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."