85 responses to “Ron Paul: The Founding Fathers Were Libertarians”

  1. Apsu88

    May Ron Paul live forever!

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  2. 1shabuti1

    I get it. FED OUT OF OUR LIVES!! The market and your state should pass the laws to deal with their particular situation and always by the vote of the people never violating the Constitution. We take responsibility for our freedoms and live life based on reality not a paper promise from a gang of crooks called the Federal Reserve. It is AMAZING to realize that we do not need a federal government with so much power.. it only leads to wars and greed.

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  3. rougeliter

    As I understand it, Colmes and Paul are getting at the fact that it's the business and/or property owner's right to say who can and who cannot patronize their business or enter their property. Choosing to allow or disallow anyone to patronize their business comes with consequences; As Paul stated "That would be stupid. Isn't that stupid business?" But as he lightly touched on, it's the proprietor's prerogative to make that choice, stupid or not. That's freedom. The power to choose.

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  4. Firebirrd85

    Years from now there will be a statue built of Ron Paul (just like the abraham lincoln statue). Another one of the greats.

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  5. d0861

    God damn, I love this man... Dr. Paul, not Colmes.

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  6. jlailman

    What about a store that has a sign saying "No Shoes No Shirt No Service"...is that a discriminatory policy towards the barefoot and shirtless. How dumb. Like Dr. Paul said, we have important issues of the day that deserve our attention, not issues that have been settled for over 40 years.

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  7. JackOffVille

    Great point about the Founding Fathers being Libertarians!

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  8. ThinkMink15

    I think the best response to these media questions I've heard is when Rand Paul said something to the effect of: Part of ensuring freedom is allowing abhorrent speech and opinions. Couple that with the stance that government may step in when things raise to a point where physical harm is a threat and I believe this assault on Rand Paul's character can become a teaching lesson in role of government

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  9. harveybirdmannequin

    Private businesses must have the freedom to do business as well as the freedom to not do business. Gov't has no right telling you to conduct business with anyone. Whether it's forcing you to buy health care or to service someone that you think will cause problems for your business long term. It has nothing to do with racism. Let's say a business doesn't serve blacks. Well that business is not going to make as much money as a business that doesn't discriminate. It's the racist owner's loss.

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  10. mx3g02

    how come alot of poeple hate on libertarians??

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  11. MrSleeps

    Ron paul is the man out for true liberity and limited goverment. let see if we can get him enough support to get him to run in 2012

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  12. kardentyrell

    Liberty is an ideal that brings people together, from any background, any race.

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  13. enuvune

    ron paul is adorable. :3

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  14. mrbasil0

    Ron seems to be a much more experienced speaker than his son, nevertheless I support both just as much.

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  15. mycatisamoron

    What channel is Alan Colmes' show on?

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  16. steeldawn71

    Ron Paul 2012!

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  17. iFreedom4ever

    Ron does a better job of explaining the issue than Rand does. Rand should learn a lesson from this nonsense. Father knows best.

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  18. exaurius

    Ron Paul OWNS once more. That should shut up anyone calling him or his son a racist, hah!

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  19. numba1stunna4269

    Awesome!

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  20. ElectroPaganAnon

    Ron, keep doing what you're doing!

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  21. BrerRabbitBDA

    You know, I generally like Ron Paul and I can live with some of his stances that I disagree with. But this statement that the founding fathers were libertarians is rather silly. Frankly, I think the founding fathers would have been DISGUSTED with the philosophy of Ayn Rand and you cant really discuss libertarianism and not address Ayn Rand - her followers are keystones to libertarianism today.

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  22. principles101

    Let's hope the American people are smart enough to see through these media whore pundits and their agenda. There will be more to come and in heavier doses as November approaches. Trey Grayson's army of corporate moguls is still lurking.

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  23. TOWIFELGA

    Monopoly Corporatism thru Government control creates social and economic problems.

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  24. BOBSMOKETV

    Ron you are the man!

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  25. AmericanBNPfriends

    I agree with Ron, they are just bringing up an issue that has been settled for his entire life. its a non-issue, they already passed the bill.

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  26. catholicforever

    Ron Paul, my hero. To me, he's like the "George Washington," of our time.

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  27. BloodiCheeseCake

    I hope any business that practices racism will be put out of business immediately from boycotts and protests but not because of law.

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  28. joesub

    Freedom is the answer! Not government dictating speech, associations and morals. Regardless of how good the intentions, using government to oppress speech, force associations or dictate morals is wrong and is oppression. It sets bad precedent to control your lives, another step down the slippery slope. Oppression for good intentions is still wrong. No business today could survive if it implemented segregation. We speaking out, persuading and using our personal choices is what defeats racism.

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  29. Bigturns33

    ofcourse. All abolitionist movements in semi free society's went out without the help of government. Government just put the nail in the coffin so to speak. Not only that this is the basis for the free market.

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  30. Johnhoulgate

    Where's the end of this interview? Colmes was firing up a question about Don't Ask-Don't Tell, then the video ran out of time.

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  31. kardentyrell

    Indeed well said Ron Paul

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  32. PressForFreedom

    Fair interviewer.

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  33. wackassegyption

    I love where you cut it off haha

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  34. valmorgan

    Ron and his son Rand are heros of our time.

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  35. BetweenRedSuspenders

    Ron Pauls logic is undeniable,

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