Friday, June 01, 2007

Ron Paul 2008

This landed in my wallet this week.

Ron Paul is a congressman from Texas seeking the Republican nomination for president. According to Paul's website, "Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.

Paul strictly constitutionalist opinions landed him an appearance in "America - Freedom to Fascism", a documentary produced by Aaron Russo, a Hollywood producer who was also a nominee for the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 2004.

Googling "America - Freedom to Fascism" led to the the promotional website which has clips from the film and related interviews. There's more interesting information there than I'll go into here but, to relate it back to the dollar bill, Russo believes that the primary goal of American citizens should be to shut down the Federal Reserve which he states is not a federal institution at all, but a private bank run by a cartel of the major banks in the U.S.

Russo feels that one of the many misdeeds of the Fed was to take the country off of the gold standard, an action that is gradually making our money worthless. According to the film, a US dollar today is only worth 4 cents of what it was worth in 1930.

So deface all you want, we'll make more!

1 comment:

Alan said...

Interesting post. I seem to recall some other candidate writing on money to spread the word but can't remember the specifics.