Like a lot of patriots, I used to admire Ron Paul. Over the last decade I purchased and read four books authored or coauthored by him. I used to receive his monthly newsletter from the foundation for Rational Education and Economics, Inc. But I have not followed him much for the last two years.
This brief essay is about Ron Paul, and his “revolution” campaign, sometimes referred to as the “Ron Paul Revolution”. It was a big deal back in 2008, when he published his book The Revolution A Manifesto. It was published by Grand Central Publishing of New York, not a small town or indie publishing house.
For those not in the know, Ron Paul is an 81 year old medical doctor and former U.S. Congressman from Texas. He has been a member of both the Republican and the Libertarian parties. He has ran for president three times, once as a Libertarian and twice as a Republican. I even supported him in his 2008 run.
His “revolution” was a revolution of students, ideas, and votes -not arms. He believed that if we just talked about liberty, the Constitution, free market economics, the fraud of paper money and the Federal Reserve, the 4th Amendment trashing Patriot Act, and a non-interventionist foreign policy -then young people would be converted and we might be able to peacefully restore America.
According to an online October 2011 Christianity Today Q&A type interview by Sarah Pulliam Bailey of, Ron Paul was raised and confirmed Lutheran, raised his children Episcopalian, and now attends a Baptist church. Paul has also closely associated with Roman Catholics like Lew Rockwell, and admires Christ rejecting ethnic Jews such as Rothbard and von Mises. What is Ron Paul spiritually? In all reality, probably nothing.
His book The Revolution is separated into seven sections, and does have some decent information. These sections are devoted to a variety of topics. As you may have guessed, citizen militias and white identity are not given sections!
One example of his partial patriot stance is with one of his key issues, the banks. In the end reading list of The Revolution in 2008, he recommended people read Griffin’s book The Creature From Jekyll Island; but in his 2009 book End The Fed it is not included in the suggested reading section. Could he have backed off because Griffin –in a very brief and non-negative passing way- commented that Rothschild and many of his key lieutenants were Jewish?
In End The Fed, in the 20 page chapter The Origin And Nature of the Fed, he does not mention Rothschild or use the word “Jew”. But he positively mentioned Murray Rothbard, and referred to ethnically Jewish Fed Reserve creation conspirator Paul Warburg as a “German emigre”. Seriously.
My 2009 first edition hardback copy of End The Fed mentions his wife Carol and six other people: five Austrian economists- Ludwig von Mises, Murray N. Rothbard, F.A. Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, Hans F. Sennholz- and his publisher Ben Greenberg. The first two economists (von Mises and Rothbard) were Jews and his publisher (Greenberg) bears an obviously Jewish last name. On top of this, the back dust cover of this work has an endorsement from singer Arlo Guthrie, who is half Jewish. At least four of the seven men he thanked or was endorsed by are either a Jew or a half Jew. That is approximately 57%, in a country that is around 2% Jewish! I think we have found Ron Paul’s leash.
Ron Paul is totally establishment, just a different flavor than most. From college to the Air Force to a government licensed profession (doctor) to Congressman to liberty corporations –Ron Paul has spent his life with the state and the corporations it chartered.
Perhaps the main problem with Ron Paul’s “Revolution” was that it wasn’t.
~Remember the Founders and the 14 Words~
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