I recently watched a Ron Paul video where he talks about returning to a "gold standard". I admit to not being very knowledgeable on this issue, although, In my opinion, he raises a valid point when he addresses the issue of controlling inflation. Look at how much the value of flit currency fluxuates. The dollar has lost over 90% of it's value during the last 100 years.
What got me is when he raised the constitutional issue of the matter. Ron Paul stated gold and silver is the only legal tender authorized by the Constitution. If this is the case, I STRONGLY advocate returning to a gold standard! Perhaps Dan, our local expert constitutional expert, can shed some light on this matter? Or is he gonna invoke the 9th again?