Libertarian patriarchy

Libertarian patriarchy

by digby

I've been given to understand that Ron Paul really does believe that the half of the population that manages to get by without a penis is entitled to liberty just as the one's who are lucky to have them. I have been skeptical of this position since he also believes that women don't have the freedom to control their own bodies and has long history of associating with Christian Reconstructionists.

I think he may have clarified his position once and for all at the Thanksgiving Family Forum:

Ron Paul (at 15:22): “Matter of fact, when the people came to Samuel and said, “Look, we need more rules and more laws. We want more government to tell us what to do and we — we need more of this.” And Samuel was old and ready to retire and he says, “No, that’s a bad mistake. You don’t need more rules and more government. You don’t need this — the government will overreact.”
And today this is what I think has happened to us. We have deferred to.. to the federal government. We have weighed too much government. We should go in other directions. Before you know it the next step — what if the next step is, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the United Nations defined marriage?”
I don’t want to go that way, I want to go back down… all the way to the family and the Church — believe me it would be a happier and more peaceful world if we went in that direction, rather than asking the government and asking the King to solve all these problems… we need the family to deal with it.

And we can take our message and learn something from the Old Testament, how there was such a strong emphasis on the Patriarchal society and the disputes settled by judges rather than looking for Big Government.”

Those really were the good old days.