Couldn't a lot of what Dr. Paul talks about be considered a "conspiracy theory"? For example, the biggest conspiracy against the American people to him is the threat of the Federal Reserve and the systematic devaluation of the dollar. The whole story of how the Fed was created in dark rooms somewhere on Jekyll Island in 1910 by colluding bankers and politicians is about as conspiratorial as it gets, isn't it?
Like it or not, that's a conspiracy that opens the floodgates of inquiry into so many other events in American history. Dr. Paul and others helped me and many others challenge what we had been taught in public school. Dr. Paul opened my eyes about things I would have never questioned because he had questions of his own once upon a time that didn't necessary jive with the collective consensus either.
American history, to me, is rife with conspiracies but for some reason, some people seem to think that they have the special ability to determine which conspiracies should be talked about and which should not be. We all know the term conspiracy is thrown around too flippantly thus attaching a stigma to the term and anyone who is labeled as a conspiracy theorist. It's simply a matter of asking questions, questions that may seem like they come from no where but questions that shouldn't be trivialized by calling the one who asked it a conspiracy theorist or nut or whatever other derogatory name one might use.
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