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 happens. 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.
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
Where do you think the government gets it's funding? Do you realize that in most cases property taxes and local taxes pay for schools? That the
only thing you are doing by wanting a federal program is to have that money go to DC, and then back to your community after being washed through all
Federal funding is not some magical money supply, it is taken from the people. While they may just print up new money, it still takes value from
Not to mention a federal program isn't even the best system. We get 1 program for the entire country. We get changes to that program every 4-8
years(8 the majority of time). Where as if you were in a system where states handle the education, then you have 50 programs, each working to be
the best and each trying different things. You are able to try new things more often, and if a state screws up it only affects that 1 state. You
then also have 49 other programs to choose from for suggestions on what works and what doesn't. When a state tries something new that works well,
the other states can pick up those things. This allows for the biggest amount of improvements to be made.
Furthermore, you get to vote on state elections every 2 years instead of 4. And your 1 vote has more power over that election so it is easier for
the people to fix the problems.
Where as it seems to be near impossible to fix the problems on a federal level. Votes have very little power and elections don't happen often
I am in favor of even more localized programs so that we have 1000's of individual programs all working to be the best. Because I realize that is
the best system for the entire country.
And this goes for many issues, healthcare etc. But they don't teach this kind of stuff in schools, they only teach that money is the only way to
fix the problems. And we keep throwing more and more money into them, but they keep getting worse.
There was a time when we were #1 in healthcare, education and all of that in the world. And in that time we had the system above, and the rest of
the world have the systems we have now and are moving more towards. That is not a coincidence.
The real reason we have these departments is so that the lessons being taught can be regulated. It's easier to manipulate people who believe a
certain version of history, events and lessons.