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We’ve Been Neo-Conned

February 14, 2012
Ron Paul


The modern-day, limited-government movement has been co-opted. The conservatives have failed in their effort to shrink the size of government. There has not been, nor will there soon be, a conservative revolution in Washington. Political party control of the federal government has changed, but the inexorable growth in the size and scope of government has continued unabated. The liberal arguments for limited government in personal affairs and foreign military adventurism were never seriously considered as part of this revolution.

Since the change of the political party in charge has not made a difference, who’s really in charge? If the particular party in power makes little difference, whose policy is it that permits expanded government programs, increased spending, huge deficits, nation building and the pervasive invasion of our privacy, with fewer Fourth Amendment protections than ever before?

Someone is responsible, and it’s important that those of us who love liberty, and resent big-brother government, identify the philosophic supporters who have the most to say about the direction our country is going. If they’re wrong – and I believe they are – we need to show it, alert the American people, and offer a more positive approach to government. However, this depends on whether the American people desire to live in a free society and reject the dangerous notion that we need a strong central government to take care of us from the cradle to the grave. Do the American people really believe it’s the government’s responsibility to make us morally better and economically equal? Do we have a responsibility to police the world, while imposing our vision of good government on everyone else in the world with some form of utopian nation building? If not, and the enemies of liberty are exposed and rejected, then it behooves us to present an alternative philosophy that is morally superior and economically sound and provides a guide to world affairs to enhance peace and commerce.

One thing is certain: conservatives who worked and voted for less government in the Reagan years and welcomed the takeover of the U.S. Congress and the presidency in the 1990s and early 2000s were deceived. Soon they will realize that the goal of limited government has been dashed and that their views no longer matter.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

4 Comments leave one →
  1. olde reb permalink
    February 17, 2012 10:41 am

    How has this agenda been funded? Perhaps the $7 trillion hidden by the FRBNY from the Treasury auctions for the past six years and not reported to Congress as required by law may have helped. Ref. RIP OFF BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE posted at .

  2. February 15, 2012 12:49 am

    Yes we have. What is sad and most infuriating is that they took advantage of kind hearts and good nature and changed this nation
    into a materialistic, amoral, ruthless gang of thieves and cheep pleasure seekers. The free market thrives on sex and the perversion, which usually follow people no longer guided by higher levels of satisfaction. I am a catholic agnostic so I only quote Biblical parts for communication but is not what I describe written in the bible. And those who thrived in reducing so many of us to pathetic human being
    is also described in the Bible. So read your Bible and ask yourself
    “what are you really”. The vipers in the nest now need war to change the institutions, enslave the people and dominate the world. Since they thrive in wars, grab the Constitution and kick them out of Congress and all our infected institution. Ron Paul in his article is telling you how.

  3. Harold permalink*
    February 14, 2012 7:58 am


    That’s why I ‘bolded’ & capitalized the phrase, “BLAST FROM THE PAST”.
    And I always date the articles.
    Thanks for the comments & references.


  4. Don Folkers permalink
    February 14, 2012 7:42 am

    The hasty reader may assume that the Ron Paul piece (excellent though it is) is a current piece. NO! It from 2003 — almost 10 years ago. Ron Paul has been consistently prescient for decades. But there a two things need to bring this up to date: (1) An admitted Neo-Conservative has sub-titled his book, “A Tale of How LIBERALS created Neo-Conservatism”. And (2) a former (30-year) Neo-Conservative has come clean with a book, the last page of which calls the Neo-Conservative movement “America’s Trojan horse.” If we don’t know our enemy, we are seriously handicapped. Write me:

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