No! That only leaves the economy vulnerable to fluctuations in the price of gold! The gold standard was of questionable value before trading in commodities was driven by software at computer speeds; now, a foreign party driving a prolonged run on gold could do damage that even the gold reserve can’t smooth out! Regardless of some populist screeching, there’s no returning to some previous, and nonexistent, golden age. Besides, do they want the same federal government they hate to control this again? There was rather a lot of complaining about the gold standard and government control back when we did base our currency on gold!