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Ron Paul Sayings: History has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians History has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians which are rarely if ever fulfilled.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Is it any more moral to dilute the value of the purchasing power of the Is it any more moral to dilute the value of the purchasing power of the money you hold in your wallet than it is for the farmer to dilute the milk supply with water?
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Ron Paul Sayings: Every country ended slavery without civil war; US could have. Every country ended slavery without civil war; US could have.
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Ron Paul Sayings: I lean toward a flat tax. But I want to make it real flat, like I lean toward a flat tax. But I want to make it real flat, like ZERO.
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Ron Paul Sayings: There is no such thing as a hate crime. There is no such thing as a hate crime.
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Ron Paul Sayings: No matter how many pro-freedom politicians we elect to office, the only way to guarantee No matter how many pro-freedom politicians we elect to office, the only way to guarantee constitutional government is through an educated and activist public devoted to the ideals of liberty.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Government should never be able to do anything you can't do. If you can't steal 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.
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Ron Paul Sayings: If people are smokers, don't they have to pay more? Sometimes, you get your insurance If people are smokers, don't they have to pay more? Sometimes, you get your insurance cheaper if you are a nonsmoker. So, let the markets sort this out and insurance sort it out, but not having dictates by the government saying thou, you must do this and your behavior doesn't matter, you know?
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Ron Paul Sayings: Outsourcing is a reflection of a bad economic environment domestically. If you fix that, you Outsourcing is a reflection of a bad economic environment domestically. If you fix that, you fix outsourcing. Our primary export is paper money, and that should change if you change the monetary policy.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Nothing good can come from the Federal Reserve. It is the biggest taxer of them Nothing good can come from the Federal Reserve. It is the biggest taxer of them all. Diluting the value of the dollar by increasing its supply is a vicious, sinister tax on the poor and middle class.
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Ron Paul Sayings: There is no reason, in a free society, that farmers shouldn't be allowed to raise There is no reason, in a free society, that farmers shouldn't be allowed to raise hemp. Hemp is a good product.
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Ron Paul Sayings: We don't think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of We don't think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That's true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.
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Ron Paul Sayings: I have my shortcomings. But the message, it has no shortcomings. The message of Liberty I have my shortcomings. But the message, it has no shortcomings. The message of Liberty is what America is all about.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Even if you don't like guns and don't want to own them, you benefit from Even if you don't like guns and don't want to own them, you benefit from those who do.
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Ron Paul Sayings: The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the 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.
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Ron Paul Sayings: They ask me if I'm going to quit. I thought we were just getting started. 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.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to 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.
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Ron Paul Sayings: It's a mistake to think that poor people get the benefit from the welfare system. It's a mistake to think that poor people get the benefit from the welfare system. It's a total fraud. Most welfare go to the rich of this country: the military-industrial complex, the bankers, the foreign dictators, it's totally out of control.
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Ron Paul Sayings: We don't need any troops abroad-they don't help our defense. We don't need any troops abroad-they don't help our defense.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Though all dictators endorse the same principle of government aggression to suppress people's liberty, some Though all dictators endorse the same principle of government aggression to suppress people's liberty, some dictators are harder to detect than others. A slick neocon can seem virtuous compared to a Hitler, yet still endorse invasion and the slaughter of innocent people.
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Ron Paul Sayings: We now have a president who draws up kill lists of those individuals he believes We now have a president who draws up kill lists of those individuals he believes should be assassinated - and the killings are carried out around the world by drones and other means. Snowden's life is endangered but much less so now that public opinion has swung in his favor. But that's a far cry from believing it's safe for him to return to United States or that he would have a fair trial in America. Sadly, truth comes with great cost and risk. The more authoritarian the government, the greater its hostility toward truth telling.
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Ron Paul Sayings: Government does not create resources when it taxes people and prints money; it merely redistributes Government does not create resources when it taxes people and prints money; it merely redistributes the wealth.
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Ron Paul Sayings: The system that existed in Germany at that time tragically prevented the people from protecting The system that existed in Germany at that time tragically prevented the people from protecting themselves from tyrannical government. This is a system many people vehemently want to impose in America.
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Ron Paul Sayings: The last line of defense in support of freedom and the Constitution consists of the The last line of defense in support of freedom and the Constitution consists of the people themselves. If the people want to be free, if they want to lift themselves out from underneath a state apparatus that threatens their liberties, squanders their resources on needless wars, destroys the value of the dollar, and spews forth endless propaganda about how indispensable it is and how lost we would all be without it, there is no force that can stop them.
