Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by Unit541
While I am an Obama supporter, I do like Ron Paul an awful lot. But I am an Obama supporter because of Pauls stance on the Education
Department...Which is to dissolve it. You think American schools are suffering now? Get rid of all that federal funding and see what
Actually, I don't know about your particular State, but the one I live in, public schools are funded by "property taxes" not the Department of
Education. The teachers also don't receive their checks from the U.S. treasury. Public school teachers are not federal employees. The department
of Education is basically a worthless department that does, for a lack of a better word "nothing". They have a total of 5,000 federal bureaucrats,
which do nothing except pass the buck as to how and what standards should public schools follow, which makes no sense, really since these standards
should be set at the local level. In other words, they still enforce silly idealistic notions that say, that the "Civil War" was fought to free the
slaves. Look at private schools, they have the best students and curriculum and do they need some central authority to decide what to teach?
The horrible state of our public schools is a result of government intervention, and the creation of more bureaucracy will not correct the problem,
but make it worse.
Then there's his rhetoric about keeping government out off your shoulders but not out of a womans uterus. That spells social unrest for me, and I
have about enough of politicians trying to legislate morality as though they had a monopoly on it or something.
How about this for a mind blower; the guy's views don't ever contradict themselves. Ron Paul, is a man of principle he believes that the State
(Federal Gov.) has no right to take a life, at the same time he believes that this is a "States" matter. So he applies this, even-handedly on both
the Death Penalty and Abortion. So, if you have a State that passes some measure to legalize abortion, well then, that means it's okay and it is
legal in your state, that same principle also applies to other states that may not want to have abortion legal.
Why should the Federal government be in the business of deciding at what point LIFE is created, or by that same token determine when Death should be
issued? It's certainly not written in the U.S. constitution. You said you want the FED out of your bedroom, then how is his policy contradicting
You wanted legitimate reason's for not wanting RP as president, there they are. Those are mine. That said, if he did make it to POTUS, I wouldn't
worry too much about him executing those policies, as he would have several years of fixing a broken military, a broken economy, broken borders, and
broken international relations. He would probably do the ONE THING neither of the two frontrunners would do, prosecute GW Bush like the criminal he
Well, you can believe that if Ron Paul was president he would pardon no one in this godforsaken current administration. Did you hear about what he
said about pardoning "Scooter Libby", he said that he wouldn't pardon him, unlike the other scumbags on the debate stage. I can guarantee you
that, if Obama or Mcain are elected, they will pull a "Ford" and pardon the outgoing administration and their shenanigans.
[edit on 10-9-2008 by Gateway]