Montana Lawmaker Doesn’t Trust Currency, Wants To Be Paid In Gold
Jerry O’Neil, just reelected to his Northern Montana district, says his constituents told him he’s not honoring the Constitution if he takes actual money.
“I believe that if you take a look at the Constitution, that’s what it says,” he told POLITICO. “I think we’ve gotten a tremendously long way from it.”
So he wrote a letter to the state Legislature asking to be paid his public salary in gold and stating: “It is very likely the bottom will fall out from under the U.S. dollar. Only so many dollars can be printed before they have no value.”