Ron Paul: On The Issues

Discussion in 'Politics' started by achilles28, May 9, 2007.

  1. you consider it extreme because it deviates from what is now. Limited Federal government, freedom and adherence to the Constitution are what this country was founded on. It isn't that way now so people think a man who promotes this is extreme.
    #11     May 9, 2007
  2. No, I consider it extreme because that is not the way government works in a country as large and diverse as ours is. Our country looks nothing like it did over 200 years ago, in size, scope, wealth, problems, diversity, etc.

    We are so far away from the platform we are founded on, that if today, this country was 50 separate states, there is no way we could possible form a union the way we have now. There might be unions of some states, but I see no way we could have what we have now starting from scratch.

    There is so little spirit of compromise these days, such polarization, that someone to either extreme just isn't going to get much done.

    Holding this country together is a real problem right now, and I don't see Paul or his cult like followers being the answer.

    Let's start with a moderate centrist first, let's get people in congress who are reasonable.

    Paul's value is to put some issues out there, but he is not electable, nor do I think he could govern effectively.

    #12     May 9, 2007
  3. Z,

    How do you feel about a one world government ?
    #13     May 9, 2007
  4. achilles28


    Pure hubris and baseless speculation.

    Ron Paul is more electable than any establishment hack the Democratz or Repubs are fronting.

    Paul represents everything good about this Country and people can see that.
    #14     May 9, 2007
  5. achilles28


    The Founders of this Country - the Greatest political and philosophical thinkers of our Time - created the Agenda Ron Paul inherited.

    Pauls ideas aren't his own.

    Pauls ideas are the FOUNDERS IDEAS.

    And he embodies them masterfully, forcefully and 100% true to their original intent.

    You are accusing our Founders of extremist thought.
    #15     May 9, 2007
  6. Today, the founders if alive, and had the size and scope of 50 different colonies, from Hawaii to Maine, from So Cal to Florida and Alaska, could not hammer out an agreement that could be acceptable to all states.

    Hell, they had a lot of fights with just 13 colonies to ratify a constitution.

    We are a nation living on the fumes of the history of the founders, and I am not knocking their principles, far from it.

    However, principles of governing have to fit the governed and their level of expectations, and we simply do not have a sufficient spirit of cooperation and willingness to compromise at this point to suddenly try to apply 200+ year old principles...which by the way, are just words now, in a language that has changed, and we have no way of knowing what side of the fence a Jefferson of today, or Franklin of today, etc. would land on.

    America is like that fading beauty queen, who has to understand that she can no longer live in the past where she got by on her looks alone...and many again beauty queens remain in denial about the reality of their life until the bitter end.

    Your fanaticism is clearly evidenced here:

    And he embodies them masterfully, forcefully and 100% true to their original intent.

    People in this country, learned people, constitutional scholars argue all the time about what the intention of the framers anyone saying they represent 100% of the true intent of the framers reminds me of some born again Christian who says they have the true 100% correct understanding of the Bible, and they represent Christ 100% of Christ's intent. Or Muslims saying they represent 100% of Mohammed's intent, etc. really doesn't matter, fanaticism is fanaticism.

    All fanatical thinking, black and white thinking, etc.

    #16     May 9, 2007
  7. he is from Pa dumbazz. duke med school.
    #17     May 9, 2007

    Press Release
    Ron Paul Builds Momentum


    May 8, 2007

    ARLINGTON, VA – Congressman Ron Paul's support has soared since the first Republican presidential debate. Conservative commentator John McLaughlin, host of “The McLaughlin Group," cited Ron Paul as having given "the best performance of the debate." In fact, the Paul campaign's apparent strength has many other pundits scrambling to explain it. Paul campaign officials offer the following examples of the candidate's rising success.

    Since the debate on May 3, Ron Paul:

    Handily won two post-debate polls posted by event sponsor MSNBC
    Placed a close third (18%) in a post-debate poll on the conservative Drudge Report
    Won an online debate poll with 84%
    Won a C-SPAN online GOP candidate poll with 69%
    Became the third most-mentioned person in the blogosphere, beating out Paris Hilton, according to the reputable
    Produced a video that was ranked the 8th most popular overall video, and the most-viewed political video
    Was featured, by popular demand, on the front of
    Generated so many bulletin posts on that the site owner News Corp. blocked all additional posts about Dr. Paul
    Became a "most searched" term on Google and Yahoo!
    Saw a quadrupling of daily visitors to
    "These figures speak for themselves," said campaign chairman Kent Snyder. "Ron Paul has quickly become a strong contender for the GOP nomination because of his powerful message of freedom and limited government."
    #18     May 9, 2007
  9. Not as funny as your post count though.
    #19     May 9, 2007
  10. Is Bush a Texan?

    What a dope you are...

    #20     May 9, 2007