Ron Paul: Palin Can't 'Rein in the Empire'
Former Republican and Libertarian presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul on September 2 called the Republicans‚Äô vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a ‚Äúgood person‚ÄĚ but said she would be unable to ‚Äúrein in the empire.‚ÄĚ
Paul delivered his criticism of the candidate and the government she would aim to reform after delivering a speech at the libertarian ‚ÄúCampaign for
As for Palin, ‚Äúshe‚Äôs a good person but I don‚Äôt think she can, uh, rein in the empire,‚ÄĚ Paul told the Business & Media Institute (BMI) of the vice president pick Sen. John McCain‚Äôs campaign has touted as a ‚Äúmaverick‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúreformer.‚ÄĚ
Paul, an advocate for an isolationist foreign policy, told BMI that Republicans should ‚Äúfollow their hearts, follow their brains‚ÄĚ and vote for an idealistic candidate in November.
‚ÄúI think politics should always be idealistic,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm involved in politics and I‚Äôm an idealist.‚ÄĚ
In his speech, Paul called for a return to ‚Äúhard money‚ÄĚ economics and bashed government institutions like the Federal Reserve.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got a system of government that has been encouraged by a school system ‚Äď the economics taught in the school system ‚Äď it‚Äôs never a free-market policy of hard money economics. It‚Äôs always Keynesian, soft money economics that are wrong.‚ÄĚ
Paul has launched the ‚ÄúCampaign for Liberty‚ÄĚ to educate people on his platform that seeks to abolish the Federal Reserve, repeal the Patriot Act and withdraw from foreign entanglements. And economics, he said, needs to be taught with a hard-money approach.
Paul‚Äôs ideas are based on his principles of a strictly limited federal government and an active private market.
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‚ÄúPeople have a right to their property, their air and their water,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚Äú
‚ÄúA true revolution will impact not only the Republican Party, but the Democrat Party and the Independent Party,‚ÄĚ he said.
Paul said the message he brought to his audience was one he hoped would revolutionize the way a young generation thinks about the roles of the individual and the roles of the government.