Ron Paul’s Dog-eat-dog World

Ron Paul’s popularity has been on the rise since 2008 when, under George W. Bush, the auto industry and the banks received a bailout from the taxpayers. The Libertarian party rejoiced at the emergence of the Tea Party who claimed to be fed up with government intervention, but this was short lived. It became apparent to some that the Tea Party was comprised largely of racists and bigots whose biggest complaint was that the President of the United States possessed dark pigmentation.

Executive Director of the Libertarian Party issued the following press release in September of 2010 aimed at these Tea Partiers:

"There are two kinds of Tea Partiers," said Benedict. "One kind is so blinded by its hatred of Obama and Democrats that it cannot see fault with Republicans. It's the other kind the Libertarian Party is reaching out to."

Abolishing Minimum Wage Helps the Poor and Allows a Free Market

Business Owners Should Have the Right to Refuse Service to African-Americans

Ending the Fed by Using Silver and Gold...dimes

Privatizing Schools

Ron Paul's short-lived popularity:

Ron Paul is currently experiencing a rise in the polls, indicating to some that he might actually have a chance to be the Republican nominee for President of the U.S. This is exciting news for the Libertarian party, Ron Paul supporters, and some misguided Tea-Party Patriots, but like the majority of the other republican candidates, Paul’s popularity will be short lived.

Republican debates have allowed Ron Paul to avoid elaborating on his core beliefs that truly separates Paul’s party from liberals, conservatives and mainstream Americans. These core beliefs are based upon a philosophy that is in a world of its own known as Dog-eat-dog, where government is eliminated entirely and replaced with a free market and a compassionate society. Well, at least those who choose to be compassionate. The thought is that the world will work because everyone is nice.

Unable to elaborate on the philosophy behind a free market in a one-minute allotment, the free-market explanation usually results with applause from voters, but it is when Paul is on a roll during a debate, allowing a glimpse of these philosophical views, that confusion begins to envelope the crowd and the applause begins to die out.

Fueled by the crowd’s reaction, Ron Paul can’t help himself. He doesn’t know when to quit while he’s ahead. Even the right-wing nuts eventually crinkle up their brows, freezing in mid-clap, while Ron Paul continues to run his mouth—eliminating the Department of Education and privatizing schools, eliminating federal student loan programs and abolishing minimum wage, ending the Fed and using gold for currency, allowing Palestine and Israel to demolish each other and, wait, what did he just say? Gay marriage?

GASP!

It’s miraculous that Ron Paul hasn’t been shooed off the stage by republican voters and Tea-Partiers. Perhaps they are too busy having coronaries or maybe they just can’t make any sense of it.

Ron Paul seems to have swayed, ever so slightly, from some Libertarian views to better fit in with republican voters, something that is very unusual for him. Two of these issues are a woman’s right to choose and freedom to travel without having to show papers to authorities. Yes, open borders and anti-Arozina’s SB1070.

Ron Paul’s solution to almost every problem facing our country is a free market, from unemployment and the economy to healthcare and immigration. This just isn’t practical if you understand the philosophy behind a free market. Eliminating minimum wage, eliminating OSHA and worker protections and allowing employers and businesses to discriminate against race, creed, color, gender, religion, etc. is part of Dog-eat-dog world.

That’s right. In Dog-eat-dog, the Civil Right’s Act does not exist and children’s toys are made with lead. It is expected that you do the right thing out of compassion, but if you don’t want to, you don’t have to, and everything will still work out just fine.

We’ve also heard Ron Paul refer to ObamaCare and his desire to eliminate it. Although he does believe that something should be done to make healthcare more affordable, his solution involves, again, a free market so physicians are able to charge $5 for an office visit like they did in 1962 (and pay physician’s staff, well, nothing), take in charity cases, and have (compassionate) employers offer HSAs to employees.

If you believe that replacing paper currency with gold is a practical solution to America's economic problems, you should vote for Ron Paul. If you believe that unemployment would be solved by abolishing minimum wage, you should vote for Ron Paul. If you believe that physicians will charge $5 for office visits after Ron Paul is elected, you should vote for Ron Paul. If you believe employers have the right to discriminate against race, religion and gender, you should vote for Ron Paul.

