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What Would Ron Paul Say.

I am often entangled in debates with my intellectual, well read, highly educated, and self-proclaimed Socialist friends about the merits of big government and Socialist policies. Health Care, Welfare, Energy Policies, Education, the list goes on. The system under which we live has glorified centralization, globalization, and totalitarian dictates under the cover of well-meaning procreative beneficience (the Czar of all oxymorons, IMO). But how can one explain this? How can the spell be broken, the veil be peeled back to reveal the philosophical common sense answers about how to preserve liberty at no person, group, or population's expense?

The Socialists want lots and lots of government everywhere in every aspect of our commerce and our lives, while the Anarchists want none, the Wild West.

What would Ron Paul say if asked what the role of Government should be, not what the Founders intended for in their era, but in our modern world today with its global commerce and technological complexities?

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Here's some news I came

Here's some news I came across. It pertains to foreign policy, and can awaken those who think our countries involvement in other countries regime changes is benevolent, peaceful, pro freedom, pro democracy, or whatever...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/17/colin-powell-lawren...

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/30/ex_bush_official_col_l...

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/truthdigger_of_the_week_...

is what he would say

the principles of the founders and the constitution are timeless.

The only one we can trust ~ http://youtu.be/ohKz9OeiI0g
Database of Ron Paul resources: http://bit.ly/qLXMjc
"Ron Paul, you either love him, or you don't understand him!"

i agree, but there are so

i agree, but there are so many of the socialist 'ilk' (self-proklaimed or oblivious), and many very influential media personalities, who assert that it is an outdated document not fit for modern society... what is the 'timeless' rebuttal to all of that non-sense? How can one meet those usually well-meaning and disillusioned socialist leaners on a common ground to get them to consider the flaws in their construct?

freedom will never be

freedom will never be obsolete - the government is

The only one we can trust ~ http://youtu.be/ohKz9OeiI0g
Database of Ron Paul resources: http://bit.ly/qLXMjc
"Ron Paul, you either love him, or you don't understand him!"

no doubt about that, but that

no doubt about that, but that statement is NOT one i think resonates with those in favor of big government. How to break their paradigm without shattering their worldview/underlying core philosphy. I find that most socialist leaners are well-meaning and want to do good for others, ensure the welfare of others... a noble intention, certainly. How to explain that that end can be achieved by preserving individual liberty and also explain that there need not be any person or group who will be disadvantaged by such an ideal?