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but since his salary is defined by state law it makes no sense for his salary to be different from everyone else in the state legislature there. And if he means simply that he wants his salary, defined in dollars by law, to be converted to gold before he gets it, then that doesn't protect him from inflation and doesn't address the constitutionality issues.

It would make more sense for him to propose legislation defining the salary for members of Montana state legislature in ounces of gold. He says he gets about $7,000 a year, so that's about four ounces of gold a year currently. Who knows, maybe there are enough like-minded people in the Montana legislature to actually make it happen. *That* would make some headlines, not just scattered blog mentions.