Top Of Drudge: Republicans To Embrace Gold In Platform (Mentions Paul)Submitted by jschackai on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 17:04
Sorry if this is a repost. Didn't see it when I looked.
The gold standard has returned to mainstream US politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to become part of official Republican party policy.
Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy and a commission to look at restoring the link between the dollar and gold.
The move shows how five years of easy monetary policy – and the efforts of congressman Ron Paul – have made the once-fringe idea of returning to gold-as-money a legitimate part of Republican debate.