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Published November 05, 2011, 06:29 PM

Texas Congressman Ron Paul Speaks in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Republican presidential hopeful delivered the keynote address in Fargo at the North Dakota Policy Council's fourth annual free market forum. Much of Congressman Ron Paul's speech centered on limited government, low taxes, and free markets.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Republican presidential hopeful delivered the keynote address in Fargo at the North Dakota Policy Council's fourth annual free market forum. Much of Congressman Ron Paul's speech centered on limited government, low taxes, and free markets.

Congressman Paul receives a standing ovation as he takes the stand.

The forums theme “legalize capitalism" allows Paul to share his idea, that the best way to turn our countries economy around is to decrease the size of the government and increase personal economic liberty.

PAUL: “It's so simple, we have too many laws, and too many rules, and too many regulations, and the authorities who are suppose to write the laws, the congress they write some, but the executive branch writes them, the courts write them.”

Congressman Paul says this is the reason for the downward economic spiral.

PAUL: “So it’s actually out of control, and that’s why our economic system is out of control and that’s why we are in the midst of this big recession.”

Congressman Paul points out that The United States of America must legalize capitalism once again to restore its greatness and the government needs to get back to the ways of the constitution.

PAUL: “A lot of us believe that we are at that point now, that the constitution doesn't have a lot of meanings and we'd like to legalize freedom, we'd like to legalize free markets, we'd like to legalize the constitution once again.”

North Dakota Policy Council officials say this forum isn't being held as a campaign tool for Congressman Paul, but rather to inform the public on these important issues.

BRETT (NDPC executive director): “The point of this event is to create greater awareness about the benefits of free market capitalism, and limited government, obeying the constitution, and there is absolutely no one more qualified and better well known to speak about those issues.”

Congressman Paul says he is promoting ideas that he has believed all along, and he hopes this will energize people to take action not only here in North Dakota but across the nation.

PAUL: “Everybody is in this together, not only is our whole country in this together because we all have to deal with the same regulator issues out of Washington, the same monetary systems, the same deficits.”

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