redditor: Dr. Paul, who is your favorite historical figure in (American) politics and why?
Ron Paul: You know, I don't have one favorite historical political figure. Most of the pictures I had in my Congressional office were pictures of economists, which included Von Mises, and I essentially didn't have pictures of politicians. I had a picture of one president who was my favorite (Grover Cleveland) and under his picture the quote was (paraphrased)
"What is it worth to get elected, and re-elected, if you don't stand for something?"
He was a man of principle, who believed in the Constitution and the Gold Standard.
americandreamsicle: You won't see this Dr. Paul, but I'll post it anyway.
Grover Cleveland actually betrayed America by selling the US Treasury to the Rothschilds and the Morgans in 1895.
This contract from Feb. 8, 1895 between The Secretary of the US Treasury and the Rothschilds and the Morgans (with Cleveland's explanation for the necessity of the whole affair preceding it) indebted the US to the Rothschild/Morgan combine until 1925 (the debt was in 30-year coupons, much like a mortgage, the Bankster's favorite shackle), when the coupons came due. This was after the same combine had spent the previous 20 years destablizing the US Treasury such that Secretary Carlisle had to make the deal with the devil.
In the period between the signing of the contract and the bond payment, the private banking interests as fronted by Rothschild and Morgan (among others) founded the Federal Reserve, a private bank in the middle of government that has been the source of so much sorrow and suffering, as you well know.
I don't say all of this to besmirch an historical figure you admire, Dr. Paul. I just love truth over all.
Thank you for your service to Liberty and for putting yourself on the net.
EDIT: Some historical context:
"The active cooperation of Grover Cleveland in the manipulation of the currency by the Rothschilds of London and J. Pierpont Morgan of New York was very unpopular with the people. He was accused by both leading Democrats and Republicans of having betrayed his party and of having turned his back upon the Democratic platform of 1884 upon which he was elected.”
Reminiscences of Senator William M. Stewart (Nevada, 1908)