Reagan and Ron Paul: Side by side

Here are the words of the Gipper, Ronald Reagan and Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, side by side. In 1976, Ron Paul was one of only four congressmen to support Reagan against the establishment.

Ronald Reagan: “The federal Reserve is answerable to no one.”

Ron Paul: “The government will audit a waitress to make sure she pays taxes on her tips but they won’t audit the Federal Reserve.”

Ron Paul: “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once its realized that our liberties and our wealth are in jeopardy.”

Ronald Reagan: “If this globe is to live in peace and prosper, if it is to embrace all the possibilities of the technological revolution, then nations must renounce, once and for all, the right to an expansionist foreign policy. Peace between nations must be an enduring goal, not a tactical stage in a continuing conflict.” – May 31, 1968

Ron Paul: “We cannot spread our greatness and our goodness through the barrel of a gun. It fails because it destroys our goodness in the process.” – February 7, 2008

Ronald Reagan: “We know too what happened in the Brezhnev era: greater and greater expansionism; Afghanistan, economic decay and overwhelming corruption; a greater and greater burden on the peoples of the Soviet Union, and on all the peoples of the world.” – December 16, 1988.

Ron Paul: “This is usually how empires end, by spending too much money maintaining their empires. We are now in 130 countries. We have 700 bases around the world. And it’s going to come to an end. I want it to come to an end gracefully and peacefully. Let’s just follow the Constitution and follow a more sensible foreign policy.” – December 2, 2007

Ron Paul: “I think the whole sentiment toward war is shifting. We can’t even fight without borrowing money from the Chinese. It really doesn’t matter whether I’m right or wrong. The wars are going to end because we are going to have such a political and financial havoc here at home that – with the devaluation of our dollar – that they will have to stop.” – December 2, 2007

Ronald Reagan: “What if we were to ask their [Russian] mothers, sisters, and sons, do you want war? Ask us, too, and you’ll find the same answer, the same longing in every heart. People do not make wars; governments do. And no mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology. A people free to choose will always choose peace.

“Americans seek always to make friends of old antagonists. After a colonial revolution with Britain, we have cemented for all ages the ties of kinship between our nations. After a terrible Civil War between North and South, we healed our wounds and found true unity as a nation. We fought two world wars in my lifetime against Germany and one with Japan, but now the Federal Republic of Germany and Japan are two of our closest allies and friends.” – July 7, 2004

Ron Paul: “Throughout the 20th century, the US has steadily drifted from the traditional policy of nonintervention, neutrality, and independence to one of interventionism in the internal affairs of other nations, covert foreign activity, and broad international commitments.

“This dramatic shift in policy, one of the major US blunders of this century, is responsible for all of our overseas military conflicts of the past eight decades, which have resulted in more than 650,000 Americans killed and 1,130,000 Americans wounded. The last two major conflicts, Korea and Vietnam, were fought without a formal declaration of war. In modern language, they were ‘police actions.’ Since war was not declared, there was no commitment to win. Clearly the efforts proved futile, serving only to tear at the seams of American society.” – December 31, 1987

Ronald Reagan: “The Soviet-American relationship, once marked by sterility and confrontation, is now characterized by dialog — realistic, candid dialog — serious diplomatic progress, and the sights and sounds of summitry.” – December 16, 1988

Ron Paul: “There’s nothing wrong with spreading our values around the world, but it is wrong to spread them by force. We should spread them by setting an example.” – August 5, 2007

Ron Paul: “If we think it is our responsibility is to spread democracy, then let’s make sure we have it here.” – Ibid.

Ron Paul: “Those who advocate the traditional policy of nonintervention are ridiculed as isolationists by the authoritarians who want the US to decide all disputes. Yet it’s their interventionist policies, especially in the last six years, which have isolated us, reduced our allies, and increased our enemies.” – August 5, 2007.

56 Responses to Reagan and Ron Paul: Side by side

  1. Cromwell says:

    Ron Paul and you are Liars

    http://spectator.org/archives/2011/09/07/santorums-moment-the-reagan-li#commentcontainer

    Ron Paul hated Reagan, Especially because of his Foreign Policy.

    Quit Lying and take Paul with you to a Liberal Party where he belongs.

