Confiscating Gold & Wealth: Most people assume that Roosevelt’s confiscation of gold was unique. There are those who keep insisting that there be a return to the gold standard. What they do not realize is that such propositions are really a call to arms. Government will not return to a gold standard because it would be a loss of power and overturn the very nature of how our republics (not democracies) actually function. If politicians can no longer promise vote for them and they will give you someone else’s property, Marxism and Republicanism would collapse. Democracy was what Athens had. The head of the household went and voted as a “representative” of everyone in the house. This has been distorted saying women do not have the right to vote. The solution is you vote for a representative that has no personal connection and thus is really a professional politician. That system deprives all citizens of voting on every issue. The professional politician votes and thus you lose control of the state as was the case in the Roman Republic leading to revolution and war. A return to the gold standard would alter everything within the political structure. To create such a system means Republicanism must be replaced with a real Democracy.