Dr. Rand Paul (Ron and Carol Paul's middle child) speaks at the Montana GOP's campaign campaign, and makes a great case for his father to be supported by Republican--his father, after all, "IS the Republican platform."
Here's a really enlightening article discussing some reasons why we shouldn't put our trust in the Federal Reserve to fix our economic woes. Ten reasons to be critical of the Fed are given--here's number 10--be sure to click over for the rest to get your economic fix for the day--it's a nice article that you don't have to be an economist to understand:
The Austrian take The argument: No survey of criticisms directed at the Fed can be complete without mention of the seemingly radical argument that the Fed should not exist at all. Proponents of this view, most of whom come from the “Austrian School” of economics, believe the very basis of current monetary policy is flawed. They think all dollars should be backed by an asset like gold, as they theoretically were until as recently as the ’70s, or at least exist in the reserves of banks. The “fractional reserve” system the Fed now oversees, in which only a small amount of the money supply can readily be withdrawn from banks, causes an artificial business cycle of “booms” and “busts.” The most prominent Fed abolitionist these days is Presidential candidate Ron Paul, who squarely blames the existence of the Fed for the economic events of recent months.
A 90 minute debate, 4 candidates--let's see something approaching 22 minutes would seem roughly equal. Paul gets something less than 6 minutes when you consider the protracted questions. Note the smirks on other candidate's faces when Paul is speaking.
QUOTE If you'd told me at the start of this presidential primary that I'd take off work and roadtrip to New Hampshire and South Carolina for the campaign of a pro-life republican from Texas, I'd have probably jump kicked you in the chest. In his defense, he's from Pittsburgh. UNQUOTE