Wouldn’t you agree that before 1913, the USA was a prosperous, powerful and growing industrial nation along with being at peace with other countries and the melting pot for those leaving other countries to become American citizens.
How will we ever be able to pay for the national debt? We won’t, plain and simple. It’s the same as the dog trying to catch its tail—The dog has a better chance of catching the tail than us ever paying off the debt.
Should we be under the gold standard? Biblically NO! Do you remember the three young Hebrews (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) who defied the King of Babylon and would not fall down and worship the gold statute nor consent to the Babylon gold system.
Is this the sign of the times? COVID-19, coin shortage, and banks not lending money for housing. Nervous about the economy, yes, most definitely as we see signs of the great depression of 1929 in the USA.