Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thank Goodness We Can Ignore the Wars, by Sheldon Richman

New York Times foreign-affairs columnist Thomas Friedman laments that most Americans are disengaged from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During a recent radio appearance, Friedman cited comedian Bill Maher’s complaint that “the enemy” has had to fight only 140,000 Americans rather than all 300 million of us.

You hear this a lot. Commentators seem to long for World War II, when “the whole country was at war.” They criticize President Bush for letting most Americans shirk their responsibility. When he’s queried about what sacrifices he’s asked of the American people, Bush says they have forgone peace of mind and paid higher gasoline prices. Naturally, this does not satisfy his critics.

Let me suggest that Friedman and Maher couldn’t be more wrong. (Neither could Bush, of course.) It is a good thing that the current wars are not total wars and that most Americans are disengaged from the horrors inflicted by the U.S. government on Iraq and Afghanistan. Why? Because total war has terrible effects even on the belligerent whose society is not directly involved. If most of us have been able to avoid being sucked into that vortex, then I say, “Thank goodness.”

Total war brutalizes a society. It brings out bloodlust and hate. It stimulates an ugly nationalism (gussied up as patriotism) which boasts that “we” are better than “them.” It distorts vision, causing people to see something honorable in being slaughtered and maimed — as long as the dead and disabled are “our guys.” It distorts judgment too, making people think that killing strangers who have never threatened us is heroic.

War makes people say stupid things. For example, they tell members of the armed forces, “Thank you for your service to our country,” when they aren’t serving their country at all — they’re serving the hack politicians and bureaucrats who send them to war. The same soldiers are told they are fighting for “our freedom,” when in fact the commander in chief they are obeying is destroying our freedom as he issues orders that inevitably kill innocents in foreign countries. Making enemies disserves one’s country.

War makes people afraid to think the truth. Heaven help the person who believes the lives lost were lost in vain. Look at what happened when Sens. John McCain and Barak Obama used the word “wasted” in connection with the casualties in Iraq. They were slammed and had to retreat.

But of course the lives lost and ruined by Bush’s wars were lost and ruined in vain. For those who fight, a nondefensive war is the epitome of waste. Without the Bush lies about weapons of mass destruction and revenge for 9/11, who would have volunteered to go to Iraq or Afghanistan? Who would have chosen to finance those wars?

War also makes people collectivists. In a free society people go about their own peaceful business, freely joining with others for common causes and mutual benefit. In total war the people become a herd lorded over by the state. It takes most of their incomes, rations their food, and perhaps conscripts them. They are told this sacrifice is necessary because they are all part of a great cause. Those gulled by the politicians feel good about their regimentation and deprivation. But the war and its sacrifices are only for the glory of rulers. The people gain nothing and lose much.

Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation, author of Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State, and editor of The Freeman magazine. Visit his blog “Free Association” at www.sheldonrichman.com. Send him email.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Congressman Ron Paul: Archives

Past articles by Congressman Ron Paul on LewRockwell.com

War Is the Enemy of Freedom
Ron Paul interviewed by Michael Shank.

Dr. No on More War Funding
No, says Ron Paul.

Don't Blame the Market
For the housing bubble, says Ron Paul.

The Original American Foreign Policy
Ron Paul on why it's still the right one.

The Right To Keep and Bear Arms
Even (especially?) in DC.

The Scandal of US Foreign Policy
And the scandal of Walter Reed.

The Coming Meltdown
Of "entitlements."

What the Fed Is Doing to the Economy
Ron Paul on Bernanke's mischief.

The Neoconservative Empire
Stop the war, stop threatening war, and bring the troops home now. Article by Ron Paul.

Stop!
Ron Paul advises President Bush.

More War Spending
And more, and more.

Stop Glorifying Political Power
It's the enemy of the rule of law, says Ron Paul.

Everybody Supports the Troops
Let's move on to the real issues.

Monetary Depreciation and Killing
Ron Paul on inflation and war finance.

Stop All Foreign Aid to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, et al.
That would be a contribution to peace, says Ron Paul.

