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Title: Happy Birthday, Ron
Source: Lew Rockwell
URL Source: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/08/jeff-deist/happy-birthday-ron/
Published: Aug 21, 2019
Author: Jeff Deist
Post Date: 2019-08-21 07:48:38 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 266
Comments: 52

The remarkable life of Ron Paul began in Pittsburgh 84 years ago today, in 1935—seven months after Elvis Aaron Presley came into the world. We wish him a very happy birthday, and many more years of health and productivity.

It’s a rare person who peaks later in life, but Dr. Paul manages to do just that. Anyone who meets him notices his energy, his distate for waiting or standing still, honed by decades as a doctor. In his eighties he is exceedingly fit, riding his bike, walking, tending his garden, and frequently hosting family and guests at his home. His daily Liberty Report, live on YouTube, provides an excellent outlet for his pro-peace message without the constraints (and tedious travel) of Congress.

Born into the teeth of America’s Depression, young Ron was fortunate that his father’s dairy business survived very tough times in the Steel City. His early years found him racing back and forth from the delivery truck early in the morning, in all kinds of weather, replacing empty bottles with fresh milk and cream. This earned him a few cents, as did cleaning bottles and inspecting eggs with a special lamp to discard those with blood spots. His work ethic carried over into a notable high school career as a track athlete, where he set the Pennsylvania state record in the 200 meter dash. During those same years in Pittsburgh he was doubly fortunate to meet his future bride Carol Wells. A teenage Carol summoned up the courage to ask him, in 1952, to escort her to a Sadie Hawkins party for her 16th birthday.

They’ve been together ever since, and married more than sixty years. The couple sits atop of a family pyramid of children (5, including 3 MDs), grandchildren (19), and great granchildren (10 and counting). Ron points out that none of his children graduated from college with debt.

Medicine was his calling, so after Gettyburg College in Pennsylvania the Pauls headed off to Duke medical school in the late 1950s. The Korean War interrupted toward the end of his residency, so rather than facing buck-private status as a draftee Ron reluctantly enlisted in the Air Force as a flight surgeon. His rationale was simple: intead of carrying a rifle and killing peope, he would be a healer.

He likes to recall a memorable moment from his Air Force years, during a refueling stop in Afghanistan. A superior office looked up at the Khyber Pass mountain, and said, “See those mountains? These people have never been conquered.” Quite a prescient moment, considering what the Soviet and American incursions into that country would bring decades later.

I had the great fortune to meet Dr. Paul in 1988, as a young college student enthused by his first presidential campaign (on the Libertarian Party ticket). The crowds were small back then; a poorly-lit meeting room in a downscale Ramada Inn in Santa Ana, California hosted maybe 40 of us. Cell phones and email didn’t exist, and thus organizing a third-party campaign on a shoestring budget was not easy. But Ron persevered, getting quite familiar with Southwest Airlines and budget motels. He was laying the groundwork—after years in Congress, countless small gatherings, and endless appearances on tiny media outlets—for bigger things many years later.

I stayed in touch with Ron through his campaign manager, the late Kent Snyder. Kent, a quiet hero who died far too young, would go on to lead Ron’s much bigger and better 2008 presidential campaign. Sadly Kent missed out on the 2012 campaign. But I recall one early evening that year, a few hours before an important CNN debate in Washington DC at Constitution Hall. Mitt Romney was huddled nearby in a hotel suite with dozens of staffers and advisors, doing last minute testing of words and phrases and thinking about how to evade or deflect questions. “What tie to wear? How does my hair look? Will Wolf Blitzer ask us about healthcare first? Will anyone bring up Massachusetts?”

Ron, by contrast, was utterly unperturbed as he enjoyed a simple can of soup in his condominium. He already knew how he would answer any questions thrown at him, and didn’t need to worry about obfuscating or contradicting past statements. It wasn’t about him, it was about the message. His distinct lack of parsed words and smooth talking were in fact what attracted so many people to that message. He never sounded like a politician.

His consistent philosophy meant Ron didn’t pander to particular audiences. He advocated drug legalization, for instance, despite running for Congress in a conservative south Texas district. And he advocated it on the grounds of personal liberty and sovereignty over one’s body, not just the bad societal effects of prohibition. His opponent in the 1996 congressional election, the late Charles “Lefty” Morris, tried to paint him as a dangerous libertarian. But Ron was too well-known as an obstetrician throughout the district; with his white lab coat and All-Amercan family he was anything but a radical. I recall dining with him in restaurants several times when someone would approach the table and say, “Hi Dr. Paul, you delivered me!” This was a huge political advantage, and a lesson for candidates. In fact he delivered roughly 4,000 babies over his career, and his daughter Joy carries on the tradition in her OB-GYN practice.

