An effective antiwar candidate is what the neocons fear most.
"...What is it about Paul’s success that frightens his opponents? Not fear that Paul will win the presidency, though polls show him running strongly against Obama. Unlike his rivals, Paul hardly pretends the White House is a goal. On the stump he emphasizes the goal of building the cause of liberty. Libertarian ideas in domestic policy have had a secure place in the GOP for more than a generation, though Paul has widened the channels for their discussion. Yet when Paul began to rise in the pre-caucus Iowa polls—by mid-December, it seemed possible he would win the state—a shudder of panic ran through the neoconservative commentariat. What drove it? The answer had little to do with the cause dearest to Ron Paul..."
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/ … s-enemies/
I was watching videos about Ron Paul (because it's impossible to find anything through the mainstream media), and I came across this.
The media keeps asking themselves "why do the young love Ron Paul" -- of course, it always comes off like "what's wrong with young people" instead of "holy god, this Ron Paul dude has tapped into the sacred fountain of logic and reason".
Anyway, this is the best video I've found yet to explain it to those who have yet to understand why.
People are terrified that someone could actually practice what they preach:
http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/02 … n-dollars/
One thing I don't like about Ron Paul is the fact that if his values line up with Republican values, then he should BE Republican, not Libertarian.
Other than that, I have no dislike for him, and especially I have no dislike for him personally.
One political stance where I think he fails is in his push for States' rights on major issues. I agree the States should have rights, more rights than they do, and that they should reclaim some of the rights that the Federal Government has taken from them or superceded. The problem is that we DO need a Federal Government for many many things. It's a difficult thing, a mess really, and I dunno how we could even begin to clear it up so that States retain the rights they should but still retain protection from the Federal. Like airport security, an issue where I think Paul is very naive.
it is my understanding of him that political parties are the problem, creat the problems and have changed their stances over time. Seriously, if you did the research you would find that being a conservative now is nothing like what it originally meant. He considers himself more conservative than most conservatives!
I think the only reason he claims to be libertarian is so that he is not labeled negatively a republican. He needs to distinguish himself from them. There is so much more to the man than a label. He met the criteria to run as a republican (I think he sees the name in the original way, as in we are citizens of a Republic)not a democracy, as democrates may see themselves.
Too many "Americans have lost, if they ever found, the true meaning of the Declaration and the Constitution if they think they live in a democracy and that being in a political parties should run the show and hence, know what is best for "the people."
He's anti-choice and pro-corporate free-for-all.
I'd say he's a perfect Republican.
Actually he is anti abortion, and pro free market. Which is what makes America truly exceptional.
In the eyes of the anti-choice, you're pro-murdering babies and anti-murdering murderers.
by Susan Reid5 years ago
I just had to share this WTF? Ron Paul supporter moment. I was in a store called Sacred Space in Durango, CO the other afternoon.The proprietress is a seer/healer. Does readings. Sells crystals and tinctures/herbs and...
by mio cid5 years ago
Is Ron Paul giving birth to a movement that can develop into a full fledged political party?Maybe attracting real independents not the pseudo independents that are really just to the left of the democratic party or to...
by SparklingJewel5 years ago
this guy is giving a perspective that needs to be heard Specifically, on all the metrics that a year ago everyone accepted as useful indicators of political standing, Ron Paul is not just a front-runner but a strong...
by Doodlehead4 years ago
According to Lew Rockwell, Ron Paul has plans to lead the Liberty Caucus Republicanswhen he resigns in December. Lew says Dr. Paul has kept his typical low profileuntil he is out of Congress. ...
by Reality Bytes5 years ago
Politics do make for some interesting arrangements. I have just heard that a bill was introduced by the two Congressmen to decriminalize marijuana.Finally a bipartisan effort on...
by Charles James5 years ago
I am not an American, but American politics can affect us Europeans so it makes sense to follow American politics to se what might be coming down the line.Ron Paul generates an intellectual and political excitement I...
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