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Posted 12/18/11
I was wondering, does anyone on CR support Ron Paul? What do you guys think of him and his policies? What political party are you? Finally, why or why not do you support him?

I support him obviously because he supports liberty and free markets. He has a sound sense on social issues and financial matters. He does not represent the status-quo and he primarily financed by people (NON-Corporations), and active duty military personnel.

I am an avid Moderate-Libertarian, and i support Ron Paul!

What about you?

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I find Ron Paul very interesting. I agree with a good deal of his platform. Out of the Republicans, he seems like the best choice, but unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have enough support.
Posted 12/18/11
If I could vote i'd vote for him
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Posted 12/18/11
Never heard of him..
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habercrombie wrote:

I find Ron Paul very interesting. I agree with a good deal of his platform. Out of the Republicans, he seems like the best choice, but unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have enough support.


Never give up hope. He currently has the support of a lot of Democrats and Independents. It also looks like he can win Iowas Caucus. If he does, he will become a force to be reckoned with!
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Huge Ron Paul supporter here - I agree with most of his policies but sometimes I can't help but think of possible negatives (which come to a low amount. I actually agreed with his foreign policies than the policies he plans for America itself but that's because I lack much knowledge on economics.

I was quit apathetic towards politics because I felt that America would be at ruins with the current system and the lack of a "hero" to restore America. However, after watching videos of Ron Paul, I became very interested with his integrity, his fearlessness of speaking unspoken statements, and I became a supporter of him.

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To which party I would deem myself... That's a tricky question, I find myself to be quite moderate as I can see both lines drawn by Republicans and Democrats. However, that's not where my views also stem from - I can see benefits from both communism and fascism much to the dismay of many. However, I think I would be more of a libertarian...
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AsuraCryin wrote:

Huge Ron Paul supporter here - I agree with most of his policies but sometimes I can't help but think of possible negatives (which come to a low amount. I actually agreed with his foreign policies than the policies he plans for America itself but that's because I lack much knowledge on economics.

I was quit apathetic towards politics because I felt that America would be at ruins with the current system and the lack of a "hero" to restore America. However, after watching videos of Ron Paul, I became very interested with his integrity, his fearlessness of speaking unspoken statements, and I became a supporter of him.

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To which party I would deem myself... That's a tricky question, I find myself to be quite moderate as I can see both lines drawn by Republicans and Democrats. However, that's not where my views also stem from - I can see benefits from both communism and fascism much to the dismay of many. However, I think I would be more of a libertarian...


AsuraCryin , a great read for beginning to get into economics is Ron Pauls "End the FED" or a book by the great Ludwig von Mises! I can pm you the links to them....



P.S. Austrian Economics is God Tier...lol
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habercrombie wrote:

I find Ron Paul very interesting. I agree with a good deal of his platform. Out of the Republicans, he seems like the best choice, but unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have enough support.


Never give up hope. He currently has the support of a lot of Democrats and Independents. It also looks like he can win Iowas Caucus. If he does, he will become a force to be reckoned with!


I mainly pick Democrats but I can see myself voting for him. I'll keep watching but I think most Republicans wouldn't like him to gain enough support.
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I heard A LOT of positive things about him in yahoo and youtube sites..... Out of all the Republican candidate, he's the only one I would vote for
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Here we go again...another Ron Paul thread where I gotta come in and keep saying that this guy will legalize marijuana if he is president. And then I gotta say that he's not gonna win because the GOP wants Newt Gingrich whether anyone likes it or not, and he's too old and history has proven that people want a good looking president.

Oh and before I get attacked, I also have to keep repeating myself that I am an independent and I sort of gave up on the election (not to mention, giving up on politics altogether) when Hermain Cain screwed himself over with the allegations against him.

Posted 12/18/11

squirrel3d wrote:

Here we go again...another Ron Paul thread where I gotta come in and keep saying that this guy will legalize marijuana if he is president.


I don't really see what's so bad about that. The only argument I've heard is the typical "HURRDURR DRUGS BAD 4 U" which doesn't persuade me at all. There are benefits from decriminalizing drugs -- Medical use being a primary one, less money wasting on drug wars, less money spent on containing drug users who committed misdemeanors and more.



And then I gotta say that he's not gonna win because the GOP wants Newt Gingrich whether anyone likes it or not, and he's too old and history has proven that people want a good looking president.


I can't really argue against that but I hope he wins the Republican nomination, it seems rather unlikely with few support from congressmen. Nonetheless, Ron Paul has been consistently third in polls. Much like how Herman Cain fell lost votes, the same could happen to Newt but the attacks ads created by Paul didn't seem to phase Newt's popularity. Plus, the mainstream media keeps ignoring Ron Paul...


I'm going to sleep now, I'll reply tomorrow if there are any.
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squirrel3d wrote:

Here we go again...another Ron Paul thread where I gotta come in and keep saying that this guy will legalize marijuana if he is president. And then I gotta say that he's not gonna win because the GOP wants Newt Gingrich whether anyone likes it or not, and he's too old and history has proven that people want a good looking president.


