Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
Most conservatives are racists, regardless if they admit it or not, so why should ron paul be any different?
Really? And how does someone go about disproving such a blatant lie? If I say I have black friends, you will say I am pandering. If I say I have
dated black women, you will say so did the slave owners. If I tell you I love all black people, I am lying. I suppose, we are all a little bit
racist. The worst racists are the ones that pretend they don't see color, or don't recognize any differences. There are differences. Good, bad,
and otherwise. But, in my opinion, to be a "racist," you have to hate. And if you are implying all conservatives "hate" everyone else, then you
are extremely WRONG!
He is also for privitisation of most government sectors as are the republicans.
No, privatization means he still wants the government handling certain things, albeit through a contracted proxy. This is absolutely NOT his stance.
He wants the government completely out of certain areas. No privatization, no nothing. Just completely out of the nanny business.
Small government---check!, A big point of contention though in relation to mainstream republicans is: stay out of foreign affairs unless
absolutely necessary. And lets audit the fed and replace it with competing private currencies.
Small govt, yes. Small competing currencies? Never heard any such thing out of his mouth. We have a US Treasury, and we used to have a Gold
Standard. It may need tweaked a little bit so instead of just "gold" we may need a precious metals/commodities standard, but it would still be a
singular US Currency.
Honestly I think he is controlled opposition for the right, as being left in america is borderline criminal.
Really, because the way I see it, the left has brought us such doozies as misinterpreting the separation of church and state to mean NOBODY has any
rights to express their religion. They have brought us controversies such as endorsing abortion, but protesting death penalties. They have brought
us seat belt laws, helmet laws, red light cameras, and more. NOW, on the other side, the Right has brought is idiocracy like the Patriot Act, and gay
marriage bans, worldwide warfare, and corporatism. Neither side is without fault and blame, but you cannot say it is criminal to be left.
What do you suppose is more racist. Recognizing people for their differences and endorsing everyone's right to make their own way, or implying that
minorities can't make it on their own and are somehow inferior and require government's help to succeed?
In my opinion, at this time in America, the Extreme Right, and the Extreme Left have the most in common. We all realize the Middle is eroding away
our rights, our expertise, our standards of living, our international good will, our economy, our education, and everything this country stands for.
Both extreme views are willing to be active, and participate, and create change. Both are doing it for the good of the country. I empathize with
both OWS and the Tea Party. I believe this is an historic time, and the entire population will be mobilized for the elections in 2012, and we will be
voting for the survival of our nation.