“Ron Paul emerged from last week’s GOP debate as completely victorious according to every available benchmark and yet there is still a deliberate ploy to push the Texas Congressman to the sidelines on behalf of a terrified corporate media.”
So says Paul Watson of Prison Planet, in a recent Jones Report. Ever heard of Ron Paul? Here’s me guessing you haven’t. Ever heard of Rudolph Giuliani? Of course you have. Well, let’s hear about Ron Paul.
He’s in Congress for his 10th term. Wikipedia has this to say:
Paul advocates the limited role of government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He has earned the nickname “Dr. No” for voting against any bill he believes violates the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Paul is the “one exception to the Gang of 535” on Capitol Hill. He has never voted to raise taxes or congressional pay. He has always voted against the USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and the Iraq War.
I’m not generally a fan of libertarians. They like to take functions of society out democratic control by privatising them, and plus “libertarian” was totally our word first. But it sure is interesting listening to him in the debate.