Getting the Ron-around

By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 1, 2012

In Paul's "uncomplicated" world, we would be "free" to conduct ourselves without the "government trying to make (us) into better people." We wouldn't be forced to learn theories of evolution in our public schools, or have to pay our workers minimum wage. We wouldn't contribute any foreign aid — no AIDS relief to Africa, and we'd pull out of the United Nations — nor be forced to observe the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed segregation and discrimination in the workplace. One figures that also in that world, the charming, affable Paul wouldn't have to explain the paper trail of racism which has cluttered his campaign.

"Freedom isn't free," or at least so goes the saying. Ron Paul's candidacy may make for a fascinating challenge to two-party politics, but a country with him at its head would be costly indeed.

Nicholas Schroeder can be reached at

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