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Ron Paul: Rekindling Liberty

 David Alan Black  

“How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire.” – James 3:5

A great deal of thought has been given of late to the problem of how to turn our nation around. And you’ve probably noticed that an obscure Congressman from Texas claims to know what is “missing.”

How does one explain the wildfire of liberty being stirred up by Ron Paul?

For one thing, he has a first-class brain. He has already established himself as a leader of opinion such as the U.S. greatly needs. He tells us what the obstacles are to a sensible policy being pursued by government, and shows us how we can overcome them.

Read him and you will see that he is not unduly an alarmist. While he speaks of a threatening collapse of our economic order, he also offers good reasons why it need not be inevitable. His message is simple.

  • Individual liberty is not really a bizarre idea after all.
  • No longer need money be sucked out of our paychecks and poured into the pockets of others.
  • The dollar need no longer be a sick international joke.
  • Economic wealth and political liberty are inextricably interwoven.

Ron Paul knows that government cannot cure the ills of mankind. He actually believes that the federal government cannot continue to print money hand over fist to help finance its expenditures. The government can pay off our folly for a time, but this will only continue to debase our currency until we finally have financial collapse.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. (If you don’t, click here.) My own feeling is that Paul’s opponents are just plain jealous of his intellect. He has a rare sense of economic direction because he is himself a kind of magnet. Above all, he is never egotizing or parvanimous. And that says a lot in today’s political culture.

I do not demand a new face in Washington. A secondhand one in good working condition will do.

November 27, 2007

David Alan Black is the editor of

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