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  • Yes. Ron Paul is mentally unstable.

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    114 74.51%
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Ron Paul
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    I don't know if I would say Ron Paul is insane, but he has certainly built his power base by appealing to a certain sense of paranoia.
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Not at all, but some insane people follow him.
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I don't know if I would say Ron Paul is insane, but he has certainly built his power base by appealing to a certain sense of paranoia.
    Well, not without reason.
    The gentleman is just trying to comply with and follow the supreme law of the US - the Constitution. Is it his fault that some people don't think so?

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    I like how some liberals in this thread are so blind to party lines that they seem to think policing the world is a good thing and can't see Ron Paul for his great ideas and policies. He is a very polarizing figure, but I agree with him more than most Republicans, that is to say, I totally 100% agree with half of what he says, and the other half while may not be crazy is misguided and much of it would require the entire world to "go along with it" such as his financial views specifically on the Federal Reserve. That's the thing, is much of what Paul stands for would be stripped down and/or nothing would ever get done if he were President. Much of his own party is against his policies, although I do think he could probably get more bi-partisan support on several issues than any president in recent memory.
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    I voted yes. If he wasn't mentally unstable, I'd probably support him.
    A breakdown of what he says when he talks:
    25% I really like what he says
    25% I may not be totally on board, but I'd somewhat agree
    25% I have no idea what he's trying to say
    25% I think he's mentally unstable and having a hard time trying to appear human
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    If Ron Paul is insane, sanity is very overrated. I didn't hear many "sane" politicians warning about the housing bubble, economic recession, and blowback from our foreign policy. No, only Paul was alerting the public, and he was labeled insane for it too.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I like how some liberals in this thread are so blind to party lines that they seem to think policing the world is a good thing and can't see Ron Paul for his great ideas and policies. He is a very polarizing figure, but I agree with him more than most Republicans, that is to say, I totally 100% agree with half of what he says, and the other half while may not be crazy is misguided and much of it would require the entire world to "go along with it" such as his financial views specifically on the Federal Reserve. That's the thing, is much of what Paul stands for would be stripped down and/or nothing would ever get done if he were President. Much of his own party is against his policies, although I do think he could probably get more bi-partisan support on several issues than any president in recent memory.
    also known as agreeing with 50% of what he says.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 08-28-11 at 05:45 PM.

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    No, I do not think he is insane, and I don't think he even comes close to fitting the definition of being clinically insane.

    I probably share most people's views of Paul: many of his ideas are outside the mainstream, and he's probably not a viable Presidential candidate.

    I DO find him to be generally intellectually honest and consistent, even if I disagree with most of his views.

    His fans, on the other hand...

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    college kids these days are different from those of the 60s. Back then you had counter-culture, bleeding-heart libs, hippies, and the anti-war movement. Today, (at least given my own college experiences), it's hip to be libertarian, and Ron Paul is the hottest politician around on campuses.

    I don't think he's insane though. I probably wouldn't vote for him unless the competition was miserable, but he is not a crazy person. He is an honorable man and an honest politician, which is more than you can say for a lot of other people.
    I'd say it's more hip to be known as social libertarians and economic progressives than it is to be libertarian.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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