Except that gold takes a lot of space to store (assuming that you care about this and don't choose to trust a third party custodian), is heavy, costs a lot to verify, can't be checked against the total global supply, takes a lot of effort to move across borders, and has previously been banned and confiscated by the US government.
It's really great thanks to its scarcity and long history of keeping national economies stable, it still is a great way to hedge against inflation, but it's very impractical in some regards.
Please keep in mind, we don't get our rights from the government. Rather, the government's only legitimate powers are given to it, by the people, that is, the consent of the governed.
The Constitution does not give rights to the people -- read it, you'll see. The Constitution enumerates the few legitimate powers the government has (along with describing the executive, legislative, and judicial branches).
The Bill of Rights does not give us our rights. Rather, it expressly prohibits the government from violating our rights and from seizing powers not specifically granted to it.
So, where do our rights come from? We are born with them. If/when the government becomes abusive enough, we have the right, the duty to replace it.
I wholeheartedly agree, but at the same time our forefathers have consented to institutionalize everything under the protection of this government that we're having.
They made sure we wouldn't think about replacing it for rational and practical reasons, but instead constantly appeal to said institutions, cast our vote every electoral cycle and then hope for the best.
My grandparents have seen it happen when they were children, when you get a communist and atheist government: when communists take over, there are no God-given rights. You're basically at the mercy of their ideology and rely on your ability to make friends within the higher-ranked officials.
Hope you're going to do better in America, it would be a shame to let it all go to waste and have it replaced by a tyranny of communists.
Just because somebody is breaking the speed limit it does not mean there is no speed limit.
Similarly, people in Hong Kong have rights. When some Chinese dickhead is VIOLATING their rights, they still have those rights - they cannot be taken from us, but they can be violated.
I hope we do better, too, but most people are intellectually lazy, weak-minded, and brainwashed. They probably won't bother to make a stand until it's way beyond too late... unless there are food shortages, for example.
So, it's important to know about our rights and to stick up for people who are having their rights violated.