posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 07:39 AM
This whole Ron Paul discusision is typical of the Conservative arm of any right wing party. If the person you back doesn't win you cry foul and
defame the person who does win in this case the elected president for many reasons including his handling of the economy, which i can understand
nobody like stagnation, but also and not soley because he has brought in some form of social health care.
The solution which the right always go back to is attack the Liberals, suggest capping the budget and stating if it's not in the constitution it cant
be law. Lets run through some of the high level things MR Paul believes, these are in no order:
1. Withdrawal from foreign conflict - Perfectly reasonable and aligns with the American ideal of not being an Empire, although you could make a case
that a point of no return has been passed and American now does have imperial commitments, but thats for another topic.
2. Withdrawal from NATO & UN - Odd as both organization where mandated by the USA and have no impact on sovereign rule.
3. Removal of the Patriot act - very sensible anything which condones torture or illegal imprisonment should be banned and the initiators
4. Balance & Cap the budget - Very small minded and would remove essential services from vulnerable members of society, such as health care and state
aid reducing spending power and increasing inflation.
5. Removal of government bureaucracies - seems sensible on the surface but in areas of social deprevation how do you kick start the economy with the
removal of government jobs? this leads to a greater burden on state aid reduces economic growth, which in turn drives up inflation reducing the
ability of the USA to trade internationally.
5. Keep inflation low - well see the above 2 points
7. Constitutional Right - ?Sensible but in moderation the flaw with a written constitution is that it can be taken to literally and does a 1700
document really fit the requirements of the 21st century
8. Abortion, Civil Rights Act (in terms of government intervention in the job market) & Church vs. State - very personal issues so I will not address
In total the responses by the right and Mr Paul in particular are short sighted and would do more longer term damage to America, and the rest of the
world, than good.