My History Teacher Mentioned Ron Paul 3x Today!Submitted by jek4prez2032 on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 20:46
First some background:
I'm in an advanced senior history class in high school. My teacher Mr. Clark injects politics into the classroom a lot, mostly cheapshots, but in a funny way.
- He said Newt Gingrich was "just angry" and "a bomb thrower"
- He compared Michelle Bachmann to Benito Mussolini
- He said "Do you see Barack Obama parachuting into other countries to work out deals? No, he gets other tools to do it for him....like Hillary Clinton"
Other times he talks about current events in a much more formal tone, though:
He described the foreign policy debate in the Republican Party as between "more libertarian minded people" (I "coughed" "Ahem...Ron Paul") "Yes, Ron Paul and guys like Rick Perry who want troops back in Iraq." He continued "And how would one describe Ron Paul's foreign policy?" I responded, "Non-interventionist." Mr. Clark agreed.
He's even mentioned some important issues to the liberty movement.
- "Foreign aid is still a big issue today, especially to Ron Paul"...I held my arms up and said "Woooo!" He continued "Just a little shout out to you"
- He talked about post WWI German currency reform. A girl in our class asked "What was it backed by?" He responded "Nothing" and started talking about how we went off the gold standard in the 30's. I corrected him and told him the transition off the gold standard wasn't complete until the 70's under Nixon. He agreed.
- He mentioned how we still have bases around the world and how we are building up our military in Austrialia. I mentioned that we are in over 130 countries and massively building up in Kuwait.
But...I digress. Here's where today comes in:
#1. Today Mr.Clark again mentioned the significance of the Marshall Plan and foreign aid. He continued to say that Ron Paul is the main person bringing the issue up in the current Presidential election.
#2. He mentioned his distaste for the "winner-take-all" type system in the U.S. and wished that representation was more proportional so that multiple parties were represented. He mentioned the Green Party, then the Libertarian Party, then finally how Ron Paul was a libertarian, but was actually running to the Republican Party.
#3. My group in class had to read an article from Pravda (Soviet propaganda newspaper) on post WWII aid to Europe. It mentioned how big business was profiting off of this aid and how poor people would eventually pay for it in higher taxes. Mr. Clark came around and said to me: "Now, doesn't that sound like something Ron Paul would say?" I laughed and responded "Yeah, these communists are making a pretty good case for capitalism!"
Mr. Clark talks negatively a lot about many political figures, but he's never once bashed Ron Paul!
How's that for spreading the message of liberty!!