gold market.
Dr. Paul makes another great argument in support of the gold
standard, sound money and how our money is directly tied to our lives.
If you have the ability to move about, freely, conducting business
anonymously then you are truly free. Until that happens we are nothing
more than an ATM for the government and the corporate masters that own
Rory Hall, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Coin, has written over 700 articles and produced more than 200 videos about the precious metals market, economic and monetary policies as well as geopolitical events since 1987. His articles have been published by Zerohedge, SHTFPlan, Sprott Money, GoldSilver and Silver Doctors, SGTReport, just to name a few. Rory has contributed daily to SGTReport since 2012. He has interviewed experts such as Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. Marc Faber, Eric Sprott, Gerald Celente and Peter Schiff, to name but a few. Visit The Daily Coin website and The Daily Coin YouTube channels to enjoy original and some of the best economic, precious metals, geopolitical and preparedness news from around the world.
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