American Consequences - September 2020


My biggest concern is the way that special interest groups have not only now been able to capture elements of Congress and elements of the administration, but they're now able to actually affect significantly very powerful civil agencies. Ron Paul: Well, I have an answer for that because after I give a talk, I could get a lot of people, often college kids, a little bit excited and they’ll come up – “OK, what do you want me to do?” And I’d say, “Whatever you want to do.” You’re qualified to give good advice, and it just may be that the people that you deal with, your clients, are going to be likeminded, and I’ll bet you a lot of them are contributors to the cause of liberty as well. Of course I think there’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself and protecting yourself. This is one reason why I like to be involved and promote the investments that will protect more and more people, because if there’s only 10 of us – it won’t take much to take over. You’re reaching out to a lot of people. I think that’s beneficial and I think that would be helpful to all. So I want to thank you, Porter, for being with us today, and if you want to close out with a statement, that would be fine.

have that opportunity. I think there should be some enjoyment on this because talking about dire things, and if you are able to follow your advice and do well in the market, that’s another reason. But I still am just fascinated with the need for people to accept the principle of just giving up on aggression, that people should just take care of themselves. And it’s so wonderful, and that’s why I was delighted to join you in your investment advisory, because I knew you had those same beliefs. Porter Stansberry: I agree with you completely, Dr. Paul. And Harry Browne was a very big influence on me as well and I had the good fortune to get to know him personally in the early 2000s. His book, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World , has been kind of one of the guideposts for me. And I admire so much your efforts to inform the public and to try to save the country from itself. And as you know, I’m a big supporter of you and of those efforts. I just never believed I had the capacity to do that. So what I’ve tried to do is teach individuals how to have this protection and this freedom and this wonderful life that’s available to them. And I think that our message is very, very similar, but I’m directing it to one individual at a time and you had a very large platform and a big stage to tell millions of people this message. And if I’m not mistaken, you were by far the most successful libertarian presidential candidate we’ve ever had, so you’re very, very good at it. But I don’t think I’m cut out for public service, Dr. Paul.

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