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The Republican presidential candidate Congressman Dr. Ron Paul was on Meet the Press (NBC) on Sunday, December 23 where he refused to rule out an independent or 3rd-party run for president.

It has been noted here at Righty Loosey that Ron Paul has a vast fortune in political contributions that he is sitting on, refusing to spend anything in competition against other Republicans.  Tim Russert pressed Paul to rule out a non-Republican run for president and Paul declined to do so, insisting that he deserves “one wiggle now and then.”

In the same appearance the alleged Republican from Texas also decried the Civil War as unnecessary, saying that the federal government should have bought the slaves and released them, failing to recognize that such a policy would have been opposed both at the federal level and at the local level, and that only a change in the Constitution could have forced private parties to comply with such a program.  Congressman Paul also failed to address the rights of the slaves, and the fact that they would have continued to live and die in bondage while politicians argued the finer points of the Ron Paul Doctrine.  That doesn’t sound very libertarian to me.

Ron Paul looks more and more like a flake every time I check him out.  But don’t take my word for it – you have a computer, do the research yourself!

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