Will Bush Pull an LBJ?
Will he phony up an Iranian Gulf of Tonkin incident?

George the Warmonger
Ron Paul on the escalations.

No Welfare for Foreigners
Welfare for domestics is quite bad enough.

We Need a Surge of Liberty
Not more tyranny of war, says Ron Paul.

Don't Blame the Euro
Blame the Congress and the Fed, says Ron Paul.

Foreign Policy and the Prince of Peace
Or do they worship the Prince of War?

George Washington Was Right
It's long past time to return to his foreign policy, says Ron Paul.

Is Foreign Policy a One-Man Show?
Yes, but that is unconstitutional.

'The' Problem
It's monetary inflation, says Ron Paul.

Time To Abolish 'Selective Service'
Military slavery is always a pure evil.

The Land of the Free Lunch
It will, or ought to, miss Milton Friedman, says Ron Paul.

The Entitlement State is Coming Down
Ron Paul on the demographic reality.

The Gun Controllers Haven't Given Up
We must keep our powder dry, says Ron Paul.

The Waco Summit
And the Nafta superhighway.

Do Tax Cuts Cost the Government Money?
That is the wrong question, says Ron Paul.

Taxes, Spending, and Debt
Ron Paul on the real issues.

'Birthright Citizenship'
Time to rethink it, says Ron Paul.

Diagnosing Our Health Care Woes
Dr. Ron Paul on the government disease.

Amnesty and the Welfare State
Ron Paul on immigration.

Time for Immigration Reform
Now, says Ron Paul.

Big Government Always Fails
And must. Ron Paul on the Law of Opposites.

A North American United Nations?
Ron Paul on another establishment scheme.

Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke
On "plunge protection," fiat money, and the Fed.

Want To Cut Medical Costs?
Here's how, says Ron Paul.

Trade With China, Yes
Subsidized trade, no.

The Threat of Property Taxes
Especially rising ones.

What Congress Can Do About High Gas Prices
Stop making war.

Why I Voted Against the Israeli Resolution
It's dangerous and wrong, says Ron Paul.

The Yoke of the Fed
Ron Paul on the inflation tax.

Your Enemy, the Fed
Ron Paul on what it does to your savings.

Time for a New Declaration
Ron Paul on what we have forgotten.

Undermining the Regime
Ron Paul on why the American people are so angry.

Global Gun Control
Having failed in the US, the disarmers try the UN.

Congress Rejects UN Taxes
But not, unfortunately, US taxes.

The Estate Tax Is a Social and Moral Evil
Abolish it, says Ron Paul.

Bipartisan Evil
Ron Paul on the annual foreign-aid ripoff.

Stop the NAIS
Ron Paul on the totalitarian animal ID system.

Don't Commit the Crime
Ron Paul on avoiding war with Iran.

Thanks, Ben
Ron Paul on the declining dollar and eroding personal savings.

Upset at Gas Prices?
Look at US foreign and monetary policy, says Ron Paul.

Soaring Gas Prices
Ron Paul on what Congress can do about them.

The Only Worthwhile Foreign Aid
Private.

The 'Academic Bill of Rights'
It's a trick to suppress dissent on US foreign policy, says Ron Paul.

The Sicker and Sicker Dollar
Ron Paul on what the gold price is telling us.

Rumsfeld Is Not the Issue
The government's use of force is.

Hands Off Iran
And no murderous sanctions either, says Ron Paul.

Your Money or Your Life
Ron Paul on April 15th.

The Next Neocon Target
Ron Paul on Iran.

Should the Children of Illegal Aliens Be Citizens?
Stop "birthright citizenship," says Ron Paul.

A Tribute to the Late Harry Browne
Ron Paul on a great libertarian.

Making the World Safe for Christianity
Thanks, neocons.

The Perils of Economic Ignorance
And what to do about it.

Another 'Emergency' Spending Bill
Thanks, Republicans.

The Nature of Government Debt
Those who borrow never repay.

