posted on Feb, 21 2010 @ 08:31 PM
reply to post by TheCoffinman
I dont agree with Ron Paul on many policies and I think most of his goals for the presidency are unrealistic. There have been some things where his
views have aligned with mine such as withdrawal of bases abroad, strengthening borders, decriminalization of marijuana and afew other things I cannot
pin point at the moment. But then again I have been turned off by his idea of an unrestrained market, his views on privatizing the education system
and his previous votes such as opposition against the 1964 voting rights act where I dont think theres any excuse.
I also believe he is just a front meant to draw in a segment of the voting population to the Republican party. People refer to him as an alternative
to the Democrats and Republicans but how so? He complains about how both these parties are stepping over the constitution yet his remained apart of
the republican party establishment during that time. When the patriot act passed, he complained but remained in the Republican party. When the lie of
a war was waged, pushed by republicans, he was vocal but remained in the republican party.
This year he is insisting that other voters support
his fellow Texan republicans defending their seats this 2010 elections, the same ones who rallied behind the patriot act and the Iraq war. So I dont
buy what his offering.
I do not deny that he has made many points that have aligned with my views dead on. I do find it frightening that this man recieves almost no
objectivity on this forum. I really doubt it would be the same attitude after two years with this man in office. In anycase I actually do hope he gets
voted in so we can atleast give the policies many conservative ATSers had been nagging about here for years.
On a further note I must express my utter disgust at the reports some members are giving that Ron Paul was taken off the ballot. I mean if we are just
talking about the primaries, not the general elections, I think you guys really have a case. I may not agree much with the man but anybody denied
their constitutional right to vote who they feel should be given justice. I didnt know it was legal for candidates to just be removed from the ballot
like that..... has anybody reported this??
[edit on 21-2-2010 by Southern Guardian]