The missing piece in the Ron Paul puzzle is consumer awareness. Take away the EPA and other regulations, and you have companies running amok, polluting everywhere, destroying everything in the name of profits and dismissing environmental concerns as quackery.
To be a Ron Paul supporter, you must have faith that the stupid, fat, lazy American Consumer is going to change and actually vote with his wallet. For instance, even going to great lengths and making great sacrifices to not purchase anything from companies that do bad things.
An anti-Ron Paul webpage that I saw mentioned some vote that had something to do with a regulation about U.S. companies not being allowed to do business with Darfur (this was during the genocide.) The author of the webpage claimed that Ron Paul was the only senator to vote against this measure.
Why did he vote against it? Because he thinks that the federal government should not interfere with the company's rights to do business with whom it wishes. In fact, he thinks that the American Consumer should have the right to choose whether or not to do business with the company that financially supports genocide.
The problem? Currently, most consumers would choose to do business with that company, out of pure and blissful ignorance.
(E.G. The girl who made your new sweater might have been 9, and she might have just been raped by her supervisor in a factory in Sri Lanka. You would be a worse federal regulator than the real federal regulators, because they don't even have to pay you to look the other way.)