210 responses to “Ron Paul and Ralph Nader: A Libertarian-Progressive Alliance?”

  1. folladordeprostis

    but regulated by state is better than not regulated at all?

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  2. becij13

    oh yeah and a progressive libertarian philosophy is awesome! principled people by nature unlike all the big government big spending war loving foneys!

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  3. folladordeprostis

    Usa needs a 3rd party

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  4. foxtrot1162

    were with you president elect Paul

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  5. foxtrot1162

    Ron Paul is going to save us all when he gets elected as our next president. he is the one to give our freedom and government back to the people where it belongs

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  6. goingplaces11

    We, as the people, have invested a lot of money in the government. the government therefore carries a lot of responsibility. As opposed to scrutinizing only the private sector, I feel that the government really needs a large, overdue audit. It’s basically a large and inconsistently regulated corporation. It’s a joke now. As the people, we should be able to demand and expect that the government run like a well-oiled machine instead of this lazy mammoth.

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  7. goingplaces11

    We, as the people, have invested a lot of money in the government. the government therefore carries a lot of responsibility. As opposed to scrutinizing only the private sector, I feel that the government really needs a large, overdue audit. It’s basically a large and inconsistently regulated corporation. It’s a joke now. As the people, we should be able to demand and expect that the government run like a well-oiled machine instead of this lazy mammouth.

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  8. luizcadu

    Is Nader favorable to ending the FED like Paul, or he simply wants it regulated by the State?

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  9. matteo132000

    3 very good men right here! Ron Paul 2012

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  10. hatemorethanyou999

    Wow! Two adults agreeing to agree and disagree–you don’t see this everyday anymore.

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  11. hatemorethanyou999

    Paul-Nader 2012!

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  12. TheCrookedTimber

    No one should by fooled by this segment into thinking that a Nader presidency and a Paul presidency would produce the same kind of government or nation. Nader would lead us down the path of European democratic socialism, the sort of which is now collapsing and imploding in Europe. He would lead us to ruin! Ron Paul, by contrast, would restore Constitutional government, unleash the economy, end the Fed, protect individual rights, and establish a foreign policy rooted in peace and diplomacy.

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  13. TheCrookedTimber

    I’m all for coalitions as well, but they only go so far. They both mention their opposition to corporatism, which is fine, but how they would each go about ending it is in completely opposing ways. Nader wants more government bureaucracy, more regulation, more interference into the economy — i.e., more of the bullshit that got us into this mess. Of the two, only Ron Paul understand that the real solution is free markets and less government, which is exactly what corporations do not want.

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  14. robotson

    i’m really into the idea of coalitions beyond the ruling elite’s idea of what constitutes a political spectrum in US society.

    but i don’t think cell phones and tv’s that get cheaper for poor people is because the free market is always right, it’s because of globalist imperial capitalism that poor people can have the cheap consumer electronics. unless you can figure out a way to train doctors in overseas sweatshops i don’t get how making health care a product makes it more accessible.

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  15. debtbully3

    We will not pay your debt!Bankers in prison!

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  16. Yabuturtle

    I wonder what it’d be like if Ralph Nader and Ron Paul ran against each other instead. I find it much more interesting to see 2 intelligent logical people debating on certain issues. It’d be cool if Ron got the Republican nomination and Ralph got a nomination too. That way I can be reassured that no matter who wins, America wins, although to be honest I agree with Ron more than Ralph, but Ralph is pretty smart and not corrupt either.

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  17. pillotalk

    Holy shit, they couldn’t be farther apart on SO MANY issues. Ron Paul is the most terrifying person because people whom I would otherwise think are liberals are totally enamored with him and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. He’s prolife, anti-immigration, anti-union, pro-corporations, anti-regulation, pro-gun, anti-education, he would allow energy corporations rape the earth and poison the land with only individuals allowed to sue after the damage has been done, one individual vs corp

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  18. WE THE PEOPLE

    Great interview!
    I’m hearing Ron Paul talk more about corporatism.
    And Ron is right, a good coalition that could harness a lot of political populist energy is a conservative-libertarian-progressive coalition.
    I think that Ron Paul could make that happen.
    He’s an outsider in Washington and that strikes a chord with a lot of pissed off voters from both sides that have been kicked to the curb post-election.
    He should take a populist position that he agrees with and pound it every day. People will respond!
    This cat ain’t a typical politician. He thinks for himself and he actually cares!
    In this upcoming election that will endear him to a lot of voters! Go Ron Paul!!!

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  19. einLesenderArbeiter

    Paul/Nader 2012!

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  20. thomascapital

    Proof that Ron Paul you nut job libertarians are PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS and the ENEMY of our Founding Principles……………Ron Paul will be elected to POTUS when I become the Pope!

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  21. thomascapital

    Proof that Ron Paul you nut job libertarians are PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS and the ENEMY of our Founding Principles……………Ron Paul will be elected to POTUS when I become the Pope!

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  22. Steve

    This video brings out a good point that both ends justify the removal of fascist crony capitalism but the end game is entirely different. Where as Nader wants more of the same by moving the Fed into a full public entity and having a Cuban style single payer nightmare, Libertarians want free enterprise not inhibited by the FDA or big pharma to take care of healthcare and specie based free market banking. These two objectives are 100% diametrically opposed to each other in terms of their end game goals.

    Your enemy’s enemy isn’t always your friend :D.