International Taxes?
Ron Paul on a UN scheme.

Bringing Sunshine to Mordor
Ron Paul on opening up Congress.

The Port Security Controversy
Constitutionally, this is not the president's decision, says Ron Paul.

The Federal Hurricane
Ron Paul on Katrina relief, six months later.

Silence the War Drums!
Ron Paul to the congressional Gene Krupas.

Why the US Hates Iraq, Iran, and Venezuela
Ron Paul on the end of dollar hegemony.

A Real DC Scandal
Ron Paul on the Fed.

Abortion Is None of the Feds' Business
Same with all social policy, says Ron Paul.

New Rules, Same Game
Ron Paul on congressional "reform."

Federal Courts vs. Freedom
Ron Paul on the growth of government power.

The Real DC Scandal
It's the leviathan state, says Ron Paul.

A Symptom Not a Cause
Ron Paul on DC scandals.

Peace and Prosperity in 2006?
Only if we limit the feds.

Big George
Ron Paul on domestic surveillance and the Patriot Act.

The Proper American Foreign Policy
It would favor peace over war, trade over sanctions, courtesy over arrogance, and liberty over coercion.

What Do Rising Gold Prices Mean?
Less faith in the paper dollar.

Rothbard vs. Bernanke
Ron Paul on continuing Fed propaganda, and the antidote.

So-Called Deficit Reduction
Ron Paul on another Republican fraud.

Slashing the Budget?
Don't make me laugh.

The Trouble With Federal Deposit 'Insurance'
And increasing it in the name of decreasing government spending.

The FDA Suppresses Speech on Dietary Supplements
Ron Paul wants health freedom.

Too Little, Too Late
Ron Paul on spendaholic conservatives and their talk of cutting back.

The Evil of Foreign Aid
Ron Paul on a bipartisan scam.

Big Lies and Little Lies
Ron Paul on the phony justifications for aggressive war.

George Reisman Is Right
We need a free market in gasoline, says Ron Paul.

Hands Off Syria
Stop the foreign-policy lunacy.

The GSE Crisis
Stop pumping up the bubble!

Picking the Pennies Off Dead Men's Eyes
Will the death tax ever be repealed?

Another Tax Reform Fraud
It's government spending we need to cut first, says Ron Paul.

Federal Courts Are Political
Ron Paul on the Miers nomination.

Should We Stop Killing and Being Killed?
Ron Paul on leaving vs. staying.

Deficit Hurricane
Ron Paul on the DC spendathon.

Coming Cat 5 Hurricane
Financial, that is.

Cat-5 Government
Ron Paul on the response to Katrina.

The Evil of Standing Armies
Ron Paul on "why we fight." And why we really do.

Some Things You're Not Supposed To Think About
Ron Paul on gasoline, taxes, and Middle East policy.

Hey, Big Spender
Ron Paul on the feds.

Borrowing, Spending, Counterfeiting
Ron Paul on the federal parasite.

The Answer to Judicial Tyranny
Strip the federal courts of their power, as the constitution allows, says Ron Paul.

Immigration and the Welfare State
Ron Paul on the nexus.

The Sausage Factory
Make that the poison-sausage factory. Ron Paul on how federal edicts are imposed on us.

Questioning Greenspan
Ron Paul vs. the Counterfeiter-in-Chief, 1997-2005.

Advancing the Police State
Ron Paul on the 4th anniversary of the Patriot Act.

Ron Paul and Alan Greenspan
Mr. Sound Money vs. the Counterfeiter-in-Chief.

Don't Start a Trade War With China
Ron Paul on the protectionist menace.

Don't Expand the Police State
Ron Paul on the Patriot Act.

The Party of Big Government
Ron Paul on the Republicans.

Suicide Terrorism
Ron Paul on how to stop it.

Cafta and the War on Supplements
Ron Paul on globalists together.

What Should America Do For Africa?
Not have our politicians send their politicians our money, says Ron Paul.

We Have No Jurisdiction in 'Kelo'
Ron Paul on what the Supremes should have said, and the war on property.

