Ron Paul in OCC Member's Lounge Posted January 5, 2012 First off, the poll nonsense needs to stop. Not just ron paul, but every body in the GOP race. However, I guarantee you most Americans would like a gold standard. Don't know why you think a gold standard is a bad idea though. I think it might be a pipe dream because you would have to either raise the price of gold up so high that all the extra money we printed is balances out, or we have to burn a hell of a lot of money. However, you make it sound like it is this terrible idea. Either that is not your intent, or it is your intent and you need therapy. No the gold standard WAS not is a good idea Lets assume ol ronny gets elected and returns us to the standard We have approx 445B in gold at ft Knox to pay off the trillions in debt owed to china Japan etc. That math doesn't add up. How do business with no gold start up? And last but not least Ronny better have the house and senate at his back to even consider passing legislation for it.