I began studying politics in 2002 after returning from Afghanistan on active duty military service. I quickly discovered Ron Paul, and registered Libertarian shortly thereafter. I started studying economics in 2005. By late 2005 I was buying gold and silver bullion. Few individuals today have a clear understanding of economics. What remains of the U.S. Republic is in constant danger of destruction as long as this condition persists. For when the inevitable collapse finally ensues, the ignorant masses will blame what they incorrectly believed to be a "free market". They will then likely abandon what liberty remains for greater central control.