Ron Paul given rock star treatment at UVU

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  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 6:08 p.m.

    A lot of good ideas. I still have a hard time supporting him. I am not convinced we should legalize drugs. Libertarians like Paul would legalize gambling and prostitution. Utah would never go for that. As far free market economics the lack of gov't oversight of financial institutions was one of the primary causes of our current recession. If business always acted in a moral and ethical way we wouldn't need gov't regulation. I recommend "Money Power and Wall Street" on PBS. Corruption is rampant on Wall Street. Less regulation will lead to disaster.

  • malcolmkyle NEW YORK, NY
    Oct. 20, 2012 5:57 a.m.

    Pragmatic libertarians (minimal-statists) and true conservatives agree that many, if not most, of society's problems are caused by government usurping choices that could better be made by individuals themselves, and that government is just about the worst way of doing almost anything. Where libertarianism normally parts company with "fake" conservatism is over moral issues. But a true conservative would have no problem with agreeing that what people do with their own bodies, and especially in the privacy of their own home, should be supremely their business and that anything else would entail ignoring the basic tenet of limited government.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    Oct. 19, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    Ron Paul...a man with a lot of great ideas and convictions but unfortunately a few too many weird & scary ones as well.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Oct. 19, 2012 3:34 p.m.

    Won't Paul be about 100 years old in 2016?

  • Joe Moe Logan, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 10:41 p.m.

    I'm writing him in on Nov. 6, and I encourage anyone else that would prefer him over the others who put their names in at the start to do the same. Yes, it's just a "message" vote. But by all means, let's send the message.

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Oct. 18, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    I believe that based on the speech he gave at UVU today that if the Romney "experiment" fails I will endorse his campaign in 2016. So, Ron, Don't go anywhere! Stay alive, stay healthy, stay motivated and be back in 2016 or 2020 if the Romney presidency proves to be a success. I believe that you have a lot of fundamental principles and ideas that many can embrace and that you could potentially make a great #46!

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Oct. 18, 2012 9:46 p.m.

    He said something very true! And I am rather alarmed at the people in this country who actually base their vote each election on who is a better friend to welfare, or as I want to call it, bankrupting this country and sending it into ruin. There is no less than one and where there is one there like cockroaches could be thousands if not millions. He said "It's a totally failed system. And we can't be intimidated by those that argue, 'If you don't support the welfare system, you're not a humanitarian.'" Now, let me be perfectly clear that I do support a system of welfare insofar as it is utilized correctly. And we in this fine state and world wide have a very good example of a welfare system that works... There if you need it most but not something to base decades of subsistence on!

  • BGabe Orem, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 8:52 p.m.

    It was awesome to listen to Dr. Paul in person. If only more politicians could have his integrity!