The Psycho State
Ron Paul on federal "mental health" screening for school children.

The UN Cannot Be Reformed
Because it is inherently illegitimate, says Ron Paul.

Global Central Planning
Ron Paul's speech on the floor of Congress about the WTO.

Conservatives Expand UN
To use it for conservative world government.

More Government, Less Free Trade
Ron Paul on CAFTA.

Questions for Greenspan
The famed Q&A between Ron Paul and the Fed chairman, 1997-2004.

Missing the Point
Ron Paul on federal funding of stem-cell research.

The Guilty Fed
Ron Paul on dollar erosion.

Get Out of the WTO
We need free trade, not world government, says Ron Paul.

No More Bank Bailouts
Not by the taxpayers.

Don't Believe the Lies
About a "national ID." It is meant to control you, not terrorism or illegal immigration, says Ron Paul.

Repeal the Patriot Act
Ron Paul on the federal powergrab and moneygrab.

Health Freedom
Don't let the FDA restrict our dietary supplements, says Ron Paul.

Why Fund UNESCO?
Ron Paul wants to know.

Being Pro-Life and Pro-War
It doesn't work, Ron Paul tells conservatives.

The Ordeal
And the hypocrites.

Defender of Life
Ron Paul on John Paul II.

The Iraqi People Are Worse Off
Despite administration propaganda, says Ron Paul.

The Pro-Life Movement
It must be a matter of changing hearts, not an empowered central state, says Ron Paul.

Patriotic Extortion
Ron Paul on the drunken-sailor spending.

Deficits Make You Poorer
Ron Paul tries to teach the Republicans a little economics.

Tax Reform Is a Shell Game
Ron Paul on why Lew Rockwell is right.

The Maestro Changes His Tune
Ron Paul on Alan Greenspan and gold.

The Federal Trojan Horse
Ron Paul on the national ID.

Your Papers, Citizen!
Ron Paul on the totalitarian national ID.

Democracy Isn't Freedom
In Iraq or America.

Psycho Feds Target Your Children
Don't let Bush give them mental exams, says Ron Paul.

Bollixing Up the World
Ron Paul on US foreign policy.

Your Papers, Citizen
No Soviet-like internal passports, please.

One Evil of Government IDs
They make identity theft easy, says Ron Paul.

Only Private Charity for Tsunami Victims
Government "help" is evil on several levels.

Hands Off the Electoral College
One of the remaining anti-democratic artifacts of the constitution.

The Police State
America is far from immune, says Ron Paul.

'They Hate Us Because We Are Sooo Good'
Ron Paul on reality and Iraq.

What Has NED Done in Ukraine?
That's the National Endowment for Democracy (Neocon Edifice of Dissimulation).

The National (Socialist) ID Card
Down with it, says Ron Paul.

The Dying Dollar
Exposed by gold.

The Federal Feel-Up
Ron Paul on airport security bullies.

Ignore the Neocon Warmongers
Stay out of the Sudan's civil war, says Ron Paul.

Bush's 'Mandate'
Ron Paul on the alarming election and post-election.

Another Republican Disgrace
Ron Paul on raising the debt limit.

Get Out of the Middle East
And stop all the foreign aid.

House of Cards
Ron Paul on Social Security.

All Hail the Electoral College
The alternative, says Ron Paul, is mob rule.

A Real Threat to National Security
Ron Paul on government debt.

'I Have a Plan…'
Never trust a politician with a plan, says Ron Paul.

Free the District of Columbia
Let the people be armed, says Ron Paul.

The 9/11 Stupidity Bill
More bureaucracy, more intervention, less freedom.

The Draft Is Slavery
Reject it, always and everywhere, says Ron Paul.

Down With the Imperial Judiciary
Let's clip their wings, says Ron Paul.

Can the Constitution Be Saved?
Video of a congressional speech by Ron Paul.

The Disastrous Federal Marriage Amendment
It's an attack on liberty and traditional values, says Ron Paul.