Whether speaking at UC Berkely or BYU, to a black church group or a GOP dinner, his message was always consistent: peace, freedom, sound money, less government power, more personal liberty. Let’s hope that message still resonates. Happy Birthday Ron.

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#1. To: Deckard (#0) (Edited)

You should be FAIR, by congratulating Bernie Sanders on his birthday, since Ron Paultard and Sanders have one thing in common... they are political KOOKS that are so kooky, both, in all the years elected, only wrote and passed one legislative bill.

Although, both have rabid asshole supporters that call themselves a “revolution”... but only Socialist Sanders managed to get 1/2 of our youngest voting sheep, to buy his kook bullshit. Paultard still attracts just 6%.

GrandIsland  posted on  2019-08-21   7:56:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: GrandIsland (#1)

You should be FAIR, by congratulating Bernie Sanders on his birthday, since Ron Paultard and Sanders have one thing in common... they are political KOOKS

Hitting the bottle early today princess? Sanders is a socialist, Ron Paul is a libertarian patriot. Looks like you and gatlin suffer from the same obsession - bashing Ron Paul, real classy on his birthday.

During those same years in Pittsburgh he (Ron) was doubly fortunate to meet his future bride Carol Wells. A teenage Carol summoned up the courage to ask him, in 1952, to escort her to a Sadie Hawkins party for her 16th birthday.

They’ve been together ever since, and married more than sixty years.

BTW - how many wives and affairs has Trump had?

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-21   8:15:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: GrandIsland (#1)

...in all the years elected, only wrote and passed one legislative bill.

Writes Tom Woods: The heroic Ron Paul turns 84 today.

I thought I’d share this with you: it’s a reflection by the young(ish) Michael Heise, the founder of the Mises Caucus of the Libertarian Party.

“How many bills did Ron Paul get passed” is a dumb metric. Most of these bills are evil, and many others are fleeting or insignificant.

He changed the way many people thought. He got them reading important works (seriously, what other presidential candidate ever accomplished that?).

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-21   9:11:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard, GrandIsland (#2)

Ron Paul is a libertarian …

There are more than a dozen kinds of libertarians.

There is libertarian socialism and that Is not an oxymoron.

Where has Ron Paul ever said which kind of libertarian he is?

For all we know, Ron Paul can be a libertarian socialist – Right?

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   9:19:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#3)

Most of these bills are evil, and many others are fleeting or insignificant.

why did he WASTE his time then?

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   9:21:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Deckard (#3)

He [Ron Paul] changed the way many people thought.

And that has done WHAT to make life better for Americans?

NEWS FLASH: THINKING is not DOING !!!

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   9:23:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Gatlin (#6)

Yeah, I figured you'd come here to bash a great American patriot.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-21   9:25:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Deckard (#7)

THINKING is not DOING !!!

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   9:26:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Deckard (#7)

... a great American patriot.

Patriot – you say?

A Patriot is defined as “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.”

Please show me where Ron Paul has ever VIGOROUSLY SUPPORTED this country …

Start by explaining this to everyone: Click Ron Paul Sums Up His anti-Wall, anti-Mass Deportation Views on Immigration.

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   9:49:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Gatlin (#9)

A Patriot is defined as “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.”

Please show me where Ron Paul has ever VIGOROUSLY SUPPORTED this country

Paul served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1968,

Start by explaining this to everyone

Ron Paul took a more humane and consistent approach (on immigration) and refused to support more government surveillance or more wall building.

At the same time, of course, he also advocated for reducing or ending subsidies for immigrants, since, as with products and services, and laborers of all types: if you subsidize it, you'll get more of it.

At the core of the matter, however, Paul repeatedly notes that the central problem is a weak economy that cannot absorb new workers, and a welfare state that subsidizes immigration. Just as with anyone, migrants should be permitted to participate in the economy. But the welfare state distorts the benefits of labor moving toward jobs and capital. The solution to this, however, is not walls and government agents, but reductions in the welfare state, and limits on citizenship.

This position, of course, is consistent with Paul's usual laissez-faire positions in that it rejects government solutions in the form of ID cards, surveillance, regulation, and walls. At the same time, it calls for real reductions in government’s size and scope by reducing government controls on employment and labor, while reducing the welfare state. Limitations on citizenship are also consistent with this position since limiting citizenship (ceteris paribus) does not require an expansion of the state or intrusions in the free exercise of private property.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-21   10:01:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Deckard (#10)

Ron Paul Sums Up His anti-Wall, anti-Mass Deportation Views on Immigration.

