April 2, 2012

"A lot of people ask me after I speak: 'What should I do? What should I do?' Do whatever you want!"

My favorite line from Ron Paul's speech — to a big crowd at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, on the Union Terrace, March 30, 2012. This edit of my video has that and a few of my other favorite moments, including Woodrow Wilson getting booed twice, a call for the repeal of the 16th Amendment, a joke about raw milk, and a "daydream" about politicians who "read the Constitution and would obey the Constitution.:

4 comments:

Phil 3:14 said...

Will Ron Paul campaign for Romney after he (Romney) gets the nomination?

edutcher said...

Lots of kids there, I see.

These are the ones raised on Zero Tolerance, diversity, affirmative action.

That they know enough about Woody Wilson to boo his name is encouraging.

Bob_R said...

Of course, the speech has been given before

Peter said...

Prediction: if Obamacare stands, vast sums will be spent for dubious therapies for autistic children, and medical care for those over 70 will be severely rationed.

Why: Parents of autistic children are becoming a formidable lobby. And, so-called "medical ethicists" have all but decided that too much money is being spent near end-of-life.

So, gran'ma will get a nice walker and pain meds, but hip replacement surgery will be denied. And a vast army of autism therapists will be created, thus creating yet another lobbby working to increase spending on these therapies.

May I suggest that Sturgeon's Law (that 90 percent of everything is crap) applies to psy therapists- not because there aren't a few good ones, but because the field has no objective measures of quality (other than credentials)?

And, these sorts of value judgements and trade-offs are inevitable in a system where priorities are decided through politics.