Lately I'm witnessing fanatical support in the patriot movement for Representative Ron Paul and his campaign for U.S. presidency that is practically religious in nature. Ron Paul has many qualities which would seem to make him an attractive candidate, particularly relative to the scoundrels he's running against, but there are clearly some issues with Ron Paul that deserve closer attention, and the sooner the better, as it seems he's becoming godlike in his supporters' eyes.
Ron Paul is a very zealous promoter of the gold standard. In fact, he pimped the gold standard before the House of Representatives as recently as February 15, 2006:
Fr. Denis Fahey clearly explained that the gold standard is a trap which inevitably brings ruin to the nations that adopt it in his book, Money Manipulation and Social Order.
I agree with others who have noted the conspicuous timing of the gold standard supporter, Ron Paul's rise to stardom at the very moment that the U.S. dollar seems near collapse. Is Ron Paul's job to make the gold standard seem like a patriotic thing to support as the huckster Aaron Russo preached in his movie Freedom to Fascism?
Supporters of Ron Paul need to take responsibility and understand the pitfalls of the gold standard because it has been a core principle of his for many years.