Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ron Paul Tzu

Dr. Ron Paul of Texas is our American sage. He merits the honorific tzu, meaning "master," given to the great thinkers of Chinese antiquity: K'ung Fu Tzu (Confucius), Meng Tzu (Mencius), Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Sun Tzu and others. Ron Paul Tzu is both a Confucian gentleman and a Taoist sage.

"When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty (ibid. XIII, 3)."

"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others (ibid. VX, 24)"

"An oppressive government is fiercer and more feared than a tiger (The Record of Rites II, 2)."

"by [governmental] inactivity the people will of themselves become prosperous."

"There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare (ibid. II, 4)."


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