Me: Liberal, not voting for Paul. Just donated $50 to the campaign.Submitted by dtuur on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 13:12
I am a liberal, and I gave $50 to RP yesterday
Not because I agree with him, and not because I would vote for him, but because I respect his actual conservative position on the issues. If he got a real foothold in the Republican primary it would force the top candidates to acknowledge that there are many Republicans who don't want to start more wars and take away civil liberties. And that would be good for everyone.
As far as I'm concerned, there are a few issues where I believe the Neocon Republicans are not just wrong but borderline evil. These are the issues of foreign policy and citizens' constitutional rights. I don't think there is a valid argument as to why it is correct to attack another country "preemptively," and I don't see how the Patriot act could ever be Constitutional. As far as I'm concerned Ron Paul is providing a much needed voice to the Republicans and is trying to move them away from turning America into a evil empire building monster. He is getting a ton a flak for it, and that makes his position even more commendable.
From my point of view, it would be great if Ron Paul represented the whole of the Republican party. Then we could go back to arguing about the place of taxes in society, a woman's right to choose, states' rights vs federal rights, etc. I long for the day when I could address a Republican and not have to debate why we shouldn't attack a country on the other side of the world that poses no threat to us, or why we shouldn't torture people, or why it's not OK to detain anyone without a trial. That's what Ron Paul represents to me, and so I am going to do my best to help him out even though I disagree with him.
by lwisne on Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 10:22:10 AM PST
*note*: this person has not posted this here. I found it in the comment section of the DailyKos: