Ron Paul Retirement: Why the Tea Party Owes Him

July 12, 2011 2:34 PM ~  
The Tea Party revolution was fueled by a sense that government had become overly large, intrusive and ineffective -- in other words, that it was the problem rather than the solution. Bachmann has built a career out of warning against the ills of government overreach, saying in a speech launching her candidacy that it was not true "that government can create jobs, and make a better life for all of us, even make us healthier." The quote reads like a paraphrase of a gentler speech Paul once made on the floor of Congress.

"I do not challenge the dedication and sincerity of those who disagree with the freedom philosophy and confidently promote government solutions for all our ills," he said. "I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas."

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