What we SHOULD be doingSubmitted by moneybag on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:06
It is likely now, with Rand Paul's move toward illegal immigration, that Rand will not win the Republican nomination.
It is also likely, with Rand's Life at Conception Act, that he is incapable of winning a general election.
Winning an election, would for any candidate we put forward, be impossible in any case. The establishment owns the media, and the voting machines. With their media they form public opinion, and with their voting machines they can render public opinion moot, if their propaganda fails.
If Rand Paul actually won the white house, could we trust him? Presidents are selected, not elected. If he was to claim the oval office, then we can be assured that he has been corrupted.
It is well past time for the Liberty Movement to accept these truths, and come up with another way forward.
I have, I think, an idea that can unite the DailyPaul going forward. I propose that we focus our efforts on bringing about the circulation of gold and silver coinage.
1. There is a real moral difference between money and currency. Money has real, intrinsic value. When you exchange silver for bread, for instance, you have exchanged value for value. When you exchange currency for bread, you have gotten something for nothing.
2. The government can only continue its current power with the aid of currency, remove currency, and it will shrink. The government relies on the inflation of paper money to continue operating. Inflation decreases the value of debt, and transfers purchasing power from existing dollars to the government.
Without currency, the elite's aspirations of global government become unfeasible as well.
1. We teach the form of money to the people. We can do this through workshops, posters, flyers, traditional advertisements, street corner activism. Whatever you're good at.
2. We approach businesses and attempt to convince them to accept silver/gold in payment. It would help to explain to business owners that precious metals will protect them against inflation. As money becomes more popular, we ask businesses to pay a portion of their employees wages with it.
3. We take all the cash we were going to spend on Rand, millions of dollars, and instead spend it on establishing our own system of gold and silver coinage. The system should, I think, be based on gram weights, for extra liquidity and ease. What about a 1 gram silver coin called the Ron, and a 1 gram gold coin called the Paul? Awesome. "Yes sir, that will be 7 Rons." We'd probably need .25 and .5 gram coins as well.
Whatever weights, purity we decide, we set up a non-profit to manage the system, and protect us from retaliation. The non-profit will allow any private mint to mint the coins, after they have been vetted for conformity to the design. The non-profit will ensure that each mint puts its mark, and year of mintage on the coins.
I suggest we put the words "Good for Barter", or something similar, on the coins to try and avoid the non-profit being accused of "counterfeiting".