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Ron Paul,The man America needs for President.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Mr.yadda yadda, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Mr.yadda yadda

    Mr.yadda yadda SSDD

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    Ron Paul to me looks like the only candidate worth voting for.His work towards a limited constitutional goverment,low taxes,free markets,and return to sound monetary policies are unparalleled by anyone else. He's the only candidate who is truely for the people and the only politician who's principles can't be compromised.This upcoming election looks good for Ron Paul,will he make it?Hopefully,but other politicians i'm sure aren't looking forward to losing any power. So voice your opinion if you think Ron Paul is the right man for president, or who you think is and why.

    Peace and vote wisely!)(
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    He's the right man for some of us.
    But most people like deadly & expensive foreign entanglements, bigger & more intrusive government, empty platitudes, pandering, dishonesty & bail-outs for losers.
    They'll favor one of the big two.
     
  3. Mr.yadda yadda

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    I agree, some people also vote like it's a popularity contest,without even knowing what the candidate is all about.
     
  4. Oneatatime

    Oneatatime Huh?

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    By free market I pressume you mean unregulated markets. No doubt he's being well funded by the banks
     
  5. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    All kneejerk reactions based on personal experience:
    Sounds good on paper, but usually code for neutering the Judicial branch.

    Also code, translates as "gut social safety nets."

    Again, appealing on its face, but ultimately unfeasible. Free trade is all well and good, but must be balanced by regulation for the good of everyone.

    Meaning what? Examples, please. :)

    Fanboy squee aside....

    He's got some good ideas, but I'm far from convinced he's a man of ALL the people.

    That's not necessarily a good thing in a public servant.

    Dunno. In 2008, I was swept up by Obama, and actually voted for a president (rather than against one) for the first time. I've been sorely disappointed, though.

    In a perfect world, former PDX Mayor Tom Potter would run and stand a chance in hell, but that ain't happening. :(

    There's no one else who even stirs hope in me, much less lives up to it.
     
  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    Bad presumption.
    Have evidence he's well funded by banks?

    I use "limited constitutional government" as a code word for limited constitutional government.
    Who can guess what "low taxes" is a code word for?
     
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  7. Storm

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    Oh, I forgot to ask actual Libertarians to correct any blatant misunderstandings. Differences of opinion are one thing, misinformation quite another.

    :) :candle: :)
     
  8. angellous_evangellous

    angellous_evangellous Pater Familias Staff Member Premium Member

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    Gas the poor.
     
  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    Not quite.
    That would cost money.....& then there are constitutional problems with that for us originalists.
     
  10. Storm

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    Nobody?

    Revoltingest, you surprise me..!
     
  11. Mr.yadda yadda

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    He's not funded by any banks,in fact he wants to get america back on the gold standard and eliminate the federal reserve all together.
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    Covered it....nothing to add yet.
    Huh....usually I infuriate or bore, rather than surprise.

    But someone on the internet said so!
     
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  13. Storm

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    Sorry, missed this.
    Perhaps I should have phrased differently, but this doesn't address my points at all.
     
  14. Oneatatime

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    Banks, multinationals etc...

    No I don't because I have don't have access to details information about who is funding his campaign but it pretty naive to believe that someone with his views isn't on the payroll of those who would benefit from a poorely regulated free market with low (Corporate) taxes.

    No doubt when he retires he'll follow the time honoured tradition of getting a seat on the boards of the various companies whose backs he scratched while in power so that he make use of his government connections to lobby for/against that which most benefits the corporations.
     
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    I wasn't aware that there was only the one bank in the US.
     
  16. Skwim

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    Gee, I wonder why!

    He's a POLITICIAN for crying out loud! :facepalm:

    About as far as H. Ross Perot did in 1992.
     
  17. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    Wrongo pongo! "Low taxes" is a code word for low taxes.
    There is sometimes confusion when scurrilous wags concoct a "parade of horribles" consequence scenario & claim that this is the real motive.
    Of course, learned folk such as we are won't fall for such informal logical fallacies.

    Uh huh....can't argue with that source.
    Anyway, I don't worry about funding sources. I care about what I believe the candidate will do in office.
    If funding source mattered, I wouldn't vote for anyone supported by trial lawyers, unions, or radical anti-bacon organizations.

    I'd still pick R Paul over his competition.
    How's that Obama flavored "Hope & Change" work'n for ya?
    Maybe you prefer Palin?
     
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  18. Mr.yadda yadda

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    maybe he's really Joe Biden
     
  19. Storm

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    Low taxes require reduced spending. What do you want to sacrifice?

    Then you care about funding sources, since they tend to reveal a candidate's true loyalties.

    Not so well. Relevance?

    That's just a scare tactic. :p
     
  20. no-body

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    I'll pass on the Ron Paul; racist, misogynistic and homophobic. About the only thing I agree with him on is legalizing all drugs.

    Nah that would be too merciful. You keep them around so you have a slave labor pool to draw from.
     
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