In his book titled Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom, Ron Paul chooses issues that are affecting our country today. Each chapter is a separate issue. While it is best to read the whole book through, you could easily pick and choose the different chapters that most interest you. You may not agree with him on all his issues, but he does a great job of explaining himself and giving you food for thought.
The great thing about Ron Paul is that all his views are in keeping with upholding the US Constitution and protecting the rights of the people and preserving the powers that are reserved for the states. While many of the other presidential candidates this time around are also great in many of these same things, each have and issue or two where they are not so concerned with upholding the Constitution or protecting freedoms and instead would like to impose their personal views on the whole country. While I would still support most of these candidates if they were to win the primary, the ideal candidate is Ron Paul.
Like I mentioned before, I already knew most of Ron Paul's views, but this book really went much deeper than I had expected. He talked about abuse of power by the federal government and its many agencies, giving specifics that I was not aware of. Overall, he really drives home the point that the federal government has really overstepped its authority in so many areas and we are less safe and less free because of it.
Anyone who wants to get a alternative perspective than you will get from the average liberal or conservative should pick up Ron Paul's newest book Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom. I put it on hold at the library, so there was no need to dish out money for it, though it is not that expensive according to Amazon.com. I found this book to be a very easy read and I had it read in less than 2 days.