I'm at a standstill in my mind here, quite simply because I can't comprehend the reasoning of some people on ATS and around the world as to why they
are supportive of Romney and/or Obama. Or maybe they are not, maybe they are just against Ron Paul policies - not sure.
But as Ron Paul haters scour around topics and publicly show their disdain for the man and his policies, and voice their support for Romney/Obama,
they never seem to get around to saying why. What about these men intrigues them so much that they would turn down the principles of Paul?
I'm not here to troll, or start argument, I would literally like to know the positives that people find in these men then make them want to vote for
them over Ron Paul, and in exchange I will tell you the facts of why I like Ron Paul.
True fiscal conservatism
- Ron Paul believes in actually cutting spending in ways in which it will matter. So many politicians claim to cut a
billion here and 100 million here, but when you are spending trillions of dollars per year - none of it makes a difference. He has outlined a plan to
cut $1 trillion in his first year as president, a feat that Romney has done nothing close to, and Obama has simply railed up debt after debt. He also
plans to lower funding for needless organizations, lower the war budget, and end all foreign aid - a process that should have happened the moment the
financial crisis his our shores - until we are able to sustain ourselves again.
- In the plan to cut $1 trillion, Ron Paul plans to eliminate the Departments of Interior, Education, Commerce, Energy, and
Housing and Urban Development. Most people can't even tell you what many of these groups do, but they do spend a lot of money. He seeks to bring the
responsibilities of these organization, particularly that of the department of energy and educations - back to a state and local level and allow
individual choice in the way we handle out energy policed and our children our educated. Is that a bad thing?
Extremely Lower Taxes
- I'm talking moreso than any other candidate - EVER. I thought everyone loves a lower tax platform? Paul wants to END
the federal income tax so the government can no longer take money from your wages that YOU worked hard for. He has signed a pledge to never raise or
ever create new taxes EVER while he is in office and he has never in his tenure voted to do so.
- Many people believe Ron Paul wants to flat out end social security and curtail everyones benefits, but he doesn't. He simply
wants to allow anyone to opt out of the system if they don't want to use it, and he believes that in time the system will die itself. Nobody would
lose any SS investments under Ron Paul.
Non-interventialist, NOT ISOLATIONIST
- Ron Paul believes in keeping the United States out of the business of other countries, which means not
starting any preemptive wars which have been the cause for the last 5+ wars that the United States has been involved in. This does not mean that we do
not maintain a healthy trade and foreign relationship with countries - it means that we do not go to war and send our troops for trivial reasons,
especially when out government is financial incapable of supporting such actions.
End the Federal Reserve
- Ron Paul was the only candidate who wanted to audit the Federal Reserve of the United States, and it was only after
his movement became popular that other candidates began to jump onto the bandwagon. However, Ron Paul is the only candidate that wants to entirely
abolish the Federal Reserve, as it is unconstitutional, and allow the United States to once again return to a sound money system, not the fiat
currency we currently have where our dollars are nothing more than printed sheets worth nothing.
Bring the troops home
- Unlike the other candidates who have already pledged a new war or continue on a decade long old one - Ron Paul has
promised that there would be no new wars unless the United States was attacked and that our troops would finally be brought home from Iraq,
Afghanistan, and the 130 bases around the globe - to defend our borders and enforce immigration laws at home. I don't know of anyone who honestly
thinks the war should go on any longer than it already has.
- Last but not least - Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who is in support of individual freedoms. Even if all the other things
above were not true - this is the only thing I would need to vote for Ron Paul. When it comes to issues such as gun control, gay marriage, freedom of
religious expression, freedom of speech, rights to privacy, freedom of education, freedom of the markets, the repealing of Obamacare, the repealing of
the NDAA, and most of all the repealing of the Patriot Act - Ron Paul is the only candidate on the side of individual liberty. He wants people to be
free to make their own choices without government involvement and without the majority of everyone else telling them what they can and cannot do. Is
this such a bad idea to run with?
So that is what is appealing to me about Ron Paul. I see no flaws. NONE. The only thing I have ever held quarrel with Ron Paul about, is his stringent
denial that 9/11 could have had government involvement - but that is completely understandable as any candidate who would say such things would be
deemed crazy. He has, however, been completely open that he believes it to be an excuse, and a 100% failure of bureaucracy to protect the people. So
good for him.
My point is - I have this list of things. I would like people to make a list of their candidates and what they support about them. And if you have the
time - tell me what about my Ron Paul list is bad and discourages you from voting for Ron Paul.
Quite simply... looking at past voters, I can't understand how a candidate who wants to "End the war, lower/end taxes, create smaller government,
AND promotes individual liberties" could be at odds with anyone in their mind.
That is... unless they are people out there that enjoy watching people die for them, loving giving away their money and possessions for nothing, like
to be controlled by people they never meet, and enjoy not being able to choose what they do with their lives.
Sadly, it seems those people do exist, and I want to hear from them.