" Once home to distinguished intellectuals and men of letters, it now tolerates and even encourages anti-intellectualism and jingoism that would have embarrassed earlier generations of conservative thinkers," Paul continues.
An advocate of home rule who takes a libertarian position against Federal involvement, asked the following questions, Esquire noted:
#Will there be no more wars without an actual congressional declaration?
# Will the Federal Reserve Act be repealed?
#Will only gold and silver be called legal tender?
# Will the U.S. end "unconstitutional" departments including Energy, Education, Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Labor?
# Will the Patriot Act be repealed and all the warrantless searches stopped? Paul argues that police officers "are supposed to be local people" but that at the national level today "we have nearly a hundred thousand federal agents now who carry guns---OSHA and EPA and the IRS. They carry guns and they shouldn't."
# Will the TSA be restrained or abolished?