  2. Cromwell says:

    The real, Anarcho-Capitalist who is now a CULT LEADER Ron Paul on Ronald Reagan, in 1987:


    As a lifelong Republican, it saddens me to have to write this letter. My parents believed in the Republican Party and its free enterprise philosophy, and that’s the way I was brought up. At age 21, in 1956, I cast my first vote for Ike and the entire Republican slate…

    Since 1981, however, I have gradually and steadily grown weary of the Republican Party’s efforts to reduce the size of the federal government. Since then Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party have given us skyrocketing deficits, and astoundingly a doubled national debt. How is it that the party of balanced budgets, with control of the White House and Senate, accumulated red ink greater than all previous administrations put together? Tip O’Neill, although part of the problem, cannot alone be blamed…

    Knowing this administration’s record, I wasn’t surprised by its Libyan disinformation campaign, Israeli-Iranian arms-for-hostages swap, or illegal funding of the Contras. All this has contributed to my disenchantment with the Republican Party, and helped me make up my mind…

    I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies that have given us unprecedented deficits, massive monetary inflation, indiscriminate military spending, an irrational and unconstitutional foreign policy, zooming foreign aid, the exaltation of international banking, and the attack on our personal liberties and privacy…

    I conclude that one must look to other avenues if a successful effort is ever to be achieved in reversing America’s direction…

    I therefore resign my membership in the Republican Party and enclose my membership card.

    • Cromwell says:

      So why do you Lie for a true blue Cult Doug?

      Have you read the cover story of National Review? Check it out and be sure to hone your skills Spinning a Cult of Anarchism, Anti-Conservatism who HATED Ronald Reagan and everything he did as President, Especially his Foreign Policy…..all for a Ridiculous CULT.

      • elijah says:

        Cromwell, you are the liar. Ron Paul spelled out specifically those policies enacted during the Reagan years, where Bush was the defacto President after a strange lapse in Secret Service coverage allowed a member of a family associated with the Bushes to get close enough to take the shot.

      • Bush – defacto President – strange lapse in Secret Service – etc., – What the FUCK are you talking about? Do you also believe a Mexican fence would keep us IN as well? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esp-ruhkZqQ LOL

    • tex2 says:

      Ron Paul isn’t a cult leader, because he’s not a leader. He’s a full blown loony bird.

  3. Cromwell says:

    “Why is an alliance between conservatives and libertarians inconceivable? Why, indeed, would such articles of confederation undo whatever gains conservatives have made in this United States? Because genuine libertarians are mad — metaphysically mad. Lunacy repels, and political lunacy especially. I do not mean that they are dangerous; they are repellent merely, like certain unfortunate inmates of ‘mental homes.’…. At the Last Judgment, libertarianism may find itself reduced to a minority of one, and its name will be not Legion, but Roth bard.”

    — Russell Kirk, author of The Conservative Mind on the ideas of Ron Paul’s “very important intellectual influence” Murray Rothbard

    • Regardless of the ideology and doctrine of early Libertarians (such as the extremist case of Ayn Rand ), when we apply the principles of FREE Markets and Free Minds at the different levels of government and society, USING the Constitutional standard, we could begin to eliminate the corruption and allow people real freedom to choose. The FLAW in most Libertarian thinking is ASSuming people always make the best choice. Even with the best information, people will commit errors. American Libertarians say the FEDERAL government has NO duty or obligation to bail out corporations (mega-banks, GM) or people (Obamacare, FEMA & disaster relief) free health care/free insurance.

      • So put Ron on the Libertarian ticket and leave the Republicans free to choose their own candidate. Or better yet, have Ron change to the Dems. There are a LOT of nuts on the Dems side that Ron could probably fool easier than Republicans! LOL

  4. Nicky Nelson says:

    Cromwell? Is that you Tex2 or your twin brother with less LOL’s?

    WARNING: Tex2 is an ignorant war-mongering troll with a borderline personality disorder that attacks women, spews obscenities and attempts to waste freedom fighter’s time debating, if that’s what you want to call it. Ignore him and he will go away.

  5. Nicky Nelson says:

    Well done Doug! What a great idea; love it!

    • Cromwell says:

      except its a complete and total distortion and LIE

      Ron Paul hated Ronald Reagan, and turned to Rothbardian Anarchism in the Libertarian Party his cult is still evangelizing.

      Read the American Spectator article today to see just how DISHONEST Paul and company are.

  6. Cromwell says:

    Ed Meese had to fly to Texas and force Paul to quit claiming the Reagan Mantle, Dishonestly, before

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2008/02/10/wrong-paul.html

    Hopefully instead of ignoring the Cult, they call it and all the Lies out tonight

  7. Cromwell says:

    Does anyone realize how you could easily do a Ron Paul and Obama side by side? a Ron Paul and George McGovern side by side? Really want to play this game?

    Lets delve into RuPaul’s associations and the ramblings at his inner circle at LewRockwell.com

  8. Nicky Nelson says:

    I think Ron Paul’s ability to unite people from all walks of life regardless of their chosen party is amazing. Proof positive that he is a true leader with a critical message that rings true to people that take the time to understand the logic behind it and the importance it has in saving what is left of this country. Go Ron Paul 2012!

