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How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No 
nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American.
It follows the Founding Fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution.
Ron Paul

You want to get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let's just get rid of all the drug laws.
Ron Paul

Not only is inflation the result of the political demands of special interest groups, the career
desires of politicians,
and the ill-conceived motives of economists, it was also clearly
unconstitutional. Money of real value, gold or
silver, was clearly intended by the Founding
Fathers.
Ron Paul, Gold, Peace, and Prosperity: The Birth of a New Currency

Our government doesn't always tell us the truth. That's how we go to war. And that's how
we get in... They
build up the fear, just like after crisis, the financial crisis. The whole world
would end unless we bail out all the
rich people and bail out Wall Street and bail out all the
bankers. But people now, in a very healthy way, are very
skeptical of what the official
pronouncements are of the government. And I consider that very good.
Ron Paul, 2011

It's time we brought our troops home from around the world. We need to come home from
Korea. We need to
come home from Japan and we need to come home from Europe. We need
to spend all that money here in this
country.
Ron Paul, 2008

One only needs to reflect on the dramatic decline in the value of the dollar that has taken
place since the Fed was established in 1913. The goods and services you could buy for $1.00
in 1913 now cost nearly $21.00. Another way to look at this is from the perspective of the
purchasing power of the dollar itself. It has fallen to less than $0.05 of its 1913 value. We
might say that the government and its banking cartel have together stolen $0.95 of every
dollar as they have pursued a relentlessly inflationary policy.
Ron Paul, End the Fed

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.
Ron Paul

Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy.
Ron Paul

Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or
compromise between the Israelis
and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and
Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign
conflicts.
Ron Paul

I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the
American way of life is
freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.
Ron Paul

Some supporters of the war use their religion to justify the war. Evidently, I've been reading
from a different Bible.
Ron Paul

During the last campaign I knew what was happening. You know, they mocked me for my
foreign policy and they laughed at my monetary policy. No more. No more.
Ron Paul

You can have somebody saying the president can do anything he wants, that civil liberties
don't mean anything, but defending economic liberties. If you say the general-welfare clause
overrides the powers enumerated in Article 1, Section 8, you can probably take that
document and make it say anything you want. But there's so much in the Constitution that
gives the responsibility to the Congress. The president's not supposed to go to war, or be in
charge of taxing and spending. The Founders thought the Congress would always remain the
number one of the three branches - that's why it's high on a hill, above the Supreme Court,
above the White House.
Ron Paul

Maybe we ought to consider a Golden Rule in foreign policy: Don't do to other nations what
we don't want happening to us. We endlessly bomb these countries and then we wonder why
they get upset with us?
Ron Paul

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