reply to post by dreamseeker
I am not voting for Ron Paul unless he becomes more liberal and more a humanterian. By the way what is his background? Where did he come
from? Did he ever struggle to make ends meet or is he another get rich by shady means or has rich pape kind of candiates? I want a new Abraham
How about a new Thomas Jefferson? You won't get much closer than Paul, since he basically OOZES the founding father spirit.
What's his background, and where does he come from? Well, his recent history first: he's a former OBGYN and delivered over 4000 babies. He's a
former Air Force flight surgeon. He's...what, an 11th term congressman?
As far as I'm aware (not familiar with his parents and neither have wiki pages), he is self-made and does not come from money. He IS NOT a person
inclined to get rich by shady means - due to his views on using taxpayer money, he refused to accept medicare/medicaid from his patients and instead
offered his medical services at discounted rates (how's THAT for humanitarian?).
You say he should be more liberal? Please clarify what you mean, but you might want to go read
this article here
from the Dissident Voice explaining why they believe...well,
simply put...Paul kicks Obama's arse when it comes to being progressive. He wants to end the drug war, end all our other wars and bring the troops
home from EVERYWHERE, wants to get the government out of your life (he voted against the PATRIOT Act and the Military Commissions Act of 2006, unlike
pretty much ALL the other republicans)...I mean seriously, what's NOT progressive about him other than he wants people to have more of their own money
(cutting taxes AND government spending) so they can take care of themselves instead of relying on the government treating us like children who can't
He would NOT screw anyone out of social security, etc. - first off, as president, he doesn't have the authority to do so. Secondly, he would just
*seek* to open it up for people to opt-out if they want, as well as keep the fund actually viable by directing the money we save from ending the dumb
stuff we do that way to take care of those still in the system.
Simply put...Ron Paul is my president. Without someone who shares a lot of his positions getting into a position of authority, you simply will not
see any significant improvement in this country. We have fallen far, far from our roots. He is one of the few I can refer to as a statesman instead
of a politician. He has not furthered himself with his time in office, as most of it was spent being disregarded as the sole "no" vote on a large
amount of legislation. He hasn't pandered or played politics, and it hasn't made him wealthy. He is, actually...a public servant!
4/29/2011 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)