  9. Nicky Nelson says:

    IMO Ron Paul did not like that Reagan didn’t stick to his principles and follow through with his promises. Perhaps the shooting had something to do with his change of heart. I’m not sure, but something changed. Ron Paul, on the other hand, sticks to his principles and follows through with his promises. Always speaking truth regardless of the consequences and with the Constitution as his compass.

    • tex2 says:

      Ron Paul wants perfection from an imperfect system. He is like a little child who, if he only gets most of what he wants, still throws a temper tantrum. In Ron Paul’s case, he quits the Republican Party. Ron Paul will stick to the bottom of the Republican poll numbers. LOL

  10. Cromwell, have some more Neo-con Koolade. You’re pretty amusing in your frantic ravings.

  11. @ Cromwell- you know, it’s refreshing to be part of a “Cult” where freedom is celebrated, and if one defects he is not hounded by the so-called cults’ enforcers.

    You seem to forget that Reagan’s deputies were displaced and overwhelmed by the Globalist VP, George Bush and his cronies. Even Nancy Reagan was co-opted by them. That’s the difference between the Clintons and Obamas, wherein the wife is part of the corrupt elite. Remember Paul Craig Roberts? You could learn something from him– he has exposed the Globalists.

    SO enjoy your Koolade and sucking the ass droppings of Rick Perry and others on the Road to Serfdom. NO guts No Glory and NO Freedom.

  12. The world has changed dramatically since Reagan was my commander in-chief. The Bush_Clinton New World Order and the emergence of Neo-Conservative & Liberal media domination proves and sustains the failure of a “Conservative” wing of the GOP to restrain government and hold to Constitutional standards. Obama is but a puppet hanging on the Bush -Clinton strings of the Globalist apparatus. But Cromwell et al cannot understand what they cannot see. Blind following the blind, mired in endless wars to enrich the Fortune 100. NEVERTHELESS, the people are flocking to Ron Paul because they don’t believe the idiot chorus.. NO wonder Active duty military give more $ to Ron Paul than the others combined. Crawl to your holes, Cromwells of the world. You may die poor and pathetic without a change of heart.

    • tex2 says:

      I think we’ll see the military contributions changing once the campaign progresses, Ron Paul is known for putting together significantly meaningless statistics.

  13. tex2 says:

    Ronald Reagan: “The federal Reserve is answerable to no one.”

    Ron Paul: “The government will audit a waitress to make sure she pays taxes on her tips but they won’t audit the Federal Reserve.”

    Ron Paul: “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once its realized that our liberties and our wealth are in jeopardy.”

    Tex: “Ron Paul isn’t the only one calling for the Fed to be audited. Also, Ron Paul isn’t the only one who cares about our liberties and wealth being jeopardized. Therefore, we don’t need to vote for Ron Paul to support these ideas.”

    Ronald Reagan: “If this globe is to live in peace and prosper, if it is to embrace all the possibilities of the technological revolution, then nations must renounce, once and for all, the right to an expansionist foreign policy. Peace between nations must be an enduring goal, not a tactical stage in a continuing conflict.” – May 31, 1968

    Ron Paul: “We cannot spread our greatness and our goodness through the barrel of a gun. It fails because it destroys our goodness in the process.” – February 7, 2008

    Tex: “And Reagan also said, in jest, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” but the Soviets were intimidated, before and after he said it. Ron Paul intimidates nobody. September 7, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: “We know too what happened in the Brezhnev era: greater and greater expansionism; Afghanistan, economic decay and overwhelming corruption; a greater and greater burden on the peoples of the Soviet Union, and on all the peoples of the world.” – December 16, 1988.

    Ron Paul: “This is usually how empires end, by spending too much money maintaining their empires. We are now in 130 countries. We have 700 bases around the world. And it’s going to come to an end. I want it to come to an end gracefully and peacefully. Let’s just follow the Constitution and follow a more sensible foreign policy.” – December 2, 2007

    Ron Paul: “I think the whole sentiment toward war is shifting. We can’t even fight without borrowing money from the Chinese. It really doesn’t matter whether I’m right or wrong. The wars are going to end because we are going to have such a political and financial havoc here at home that – with the devaluation of our dollar – that they will have to stop.” – December 2, 2007

    Tex: “Yes, let’s pull all troops home, so when the terrorists repeat 9/11 on a weekly basis, they can kill ALL of us.” – September 7, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: “What if we were to ask their [Russian] mothers, sisters, and sons, do you want war? Ask us, too, and you’ll find the same answer, the same longing in every heart. People do not make wars; governments do. And no mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology. A people free to choose will always choose peace.

