Splitting the vote. I’ve always thought of the Libertarian party as taking one step away from conservatism and walking down the road toward liberalism.
Paul is another Ross Perot.
Ron Paul is not even a Libertarian, he is an anarchist. People wonder where he is getting his support? Try Occupy movement, the different factions of the anarchist movement.
His outspoken support of Bradley Manning calling HIM a HERO is outragous.
By the way on the vid I posted on another thread he voiced support for the homosexuals.
Our founders held extreme libertarian ideals. They didn’t hold those in check for the revolution because Samuel Adams was too extreme or a lightening rod.
But we do not have any inspiring candidates which leaves us voting AGAINST rather than enthusiastically FOR a candidate. All candidates want to tinker at the margins and out tax credit the other guy.
Is Romney the “best” we can do? Heaven help us
Ron Paul will not win in Iowa because of the goodness of folks. Ron Paul supporters will not be able to recruit supporters because they are worse than aggressive cultists that visit your front door. If you think Ron Paul is Coco Puffs his supporters are even worse and will be rejected by the folks in Iowa.
and Ralph Nader
Yep lunacy to get rid of the fed reserve, EPA and every dept of dictatorship you can name. I disagree with him on foreign policy, but we have problems within. Who else will abolish the income tax? If he stops talking, the IRS, the fed and all the rest can keep us under their thumb. So we are in a poor position, keep status quo and implode or try a different strategy. Unfortunately, without Herman, we are probaly stuck with taxation without representation. I hope I am wrong.
This opinion piece is really not at all helpful. The author is basically saying that Paul is idealistic and has some of the same ideas that our founding fathers had and therefore he and his followers are Bolsheviks and mad.
I think that more people are taking a look at the “crazy uncle” of conservative politics and actually reading his position statements because they are totally dissatisfied with the jumble of “practical” candidates floating out there now.
It would be interesting if this author had drawn any factual evidence supporting his position. But it sounds like he is hanging his hat on two things - the fed is good and necessary (as evidenced by how well things are going now?) and legalizing some illicit drugs is bad because we would have to pay to take care of all the new abusers (not thinking through what we already spend related to alcohol abuse or supporting the ATF, FBI, TSA, DEA, Gun Runner, etc )
If someone hides, even through omission, their true ideals and influences we should be extremely wary of them. Ron Paul scares the crap out of me...
And last time we tried (we being the human race) to implement an untested economic system how’d that work out?
Conservative voters have been asked to choose pragmatism over idealism for 20 years. The establishment has visited that well too many times.
Not me, not ever again. Give me a candidate who has unshakable loyalty to the consitution or forget about my support.
People please realize that if we continue to accept this, they will continue to present this to us as the only “viable” option. Drawing the line in the sand right now.
Given the choice between anti freedom socialists and anti freedom socialists is to be given the choice between fast demise or slow demise.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I see. If you reject Globalism and you want the US government to abide by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights you are an extremist and a Bolshevik. That's rich.
It ironic because Ron Paul is the only candidate and one of the very few national politicians opposes the same Banksters that brought the Bolsheviks into power.
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.