If you don't believe that these are real solutions to America's problems, there isn't any reason to take Ron Paul seriously.

Seriously, Ron Paul is a lunatic.

Specifying no abortions at the third trimester and a free market with gold currency will help immigration issues

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Wizard Of Whimsy profile image

Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

And beyond "dog-eat-dog" and "every-man-for-himself" the rising movement in America (and promoted by the R's) is to disfigure Democracy with a relentless greed and self-interest.

Especially Ironic at this time of year with film classics like "It's A Wonderful Life" filling the media. Now, however they want "Pottersville" instead of Bedford Falls where honest people banded together for the common good, rather than a massive corporate pyramid schemes.

I despair for America!


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

Nice job on Ron Paul. He has an engaging, genial demeanor, but he lives in a dream world. I agree with his position on the futility of the war in Afghanistan and the U.S forces stationed all over the world, but most of his other positions are completely unrealistic.


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Deni Edwards 4 years ago from california Author

Thanks for stopping by Ralph and Wizard and commenting on Ron Paul's strange, loony world. Now, I await the supporters to tell me how this all works on planet Earth.


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lovemychris 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

I don't think he's a lunatic. In fact, the "conspiracies" he believes in, I do too! However, he signed the Personhood amendment, and that makes him a very loud no in my book. Being a woman, and all.

Anyone who is going to make me a second class citizen again can take a hike.

Anyone who proclaims liberty for the individual, unless you're a woman, is not for me.

ESPECIALLY when, as you say---he will figuratively throw these unwanted babies "to the dogs".

For, this is the Republican platform.

Forced birth, but no programs to help once they are here. And if that sounds harsh....how is it wrong?


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lovemychris 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

It's bad enough as it is!:

"The World Bank has released its latest World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development, and the findings show the depths of economic and social inequalities between men and women. Shockingly, the report notes that women are 40 percent of the world’s labor force but only have 1 percent of its wealth."

Do we really need to take away rights too? Oh, and women mostly are the single parents too....so let's have yet more of them, working for yet less and less.....


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Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City


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lovemychris 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Sorry to be all over this hub, but just ran across this: from Gordon Duff of Veterans Today:

"Schiff states that his reason for coming to the OWS is to convince the crowd that they should occupy Washington. This is the typical response coming from the hacks in the media who are worried that people are beginning to wake up to the fact that Washington is bought and paid for by Wall Street and corporate America. Those who insist that people should occupy Washington want Americans to support its bought-off useless fascist political system instead of building momentum to overturn this criminal exploitative system. Thus, Schiff is against the people. Schiff is for Schiff.

Thus, I find it quite appropriate that Schiff hangs in the same circles with others who have deceived their supporters, such as Alex Jones and Ron Paul, both of which sell you the same patriotic lines in order to get you to fork over your hard-earned cash to support some cause they claim to represent."

Hmmmmmm!


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Deni Edwards 4 years ago from california Author

Thank you both for commenting. I particularly got a kick out of Rational Irrationality!

Chris, it's not just women that Paul would press the rewind button on--it's color, race, religion--every step that our country has taken to ensure freedom and equality would be in vain.....INSANITY!


HSchneider 4 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Great Hub, Deni. Ron Paul's appeal is that he has a little something to offer everybody. But when you slowly peel the onion, you see the meanness and the disregard for humanity in his views. Sort of Ayn Rand on steroids. You are right that he can win Iowa but will never win the GOP nomination. His candidacy under the national spotlight will burn up and disappear.


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Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

That piece does explain the frustration and desperation many Americans are feeling about our corrupted political process. Kings would keep fools and jesters around so, at the very least, someone might occasionally express the truth.


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Deni Edwards 4 years ago from california Author

HSchneider,

Yes, the latest Paul newsletters displays his racist views, and while he believes that everyone has the right to be racist (and lack compassion), this is not a quality anyone would want in a President of the U.S.

Thanks for stopping by--it's always nice to see you!


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

A vote for Ron Paul would be as detrimental as voting Obama back in office! They are one and the same!...both idiots!


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Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

So much for "Level 7" commentary!


