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    3 6.00%
  • He's a political genius

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    Re: Ron Paul

    I started off liking Ron Paul because the simple versions of his views sounded appealing to me. Things such as his foreign policy and attitude towards the war on drugs appealed to me.
    But the more I learned about him, the more I realized just how impractical and impossible his overall ideology actually is.
    With that being said, I don't dislike or like the man.

    However, his son Rand Paul is another issue entirely. The man is a complete crackpot and extremely dangerous to our Nation. I oppose everything that Rand has even so much as pondered.
    And his ideology is extremely dangerous and damaging to America.
    This man would have us become a series of police states run by corporations that replace the government.

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    Re: Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Im interested in the people of DPs view on Ron Paul. I know he has a mixed reaction from people. Most seem to either love him or hate him.


    To all, I would suggest reading "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul. It's a good read and it really defines his personal beliefs with solid rationalization.

    Please explain your selection!
    Ron Paul is a racist (as is shown by his articles in his magazine back in the 1990's) who is hiding behind libertarianism as an excuse for his racism - which is why he says he believes that businesses should be able to discriminate against others based on race, religion, color, etc.

    I don't agree with libertarian theory - it's just the polar opposite of communism, and every bit as unworkable in human society - but Ron Paul's not even a true libertarian. He's got some positions that agree with libertarian thought...but others that are not libertarian at all.
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    Re: Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Im interested in the people of DPs view on Ron Paul. I know he has a mixed reaction from people. Most seem to either love him or hate him.


    To all, I would suggest reading "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul. It's a good read and it really defines his personal beliefs with solid rationalization.

    Please explain your selection!
    I would like to know what your motives were in bringing up Ron Paul at this particular time? He isn't running for any political office. But maybe his son,who does not agree with his father on many issues may be seeking the nomination for president. And there seems to be a real threat acknowledged on the left when it comes to Rand Paul. He is polling quite well across the country.

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    Re: Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I would like to know what your motives were in bringing up Ron Paul at this particular time? He isn't running for any political office. But maybe his son,who does not agree with his father on many issues may be seeking the nomination for president. And there seems to be a real threat acknowledged on the left when it comes to Rand Paul. He is polling quite well across the country.
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    Re: Ron Paul

    I voted for him in NJ's 2012 GOP Presidential Primary - even though Mitt Romney was already the presumptive nominee. And it was literally a coin toss between him and Newt Gingrich.

    But, I'm not so sure I would still vote for him - because of his opposition to working with Israel. I would be able to understand and respect his decision to audit or shut down the federal reserve - and a lot of his isolationist policies (like how he would stop wanting to give U.S. government funding to countries that hate us). But, Israel is a holy land, and an important ally of our's.

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    While I agree with Ron Paul on foreign policy and a couple of other things, he has made some rather problematic- to put it lightly- statements about race. ('Racist newsletter' timeline: What Ron Paul has said - CSMonitor.com) (Yeah, Ron Paul Is Racist After All, Sorry | VICE United States)
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    Re: Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    He is the only Republican I would consider voting for. I'm a Green. I usually vote Green. I can't believe the fruit of his loins is from the same gene pool. Must have been some chlorine in the pool.
    As you probably know, I tried to vote green (Nader) and donated to Ron Paul. in my view both parties (if they are sincere in what they preach) lp.org and the greens are fighting the same evil, and are on the same boat.

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    Re: Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Im interested in the people of DPs view on Ron Paul. I know he has a mixed reaction from people. Most seem to either love him or hate him.


    To all, I would suggest reading "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul. It's a good read and it really defines his personal beliefs with solid rationalization.

    Please explain your selection!
    I respect him. He's relatively unwavering, and when he does change his mind, there's always a good reason for it, and it's a gradual kind of thing, rather than just flopping once the opinion polls come in.

    But I don't care for his politics, and I think he has several areas of hypocrisy. I also think his views are kind of simplistic for the 21st century and untenable for a competitive America.

    However, honesty is a trait that is nearly completely absent from our political system these days, so he gets points from me on that alone.

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    Re: Ron Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Im interested in the people of DPs view on Ron Paul. I know he has a mixed reaction from people. Most seem to either love him or hate him.


    To all, I would suggest reading "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul. It's a good read and it really defines his personal beliefs with solid rationalization.

    Please explain your selection!
    I like him

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    Re: Ron Paul

    Interesting politician with extremely limited charisma, a gigantic lack of pragmatism, and a blunt honesty that is as much a hinderance as it is a bonus for him. I think the Republican party would be well served adopting some of his fiscal and governmental rhetoric as a means of attrating the youth vote and also gaining stronger support within the moderate to right libertarian base within the country. Ultimately, a ideological messenger rather than a political standard bearer. He's a guy whose philosophies and general views on most things I agree with but whose actual solutions seem to take things a step too far and who has a few views that make me just blink confused that I even heard someone suggest it.

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