After reading this, I'm glad that Ron Paul got nowhere in the elections that he has been part of. I never really knew anything about him till this.
Ron Paulís Appalling World View
November 27, 2012
Exclusive: There was buzz on the Internet after libertarian Ron Paul delivered what was billed as his final address in Congress. But his near-hour-long speech sounded more like the ramblings of a right-wing crank than the coherent thoughts of the principled idealist that his fans rave about, writes Robert Parry.
By Robert Parry
Rep. Ron Paul, an icon to the libertarian Right and to some on the anti-war Left, gave a farewell address to Congress that expressed his neo-Confederate interpretation of the Constitution and his anti-historical view of the supposedly good old days of laissez-faire capitalism.
In a near-hour-long rambling speechon Nov. 14, Paul also revealed himself to be an opponent of ďpure democracyĒ because government by the people and for the people tends to infringe on the ďlibertyĒ of businessmen who, in Paulís ideal world, should be allowed to do pretty much whatever they want to the less privileged.