reply to post by spyder550
Yes I watched the debate. He looks like the crazy uncle that sits at the table and spouts, nobody listens.
Just because he looks crazy to you means nothing. I'd probably think the person you support is crazy, as well. So it means nothing.
The bit about a gallon of gas for a silver dime, yes I understood what he meant -- but a return to the gold standard - no.
Why not a return to the gold standard? It's what worked in America for years, it's what the Constitution says to do. Printing money causes inflation
and the debt owed to the Federal Reserve is never created, so the country owes more than is in circulation. What makes you think we shouldn't go back
to the gold standard?
I like the part that if I get poisoned by food -- I can sue and the market will protect me. Kinda like being a guinea pig every time I eat something.
The FDA surely isn't helping us. It's obvious they're in bed with the drug companies as well as the food companies; intentionally putting poison in
food so the drug companies make money, and intentionally suppressing new cures, such as Dr. Burzynski's antineoplastons. People are getting sicker
than ever, and the food is lower quality than ever. If the market starts doing it, once people see what food is unhealthy, they'll stop eating it, and
the company will have to either go out of business or put out a better product. People aren't stupid.
I think he needs to run on a third party ticket and split off votes from Romney.
So you want Obama to win?
He doesn't believe in the separation of church and state.
Ron Paul most certainly believes in the separation of church and state. What makes you think he doesn't?
He believes abortion should be illegal.
Ron Paul thinks abortion should be illegal, but he thinks it should be left up to the states, so that position isn't very relevant as to what he'd do
He doesn't support the repeal of DoMA...
“I see that as an act that was prohibiting the move to nationalize [same-sex marriage] and force Iowa to accept the rules of Massachusetts or
whatever,” He's right; it doesn't make gay marriage illegal; it just means that states don't have to recognize gay marriage recognized in other
Ron Paul does not support DADT
...and didn't support the repeal of DADT.
, but also said he wouldn't work to repeal it; probably because he feels he needs to be working on more
He doesn't support putting more money into inner-city schools, but does support vouchers for religious schools.
He does not support vouchers: "...the Federal voucher program supported by many conservatives is little more than another tax-funded welfare program
establishing an entitlement to a private school education." Ron Paul thinks the Federal government needs to get out of it.
He believes creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools.
Ron Paul thinks the federal government should get out of schools, so his position on that is irrelevant.
He doesn't believe HIV causes AIDS.
He has questioned the link. Do you think he should just go along with whatever mainstream doctors tell him and not find out for himself?
While he doesn't support a federal ban on gay marriage, he also doesn't support a federal law legalizing gay marriage. Some see this as a states'
rights issue, and this is how he frames it, but he does support other federal legalization movements (drugs, for example).
Ron Paul supports letting the state's handling not only marriage, but also drug's, too. Actually, he thinks marriage should be left up to the church,
and all the government's should get out of it.
His newsletter spouted horrible racist content for twenty years. He denies writing any of it, but if he allowed this content to go out under his name,
he either approved it or was so ignorant of both the type of people he associates with and the type of content going under his name that he shouldn't
be trusted to run anything.
Ron Paul has apologized for letting that content go under his name. However, just because he made one mistake in oversight over several decades in
politics doesn't mean anything. He's obviously not racist, and has said he won't let that happen again.
He believes in reinstating the gold standard, which most economists believe was one of the major causes of several financial crises during the early
part of the 20th Century, including the Great Depression.
Economists are shills for the state. It's irrelevant what "most economists believe" as you need to look at it for yourself. The cause of the Great
Depression was the Federal Reserve system, and while there were crashes before that, that doesn't mean it's caused by a gold standard. We've had a
gold standard for years, and America was very prosperous, and now people are saying it's the reason our economy crashed?
He believes in laissez faire capitalism.
Of course; the market can dictate itself. It's a fallacy to think the market is stupid and can't regulate itself.
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