Ron Paul, the Primaries, and the Republican Party

Ron Paul is something of a lightening rod, and he gets sneered at quite a bit, largely because he looks and sometimes talks like that crazy uncle one is simultaneously appalled at and entertained by at family events.  But here’s the thing – on a lot of things, and on some of the most important things, Ron Paul is right.  The Republican party needs more libertarian thinking because we need to dramatically shrink government.  Unless the Republican party can address that fundamental issue head on, it’s not going to be so different than Democrats.

Or, to quote Senator Jim DeMint:

“One of the things that’s hurt the so-called conservative alternative is saying negative things about Ron Paul,” DeMint told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. “I’d like to see a Republican Party that embraces a lot of the libertarian ideas…

“You don’t have to agree with everything he’s saying, but if the other candidates miss some of the wisdom about what he’s saying about monetary policy … that will be to our detriment.”


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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One Response to Ron Paul, the Primaries, and the Republican Party

  1. Oliver says:

    Ron Paul has yet to convince the mainstream GOP voter (i.e. Fox News watcher, Limbaugh listener) that a non-interventionalist foreign policy is good for our economy and good for the world.

    I’m not convinced the economy is bad enough for the voter to throw out their mainstream media narrative.

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