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July 01, 2010 – Comments (6)

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

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 01, 2010 at 1:19 AM, ChrisGraley (29.75) wrote:

David, as you know, I ain't exactly a libertarian, it's about the closest description of me that most people can come up with though, but you may not know that I have a soft spot for Ron Paul.

The thing that touches home with me is the guy's humility. I've seen both liberal and conservative interviewers try to put him through the ringer, and he doesn't blink and he doesn't adapt his statements for the audience. He just says what he believes.

I could disagree with 80% of this guys agenda and I'd still vote for him for telling me the truth. The fact that I agree with about 80% of his agenda is icing on the cake.

If he runs, a vote for him would get us a lot closer to "not stupid". 

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#2) On July 01, 2010 at 1:57 AM, whereaminow (20.30) wrote:

ChrisGraley,

You might be suprised to find out that I don't agree with 100% of his agenda either, but like you, it's his overwhelming honesty and courage that inspires me.  Faacing constant humiliation and ridicule for decades, most recently on the national stage at the hands of the Faux News empty suits/skirts during the 2008 campaign, while maintaining his sense of humor and patience, he started a revolution.

David in Qatar

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#3) On July 01, 2010 at 2:26 AM, DarthMaul09 (29.72) wrote:

Ron Paul Heroically Stands Up to Chris Matthews

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#4) On July 01, 2010 at 12:01 PM, nzsvz9 (< 20) wrote:

David,

There is one position where I do not agree with Dr. Paul, and with most Libertarians in general. And that is on exporting liberty, let me explain.

During the emergence of the United States, we had a sizable nation that was willing and able to assist and get involved to help us become who we are today - the Kindon of France. They supported the United States in the Revolutionary War.

Without their help the outcome may have been an 8-week romp by the red coats - as was expected. With their help - the outcome was in our favor. We need to do this as well.

I DO NOT believe we need to go in with the force of arms, nor do we need to have our military in almost every country in the world, and as Dr. Paul says above we do need to set a good example - but we do need to help where there is a flourish of liberty, we need to encourage it.

There it is.

Known as liberty sponsor nzsvz9

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#5) On July 01, 2010 at 1:32 PM, whereaminow (20.30) wrote:

Am I the only one rooting for a debate b/t RP and nzsvz9?  I would enjoy :)

Appreciate ur thoughts, as always.  

David in Qatar

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#6) On July 02, 2010 at 10:04 AM, nzsvz9 (< 20) wrote:

Thanks. It would be an honor to discuss politics with Dr. Paul.

Known as the humble nzsvz9

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