Ron Paul: “There’s a Limit to How Much Independence You Can Get Away With.”Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Turn to 2:45 of the video and watch.
Now, as people know, I have supported and admired much of what Ron Paul has done, especially his passionate writings and his ways of educating Joe Blow. Yet people also know that I say what is, and I don’t care who I “offend,” who I piss off, or what future “engagements” I might blow by taking people on and standing on principled ground. I am an independent, so I don’t have to kiss anybody’s royal behind, nor do I have to fit into their philosophical framework to be a part of their think tank or website. That’s the way I like it. I let my occupation fund my passion, and therefore I go onward, owing no one in the world of libertarianism. What a wonderful thing.
But Ron Paul has proven what I have always said: all politics is coercion. It’s just one person’s (kinder and gentler) coercion versus the other guy’s brand. Now Ron Paul is not a statist – of course. But he has made his point here, and a lot of libertarians don’t like it.
If you want to see a long string of comments on this video, go to my Facebook page (Karen De Coster) and look at the post and ensuing comments. Very interesting.
I will still admire Paul’s massive body of tremendous work, but I will always call out these moments and bring necessary attention to them. Paul has not only told us, here, that Republican politics own him, but the attitude he conveys is callous, and, what’s with the sniggering?