Rep. Thomas Massie is the newest board member of the Ron Paul Institute Photo: Thomas Massie Facebook
Ron Paul Thomas Massie Photo: Thomas Massie Facebook

In 2013, former congressman and libertarian hero Ron Paul launched the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) to promote a non-interventionist foreign policy combined with a domestic focus on civil liberties and free market economics.

In other words, key elements of Paul’s constitutionalist philosophy and his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns were getting a think tank.

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Now Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) is coming aboard as a formal advisor for RPI. He made the announcement on Facebook Sunday and formally in a press release on Monday.

“It is an honor to join RPI,” said Massie. “Dr. Paul and his principles have long guided me, so I look forward to the opportunity to help expand his legacy by promoting peace and prosperity.”

“Thomas Massie is one of the real champions of liberty and peace in Congress,” said RPI founder Ron Paul.

Massie joins a bipartisan line-up of congressman who’ve been vocally opposed to much of current U.S. foreign policy, such as Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) and former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

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Jones famously wondered in 2013 if former Vice President Dick Cheney was going to hell for his complicity in 2003’s Iraq war. Kucinich is a longtime friend of Paul and was a constant antiwar leader within the Democratic Party during his time in congress.

Fox News Senior Legal Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is also an advisor.

Disclosure: I worked for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign. 

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