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Why Ron Paul? December 15, 2007

Posted by The Armchair Economist in 2008 Election, Politics, Ron Paul.

Ok. I’m coming out of the closet to officially endorse Ron Paul for the GOP nomination.

Why Ron Paul?

This man is the epitome of integrity, he votes exactly what he believes in (not what is the flavor of the month).
I challenge you to the following:
a) Understand his platform, its quite revolutionary (and you may disagree with some or all of it, and even if you disagree you will have a better understanding of our constitution and how it relates to our country) In brief.. its noninterventionalist, constitutionalist, personal freedom (not bush’s version of freedom which requires war mongering and nation bankrupting tactics to achieve) http://www.ronpaul2008.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Ron_Paul

b) Look at his voting record (http://www.vote-smart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=296). (He’s actually known as ‘Dr. No’ on the hill.) I challenge you to find ONE other candidate that votes as consistently with his beliefs and I’ll recant my support for Ron Paul immediately.

2) This man has good judgment . He is the only GOP candidate that voted against the Iraq war, and believes that we don’t belong. And don’t tell me you are not COMPLETELY dissappointed in the little the Dems have done in ending the war/funding since they have taken control of the senate and house? Ron Paul is the sole candidate that is a man of his word.

3) Don’t be scared by his party affiliation. I’m a (former) Democrat, and Ron Paul actually ran for the presidency as an Independent in 88, but I feel out of all of the candidates (of any election in recent history) he has the firmest grasp on what our nation SHOULD be (ie: as defined by the constitution). *depending on what state you are from you NEED TO CHANGE YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION TO REPUBLICAN BY SPECIFIC DATES TO VOTE IN THE GOP PRIMARIES*.. otherwise a crook like Giuliani will get into office and will make bush and cheney look like mother teresa and gandhi.



1. Cody - December 15, 2007

I’m beginning to like Ron Paul, though I wish he’d run as a Libertarian instead of a Republican. As popular as he is, he’d do a lot in letting people know about the LP. He holds libertarian beliefs anyways.

2. The Armchair Economist - December 18, 2007

Thats true, but as RP stated himself.. running as an independent has MANY inherent disadvantages (ie: being forced to spend resources just to get on the ballots of various states, being excluded from debates). Although a libertarian, many of his beliefs are rooted in the traditional republican viewpoint. (the current gop has twisted this to hell)

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