Saturday, October 29, 2011

Five books by 2012 presidential hopefuls

At the Christian Science Monitor, Husna Haq tagged five books by the 2012 presidential hopefuls, including--under the category "most authentic"--Ron Paul's End the Fed:
Running for the third time, Libertarian Ron Paul comes across as authentic and unwavering in his beliefs, in both his campaign and his books, Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee in Washington, told the Monitor. “He’s been consistent for 40 years, even his detractors say that he tells the truth the way he sees it and he sticks to his principles.”

A prolific author, Paul has penned more than 10 books, including “Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution after 200 Years,” “A Foreign Policy of Freedom,” “End The Fed,” “The Revolution: A Manifesto,” and his most recent, “Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom.”

In "End the Fed," Congressman Paul argues that the present monetary system under the Federal Reserve is immoral and unnecessary. “The entire federal government is one giant toxic asset at the moment,” he writes. “It certainly has no business telling the private sector how to run its affairs.” He continues later in the book, “"Nothing good can come from the Federal Reserve," Paul writes. It's "immoral, unconstitutional, impractical, promotes bad economics, and undermines liberty."

As he’s illustrated throughout his long career, Paul knows how to take an honest and unwavering, if radical, stand.
Read about the best written books by a candidate.

--Marshal Zeringue