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Ron Paul Sayings: As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the 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.
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Ron Paul Sayings: The people, who far outnumber the would-be dictators, can succeed in a worldwide revolution that The people, who far outnumber the would-be dictators, can succeed in a worldwide revolution that fully deprives the dictators of their power. But, any revolt must not lead to just changing the name of the authoritarian system or the political parties in the system. Instead, the revolt must be based on rejecting the trust in government doing the things that only the people can and should do for themselves. This revolt will probably come in stages - in bits and pieces - and be different in the various countries of the world.
Ron Paul Sayings: We have to restore confidence that the marketplace can deliver services as well as it We have to restore confidence that the marketplace can deliver services as well as it can goods.
Ron Paul Sayings: What is not conservative about saying, 'Don't go to war unless we go to war 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?'
Ron Paul Sayings: Amend Constitution to remove aliens' birthright citizenship. Amend Constitution to remove aliens' birthright citizenship.
Ron Paul Sayings: But, no matter how big or small dictators are, they all accept 100 percent the But, no matter how big or small dictators are, they all accept 100 percent the principle that granting government authority to manipulate our lives and control our property is legitimate and morally acceptable.
Ron Paul Sayings: I think the policy makers like the idea of being the boss. I mean people I think the policy makers like the idea of being the boss. I mean people who like to boss other people around like to go into politics so they can become the boss.
Ron Paul Sayings: Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.
Ron Paul Sayings: I believe individuals have a right to life and liberty and that physical aggression should I believe individuals have a right to life and liberty and that physical aggression should be used only defensively. We should respect each other as rational beings by trying to achieve our goals through reason and persuasion rather than threats and coercion. That, and not a desire for "economic efficiency," is the primary moral reason for opposing government intrusions into our lives: government is force, not reason. People
Ron Paul Sayings: If you give up on your principles I don't think that's being pragmatic ... Doing If you give up on your principles I don't think that's being pragmatic ... Doing the wrong thing, even partially, isn't being practical ... if you have the right ideas and are forceful enough ... I think you can get the support you need.
Ron Paul Sayings: Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong.
Ron Paul Sayings: It's not part of our Constitution to assume that we are the world's policemen. It's not part of our Constitution to assume that we are the world's policemen.
Ron Paul Sayings: Al-Awlaki was born here, he is an American citizen. He was never tried or charged Al-Awlaki was born here, he is an American citizen. He was never tried or charged for any crimes. No one knows if he killed anybody. We know he might have been associated with the underwear bomber. But if the American people accept this blindly and casually that we now have an accepted practice of the president assassinating people who he thinks are bad guys, I think it's sad.
Ron Paul Sayings: Liberty built civilization. It can rebuild civilization. Liberty built civilization. It can rebuild civilization.
Ron Paul Sayings: Close Dept. of Education, but don't dismantle public schools. Close Dept. of Education, but don't dismantle public schools.
Ron Paul Sayings: Who's married and who isn't married. I have my standards but I shouldn't have to Who's married and who isn't married. I have my standards but I shouldn't have to impose my standards on others. Other people have their standards and they have no right to impose their marriage standards on me.
Ron Paul Sayings: Remember, politicians get votes by promising everything to everyone, always at the expense of some Remember, politicians get votes by promising everything to everyone, always at the expense of some other invisible taxpayers.
Ron Paul Sayings: I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s, before we had any 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country.
Ron Paul Sayings: If you drink too much, you go out and you harm to somebody, you have 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: The concept of equal pay for equal work is not only an impossible task, it The concept of equal pay for equal work is not only an impossible task, it can only be accomplished with the total rejection of the idea of the voluntary contract. The idea that a businessman must hire anyone and is prevented from firing anyone for any reason he chooses, and in the name of rights, is a clear indication that the basic concept of a free society has been lost.
Ron Paul Sayings: I'm convinced that you never have to give up liberties to be safe. I think I'm convinced that you never have to give up liberties to be safe. I think you're less safe when you give up your liberties.
Ron Paul Sayings: If you're really serious about protecting people's incomes, you've got to consider how you're going If you're really serious about protecting people's incomes, you've got to consider how you're going to protect the dollar. If you don't have the dollar maintaining its value, no matter where you put the money you're not going to have any value.
Ron Paul Sayings: There's a a right to privacy for all individuals and all who have legal rights There's a a right to privacy for all individuals and all who have legal rights - and that includes the unborn. As an obstetrician, if I cause any harm to a fetus, I will be sued. If someone kills or harms a fetus they're liable in a court of law.
