Jan 24, 2011

Ralph Nader and Ron Paul on Freedom Watch: Alliance Against Corporatism

From Raw Story via Poli-Tea:

on Wednesday's broadcast of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business channel, Judge Napolitano sat down for an amiable interview with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Ralph Nader to discuss a progressive-libertarian alliance in the 112th session of respective chambers in Congress.

Nader, who has recently called this coalition "the most exciting new political dynamic" in the US today, explained that it works well because both groups stand against corporatists who believe government should be run in the interests of corporations.

"I believe in coalitions," Rep. Paul echoed. "They talk about we need more bipartisanship, and I say we have too much bipartisanship because the bipartisanship we have here in Washington endorses corporatism."

Paul added that he agreed with Nader on a host of issues, such as cutting the US military's budget, ending undeclared US wars overseas, restoring civil liberties and civil rights by dumping from the Patriot Act, and withdrawing from the NAFTA and World Trade Organization agreements. . . .

Ron Paul ran as the Libertarian Party candidate for President in 1988 and remains a life member of the Libertarian Party, saying recently that "I believe the Libertarian Party has done a great service in promoting the libertarian philosophy, and I continue to have many friends and supporters in the Libertarian Party."

Ralph Nader ran as a Green Party candidate for President in 1996 and 2000 and as an Independent candidate for President in 2004 and 2008. In the 2010 elections, he campaigned for Green Party candidates such as Howie Hawkins for Governor of New York.

See previous IPR articles and comment threads:

Nader advocates for Progressive-Libertarian Alliance

Ron Paul could lead a new libertarian/progressive coalition

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