Ron Paul and the Ultimate Gold StandardSubmitted by roythom on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:48
Ron Paul is famous for his position on the gold standard for the US currency, and it has featured prominently in both his congressional career and his current election campaign. However there is another gold angle that has featured in his campaign to date that far surpasses the material gold, and that is his references to the Golden Rule. To date the Golden Rule has come up mainly in relation to foreign policy, but as the campaign moves into another crucial phase, maybe it would be a good time to highlight the Golden Rule on a broader front.
There are several reasons for this. As Ron Paul mentioned in a recent speech, most of the best known religions of the world have a variation of the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It can and does appeal also to atheists and those who believe in our creator but have no particular religion. Its power is in the Law of Return (reciprocity), for you shall receive equal to that which you have done. Generally speaking people do not see politicians or governments as following the Golden Rule, but I recognized it in Ron Paul long before the campaign started. It immediately differentiates him from the rest of the GOP field and Obama.
Over the coming months millions more Americans will tune in to the election campaign for the GOP nomination and then the Ron Paul campaign against Obama. It would be great if, by then, Americans of all races and religions were beginning to see that a life under the Golden Rule is not just a fantasy but achievable within their near future. Ron Paul already campaigns on the understanding that he can draw votes across the divide by bringing people together. The Golden Rule on a broader front takes that to a new level, and lifts Ron Paul to a higher level than his opponents can achieve. In other words, in his usual humble way he can leave them in their swamp while he guides Americans, and thus humanity, into a more civilized existence and the Ultimate Gold Standard: life under the Golden Rule.