The Thing About Ron Paul SupportersSubmitted by RightWing on Sat, 09/24/2011 - 05:45
The thing about Paul supporters is they embrace and put their hope in the person as much, if not more, than the philosophy. The ideals of limited government, cutting taxes, capping spending, auditing the Federal Reserve, fighting illegal immigration, getting rid of entitlements, strengthening our borders, and sticking to constitutional principles are what will save our country, not just supporting and voting one man into office. Ron Paul won’t save our country any more than any other one man will save our country. The principle which made our country great will save our country when we get back to these principles.
I agree with RP on constitutionally declaring war when our country faces an imminent threat. I agree with him on abortion, nation building, spending, the debt, the debt ceiling, immigration, taxes, and the Federal Reserve.
I disagree with him on the death penalty, Mirandizing terrorists and trying them In civilian court, and his unwillingness to put a fence on the southern border. Also his articulation of the blowback theory has become more apparent of blaming 9-11 on the United States. When I hear statements like, “Can you blame them?” it sounds like the language he uses is increasingly more accusatory of the U.S., instead of trying to understand the enemy for strategic purposes. I don’t believe right now it is feasible or necessary to put boots on the ground in Iran, but I do NOT support Iran having nuclear weapons, thus I fully support sanctions, tough dialogue, and verbal condemnation. He brought up the fact we had dialogue with the Soviets when they had nuclear weapons. What he fails to mention is the dialogue by President Reagan was tough, harsh, principled, threatening and unwavering, while Reagan sanctioned the Soviets.
I also disagree with him on the federal marriage amendment and DADT. We cannot expect God’s blessing and protection of our country while we cater to and become ruled by debauchery.