On Ron Paul

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Enough is enough Ron.

Enough is enough Ron Paul followers.

The man is crazy. All of this talk about this newsletter just confirms what everybody already knew…Ron Paul went off the deep end a long time ago. There are the cries in his defense that he did not write it. Well then there is something disturbing about a man who can’t control racists publishing under his name.
So Ron my advice is…go back to being a doctor.

As for Ron Paul supporters. I understand the thinking behind supporting a candidate you agree with But honestly, why do you support Ron Paul? Do you know anything past his view on Iraq? I have listened to enough college students that love Dr. Paul solely for his view on Iraq. Why do you support Ron Paul?

In my opinion Ron Paul belongs teaching at a college campus. His ideas are novel and worth publishing but don’t transfer into any sort of reality.

For instance, does returning to a gold standard actually make sense to you?

If you responded yes…are you serious? Have you ever read the Wall Street Journal or took an economics class? The world has gotten to large and too interconnected to be able to reasonably support a gold standard. It is a standard of the past, and should be kept there. The world cannot go back to the gold standard, and the only time it is ever mentioned anymore is by crazy professors who publish and get laughed at.

Next, where are the outcries over his being pro-life?

Lastly, Ron Paul has a fundamentalist view of the constitution, with no understand that it is a living document, and that it wasn’t frozen in the 1700s. The constitution is meant to change and meant to be interpreted

Come on America, think.

If you believe you have, please tell me why you support Ron Paul. I really don’t understand and want to know.

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10 Responses to “On Ron Paul”


  1. 2 nixuser January 16, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    you have a right to your opinion !! but we dont listen to mainstream sources anymore we have had enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 3 robina January 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Just as you have posed the question if Ron Paul’s supporters have researched any other positions, before you make blanket vague statements about his positions I would be interested to know your credentials and solid reasons for the person you support.

    This is not meant as spam and I would ask the same respect be applied to my reply as I have shown to your post in responding.

    I support Ron Paul because he believes in the need for everyone to raise themselves up and take responsibility for their lives instead of waiting for a government handout. I also agree with his vision of the place our country has in the world. I think it is overstepping our role to have bases in countries like Korea and Japan when our government is not able to afford the upkeep of them and they continue to build golf-courses and other ammenities on valuable farm land that Japanese citizens are barred from utilizing.

    I am not an economist but I think that our monetary system should be backed by something. If you have taken economics, I would be interested in your views of the Austrian system, which I have been researching.

    I also support his ideas on the education system. People need to step up and take responsibility for what they do. If a teacher is not doing their job well, they are accountable to their district and, more importantly, to the parents of the children they teach. There is no need for a federal department to be in charge of pressuring schools with federal mandates to make our education quality higher but provide no funding. This should be handled at the local level, not the national.

    I respect your right to have an opinion on Dr. Paul and not vote for him, but please do not assume that all his supporters are “stupid voters” who are uninformed about what is really happening to this country. In my experience, they seem to be more informed than you may think.

    My 2 cents, which is just below what one of our dollars is currently worth sadly.

  3. 4 theproducer1776 January 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    1. He didn’t write the newsletters, anyone who knows Dr. Paul knows he is not a racist. The head of the NAACP in Austin Texas confirms this.

    2. Yes the gold standard makes sense but he’s not advocating a return to that immediately. He advocates allowing competing currencies. What’s wrong with free choice? Isn’t this a free country? What if when you received your paycheck for 1,000 at the end of the week, you could elect to receive $800 in US Federal Reserve notes and $200 in Gold Certificates to save and put away? That would be a nice way to save money for a rainy day and it wouldn’t lose value. What’s so crazy about that?

    3. I do know his views past Iraq, I know every single one of them, and I agree with almost all of them, except abortion, I’m pro-choice.

    4. The constitution doesn’t say it is a living document anywhere. That’s something people made up who want to impose their mostly collectivist views on their fellow Americans. Besides what does living document mean, and who gets to decide what part of it is alive?

    5. I’m surprised you haven’t researched Dr. Pauls views more in depth before you went on a rant like this. I’ve been furiously consuming books on this subject matter recently and have come to the conclusion that Dr. Paul has been correct on many more things than he is given credit for.

    He is a wise man, and I hope that you will take a broader look at his opinions and not just write him off due to what others may say about him. Remember, these media pundits have a stake in this election too. Just make sure that you understand who of all these candidates REALLY is looking out for YOUR best interests.

    Yours in Liberty,

    Austin Petersen

  4. 5 Think_indeed January 16, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Think indeed.

    Of course the constitution is a living document. He gets that, he’s just asking that we try to follow it. Any maybe, just maybe, try to legally change it if we REALLY feel it necessary.

