“Why haven’t we given up on the drug war since it’s an obvious failure and violates the people’s rights? Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?”
“Who are these people? Where were they when Paul was polling first in Iowa and given only 89 seconds to speak in the debate? Were they among those publicly shoeing outrage and boycotting the television networks? Were they standing up for Paul and the American people who were receiving biased coverage of important discussions? No. They did not publicly endorse Paul when it mattered and now they expect his endorsement? Get real.”
— A Ron Paul staffer, commenting on the Johnny-come-latelys running for Congress, seeking Paul’s approval.
“You have to remember: rights don’t come in groups. We shouldn’t have ‘gay rights’; rights come as individuals, and we wouldn’t have this major debate going on [if we understood that]. It would be behavior that would count, not what person belongs to what group.”
“I’ve tried the moral argument, I’ve tried the Constitutional arguments on these issues; they don’t go so well. So I don’t believe I’m going to get the conversion on the moral and the Constitutional arguments in the near future, but I tell you what: I’m going to win this argument on economic reasons. Just remember what happened to the Soviets—they left, not because we had to fight them, but because they bankrupted themselves, and we better wake up, because that is what we’re doing.”
I love reading articles like these. Just read the quotes by the experts; most are scared that Ron Paul will say something completely off-script at the convention, condemning curbing civil liberties or the egregious, unconstitutional actions of our military.
Ron Paul is the Republican Party’s worst nightmare.
And he’s the only one qualified enough to be president.