Ron Paul has kept quite busy since his retirement from Congress. Recently, I reported on a new home schooling curriculum spearheaded by Dr. Paul that promises to better prepare students for college and the real world. Now, the Libertarian-minded ex-Congressman will announce plans this week to start a new think tank that he promises will promote small government ideals and a reduced role of federal government in the lives of the American people.
Called the “Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity”, it will “serve as the focal point of a new coalition that crosses political, ideological, and party lines”, according to Paul’s Facebook page. The think tank will focus on two main issues, education and the coming generation – our nation’s future leaders. ”The neo-conservative era is dead,” Paul wrote, citing the chaos and turmoil at the hands of irresponsible politics and unaccountable leaders.
During his announcement on Wednesday, Paul will be joined by a couple of big-named Libertarian-minded individuals like Judge Andrew Napolitano and Lew Rockwell of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Former Congressman Ron Paul has apparently been hard at work since his retirement from Congress this year, releasing a curriculum designed for parents who home school their children in subjects like western civilization, the free market and liberty, public speaking, English and history, along with science and math courses all the way up through Calculus and Statistics.
Known as the Ron Paul Curriculum, the courses are available online in video form, and parents can access the course material for free up through the fifth grade level. Paul says that students who take the curriculum and apply themselves will enter college at the junior level, testing out of lower-level classes taught by government-funded “educators”.
Recently retired Republican Representative and Libertarian-leaning Ron Paul has signed on to write a new book, titled “New School Manifesto”, that will push ideas that advocate for a free market approach to the United States’ educational system.
The book is set to be released in September, just as students return to class.
The book is said to reject the state-run monopoly on education in the country and instead focuses on giving people an affordable choice on where to send their children by creating competition through the free market. Paul says that parents should be the ultimate authority on their child’s education, not government.
Paul uses the postal service’s competitors, like UPS and FedEx, to support the idea that competition results in better and cheaper services for everyone.
“Ron Paul’s beliefs are always controversial, and even if you disagree with his principles, his arguments will make you think,” said Grand Central Publishing, Paul’s publisher.