Ron Paul Quotes.
Why is it is claimed that if people won’t or can’t take care of their own needs, that people in government can do it for them?
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. 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.
The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current crisis reflects that their concerns were justified.
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.
Prices are going up. Unemployment continues to go up. And we have not had the necessary correction for the financial bubble created by our Federal Reserve system.
You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let’s just get rid of all the drug laws.
Governments have nothing. They can’t create anything, they never have. All they can do is steal from one group and give it to another at the destruction of the principles of freedom, and we ought to challenge that concept.
You don’t quit because you happen to be behind. You want to see how you do. And who knows? Maybe somebody will stumble.
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.
Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat.
When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.
Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.
Maybe we ought to consider a Golden Rule in foreign policy: Don’t do to other nations what we don’t want happening to us. We endlessly bomb these countries and then we wonder why they get upset with us?
Though I don’t personally believe that Bitcoin is true money, it should be perfectly legal, and there should be no restrictions on it; there should be no taxes on it.
To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.
Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals.
When the dollar is in trouble, that will be one of the alternatives, and the more Bitcoins are used, the worse it will be for the dollar.
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.
As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn’t be the policemen of the world, and that we should not be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country.
When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.
What is not conservative about saying, ‘Don’t go to war unless we go to war properly with a full declaration of war and no other way?’
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early ’60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.
When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats. I just do not believe that barbed-wire fences or guns on our border will solve any of our problems.
1913 wasn’t a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.
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.
We have a government that purposely counterfeits and debases the currencies, and I believe that the alternative would be a competition. That means that anything that wants to substitute for the American dollar should be permitted.
Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts.
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don’t need a national ID card.
You don’t have freedom because you are a hyphenated American; you have freedom because you are an individual, and that should be protected.
Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country.
During the last campaign I knew what was happening. You know, they mocked me for my foreign policy and they laughed at my monetary policy. No more. No more.
Our country’s founders cherished liberty, not democracy.
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.
Speak up, speak often and donвЂ™t worry about those that at this point cannot understand as they can never un-hear what we tell them.
Have you noticed the debt is exploding? And it’s not all because of Medicare.
The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George… Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security.
I have some help on tweeting.
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.
I like Mitt Romney as a person. I think he’s a dignified person. But I have no common ground on economics. He doesn’t worry about the Federal Reserve. He doesn’t worry about foreign policy. He doesn’t talk about civil liberties, so I would have a hard time to expect him to ever invite me to campaign with him.
We spend too much, we borrow too much, and we distort the markets. The bigger the distortions have lasted, the bigger the bust will be.
Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him.
Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened.
In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.
I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest.
Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.
It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.
I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will not vote for one single penny that isn’t paid for, because debt is the monster, debt is what’s going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink.
Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.
I think a submarine is a very worthwhile weapon. I believe we can defend ourselves with submarines and all our troops back at home. This whole idea that we have to be in 130 countries and 900 bases… is an old-fashioned idea.