Election 2012: Ron Paul to Northern Nevadans: "Restore America Now"
On Thursday, presidential candidate Ron Paul was in Reno, Nevada, to talk to voters ahead of the Nevada caucus.
"It looks like the revolution is alive and well," Paul said upon seeing the crowd. "And guess what? We have a lot of people here who really like freedom. And to me, well, that’s what it’s all about. It’s understanding what liberty means and why it’s an individual matter. It’s not a group matter, it’s not a collective issue, it’s an individual issue. And we have to understand that liberty comes to us in a natural or God-given way, and each and every one of us gets to use our liberty as we see fit. That’s what’s so wonderful about it."
Paul shared his views of idealism in our country today.
"They say you’re an idealist, you have to compromise in order to get along," Paul told his supporters. "And you know, I think compromising is sort of like selling-out. But in the last hundred years, I’d say we’ve gone in the wrong directions, we gradually have had our freedoms eroded, we’ve adopted a foreign policy... of military intervention in other countries for not many good reasons at all. Well, I think we need to change our foreign policy and bring our troops home!"
Paul elaborated on his thoughts about America's foreign policy. As President, he said, he would alter how the country decides to go to war.
"We would only go to war if the war is declared, if we have to fight it, fight it, win it, and get them over with."
Reno residend Angelina Liguori was one of the people at the event.
"Paul covered all of the points and had good monetary policies," Liguori told the Kids Press Corps. "It was good he came to Nevada because we are a state that values our liberty."
Heidi Kiene is a long-time Paul supporter and was also at the campaign stop. She said that Ron Paul appeals to her because of his consistency.
"I have been listening to Ron Paul for about 30 years and nothing he says has changed," Kiene said. "He sees the big picture of liberty, prosperity, and peace. He is empowering us to work together and not vote for a king."