Campaign 2012: Liberty Has My Vote.
Hate on me if you want, or if you are voting for somebody else, but I’ve been watching stuff from all over the place trying to get a feel for what’s going to be the best for this country. I’m, at this point, pretty decided on this I think. There are so many things wrong with America, and lots of the crap I’ve been complaining about for years are actually being shouted from the mouths of a politician. The most surprising element, is that they are coming from the mouth of a Republican. Ask any of my family members, or my roommates, or perhaps, any friend that has ever spoken politics with me (which is very few, because for the most part I don’t care enough… I’m young). I’ve been considering America to be wrong with war forever.
I know military would have done good things for me, as far as disipline and life benefits later. However, this country has always been fighting wars it shouldn’t have been fighting. I can easily be quoted by a lot of people having said the phrase “America: World Police”. It’s true. We have been trying to inflict democracy around the world, and “Free” people from other forms of government. We shouldn’t be doing that. Seriously, can we please just mind our own buisness. We spend something like 40% of our entire budget on military. That’s HUGE! For the 2010 fiscal year, the president’s base budget of the Department of spending on “overseas contingency operations” brings the sum to $663.8 billion. What the hell!? – Getting side tracked… back to the normal topic….
Honestly, Ron Paul doesn’t act like a typical Republican. He’s part of the party, but mostly because he pretty much as to be. What’s even more surprising to me is the overwhelming abundance of Liberals that love Ron Paul. He voted against “Obama Care” and a lot of other stuff that has taken effect in the last 4 years, but even those who are directly benefitting from it are deciding Ron Paul for president. It’s really saying something.
That’s not to say that Ron Paul’s policies don’t have any downsides at all. Some people may not like that he’s “technically” pro-choice on the abortion issue. In actuality, he’s pro-life, and anti-government. It’s just never been practiced that way by politicians before.
He’s been that way, consistently, for over 30 years.
Mostly, this is because he’s against government mandates. He doesn’t believe government should dictate what people can, and can’t do, therefore a law requiring a woman to have a child. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s personally okay with Abortion in general, but rather, he’s sticking to his principal that the government should have less say in what happens with us. It’s consistent at least.
The second issue, which was just brought up (and I actually had to look up, because I wasn’t aware of it) was that Ron Paul is actually against the “minimum wage” in the United States. He’s actually thinking that it would benefit the poor in this country to abolish the minimum wage. I’m not so sure I can actually agree with that. It makes more sense to consider everyone making less money when that happens. Still, this is consistent with his Libertarian anti-government views.
Still, he’s going to attempt to do away with the Federal Reserve, which is a HUGE positive in my book. Those bastards (and the government officials) are the reason we’re carrying such a weak dollar right now. Let’s just print money to stay alive… that solves everything. They’re easily the only legal (and largest) counterfeiters in the world. Stopping that shit would help everyone (except perhaps the government, and the special interest organizations they are paying off). This guy isn’t even taking any funding from interest groups and corporations. He’s turning it all down. Everyone else is going to owe these assholes a lot of money, because they are sellouts. Who’s Ron Paul going to owe a favor to? Nobody. Just us.
More info on the Federal Reserve, and the madness of both Republican and Democrat driven governments always printing money, can be viewed with this simple animation:
You can also read another excellent write-up about this stuff by Newsmax HERE.
I would go on and on about why I’m leaning toward Ron Paul for president, but after watching this video, you will have heard everything I have to say. Express an opinion below if you wish, and I’ll be happy to talk with you. Just know that I have no political affiliation at all. I look at the state of every aspect of the country that I can witness and research, and I simply chose the lessor of two evils. That’s how it’s always been.
With Ron Paul though… we maybe don’t have to chose an evil at all.