I’m afraid there will never be another one even remotely like this great man.
Maybe we can get back to this model.
Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech to Congress, Nov. 14, 2012 (transcript)
He covers a lot. Here’s his closing statement:
To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome. Number one is “envy” which leads to hate and class warfare. Number two is “intolerance” which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies. These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people together. When tried, freedom is popular.
The problem we have faced over the years has been that economic interventionists are swayed by envy, whereas social interventionists are swayed by intolerance of habits and lifestyles. The misunderstanding that tolerance is an endorsement of certain activities, motivates many to legislate moral standards which should only be set by individuals making their own choices. Both sides use force to deal with these misplaced emotions. Both are authoritarians. Neither endorses voluntarism. Both views ought to be rejected.
I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out “the plain truth of things.” The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people world-wide, is to pursue the cause of liberty.
If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.
“If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.”
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Shrinking the government without marginal shifting would be like “shrinking” your computer by ripping out the motherboard and saying “Look, this is my smaller computer!” and wondering why nothing works.
If you create a system that everybody else depends on, crippling that system instantaneously without accommodating the components that rely on that system would immediately cripple all of the components that are reliant on it.
Or did y’all miss the thousands of people screaming and rampaging over even this proposed marginal shift to the Medicare system?
Sound a little like Captain Obvious? Apparently, not to Paulbots.
Didn’t we learn this in This Is Why Government Is Bad 101?
I can tell you passed your economics classes.
I strongly support Ron Paul for president, yet I agree that rapid application of his radical ideas would create trouble. I believe that if he were elected, the inertia of the Congress and the bureaucracy would slow the change enough to prevent anything really bad from happening, though the volume of squawking would be very high.
A fiscal conservative, pro-life, Tenth Amendment supporter, even spoke in a movie against cultural Marxism.
There are far too many people who claim to be libertarians, yet think you cannot be pro-life and support freedom, the Tenth Amendment is tyranny, and cultural Marxism is a sign of “progress”.
Some of his policies are more right-wing than Reagan.
Absolutely, which is why I’m not voting for him. I don’t think Democrats are much different from Republicans. Both sides are deep in the pockets of corporate sponsors and both sides support the wars we’re in. It seems like they only have different rhetoric. This year’s election depresses me, Anna. There’s really nothing to choose from, and I’m sure Obama is going to win again.
I may vote third party or write in somebody because I am not casting a vote the GOP frontrunner or the sitting President.
Daisy, I have the cure for your election depression: RON PAUL! He’s not like the others. He’s better! Better than Prozac!