by Jp Cortez
Recognizing that the departure from gold and silver backing to our money has led to crushing debt and great financial instability, a few freedom-minded state legislatures have begun to consider how to defend themselves and their citizens. In particular, Utah has charted a path towards a widespread acceptance of gold and silver, declaring any gold and silver coins issued by the U.S. government as legal tender in the state — and free from any taxation.
Even though laws such as Utah’s are just a small step in the right direction, they serve an important purpose because they encourage greater use of gold and silver as circulating media of exchange. And such measures start a conversation with the public about the useful role that gold and silver can play in protecting one’s purchasing power, while hedging against the abuses of Washington politicians and Wall Street bankers.