posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 10:50 PM
reply to post by WhereAreTheGoodguys
No one wants war. That is silly but to say that those who want to kill us are not already here or not coming here, is just naive. Someone here said
they hated America because we spend 6 times more on defense than any other country. We have at least 6 times as many groups who want to kill us.
When I knew someone was trying to kill me, I removed them from the equation. That we have to do.
I like capitalism. I am not crazy about corporations who reward their CEO's with bonuses at the cost of the shareholders. Shareholders have earned
their money and invested it in a corporation to increase its value. That increased value is spent back in the economy (at least that which is not
taxed away.) That is called capitalism.
Ron Paul is an isolationist. That was fine when we had nothing but ships with sails on them. Now we have modes of transportation that places our
enemies just hours away. Nuclear submarines can harm is within minutes. The danger is there and it is real.
What the young people today are trying to achieve was also tried in the 60's. I lived during that time. Those of us who did (hippies) are now more
realistic about what is happening today. Socialism (Progressives) has not worked and has never worked. You can love everybody in the world but there
are some (with the power) who would kill you no matter how much you loved them. They are there and they are real. That is why you have locks on
your door and protect your credit cards. There is evil in the world and they will hurt you if they have a chance.
I don't know what the answer to corporations out of control is but it is not Ron Paul. If he a) was a better speaker b) had a better grasp on world
politics (some of what he says is absolutely true) and c) had better Presidential appearance he might stand a chance against Obama. Obama is not as
smart as people think he is but he is not a fool. This election will be won on National Presidential debates (not primary debates) and there is only
one person who can stand on the same stage as Obama and make him look foolish. That is Gingrich. I am not saying I like everything he says but in
the end, he could retire Obama. Those Tweeters who flood the internet after debates are loud but not prolific. Pauls supporters are organized and
load the polls. However, they will not be able to control the balloting and a vote for Ron Paul will be a vote for Barack Obama. That is how I see