You have failed to explain why Ron Paul is FOR open borders.

Please start over and do so ...

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   10:31:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Gatlin (#11)

Please start over and do so ...

Bossy little bitch, aren't you?

Learn to read chump.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-21   10:34:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Deckard (#7) (Edited)

... a great American patriot.

"Governments basically are designed to obliterate borders. They don't want you to come together." ~ Ron Paul.

Ron Paul wants the government to do away with borders.

How can you call him a “great American Patriot?"

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   10:35:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Gatlin (#13)

I stand by my assessment.

Troll.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-21   10:38:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: Deckard (#12)

Learn to read chump.

Learn to write comprehensively, Paultard.

Stop with your copy and paste rambling bullshit.

Why is Ron Paul for OPEN BORDERS?

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   10:44:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: Deckard (#14) (Edited)

I stand by my assessment.

Because you are stupid and know no better.

Libertarian ...

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   10:45:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: Deckard (#0)

Medicine was his calling, so after Gettyburg College in Pennsylvania the Pauls headed off to Duke medical school in the late 1950s. The Korean War interrupted toward the end of his residency, so rather than facing buck-private status as a draftee Ron reluctantly enlisted in the Air Force as a flight surgeon. His rationale was simple: intead of carrying a rifle and killing peope, he would be a healer.

HorseHillary!

If he really wanted to heal people during he Korean War,he would have joined the US Army or the USMC. That is where 90 percent of the causalities came from.

He joined the USAF because he didn't want to risk getting dirty or uncomfortable,and he didn't want to risk HIS own precious ass.

High-tech draft-dodging.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2019-08-21   12:18:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#18. To: Deckard (#10)

Paul served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1968,

Start by explaining this to everyone

Sure thing. It's called "draft dodging". He would have never joined the USAF if there hadn't been a shooting war going on.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2019-08-21   12:22:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: sneakypete, Deckard (#17)

Medicine was his calling, so after Gettyburg College in Pennsylvania the Pauls headed off to Duke medical school in the late 1950s. The Korean War interrupted toward the end of his residency, so rather than facing buck-private status as a draftee Ron reluctantly enlisted in the Air Force as a flight surgeon. His rationale was simple: intead of carrying a rifle and killing peope, he would be a healer.

HorseHillary!

If he really wanted to heal people during he Korean War,he would have joined the US Army or the USMC. That is where 90 percent of the causalities came from.

He joined the USAF because he didn't want to risk getting dirty or uncomfortable,and he didn't want to risk HIS own precious ass.

High-tech draft-dodging.

I met someone this past week who was an Army surgeon in Nam.

Now there is a guy who “SERVED” …

He has my utmost respect.

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-21   13:21:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: sneakypete (#17) (Edited)

Ron Paultard ~ High-tech draft-dodging.

You don’t expect Dicktard to speak bad about Ron Paultard, do ya? He’ll protect Paultard like the (D)’s still protect Shitlary, and her deleted emails. It’s not about honor, it’s about AGENDA.

GrandIsland  posted on  2019-08-21   17:47:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: Deckard (#0)

His work ethic carried over into a notable high school career as a track athlete, where he set the Pennsylvania state record in the 200 meter dash.

I had forgotten his state record as a track champion.

Too bad his detractors here at LF have never accomplished even a small fraction of Ron Paul's contributions in so many fields of endeavor.

You have to suspect that they hate him due to their jealousy at how much he has accomplished in life.

Tooconservative  posted on  2019-08-21   18:46:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: Tooconservative (#21)

Happy birthday Dr. No.



Ron Paul - Lake Jackson Texas Values

Hondo68  posted on  2019-08-21   19:14:03 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: Gatlin (#19)

I met someone this past week who was an Army surgeon in Nam.

Now there is a guy who “SERVED” …

There was also a guy responsible for saving a BUNCH of lives.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2019-08-21   20:04:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: Tooconservative (#21)

You have to suspect that they hate him due to their jealousy at how much he has accomplished in life.

I don't hate him,and why would I be jealous of a well-meaning fool?

A well-meaning fool is still a fool.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2019-08-21   20:06:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#25. To: Tooconservative (#21) (Edited)

Too bad his detractors here at LF have never accomplished even a small fraction of Ron Paul's contributions in so many fields of endeavor.

