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    I don't usually voice my political opinions here. But I feel very strongly about the need for the US to get Ron Paul into office as President in 2012. I think his proposed policy changes are logical, strategically sound, and can fix the US Economy, Foreign Policy, and get the world back on track for our kids and grandkids.

    If you want someone in office who actually can AND wants to fix things, do me a favor and look into Ron Paul. His proposals are extreme, but intelligent and NECESSARY. We're bankrupt. Time to admit it and start taking drastic measures to correct our financial problems instead of continuing to spend money.

    It's not going to be a magical flip of the switch, but Ron Paul can get us moving in the right direction again.

    IF YOU CARE ABOUT FIXING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS, PLEASE VOTE IN 2012.

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    I agree with you regarding his economic ideas. He's really the only candidate out there willing to back the government up to the point of having a lasting effect. People think he's crazy because he proposes getting rid of a lot of departments that were started under the Roosevelts. Namely, the Dept of Education and Transportation. They're a waste, and they drag down the system with over regulation. I could go on for hours, but that's the gist, I guess.

    I have to disagree on his foreign policy ideas. While, from an economic standpoint his foreign policy makes sense, his proposals would be dangerous. Middle East arguments aside, he would essentially blind us to foreign intelligence. If you're wondering what I'm referring to, he has repeatedly mentioned shutting down our intelligence community, namely the FBI, CIA and NSA. I understand his argument. It's the same argument against the Dept of Education: Nothing in the Constitution allows it. I tend to disagree, since "Provide for the common defence (sic)" is in the Preamble.

    Again, love him on economy, can't make the leap due to foreign policy.

    I would like to echo one other point you made: If you give a damn about the way our economy has gone, VOTE.
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    I just wish we had a candidate on ANY level of government that good that wouldn't be held back by socialist pseudo-educated elitists.

    Ron Paul may be heading into dangerous ground. From what little I know of him (and as a Canadian, it's "not much"), he seems to be similar to Toronto mayor Rob Ford or Jesse Ventura in that he's a maverick with his own way of doing things, and he doesn't play nicely with others. Ford in particular has had a nightmare of a time trying to get anything done that needs to in the city because a small, excessively vocal, misinformed group of brainwashed book-smart street-naive people roadblock him at every turn (if you think of the Occupy movements, you'll understand which group of people I'm talking about). As a result, Ford may well go down in history as one of the most ineffective mayors the city has ever had through absolutely no fault of his own.

    Funny how you mentioned transportation, Ron. Here in Ontario, the provincial government very quietly are privatizing aspects of it (certain roads and driving tests). Oddly enough, it's a Liberal (left-center) government that's responsible for the latter. So there is some precedent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Roe, post: 225123
    I agree with you regarding his economic ideas.
    Great! That's a start!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Roe, post: 225123
    I have to disagree on his foreign policy ideas. While, from an economic standpoint his foreign policy makes sense, his proposals would be dangerous... he would essentially blind us to foreign intelligence... Nothing in the Constitution allows it. I tend to disagree, since "Provide for the common defence (sic)" is in the Preamble.
    Understood. However, if you consider his proposal in depth, it makes sense, strategically. His premise is that we require so much intelligence + military because our intense intelligence + military activity overseas creates a strong anti-American sentiment. So it's all required because of inertia. But slow the machine... cease overseas military activity, and anti-US sentiment will logically decrease to a point where military and intelligence are less necessary. While we can't cut everything at once, a good first step is bringing troops home. We don't belong in the Middle East or the Far East. Our only interest there is to try to control the flow of their resources. That goal has proven an utter failure. We have spent well more than we've saved.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Roe, post: 225123
    Again, love him on economy, can't make the leap due to foreign policy.
    I don't think that should hold you back. No matter what he proposes in his campaign, he's not going to be able to make such drastic changes without support from congress. Don't expect the CIA and FBI to disappear overnight.

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    Exactly. Again, look at Rob Ford as an example. The guy, on his first day in office, repealed a tax that made absolutely no sense (municipal vehicle registration tax). You'd have thought the guy pissed in a public church the way some people went on about it.

    Then they got mad because he didn't show up at the Pride Parade. This isn't a mayoral duty. Not showing up for the Pride Parade is not going to have an impact on the mayor's ability to do his job. But to hear some people talk about it, it was more sacrilege. It was (still is) pretty nuts.

    *** SIDE NOTE: I have nothing against gay people. You can do whatever you want, you can date whoever you want, you can marry whoever you want, as long as no one gets hurt. But I don't see why Pride is necessary in 2011. I don't get a parade because I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body, so no other sexual orientation should either. ***

    Again, I don't know much about Ron Paul, but he strikes me as that guy...the guy people should be listening to but won't because he proposes the kind of tough change people are naturally resistant to, and may actually have the integrity and stones to try and do what he says he will.
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