posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 04:22 PM
So far I think the mainstream media is taking an "ignore it, and it will go away" approach to Dr. Paul, which I think is regrettable. Ron Paul has
many glaring flaws as a candidate and I think the media should address those instead of merely ignoring him.
His worst flaws, IMO, are advocation of the following:
1. Abolition of the Department of Energy and Department of Education-doing so will abolish uniform, nationwide standards for energy and education-not
2. A US withdrawal from NATO and the UN. This will do the United States far more harm than good by making Americans looking like a bunch of scofflaws
who don't care what the rest of the world thinks, especially after eight years of GWB thumbing his nose at the rest of the world.
3. A protectionist-inspired withdrawal from the WTO, NAFTA, and CAFTA, despite the fact that Paul claims to be in support of free trade.
4. A return to the gold standard, despite the fact that many, if not all, of the financial panics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were
caused by it and despite the fact that a gold standard would prohibit us from rapidly raising funds in the event of a national emergency or world
Ron Paul is flat wrong for America.