The IMF Con
Ron Paul on Keynes's monstrosity (well, one of them).

Can the Constitution Be Saved?
Video of a congressional speech by Ron Paul.

Restrict the Federal Courts
Don't let them usurp, says Ron Paul.

The Therapeutic Nanny State
Ron Paul on the police state, child division.

Psycho Government
Psychiatry comes in handy for our rulers.

Reject the Federal ID Card
It's totalitarian, says Ron Paul.

Ron Paul's GOP
Texas is, as usual, way ahead of the US.

Ron Paul Interviewed By Brian Lamb
On the 9/11 Commission scam (video).

The 9/11 Commission Fraud
Ron Paul on another state charade.

Police State USA
Ron Paul on why 'safety' does not equal freedom.

To Protect Marriage
Curb the judiciary, says Ron Paul.

Worse Than Useless
Ron Paul on the public circuses called conventions.

Peace and Free Trade
Ron Paul on what our relations ought to be with China and Taiwan (video).

Hands Off Sudan!
Ron Paul on yet another criminal venture by the US government.

A Peace Candidate on the Ballot
Let's break up the two-party monopoly, says Ron Paul.

Aids Welfare for the World
Ron Paul on another DC disaster.

None of Your Business!
Ron Paul to the feds.

A Vicious Tax on the Middle Class
Ron Paul on government spending.

A Real Conservative Rating of Congress
The New American rates the crooks and clowns of Capitol Hill. Needless to say, there is only one hero: Ron Paul.

No UN
Ron Paul wants US independence.

Freedom From the UK Was Step One
Now we need freedom from the US.

The Trouble With Forced Integration
Ron Paul on the unfortunate Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Why Can't the Republican Congress Stop Spending?
And act more like H.R. Gross.

Another Bush Welfare Scheme
Ron Paul on "zero-down" mortgages for the politically connected poor.

Torture, War, and Presidential Powers
Ron Paul is Mr. Constitution.

The Wages of Empire
Debt, debt, and more debt.

The Same Old Middle-Eastern Baloney
Ron Paul on the axis of incompetence.

Building the Dictatorship
Ron Paul says No!

Freedom or Security?
It's a false – and dangerous – choice, says Ron Paul.

No to Foreign Aid
Ron Paul on the latest incarnation of this evil.

The War on Drugs Is a War on Doctors
Ron Paul on the federal assault on people in pain and their physicians.

Don't Start a War With Iran!
Ron Paul on the warmongering wackos.

Cut the Con Game
Ron Paul on the abuse of prisoners in Iraq.

Passing the Buck in Iraq
Are pfc's really the culprits?

No 3rd Party Payments
Ron Paul on free-market medical care.

The Lessons of 9/11
Ron Paul on why foreign meddling matters.

Government Ghouls
And their war on pain sufferers.

Federal 'Justice'
Ron Paul on constitution-violating judges.

An Evening With Ron Paul
Steve Yates on the last real American in DC.

LOST at Sea
Ron Paul on the rotten Law of the Sea Treaty.

Don't Expand Nato
In fact, let's rethink the whole idea.

Praise the Troops, Fine
But shut up about "victory."

The Folly of Fed Interest Rates
Ron Paul on the damage of Greenspanism.

An Indecent Attack on the First Amendment
Ron Paul on the latest federal censorship scam.

A Perennial Gift From Greenspan
Monetary depreciation.

Inflation
It's alive and well, says Ron Paul.

Get Out of the Way
Ron Paul's advice to the government.

Eliminate Federal Court Jurisdiction
On marriage, abortion, education, and a host of other issues, says Ron Paul.

That Old Black Magic
Ron Paul on Greenspan's machinations.

Hey, Greenspan
Stop ignoring the monetary shark in the water, says Ron Paul.

The Feds Are a Bunch of Sick Puppies
Ron Paul on the war on pain relief.

Greenspan Confesses to Ron Paul
The Fed has inordinate power.

Ron Paul on Liberty
And a wise consistency for freedom.

