Originally posted by onthedownlow
Because Ron Paul doesn't limit attendance to his events, he must be the most popular candidate? I think a much more telling method for measuring
candidate popularity might be in the vote totals. Ron Paul sounds pretty good on quite a few issues, but the only one that stands out in my mind is
his total isolationism in the face of foreign policy (because I disagree with total isolationism). If Paul is such a great choice, tell me several of
his policies that have helped to win your admiration, but exclude his foreign policy and his push to audit the Fed- does he have any?
First, I had no idea candidates were limiting attendance at their events. If so, maybe Paul is being
clever and allowing standing-room-only and long lines for the sake of appearance.
On the second question...For me, I'm not so sure my support for Ron Paul is policy driven. I could
name a few, but my interest in his campaign is more about his character and his courage to stand
firm on his convictions. As for his policies, his strict constitutional stance is the one I find myself
most aligned with.
Because, regardless of what you hear people say about what a great nation we have and how proud
they are to be American, this nation simply would not exist without the foresight of our nation's
founders and their carefully worded document that we base our government upon. My fear is that
we have strayed too far from the guiding principles that our founders envisioned.
Many laws have been passed in the last few decades that have eroded our constitution to the point
that our protected rights such as privacy, liberty, assumed innocence until proven guilty, etc. are
becoming a thing of the past. I believe we need to strike down unconstitutional law with malice.
That "god-damn" piece of paper that George W Bush so eloquently referred to is what made this country
great...and it is what will keep us that way.
edit on 28-2-2012 by rival because: (no reason given)