According to the Libertarian ideal everybody has a right to his/her own beliefs and government should not interfere. Accordingly, Ron Paul doesn’t seem to be too particular about some of the people he associates with.
Paul may stick to his Libertarian beliefs, but this is not to say that he can’t be pragmatic at times. He wants to end the Fed, eventually, but he would audit it first and then try to phase in sound money slowly. He doesn’t like social security, but he would keep what we have and allow people of a certain age to opt out. He doesn’t like welfare, but he would cut spending on warfare first in order to keep the programs so many have come to depend on. Continue reading