Start a Brush Fire for Freedom
Ron Paul is interviewed by John W. Whitehead.

In the Face of an Executive Power Grab
Congress rolled over and played dead, says Ron Paul.

Spending and Lying
Ron Paul on the budget.

Don't Appoint Congress
Ron Paul fights a totalitarian proposal.

Federal Marriage Counseling
Is this Bush's worst idea?

Amnesty and Culture
Ron Paul on Bush's y'all come immigration plan.

Sending Social Security to Mexico
Ron Paul on another Bushian outrage.

The War on Religion
And the offensive against Christmas.

No Peace in the Holy Land
It's especially sad at Christmastime, says Ron Paul.

Time To DeNationalize Peace
Ron Paul on the Geneva Accord.

The Disappearing Dollar
The answer is gold, says Ron Paul.

GOP
The party of big government.

Against Imperialism and Socialism
Video of a speech by Ron Paul.

The Crime of Conscription
Are the feds about to raise a slave army?

Republican Socialism
Ron Paul battles the Medicare monster.

Socialist Military Treats Its Cannon Fodder
Like…cannon fodder.

Don't Blame Other Countries
Our economic woes begin at home, says Ron Paul.

Congressional Censorship
Stop threatening people for what they think and say.

The Looting Process
Ron Paul on appropriations.

Stop Pouring Money Down a Hole
Ron Paul on foreign aid.

Crazed Foreign Aid
One price of empire.

Trade Sanctions Are Evil
And so are those who want to starve Syrians as they starved Iraqis.

Recall DC
Ron Paul on California.

Abolish Neocon Central
Ron Paul on the National Endowment for Democracy.

Free Prescription Drugs
We will pay dearly, says Ron Paul.

Vouchers Are Welfare
Also unconstitutional on the federal level, says Ron Paul.

Big Bucks in Baghdad
That's your money, says Ron Paul.

No UN Gun Control
Ron Paul is Horatius at the bridge.

$87 Billion? Not 87 Cents
Ron Paul on the costs of war.

Fannie and Freddie
Ron Paul on two federal monstrosities.

Stop COG
Ron Paul on the chilling "continuity of government" proposal.

War and Debt
Ron Paul on the Bush spendathon.

Greenspan's Monopoly Money
It's the mother's milk of tyranny.

Paper Money and Tyranny
Ron Paul on the chilling connection.

Can We Afford To Occupy Iraq?
Not in any sense.

Love the Hangman, America
Ron Paul on Ashcroft's bizarre promo tour.

Don't Look to Politics To Solve the Blackout
It's the problem, says Ron Paul.

The Imaginery Constitution
Created by the federal courts.

Hurrah for Drug Reimportation
It increases medical freedom, says Ron Paul.

Bring Back Honest Money
Ron Paul on repealing legal tender.

The Horrific Cost of Government
Ron Paul on Saddam Bushein and the taxayeen.

Free Trade in Pharmaceuticals
Ron Paul stands tall against protectionism.

Stay Out of Liberia!
It's another unconstitutional fiasco in the making, says Ron Paul.

The Unpatriot Act
Some encouraging news from Ron Paul.

Lying Us into War
Ron Paul on the phony justifications.

Greenspan Punishes Savers
Ron Paul on the evil central bank.

Rule of the Machiavellians
Ron Paul on the ex-conservative movement.

We’ve Been Neo-Conned
An historic speech by Ron Paul on the followers of Trotsky, Strauss, and Machiavelli who run the conservative movement, and the Bush administration.

Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve
A video with Ron Paul, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Joseph Salerno, and Lew Rockwell.

Exchanging Strings From London
For chains from DC.

Continuity of Government?
It's another slap at the Constitution, says Ron Paul.

Thanks, Republicans
The party of big government strikes again.

Does Tony Blair Deserve a Gold Medal?
Ron Paul on why it's a crime.

Buy Canadian Drugs
Ron Paul on free trade in pharmaceuticals.

Greenspan Is To Blame
Ron Paul on the sainted Fed chairman.

