http://www.l4l.org/library/bepro-rp.html has the text of something Ron Paul wrote back in 1981. Ron Paul hasn't grown in office or rediscovered or flip-flopped (noting "flipper" was one of those we encountered in Iowa who was there to explain Romney's positions, maybe he was of the class of 7474 (EEs will understand the reference)).
A realignment is taking place. Anti-war, Anti-state (as far as it is utterly stupid), Anti micromanagement, Anti-theft - er, I mean tax (if A and B vote to rob C, why is it called taxation and not theft?).