Ron Paul Sayings: Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action.
Ron Paul Sayings: I have some help on tweeting. I have some help on tweeting.
Ron Paul Sayings: If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.
Ron Paul Sayings: The freer the market is and the more respect you have for private property, the The freer the market is and the more respect you have for private property, the better the environment is protected.
Ron Paul Sayings: Politicians throughout history have tried to solve every problem conceivable to man, always failing to Politicians throughout history have tried to solve every problem conceivable to man, always failing to recognize that many of the problems we face result from previous so-called political solutions. Government cannot be the answer to every human ill. Continuing to view more government as the solution to problems will only make matters worse.
Ron Paul Sayings: No wonder frustrated Americans have begun referring to our two parties as the Republicrats. And No wonder frustrated Americans have begun referring to our two parties as the Republicrats. And no wonder the news networks would rather focus on $400 haircuts than matters of substance. There are no matters of substance.
Ron Paul Sayings: When it comes to the environment and global warming from emissions, it has to be When it comes to the environment and global warming from emissions, it has to be dealt with in one of two ways - preemptive regulations, which I don't agree with, or with private property principles. Nobody has the right to pollute their neighbors' air or water or land.
Ron Paul Sayings: Everybody complains about pork, but members of Congress keep spending because voters do not throw Everybody complains about pork, but members of Congress keep spending because voters do not throw them out of office for doing so. The rotten system in Congress will change only when the American people change their beliefs about the proper role of government in our society. 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. We must reject unlimited government and reassert the constitutional rule of law if we hope to halt the spending orgy.
Ron Paul Sayings: Prohibiting guns on campus made the Virginia Tech students less safe, not more. Prohibiting guns on campus made the Virginia Tech students less safe, not more.
Ron Paul Sayings: Welfarism and excessive spending and deficits and socialism divide us, because everybody has to go Welfarism and excessive spending and deficits and socialism divide us, because everybody has to go to Washington. Those who have the biggest clout, whose who are the best lobbyists, those who go and they grab. And whether it's the medical industrial complex, or the banking industry, or the military industrial complex, that's who ends up controlling our government.
Ron Paul Sayings: H. L. Mencken said, The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front H. L. Mencken said, The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
Ron Paul Sayings: I take my marching orders from the Constitution. I take my marching orders from the Constitution.
Ron Paul Sayings: Is tragic to see the wounded being used as political props. This must be done Is tragic to see the wounded being used as political props. This must be done to satisfy the subconscious guilt of those who supported the war and are morally responsible for all the suffering. Without this, the promoters and instigators of aggressive wars would experience the guilt that would come with facing the truth. Few ever admit their errors in judgment nor lament their actions that brought death, destruction, and heartache.
Ron Paul Sayings: It is often believed that, as long as we're the economic powerhouse of the world It is often believed that, as long as we're the economic powerhouse of the world and have a huge military advantage, we can control the world by "owning" international organizations like the United Nations, NATO, the IMF, and the World Bank. These international organizations may also be used as a means to get around congressional oversight and restrictions that Congress and the people might prefer. To a degree, that control has been achieved. But now that the US is the largest debtor nation in the world and in all history, the days of military and economic supremacy are numbered, as are the days of dollar hegemony.
Ron Paul Sayings: De Tocqueville admired the extreme skill with which the inhabitants of the United States succeed De Tocqueville admired the extreme skill with which the inhabitants of the United States succeed in proposing a common object to the exertions of a great many men, and in getting them voluntarily to pursue it.
Ron Paul Sayings: When the goal of political action is no longer the defense of liberty, no word When the goal of political action is no longer the defense of liberty, no word other than demagoguery can describe the despicable nature of politics.
Ron Paul Sayings: The Federal Reserve and Congress have systematically taught the American people to trust the government The Federal Reserve and Congress have systematically taught the American people to trust the government and that caution in spending is harmful to the economy.
Ron Paul Sayings: Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession.
Ron Paul Sayings: The president and other government officials denounce school violence, yet still advocate for endless undeclared The president and other government officials denounce school violence, yet still advocate for endless undeclared wars abroad and easy abortion at home. U.S. drone strikes kill thousands, but nobody in America holds vigils or devotes much news coverage to those victims, many of which are children, albeit, of a different color.
