Ron Paul – The Revolution: A Manifesto – Preface

Page ix: There is no change in American politics. The word “change” always results in more government, more taxing, more money printing, more invasions of privacy, and more military conflict.  US entitlement programs are financially untenable, underfunded by tens of trillions of dollars. The US government borrows money from countries all over the world, especially China, to keep troops in countries all over the world. Having such an extensive military presence makes the American people less safe by creating animosity against us.

Quote: “But in the American political lexicon, “change” always means more of the same: more looting of Americans, more inflation, more police-state measures, more unnecessary war, and more centralization of power.”

Page x: Although national bankruptcy appears to be around the corner, politicians continue to offer more and more “free” services. Nobody questions the fiscal wisdom of stationing American troops in 130 countries. This will all come to an end eventually because economic reality will make itself felt. Public officials never address these issues in any profound way, if they even address the issues at all.  The lack of attention paid to the severity of the issues cuts across party lines and is perpetuated by major media. This is eliminating the liberty and well-being that has traditionally defined America. People who dare to raise these issues are called fanatics and denounced.

Quote: “This is the deadening consensus that crosses party lines, that dominates our major media, and that is strangling the liberty and prosperity that were once the birthright of Americans. Dissenters who tell their fellow citizens what is really going on are subject to smear campaigns that, like clockwork, are aimed at the political heretic. Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”

Page xi: To make society more free we must discuss and debate these issues. The current state of discourse must not dissuade us.

Quote: “If we want to live in a free society, we need to break free from these artificial limitations on free debate and start asking serious questions once again.”

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