Re: Thoughts on Ron Paul
Hairy Black Guy Loves His Bidet
Date: October 13, 2007 01:00PM
> I consider myself a Ron Paul supporter, though I
> don't agree with 100% of what he says. I also
> wouldn't consider myself "mentally ill." Sadly,
> to appreciate Ron Paul's political stance you need
> to have a solid understanding of economics and a
> respect for liberty and property rights-- things
> which most Americans know little about. Paul
> can't win, though, because Democracy, for all its
> merits, will always fail the smaller, smarter
> segment of the voting public who would vote for a
> return to the days of smaller government and more
> personal responsibility.
> Also, Ron Paul is the only reason I'm voting next
You don't give the American masses enough credit.
Guys like 'Off Topic?' who considers politics to be like rooting for their favorite football team through times good and bad, may be the most vocal, but they are not the majority.
I think most Americans can see through the hustle that current republican front runners are pulling by posing as conservatives. They go on and on about smaller/spend-less govt, but outsourcing everything to private corporations is a phony way to do it, because it leads to more spending, instead to less.
We're spending more than ever these days after 2 Bush terms, with blackwater soldiers costing 6 times more than true soldiers, halliburton overcharging 61 mill for gas.
I'm voting for Ron Paul, because like most people, I don't agree with all his quirky ideas, but at least the spending party will end because he's not in any corporation's pockets.
The same cannot be said about Guiliani/Hillary/Romney/Obama...
Off topic FYI:
U.S.private health care costs 3000-7000 per person/per year(depending on the state), But public healthcare in japan/france costs 2000-3000 in taxes per person/per year.