Why Dick Morris Fears Ron PaulSubmitted by jek4prez2032 on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 19:25
It’s been quite humorous watching Dick Morris switch modes, from dismissing Ron Paul as a nut and a crackpot to hysterically warning people how dangerous he is. In one of his recent lunch videos, Morris ranted nonstop about Paul, going so far as to say: “He is the most radical, liberal candidate running.” Then, on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Morris said: “I think that he is absolutely the most liberal, radical, left-wing person to run for president in the United States in the last fifty years.”
Funny, but I’ve known Ron Paul for more than 30 years, and I see him as one of the purest conservatives in Washington — and certainly the most conservative person in the current field of Republican candidates. I’m talking about true conservatism, which Ronald Reagan accurately described when he said: “The very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
So what, specifically, does Morris not like about Paul? For starters, he says that Paul “has this crazy idea about returning to the gold standard.” Hmm… I never thought of a return to sound money as being a crazy idea. With all due respect, Morris, I think I’ll stick with Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises on that one.
Other Ron Paul sins, according to Morris, include his desire to:
■ Get rid of the Fed.
■ Legalize drugs. (Sorry, pseudo-conservatives, but the unpleasant reality is that the war on drugs has caused even more violence than the war on alcohol did.)
■ Stay out of other countries’ affairs (which would make it possible to slash our military budget without weakening our national defense).
■ Repeal the Patriot Act, which would reduce government’s ability to snoop on American citizens.