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Originally posted by VDOG.45
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to go off the gold standard in 1933 the signaled the end of America long before most of us where born!!!
England stayed the course with basing their money on Sterling silver. America's money has no value what so ever with regards to precious metal.
It never has and never will since the inception of the Federal Reserve
Originally posted by cebadec
starred and flag...while i don't personally agree with many of Dr. Ron Paul's point of view on many of the issues...his willingness to be HONEST with the people is a true breath of fresh air....and couple that with his "predicting" (more like pointing out the truth to the american populace) that this economic disaster was coming...
I'll admit I've not read his book. OK? How many of you have read von Mises or Rothbard, though? How many of you have given more than a moment's thought to the claim that the 19th century was a time of economic stability, a period of merely mild deflation? How many of you have given more than a moment's thought to the claim that the business cycle is the fault of the Fed?
Virtually every Libertarian-leaning essay I've read contains great distortions of the truth, in order to make their own case.
Folks...I'm not going to let a financial crisis and a severe distrust of the government (which I have) rush me to embrace a neo-Feudalist society.
And although I linked RP to Libertarianism, I really doubt he'd support the Rothbard extremism, or at least I hope he would.
I could go on. I've not seen a plan yet that a moment's thought cannot shoot down. I will agree that our current system is pretty freakin' stupid, though.
To me, fiat isn't worthless--but bickering about what our ultimate goal for fiscal policy, in light of a pressing economic disaster, is quite worthless.
Originally posted by MsSmartypants
Ron Paul is the last great hope for America. It hurts me to the core that we were denied Ron Paul for our President. Next election vote for Ron Paul!