    In your op-ed you mention support for ron should stop for three reasons:

    1: His support of a “gold standard”
    —-He actually just supports a currency backed by “hard assets”. You know, something other than fiat money. He’s even mentioned opening up our currency to free markets, allowing the people to decide which currency to support. Crazy, I know. Any crazier than a private central bank firing up their Epson printers cause we need more bills? Not at all.

    2: His newsletters reveal he is racist “why not just run David Duke and be done with it?”
    —-How you’ve glazed over him already. You’ve got the president of the NAACP saying he’s not a racist… knowing him for 20 years. That’s kind of a big deal. But it doesnt matter, i read somewhere on some site that he wrote racist newsletters himself. Case closed right? Bull.

    3: His “fundamentalist” view of the constitution
    —-Jesus dude, really? I like how you used “fundamentalist” here to conjure up whacko militia-men holding bibles, shotguns and the constitution. Not sure if were aware, but that document is kind of a big deal. What, because it’s 2008 means that there’s no effing way the constitution knows anything? No sir. we’re only 200 years old. A child-government compared to the life span of other governments. The constitution is a fantastic road map that appropriately controls our government and allows the people a voice. It’s his commitment and faith in that roadmap that energizes us Paultards.

    I find it ironic how people using rights given to them by the constitution support a cause that will ultimately destroy them.

    Ooh, look Fox news is on. Let’s go watch it!

  5. 6 Jesse January 16, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Texas Straight Talk <—a collection of articles
    http://www.house.gov/paul/legis_tst.htm

    A Republic, Not a Democracy [December 11, 2000]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2000/tst121200.htm

    Statement on the Congressional Authorization of the Use of Force
    [Sept 17, 2001]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst091701.htm

    Before We Bomb Baghdad….. [March 4, 2002]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2002/tst030402.htm

    The Truth About Government Debt [March 11, 2002]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2002/tst031102.htm

    Why Leave Pilots Defenseless? [Oct 1, 2001]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst100101.htm

    U.S. Taxpayers send Billions to our Enemies in Afghanistan
    [Nov 5, 2001]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst110501.htm

    Enron, Bankruptcy, and Easy Credit [Dec 17, 2001]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst121701.htm

    Enron: Under-Regulated or Over-Subsidized? [Jan 28, 2002]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2002/tst012802.htm

    The Case Against the Income Tax [May 7, 2001]
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst050701.htm

    Legislative Forecast for 2008
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2008/tst011308.htm

    On Foreign Entanglements: The Ties that Strangle
    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2007/tst123007.htm

    I could list more. But his record proves his principled stance on the issues and understanding of them.

    He was right abour Iraq from the beginning.

    He is also an economist.

    With foreign and monetary policy as the two crucial issues facing America today…why wouldn’t one want to examine and maybe support this man.

    Why would one vote for other candidates? Were they right about the issues before they became a problem? If they didn’t understand what the consequences of their actions would be from the beginning… why give them the chance to “fix” the problems that they don’t understand?

  6. 7 Chester's Home Remedies January 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I agree with the majority of Ron Paul’s stance. I do, however, fear that the president has already been decided. The best thing that Ron Paul has done is shown how hungry people are for a non-professional politician. I am so sick of these people who are bread into the role of president or any other high-ranking office. Personally, I would almost rather have congress work like juror seats. I hate to say it, but a random sampling of the American people would probably be better than what we have now. I mean really, it couldn’t be any worse.

  7. 8 Lfuboi January 17, 2008 at 5:03 am

    THE GOLD STANDARD
    First, it’s important to know that we aren’t going to walk around carrying gold in our pockets. Gold will just reserve the value of our dollar, like it always did up until the time my grandma was born (and I’m not even 30). Shortly after the gold standard left, the Great Depression occurred because nothing backed the value of our money anymore. Now, we have a debt-…ahem… credit-based monetary system. People have to be in debt (buy a house, car, use credit cards) and actually pay the interest on that debt for our economy to work. That is why you constantly hear the media saying the economy is up to the consumer, why foreclosures have hurt the value of the dollar and why it was such bad news to hear today that automobile sales were down, too. It might help one to think about two things: 1) BANKERS lobbied for, and wrote the legislation for, the Federal Reserve at Jekyll Island and 2) the Gold Standard is so reliable that the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank use that system. Don’t tell me the world can’t operate on the Gold Standard!

    With that said, Ron Paul wants to diversify what backs our currency. He has talked about the Gold Standard, but it’s not necessarily the only thing he’d like to reserve (I should actually say “save”) our currency with. So, yes, the Gold Standard does make sense to me: stable currency, stable oil/gas prices (google images: “gold and oil charts”), no inflation (because gold’s value stays constant with the other currencies of the world). NOT going back to the Gold Standard is irresponsible, especially when other nations are outpacing our economy and our businesses are getting bought up by foreign governments because of our weak dollar.

