Politics Is Not The Path To Freedom: Ron Paul On The Future.Submitted by ProudAmericanFirst on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:15
Daily Bell: Is the US, like Rome, doomed to fall or can the pre-Civil War laissez faire republic be brought back?
Ron Paul: I work on the assumption that you can save the republic and it can come back but not in a conventional way. Although I’m involved in political activity, in trying to help people get elected and stay involved, I do not believe the republic is going to be saved by electing two or three or ten more members of Congress who are very sincere about doing the right things. I think it’s good. I think it’s beneficial only in providing answers for the long term.
So I see the republic and our liberties being much further undermined – because they are constantly being undermined. If you think of what’s happened since 9/11, our liberties have been taken away constantly and I think that’s going to get much, much worse and we’re going to have a lot more violence, not only around the world but here at home and the economic problems are going to get much worse. And indeed, our liberties and our republic will be threatened and in many ways we don’t have the fundamentals at all anymore.
So I’m for legalizing all freedom that does not initiate violence against another person.