The Truth About Tax Credits
And who should get them.

Setting Up the Dictatorship
Ron Paul on the Continuity of Government Act.

Lavish Occupation
Ron Paul on the unbearable cost of Iraq.

Federal Flag Burning
Should it be unconstitutional? Of course not, says Ron Paul.

Pro-Life Action
It must proceed from proper principles, says Ron Paul.

The Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Ron Paul is for it, with grave reservations.

The Republican Debt Monster
Ron Paul on conservative profligacy.

The Federal Drug Bully
Ron Paul on unconstitutional DC meddling in state and local elections.

The Phony Tax-Cut Debate
It's the total of government spending that counts, says Ron Paul.

Bush's Foreign Aids Scheme
So much for social conservatism among Republicans.

American Law or UN Law
It's time, for once, for Congress to do its duty, says Ron Paul.

Keep the UN Out of Iraq
And America too, says Ron Paul.

Gun Rights and States Rights
The speech that has the NRA doing Karl Rove's bidding against Ron Paul.

Bush Betrayal
This time, on gun control.

Ron Paul vs. the UN
An interview with Thomas R. Eddlem.

Bush the Spender
With his partner in crime, the Republican Congress.

Merchants of Death
Ron Paul on war profiteers.

Stop Censoring Religious Speech
Ron Paul tries to talk some sense to Congress.

Anti-Foreign Hate
Crazed fury at France and other countries endangers the world economy, says Ron Paul.

Stop Funding Abortion
Ron Paul also seeks to deny the usurping federal courts jurisdiction.

The Medical Malpractice Mess
Ron Paul on solving it through the free market.

Bush Has Wrecked the UN
It's a silver lining in the war cloud, says Ron Paul.

Ron Paul Forges Antiwar Coalition
Right and left against mass murder.

Dangerous Nonsense
Ron Paul on the myth of war prosperity.

Oppose the Federal Welfare State
It's an unconstitutional evil, says Ron Paul.

Another UN War?
Ron Paul on the Bushian adventure.

Buying ‘Friends’ With Foreign Aid
Ron Paul on compassionate conservatism, international division.

The Heroic Ron Paul
The Texas Observer is astonished to find an antiwar Republican.

Welfare for the Left and Right
And welfare for the world. Ron Paul on the Bush administration.

'We're All Democrats Now'
Sorry, Mr. Franklin, says Ron Paul.

Government's False Prosperity
And real recessions.

Cut Taxes for the Rich
Cut taxes for everybody, says Ron Paul.

Restore the Second Amendment
Ron Paul on gun rights.

Public Slavery
Conscription is collectivism, says Ron Paul.

No National ID Numbers
Ron Paul wants to stop federal SS abuse.

More Foreign Welfare
Thanks, Bush.

Peace and Freedom
Ron Paul on the prospects for these twins in 2003.

What Really Divides Us?
Ron Paul on the centralizing state.

Regime Change
Ron Paul on what the warmongers really mean.

Government Vaccinations
Bad policy, bad medicine.

Our Idiotic Foreign Policy
It makes more trouble in the Middle East.

George LBJ Bush
He is building the state at rates almost unprecedented.

Big Trouble Ahead
As the feds make war on Iraq.

DC Isn't My Homeland
Ron Paul on the Homeland Security monster.

tate ecurity
Ron Paul on the takeover of the homeland.

Who Should Prosecute the Snipers?
Not the power-mad central government.

Armed Citizens Are a Public Good
Ron Paul on snipers, terrorism, and gun control.

The War on Truth
Ron Paul on DC claims vs. reality, in the planned attack on Iraq.

Illegal War Violates the Constitution
Don't do it, says Ron Paul.

Will War Doom the Economy?
Ron Paul warns Congress not to allow the invasion.

War Is a Political Disaster
Along with being a moral and economic calamity, says Ron Paul.

Entangling Alliances
They are dangerous and un-American, says Ron Paul.

Abolish the Fed
Ron Paul introduces legislation to do exactly that.

