There is no doubt of Ron Paul’s influence on this generation of liberty minded folks. It’s still an unsettling time of war propaganda, crippling inflation, squashed civil liberties, and government growth despite all of his warnings.
We thought it would be good to remind everyone to focus on the voices that have been proven right instead of the ones who are catastrophically wrong.
In other words…
Here are a few Ron Paul quotes for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.
It's much more important to teach people to read, discuss and think for themselves than to elect politicians ~Ron Paul
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. ~Ron Paul
Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long. ~Ron Paul
It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking. ~Ron Paul
Failure of government programs prompts more determined effort, while the loss of liberty is ignored or rationalized away...whether is it is the war on poverty, drugs, terrorism...or the current Hitler of the day, an appeal to patriotism is used to convince the people that a little sacrifice of liberty, here or there, is a small price to pay...
The results, though, are frightening and will soon become even more so. ~Ron Paul
Today’s events are reminiscent of the Old Testament story of how the Israelites demanded a king over God’s objection. They believed that a king would give them peace and security. The results proved otherwise. ~Ron Paul
But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty. ~Ron Paul
When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies. ~Ron Paul
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong. ~Ron Paul