There was an interesting article written by Michael Crittenden, from the WSJ, about Ron Paul and his focus on reforming the Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, IRS, and Income Taxes all together. Some of these ideas, along with the elimination of Free Trade Agreements, seem to be drastic measures to take. Mr. Paul certainly shakes up the crowd at his rallies and has a relatively smaller, but driven presidential following. Maybe, changes along the lines of these are necessary for the United States to evolve.
The Republican candidate stated:
“I would like to repeal the Federal Reserve charter, but I’d really like to repeal 1913. We could get rid of the income tax, and the Federal Reserve and the foreign policy.”
It is also interesting to note the bond between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. The Washington Post recently ran an article describing their past history and friendship, since campaigning together in 2008.
“The Romney-Paul alliance is more than a curious connection. It is a strategic partnership: for Paul, an opportunity to gain a seat at the table if his long-shot bid for the presidency fails; for Romney, a chance to gain support from one of the most vibrant subgroups within the Republican Party.”
“Romney’s aides are “quietly in touch with Ron Paul,” according to a Republican adviser who is in contact with the Romney campaign and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss its internal thinking. The two campaigns have coordinated on minor things, the adviser said — even small details, such as staggering the timing of each candidate’s appearance on television the night of the New Hampshire primary for maximum effect.”