A lot of good ideas. I still have a hard time supporting him. I am not
convinced we should legalize drugs. Libertarians like Paul would legalize
gambling and prostitution. Utah would never go for that. As far free market
economics the lack of gov't oversight of financial institutions was one of
the primary causes of our current recession. If business always acted in a
moral and ethical way we wouldn't need gov't regulation. I recommend
"Money Power and Wall Street" on PBS. Corruption is rampant on Wall
Street. Less regulation will lead to disaster.
Pragmatic libertarians (minimal-statists) and true conservatives agree that
many, if not most, of society's problems are caused by government usurping
choices that could better be made by individuals themselves, and that government
is just about the worst way of doing almost anything. Where libertarianism
normally parts company with "fake" conservatism is over moral issues.
But a true conservative would have no problem with agreeing that what people do
with their own bodies, and especially in the privacy of their own home, should
be supremely their business and that anything else would entail ignoring the
basic tenet of limited government.
Ron Paul...a man with a lot of great ideas and convictions but unfortunately a
few too many weird & scary ones as well.
Won't Paul be about 100 years old in 2016?
I'm writing him in on Nov. 6, and I encourage anyone else that would prefer
him over the others who put their names in at the start to do the same. Yes,
it's just a "message" vote. But by all means, let's send the
I believe that based on the speech he gave at UVU today that if the Romney
"experiment" fails I will endorse his campaign in 2016. So, Ron,
Don't go anywhere! Stay alive, stay healthy, stay motivated and be back in
2016 or 2020 if the Romney presidency proves to be a success. I believe that you
have a lot of fundamental principles and ideas that many can embrace and that
you could potentially make a great #46!
He said something very true! And I am rather alarmed at the people in this
country who actually base their vote each election on who is a better friend to
welfare, or as I want to call it, bankrupting this country and sending it into
ruin. There is no less than one and where there is one there like cockroaches
could be thousands if not millions. He said "It's a totally failed
system. And we can't be intimidated by those that argue, 'If you
don't support the welfare system, you're not a
humanitarian.'" Now, let me be perfectly clear that I do support a
system of welfare insofar as it is utilized correctly. And we in this fine state
and world wide have a very good example of a welfare system that works... There
if you need it most but not something to base decades of subsistence on!
It was awesome to listen to Dr. Paul in person. If only more politicians could
have his integrity!