posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 06:10 PM
"Oh, Bill Kristol, are you ever right?"
- John Stewart, January 2008
"Crackpot" is a matter of opinion. In my opinion yes, Ron Paul is a crackpot, but in a well-intentioned, curmudgeonly sort of way. He reminds me
of my grandfather, actually, except he actually has been elected to congress instead of writing letters to congress about everything from
Walmart and garbage pick-up to potholes and shopping carts.
Every historical reference Paul cites is spot on, and in my opinion he's probably right in saying that from an economic standpoint it would have been
cheaper to buy all the slaves and set them free than to engage in a long, bloody, expensive civil war.
At least he's a crackpot who's read both history and the Constitution...