I’m sure by now regular readers are well aware that Texas Congressman Ron Paul is serving out his 12th -- and final -- term in the House of Representatives and will soon retire from public life. Somewhat unexpectedly, however, during his humble and moving final speech on the House floor a few days ago, I was surprised to hear him speak, among other things, about his “failure” to rein in the size and scope of government during his long and distinguished political career. To some extent this is undoubtedly true -- after all, the United States is headed straight...
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I like Ron Paul, but we don't owe him anything. In case anyone is wondering he hasn't really helped the situation. He fought the good fight? Not really. He was terribly successful in preventing Washingtonian power encroachment? Not really. Promoting Libertarian values in a Socialist, welfare country which is complete and utter suicide? Check. You can have libertarianism or you can have a welfare country. But you can't push libertarian philosophy before you get rid of the all of the safety nets. Now we have pot heads on welfare who will never get a job. Thanks.
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