posted on Nov, 20 2011 @ 09:21 PM
He did get a lot of time to talk and clarify his viewpoints. He did a really nice job explaining himself.
My only qualm with these debates or Q & As is that religion is so prominent in these discussions. I know that there is a very large religious
population in the U.S. and it is difficult to win any election without having to pander to these groups, but it still bothers me to some degree. The
candidates and political figures should have the freedom to practice any religion they want on their own time, but I feel as though this is a subject
that should not be discussed during debates and questionnaires. Maybe I'm completely wrong, I just feel like they should stick to discussing the
economy, foreign policy, and so forth.
I know religion rules a lot of peoples' lives and I have zero problem with it as long as they're not imposing their views and lifestyle on me, but
it's this desire to impose those views that bothers the hell out of me. Let's face it,... that's exactly what many of the religious (mainly
Christian) groups try to do by backing candidates that promise to uphold these religious values.
Out of all the candidates Ron Paul seems to be the only one who although expresses his own religious beliefs, does state clearly that he does not
want to impose his views on others, and will let the States decide what to do. I like that. I just wish that those huge religious groups that do have
a lot of voting power would realize that the President is supposed to represent all of us, not just them and their own beliefs.