By Ron Paul
The ultimate question that we face as a nation is "What should the role of government be?" Should it be that it creates runaway welfare spending? Should it be that the government can snoop and spy on us? Should the government get us involved in one war after another that have nothing to do with defending this nation?
These questions will either be asked voluntarily, or we'll be forced to ask them as a result of financial calamity. Money is now being printed in secret, and is passed out in secret. Inevitably such mischievous behavior will have to come to an end.
So what should the role of government be?
It's actually quite simple. Government should get out of the way and protect our liberties. It should not be telling us how to run our lives, or how to spend our money. Furthermore, our government has no business telling other countries how they should be run.
The U.S. government should be setting a good example, to the point where others would look to it and want to emulate it. That, to me, would be a much better role for government. We had hints of that in our early history, but we have forgotten about it. The last hundred years has been very negative. I'm hoping that this next hundred years will be a lot better.
Thank you, and be sure to tune into the Liberty Report on Monday!