posted on May, 10 2012 @ 03:22 AM
While Conservative talking heads and television pundits are worried about whatever is going on inside crazy Obama's head, not one person in the MSM
(as pointed out here on ATS) is worried about what is going on with the Young People here in America. Oh, of course the Democrats would say they have
young people's best interests at heart, but really they just want to control them and gain their support. What really is going on with young people
is that they are fed up with the right and the left and our seeking out other ways, to manipulate the government weather through anti-anything
protests like OWS or libertarian king Ron Paul. People are pissed!
Barack Obama gained massive support, in 2007 and 2008 when young people of every race and religion came out in support of him and voted him into
office. The first African American President of the United States of America. I felt a little sense of pride in our country that day, nearly four
years ago, when Obama stood there on stage thanking the American people and promising a better tomorrow! We all know that didn't happen...
The same thing appears to be happening with the fringe side of the far right this election season with Ron Paul and his fanatical and very noisy
supporters. Even though, Mitt Romney, IS the Republican front runner, Ron Paul still manages to scrape some undecided delegates off the bottom of the
political spectrum and sway crowds of young people at colleges and universities across the country!
But does, Ron Paul have the same empty promises Barack Obama did in 2008? In the following analysis of Ron Paul's plans and promises the only
conclusion you will be able to make is a resounding yes! Despite being different on constitutional matters (shame on you Obama being a constitutional
lawyer and all) and fiscal responsibility. Ron Paul's movement is a smaller mirror image of the Obama Change Movement. Both Obama and Ron Paul want
to change the system, they may want to do it differently, but nobody talks about how they are going to do it, they just talk about the end result! And
how everything will be better in the end.
I find dealing with many of Ron Paul's supporters very irritating and annoying. Granted, I agree that government has grown too large, too intrusive,
and expensive over the course of the last century. I also understand my liberal friends when they say we need certain government agencies and
programs, and that having them, is completely legal, completely constitutional, and the American People are completely fine with it! But it is
consistently the case that the majority of Paul's supporters -- as well as Congressman Paul himself -- have no realistic plan to implement any of
their high ideals. It is one thing to be fanatical about an idea or world view. But at the end of the day reality sinks in and someone has to run the
government. (which they apparently hate)
If Ron Paul somehow honestly wins the GOP nomination, and beats Obama in the election, and these are two big IFS than as far as I can tell, the only
way that Ron Paul-style libertarianism could ever be implemented through the establishment is through some sort of dictatorship.
I keep asking questions about how Ron Paul will set up such a system that ends corruption in the government completely. And it goes unanswered. I have
asked Ron Paul supporters how he realistically plans to end the fed. and all I get is silence, or more claims that he will just do it, and I should
vote for him. I also doubted one of the very many points of Ron Paul's plan that I like-- The $1 trillion budget cuts-- and how he could
realistically get that to pass congress. No answer. But when I do ask these questions I get demonized by his noisy supporters as a troll, and that my
ATS account should be banned, for asking perfectly logical questions--if it was any other candidate.
Without huge federal mandates or executive orders it is impossible for Ron Paul to get any of his laws or plans enacted. Otherwise he would be working
hard to do that now. Why does he need to be President to end the fed? Try to Return to the Gold Standard? Or Abolish most of the Federal Government
overnight? In Year One? Even though some of these things might be good for America-- in the long run. Ron Paul's fast tracked plan will be deadly to
America and its way of life.
If we do return to this era of fiscal responsibility, in the 21st century how would that impact all of the corporations big and small businesses alike
who currently run on the establishment model? Would that not cause another great depression? We have seen government take-over of Fannie and Freddie
Mac which promised low interest rate housing loans to just about anybody! That was nothing compared to what a complete overhaul to the economic system
would do! Mandated by a President Paul! Being a centrist Republican I know that The Free Market will fix everything does not work. So what happens
when one corporation does become more powerful than all the others and maintains a monopoly on the market? We have certain limits on corporations
today when they get too powerful. The DOJ watched Microsoft for years!
Is the Ron Paul Movement good for society like its members would like you to believe? Or is the Ron Paul Movement just another distraction polarizing
this country into new and different dimensions?
The great wisdom of the Founders was that they created a government for man of reality After all, there was no abortion, no homosexual marriage, no
electronic technology around at that time. So government has to evolve and grow with the changes of the country and the world. Indeed, the government
of the United States was designed to be, to quote Lincoln, "of the people, by the people, and for the people." For all of their seductive talk of
liberty, the Paul camp seems to be fundamentally opposed to this. If you listen closely to their ideas, they seem to have developed some strange form
of libertarianism whereby they will seize the central levers of the government and deliver freedom from above in the hope that it will result in the
creation of some sort of New World Order! It's funny that this is the very thing they claim to be fighting against.
Instead of providing an important libertarian voice against the creeping expansion of the regulatory state and the criminalization of most facets of
everyday life and business -- issues where libertarians could quickly create genuine change -- Paul has diverted millions of dollars and countless
hours of labor to an impossible crusade for absurd policies. He seems to leave the real work to people like his son Rand Paul and Geraldo Rivera. Two
libertarians that I admire greatly. That brings other questions, Why doesn't Ron Paul has his own TV Show? And are these other libertarians not real
libertarians? Because they do not line up with Ron Paul's beliefs?
The cause of liberty would be much better served if, instead of howling about the Federal Reserve and advocating economic plans that could be
implemented only by a dictator, the money and energy presently being wasted on Ron Paul were instead diverted to finding good libertarians and getting
them elected to city councils and state legislatures all across the nation. That's how you transform America!
And the reason I keep posting these things which may be against your ideals, because I want my questions answered and you have not delivered them.
Please try to keep this discussion civil!