RON PAUL, a libertarian Republican congressman from Texas, likes to say what he thinks. And among the things he thinks is that the census is a violation of privacy. He has opted out of the congressional pension programme. He claims never to have voted for a tax increase, or for an unbalanced budget, or for a congressional pay rise and never to have gone on a congressional junket. He wants to return to the gold standard. Most notably, he strongly opposes the Iraq war and has from the beginning. [Paul the apostate. The Economist. July 19 2007]
While I am currently backing Ron Paul, I do realize that a lot of the policies he supports are a tad too radical, even for libertarians, especially me. Still, with the Democrats leaning farther left, I think a radical is what we need to balance the see-saw.