I am starting to dislike my college TA.Submitted by Kevin Delosreyes on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 01:10
So when I had a meeting with my TA (Who is from Texas), and we were talking about politics. Here was the part that pisses me off during the middle of our discussion:
Me-"So I was wondering. What is your political affiliation."
TA-"Oh that is personal, I can't tell you."
Me-"Really can you give me a hint?"
TA-"Well, I'm a flyby independent I tend to switch parties."
Me-"Oh so you tend to vote democrat and republican."
TA-"Ya" (with a sweet smile)
Me-"I am a libertarian"
TA-"Oh that's good. I respect that. I actually would be libertarian in a perfect world. Actually do you know who Ron Paul is? He is from texas."
I smiled and said ", Heck ya. He is awesome. So are you voting for him."
TA-She nodded no and said ", Naaaa. He's too unrealistic."
TA-"Think about the Jim Crow Laws, I was old enough to experience them back in Texas. I was a little girl back then. We needed government (the civil rights act) to overturn those laws, in a libertarian society there would be unequal justice for the black people and the Jim Crow laws would spread further."
Me-"Ya but couldn't you just repeal the Jim Crow Laws?"
TA-"Who would repeal them. No one would repeal em. "
Then our conversation stopped from there. How can I counter this argument? I need help. I know shes trying to be realsitic but how can I convince her to vote for Ron Paul? I'm assuming that she is being pessimistic because she is aware of the power hungry people in washington and she thinks that Ron's capability to execute his goal thinking that his libertarian policies would hurt this nation more than it would help.