“It is great comedy to hear the secular, pro-gay left, so hostile to states’ rights in virtually every instance, suddenly discover the tyranny of centralized government. The newly minted protectors of local rule find themselves demanding: “Why should Washington dictate marriage standards for Massachusetts and California? Let the people of those states decide for themselves.” This is precisely the argument conservatives and libertarians have been making for decades! Why should Washington dictate education, abortion, environment, and labor rules to the states? The American people hold widely diverse views on virtually all political matters, and the Founders wanted the various state governments to most accurately reflect those views. This is the significance of the 10th Amendment, which the left in particular has abused for decades.”—Ron Paul (via savasana)
“We did have an exceptional nation at one time. We had an exceptional constitution, we were exceptionally wealthy, exceptional with our freedoms… but this idea that we’re so exceptional that we can use force and intimidation and bombs and spread our so called ‘goodness’… it eliminates all our ‘goodness’ if we believe that we have the authority to go overseas and tell people how to live. It doesn’t work.”—Ron Paul, 2012 (via damagedxjustice)
“And yet even among the friends of liberty, many people are deceived into believing that government can make them safe from all harm, provide fairly distributed economic security, and improve individual moral behavior. If the government is granted a monopoly on the use of force to achieve these goals, history shows that power is always abused. Every single time.”—Ron Paul (via ronpaulrevolution)
“The Bill of Rights has no exemptions for “really bad people” or terrorists or even non-citizens. It is a key check on government power against any person. That is not a weakness in our legal system; it is the very strength of our legal system. The NDAA attempts to justify abridging the bill of rights on the theory that rights are suspended in a time of war, and the entire Unites States is a battlefield in the War on Terror. This is a very dangerous development indeed.”—Ron Paul (via ronpaulrevolution)
Shortly before 3 p.m., they arrived at the White House, presented colors, and turned their backs. Dozens of military veterans who support Ron Paul’s presidential campaign rallied in D.C. today, answering a call by the libertarian pundit/Iraq War veteran Adam Kokesh to prove that Paul is the “choice of the troops.”
The idea that America is in trouble and needs saving is nothing new. Liberals have thought this for sometime and have continuously sought salvation by growing government. Conservatives have argued that what America needs saving from is liberals and their destructive policies. Yet the Republican Party has been equally as complicit in expanding government as the Democratic Party. This is what Rick Santorum says about Mitt Romney’s big government policies. It’s what Romney says about Santorum’s big government policies. And both men are right. The difference between both men and Obama is one of margin, not method. Romney and Santorum simply think they can do a better job of managing big government than Obama. Only Paul actually wants to dismantle big government.
This is of particular importance because the rising generation now demands that the politics of old be challenged. As the media continues to concentrate on the GOP horse race amongst candidates who represent the same establishment consensus, it is Paul who is playing to packed houses at every stop and who continues to attract the masses based purely on the power of his ideas rooted in the American founding.