The Audacity of IgnoranceSubmitted by OpenMinded on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 12:19
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Ron Paul supporters have a Socratic advantage. Socrates declared he was wiser than others because Socrates neither knew anything nor imagined he did. Likewise, Ron Paul supporters admit our ignorance. At some point, each of us realized how little we actually know about how the world worked. How little we knew of history. How little we knew of economics. How little we knew of the Constitution. How little we knew about the tendencies of government. Each of us is still learning.
In fact, supporting Ron Paul means fundamentally supporting the idea that no single individual or small group of individuals can be consistently relied upon for the best answer in the least amount of time. Opponents will argue that the very fact no individual can be trusted with any important, complex decision supports the conclusion that the federal government should become involved. However, the government is simply comprised of people. So, in essence, the "federal government solution" simply substitutes one small group of people for another. And both of those groups are just as ignorant as the rest of us.
Ron Paul supports free markets. Free market capitalism is the only known system shown to lift the average person above grinding poverty. A profound example occurred when the Soviet Union showed The Grapes of Wrath--a film depicting the Great Depression in America--to its people in an effort to convince them about the perils and results of free market capitalism. The plan backfired....read entire article at: