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Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

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  • Ron Paul was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1935. He received a B.S. degree in biology from Gettysburg College in 1957 and a M.D. degree from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1961. He served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and then the United States Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968. Afterward, he opened a private practice in obstetrics and gynecology in Texas. He served in the United States Congress from 1976 to 1984, and again from 1996 to the present. He has devoted his political career to the defense of individual liberty, sound money, and a non-interventionist foreign policy. He is the founder of the advocacy group Campaign for Liberty and has been called the "intellectual grandfather" of the Tea Party movement. He has written several books including The Case for Gold, The Revolution: A Manifesto, End the Fed, and Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom.

    That accounts for his “cult-like following,” the smear with which statists dismiss those Americans who yearn for the “individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and … noninterventionist foreign policy” that Dr. Paul has always championed. It accounts as well for the fact that though I am an anarcho-capitalist who would never buy (in any sense of the word) a politician’s prattle, let alone recommend it, I happily break that rule for Dr. Paul and Liberty Defined.

  • In Liberty Defined, congressman and #1 bestselling author Ron Paul returns with his most provocative, comprehensive, and compelling arguments for personal freedom to date.

    The term "Liberty" is so commonly used in our country that it has become a mere cliché. But do we know what it means? What it promises? How it factors into our daily lives? And most importantly, can we recognize tyranny when it is sold to us disguised as a form of liberty?

    Dr. Paul writes that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome. It is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the state does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions. It is the seed of America.

    This is a comprehensive guide to Dr. Paul's position on fifty of the most important issues of our times, from Abortion to Zionism. Accessible, easy to digest, and fearless in its discussion of controversial topics, LIBERTY DEFINED sheds new light on a word that is losing its shape.

    It’s these folks and those who have yet to consider freedom’s blessings who most need Liberty Defined. Dr. Paul alternately teaches and preaches with his trademark tact, then applies freedom’s tenets to 50 issues — everything from Abortion and Austrian Economics, through CIA, Discrimination, Education, Gun Control, and Monetary Policy to Security, Surveillance, and Unions.

    • The Nature of Man
    • Liberty Defined
    • Adulterated Definitions of Liberty
    • Morals versus Liberty
    • Moral Law
    • The Rights of Man
    • The Hope and The Hopelessness of Liberty
    • Notes

    seems little more than an attempt to bolster support for his . It more or less regurgitates the content of The Revolution: A Manifesto; if anything, it seems to be an initial draft version of that earlier book, albeit in an essay format. The one good thing I’ll say about it is that is does provide you with everything else you ever wanted to know about Dr. Paul’s opinions regarding such football issues like abortion, creationism, and marriage. Other than that, there is literally no plan of action (as the good doctor himself admitted) or anything else pragmatically useful, but that kinda makes sense since this was an alphabetically disorganized philosophical treatise that attempts to persuade the reader of the horrendous nature of government. Seeing as that was the real goal, I would rather have the greenhorn Ricky recruits read The Revolution: A Manifesto if for no other reason that for brevity; for the rest of us, Liberty Defined is little more than a masturbatory session of head nodding in agreement with the awfulness of tyrannical government.

Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

One of the most interesting chapters in Liberty Defined relates to the obstacle Paul confronts in his aim to educate: demagogues who "manipulate a political issue in a manner to obscure or distort truth with emotionalism and take a principled stand by the proponents of liberty and reason and turn it into support for something ugly and mean."