Questions That Won't Be Asked
About Iraq. Ron Paul has 35.

No Militarism, No Socialism
Ron Paul on the recipe for peace, freedom, and prosperity.

Don't Commit Aggression
Ron Paul tries to talk some sense to Congress.

Questions About the 2nd War on Iraq
Ron Paul wants them answered before the troops go in.

Don't Make War on the Rule of Law
Ron Paul on the planned aggression against Iraq.

Hey, Greenspan
Why does the US adhere to an IMF injunction against sound money? Ron Paul wants to know.

Ron vs. Alan
Hard questions for Greenspan from Ron Paul.

Intervention Begets Terror
Ron Paul on the disaster of US foreign policy.

Snitching for the State
Ron Paul on the Bushie Stasi.

The Federal Fraud
Ron Paul wants to know: what about government accountability?

Has Capitalism Failed?
Of course not, says Ron Paul. It's government that's the flop.

Are We Doomed To Be a Police State?
Ron Paul on the anti-freedom ambitions of the feds.

Don't Invade Iraq
Let's listen to Scott Ritter instead, says Ron Paul.

The Declining Dollar
Ron Paul on why gold is the answer.

For Peace and Freedom
Ron Paul against welfare and war.

Don't Expand Federal Deposit 'Insurance'
Ron Paul warns the Congress.

No Conscription
Ron Paul on why Daniel Webster was right.

Don't Regulate Supplements
Congressmen Ron Paul and Peter DeFazio speak out against the FDA.

Stop the One-Sided Mid-East Meddling
Ron Paul speaks out.

No Corporate Welfare
Ron Paul on FDR's rotten Export-Import Bank.

Are Your Taxes Too Low?
They think so in DC, says Ron Paul.

Ron Paul's Predictions
If the feds aren't stopped from meddling domestically and internationally, we face more war, taxes, inflation, spying, and other tyrannies.

The Framers' Foreign Policy
They had it just right.

No Entangling Alliances
And the Middle East is no exception.

Get Out of the Middle East
Ron Paul on a radical idea: what's in the American interest.

The UN Tax Grab
Ron Paul on the latest globalist trick.

Don't Conscript the Kids
The draft is slavery, plus killing.

No Aggression Against Iraq
It's illegal, immoral, and dangerous, says Ron Paul.

Stop Meddling in Ukraine
Ron Paul has some advice for the feds.

Protectionism vs. Liberty
Ron Paul on Bush's vicious and dangerous tax increase on imported steel.

The Truth About Government Debt
Ron Paul on the deficit and the "surplus."

US Out of Colombia
Ron Paul on the next planned war.

Honest Money, Not Fiat Money
And no federal police state, says Ron Paul.

Get Us Out of the IMF
Ron Paul on Keynes's rotten International Monetary Fund.

Don't Attack Iraq
It's morally wrong, and it only endangers Americans.

Stop Manipulating the Gold Price
Ron Paul's message to the feds.

Economic Terror
Thanks to Osama Bin Federal.

Why Is There So Much Money in Politics?
Because the rotten reach of politics is so broad and deep, says Ron Paul.

The Truth About Enron
Over-subsidized, not under-regulated.

Down With World Government
And its instrument, the WTO.

The Case for Peace and Freedom
Ron Paul on why we should not attempt to rule the world.

The Argentine Tango
Government, default, and the IMF.

Will This Be a 'War Year'?
Ron Paul on the future of US foreign policy.

Should the US Attack Iraq Again?
Ron Paul says No.

If We Get the Despotic Draft
Let's take congressmen first, says Ron Paul.

National (Socialist) ID
Ron Paul condemns a dastardly idea.

9/11 Was Preventable
All we had to do was take George Washington's urgent counsel. Speech by Ron Paul.

The State vs. Doctors
Dr. Ron Paul's address to the graduating class at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston.

Faith-Based Statism
Ron Paul refutes a disastrous idea.

Waco Prophet
Ron Paul had it right from the beginning.