Utah Sound Money Act

Anyone think the economy has gone past the point of no return? What can be done? I think this creative idea is a great solution to help at least partially insulate Utah from the pressures that are going to come upon the nation. The Utah Sound Money legislation has been filed but doesn’t have an announced sponsor yet.

Here is a 30 second trailer for the longer video below which is about 11 minutes. After watching the video, please contact your legislators and ask them to pass the Utah Sound Money Act. You can read the draft legislation here.

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4 Responses to “Utah Sound Money Act”

  • Tom Westmoreland:

    Yes, yes, and yes!

  • Rick:

    It’s a long video, but it doesn’t actually say anything about the proposed act.

  • Tom Westmoreland:

    The video assumes that you understand basic economics. To educate everyone on what they should have taken the time to learn on their own would make the video unnecessarily long. The purpose of the video is not to explain every detail of the bill, we can all read it for ourselves. What we should understand about this concept is that Utah would have its own currency consisting of or backed by gold and silver.

    Think about it, not only would this protect Utah’s economy but Utah would become the Egypt of old, when all the world found itself in a famine and Egypt was the only place where food was to be had. God used Joseph to save Egypt and His covenant people. Sound Utah money would be Utah’s and America’s modern Joseph. As banks, businesses, municipalities, and private investors find themselves in uncertain economic times and are looking for safe harbors for their money, they will come to Utah for financial safety and security.

    The beauty of it is that it is not mutually exclusive from U. S. currency and does not have to be implemented all at once and it can be put in motion long before we desperately need it. The worst case scenario is the best of all and that is if the dollar makes a miraculous turnaround and Utah sound money is more of a luxury than a necessity but there is a better chance of me winning the lottery than the dollar making a painless recovery before it crashes. Of course, gold and silver prices could fall at some time but they cannot fall on their own, gold and silver would have to be replaced by something else. Since the beginning of time, the only thing that has caused gold and silver prices to drop significantly is a sound and thriving economy. Again, this is a winning scenario either way.

    There is nothing tricky or complex about the concept. It is simple and straight forward.

    I especially appreciate the way this bill is proposed in conjunction with principles of a sound and wise lifestyle. It is more than an economic philosophy but includes honesty, integrity, and American rugged individualism and exceptionalism. Switzerland didn’t come up with this model on its own but combined its own experiences with the American model. That is the original American model, not anything that exists today.

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