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Ron Paul Makes Remarkable Claim about Cruz

With the GOP debate scheduled to begin at 8pm tonight on ABC, the attacks and the rumors have been flying between the candidates as the race begins to tighten and each state primary becomes more and more important. Yet, what Ron Paul stated about Ted Cruz late Friday night might just trump all the attacks and all the rumors currently out there in both dubiousness and impact.
Ron Paul, former U.S. House Member from Texas and the face of the libertarian movement for the past four decades, recently went after Senator Ted Cruz late Friday night after his son Senator Rand Paul dropped out of the race earlier this week. Encouraging his libertarian following, aka the liberty vote, not to fall for Ted Cruz's rhetoric and recent attempt to woo their support. With Senator Ted Cruz actively pursuing the liberty vote ever since the Iowa Caucuses in anticipation of both Rand Paul and Dr. Ben Carson dropping out of the race.

Ron Paul in his message was insistent that Ted Cruz was not a libertarian, but instead Cruz who claims to be for the free market is owned by the crony capitalist banks, namely Goldman Sachs. The bank that Ted Cruz's wife Heidi works for, as well as the bank that currently holds Ted Cruz's controversial loan that he used to help fund his campaign. Stating in the Fox Business interview with host Stuart Varney:

"You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz - they think he's for the free market, and he's owned by Goldman Sachs... It's hard to find anybody, since Rand is out of it, anybody that would take a libertarian position, hardcore libertarian position on privacy, on the war issue, and on economic policy."

Yet, while this attack is both full of misinformation, given that the controversy over Ted Cruz's loan with Goldman Sachs was largely an overblown media fabrication, as well as a blatant act of revenge against Cruz whose campaign most effectively resulted in the early termination of his son's bid for the White House. The attack is nonetheless incredibly effective among both the American people, as well as with the liberty vote.

This is because of the palpable hatred that the American people currently have for the big banks ever since 2008. Meaning that the mere rumor of any candidate being owned by the banks could jeopardize anyone's Presidential bid. All despite a new national poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos earlier this week, that demonstrated that Donald Trump had a commanding 40% of the Republican vote nationally. Donald Trump, who owes hundreds of millions of dollars to the big banks, most notably Goldman Sachs and Citibank. A massive sum compared to the mere 2 million owed by Ted Cruz. Suggesting that if anyone is owned by the banks, it would be Trump not Cruz.  

Meanwhile, the growing number of libertarians and the liberty vote, while being the most passionate and one of the most informed factions in the GOP, are also some of the most detrimentally loyal. Meaning that by their beloved Ron Paul coming out against Ted Cruz, it could translate into a significant portion of the liberty vote either sitting the rest of the GOP race out, or moving on from Cruz in search of another candidate to lend their support to.

This is significant both because of the large amount of libertarians that reside in the state of New Hampshire specifically, but also because it could ruin Cruz campaign plans to harness the momentum of winning Iowa with the energy of the most passionate faction in the GOP, the liberty vote. At this crucial point in time, with the faction having just lost its favorite candidate Rand Paul.

However, it should come as no surprise that despite Ted Cruz's record reflecting support for libertarian causes. Most notably giving crucial support to a dearly held libertarian cause, when Ted Cruz became the cosponsor for the audit the fed bill. A bill that Ted Cruz still stands behind and hopes to sign into law as President. Ron Paul still came out against Ted Cruz.

Especially when one considers that in the same interview, Ron Paul praised self avowed Democrat Socialist Bernie Sanders. Stating:

"On occasion, Bernie comes up with libertarian views when he talks about taking away the cronyism on Wall Street. So in essence he's right, and occasionally he voted against war."

Praise that should instantly make one wonder whether Ron Paul is getting a little senile in his old age. Since while it is true that Bernie Sanders speaks about getting rid of the cronyism on Wall Street, the way in which he wants to do it is antithetical to the principles of the liberty vote and Ron Paul.

Since while Ron Paul and the liberty vote want to get government out of the way to allow banks to suffer the consequences of cronyism in a truly free market in which no one is too big to fail and government has no hand in picking winners and losers. Bernie Sanders wants to regulate the hell out of the banks, to the point that they become puppets of the government. Meaning that Bernie's plan is both unconstitutional and anti-capitalist, and thus should be an anathema to the constitution's best friend and America's champion of Austrian economics.

So let's hope that the liberty vote takes Ron Paul's statements for what they really are, not as profound revelations of truth, but rather as the first signs of senility in his old age.

- Uchiha22
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