Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageOp-Ed: Freedom, Liberty & Peace: Top 10 Ron Paul quotes of 2012

By Andrew Moran     Dec 19, 2012 in Politics
Washington - As the year ends and Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul finishes his career in Washington, now would be a great time to look back at some of the best quotes iterated by Dr. Paul over the past year.
The three-time presidential candidate continued to espouse the virtues of libertarianism, capitalism and Austrian Economics this past year as he ran for the White House, spoke at dozens of college campuses and participated in interviews with various mainstream media outlets.
In this time, Paul persisted in attracting many more people to the philosophy of liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness without government involving itself or even hindering any personal economic achievement.
During his final year in Washington, he exposed the aggressive foreign policy of the present administration, he identified the various delinquencies at the Federal Reserve and offered remedies that would restore American greatness. Unfortunately, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans listened very much, although he did garner the second-most delegates in the GOP primaries.
For the next little while, the libertarian-leaning bestselling author of “End the Fed,” “The Revolution: A Manifesto” and “A Foreign Policy of Freedom” will take part in the speaking circuit where he will receive $50,000 per speech. Even though he isn’t the slickest politician, he speaks the truth and he can educate more people in 15 minutes than President Barack Obama, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid can in an entire election campaign.
Earlier this month, I published a blog post over at Economic Collapse News that looks at the top five moments that changed U.S. politics forever. Today, I shall list the top 10 quotes made by the retiring representative from 2012.
10. "I don't think we should go to the moon. I think we maybe should send some politicians up there." – a response to a question asked by CNN host Wolf Blitzer during a 2012 Republican debate in January.
9. “People do not want anything cut. They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing money. They do not believe we have gone off the cliff or are close to going off the cliff.” – Paul stated in an interview with Bloomberg Television shortly after the president’s reelection victory.
8. “Newt Gingrich has no business talking about danger because he is putting other people in danger. Some people call that kind of a program a ‘chickenhawk’ and I think he falls into that category.” – speaking during an interview with CNN back in January.
7. “Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it’s the enemy of the minority and makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority?"- an excerpt in Dr. Paul’s 48-minute final farewell address back in November.
6. “Instead of seeing this as a continuation of an era of the 20th century that gave us so much debt and destruction and undermined our liberties and conditions today that are so dangerous, let us think that we are now moving into a new era, a new era where we are going to concentrate on liberty and freedom and property rights and peace. I believe that is the cause that we should lead and I thank you very much for being part of it.” – a speech delivered at a Ron Paul rally in Tampa, Florida before the Republican National Convention in August.
5. “Imagine if the political elites in our country were forced to endure the same conditions at the airport as business travelers, families, senior citizens, and the rest of us. Perhaps this problem could be quickly resolved if every cabinet secretary, every member of Congress, and every department head in the Obama administration were forced to submit to the same degrading screening process as the people who pay their salaries.” – an address to the House of Representatives in January when he reintroduced the “American Traveler Dignity Act.”
4. “Government in a free society should have no authority to meddle in social activities or the economic transactions of individuals. Nor should government meddle in the affairs of other nations. All things peaceful, even when controversial, should be permitted.” – an excerpt in Dr. Paul’s 48-minute final farewell address back in November.
3. “If it’s not accepted that big government, fiat money, ignoring liberty, central economic planning, welfarism and warfarism caused our crisis, we can expect a continuous and dangerous march toward corporatism and even fascism with even more loss of our liberties." – another excerpt in Dr. Paul’s 48-minute final farewell address back in November.
2. “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?” – a response given at a January Republican debate in South Carolina, which, for some odd reason, was booed by the majority of the crowd (individuals booing the golden rule! Wow).
1. “Peace is better than war. Free markets are better than socialism. Balanced budgets are better than spending. Why do we lose this argument? It seems like it’s so attractive.” – part of a speech delivered at the Utah Valley University in October.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
More about Ron paul, Quotes, 2012, Election 2012, Libertarian
More news from
Latest News
Top News