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Ron Paul. Does anyone know a lot about him?

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  1. JR4

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    If anyone has a real good knowledge about Ron Paul
    I'd like to know what you think about him.

    If you only have shallow understanding of his ideas
    please do not respond.

    I'm looking for people who have really looked
    at this mans visions for America in the future.

    I see he is picking up a lot of support and it is mostly from
    a grass roots movement as the media gives him little to no
    attention.

    Thanks
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    All the political gurus here ... and no one knows much about Ron Paul? :confused:
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    My two cents is, he's a republican that sounds and looks like a whiney democrat
    (now they usually beat me up for saying that) some times when they get all excited and can't contain themselves they call me "a racist" because I think Ron Paul is Liberally Left Wingy Goo Goo Ga Ga.
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    Paul is a true libertarian, and he's pretty much lived up to his ideals in the way he votes. He believes firmly in small government, and thinks just about all the social issues (gay marriage, abortion, etc.) should be left to individual states. He also believes that we should not be spending money on foreign aid, foreign wars, national health care, etc. I don't think he's clear on what kind of taxes he supports, other than less taxes. He's fiercely opposed to the Iraq war.

    From a liberal point of view, the main problem with shifting social issues to the individual states, is that it could return to the world of the 1950s when states passed laws that effectively excluded people, be they people of color, women seeking good jobs, gays, many types of poor people, etc. The federal government got involved in the first place because of the failure of states rights on such issues as slavery, civil rights, voting rights, interstate crime, etc. Many liberals still don't trust the individual states or a very conservative supreme court to make all people equal under the law.

    It's his opposition to the war that many liberals find appealing, and many conservatives find his strong advocacy of a weak federal government appealing. I also think those Republicans who are opposed to the war find him appealing, but they are probably a little unsure about his isolationist rhetoric, which could be bad for business, and I'm sure there are social conservatives who, for reasons similar to those of liberals, would rather have the federal make national decisions on moral issues such as abortion and gay rights.
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    I applaud you Patters, well said, I read it twice.
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    I like Ron Paul, but do not see him having the cash or longevity of the rest of the institutionalized candidates... he is the only one really saying something different, the rest of the candidates offer little difference from the status quo.
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    I knew a family in Cambridge named Paul, they named their first son Paul, his name was Paul Paul.
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    I knew a guy named Harrison Harrison, and also someone named Avery Goodman.
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    Wasn't Avery Mrs Goodmans son, I think I knew his father, Mr Goodman.
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    One of the Deans at my Uni was Dean Martin.

    I think the best way to describe Ron Paul is to say that he pretty much advocates the overthrow of the United State's government, in a non-violent manner of course.

    If he gets in with a Regan-sized mandate, oh boy will it ever be an interesting 4 years.
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    Paul
    I've never seen him smile :confused:

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