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.