Monday, May 12, 2008

Ron Paul Quotes

Here are some of Ron Paul's supporters favorite quotes from Dr. No, himself coming from :


About 9/11:
"They don't attack us because we are rich or free, they come here and attack us because we've been over there."

When asked by Fox News anchor Brit Hume if he takes his marching orders from Al Qaeda:
"NO!!!! I take my marching orders from the Constitution....not from any enemy!!!!"

Other quotes from various speaches and interviews:
"The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state."

"Freedom is popular!"

"We have embarked on things, never intended by our founding fathers...and they said don't get involved in the internal affairs of other nations, don't become the policemen of the world."

"were being over regulated, over taxed and over-run by bureaucrats, the founders would be ashamed of us for what we're putting up with"

When asked about his electability during a debate on Fox Television:
"Let me see if I get this right—we need to borrow $10 billion dollars from China, and then we give it to Musharraf, who is a military dictator who overthrew an elected government. Then we go to war; we lose all these lives, promoting democracy in Iraq. What is going on here?"

Other quotes:
"And there's a greater burden on you than the average person because you know better. So you have an obligation to spread this message, others don't know any better so they don't have this obligation. You have, you are now responsible because you have the message, you know what is right, you know what has to be done, and you know that it will be dependant on you to do it."

"Let it not be said that we did nothing..."

"It's better to be pissed off than to be pissed on."

"As long as we live beyond our means, we are destined to live beneath our means..."

Ron Paul to Fox News Pundit, Sean Hannity
"You'll come around"

To Mitt Romney:
"Make fun, buddy".

Other quotes:
"The whole notion of the income tax is completely abhorrent to a free society because it presumes that the government owns you and your productivity."

From GOP debate moderated by Tim Russert, NBC:
Tim Russert: Does the president need authorization from congress to go to war with iran?

Mitt Romney: We'll let the lawyers sort that one out

Tim Russert: What about you Congressman paul?

Ron Paul: Ah-Absolutely. All this discussion about talking to attorneys totally baffles me! Why don't we just OPEN UP THE CONSTITUTION *huge applause* AND READ IT. YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO WAR WITHOUT A DECLARATION OF WAR.

From his latest book "Revolution: A Manifesto", Ron Paul takes aim at the Democrat's platform of Universal health care:
"And speaking of poor treatement; those who favor national health care schemes; should take a good, hard look at our veterans' hospitals. There is your national health care. These institutions are a national disgrace. If this is the care that the government dispenses to those it honors as its most heroic and admirable citizens; why should anyone else expect to be treated any better?"

And this quotable:
"I dont want to run your lives, I dont know how to run your lives, the Constitution doesnt give me the athority to run your lives."

The Revolution: A Manifesto - Page 66
If our government were scrupulously faithful to the Constitution, we would not need to be especially concerned when a person who represents a philosophy different from our own takes political office. Our Constitution delegates relatively few tasks to the federal government, so it should almost be a matter of indifference who is elected. We wouldn't have to worry that a social policy of which we disapproved would be imposed on our neighborhood at the whim of the new president and his court appointees, or that more of our money would be stolen to fund yet another government boondoggle. And we would also be spared the spectacle of countless American individuals and corporations frantically donating to candidates for political office during election years in order to reserve a place on the federal gravy train if their favorite should win."

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