Not entirely with levity, I leave you with this article (and its conclusion), from a paleoconservative site but by a proclaimed "left-libertarian", entitled "In Defense of Ron Paul: A Reply to Noam Chomsky". This passage is riotous:
"Chomsky even goes so far as to say he would reject Ron Paul's candidacy even if he ran for the Presidency against Madame Hillary. Say it ain't so, Noam! Ron Paul, a man of peace, integrity and liberty is somehow no more acceptable than a cutthroat careerist who kow-tows to the foreign policy elite, the Israel lobby, and the warmongering neoconservative freaks, who voted to authorize the Iraq war, and who supports the police and surveillance state? What's up, Noam? Is limited and decentralized government, respect for private property, the Second Amendment, and "isolationism" really THAT bad?"
Professor Chomsky and I have our differences, but it would be churlish not to welcome him to my side of this debate or to acknowledge that some of what he says about Ron Paul is quite sensible. I wish him, and you, a happy new year.