Comment: Cult of Ron Paul

(See in situ)

In reply to comment: no, actually you dont have a (see in situ)

Cult of Ron Paul

These aren't "our own people". I think we just need to admit that our movement is smaller than we hoped. There are tons of people here because they were caught in the cult of Ron Paul, not because they understand the free market. It's unfortunate, but I think many of these folks would still be under the spell of Obama if the cooler, hipper, Ron Paul thing hadn't come around.
I know that for many of us, Hayek, Rothbard, and even Friedman led us to Ron Paul, so we came in with the understanding of free market capitalism. However, many others started with Ron, which you would hope would lead them to Rothbard, Hayek, etc. Instead, they just latched on to the campaign aspect of the movement and didn't really take the time to learn about the concepts.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).