Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Liberpulican

I have refrained from posting lately because so much has been going on with the candidates! I wish I would have waited on some of them since so much has come out since my posts.

Ron Paul seems to be the red-headed stepchild in this race as well as past Presidential races. I am surprised that he gets any coverage at all. His following seems to be mainly grass roots similar to that of Ross Perot. However, he does not have the financial backing to ensure a more prominent presence. Conservative, Republican, and Libertarian are some of the terms that have been used to describe his political tendencies. I tend to think of him as a Libertarian. This seems to hold true when you look at his voting within Congress.

While I agree with his stance on less government and foreign policy for the most part, there are things that need to be considered. His age would be the foremost. He is almost 80 and I think that has been a stumbling block for him. His lack of support from the masses and especially the media, has not helped either.

However, if he classifies himself as a Libertarian, that would mean that Mr. Paul supports the legalization of drugs, prostitution, pornography, gambling, removal of any restrictions on homosexuality, and censorship. That is just the "short" list. I would venture to say that there really aren't that many true Libertarians out there.

While I don't think Mr. Paul will be elected as President, I do think it would be interesting to see just how much he could remove in the way of government. Maybe a younger man will step up and keep things shaking within the Republican Party. They could use a little shaking.


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