Ron Paul

OK, some of his ideas are a little odd (yes, that is the famous British understatement) but there\’s a lot to admire.

He opposed the equally shameful Patriot Act and, to his credit (and my delight), the granting of a Congressional gold medal to Blair – on the thrifty ground that "forcing the American people to pay tens of thousands of dollars to give a gold medal to a foreign leader is immoral and unconstitutional", and because he thought Blair a mountebank.

That last is a sufficient reason, don\’t you think?

But this should have you standing up and applauding:

"rights belong to individuals, not groups; that property should be owned by people, not government; that government exists to protect liberty, not to redistribute wealth; and that the lives and actions of people are their own responsibility, not the government\’s".

Quite so Dr. Paul, quite so.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Ron Paul”

  1. I suspect that he is dismissed mainly because of his opinions on topics where he’s right ,rather than for oddities.

  2. dearieme // Mar 27, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I suspect that he is dismissed mainly because of his opinions on topics where he’s right ,rather than for oddities.

    I suspect you are correct.

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