Occasionally he did stupid things like defending the gerrymander that is responsible for the loss of his Congressional seat, but on the whole he was one of the few voices of reason in Congress
. That alone, of course, means all the Establishment politicians and publications have to dismiss him as "crazy".
He will be missed. Hopefully he'll find someplace where his views are more likely to fit into the mainstream and run for Congress there in 2014. We need him.
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"If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Czar himself." -Mikhail Bakunin
"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." -Adam Smith
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