The liberals say the same bullshit about Socialist Sanders... didn’t make that asshole anything more than an uneventful Socialist asshole... leader of a rabid asshole cult revolution. Sound familiar? It’s Socialist Sanders asshole cult members wearing those ANTIFA masks. I’m positive there’s a few Paultards amongst them as well.

Like Dicktard, your AGENDA doesn’t allow you to speaketh without hypocritical tongue. I’m surprised at you. Even though I’ve recognized you as a paultard kook, over the years you’ve shown less kookery than your drug addict loving asshole peer, Dicktard. I do remember your post back in 2008, and back then you were full-paultard. In 2016, you were normal enough to support Rand when asshole kook Dicktard & Hondope, despised him.

Your evolving less paultard over the years, has always been suspect to me. Now that Ron Paultard is too fucking old, too fucking kook to ever be president, at least now explain the reason you’ve reduced you paultardness over the years.

GrandIsland  posted on  2019-08-21   20:54:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#26. To: sneakypete (#17)

If he really wanted to heal people during he Korean War,he would have joined the US Army or the USMC.

Minor correction - the Army or the Navy, but not the Marines. Marines do not include doctors or corpsmen (medics). Medical personnel attached to Marine outfits are in the Navy. The USMC is part of the Department of the Navy.

nolu chan  posted on  2019-08-22   0:32:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#27. To: Gatlin (#5)

why did he WASTE his time then?

Perish the thought. He became a multi-millionaire. That's not a waste of time.

nolu chan  posted on  2019-08-22   0:40:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#28. To: GrandIsland (#25)

The liberals say the same bullshit about Socialist Sanders... didn’t make that asshole anything more than an uneventful Socialist asshole...

No, they don't say that about Sanders. Everyone knows what a loser he was. A Soviet honeymoon with his first wife under the thumbs of KGB informers every minute, his attempt to be a failed cabinet maker due to his shoddy skills, his crappy one-room cabin with no utilities, how that first wife left him, how getting elected mayor was his first successful gig, then winning the House seat, then waiting to grab the Senate seat and run for prez.

No, the libs are under no illusions about Sanders at all. The young Lefties do admire his long record of advocating socialism despite the fact that neither they nor he seem to know much about socialism or anything else.

So, no, Sanders and RP are not very similar at all. RP set more goals and accomplished them, for one thing. And he does know libertarian politics and policy very well, something you can't say for Sanders and his socialist bile.

Tooconservative  posted on  2019-08-22   1:05:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#29. To: nolu chan (#27)

True ...

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-22   5:33:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#30. To: nolu chan, Gatlin, Tooconservative (#27) (Edited)

why did he WASTE his time then?

Perish the thought. He became a multi-millionaire. That's not a waste of time.

He didn't make his money catering to lobbyists if that's what you are insinuating.

Total net worth: $2.4 to $5.4 million

While nowhere near the poor house, Ron Paul has more modest assets than some of his deep-pocketed rivals.

The Texas congressman also has a personal loan out from the First National Bank of Lake Jackson that totals $250,000 to $500,000 with a 5-year term.

Paul lists a Washington-area condo worth $100,000 to $250,000 as an asset, and has an investment portfolio stuffed full of mining stocks.

For example, the sound-money advocate holds $100,000 to $250,000 in Barrick Gold Corporation and $500,000 to $1,000,000 in Goldcorp Inc., two publicly traded mining companies.

In all, the congressman is invested in more than 20 separate companies that have the words "mining," "mines," "gold" or "silver" in their name.

Top Contributors, 2011 - 2012

Furthermore, he is one of the few congressmen who have declined an annual pension from the gooberment.

Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) today reaffirmed his opposition to what he calls the “immoral” congressional pension system by refusing to participate in it.

While serving in Congress from 1976 to 1984, Paul chose not to participate in the system, despite a taxpayer-funded pay-out which is more lucrative than any private system. He said high-dollar perks like the pension are areas that could be safely cut immediately, without hurting a single American taxpayer.

You might even like to know that Dr. Paul's ...medical practice refused big carriers like Medicare and Medicaid payments, and Paul instead worked pro bono, arranged discounted or with custom payment plans for patients in need.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-22   8:27:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#31. To: Deckard, nolu chan, Gatlin (#30) (Edited)

He didn't make his money catering to lobbyists if that's what you are insinuating.

Total net worth: $2.4 to $5.4 million

RP's money comes from his gold investments, largely from the years he practiced medicine when he wasn't serving in Congress.

