When asked about his goals in running for president, Paul repsonded: “I’m in it to win it…As president I would reduce the power of government, I wouldn’t seek it. I would never take the power from Congress…The Constitution was written to restrict the government, not to restrict the people, now it’s turned around. We use government to restrict the people in all manner. So I would like to reverse that.”
Its interesting to see Fox News now hold a forum such as this involving a group of people like Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano, Peter Schiff, Lew Rockwell, and others who are such libertarian, pro-free market, pro-individual rights and non-neocon. Especially given the fact that only a year ago (give or take a few months) many Fox News hosts were deliberately cutting Ron Paul off when he would try to speak, misquoting him, and using all manner of underhanded techniques to marginalize him and his views, all the while promoting fascism and neoconservatism. There has definitely been a shift take place, less likely due any upsurge of good will or honesty from Fox News and more likely due to the fact that these people have been repeatedly proven right and that now the fox News viewership demands they be heard, but I could be wrong—I don’t actually ever watch the channel so maybe there has been less of a shift than I think. The fact that this forum even took place on Fox News is very interesting. Notice that even the logo has been changed here to white on a darker background instead of the usual blue and red.
Ron Paul’s appearance on Fox News 11.10.2008.
The most recent $40 billion gift to AIG is more of the same failed economic policy. I’m reminded of a picture I saw of Ron Paul in his office. On his desk he had/has a sign that says: “Don’t Steal, the Government Hates Competition”. It’s both funny and sad, but completely true.
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Ron Paul appeared on Fox News yesterday to discuss the bailouts and their potentially disastrous implications:
Ron Paul goes into even greater detail in a statement he released on the bailouts and economy in another excellent clip that can be found here.
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