Ron Paul Sayings: The theory of the IRS is rather repugnant to me because the assumption is made The theory of the IRS is rather repugnant to me because the assumption is made that I, the government, owns 100% of your income and I permit you to keep 5%, 10% or 20%. You're vulnerable, you've sold out. The government can take 80% if they want, which they did at one time.
Ron Paul Sayings: We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects. We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects.
Ron Paul Sayings: Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: Unlike Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, I never voted to provide taxpayer funding to Planned Unlike Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, I never voted to provide taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood.
Ron Paul Sayings: The reality is that our military presence on foreign soil is as offensive to the The reality is that our military presence on foreign soil is as offensive to the people that live there as armed Chinese troops would be if they were stationed in Texas. We would not stand for it here, but we have had a globe-straddling empire and a very intrusive foreign policy for decades that incites a lot of hatred and resentment toward us.
Ron Paul Sayings: I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes, however, we hear 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: You can't have a healthy economy without sound money, which is why we're on the You can't have a healthy economy without sound money, which is why we're on the verge of very serious economic problem.
Ron Paul Sayings: As bank customers, we tend to believe that we can have both perfect security for 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: The role of the federal government is to protect our liberties. That means they should The role of the federal government is to protect our liberties. That means they should protect our religious liberties to do what we want; our intellectual liberty, but it also should protect our right to do to our body what we want, you know, what we take into our bodies.
Ron Paul Sayings: I am absolutely convinced, you never have to give up any of your freedoms in I am absolutely convinced, you never have to give up any of your freedoms in order to be secure.
Ron Paul Sayings: Spain has been massively diverting capital from the private sector into politically favored environmental projects Spain has been massively diverting capital from the private sector into politically favored environmental projects for the better part of a decade ... every green job created, eliminated 2.2 real jobs and cost around $800,000 each!
Ron Paul Sayings: We need to make sure that people can save all the money they spend on We need to make sure that people can save all the money they spend on medical care by getting it back from their taxes, by reducing their tax burden.
Ron Paul Sayings: We get our rights from our Creator as individuals. So every individual should be treated We get our rights from our Creator as individuals. So every individual should be treated the same way.
Ron Paul Sayings: It is a dangerous notion that we need a government to protect us from ourselves. It is a dangerous notion that we need a government to protect us from ourselves.
Ron Paul Sayings: Failure of government programs prompts more determined effort, while the loss of liberty is ignored Failure of government programs prompts more determined effort, while the loss of liberty is ignored or rationalized away ... whether is it is the war on poverty, drugs, terrorism ... or the current Hitler of the day, an appeal to patriotism is used to convince the people that a little sacrifice of liberty, here or there, is a small price to pay ... The results, though, are frightening and will soon become even more so.
Ron Paul Sayings: Sanctions are not diplomacy. They are a precursor to war and an embarrassment to a Sanctions are not diplomacy. They are a precursor to war and an embarrassment to a country that pays lip service to free trade.
Ron Paul Sayings: In addition to Eisenhower identifying the military-industrial complex, we now have the police-industrial complex, the In addition to Eisenhower identifying the military-industrial complex, we now have the police-industrial complex, the medical-industrial complex, the surveillance-industrial complex, and the media-industrial complex.
Ron Paul Sayings: Expect the rapidly expanding homeschool movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms Expect the rapidly expanding homeschool movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms needed to rebuild a free society with constitutional protections.
Ron Paul Sayings: I believe that Israel is one of our most important friends in the world. I believe that Israel is one of our most important friends in the world.
Ron Paul Sayings: Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense. Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.
Ron Paul Sayings: We have a lot of goodness in this country. And we should promote it, but 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: I see the Bush Doctrine as an American-style "enabling act," giving dictatorial powers to any I see the Bush Doctrine as an American-style "enabling act," giving dictatorial powers to any sitting president.
Ron Paul Sayings: Everyone who believes in freedom must work diligently for sound money, fully redeemable. Nothing else 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: What you are inferring is, If we were to legalise heroin tomorrow everybody would use 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained.
Ron Paul Sayings: The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self interest The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state.
Ron Paul Sayings: I'm an imperfect messenger, but the message is perfect. I'm an imperfect messenger, but the message is perfect.
Ron Paul Sayings: It is dissent from government policies which defines the true Patriot It is dissent from government policies which defines the true Patriot
Ron Paul Sayings: There's capital controls and there's people control. So every time you think of a fence 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: Prices are going up. Unemployment continues to go up. And we have not had the 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.
Ron Paul Sayings: Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection 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.