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reply to post by seabag
Dare I say that it’s because RP DOESN’T have that much support and much of this RP talk is nothing more than HYPE and wishful thinking on the part of Paulites?
Are you calling for a continuation of a failed program? The War on Drugs has cost the tax payer enough money, and has failed. The only successes that I see, are a steadily increasing prison population.... Portugal legalized all drugs a decade ago, and it's worked well, having almost an opposite effect of the fears people perpetrate in the media.
Technically speaking, since when did "defending ourselves" involve having a military base in basically every country on earth? We don't have the funds to support such a lifestyle, the majority of American Citizens want the troops to come home, and there are countless theories that correlate our presence in other counties as a contributing factor to terror attacks, as people don't really like it when a military just shows up on their home soil.
A majority of our population wants out troops home. Obama ran on it in 2008 and basically continued Bush's policy. People still want the troops home. It's so funny how even the troops support Paul over Obama, but yet...
The only critiques I hear from the Anti-Paul gang is recycled sound byte blurbs we hear on the MSM... Can't you people come up with your own reasons not to like the man? Even Paul bots are media creation.
So, check your glass.
That's another argument people like to use against Ron Paul.
Having our military forces stretched out all over the Earth makes it easier to defend ourselves?
If you were going to attack a castle, would you want to do it when:
A) Most of the soldiers are in far off lands waging wars, and thus, the castle doesn't have as many in it as a result?
B) ALL of the soldiers are IN THE CASTLE?
....Hmmm....Seems to me like the castle would be much more well defended when all of the soldiers are in it, the walls are patrolled constantly, archers at the ready.
....I'm no expert war general...but uhhh.... I just facepalmed a little.
seabag looks like your the only one who ended up without stars?
I’m simply talking about the legality of drugs. In Texas, we have Mexican gangs here such as MS13 who are here because of the illegal drug trade and these gangs are rapidly spreading across the country. Gangs don’t just bring drugs, they also bring violence. Drugs are a big business that benefits organized crime and legalizing drugs will only increase this problem.
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. If drugs were decriminalized/legalized, the problem wouldn't get worse it would get better. You would not longer have MS13 where you live. You really need to do some deeper thinking on these subjects. Use common sense. I mean what you are saying here makes absolutely zero sense. What makes you think it would get worse? Where is the place for violence and illegal gangs if the activity they are involved in isn't illegal? Yeah exactly. You are making no sense. The crime comes from the illegality. Remove the illegality, capitalists move in and make business's and the criminals are out of a job.
It is honestly infuriating to see such ignorance displayed so arrogantly. Please do some reading and critical thinking on subjects before presenting your misguided opinions as facts.
The argument that by legalizing drugs the organized crime, gangs and violence that accompany them will somehow disappear is ridiculous and dangerous. As long as there is money to be made they will be here, and the more people on LEGAL drugs means the more business they'll have. RP will simply be opening up new markets for them because they will deliver the drugs cheaper (tax free) than the 'legal' dealers.
Yes, RP is correct...we do not need to have all these troops & bases. We can hit anywhere on this planet within 24 hours. And if you think we can't, then you are very uneducated in Modern Warfare. Using your justification every country around the globe would have bases in each others back yards....last time I checked we don't have any here?