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Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City


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Deni Edwards 4 years ago from california Author

lol!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

This is quite an article. I see that no one has responded except those who want to pile on. I'll take the bait! :-)

You wrote: "It became apparent to some that the Tea Party was comprised largely of racists and bigots whose biggest complaint was that the President of the United States possessed dark pigmentation."

I think we should start here because this is the most shameful and disgusting statement I have ever read. Apparently, you Atheist Marxists think reasonable people only vote against Socialists who hate the very country that gave them every advantage in the world if they are black. But you are dead wrong. Conservative people admire people of color who believe in the values that made America great—yes to strong families of all colors and no to killing babies. Conservative people oppose politicians who are anti-Capitalism and anti-America and anti-Christ even if they are purple or green or pink.

You describe "a philosophy that is in a world of its own known as Dog-eat-dog, where government is eliminated entirely and replaced with a free market and a compassionate society. Well, at least those who choose to be compassionate."

But you know in your heart you are presenting a deceptive picture of what Libertarians are for. No Libertarian wants NO governemnt—that would be Anarchists. Most Libertarians want the same level of government that our Founding Fathers did—nothing more but nothing less. And who is more "compassionate" than Americans? Nobody on earth! Just maybe if government did not suck half of every dollar made in America people would have a hundred times more money to be compassionate with! And what group of people gives the largest share of its income and the most of its time to the poor than any other? Conservative Christians, that's who.

You write about: "eliminating the Department of Education and privatizing schools, eliminating federal student loan programs and abolishing minimum wage, ending the Fed and using gold for currency"

Well, does it seem to you that it is a sheer coincidence that the year the Federal Government got involved with the public schools—which they no Constitutional authority to do—is the very year in which we last saw the highest test scores and academic achievement in our nation's history?

Do you think it is a coincidence that the more the federal government involved itself with student loans a simple graph shows that the cost of a college education exploded?

I think every study ever done shows that minimum wage laws produce more unemployment.

I am not sure the Gold Standard is practical now that we are this far down the road but we should have stayed on it. Do you not know that $100 today buys what $1 bought the day we went off it?

The Federal Reserve is pernicious. Even Ben Bernanke says the Fed caused the Great Depression.

You write: "We’ve also heard Ron Paul refer to ObamaCare and his desire to eliminate it."

Well, hell yes! Do you not know that you can draw a graph that shows health care costs have only increased enormously in this country as a direct result of Medicare and Medicaid?

Only an idiot would look at those programs—which admit to $100,000,000,000 per year of fraud and waste out of a budget of $660B—and decide: Let's give them control over the WHOLE health care system which is far larger.


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lovemychris 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Well, it's nice that you can afford to pay for your parents care, in private homes with private healthcare...I can't, and my dad's cancer sucked all my parent's money....what should I do about my mom's meds? They would cost more than my week's pay.

I'm extrememly grateful that my country all pitch in to help people like me and my mom....

We would be living in a shelter without help: brought to homelessness by pharmaceuticals.

And thank you Obama...my kid can have healthcare from her dad until she is on her feet.

And my uncle isn't kicked off insurance due to the injury he suffered in Nam...pre-existing condition, you know.

Yep...can't wait for the money -bags to rip control back. I mean, the poor dears have suffered so much these past 3 years....makes me want to cry. WAAAAAA


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Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

I'm sure James sincerely believes Fox News' exaggerations, deceit and propaganda. He means well in thinking that people who strive for the common good are evil, lazy and, heaven forbid, compassionate about good people who don't excel or aren't interested in making a lot of money.


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

I agree with James and I cannot believe anyone thinks we have anyone worthy to represent the Democratic or Republican party. We better listen to some new ideas. We don't even have what they claim we do and there is no more government by and for the people, I really think we have waited too long to take a stand against the crooks in DC.


PoliticalScientist 4 years ago

This webpage is full of articles that are one sided and have no real substance. Most of the authors are far from even being considered a Political Scientist's point of view to be able to analyze how the American system was framed and how it has evolved and what is needed to remedy it and why the policies presented would fail and the process which would bring such a result. This webpage looks like a elementary school playground of children call out names to each other to prove a point but yet have no real sources but hearsay and questionable documents which have no real authenticity. Shame tho, this webpage looked promising.... good bye.

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