Thursday, July 23, 2009

Liberty Quote Of The Day: Ron Paul

Avowed protector of Liberty, Congressman Ron Paul tells us what freedom really means. Folks less familiar with Texas's great Dr. No should realize that when Ron Paul talks about robbing our neighbors, he means it both literally and figuratively. For those that follow our Liberty Quote of the Day series, you understand that in most modern forms, taxes, monetary inflation (money printing), and governmental borrowing are the primary forms of the figurative theft he (and we) refer to (see our recent Cliff Asness or Francisco D'Anconia quotes, for instance).

"The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our mistakes, neither does our neighbor have any right to tell us how to live, so long as we aren’t infringing on their rights. Freedom to make bad decisions is inherent in the freedom to make good ones. If we are only free to make good decisions, we are not really free."
— Ron Paul