One presidential candidate among the Republicans is not really a Republican and not a conservative. Ron Paul is a libertarian, a fool and an opportunist. He is dangerous to our military and our standing in the world. He is dangerous to you and yours.
This political poser we know as Ron Paul casts himself as a principled man. Is a man who rants endlessly against government spending but lards spending bills with earmarks for his district a man of principle? Is it principled for Paul to say I’ve never voted for an earmark because I vote against all the spending bills, even though he puts earmarks into bills he knows are going to pass? Pork is pork, regardless of how it gets delivered.
There is so much in this man’s background that should scare the unholy hell out of any voter, especially the conservative believers in American exceptionalism. Ask Ron Paul about almost any problem in the world and he will tell you it is America’s fault.
Ask Mr. Paul about nuclear weapons for Iran and he’ll say, “Why shouldn’t they have them?” Do not bother him about tamping down nuclear proliferation. According to old Ron, it should be big bombs for everybody, including those who have vowed to wipe Israel off the map. I guess if Iran wants to sell a few nukes to Hezbollah or Al Queda, well, that’s free trade. I swear, supporting Ron Paul is like writing a suicide note.
I have a question for Ron Paul and his obsequious supporters (they are obsessed and too often rude). Why is it that Ron Paul is the only candidate that can right what is wrong with this country. . . that no other is even worthy of consideration? Just listen to the Paul speak. Nobody but him can lead us from the wilderness. He is the way and the light.
For Ron Paul, even Ronald Reagan was a miserable failure, a modern day Keynesian. Ron Paul’s dislike for Reagan was so intense that he quit the Republican Party to make his first run for president in 1988. He wrote a letter about it. I’ve clipped a bit of it for you below:
Monetary policy has been disastrous as well. The five Reagan appointees to the Federal Reserve Board have advocated even faster monetary inflation than Chairman Volcker, and this is the fourth straight year of double-digit increases. The chickens have yet to come home to roost, but they will, and America will suffer from a Reaganomics that is nothing but warmed-over Keynesianism.
Candidate Reagan in 1980 correctly opposed draft registration. Yet when he had the chance to abolish it, he reneged, as he did on his pledge to abolish the Departments of Education and Energy, or to work against abortion.
Under the guise of attacking drug use and money laundering, the Republican Administration has systematically attacked personal and financial privacy. The effect has been to victimize innocent Americans who wish to conduct their private lives without government snooping. (Should people really be put on a suspected drug dealer list because they transfer $3,000 at one time?) Reagan’s urine testing of Americans without probable cause is a clear violation of our civil liberties, as are his proposals for extensive “lie detector” tests.
Under Reagan, the IRS has grown bigger, richer, more powerful, and more arrogant. In the words of the founders of our country, our government has “sent hither swarms” of tax gatherers “to harass our people and eat out their substance.” His officers jailed the innocent George Hansen, with the President refusing to pardon a great American whose only crime was to defend the Constitution. Reagan’s new tax “reform” gives even more power to the IRS. Far from making taxes fairer or simpler, it deceitfully raises more revenue for the government to waste.
Knowing this administration’s record, I wasn’t surprised by its Libyan disinformation campaign, Israeli-Iranian arms-for-hostages swap, or illegal funding of the Contras. All this has contributed to my disenchantment with the Republican Party, and helped me make up my mind.
Now, 23 years later, Ron Paul is running for president a second time as a Republican. He hopes Americans will forget he stormed out of the party over the “failures” of Reagan. I think Mr. Paul has had a high old time, both in 2008 and now. How much money has he raised in the last 5 years, about 11 million right? And to what end? Only Ron Paul really knows the answer to that.
I’m sure living large is a lot more fun than being a doing nothing congressman from Texas. For sure, these are Ron Paul’s golden years, in more ways than one. So what if he may not hold up to the strain?
Ron Paul is a man who has accomplished very little in his 24 years in the House. He is a “never will be”, a crank who fails to grasp the greatness of Ronald Reagan. He is mostly the candidate of tokers, jokers and conspiracy nuts. For those tea party folks attracted by Paul’s “end the Fed” rants I say simply, that is not enough, not nearly enough to earn the most powerful office in the world.
There are at least three real conservatives running who are far more worthy than Ron Paul. They too will give the Fed an anal exam, given the power. Unlike Ron Paul, they will not as president run the foreign policy of Paul’s friend, Dennis Kucinich.
History matters. So does the truth. Paul and his supporters need to to get their arms around this reality:
Ronald Reagan: “Tear down this wall!” Ron Paul: Tear down this country.