Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ron Paul, Class Act

From Ben Bernanke's new book, The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath (p. 531):
My father fell ill and, after a months-long decline, died of heart failure...
I deeply appreciated the condolences from many friends, and an unexpected call from President Obama. But I was most surprised (and also touched) by a handwritten note of sympathy from Congressman Ron Paul. 
   -RW

9 comments:

  1. Sorry, I really can't appreciate it or call it classy to do something nice for a leader of the mafia.

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    1. Thinking about this, it seems that Ron Paul was being gracious. I think that what Ron Paul was trying to do was put aside politics for a moment. It seems that at times libertarians and Ancaps have a problem with putting aside politics and being socially graceful. Sometimes the radical nature of libertarians and Ancaps is unattractive and un-civilized. Ron Paul's act seems to me as being classy, empathetic, and caring. However, that isn't easy for me to say, because it's Bernake. :)

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    2. The mafia at least had honor.

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  2. Contrast that to Sanders' intimidation tactics against Jan Helfeld that you just posted at Target Liberty. Just another reason Bernie Sanders is not the 'Ron Paul of the Left.'

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  3. "Love your enemies, and do good to those who persecute you".
    Ron Paul lives his convictions, both on and off the public stage.
    He is a man among men.

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    1. Exactly. Part of the reason the libertarian message of peace and non-aggression resonated so well with college kids like myself is not only due to the message itself, but because of the man who carried it.

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  4. I am reminded of Maajid Nawaz's recent maxim:
    "No idea is above scrutiny, no people are beneath dignity."

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