Skip to comments.The Madness of Ron Paul
Posted on 12/21/2011 8:44:41 AM PST by servo1969
I believe that Texas Congressman Ron Paul and his followers have good intentions. However, as any conservative can attest, having good intentions does not exempt a person from the consequences of his actions or views. Given that, by diverting and dividing the right at a time when we can ill afford to be distracted, the extremist views held by Paul and his merry band of libertarian Bolsheviks are very dangerous. Libertarianism is an important strand of conservative thought, and to have its principal representative at a moment such as this be as extreme a figure as Representative Paul is, in truth, destructive to the ideals that he claims to hold dear.
This is not to deplore the libertarian creed in its entirety. On the contrary, almost all examples of government intervention in both public and private life have results that fall somewhere between unproductive and destructive. However, on a practical level, anyone with any long-term exposure to human beings ought to understand that a fully libertarian society is as impossible as a fully communist one. To wit, if everyone were willing to intelligently pursue his self-interest (or, indeed, were capable of doing it), then we could have a fully libertarian society. If everyone were willing to set aside self-interest in the name of the common good, then we could have a communist society. Since neither is possible, we can have neither.
This is where Paul and his followers go astray. On one issue after another, they take wholly unrealistic positions rooted in an ideologically perfected and entirely imaginary alternative to reality and then assail any who disagree with them as being in opposition to human liberty, the Constitution, and all of the other fine things that they claim to be upholding.
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I’m thankful for articulate persons like yourself. Just read these threads and its easy to see the anti Paul people are losing this argument and losing badly.
I’m embarrassed for them that all they can offer is ridicule and ridicule by association.
Everyone realizes that sort of tactic is reserved for the side with the weaker position.
Keep on calling names and slinging mud boys, you’ll alienate more thoughtful people and cause others to wonder why you’re so hysterical.
The consitutional position is gaining momentime and the powers that be are shaking in their boots. This is terrific and really has very little to do the Ron Paul.
If you are successful at marginalizing him personally, someone else is likely to pick up the torch.
This is awesome.
It will be too embarrassing to have Ron Paul win anything so it will not happen. Appealing to reasonableness will work so it will not happen in Iowa. Appealing to the goodness of folks rather throwing chaos into the process. I understand folks in general are basically sinners but Paul supporters resort to the lowest common denominator and are quite delusional to the point of being scary. We cannot allow scary to win especially since the the most evil dude awaits in November needing to be handed his behind.
Why don’t we hear of the Madness of Myth Romney?..
The madness of Barack Obama or even of idiots Axlerod.. or Biden?..
But no the madness of Paul the only one willing to follow the Constitution completely..
But Newt may be getting on that Constitution train (somewhat) soon to be called “crazy”...
I take my comment back, forgot Ron Paul is not running as an independent.
I know your right. But I worry with all this underhandedness by the Paul troglodytes. I sure hope the Iowans have their eyes WIDE open.
I must have missed where the author mentioned those things - can you point that out to me or is this just a bit of hysteria?
“Sort of like most of Ron Paul’s comments...” what does that mean exactly?
Btw, even though it is not mentioned in the article, I happen to agree with him that we do not need our military posted in 143 countries. Tell me why you believe that to be necessary?
Oddly enough you pretty much nail it...
“I must have missed where the author mentioned those things”
What you “missed” is what I said. Try again.
Oh, ya mean like all his Nazi and anarchists supporters down in Texas, who have repeatedly over and over reelected him?
This is all yet to be determined I believe the folks in Iowa will do the right thing. I am more sure of that than I am the GOP in general will however. If Romney wins the nomination it will not be because the folks wish it to be so. It will be a war against the folks and a battle of attrition. The good folks of Iowa will help us out by putting the Paul delusion aside. If that does not happen the whole process will be a circus. I have no problems trusting the folks in Iowa to get it right.
People in Texas are evil...
They keep voting for Ron Paul...Their all KKK, Nazis and anarchist!!
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