Ron Paul's books are flipping my world upside down

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    Oct 25, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    Has anyone read any of Ron Paul's books? I finished End The Fed and am maybe 10 sections through Liberty Defined (out of 50) and I honestly have never been so heavily impacted by a set of books.

    I usually take big lessons from most things I read or see, but these have really changed my entire interpretation of what's right and wrong. Been a fan of him for about a year now, but fully understanding his thought process I'm absolutely in love with this man.

    Don't care to start a giant thread of people bitching about the gold standard but feel free to shoot me a message if you've read it with thoughts.
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    Oct 25, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    There's a huge difference between theory and actual practice.
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    dsphi saidHas anyone read any of Ron Paul's books? I finished End The Fed and am maybe 10 sections through Liberty Defined (out of 50) and I honestly have never been so heavily impacted by a set of books.

    I usually take big lessons from most things I read or see, but these have really changed my entire interpretation of what's right and wrong. Been a fan of him for about a year now, but fully understanding his thought process I'm absolutely in love with this man.

    Don't care to start a giant thread of people bitching about the gold standard but feel free to shoot me a message if you've read it with thoughts.


    Ron Paul is fantastic. oh btw, there are going to be a bunch of people who waltz in here posting a bunch of out of context comments and extremely old RP comments misapplied as though they were said recently (almost everyone in the older generation had something "unenthusiastic" to say about gay people but a great deal of them have changed their minds with the times).
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    Good grief Mock, "unenthusiastic"?

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    Oct 25, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    Ron Paul birthed a new political thought in this country over the past decade and for that, I know I'm grateful. American Revolution was definitely a worthy read.

    That being said, Ron Paul has opened the door for another person equally as grounded and passionate as Paul about this Country and her people. I know he won't make a big splash this election, but come 2016 - after 4 years of Obama or Romeny - hopefully people will pay attention to Gary Johnson.

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    Oct 25, 2012 1:09 PM GMT

    I will also say it's rather funny and lame that some conservatives here say oh but Ron's changed his mind from being an outright bigot against gay people (shudders remembering the Great Plague) and yet scream that Obama is a fake when he says his position on gay marriage has now changed to acceptance.
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    I will also say it's rather funny and lame that some conservatives here say oh but Ron's changed his mind from being an outright bigot against gay people (shudders remembering the Great Plague) and yet scream that Obama is a fake when he says his position on gay marriage has now changed to acceptance.


    Ron Paul has never been an "outright bigot" of gay people. Even the worst comments people can dig up aren't really that bad compared to what most people in his generation have said about gays. Ron Paul doesn't have to "like" a particular group of people. Tolerance doesn't mean acceptance. I know that in your world tolerance has to mean loving everyone and liking everything everyone does, but it shouldn't have to. Just because I'm not a fan of smoking doesn't mean I wish to take away the rights of people who smoke. Ron Paul's policies are not anti-gay regardless of what he thinks, and that's all that matters.

    Obama's "switch" was politically timely and not something that happened over a realistic time-frame, so yes, his "evolution" was fake because we all know he was pro-gay marriage from the beginning but had to politically posture at the beginning in order to have a chance at winning. But that's fine, I don't hold that over his head because it's politics. Everything a politician does is politics and timing and every single one is guilty of it, Obama no more than any of the others.
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    lol @ mock failing inkblot test.
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:26 PM GMT
    meninlove said lol @ mock failing inkblot test.


    ROFL LMAO HAHA LOL.


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    Oct 25, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    His stance on gay marriage is that any limit on marriage by government infringes on the right garaunteed by the Declaration. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. (the last one)

    Therefore government shouldn't have a role and people should be able to do with their lives what they want.

    but the memes were cute.
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    Oct 25, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Would you feel comfortable voting for someone who made the above comments about gay people (in whatever context)? They are not simply statements of indifference toward gay people. They are hateful and extremely homophobic.
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    Oct 25, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    dsphi saidHis stance on gay marriage is that any limit on marriage by government infringes on the right garaunteed by the Declaration. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. (the last one)

    Therefore government shouldn't have a role and people should be able to do with their lives what they want.

    but the memes were cute.


    Hmmm...sounds good, but applied would mean brothers and sisters and parents and children could marry each other.