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Ron Paul, in 2007, You changed the World! The Rise of 'Ron PaulS,' OUTSIDE of America - the Australian Edition

A shock to the Senate

"We support genuinely liberal policies based on 'Austrian economics' in contrast to the Keynesian claptrap routinely espoused," Day explains. [** "liberal" in the classical sense]

ADAM CREIGHTON
The Australian
September 28, 2013 12:00AM


South Australia's senator-elect Bob Day, chairman of the Family First Party. Picture: James Elsby Source: TheAustralian

RECENTLY retired US politician Ron Paul lost the Republican nomination for president, but his tireless and consistent advocacy of classical, small-government liberalism indelibly transformed US politics, splintering the Republican Party and awakening a generation of younger, typically left-leaning voters to the idea that social and economic liberalism go hand in hand.

Australia's Labor and Liberal parties should brace themselves for two home-grown Ron Pauls: Bob Day, chairman of the Family First Party, and David Leyonhjelm, treasurer of the hitherto obscure Liberal Democratic Party, who are set to enter the Senate next July for South Australia and NSW respectively, with profound ramifications for policy and politics alike.

Far from supporting Tony Abbott's signature paid parental leave and direct action on climate change policies, Day and Leyonhjelm - two successful businessmen in their early 60s - will seek to reverse the inexorable growth of government spending and regulation and convince their tyro colleagues to do the same.

"We are not hard-hearted but people in the first instance should look to themselves, their family and civil society before laying claim to other people's taxes."

** Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul's next speaking destination? Land Down Under! Go, Ron! Go! Go! Go! [While the exchange rate is still okay-ish!] .D

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UPDATE 1: Spectator UK coverage of Ron Paul's influence in Australian politics

In praise of Australia's Liberal Democrats
Far from being dismissed, David Leyonhjelm may spark a genuine libertarian renaissance

Being a true liberal — today the term libertarian better reflects this position — means that you are often embattled by both the Right and Left establishment (intrusive government is a blight long nurtured by both sides of mainstream politics)...This resurgence of libertarianism among Republicans owes much to Ron Paul.

Dean Bertram
September 21, 2013

This resurgence of libertarianism among Republicans owes much to Ron Paul. The retired Texas congressman’s steadfast philosophy was marginalised for decades, but paved the way not just for his son Rand Paul (Republican Senator from Kentucky, and 2016 presidential hope for liberty-minded Americans), but a growing cadre of other libertarians.

Leyonhjelm acknowledges the influence or Ron Paul on Liberal Democratic policy. Indeed, when the senator-elect speaks — ‘There are two guiding principles that determine our approach to legislation: We would never vote for an increase in taxes and we would never vote for a reduction in liberty’ — you can hear the spirit of freedom channelled not just from Paul, but from centuries of liberal thought. All too often Australia’s Liberal party loses sight of this original mandate. ‘The political middle ground is now left of where it once was’, Leyonhjelm tells me. ‘We have to shame the Liberal party into moving in our direction.’ And while aware he is now just ‘one voice’ in the senate, the Liberal Democrat’s ‘aspiration’ is that his will be ‘the first of many’.

Just as the once solitary figure of Ron Paul paved the way for what is now the only alternative in American politics, David Leyonhjelm may well spark a libertarian renaissance here. This is the real significance of his election to the senate. As George Washington once recognised, ‘Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.’

H/T: LewRockwell.com




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I just joined the Liberal Democrats

I made the decision to stand up and try to make a change. Will be an interesting few years for me and I owe the knowledge gained so far to Ron Paul

“The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

updated

UPDATE 1: Spectator UK coverage of Ron Paul's influence in Australian politics

In praise of Australia's Liberal Democrats
Far from being dismissed, David Leyonhjelm may spark a genuine libertarian renaissance

Being a true liberal — today the term libertarian better reflects this position — means that you are often embattled by both the Right and Left establishment (intrusive government is a blight long nurtured by both sides of mainstream politics)...This resurgence of libertarianism among Republicans owes much to Ron Paul.

Dean Bertram
September 21, 2013

This resurgence of libertarianism among Republicans owes much to Ron Paul. The retired Texas congressman’s steadfast philosophy was marginalised for decades, but paved the way not just for his son Rand Paul (Republican Senator from Kentucky, and 2016 presidential hope for liberty-minded Americans), but a growing cadre of other libertarians.

Leyonhjelm acknowledges the influence or Ron Paul on Liberal Democratic policy. Indeed, when the senator-elect speaks — ‘There are two guiding principles that determine our approach to legislation: We would never vote for an increase in taxes and we would never vote for a reduction in liberty’ — you can hear the spirit of freedom channelled not just from Paul, but from centuries of liberal thought. All too often Australia’s Liberal party loses sight of this original mandate. ‘The political middle ground is now left of where it once was’, Leyonhjelm tells me. ‘We have to shame the Liberal party into moving in our direction.’ And while aware he is now just ‘one voice’ in the senate, the Liberal Democrat’s ‘aspiration’ is that his will be ‘the first of many’.

Just as the once solitary figure of Ron Paul paved the way for what is now the only alternative in American politics, David Leyonhjelm may well spark a libertarian renaissance here. This is the real significance of his election to the senate. As George Washington once recognised, ‘Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.’

H/T: LewRockwell.com

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Come on Aussie!

Now for the rest of them.

Clive Palmer was an interesting candidate too, I hope he wins his seat.

He had some very interesting things to say about his Rupert Murdoch and his ex wife, hah!

Clive seem to be fairly free market orientated.

oh is that the guy that claimed that

Murdoch's wife was a Chinese spy, and that's why he divorced her?

LOL, should've known by her over-protective Judo-chop! er...Volleyball-chop?


http://youtu.be/LCqoogo4-_E

or

Crouching Clappa, Hidden Slap-on?

http://youtu.be/QsG0Ecs1iYQ

xD

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

"Liberty is a Tree of rapid growth...."

bump!

ditto!

++ .D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

holy crikey!

check out the nature of their political battles; almost word for word the same crap we're dealing with!

Emotive pansies:

John Lloyd, managing director of Horticulture Australia, says Leyonhjelm will bring great intellect and a "rapier mind" to the Senate. "He will examine legislation totally dispassionately and rationally, and likely annoy politicians who vote based on emotion," says Lloyd, a colleague of 30 years.

Dire consequences of govt-mandated min. wage:

Excessive minimum wages and byzantine employment regulation also rankles with Day.

"Someone has to stick up for the unemployed," he says, bemoaning youth unemployment of about 40 per cent in Adelaide because of damaging mandated pay rises for apprentices.

Those who actually worked for a living and built something vs. govt bubble drones:

"Bob's passion for freer labour markets stems from his long years in the building industry, where independent contractors are so important for the industry's efficiency," says Evans.

Federalism, and of course, the natural right of self-defense disputes:

As a strong federalist he argues the Howard government was wrong to strong-arm the states into a uniform national crackdown on guns, but concedes he is likely to make little difference.

"As a sporting shooter of many years I still feel very passionate about rights to gun ownership and despise how innocent people were criminalised," he says.

Did we export Dianne Feinskunk to the Aussies? Holy scheisse, these lunatics are the same anywhere! Statists, they really are like viruses: they spread without boundary or any concern for mankind!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

well... looks like our Aussie counterparts have long faced the

same rhetorical, semantics, PR-battle, down in their neck of the woods, as well:

"They think they own the word liberal but we are the real liberals; Labor at least (is) resigned to the Democratic Labour Party," Leyonhjelm says.

'progressive' statists, the same everywhere??

LOL!!??!!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

proving once again the adage:

"How do you change the world? One person at a time."

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul