If there were one way to truly anger a population and drive even the most apathetic citizens in a country into hysterics, it would be to destroy the value of their money. In a time of heightened violence toward government from both sides of the political spectrum, a dollar collapse could be devastating. Dr. Ron Paul, former congressman and presidential candidate, suggests a dollar collapse “will likely lead to increased violence. The violence will start when those who believe they are entitled to live off the stolen property of their fellow citizens decide to take matters into their own hands because the government can no longer do the looting for them.”
Time for a Revolution
Paul suggests that there is an alternative solution, a revolution. He writes:
The only way to avoid this fate is by a revolution. I am not speaking of a violent revolution that replaces one form of authoritarianism with another, but a peaceful revolution of ideas. This revolution aims to replace the authoritarian interventionist ideology that dominates both the left and right wings of the ruling class with the ideas of liberty. Such a revolution would restore respect for individual liberty, constitutional government, free markets, a non-interventionist foreign policy, and sound money.
The revolution of ideas would resolve social conflicts by getting the government out of social issues and instead allowing private property owners to, for example, decide who can and cannot use which restroom on their property. It would also restore control over education to parents. The goal is to respect the rights of each individual to live their lives as they choose as long as they do not violate the rights of others to do the same.
A free market with a sound currency would release lower-income Americans from the Federal Reserve’s inflation tax as well as provide them with expanded economic opportunities. The growing economy would reduce tensions between races and lead Americans to view immigrants as an asset rather than a burden.
As many Americans as possible must express their support for freedom and liberty as loudly as possible, in order to scare authoritarians into submission. If the American government does not reinitiate support for sound money and freedom, it could trigger anti-government violence the likes of which haven’t been seen since the first revolution.