Ron Paul: Palin Can't 'Rein in the Empire'
Former Republican and Libertarian presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul on September 2 called the Republicansâ vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a âgood personâ but said she would be unable to ârein in the empire.â
Paul delivered his criticism of the candidate and the government she would aim to reform after delivering a speech at the libertarian âCampaign for
As for Palin, âsheâs a good person but I donât think she can, uh, rein in the empire,â Paul told the Business & Media Institute (BMI) of the vice president pick Sen. John McCainâs campaign has touted as a âmaverickâ and âreformer.â
Paul, an advocate for an isolationist foreign policy, told BMI that Republicans should âfollow their hearts, follow their brainsâ and vote for an idealistic candidate in November.
âI think politics should always be idealistic,â he said. âIâm involved in politics and Iâm an idealist.â
In his speech, Paul called for a return to âhard moneyâ economics and bashed government institutions like the Federal Reserve.
âWeâve got a system of government that has been encouraged by a school system â the economics taught in the school system â itâs never a free-market policy of hard money economics. Itâs always Keynesian, soft money economics that are wrong.â
Paul has launched the âCampaign for Libertyâ to educate people on his platform that seeks to abolish the Federal Reserve, repeal the Patriot Act and withdraw from foreign entanglements. And economics, he said, needs to be taught with a hard-money approach.
Paulâs ideas are based on his principles of a strictly limited federal government and an active private market.
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âPeople have a right to their property, their air and their water,â he said. â
âA true revolution will impact not only the Republican Party, but the Democrat Party and the Independent Party,â he said.
Paul said the message he brought to his audience was one he hoped would revolutionize the way a young generation thinks about the roles of the individual and the roles of the government.