Ron Paul Quotes
Here is a collection of the best and most thought provoking quotes from Ron Paul, the Libertarian/Republican who held Congressional office for over two decades and ran for President three times (Ron Paul 1988, Ron Paul 2008 and Ron Paul 2012).
These quotes changed everything because they were powerful enough to start a revolution that continues today…
“Don’t steal, the government hates competition.” – Ron Paul
It’s this kind of honesty that catapulted Ron Paul to the top of Libertarian political circles.
“When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies.” – Ron Paul
Property rights are a huge issue in any free society. The most fundamental question is “Who owns you?”
Do you own your own body and do you have the right to make your own decisions with it, even if it means your own death? Or does the government know what is best and does it have the right to control your body?
Ron Paul says NO, the government has no right to your property, which includes your body, and thank God for that!
“I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don’t need a national ID card.” – Ron Paul
A government database of citizens may sound innocuous, but when governments turn bad (as they often do) what they can do with the information is truly terrifying.
All governments will argue how much more effective they can be with the data they want to collect, for whatever intended purpose, but the risks and consequences are too great to allow a government to do so. Over 200 million killed by their own governments in the last century alone is a testament to that fact.
“An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or government” – Ron Paul
The establishment media never understood that the revolution Ron Paul started would go on long after he retired from the political arena.
“I lean toward a flat tax. But I want to make it real flat, like zero.” – Ron Paul
The United States existed for over 100 years without an income tax, and it flourished. We must repeal the 16th amendment, restore property rights, so we can flourish once again.
“Liberty built civilization. It can rebuild civilization.” – Ron Paul
Statism is the disease and liberty is the cure. All we have to do to solve our nation’s problems is to look for and implement the ideas of liberty.
“Real patriotism is a willingness to criticize the government when it’s wrong.” – Ron Paul
Thomas Jefferson said that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Without criticism, after all, mistakes cannot be corrected.
This is why patriotism is so dangerous. Those that have been infected with a love for the state are less likely to criticize it even when it is clearly in the wrong and acting immorally.
“Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven’t had capitalism.” – Ron Paul
It’s true that we do not have capitalism in the United States. At the very root of our economy, which is our monetary policy, we’re driven and “planned” by the Federal Reserve banking cartel. A real free market would have competitive currencies (let the people use whatever money they want) and interest rates, which would naturally protect us from the highly destructive inflationary monetary systems in use today.
“The same foreign policy ‘experts’ who lied us into the Iraq war are now saying we must re-invade to deal with the disaster caused by their invasion!” – Ron Paul
If you listen to politicians speak long enough, you’ll notice a pattern in their thinking. They never take the blame, they are never at fault, it’s never that they didn’t do a good job. It’s always that we didn’t give them enough money for their goals, even when the evidence shows how wasteful they were with the money they were given.
“The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing. We need to turn the cameras on the police and on the government, not the other way around.” – Ron Paul
The government spies on us while reducing their own transparency. History proves that this is a recipe for disaster. The power to spy is the power to learn secrets that you can blackmail people with, bending them to our political will and corruption. Every tyrannical government in history had a spy program and little to no transparency. We’re almost there.
“It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.” – Ron Paul
“Sanctions do not work. They are precursors to war and usually lead to war.” – Ron Paul
“The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” – Ron Paul
“The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence, not skin color, gender, or ethnicity.” – Ron Paul
“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” – Ron Paul
“When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.” – Ron Paul
Thank you Ron Paul, for all you have done for liberty.
What we do in life echoes in eternity.
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