Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ron Paul's Easy Solution to a Gov't Who's Overstepped its Authority


Former Congressman Ron Paul proposes a new principle designed for a people living under a government which has overstepped its delegated authorities.

"Anything the government assumes they have a right to do to us, we should assume we have a right to do that to them."

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Anonymous said...

Truer words were never spoken...

Anonymous said...

The goverment has been very good to Ron Paul.

Autonomous said...

If a policeman abuses me should I abuse the policeman? More generally, should I make the initial abuse "expensive", directly or indirectly, for the policeman?

It's all a matter of economics - legal economics. The point is to make disobeying rules potentially "expensive" for the contemptuous.

Humans have this (natural?) tendency to cede their autonomy to perceived authority, sometimes even when "pushed to the wall". This is what enables government to succeed!

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Anonymous said...

Ah, the Mises Institute. Ron Paul selling freedom to young people. Easy peasy.

There is an article up on zerohedge today with almost a 5 out of 5 rating on it. It's written by Monty Pelerin. He takes his name from the Mont Pelerin Society, which originated with Hayek and others like and Mises.

The society also included Otto von Habsburg, who the libertarians referred to as "His Majesty." The wanted to restore Austria to the freedom of royal rule, which also implies the freedom to be peasants.

George Monbiot wrote about Mont Pelerin in 2007, and included this:

The first great advantage the neoliberals possessed was an unceasing fountain of money. US oligarchs and their foundations - Coors, Olin, Scaife, Pew and others - have poured hundreds of millions into setting up thinktanks, founding business schools and transforming university economics departments into bastions of almost totalitarian neoliberal thinking. The Heritage Foundation, the Hoover Institute, the American Enterprise Institute and many others in the US, the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Centre for Policy Studies and the Adam Smith Institute in the UK, were all established to promote this project. Their purpose was to develop the ideas and the language which would mask the real intent of the programme - the restoration of the power of the elite - and package it as a proposal for the betterment of humankind. end quote

The libertarian movement never answers essential questions.

15patriot92 said...

Say what? We answer but you all keep interrupting with your ignorant blather. If your family had been here prior to 1776 as peoples known as "Sons of Liberty"(as mine were) instead of tories, perhaps we'd be able to get through.

Brock Townsend said...

One of his best and posted.

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