I prefer that kind of responsibility to the alternative....
I would definitely support Ron Paul getting the Republican presidential nomination. His ideas are very...distinct. And having a neo-Confederate running against the black President would bring out the true face of Republicanism nicely.
Which is like a proclaimed vegetarian going into a restaurant and ordering a steak but still proudly renouncing eating the flesh of animals. In this country, we get to vote only periodically. When push comes to shove, many who claim to be libertarians leave the party of libertarianism at the curb. I think that the Libertarian Party vote for President is indeed a good gauge of the true hardcore Libertarian support. Just look at both Ron Paul and Rand Paul. The libertarians view them as their special pin-up boys but neither can run as anything but a Republican and be competitive.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
The mainstream conservative media want someone who is in favor of the expansion of American Empire. They want someone who will not rock the boat, which would mean sinking the Establishment's ship of state. They are big government conservatives.
The fact that Ron Paul, for the second year in a row, is the favored candidate of the people at CPAC is an insult to the conservative Establishment. It indicates that large numbers of conservatives are not willing to go along with the basic agenda of the conservative movement, namely, the expansion of Federal power in the realm of foreign policy, and an unwillingness to roll back the New Deal, Fair Deal, New Frontier, Great Society, and all the rest of the bipartisan expansion of the Federal welfare state.
Ron Paul represents an ideological threat to the entire conservative movement. Because of this, it opposes him and does whatever it can to make certain that whatever publicity he receives, and whatever public support he receives, will not be given favorable treatment. The fact is this: there is a large group of people in the conservative movement who are in favor of Ron Paul's agenda. This is regarded, correctly, as a vote of no-confidence against the conservative Establishment.
It goes without saying that the Republican Establishment, which is to the left of the conservative Establishment, is even less happy with any publicity Ron Paul gets. These people do not want to think about the fact that there are millions of voters out there who are sick and tired of the expansion of the Federal government. These Paulites not only want to stop the expansion of the Federal government, they want to roll back the Federal government.
Setting the Government's Agenda by Gary North
Some analysis on the why so many are pissed at Dr. Paul's victory
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Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
Then, four years down the line when the country is that much deeper in debt, the government is far more socialized... then someone else can come in and put himself in the firing line while standing for the same principle's that made the country a beacon of freedom the world over.
Edit : That is assuming that this 'socialization' process doesn't lead to any sort of 'hot' takeover of the system.