Sunday, July 01, 2007

Ron Paul

Instead of continuing the threadjack, let's continue the discussion here. Some people think Ron Paul is a social conservative. I guess this would depend on your definition of the term. How many social conservatives want to legalize drugs?

Secondly, although many 9/11 conspiracy theorists support Ron Paul, he does not believe that there was a government conspiracy to carry out the 9/11 attacks. He did vote for the authorization of the use of force against the Taliban, and as far as I know, still supports the US occupation of Afghanistan. He is willing to sit down and talk to anybody, and that does include nutjobs. Just because he is willing to listen doesn't mean that he shares their beliefs. In any given election you will find more nuts at the polls than in the Dumpster at a spay/neuter clinic. They vote for candidates all over the spectrum.


Tim Zank said...

I don't summarily blame any candidate for having fringe followers, they can't help that. I do however think as an elected Congressman, he has a certain responsibility to call a spade a spade, if you will.

Dancing around the issue and not flatly denouncing the "truther" conspiracy doesn't just lessen his credibility, it makes him look like a nutjob too.

Kody Tinnel said...

It seems like in the United States today anyone who uses good old fashioned fact finding and common sense is considered an irrational nutjob.

The types of people that should be in charge are not because most Americans don't really think about government and politics enough to really know what is going on.

Many people don't like Ron Paul because many people are scared of hearing the truth if it isn't all that pleasant. The media has been doing all they can to make Ron Paul seem unAmerican because he criticizes US policy and voted against the war in Iraq.

Ron Paul is the breath of fresh air that this country desperately needs right now.

Bret Moore said...

I don't think he supports the "occupation" of Afghanistan, seeing as how Bin Laden is by all accounts most likely in Pakistan.

In any event, he surely does not support using the military to do the job of going after Bin Laden because it's very clear that it is not the tool for the job. Bounty hunters, a la Darth Vader to Boba Fett, probably a much better idea!