Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.— Ron Paul
The most devotion Ron Paul quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
Truth is treason in the empire of lies.
What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests.
Demanding domestic security in times of war invites carelessness in preserving civil liberties and the right of privacy. Frequently the people are only too anxious for their freedoms to be sacrificed on the altar of authoritarianism thought to be necessary to remain safe and secure.
May future generations look back on our work and say that these men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion-makers, and the establishment, and saved their country.
Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country.
My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the US Government views you and me as the enemy.
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
I lean toward a flat tax. But I want to make it real flat, like ZERO.
I am convinced that there are more threats to American liberty within the 10-mile radius of my office on Capitol Hill than there are on the rest of the globe.
When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.
The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George... Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security.
It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.
The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state.
In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth.
In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people.
The current crisis reflects that their concerns were justified.
Speak up, speak often and don’t worry about those that at this point cannot understand as they can never un-hear what we tell them.
When the goal of political action is no longer the defense of liberty, no word other than demagoguery can describe the despicable nature of politics.
I want to just obey the Constitution.The Constitution says only gold and silver can be legal tender.
May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion-makers, and the establishment, and saved their country.
Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals.
Outsourcing is a reflection of a bad economic environment domestically.
If you fix that, you fix outsourcing. Our primary export is paper money, and that should change if you change the monetary policy.
Governments, whether they're dictatorships or democracies, reflect the people. When the people get fed up, they throw them out.
What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests?
1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.
There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty.
Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.
Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?
You can't have a healthy economy without sound money, which is why we're on the verge of very serious economic problem.
There is no such thing as a hate crime.
I wish I could say I was shocked at the reports the NSA is secretly spying on the private phone calls of millions of Verizon customers. However, this is a predictable result of a government that continues to erode our liberties while promising some glimmering hope of security.
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.
Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple.
Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
Congress remains in total denial as our liberties are rapidly fading before our eyes. The process is propelled by unwarranted fear and ignorance as to the true meaning of liberty. It is driven by economic myths, fallacies and irrational good intentions.
The constant refrain that bringing our troops home would demonstrate a lack of support for them must be one of the most amazing distortions ever foisted on the American public.
You don't have a right to a house, you don't have a right to a job, you don't have a right to medical care.
Unskilled and inexperienced workers are the ones most often deprived of employment opportunities by increases in the minimum wage.
War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.
We in the Congress have a moral and constitutional obligation to protect the value of the dollar and to understand why it is so important to the economy that a central bank not be given the unbelievable power of inflating a currency at will and pretending that it knows how to fine-tune an economy through this counterfeit system of money.
The catch-all phrase "the war on terrorism", in all honesty, has no more meaning than if one wants to wage a war against "criminal gangsterism". Terrorism is a tactic. You can't have a war against a tactic. It's deliberately vague and non-definable in order to justify and permit perpetual war anywhere and under any circumstance.
I'm an imperfect messenger, but the message is perfect.
There is but one special interest that we should be working for, and that would solve just about all of our problems, and that is our liberty.
There's a a right to privacy for all individuals and all who have legal rights - and that includes the unborn. As an obstetrician, if I cause any harm to a fetus, I will be sued. If someone kills or harms a fetus they're liable in a court of law.
What we need to do is not only live within our means, but start paying down the deficit, and offer an opportunity at least for the next generation to get out.
We need to make sure that people can save all the money they spend on medical care by getting it back from their taxes, by reducing their tax burden.
I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out the plain truth of things. The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people worldwide, is to pursue the cause of liberty. If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.
In a free society we're supposed to know the truth.
In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.
Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
The federal government cannot maintain a budget surplus any more than an alcoholic can leave a fresh bottle of whiskey untouched in the cupboard.
If you ever can bring about revolutionary changes, two things would be required: young people would have to be involved and you would need music.