Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 19, 2011 - Political Science - 352 pages
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In Liberty Defined, congressman and #1 New York Times 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.
 

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In Liberty Defined, Dr. Ron Paul spells out simple solutions and principled positions on 50 important issues. It is a quick, interesting and entertaining read. It is a phenomenal book to give to ... Read full review

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It is very refreshing to read a book by a political candidate which is purely focused on intellectual matters and political issues. The biggest problem is that Paul's first principles suffer because ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
ABORTION
ASSASSINATION
AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS
BIPARTISANSHIP
BUSINESSCYCLE
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
MEDICAL CARE
MONETARY POLICY
MORALHAZARD
MORALITY IN GOVERNMENT
NOBLE LIE
PATRIOTISM
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
PROHIBITION

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
CIVILDISOBEDIENCE
CONSCRIPTION
DEMAGOGUES
DEMOCRACY
DISCRIMINATION
EDUCATION
EMPIRE
ENVY
EVOLUTION VERSUS CREATION
EXECUTIVE POWER
FOREIGN AID
FOUR FREEDOMS
GLOBAL WARMING
GUN Control
HATE CRIMES
IMMIGRATION
INSURANCE
KEYNESIANISM
LOBBYING
MARRIAGE
PUBLIC LAND
RACISM
RELIGION AND LIBERTY
SECURITY
SLAVERY
STATES RIGHTS
STATISTICS
SURVEILLANCE
TAXES
TERRORISM
TORTURE
TRADE POLICIES
UNIONS
ZIONISM
AFTERWORD
APPENDIX
CONTENTS
ALSO BY RON PAUL
Copyright
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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.

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