posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by Off_The_Street
I'm a big civil liberties guy too, but I understand the need for "some" regulation. We need to do away with 3-strike laws, and mandatory
sentencing, and jailtime for minor crimes, and de-criminalize many of the trivial offenses. but,,,,
We do need a limited FDA to ensure truth in labeling (which they currently fail at), and to ensure imports are inspected properly.
As much as I hate Socialist practices, we currently do not have a Free Market in any way, shape, or form. SO, if we must have some regulations, and
some socialist tendencies, then they should be in the areas of Healthcare and Education! I don't support Socialist Medicine, nor the Dept. of
Education, but I do support the Student Loan programs, and I do recognize a drastic need for Healthcare Reform.
So, I think the combination of Paul and Kucinich could straddle the divide. We could honestly have the best of both worlds, at least in theory, and
then it would be up to the two men to lead and prioritize and make it work.
I really hope Kucinich doesn't believe in Chemtrails though.
That might be a deal-breaker.