The decline of the R3VOLUTION...Submitted by The Conformist on Sat, 06/23/2012 - 23:09
I am beginning to wonder if many Ron Paul supporters truly understand the principles and ideas they are fighting for, or if they've merely jumped on a bandwagon. The amount of ignorant and frankly idiotic statements I read on this message board lately astounds me, particularly those comments that argue AGAINST the principles of liberty (though the poster does not realize they are doing so). It seems more and more like many people here are simply contrarians and followers, they joined the movement only because it is unpopular or un-mainstream, or they found something to 'belong' to, even though they don't have the first idea what it's all about, and know even less about politics in general.
The latest absurdity comes in the backlash against Rand Paul voting NO on GMO labelling. REALLY? We should be arguing against Federal mandating of ANY LABELING whatsoever! Personal liberty includes personal responsibility - which means, if you don't want to eat genetically modified foods, do the research to find out what you can and can not eat - don't depend on the government to strong arm companies into telling you.
Personally, I don't mind labeling (saves a lot of time!), but it's about PRINCIPLE, and for all the posturing I see on here about "not compromising our principles!" and bla bla bla, I am quite surprised at the community's reaction to Rand's vote.