Ron Paul made the following opening statement today for the Committee on Financial Services Paulsen Hearing:
Ron Paul on MSNBC's "Super Tuesday" yesterday. He has interviewed by Chris Jansing (earlier was reported as Chris Matthews).
by Michael Nystrom
June 20, 2007
There were a couple of interesting pieces yesterday on TheStreet.com about the possibility of a return to the gold standard. The article: Ditch the Fed, Go Back to Gold made the front page, and embedded within the article was a link to a video interview with the author, Simon Constable. Gold has obviously come a long way in the last decade in terms of public awareness. Rising inflation has generated considerable interest in the so-called â€œbarbaric metal.â€
At first blush, both the article and the interview appear to give the gold standard a fair hearing, but both ultimately reject the idea as unworkable. This rejection is based on some faulty underlying assumptions as well as some muddled thinking. In an attempt to clarify the some of these issues, I have transcribed the interview and interjected some of my own comments from my vantage point here in the peanut gallery. I wasnâ€™t invited to the interview, but that wonâ€™t stop me from participating in it on behalf of gold bugs everywhere!
The Iowa Christian Alliance and Iowans for Tax Relief are co-sponsoring a Republican candidatesâ€™ forum for June 30. The event will feature Mitt Romney, Tommy Thompson, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Tom Tancredo.
Ron Paul, however, is to be excluded.
Sorry to report the rally had to be canceled due to a scheduling conflict but I promise some audio and perhaps some video from that day as best I can.
Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.
Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasnâ€™t invited. Campaign chairman Kent Snyder elaborates.
We need you to get them to change their minds. Contact the sponsors:
Iowans for Tax Relief
This is from Mad Magazine, circa 2004. It is instructive on how very simple messages get twisted during a political campaign. Something to keep in mind going forward.
Happy Father's Day, Dr. Paul,
I nominate you Father of this year, the inaugural year and all of the other years you have fought for my freedom and the freedom of my children, grandchildren and future generations. A special thank you to Carol for the sacrifices your family has made on our behalf. From what we have seen of your children and grandchildren, we applaud the parenting job you both are responsible for and the values you have instilled in your children.
Note the polling chart near the end of the interview that omits the minor candidates (but lists Ron Paul).
Thanks to Lew Rockwell.