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iVoluntaryist Ronald Ernest Paul: The Philosophical, Spiritual Anarchist (An Excerpt from Aug. 3, 2014 C-SPAN BookTV Interview)

Or, as editorialized by Jeff Berwick:

Tell All Your Small Govt Libertarian Friends - Ron Paul Is An Anarchist!


http://youtu.be/IcWPji8fXwU
TheAnarchast
Published on Aug 8, 2014

Full Interview: Video Update: Ron Paul On C-SPAN 2 - August 3, 2014

Ron Paul full "In Depth" interview C-SPAN 8/3/14 *HQ*

http://youtu.be/tPwvWTs3MI8
LibertySource
Published on Aug 3, 2014
Ron Paul full "In Depth" interview C-SPAN 8/3/14

But, shhhhhh... we always knew that ,o)

Is Ron Paul an anarchist? Yes, but...

Ron Paul is a Voluntaryist

http://youtu.be/BoUrrlbDoVs
Man Against The State
Uploaded on Jul 20, 2011

-- Description --

Ron Paul has re-ignited the spark for liberty in the United States and around the world. He has generated unprecedented interest in libertarian philosophy and sound Austrian economics.

The modern libertarian movement, founded by Murray Rothbard, opposes the initiation of force by anyone. In this way, modern libertarians go further than the classical liberals, who accepted the initiation of force by the State, believing taxation to be necessary for security.

This position is known by various names including voluntar[y]ism, self-government, anarcho-capitalism, market anarchism, and libertarian anarchism.

In this video, using Ron Paul's own words from his books and interviews, it is shown that Ron Paul's goal is voluntarism. He adopts limited-government positions and appeals to the U.S. Constitution as part of a long-term strategy for achieving a completely free society, absent any State.

-- Links --

http://www.VforVoluntary.com
http://www.Mises.org
http://www.ManAgainstTheState.blogspot.com

-- Sources --

Listed at http://vforvoluntary.com/ron-paul/

That said, to my knowledge, he has NEVER said "Yes, I am an anarchist!" At 1:02:35 mark:

Dr. Ron Paul - Lobbies For Liberty at Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio 4-7-2013

http://youtu.be/W5K_IZTSwHU
Tumbleweedin
Published on Apr 11, 2013

But Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul has always maintained that full voluntaryism is the perfect ideal, and has in fact said that he is one: a voluntaryist/voluntarist! (Or, to be absolutely specific: Dr. Paul the Elder NEVER denied NOT being one, when asked presumptuously by Adam's allusion to a past statement attributed to Dr. Paul saying it to be true.)

Ron Paul is a Voluntarist

http://youtu.be/i5PaC0_EXIg
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Published on Jun 14, 2012

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Ron Paul: "I Like Voluntaryism; that's what a free society is supposed to be all about!"

http://youtu.be/92ybf2L4Guw
FR33 Agents
Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

Be #Fr33. Learn about voluntaryism, the philosophy that all forms of human association should be voluntary. This moral principle is called the non-aggression principle, which prohibits the initiation of aggressive force or coercion.

Because government is force, it violates the non-aggression principle.

Here are some links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntaryism
http://voluntaryist.com
http://Fr33Agents.com/join to network with voluntaryists.

Original video here:

http://youtu.be/e-h4S8jO-1w

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Self-government is Ron's goal

Question to Ron Paul: "What do you say to people who advocate for self-government, rather than a return to the constitution?"

Ron: "Great, fine, I think that’s really what my goal is."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFYRHZpavX4#t=4m0s

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Why do anarchists always want to put words in his mouth?

That is some of what I heard him say in the first video about anarchy:

"To be an anarchist, and assume responsibility for yourself - I think this is a great idea."

"But I believe political action can be very helpful"

"[Anarchy] is not harmful to me."

"You've rejected the use of force. I don't have to worry about you."

I also heard him say this:

"A libertarian society gives full permission for socialism - voluntary socialism."

What I did NOT hear him say was that he's an anarchist, in stark contradiction to the headline of the video.

Tell All Your Small Govt Libertarian Friends - Ron Paul Is An Anarchist!

No. Don't tell your friends that. You'll lose all credibility if you do.

Is lying a violation of the NAP?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I think it's because he is a

I think it's because he is a bigger name than anyone they have. And he has done more to energize liberty movement than any anarchist ever. They want to claim his birthright so to speak.

That would be why I did state that Berwick "editorialized" as;

can't speak for Jeff, but from my POV, it's also the reason why I purposefully, and accurately characterized RP as "The Philosophical, Spiritual Anarchist." Not, 'actual'-actual.

And, why I also included the following, for specificity:

That said, to my knowledge, he has NEVER said "Yes, I am an anarchist!" At 1:02:35 mark:

Dr. Ron Paul - Lobbies For Liberty at Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio 4-7-2013

http://youtu.be/W5K_IZTSwHU
Tumbleweedin
Published on Apr 11, 2013

But Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul has always maintained that full voluntaryism is the perfect ideal, and has in fact said that he is one: a voluntaryist/voluntarist! (Or, to be absolutely specific: Dr. Paul the Elder NEVER denied NOT being one, when asked presumptuously by Adam's allusion to a past statement attributed to Dr. Paul saying it to be true.)

Ron Paul is a Voluntarist

http://youtu.be/i5PaC0_EXIg
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Published on Jun 14, 2012

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Ron Paul: "I Like Voluntaryism; that's what a free society is supposed to be all about!"

http://youtu.be/92ybf2L4Guw
FR33 Agents
Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

Be #Fr33. Learn about voluntaryism, the philosophy that all forms of human association should be voluntary. This moral principle is called the non-aggression principle, which prohibits the initiation of aggressive force or coercion.

Because government is force, it violates the non-aggression principle.

Here are some links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntaryism
http://voluntaryist.com
http://Fr33Agents.com/join to network with voluntaryists.

Original video here:

http://youtu.be/e-h4S8jO-1w

As for: "Is lying a violation of the NAP?"

Don't know: is "lying" equal to "aggression"?

Is mere utterance of subjective & arbitrarily 'offensive' and/or misleading speech, lying, etc. considered initiating physical force, as per NAP definitional qualifier??

To be more specific, is speech that is NOT backed up with physical threat, nor qualitatively satisfy in all equal parts "Intent, Ability, Opportunity," qualify as an actual "threat"?

For sake of comparable familiarity analog (because to those who'd frown upon anarchic/private-law arbitration, the current court system is the only model of 'justice' one may be able to reference, most viscerally), would words that do not satisfy those three current common law-legal qualifiers, be deemed a terroristic threat, in the current court system (assuming we're not talking a rigged Federal grand jury process opener-dealios)??

Nope: not unless you're Cathy Reisenwitz.

That said, of course to SOME, such talk may lose some, if not: may "lose all credibility," especially ONLY IF the reader doesn't know, nor accept that "voluntaryist" is in fact synonymous (or 'euphemistic' to some; to allay the emotive fears of those only familiar with the French Anarcho-Communist/syndicalist and/or the FBI's Black Bloc-COINTELPRO-'anarchists,' and not market-anarchists/AnCap-agorists/pro-property voluntaryists) with "anarchist" and/or is used interchangeably within/among AnCap circles.

But of course, each individual's mileage may vary.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

Debbie's picture

Correct!

Thank you, Michael!

Debbie

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you Debbie

Have a good night, and a good weekend.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
Debbie's picture

You're welcome Michael

And the same to you, my friend.

Debbie