- Politics and Social Issues
Presidential Election 2012
Which candidate do you think you will vote for President?
I have been a Democrat all of my life. One of my favorite presidents was Ronald Reagan though. He once said “I did not leave the Democratic party, they left me”. I am starting to feel that way now.
I remember I could not wait to get Bush out of office. I wasn’t really too keen on either of the two candidates at the last election though. On one side you had Obama and on the other McCain. At the time I was thinking well surely neither one of them can do worst than Bush, right? Boy was I wrong. Bush loved to get on television and use scare tactics on us. He also believed that if he said the same things over and over enough times that we would eventually believe him. Obama on the other hand loves to be on the television. He practically gets on there every other day and tells us what all he is going to do. This would be great if he actually did any of them. Hell if he spent a quarter of the time actually trying to do something instead of telling us what he plans to do, this country wouldn’t be in this state.
I have been reading different articles, websites, and watching different channels on the candidates. It seems that most of them tell you whatever you want to hear just to get into office. Then once they get in office they worry more about staying in office then running this country. But with that aside, there is one man that has been preaching the same thing for over 20 years. That man is Ron Paul and I am really starting to lean towards him. He is known for upholding the constitution to the fullest. He isn’t like most of Washington who either try to find loopholes in it; or they tell us we are too dumb to understand it. There are a few things that stick out when I read about Ron Paul’s agenda. They are smaller government, axe the Federal Reserve, and his insights on the economy.
A smaller government, in my opinion, is what we need in this country. If you have ever read the constitution it believed in smaller government as well. Ron Paul wants to put most of the decision making back in the hands of the American people. He wants to abolish income tax, which was against the constitution to begin with, and the Internal Revenue Service. Instead he wants to use excise taxes and non-protectionist tariffs. Now excise taxes would usually be hidden in the price on something we pay. For instance a company sells an item for $3.50 and there was an excise tax on the item for say 10%, then they would sell the item for $3.85. As for the non-protectionist tariffs, I have no clue what he means. If anyone out there does, I would be happy to hear about it.
Axe the Federal Reserve is the best thing I have ever heard a politician say. Whether or not he could actually pull this off is another story. The Federal Reserve has many politicians in its pockets. And if they do not have enough money then they just print more of it. They have been sticking it to us since their inception and getting richer off of the American people ever since. I could write a book on how corrupt the Federal Reserve is. For some more information on the Federal Reserve click here.
Ron Paul’s insights on the economy are pretty fascinating. He actually uses logic and common sense. Now that is a rare trait to have on the hill! He wants Washington to freeze the budget and make actual cuts. He says if he gets in office he will veto every unbalanced budget congress sends him. He will not raise the debt ceiling so politicians can blow through the money. If he gets rid of the Federal Reserve we will be able to print actual money for the first time since Kennedy was in office. He will eliminate the income, capital gains, and death taxes; this is a big one in my opinion. This will ensure you actually get to keep your hard earned money and be able to pass it down to your family; without the government having their hands in your cookie jar. The list goes on and on. I honestly believe that he could do a great job in office and get this country headed back in the right direction.
What do you think? Do you believe that Ron Paul is a good candidate for the Presidency? If not who are you leaning towards?