Reasons Why Dr. Ron Paul Should Not Be President
If it is the
case that elected officials reflect the desires of the voters then
we are in a world of hurt. Andy Cobb and the Partisans recently
appeared at a rally carrying a sign that read, Obama is a Keynesian.
Many were outraged and took Cobb to task for suggesting that President
Obama was from Kenya. And, there is the American electorate for
you they don't know the difference between a country and an economic
people populate the comment strings whenever there is a news story
regarding Dr. Ron Paul for President. Here are some of their reasons
why Paul should not be President.
1) He is
an old coot. Now there is a comment that really exercised the
gray matter. Of course, coot refers to a kind of bird but can also
mean a harmless, simple person. I agree that Paul is harmless, but
to suggest he is simple misses the mark by a few light years. No
other candidate for office of the President of the United States
can meet Paul head on in a debate without coming out looking like
a fool. If you don't agree with that statement just read a few of
Paul's books, Keep a dictionary handy.
2) He is
a nut. I suspect this shallow comment means that Paul is foolish,
eccentric, or crazy. No proof is offered. It is just a baseless
ad hominem attack.
3) He is
an isolationist. This comment is clear evidence that the writer
has made no effort at all to understand Paul's foreign policy. It
just happens to be identical to that of Thomas Jefferson. "Peace,
commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances
with none." If we had followed that foreign policy throughout
our history almost no wars would have been fought. We fought a war
in Vietnam during the 1960's. EVERY day in 1968 we brought an average
of 80 boys a day home in body bags. Why did we fight that war? Containment?
How did that work out? Then we normalized relations with Vietnam
in 1979 and began the foreign policy of Paul and Jefferson. Guess
what? We have a friend in Vietnam and trade regularly. What we could
not do with bombs and bullets we have accomplished with commerce,
friendliness, and example. Paul is not an isolationist he is for
4) He doesn't
understand that we are at war with Islam. Really? Is that the
express or implied policy of the United States? Shall we ask Congress
to formally declare war on 1.5-billion Muslims? Islam may be a problem
but any debate should take place in the free market place of ideas.
Paul understands this quite well.
He is unelectable. This comment comes from watching too much
television rather than thinking for oneself. A reporter put that
question directly to Paul during one of the debates in 2008 without
even realizing he was insulting the voters in Lake Jackson Texas
who had consistently elected Paul to Congress multiple times. Did
the reporter think that the voters of Lake Jackson were someway
not demographically representative of the nation as a whole? More
likely the reporter did not think at all.
6) He favors
letting Iran have nuclear weapons. No, Paul does not believe
in interfering in the internal affairs of other nations. Many nations
possess nuclear arsenals. What is special about Iran? Test your
memory when was the last time Iran attacked anyone?
comments are similarly inane. He is not a pure Libertarian, he is
pro-life, he doesn't look presidential, his supporters are nuts,
etc. So, will Paul be given the opportunity to heal the nation?
Probably not. Because as a people we are worse than ignorant, we
think government is good.
Fangio [send him mail] is a
77 year old business man, four children, ten grandchildren. married
to Judy for 57 years, long time financial supporter of Dr. Paul.
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