I'd have to say Ron Paul is a lot healthier than Mr. Pillsbury Gingrich. If any thing Newt will die of high blood pressure in office. Ron Paul bikes and runs on a daily basis, and eats healthy. He i also a former doctor.

I could care less about marijuana, legalize it or not, i don't really care. I don't use it and never will. The real issue in the debate and in global politics in general, is the economy. The Keynesian philosophy of printing money backed by debt is a dangerous practice. Austrian economics would probably be the most logical alternative to the FED Keynesian policies. We need a economic system backed by sound money and a working tax code. The only candidate that supports these notions is Dr. Ron Paul.

It would seem Dr. Ron Paul has the most experience in this area. He is after all chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, and is a ranking member of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. He is also a strong advocate of Austrian economics. With all these credentials he beats all other presidential candidates and President Obama himself on all economic issues.

People are not looking for a good looking president this time around, they want someone who can get the job done. Also, Ron Paul's has the most support among college students and younger voters. His support with younger voters will wipe out Obama in the next election. He also would gain support from democrats and the majority of independents making him the most electable republican Candidate.


squirrel3d wrote:
Oh and before I get attacked, I also have to keep repeating myself that I am an independent and I sort of gave up on the election (not to mention, giving up on politics altogether) when Hermain Cain screwed himself over with the allegations against him.


Implying that Herman Cain was even electable... After all, what does a former CEO of a pizza chain have to offer the white house? Buy one get one free large pizza? He has no experience in the political sphere other than being the chairman of the Kansas city FED. Didn't i mention that the Federal Reserve is responsible for devaluing our dollar by 98% since 1913 and is one of contributing factors why where in this hell hole?
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his ideals don't terrify me as much as those from some of his dimwitted opponents.

funny guy too
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Oh, how I wish the folks in Congress and House of Representatives understood economics as well as the teachings of economists from the likes Ludwig Von Mises to Milton Friedman. Our Legislative Branch, compared to decades ago, is very broken. And it appears the Judicial Branch is morphing into an organ for popular activism rather than highest level arbiter protecting our rights and freedoms from the other branches of government.

Decades ago I was a bleeding heart liberal and voted for McGovern and the Democrat platform in 1972 much to the consternation of the rest of my family who were Republicans. I changed spots when I went from college-degreed with no job for 18 months to college-degreed and self-employed for the next nine years.

In 2 years' time from the beginning of self-employment once I saw what little local, state, and federal governing bodies actually did compared to their collective lip-service about helping the poor, downtrodden, and the little guy I never returned to the Democratic Party or their philosophy ever again. I chose to stay Independent and Republican-leaning because the trickle-down theory worked. Or it did for me while self-employed.

I have always voted in election years and I have always voted for what I felt was the lesser of the 2 evils re candidate choice in the Presidential elections. I have maintained this "lesser of 2 evils" philosophy since the1976 outcome. I usually voted third-party, party affiliations never heard of then or since, and weird-ass parties (ever hear of the Green Buffalo Party...1980?) as recent as 12 years ago. Their platforms were naive, straight-forward, honest, intellectually popular but never conformist and pragmatic like that of the Donkey(Dem's) and/or the Elephant (Republicans). Sure, I was throwing away my vote for these off-the-wall groups but I felt their collective voice reflected mine. I am not or have ever been a Fabian-Socialist, Communist, or Marxist. Aspects of me are liberal; while other aspects about me are conservative as hell.

I listen to conservative talk radio in limited spans of time (especially like Mark Levin), NPR in short bursts (they are getting better since they out-ted their previous CEO), totally ignore the big 3 Democrat and/or Obama worshiping news organs aka NBC / CBS / ABC, seldom stomach FOX, laugh at CNN and MSLSD (countdown to no ratings) when surfing cable for something worth watching.

I don't know Ron Paul that well but if he becomes the Republican nominee I'm 98% sure Mr. Obama would be a shoe-in for another 4 year term. The dead vote early and often. Everyone else anti-Republican will get 2nd and 3rd chances to vote while the Republican and Democrat-leaning toward Independent voters will choose to stay home and max their credit cards out to buy more guns and ammo in preparation for the predicted revolt against damn government sometime in the near future.

Both parties are spending us to the point of economic oblivion and have been doing so since 1981. Bush was bad enough (never let a blank check go unsigned) in his 8 years but Mr. Obama's multi-trillions of dollars gamble has made our economic situation much, much worse.

I liked Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann. Hermann is out (not enough money to fight off the innuendo) and Michelle may well be an also ran in the weeks ahead. Romney is a flip-flopper and I never trusted Newt. I wish Perry would pull his campaign together instead of making pout faces every time he's questioned by anyone. Huntsman is nothing but a trojan horse for the establishment Republicans who are perfectly happy to sit on the sidelines of power forever and not accomplish a damn thing for the good of this country....imho.

2012 is going to be 1 hell of a fight. I do know who I won't vote for; I have yet to decide who I will.
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He's the only Republican candidate I can tolerate when he speaks. He supports marijuana legalization, so he's cool in my mind.
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