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    1. WE THE PEOPLE

      I agree with Steve.
      Paul/Nader is not a workable ticket. I subscribe to a lot of Ralph Nader’s ideas.
      These guys want some of the same things but are worlds apart on how to get there. There’s a huge gulf between their ideologies.

      A chance to elect a Ron Paul doesn’t come around often.
      He’s not one of these interchangeable,drone candidates each party packages and shines up every 4 years.

      Sometimes in politics you overlook minor differences of opinion and work together to “slay the dragon”. This is one of those times where voters could rally and shake up the status quo.

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  23. billingtonmarc25

    Ron Paul exposes Michael Moore’s biggest lie; that capitalism is what today’s governments have. It’s corporatism!

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  24. billingtonmarc25

    Ron Paul exposes Michael Moore’s biggest lie; that capitalism is what today’s governments have. It’s corporatism!

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  25. SmartGuy4today

    Rather than seeking to understand where each of us is getting our information from and stressing the potential importance we observe and can relate towards, we instead continue to dispute one another and this is why it may be so difficult for you to see or understand any vitality in the Federal Reserve, Social Security, or Medicare. It may also explain why others don’t see where you are coming from and why they disagree with you. The best solution would be to forget who you’re and act as another

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  26. SmartGuy4today

    You may not see the Federal Reserve as being vital, but we fail always to realize the difference of people as individual and that what one person deems to be vital may not be seen vital to another person such as having Social Security or Medicare. A lot of us think both are very vital, but there are people who not. And this because we disagree on policies due to the differences in our beliefs. Rather than seeking to see eye to eye in understanding each other, we confuse the issues in vitality.

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  27. SmartGuy4today

    The Federal Reserve that you Libertarians or Ron Paulites dislike so much came out of the same necessity of extraterritorial measures of government as that of the Supreme Court’s ability of Judicial Review, which is not written in the constitution, but nonetheless a vital component which in turn because it is not written in the constitution and still vital enough to keep without being written in the constitution, that it had legitimize other such crap like the Federal Reserve.

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  28. SmartGuy4today

    What Marbury v. Madison did was that it legitimize the government to behave outside of the defined literature of the constitution as it is not stated in the constitution that the supreme court will have the power to have official, legitimate, and undisputed clarification over the interpretation of the constitution.

    If it was written in there, then this wouldn’t have been so much of a problem. But because it wasn’t written in there and believed to be so vital, it allowed other such crap. Okay?

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  29. SmartGuy4today

    Well you guys who aren’t affiliated with the mainstream of either political party aren’t going to have an actual voice the decision making of this country without proportional representation. It is what proportional representation is. True it has its faults, but it is not like you guys have an actual voice in current system. LOL!

    Also, the corruption in our government began in 1803 with Marbury v. Madison, although it could be argued before then with John Adam’s scandals.

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  30. SmartGuy4today

    What is wrong with the United States Government?

    It is not structured to effectively govern, thereby it has to perform unorthodox acts in order to be a government? This allows corruption and overuse of political power, which is what you Libertarians and Anarchists complain so heavily about.

    A quick fix is to change the constitution, create a true nation to encompass this country (which requires our own language), and get some form of proportional representation for the legislature.

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  31. GreenParty2012

    Hmm, Ive been trying to figure out all the potential runnings. Would Nader and Paul even run together? If Paul were to win, would he appoint Nader to a major position? Would Nader even want to run with him? What if Ventura runs? I hope Paul reciprocates, if he wins, by opening up the electoral system to allow third parties for more victories. Don’t let the American people down, Paul. Remember, Nader has won third place the last three elections.

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    1. Steve

      I’m sure it is as good as Canada’s, Cuba’s, and England’s so not thanks. The Hippocratic oath takes care of everyone poor and rich without insurance in the US. We have the best system of heatlhcare but it also happens to be the most overly expensive because of trial lawyers and big pharma plus the FDA. Our biggest issue are those three entities I described in my last sentence and the fact natural remedies are ignored in favor of high profit drugs. Stop allowing drug companies to profit off pill patents and find away to make the FDA more independent and accountable. That will take care of that.

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  32. numbersvsalphabet

    Ron Paul is wrong regarding healthcare. I Denmark we use 9% of GDP on healthcare, and we have the system Ralph Nader is advocating. For years the US has been hovering around 15% of GDP to pay for a private healthcare system. The government can take care of thing without turning them to dust, it just depends on WHO is in the government. Otherwise, I agree with Paul on most issues, and see him as a no-brainer for a presiden who doesnt just want to kill people.

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  33. wunderbeast

    i’d like to see ron paul and ralph nader debate their disagreements more. i’m more aligned with dr. paul but i’m willing to hear nader out, since he seems honest.

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  34. TheCIAsucks

    Ron Paul & Ralph Nader 2012

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  35. Trisha

    Most progressives agree with Ron Paul 80% of the time, but the current health care system dose not work, exceot to make corporations profitable. My grandfather paid all his life for his medical insurance, many many years. Then when he went to use it, they denied him and left him for dead. The VA health care system is about the most cost effective (and best in this country) health insurance around, yes a government program that really works. We should at least give people the option to buy into a program like this, it really works, for people that can get it. Let the privatized system stay in place all they want.

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    1. Steve

      The VA heatlh care system sucks. I have a friend of mine who’s wife is on it and she couldn’t find a doctor in three hundred miles to take care of her cancer treatments! They had move up half a state to get the treatment she needed!

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