Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ron Paul: ‘The Militarism of Big Government is Coming to an End'

-Adam Dick
Ron Paul, speaking Saturday at a Ludwig von Mises Institute event in Costa Mesa, California, presented his optimistic prediction for the future of the movement to ensure respect peace and liberty in the United States and around the world. Paul, who is chairman and founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, both observes “a tremendous growth in the ideas of liberty” over the last thirty years and advises that “the militarism of big government is coming to an end.”

In his speech, Paul identifies 1913, the year both the Federal Reserve and income tax were created in the US, as a year he would like to “repeal” and also as the beginning of a century of movement of the US government away from constitutional restraints intended to protect liberty. This government-without-bounds, Paul argues, is approaching collapse, offering a “tremendous opportunity to reverse that trend” but also the risk that authoritarians will take control if the advocates of non-aggression are insufficiently prepared.