Here is just a selection of 10 quotes from Ron Paul on a variety of issues that in just a few lines highlight the libertarian position. If you have a favourite Ron Paul Quote then post it below…
What all Americans dream of, will best be achieved through liberty;
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.
Crime is only crime if you define it as such;
You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let’s just get rid of all the drug laws.
Lets abolish 1913! ;
1913 wasn’t a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.
Ron Paul on pre-emptive War;
Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
Ron on the contradiction between a strong economy and fiat money;
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.
Ron Paul on a ridiculous law;
I would like to restore your right to drink raw milk anytime you like.
Traditional Republican values were what were campaigned on and won in 2000. They can win again;
How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don’t police the world. That’s conservative, it’s Republican, it’s pro-American - it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution.
And Ron Paul on the dangers of getting into bed with government;
When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.
Ending the FED is not an extreme position, it is the only position;
Of course I’ve already taken a very modest position on the monetary system, I do take the position that we should just end the Fed.
The logic of saying that soldiers lives will be wasted if we pull our troops out early is true. But the point is that if we don’t, then more lives will be wasted;
Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
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