    A credit-based economy is “soft slavery.” The Wall Street journal is produced because of our credit-based system. It is not in their interest to return to the Gold Standard. That is precisely why Economic Professors who know sound economic principles encourage the Gold Standard even though Wall Street doesn’t so they can exploit our system for their own profit (inflation and interest). Professors are not getting laughed at because the Gold Standard is a dumb idea. They are getting laughed at because Wall Street has no real answer as to why we should stay with the status quo.

    LAUGHING
    Ron Paul talks about the CIA’s report on blowback and how that department said we were attacked because we’ve been screwing with Iraq since 1953. Instead of any real rebuttal from either McCain or Romney or Huckabee, they laughed at him. McCain’s response was “I don’t want to trade with them. They only want to trade burkas.” Wow. That was great argument there, McCain. It was also very racist, shallow, stereotypical and pathetic. I’m sure it’s on the verge of racial profiling. Perfect qualities for our next president. Ron Paul is right and they don’t really care enough about the issue to go further than that? Of course they sit there with big grins. They can’t debate his correctness so they have to make him look like the silly old man. And, we CAN go back to the Gold Standard. Laugh all you want, but if I know how to make my dollar worth a dollar, while you sit there holding one that’s worth only twenty cents, you can laugh at me all day.

    RACISM
    This has already been answered satisfactorily. NAACP!

    PRO-LIFE
    There are no outcries about his stance here, because if it were his choice, the states would decide (through the voters) and his personal views on the matter would never come into play. He said to Congress about abortion, “The notion that an all-powerful, centralized state should provide monolithic solutions to the ethical dilemmas of our times is not only misguided, but also contrary to our Constitution. Remember, federalism was established to allow decentralized, local decision making by states. Yet modern America seeks a federal solution for every perceived societal ill, ignoring constitutional limits on government. The result is a federal state that increasingly makes all-or-nothing decisions that alienate large segments of the population…It simply has prevented the 50 states from enacting laws that more closely reflect the views of their citizens…A pro-life conscience is fostered by religion, family, and ethics, not government.”

    The Constitution gives a state the right to choose. Ron Paul recognizes that. What’s your problem with it?

    THE CONSTITUTION
    You obviously don’t know much about Ron Paul. He said on Tim Russert’s program that he’s not against changing the Constitution, just don’t ignore it. He said there is a tool the government can use to amend the Constitution as needed.

    It sounds like you don’t support Ron Paul not because you don’t agree with him, but because you don’t know how agreeable he is to you. It might help you to do your own research and read his writings.

    Don’t rely on the spin the media does to discredit him. They don’t want you to know him, which is why they talk about McCain, Romney, Huckabee, [skip Ron Paul] Rudy and Thompson. Or why they show the pie chart without Ron Paul’s wedge on it. NBC did that this morning at 5am. CNN has done it. FOX has done it. It’s sad. Lou Dobbs said there is no anti-war president running for election. PFFF. Right. 70% of Americans want the war to end after learning we were lied to to go to war and they want their rights back that The Patriot Act and Homeland Security has taken away. Yet, they vote for pro-war, no-burka-trading McCain and Romney? That makes no sense to me.

    Economy is at the top of the list of voters’ minds, yet they don’t understand that our current monetary system IS THE REASON why we’re in this mess to begin with.

    Oil is not becoming more expensive for the rest of the world. It’s becoming more expensive for US. And it’s not that oil prices are going up for Americans. It’s because our dollar’s value is going down because there is nothing to reserve it. You can laugh about the Gold Standard, but we still almost have it.

    That’s right.

    It is just black gold (oil) that reserves our dollar. Well, it’s not so much that oil reserves our dollar; rather, it’s the sale of Middle Eastern in U.S.-currency that keeps the dollar in demand in the global economy. (For example: China has to convert their money into U.S. dollars to make an oil purchase from Saudi Arabia.) And believe me, the U.S. will defend the U.S. dollar as the Oil Transaction Currency! Without it, our dollar is worthless outside of the U.S.

    So, what’s dumber: reserving currency value on non-renewable resources or reserving value on real, lasting gold?

    So go do your part and buy another car and another house. Racking up another $20K on your credit card would help, too. Just make sure you pay that recently increased “minimum payment” every month (aka: interest), even though it’ll take 30 years to pay off your credit card if you only pay the minimum.

    Now, don’t YOU look like the one who is crazy!
    Come on America, think.

    P.S. It’s late. Forgive any typos.

  8. 9 Assissotom January 17, 2008 at 7:27 am

    This is a cool site! Thanks and wish you better luck! Brilliant but simple idea.


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