RP also did not allow his children to go into debt. He paid for their college himself, got 3 children an MD, and they started their careers debt-free.

Furthermore, he is one of the few congressmen who have declined an annual pension from the gooberment.

Admirable.

Tooconservative  posted on  2019-08-22   9:50:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#32. To: Deckard (#30)

Ron Paul has more "modest assets" …

“Modest assets” your ass.

Ron Paul’s “total net worth from $2.4 to $5.4 million” is no fucking “modest” asset to the average hard-working American Now, is it?

Now is it?

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-22   10:11:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#33. To: Deckard (#30)

Furthermore, he is one of the few congressmen who have declined an annual pension from the gooberment.
Definitely the RIGHT thing for Ron Paul to do – decline the pension – since he damned well did absolutely NOTHING to EARN it in the first place.

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-22   10:15:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#34. To: Gatlin (#32)

Ron Paul’s “total net worth from $2.4 to $5.4 million” is no fucking “modest” asset to the average hard-working American Now, is it?

Ron Paul has more modest assets than some of his deep-pocketed rivals.

Nice job of mis-representing what was posted assclown.

You hate him because he can't be bought and stands by his principles.

And you, you fucking hypocrite, always bragging about your "investments"!

Yet Ron Paul invested HIS money and EARNED every penny, and you have the unmitigated chutzpah to criticize him for being better off than many people?

You must really hate Trump - after all his net worth is much more than Ron Paul's.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-22   10:32:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#35. To: Tooconservative (#31)

Furthermore, he is one of the few congressmen who have declined an annual pension from the gooberment.

Admirable.

Apparently some here will hate Dr. Paul just because of that fact - he's an admirable man with principles.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-22   10:37:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#36. To: Deckard (#34) (Edited)

You hate him ...

Just because I do not accept him as some "almighty libertarian god" as you asshole Paultards do - in no way means that I hate him.

Please be reasonable in your assertions ...

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-22   10:45:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#37. To: Deckard (#35)

- he's an admirable man with principles.
Having principles is an admirable thing.

However, success is measure not in principles but in accomplishments.

Therefore, please list the most outstanding political accomplishments Ron Paul had during his 12 terms in Congress.

Then, please list the most outstanding accomplishments by Ron Paul since he retired from his 12 terms in Congress.

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-22   11:01:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#38. To: Gatlin (#37)

Piss off troll-boy.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-22   11:52:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#39. To: Deckard (#38) (Edited)

Deckard:

- he's [Ron Paul] an admirable man with principles.
Gatlin:
Having principles is an admirable thing.

However, success is measure not in principles but in accomplishments.

Therefore, please list the most outstanding political accomplishments Ron Paul had during his 12 terms in Congress.

Then, please list the most outstanding accomplishments by Ron Paul since he retired from his 12 terms in Congress.

Deckard:
Piss off troll-boy.

As a libertarian who wants to always have all the right answers, you probably are thinking that things weren’t supposed to be like this. That it wasn’t meant to happen — that it could never happen to you. And that it all just seems so unfair.

But whether you like it or not, an inquisitive mind has paid you a visit and tragedy has left you feeling helpless and clueless because you had no answers. Well do no despair and take solace that the only reasonable action that makes any sense at all is for you to suffocate yourself with self-pity.

I know that right now you just feel like curling up in a little ball and hide away from the real world. Well, you just go right ahead …

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-22   13:13:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#40. To: Tooconservative, Deckard, Gatlin (#31)

[Gatlin #5] why did he WASTE his time then?

[nolu chan #27] Perish the thought. He became a multi-millionaire. That's not a waste of time.

[Deckard #30] He didn't make his money catering to lobbyists if that's what you are insinuating. Total net worth: $2.4 to $5.4 million ... You might even like to know that Dr. Paul's ...medical practice refused big carriers like Medicare and Medicaid payments, and Paul instead worked pro bono, arranged discounted or with custom payment plans for patients in need.

[Tooconservative #31] RP's money comes from his gold investments, largely from the years he practiced medicine when he wasn't serving in Congress.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul

Paul served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1968, and worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist from the 1960s to the 1980s.

... served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985, and for Texas's 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013.

I merely observed that, as almost all career politicians, Ron Paul became a multi-millionaire. As everyone knows, congress critters do not get rich on their salary, but by application of their near universal business acumen. I am in awe at the financial ability of all of them, even those who work pro bono.

nolu chan  posted on  2019-08-22   13:47:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  



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