February 14, 2012 by galudwig
With debates and interviews seemingly continuing to shrink in length and content, it’s refreshing to see an interview like this, where the interviewee actually gets to take the time and explain his position without having to condense it into a twenty-second slogan full of platitudes. The video is actually several months old, but it deserves to be seen and spread, as it shows how good Ron Paul is at explaining his fundamental philosophy of liberty to people who have different ideas.
The strategy of the political establishment and the forces that be is to keep caricaturizing him as a tinfoil-hat-wearing loon who is too extreme and too devoid of common sense to ever leave the fringes of society. But nothing is further from the truth. I for one am positive that, if it were possible for RP to sit down with each and every American voter, he’d become president for sure. Anyway, check out the video.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgp-kOquQAc]
As for the campaign, every day I am stunned by how much more support Ron Paul has been getting, compared to his 2008 run. I’m pretty skeptical (but quite hopeful nonetheless) of his ninja-strategy of delegates, but, even if it turns out badly, and we end up with another four years of whoever of the others will win the election, I have very high hopes for the future. No matter how we look at it, the message of liberty seems to be taking hold among the general public! Austrian economics is now one of the primary “challengers” of the mainstream economic narrative. People on the left are attracted by the anti-war and civil liberties programme of libertarianism. People on the right are realizing that fiscal conservatism is not conservative at all. Anarcho-capitalist books are being discussed in the mainstream media. The firing of a libertarian talk show host can spark a tsunami of angry e-mails and phone calls.
Is the star of freedom rising once again? I don’t know, but it sure does look like it. Let’s just hope the trend continues and it’s not too late.