Another case of our government stealing our right to feed ourselves and giving our rights to outside groups that do not have the US peoples best interest in mind.

This bill will kill the American farmer and whats left of our economy. Stop this bill NOW!

OR GO HUNGRY!!!!!!

The entire argument is irrelevant, until there is a Constitutional amendment giving the Federal Government the power to regulate drugs like the 19th amendment gave them the power to ban booze, whatever the States want to do regarding this issue is up to the States and only the State. The Feds have no authority in this matter and need to keep their hand off of it.

We must take back our freedoms and liberty from the monster that our Federal Government has become.

I will never follow the drug laws or any other laws passed by the feds or send them any more of my tax dollars. They are corrupt and unresponsive to the people and we need to bring them back under our control.

By Michael O’Brien , The Hill – 08/30/10 10:21 AM ET

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said he plans to introduce legislation next year to force an audit of U.S. holdings of gold.

Paul, a longtime critic of the Federal Reserve and U.S. monetary policy, said he believes it’s “a possibility” that there might not actually be any gold in the vaults of Fort Knox or the New York Federal Reserve bank.

The libertarian lawmaker told Kitco News, a website tracking news about precious metals, that an audit was necessary to determine how much the U.S. maintains in gold reserves in case the government were to use gold to back the dollar.

“If there was no question about the gold being there, you think they would be anxious to prove gold is there,” he said.

“Our Federal Reserve admits to nothing, and they should prove all the gold is there. There is a reason to be suspicious and even if you are not suspicious why wouldn’t you have an audit?

“I think it is a possibility,” Paul said when asked if there was truth to rumors that there was actually no gold at Ft. Knox or the New York Fed.

Paul had been one of the Republicans to spearhead a broader audit of the Fed as part of the Wall Street reform bill passed through Congress this year. The provision, which was weakened somewhat in the final version, found Paul joining with a number of Democrats to require the Fed to open its books and outline its assets and liabilities.

The gold reserves, which Paul’s new bill would audit, are generally seen as a guarantee on a nation’s currency, but the U.S. moved the dollar away from being tied to the price of gold in 1972.

Paul stopped short of calling for the reinstitution of the gold standard and instead called for the government to allow the use of hard currency — gold and silver tender — alongside the use of the dollar.

“If people get tired of using the paper standard they can deal in gold or silver,” he said.