... lasted for about 10 minutes in October of 2008 at Faneuil Hall in Boston where he was speaking at a rally in opposition to policies of the Federal Reserve. During a break in the program I stood near the entrance to the Hall and up comes Rand Paul heading for the exit. I recognized him and addressed him by name and he stopped to chat. I told him that I had been an alternate delegate for his father at the RNC in St. Paul, Minnesota the month before and he thanked me for my support.
The financial credit collapse was shifting into high gear at the time and I told him how I wanted to dramatize the events by organizing a new and improved Bretton Woods II conference to put the dollar back on gold and he said he thought that was a good idea but that maybe the venue should be held in Jekyll Island, South Carolina where the weather would be warmer.
He then went on to explain how his experience as a Doctor helped him to see parallels between the automatic way the gold standard works to drain currency from circulation when the economy overheats and adds to it when the economy slows, with the metabolism of the human body which naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis.
I encouraged him to run for public office and he said, "Yeah, a lot of people are telling me that these days." I was thinking of him running for the House of Representatives, but I'm glad he set his sights at a higher level.
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