Honestly, what is to debate? We live in a land of law, so follow the law - read: the Constitution.
The issue is not that people cannot negotiate and compromise, it is that our "choices" are limited and poor; essentially, every four years we must
choose the lesser of the evils.
Certain things should not even be up to debate and others should not matter altogether, and a politician shouldn't have to stop and think when they
are asked if they are willing to support and defend the Constitution.
Of the available candidates, Ron Paul is the only sufficient choice because he knows the Constitution and limits the Federal government has - a trait
that the majority of Congress and our current President do not hold. Paul has stuck to his guns for decades regarding his libertarian viewpoints, does
not flip-flop on issues, and does not sell out; he also does not "compromise" on the principles that he believes in.
President Obama has proven to be a hypocrite and unconstitutional; our very leader disregards the rule of law (read:
). Anyone who votes for Obama again is also a hypocrite, or secretly should have voted for McCain last time around.
You do not compromise Liberty, you either defend it or your cede it.
- You want to argue over abortion? Guess what, the Federal government has absolutely no place and no authority to determine if it is illegal or
legal. Leave it for the States and keep religious views out of it.
- Torture is unacceptable, and "enhanced interrogation techniques" are torture. In the May 5th debate, only Ron Paul and Gary Johnson said they
opposed torture and EIT.
- Secret prison are unacceptable, and this includes Gitmo, for they subvert habeas corpus and the rule of law.
- You do not trade liberty for security.
- Any politician who supports the USA PATRIOT Act and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security should not hold your respect, for they
helped strip away rights granted to you in the Bill of Rights.
- Preemptive war is an oxymoron, hypocritical, and unconstitutional. The President needs Congressional authority to make an act of war, and only
defensive wars are acceptable.
- Our Constitution and Congress trump NATO and the UN, or any similar entities, no matter what. The President needs to consult Congress, our voice,
before any other body.
- The Federal government has no right to use taxpayer money to bail out any private entity, no matter what.
- Socialized medicine is unacceptable and unconstitutional; you do not have the "right to medicine".
- The Federal government has no place in our education system and No Child Left Behind is abhorrent. American school systems need to progress to the
levels seen elsewhere in modern countries.
- The government has no place to infringe on our private property rights.
- You have the right to buy, carry, and use a gun for hunting or self-defense purposes. You also have the right to use a gun in self-defense against
police acting unlawfully (unlawful entry, for example) - this has been upheld by the SCOTUS.
- Foreign Policy? Stay out of it. We, as a country, have absolutely no right to interfere with a sovereign nation's right to rule itself. We have no
right to ignite or cause regime change, to install puppet-leaders, or to "spread democracy".
- The Federal Reserve needs to go, period - no outside agency has the Constitutional authority to control our monetary system, let alone operate in
secrecy. Fiat currency is falling, and quantitative easing only postpones the incoming disaster that is the American dollar.
The list could go on, but I am getting upset as I think about all of the subversions. Twisted political madness has divided the people and only
provides an illusion of choice. Liberty is not complicated or confusing.
Your rights and Liberties end only where mine begin, and vice versa. If you are not willing to fight for them, or willing to trade them, you do not
deserve to have them.
edit on 5/23/2011 by Konah because: clarification
edit on 5/23/2011 by Konah because: (no reason given)