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By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

It’s amazing that people don’t understand that the more the market is involved and the smaller the government, the lower the price, the better the distribution, and the higher the quality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

By the way, when I say cut taxes, I don't mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We need to take away the government's money power. The banking industry needs its welfare check ended. The dollar's soundness depends on its being untied from the machine that can make an infinite number of copies of dollars and reduce their value to zero.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

The cost in terms of liberties lost and the unnecessary exposure to terrorism are difficult to determine, but in time it will become apparent to all of us that foreign interventionism is of no benefit to American citizens, but is instead a threat to our liberties.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the 'criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We need to surrender our attachments to government in every aspect of life. We need to give up our dependencies on the state, materially and spiritually. We should not look to the state to provide us financially or psychologically. Let us give up our longing for welfare, our love of war, and our desire to see the government control and shape our fellow citizens.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Every country ended slavery without civil war; US could have.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

It would be virtually impossible to finance wars without taxing the people, and the welfare system would be limited because there wouldn't be enough money in the bank to sustain it as it is, and that would help prices stay under control.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

The federal government cannot maintain a budget surplus any more than an alcoholic can leave a fresh bottle of whiskey untouched in the cupboard.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

They ask me if I'm going to quit. I thought we were just getting started. We have a revolution to fight, a country to change.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Israeli government & the neocons want US to bomb Iran.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

When people become frightened, they look for things of real value. They will go to monetary metals, gold and silver, and they will buy other things, such as buying property. But no matter what we have, whether we have our gold coins or we have our property, if we have an authoritarian government, that is our greatest threat. So, I would like to think that there is no perfect protection, other than shrinking the size and scope and power of government, so that we can be left alone and take care of ourselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We need to understand the more government spends, the more freedom is lost...Instead of simply debating spending levels, we ought to be debating whether the departments, agencies, and programs funded by the budget should exist at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Big government flourishes under Republicans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Ideas are very important to the shaping of society. In fact, they are more powerful than bombings or armies or guns. And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit. They are behind all the choices we make. They can transform the world in a way that governments and armies cannot. Fighting for liberty with ideas makes more sense to me than fighting with guns or politics or political power. With ideas, we can make real change that lasts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

Whether [the 1993 World Trade Center bombing] was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Suicide terrorism stops when we stop intervening abroad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Abortion on demand is the ultimate State tyranny; the State simply declares that certain classes of human beings are not persons, and therefore not entitled to the protection of the law. The State protects the 'right' of some people to kill others, just as the courts protected the 'property rights' of slave masters in their slaves. Moreover, by this method the State achieves a goal common to all totalitarian regimes: it sets us against each other, so that our energies are spent in the struggle between State-created classes, rather than in freeing all individuals from the State.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We have a lot of goodness in this country. And we should promote it, but never through the barrel of a gun. We should do it by setting good standards, motivating people and have them want to emulate us. But you can't enforce our goodness, like the neocons preach, with an armed force. It doesn't work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Our forefathers would think it's time for a revolution. This is why they revolted in the first place... They revolted against much more mild oppression.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Everyone who believes in freedom must work diligently for sound money, fully redeemable. Nothing else is compatible with the humanitarian goals of peace and prosperity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

The Congress should not be creating money out of thin air, which is what Lincoln did when he created greenbacks. But it is a congressional responsibility to maintain gold and silver as a legal tender.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let's just get rid of all the drug laws.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

True prosperity can only come from a healthy economy and sound money. That can only be achieved in a free society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

General welfare is a general condition - maybe sound currency is general welfare, maybe markets, maybe judicial system, maybe a national defense, but this is specific welfare. This justifies the whole welfare state - the military industrial complex, the welfare to foreigners, the welfare state that imprisons our people and impoverishes our people and gives us our recession.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

What you are inferring is, If we were to legalise heroin tomorrow everybody would use heroin. How many people here would start using heroin? I bet nobody would. Oh yeah, I need the government to take care of me. I don't want to use heroin, so I need these laws.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

This is the deadening consensus that crosses party lines, that dominates our major media, and that is strangling the liberty and prosperity that were once the birthright of Americans. Dissenters who tell their fellow citizens what is really going on are subject to smear campaigns that, like clockwork, are aimed at the political heretic. Truth is treason in the empire of lies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

It would help the poor people who need jobs. Minimum wage is a mandate. We're against mandates so why should we have it? It would be very beneficial.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We don't have the freedom of speech to talk about the weather. We have the first amendment so we can say some very controversial things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

I think Israel should be treated as an independent nation and not a puppet of our state.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

I'm not sure what Al Gore did for peace. I don't think he have been high on my list for the Nobel Peace Prize.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

There's been a coup, have you heard? It's the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They're the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. ... And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. ... And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established [after] World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They're in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators ... We need to take out the CIA.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

The most sinister of all taxes is the inflation tax and it is the most regressive. It hits the poor and the middle class. When you destroy a currency by creating money out of thin air to pay the bills, the value of the dollar goes down, and people get hit with a higher cost of living. It's the middle class that's being wiped out. It is most evil of all taxes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

There's not much you can do about the bias of the media other than try to counteract it by putting the truth out best you can, and the Internet has been a great weapon for holding the media accountable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Immigrants can spread diseases for which we may have no immunity. There is also the question of crime and culture. Many immigrants come from countries with different legal structures and are not willing to behave in the way we expect American citizens to behave.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

There's capital controls and there's people control. So every time you think of a fence keeping all those bad people out, think about those fences maybe being used against us, keeping us in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Ideas are the only things that count, and politicians are, for the most part, pretty much irrelevant.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the US Government views you and me as the enemy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

After years spent in Washington, I have become more aware than ever of the government's ineptness and the likelihood of its making mistakes. I no longer trust the U.S. government to invoke and carry out a death sentence under any conditions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

[Political] conventions lend themselves to pandering, as few politicians can resist the temptation to tell a national television audience how well they will run the country if elected. The problem is that government is not supposed to run the country - we're supposed to be free.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

If you drink too much, you go out and you harm to somebody, you have to suffer the consequences. Same way with health matters. You don't have the right to demand that someone else take care of you because of your habits.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

This much is true: you have been lied to.