Archive for the ‘Ron Paul’ Category

Senator Rand Paul, son of former Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul, discusses his political ideas with Peter Robinson for Uncommon Knowledge:

There is a route to victory for Republicans nationally without diluting our message.

If you care about small government, there is almost a requirement of care about supporting the family.


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Back in 2007, Judge Andrew Napolitano gave a speech on the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution. A video you shouldn’t miss:

In virtually every administration […] the government has sought ingenious ways to evade and avoid its obligations under our founding charter.

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For the NY Times, Greg Mankiw from Harvard explains the importance of competition:

Competition is Good for Governments, Too

If the government’s job is merely to provide services, like roads, schools and courts, competition among governmental producers may be as good a discipline as competition among private producers. But if government’s job is also to remedy many of life’s inequities, you may want a stronger centralized government, unchecked by competition.

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Some weeks ago, Endorse Liberty, a political action committee supporting Ron Paul for President, presented an interesting short film. Unlike those 30-second TV ads used by other candidates, “Blowback” takes the time to carefully detail the truth of what Americans need to know about their country’s foreign policy.

He understands the importance of history.

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Rachel Maddow from MSNBC discusses Ron Paul’s strategy and why currently he might be leading the race for the Republican nomination:

Delegates is the name of the game.


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The other day, Judge Andrew Napolitano discussed the issue of “change” in political campaigns and in politics in general. He astutely points to the fact that Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign focused on “change” in a way that people with very different political backgrounds were able to support him. However, three years later we have to accept that this campaign was a brilliant fraud.

Moreover, this is just the tip of the iceberg:

It’s a sad state of affairs that a simple return to first principles represents fundamental change.

The dirty, little secret about change in government: Nobody in power actually likes change.

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Admittedly, I took me way too long to finally read Dr. Paul’s End the Fed. But the least thing I can do is to recommend it, especially if you haven’t thought much about the relationship between central banking (fiat money) and financial crises.

One of the most astounding figures in the book reveals the development of the purchasing power of gold and selected currencies (US Dollar, British Pound, DM, Yen, Swiss Franc, etc.) since 1913. You can find it here. As we see, the only fiat currency with a somewhat acceptable path has been the Swiss Franc. All the other currencies have devalued greatly, with the US Dollar having less than six percent of its 1913 purchasing power.

Ron Paul (2009). "End the Fed", Grand Central Publishing

There is no denying that the subject of gold is central to the issue of restoring sound money. That’s because gold emerged from within the structure of the market economy as the most important guarantor of the quality of money. It was not chosen by governments but by the market. The reason is easy to understand. Gold has all the qualities that we associate most with good money: divisibility, portability, high value per unit of weight, durability, and uniform quality.

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Best line in yesterday’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate by Ron Paul:

You don’t understand there’s a difference between military spending and defense spending. Just because you spend – spend a billion dollars on an embassy in Baghdad bigger than the Vatican – you consider that defense spending. I consider that waste.

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For the National Review, Charles Krauthammer takes a look at what Ron Paul’s campaign might head for. Up to now, one of the best articles on this subject.

Ron Paul’s Big Second

His goal is to have the second-most delegates, a position of leverage from which to influence the platform and demand a prime-time speaking slot — before deigning to support the nominee at the end. The early days of the convention, otherwise devoid of drama, could very well be all about Paul.

It might also be that Ron Paul is laying the foundation for his son Rand to run in 2016. At least, it seems that Rand Paul follows in his father’s footsteps:

Rand Paul returning $500K in office budget to Treasury

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Judge Andrew Napolitano on the artificial choices Americans face in the 2012 presidential election:

What if the whole purpose of the Democratic and Republican parties was not to expand voters’ choices but to limit them?

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