Ron Paul’s Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution after 200 years was written in the late eighties. Lew Rockwell’s introduction speaks better than anything else concerning Ron Paul’s character in the early days of his political career. Here are some great quotes from the foreword to the book by Rockwell:
And in the often corrupt and always superficial city of Washington, D.C., he was a beacon of honesty and decency.
His only concerns were freedom, peace, the Constitution, and honest money, and these same ideals animate his latest book.
The backslapping,vote-trading politicians and lobbyists felt uncomfortable around Ron Paul, almost as though their shirt collars were too tight.
He educated millions, spreading the ideas of Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard on runaway government, sound money, and the free market.
How often I saw him at his desk, at 7:00am and at 11:00pm, pouring over legislation and committee hearings most other Congressmen ignored, studying Constitutional history and Austrian economics, and writing some of the most eloquent words ever to come out of the Capitol. He worked hard and cheerfully, earning a fraction of his former income as a physician.
He never made a promise he didn’t keep, never violated his oath to uphold the Constitution, never desecrated free market or hard money principles, never voted to waste a cent or to raise our taxes, was never less than a pure champion of liberty.
We have not seen Ron Paul’s like in Washington since the days of the Founding Fathers. He is the 20th century’s Thomas Jefferson.