What positions do you DISAGREE with RP on?Submitted by tonym on Sat, 09/08/2012 - 16:00
While I'm a huge RP supporter, I don't consider myself a Libertarian and don't agree with RP on a number of things. A common thread through most of the following is a naive sense of idealism. As we've clearly seen throughout the primaries, there are without a doubt, some very evil people out there. Put an advantage in their hands that they can exploit, and see how far you'll get without some regulations to fall back on:
- The real threat of monopolies in an RP-style world
- That ALL troops should be brought home from everywhere. This has nothing to do with the fake war on terror. Of course, those troops should be brought home. But if prudence is a virtue, then maintaining a small, passive, spread-out presence wherever
possible trouble could brew doesn't seem too unreasonable.
- RP is anti-collectivist. IMHO, denying the historically supported statistics indicating general strengths and weaknesses with regard to different groups is dishonest, hypocritical, irresponsible and potentially dangerous. Diversity, by definition, means different. That is, not equal in some areas. Most "solutions" proposed in this area are, again, idealistic. If we're all equal, then explain the NBA.
- 911. While the blowback theory is completely sensible in establishing motive. That's all it does. The fact is, 11 years later, there is still not a shred of evidence that 19 hi-jackers did it. But there is the WTC7, molten steel, presence of thermitic material, put options, Larry Silverstein, Micheal Chertoff, a gross cover up, missing surveillance footage (everywhere), and our Israeli media demonizing 911 family members and concerned citizens. So unless quantity and quality of evidence means nothing, it's pretty clear at this time who's really responsible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjaTAe5gnjY
- He should have planned to run 3rd party this whole time. Not that he was in any way obligated, but strategically speaking, had he been milking the MSM as a GOP candidate but all the while scheming in the background to go third party at the end, it would have gotten very interesting - even if only to clearly show the GOP sheeple how costly their actions were. (Understanding that, of course, the GOP bosses don't care either way and there's always the diebold's to reflect whatever number they want.)
So, why am I a supporter? Many reasons, but mostly because he is an intellectual wizard, has integrity, can't be bought and would be a corruption exterminator if policies such as ending the fed were to actually happen.