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New York Times: Ron Paul Answers Your Questions Pt.1

Do you love the smell of libertarianism in the morning? If so, today is a good day for you.

Last week we solicited your questions for Congressman Ron Paul.

There was such a big response (more than 400 comments) that we have split Paul’s answers into two batches, the first of which is posted below.

Thanks to Paul for his answers and all of you for your good questions.

Q: What was your first thought when you found out McCain chose Palin as his running mate?

A: At first, I thought it was a pretty savvy choice from a political perspective. I also knew that she had said some nice things about me in the past. At the same time, I knew that to be on the ticket, she would have to toe the line on foreign policy and the war, so that tempered a lot of my enthusiasm.

Q: Who in Congress would you consider to be your closest peer(s)?

A: There are a lot of members who I work with on a variety of different issues. Walter Jones is a good friend and works with me on foreign policy. Often on spending, if there is a 432-3 vote, the other two congressmen voting with me are Jeff Flake and Paul Broun. A lot of times, I work with Democrats on civil liberties issues.

I guess my point is that people from all over the political spectrum can side with liberty and the Constitution. The goal is to get a majority to vote that way most of the time.

More at: http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/ron-paul-an...

Ron Paul? That's who :-)

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Invoke Occam's Razor..

NY Times interview: First question of hundreds they could have posed: "What do you think of Sarah Palin?"

What does that tell you about Palin and why she was chosen?

Support the Constitution of the United States

Support the Constitution of the United States

What's with his comments on education??

Does he support government control of education at the local and state level?
I don't think he does, but his wording here is pretty vague.

His job is to enforce the

His job is to enforce the Constitution, which specifically means limiting government at the federal level.

Support the Constitution of the United States

Support the Constitution of the United States

I thought he was clear and concise in this interview,

but judging from the comments, most people don't get it. There were several comments I wanted to respond to but the comments are listed from oldest to newest and nobody will ever read through all of them. Did you notice the guy who sarcastically said "the Constitution doesn't authorize commenting on blogs either"? Obviously most people have no idea that the Constitution was written to restrain the government not the people. Then the guy who says "How does Mr. Paul suggest we pay for healthcare?"

Good interview

Unlike some of the comments, I like the fact that Dr. Paul does not really talk about other people in a negative way. He says what he can and lets the answer fall. I also needed to be reminded why he didn't run third party. I had forgotten about that. So if he runs in 2012, it will be Republican for sure.

Nice link to pass around

-the 11 states where he had to sign an agreement for ballot access was interesting.

RP needs a boost in the comments though... Looks like a rough crowd.
"I killed the Bank."

Great Q&A


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