I agree, this article is sheer buffoonery and is hazordous to public consumption. Therefore we need to regulate it. We need a law to keep idiots from publishing brain damaging claptrap such as this. We need a law that requires brushing our teeth after every meal, and wiping our butts after every excretion. And a law that says no looking directly at the sun. We need MORE laws. To protect you. For your own good. You should not be allowed to do as you wish with your own property, and your body doesn't belong to you. It's communal property. The author made his case and we all should agree. WE own YOU. Welcome to the commune, comrade.
"By the way y'all, anybody else notice the demographic of Paul's support?"
I'm 41 years old and I'm a vehement RP supporter. I have been to his campaign rallies and his demographics are all over the place. I know a Citadel economics professor and mayor of JI that is a vehement RP supporter. RP receives more in campaign donations from the military than all the other repuglican candidates combined. You really need to educate yourself, you're not sounding too bright!
"So, Eric, you're saying status quo is fine and no change is needed?"
I personally would like the government shrunk to the absolute minimum possible. I want you to be able to keep your money and me to be able to keep mine. I think under a Paul presidency one of two things would happen. Paul would veto the government budgets until Congress agreed to cut as much of the fluff as possible resulting in:
1. A significantly smaller government
Which would be entirely up to what the American people decided.
"So, if he DOES get elected (ain't happenin' in this reality) he would get about as much accomplished in Washington as he would in Tanzania, probably less."
The government that accomplishes the least accomplishes the most. That is exactly what Paul stands for. He may not be able to reverse the bureaucracy, but he could certainly prevent it from growing further. A Paul presidency would be historic in that the VETO stamp would be worn right the fuck out!
Horse shit. Paul believes in smaller government, lower taxes, more individual liberty. He's not just giving it lip service like the vast entirety of rest of the neoconservative party. Yep, he scares the shit out of people because what he's espousing is getting the government out of your lives and allowing you to carve out your own destiny. That scares the hell out of the people that think they need government to tell them when to fart and how loud it can be and everything else. Paul is not crazy, he's just not a hypocrite. Either someone believes in less government or else they don't. If you say you want the government shrunk except for this branch or that branch or this agency or that agency ... then, you're no different than most people, just another hypocrite. Most people (even the neocons) ultimately believe its perfectly acceptable to forcibly dispossess people of their money in form of taxes, just as long as that money gets spent on what they want it to get spent on. Socialists, all. Ron Paul, on the other hand, wants you to be able to keep your money. But with great power comes great responsibility, in order to have much less government we all would actually have to learn to behave like adults towards one another.
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