12 Important Quotes From Ron Paul's Speech On The Non-Aggression PrincipleSubmitted by Marc Clair on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 12:28
Hardcore libertarians should be very pleased with Ron Paul’s farewell speech, in which he cited government’s monopoly on violence as the root of society’s problems. Throughout the speech Dr. Paul constantly referenced violence and expressed hope that through the liberty movement, many in society would come to understand and adhere to the non-aggression principle. I never thought I would see the day that Ron Paul or anyone else for that matter would give a nearly hour long speech touting the merits of the non-aggression principle in front of Congress. This speech has the feel of one that will stand the test of time, as Dr. Paul made many eloquent points as well as ominous predictions.
Don’t have time for the full speech? Well today’s your lucky day, because we’ve cut a little highlight package for you. Without further delay and in no particular order, here are 12 important quotes from Ron Pau’s non-aggression speech.
1. A grand, but never mentioned, bipartisan agreement allows for the well-kept secret that keeps the spending going. One side doesn’t give up one penny on military spending, the other side doesn’t give up one penny on welfare spending, while both sides support the bailouts and subsidies for the banking and corporate elite.
2. Without an intellectual awakening, the turning point will be driven by economic law.
3. The great news is the answer is not to be found in more “isms.” The answers are to be found in more
liberty which cost so much less. Under these circumstances spending goes down, wealth production goes up, and the quality of life improves.