reply to post by robyn
Oh Ya, I'd love to do a quick debunking of the popular myths:
"Ron Paul won't support Israel."
Yes he will, he will support it by stopping the US interference, letting Israel handle its business as it sees appropriate, and then standing by as an
ally if Israel is attacked.
"Ron Paul is Pro-Life, or the opposite, Ron Paul is Pro-Choice."
He is neither as a political talking point. He believes the Federal Govt has no say-so whatsoever. He is Pro-State's Rights, and letting them make
the final decision. On a personal level he is pro-life with a few obvious exceptions, but he does not support any legislation in either direction.
No Federal law whatsoever.
"Ron Paul wants to end SS / Medicare."
No, he wants to provide fiscally conservative alternatives and begin phasing them out. The Federal Govt has no role in providing retirement income,
we already have welfare programs for those that have special needs, but SS was never intended to be a sole source of retirement income.
"Ron Paul is an isolationist."
No, he is Laissez-Fairre in his stances. An isolationist doesn't believe in active trade and diplomacy. Ron Paul advocates both, he just doesn't
want to dictate the policies of foreign governments with force and/or sanctions. He is a fan of both trade and diplomacy.
"Ron Paul wants to let Iran have a Nuclear Weapon."
No, he understands why they want one, but he doesn't believe they are any real threat of obtaining it. He doesn't understand why we have cut off
all diplomacy with Iran, and we have opened the door for China and Russia to foster that relationship. He doesn't understand why we are not selling
Gasoline to Iran when they desperately need it, and it is a trade agreement that would help the US economy and help the plight of the Iranian people,
and end some of their need and dependence for Nuclear Power. He doesn't understand why we would sanction them heavily, and drive them to other
sources such as Nuclear and then punish them for looking into those sources. Besides, with his view on Israel, there won't be much need for us to
worry about their Nuke capability, Israel can take care of that issue if the US gets out of their way.
Most of the above responses are my own take on things, but the Wiki Page
also very factual and informative.