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Ron Paul Strikes Again: Republicans Eye Return to Gold Standard

The gold standard has returned to mainstream U.S. 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.


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Never going to happen.

The GOP needs money-printing with no strings attached to fund their warmongering and surveillance.

I don't play, I commission the league.


In an interview this morning on the Fox Business Channel, a gentleman from Guggenheim Partners (I believe) said that returning to the gold standard would be near impossible because the politicians love their printing press. He also stated that the Republican Party only included this in its platform to keep a Ron Paul insurrection from happening at the convention.


I mean platforms are about as relevant as Macaulay Culkin but the fact that they included audit the fed AND gold standard language is pretty absurd. In my opinion it's because people have finally started thinking about why RP is so adamant about an audit, the gold standard, and competing currencies, and they are finally starting to somewhat understand it. Some people are just a little bit slower than others but at least they are finally catching up!


Now if arlen specter or henry kissinger leads said commission then we got problems.

This is just bait for the mind trap

Timed appropriately for the RNC


Here's some more info on the subject...

"The Republican Party intends to call for a commission to study returning the United States to the gold standard, the party's platform committee chief said.

The proposed Gold Commission -- expected to be approved next week as part of the party platform at the Republican National Convention -- would peg the U.S. dollar to gold instead of to other currencies and interest rates as it is today, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., the platform committee co-chair, told the Financial Times.

The gold standard was abandoned by Republican President Richard Nixon in 1971.

The platform expected to be voted on in Tampa, Fla., would also call for an audit of Federal Reserve System's monetary policy, Blackburn told the newspaper.

These manifesto points were not adopted to appease formerly active libertarian-leaning GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul, R-Texas, and the convention delegates he won during the primaries and caucuses, she said.

'These were adopted because they are things that Republicans agree on,' Blackburn told the Times."

Yeah.....I'm sure this has nothing to do with Ron Paul!

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I'll believe it when I see it!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!



Well giving them the benefit of the doubt until we see what happens in the Senate, Republicans do agree on an audit. And numerous Republicans have come out in favor of a gold commission and an eventual return to the gold standard. I know the gold thing is becoming pretty accepted (thanks to the doc) but the audit I'm still not convinced on.

I don't believe a word of it.

I don't believe a word of it. It's a head fake.