posted on Aug, 25 2007 @ 12:28 AM
Originally posted by TKainZero
"Would Ron Paul be in favor (with Libertairan Views) to lower the amount of funding on national defense"
That is a very NON yes or no question. That question could be looked at any number of ways.
For one, a good many in this country view us being in Iraq as a matter of "national defense".
In that case, I would think that, Yes, Ron Paul would be in favor of lowering the amount of funding on national "defense".
However, since Ron Paul is all for securing our borders...which is "true" National Defense, I was have to say that in that respect he would be for
increasing funding to aid in that aspect of national defense.
However, as SOT said, very few questions are simple yes or no question when it comes to politics these days. When it comes to defining a stance on
political matters....there are so many different opinions on issues and what certain phrases mean that it would be, at best, a pathetic answer to just
answer yes or no.
Just about every political factor these days must be broken into many parts to actually address the whole issue.
Take "national security" for instance. What does that mean? They use national security to justify almost every thing they do now. Can you actually
sit through a speech made by a politician anymore without hearing these words at least 3 or 4 times?
"Are you hungry?" That is a yes or no question.
"Would you be in favor of lowering the National Defense budget?" Is NOT a yes or no question because you can not answer that question just yes or no
without explaining WHY you answered yes or no.