posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:42 AM
Claims to be a constitutionalists but is against the post office
Claims to be free market but requests ear marks
Claims to be for states rights but sponsored a bill that would make abortion illegal on the federal level
Claims to be a libertarian but is against gay marriage because of his religion
Says the term "honest rape"
The Post Office is in the Constitution so in order for Paul to have abolished it he would have needed an amendment. That being said, the Post Office
is on the brink of bankruptcy and will likely
(if it hasn't been already), scooped up by DHS and will then return to Government funding again. I'm pretty sure Paul sees the issue in having to
bail them out and then the DHS thing gets pretty spooky.
Earmarking is completely ethical. It is a state requesting funds for projects. We pay taxes and should have some recourse in recovering that tax
money. I see no issue here aside from earmarks being a catch phrase that the media has turned into a bad word.
The "make abortion illegal" bill was actually not that at all. It was however aimed at removing Government funding from abortion practices. So, not
the same thing.
His stance on gay marriage is a PERSONAL one and has explained numerous times that people should be free to make their own associations and call it
whatever they want. He may not like the idea of the Gay lifestyle but knows under the principals of Liberty the Government has no role in this
And on the last one you are lumping him in with the fundamentalists. You need to revisit the interview in which he used that term.