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Voluntaryist
Voluntaryist

For the statists of all parties, or for those who want none:
Eliminating parties wont stop cozy deals or infighting. People under any circumstance will make friends and enemies, its true of your office and its true of your leaders. The problem isnt that they represent a party, the problem is that they represent a whole not an individual. Abolishing non-voluntary or coercive systems of governance is the only way to break the chains statism has left on our society. The market and the third sector will do fine without institutionalized bullies telling us where to go.

ernesto
ernesto

Yeah,Dr Ron Paul is correct.and you junkies out there who dont like the idea of small government then dont be surprise of mr Obama and all the Statist out there.

james ruhnke
james ruhnke

This is just another approach aimed at a spoke in a wheel. Why not aim at the hub? Our problems, all of them, are caused by having two political parties that have a conflict of interest. They vote for what is best for the party instead of what is best for America. Vested interests and lobbyists control our political parties thru donations, kickbacks and outright bribery. Remove the organized political groupings and restore individuality to our representatives and they will return to representing us instead of themselves.

Ross Man
Ross Man

The problem is governments all around the world have taken on way to much responisiblity for the people, which over time has ran up a pretty lofty bill (1 billion here 1 billion there, adds up). Over time people have elected to stop thinking and ask there government officials to lend a hand in runing there lives, eventally those same non thinkers got elected and started to ask lobby groups to lend a hand with the thinking. The rest is history. The people first needs to elect thinkers then start, then get the government to cutting spending / responisiblities. If you we let the current governments do the cutting it likely will not work out to well.

Dfens
Dfens

"[W]e wouldn’t have this discussion if we had just followed the law. Our law prohibits torture, as well as international law."

Wow, who knew Ron Paul was such a supporter of international law? Of course, he lies about our laws prohibiting torture. There are no laws of this sort regarding treatment of foreign national prisoners. I see real commitment to principal here. GET US OUT OF THE UN. GET US OUT OF THE WTO. GET US OUT OF NAFTA. But let other nations tell us what it is ok for us to do in a war.

He sounds just like a politician on what he'd "cut" too. We closed bases all over the US and that didn't reduce defense spending by one thin dime. Now he tells us that if we close our overseas bases we will suddenly see a windfall decrease in our defense spending? That's a bunch of crap!

Look at where the money's going and cut it there if you want to cut defense. All the money is going to government contractors. It took 25 years to develop the F-22 when it only took 12 to develop the equally stealthy and much larger B-2 and it only took 5 years to develop the F-14, F-15, F-16, and F-18 that are still the backbone of our fleet. Gee, could there be a problem there? We used to have a 700 ship Navy, now we can't keep 300 ships afloat. Could there be a problem there?

How about we stop paying contractors profit on development? We started doing this under Clinton and Gingrich in '92 and development times (oh surprise) have been dragging out ever since. Coincidence?

Thomas Blow
Thomas Blow

That web site for those of you also on this board is www.libertymusical.com.

Thomas Blow
Thomas Blow

Ron Paul,

Thank you for the opportunity to read your book. I am inviting you to read the libretto to Liberty, which is the story of the Statue, you may read it on my web site.

John
John

I've ben preaching that for years. Get rid of the political parties, the base of our problems.

John
John

I fairly sure Paul agrees with you on that as he always no industrial-military complexes.

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