Is the Ron Paul movement Socialist?Submitted by brixeyb on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:06
I will keep this short because we have many Rand Paul socialists on this page; they will simply vote it down.
When I was working on the Ron Paul campaign at the start I was minarchist who believe some vital parts of society needed to be run by the government like the police, courts and law. By the end of the campaign and witnessing the Republican party first hand, for example I stood up to clap for a veteran who wanted to end the wars at my caucus. Only for the chairmans wife to tell me to, "you should go serve your country." Another example of the socialism in the liberty movement was my argument with a young lady about how public schools were garbage and she still wanted them around. Finally, another girl just said private schools are better and ended the discussion.
Well what is the definition of socialism? Simply to me it is government allocation of resources and in fact Rand Paul is a socialist. Why? because he believes in a public military, public court, public police etc etc that is socialism by definition. If you dont believe me wikipedia socialism and start reading the second paragraph here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
If you wont believe a 22 year old anarchist then why not listen to someone who has been around much longer. Because the real and honest truth is we only inches closer to liberty and Rand only takes us millimeters closer.