I can recall years ago, a decade or more, about this doctor/congressional representative and thought why is this guy called "Dr. No." As I matured as an adult, I realized that my liberal upbringing wasn't cutting the perverbial mustard. And conservative Republicans, oh my. Their world view is so incredibly infested with corporate interests, I cannot understand why they've run from their principle while touting them. Then I found Libertarian principles. Sure some Libertarians are kooks but Ron Paul expresses Libertarian ideals with logic, compassion and practicality. I believe we're all politically Libertarian but allow the two-party system to polarize our views and understanding.
Dr. Paul is right, we are not a market driven economy but a "corporationist" economy; our economy resembles the cliche, "What's good for General Motors is good for the country." He is also correct with President Eisenhower's assessment and warning of the Military Industrial Complex.
He is also correct when he asserts that our civil liberties are being drained form our lives. All the Republicans and Democrats want us to look away from reality much like Plato describes the Allegory of the Cave. They WANT us polarized and argumentative about "family values" and "social order" because they know they can control us in other ways once they've divided us into "us" and "them." Really, now. How many Americans read AND studied the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence?
Time is running out and patience with our government is running thin. Tune into Ron Paul.