    “Americans seek always to make friends of old antagonists. After a colonial revolution with Britain, we have cemented for all ages the ties of kinship between our nations. After a terrible Civil War between North and South, we healed our wounds and found true unity as a nation. We fought two world wars in my lifetime against Germany and one with Japan, but now the Federal Republic of Germany and Japan are two of our closest allies and friends.” – July 7, 2004

    Ron Paul: “Throughout the 20th century, the US has steadily drifted from the traditional policy of nonintervention, neutrality, and independence to one of interventionism in the internal affairs of other nations, covert foreign activity, and broad international commitments.

    “This dramatic shift in policy, one of the major US blunders of this century, is responsible for all of our overseas military conflicts of the past eight decades, which have resulted in more than 650,000 Americans killed and 1,130,000 Americans wounded. The last two major conflicts, Korea and Vietnam, were fought without a formal declaration of war. In modern language, they were ‘police actions.’ Since war was not declared, there was no commitment to win. Clearly the efforts proved futile, serving only to tear at the seams of American society.” – December 31, 1987

    Tex: “Reagan preserved the peace through strength. Paul preserves our destruction through wimpiness.” September 7, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: “The Soviet-American relationship, once marked by sterility and confrontation, is now characterized by dialog — realistic, candid dialog — serious diplomatic progress, and the sights and sounds of summitry.” – December 16, 1988

    Ron Paul: “There’s nothing wrong with spreading our values around the world, but it is wrong to spread them by force. We should spread them by setting an example.” – August 5, 2007

    Ron Paul: “If we think it is our responsibility is to spread democracy, then let’s make sure we have it here.” – Ibid.

    Ron Paul: “Those who advocate the traditional policy of nonintervention are ridiculed as isolationists by the authoritarians who want the US to decide all disputes. Yet it’s their interventionist policies, especially in the last six years, which have isolated us, reduced our allies, and increased our enemies.” – August 5, 2007.

    Tex: “It’s plain stupid to suggest we spread our values by force. We used force to assist our allies in WWI, WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars (regardless of whether the politicians formally declare war doesn’t make it war, when our people die it is war, but these wars were run by politicians and didn’t allow the military to do what it is trained to do – kill the enemy with completely overwhelming them with violence), the Gulf war, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars. When terrorists plan future attacks like 9/11 in other countries, we can wait for them to attack us again or go after them. I vote for going after them.” – September 7, 2011

    • freetospeak says:

      What happens when we run out of money? Troops come home if we can afford to ship them back. Then we all will die apparently. But not until the troops come home.

      • We don’t run out of money. If we don’t start controlling spending, we have massive inflation.

      • freetospeak says:

        The problem is that we’ve already ran out of money. And that we’re spending (borrowing) trillions on war. But at least it’s keeping us safe from…terrorists.

      • So make up your mind, do we run out of money in the future, have we already run out of money? Take your pick – have some inflation caused by defending ourselves (spending which could easily be paid for by enforcing existing laws, such as the costs of illegal aliens in this country), or live 9/11 on a weekly basis. The choice of bringing the troops home and being safe is a false choice, it is not based on reality.

  14. freetospeak says:

    Tex2 seems scared. I mean, who wastes this much time to discredit someone who is unelectable unless they were afraid of someone seriously considering a candidate.

    But since Dr. Paul is a cult leader/(fill in meaningless insult here) I suppose that merits a warning to the unsuspecting victim of Dr. Paul’s (fill in explicative here) (fill in lie here).

  15. elijah says:

    It seems Cromwell is the Troll assigned to Doug Wead.

  16. @Tex- Having another incompetent president scares you… ? The crisis we face now is the deliberate and very Competent efforts of the Globalists that dominate both parties. So far the neo-con/RINO Republicans and socialist Democrats have dominated every administration (through the Eastern Establishment, aka, the CFR) — such that the REAGAN-Ron Paul message that rallied the Right back in 1976 & 80 was never implemented, either by a Democrat-run Congress or the SUPREME COURT. The Globalist media & the Left kept the electorate confused, and sadly Reagan allowed the ELITE Bush crowd to run most of the administration. BIG Investment Bank powers were expanded. At least Ron Paul brought the Gold and Silver coins back into production by the US mint. Reagan’s promises to (e.g., abolish the Education Dept.) never happened. We don’t need a COMPETENT Globalist near the White House. If you get your way with a Perry or Romney (both RINOs) , you’ll have another puppet like Bush and Obama.

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