Friday, May 13, 2011
The man who likely has done more than anyone to put the libertarian philosophy of freedom and small government on the political agenda probably will make another run for the presidency: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
Paul is always upbeat, but lately he’s had more reason to be, as he sees libertarian ideas bubbling up from the grass roots.
“People outside of Washington are waking up,” he said on my Fox Business show this month, “and they’re getting the attention of a few in Washington.”
Paul has been in Congress more than 20 years, and much of that time he’s played a lonely role, often being the only representative to cast “no” vote on bills to expand government.
“Twenty years ago, there weren’t very many people around that would endorse these views. So … I’m very pleased with what’s happening. There are more now, but the problems are so much greater.”
Because bigger government creates built-in resistance to cuts.
This article was posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 at 3:12 am