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This is a great example of the strength of Ron Paul’s arguments – logical, powerful, and true.

Morton Downy Junior Show (1988)


On freedom

Goonie: Your solutions, on stopping drug trade, is give up… give up on the war-on-drugs. I say zero tolerance, we use the military for aid, we stop it from getting into the country, we cut it off at the source. Why give up on that fight?

Ron Paul: What you give up on is a tyrannical approach to solving a social and medical problem. We endorse the idea of voluntarism, self-responsibility, family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It’s a preposterous notion, it never worked, it never will. The government can’t make you a better person, it can’t make you follow good habits. Why don’t they put you on a diet, you’re a little overweight…

The Morton Downey Jr. Show, July 4, 1988

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