The Evolution of a Ron Paul SupporterSubmitted by NewtLobbyrich on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 12:31
The Evolution of a Ron Paul Supporter
Who is Ron Paul?
He expressed some unorthodox views in his 20 seconds of debate coverage last night. CNN and Fox News are right – his ideas are dangerous and outside of the mainstream.
Well, maybe I will give Ron Paul’s views a second look. None of these “mainstream” ideas (e.g., habitual wars, deficit spending, welfarism, bailouts, corporatism, etc.) seem to be working.
What is the Federal Reserve anyway?
An unelected privately-owned central bank that artificially sets interest rates and controls our currency without any accountability or transparency? That doesn’t seem right.
The Federal Reserve prints money out of thin air to pay for big government spending, which in return dilutes the value of dollar and causes higher prices for goods and services. I understand the inflation tax now -- this really hurts middle and low-income Americans!
How could I be such a fool? Voting for a big spending liberal like Obama is the functional equivalent to voting for transferring wealth from the middle class to the wealthy while further exacerbating the disparity between the rich and poor. Well, no big deal. We will just tax the rich.
Wow. Taxing the rich will compensate for one single pathetic day of federal government spending per year? I wonder why Obama and the liberal media make such a big deal out of taxing the rich and making them “pay their fair share” when it would essentially accomplish, well, nothing.
Okay maybe I will vote Republican but I do not like their war-mongering and blatant disregard for civil liberties. Wait a second. Obama is also a war-mongerer and perhaps the worst civil rights President in history. He extended the Patriot Act, did not close Guantanamo Bay as promised, and passed the NDAA under which he assassinates US citizens without due process.
Geez, at least when I vote Republican we can cut some spending. Wait a second. George Bush brought the US to the brink of depression by spending as much as all of the preceding presidents combined by the end of his first term, increased federal spending by 68%, introduced the largest entitlement program since the 1960s (a prescription drug benefit for seniors), spent $15 billion for AIDS relief in Africa, expanded the Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Health and Human Services…
What the **** is going on?!?! Now that I stepped outside of my party rhetoric and actually looked at results, these political parties act the same! More wars. More spending. More inflation. More debt. More welfarism. More corporatism. More bailouts. More regulations. More revolving door and corruption. Less civil liberties. Less freedom.
Now I see why Ron Paul supporters are so enthusiastic and passionate. They are trying to liberate the minds of debt-enslaved sheep like me that have been systematically brainwashed into thinking I have freedom and choice in this illusory democracy!