This Politician Is Smarter Than Your Dog
So if you're going to vote for anyone, at least do it for him.
"A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank."
"All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals."
"Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers."
"The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government."
"Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live."
"In time it will become clear to everyone that support for the policies of pre-emptive war and interventionist nation-building will have much greater significance than the removal of Saddam Hussein itself."
"Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy."
"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
"The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people."
"The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence."
"War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures."
"When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads."
Selected Prophetic and Tragic Reads from Past Speeches and Columns
Arguments Against War in Iraq - Septermber 4, 2002
On Fannie and Freddie - September 10, 2003
"The United States, with Tony Blair as head cheerleader, will attack Iraq without proper authority, and a major war, the largest since World War II, will result." - April 26, 2002
This is just a drop in the bucket of the many insightful and prophetic quotes from this courageous, and tragically ridiculed, man. Any of your favorites that I missed?
David in Qatar