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Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom (2011)

by Ron Paul (Author)

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The twelve-term congressman expounds on the fifty key issues that he feels are most important to Americans, based on the concept of personal liberty.
Title:Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom
Authors:Ron Paul (Author)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2011), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 352 pages
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Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom by Ron Paul (2011)

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This is virtually a manifesto for libertarianism. Very thought-provoking. Reading this, one realizes how progressives in the republican party and the democrat party have mismanaged the country. ( )
  Adam_Z | Mar 19, 2018 |
I'm a huge fan of Ron Paul. I'm not a huge fan of this book. [b:The Revolution: A Manifesto|2732513|The Revolution A Manifesto|Ron Paul|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1255926714s/2732513.jpg|2758149] was a much better book to campaign with. This book is uneven, unfocused, and often unconvincing. Not only was the quality of each chapter highly variable, but the urgency each topic (alluded to in the subtitle) was often questionable. A competent editor would have been a fantastic addition to this book's publishing process. ( )
  FunkyDung | Mar 14, 2018 |
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 friends and family who haven't fully switched over to the side of liberty yet - the chapters are short and to the point and won't bore the reader by delving into the deeper, philosophical, esoteric minutiae that would likely result in a neophyte putting the book down and never picking it up again. Liberty Defined is even a good read for those who have long been on the side of freedom and a supporter of Ron Paul's message as there are plenty of little gems in each chapter that many of us have never heard or thought of ourselves. Regardless of where you are in your political journey, order this book - you won't be disappointed! ( )
  awholtzapple | Jun 20, 2012 |
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 he does not believe that private vice affects public virtue. He does not see, for example, that homosexual "marriage" severely damages and undermines the family, the original cell in society. Also, though this is almost a side note, he makes a mistake in lumping the morning after pill in with contraception, forgetting its abortafacient qualities.

Still, his solutions for many of the ills in America -social, fiscal, and foreign policy related- are convincing and constitutional. His emphasis on state's rights is refreshing and redeeming. For example, though he thinks the individual has the right to determine what marriage is, he admits that the states have the right to legislate the matter of homosexual "marriage". His solution for ending the abortion genocide is the most practical and constitutional that I have heard from a political candidate.

Paul is to be commended for his staunch constitutionalism, emphasis on liberty, and artful balance between law and freedom. ( )
  joshzeringue | Apr 17, 2012 |
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