Liberty Forged

the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. ` Nock

Political Independence and Inevitability

Posted by Jesse on January 10, 2009

The Moral Promise of Political Independence {MP3}

@ College of Charleston in South Carolina [April 1995]


This list of open letters may provide some answers to the questions people have about Ron Paul and how his platform should be applied and interpreted.

Open Letters on Behalf of Ron Paul


Middle of the Road Policy Leads to Socialism {Mp3}


Rothbard As Historian : Liberty vs Power

“My own basic perspective on the history of man ….is to place central importance on the great conflict which is eternally waged between Liberty and Power …. I see the liberty of the individual not only as a great moral good in itself … but also as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity. But liberty has always been threatened by the encroachments of power,power which seeks to suppress, control, cripple, tax, and exploit the fruits of liberty and production. And power is almost always centered in and focused on that central repository of power and violence: the state.
… I see history as centrally a race and conflict between “social power”, the productive consequences of voluntary interactions among men, and state power. In those eras of history when liberty, social power, has managed to race ahead of state power and control, the country and even mankind have flourished. In those eras when state power has managed to catch up with or surpass social power, mankind suffers or declines.”



Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses the expansion of the American empire after the collapse of the Soviet Union, how empires lead to the loss of liberty, security and wealth, and long term prospects of the current financial downturn.

MP3 here. (23:43)



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