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By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

If I were in Congress in 1996, I would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which used Congress's constitutional authority to define what official state documents other states have to recognize under the Full Faith and Credit Clause, to ensure that no state would be forced to recognize a 'same sex' marriage license issued in another state.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

When one person can initiate war, by its definition, a republic no longer exists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Astonishingly, American taxpayers now will be forced to finance a multi-billion dollar jobs program in Iraq. Suddenly the war is about jobs. We export our manufacturing jobs to Asia, and now we plan to export our welfare jobs to Iraq, all at the expense of the poor and the middle class here at home.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out the plain truth of things. The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people worldwide, is to pursue the cause of liberty. If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Everyone on the Commission assumes that 9/11 resulted from a lack of government action. No one in Washington has raised the question of whether our shortcomings, brought to light by 9/11, could have been a result of too much government.

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 13 Sep

Ron Paul

During World War II, Joseph Stalin was once asked by an American writer, according to Professor Dean Russell, how he could justify conscripting all the property of all the people for use by the government to fight the war. Stalin answered by asking why they considered it more immoral and illogical to conscript lifeless property than to conscript life itself, as was being done in the United States and all other capitalistic countries. His American challenger had no answer, because there was no answer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. ... What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

A failing state cannot stop a revolution whose time has come.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

To condemn free-market capitalism because of anything going on today makes no sense. There is no evidence that capitalism exists today. We are deeply involved in an interventionist-planned economy that allows major benefits to accrue to the politically connected of both political parties. One may condemn the fraud and the current system, but it must be called by its proper names — Keynesian inflationism, interventionism, and corporatism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

Unlike Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, I never voted to provide taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.

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 16 Sep

Ron Paul

Government should never be able to do anything you can't do. If you can't steal from your neighbor, you can't send the government to steal for you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

As bank customers, we tend to believe that we can have both perfect security for our money, drawing on it whenever we want and never expecting it not to be there, while still earning a regular rate of return. In a true free market, however, there tends to be a tradeoff: you can enjoy a money warehouse or you can hope for a return on your investment. You can't usually have both. The Fed, however, by backing up this fractional-reserve system with a promise of endless bailouts and money creation, attempts to keep the illusion going.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Libertarianism is the enemy of all racism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Once you get the government involved in agriculture you'll have nothing but problems and expenses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom for this group or that, ask yourself whether he is advocating more government action or less.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We in the Congress have a moral and constitutional obligation to protect the value of the dollar and to understand why it is so important to the economy that a central bank not be given the unbelievable power of inflating a currency at will and pretending that it knows how to fine-tune an economy through this counterfeit system of money.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

If you ever can bring about revolutionary changes, two things would be required: young people would have to be involved and you would need music.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Privacy IS freedom. Leave us alone!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Could America exist without an income tax? The idea seems radical, yet in truth America did just fine without a federal income tax for the first 126 years of her history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We should respect each other as rational beings by trying to achieve our goals through reason and persuasion rather than threats and coercion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?

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 16 Sep

Ron Paul

Ideas are very important for the shaping of society. In fact, they are far more powerful than bombs 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 much more sense to me than fighting with guns or politics or political power. With ideas, we ca make real change that lasts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

Prohibiting guns on campus made the Virginia Tech students less safe, not more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

If economy were good, there'd be no immigration problem.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

If people won't spend any money, the government has this moral obligation to do it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ron Paul

Intellectually and compassionately explaining the reason freedom works is required for credibility.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

Too many members of Congress believe they can solve all economic problems, cure all social ills, and bring about worldwide peace and prosperity simply by creating new federal programs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.

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

I would absolutely never use the federal government to enforce the law of using marijuana

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 15 Sep

Ron Paul

We should have a strong president. Strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power that a president shouldn't have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

I take my marching orders from the Constitution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

It is true that liberty is not free, nor is it easy. But tyranny - even varying degrees of it - is much more difficult, and much more expensive. The time has come to rein in the federal government, put it on a crash diet, and let the people keep their money and their liberty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Because federal hate crime laws criminalize thoughts, they are incompatible with a free society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

I'd like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

It's not like I'm just trying to win and get elected. I'm trying to change the course of history.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ron Paul

One thing is certain: those who worked and voted for less government, the very foot soldiers in the conservative revolution, have been deceived. Today, the ideal of limited government has been abandoned by the GOP, and real conservatives find their views no longer matter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Governments, whether they're dictatorships or democracies, reflect the people. When the people get fed up, they throw them out.