“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” Henry D. Thoreau
President of the Gold Standard Institute, Philip Barton:
The motto of The Gold Standard Institute is Liberty, Prosperity & Peace. This is based upon a review of the 19th century, our most recent history of circulating Gold (and silver). That century of relative liberty, prosperity and peace was followed by the century of non-stop war. Not only was the 20th century one of unprecedented slaughter, its lauded prosperity was founded upon the issue of unpayable credit.
Now, in the early part of the 21st century, we are tottering on the edge of having to pay the necessary price for all that monetary tomfoolery. Prosperity has vanished for most. Our freedoms are disappearing under a mountain of edicts and war seems to be a permanent features of the nightly news.
Only circulating Gold (with its marketplace surrogate silver), can renew and revitalize our civilization.
As Rudy Fritsch, an early colleague wryly noted: ‘The Buck Stops Here’.
The stark choice is, that we either return to the free circulation of honest money, unimpeded by central bank dictates, or our civilization will collapse.