posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 08:24 PM
Originally posted by Diablos
LMAO!!! RP's critics are "brainwashed liberals"? I'm sorry, but this fool cannot be taken seriously after that statement. Other than his view on
economics and the federal government, RP is a progressive liberal in every other respect. He is pro-drugs, anti-war pacifist, pro prostitution, pro
immigration (so much so that he would open our borders once he abolishes all entitlements). Other than abortion, this guy is practically a liberal
when it comes to social issues.
You've got him all wrong. He's not pro-drugs or pro-prostitution,... he's for personal liberties. What that means is that although he doesn't
support drug use or prostitution, he is man enough to admit that everyone should be able to do with their bodies what they want to do, when they want
to do it as long as they are not harming others while doing so. He has stated on numerous occasions that legalizing drugs or anything else would be up
to the States to decide. What that means is that the citizens inside your State would be able to vote on the matter and decide whether they want to
legalize it or not. The difference here is that the Federal Government wouldn't step in and override a State's laws. For example you have California
legalizing medical marijuana, but the Feds can come into California any time and raid these medical marijuana clinics. Californians voted and
legalized it, so where do the Feds have the right to come in and raid them? They don't, and that's what Paul wants to put an end to.
He also does NOT want to open borders. He doesn't like illegal immigration. He wants to bring back the troops, stop the overseas spending and
strengthen our National defense. That means he would put troops on our borders to keep them protected. He did say he would like to make legal
immigration somewhat easier, but has expressed many times he is against illegal immigration.
He is NOT anti-war, either. He said many times that if our country was legitimately threatened and there was positive proof that we are in danger from
another nation, he would put the matter in front of Congress and let them declare war if necessary. He is against going into and bombing countries
with which we have not declared war, and where our proof of danger is severely lacking. It makes perfect sense.