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Liberties"I'm convinced that you never have to give up liberties to be safe. I think you're less safe when you give up your liberties."
Liberty and freedom are cornerstones of Ron Paul's beliefs. In 2008, Paul founded the Campaign for Liberty - a political organization whose mission is "to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity."
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Truth"Truth is treason in the empire of lies."
This quote, from Ron Paul's 'The Revolution: A Manifesto," again emphasizes his belief that the government is corrupted and that speaking out is a very, very bad idea.
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On Being a Free American"The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our mistakes, neither does our neighbor have any right to tell us how to live, so long as we aren’t infringing on their rights. Freedom to make bad decisions is inherent in the freedom to make good ones. If we are only free to make good decisions, we are not really free."
This particular quote came in a statement made by Ron Paul addressing Congress' discussions of online gambling - specifically, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Paul makes clear his belief that gambling "is ultimately a matter of personal choice." He's fine with whatever Americans want to do, provided he's "not forced to underwrite their losses."
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On Education"Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance...In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats."
Ron Paul has spoken out against what he says is the poor quality of public education for decades. His ideal: privatization of public schools. At the very least, removing the federal government's control over education, allowing state and local government the power instead.
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