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I read most of the pages, but not all of them. My post is going to be long and drawn out, sorry. Not posting to be argumentative
Hello, *raises hand* I support the Good Doctor. Been following him for at least the past 6 months.
I think Kucinich is a great guy, and I respect everyone's choice.
Dr. Paul votes to get the federal government out of our lives. He votes to leave the choice up to the states. Once Congress votes on something it becomes the law of the land in Washington. He votes no so that it doesn't get that far. When Washington passes laws, then all of the states have to abide. He doesn't want that.
Dr. Paul is not an isolationist or a racist. He is a non-interventionist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...nterventionism
"Non-interventionism, the diplomatic policy whereby a nation seeks to avoid alliances with other nations in order to avoid being drawn into wars not related to direct territorial self-defense, has had a long history in the United States."
He wants to do away with programs that are expensive and already bankrupt and self destructing anyway - but he would not leave people out in the cold. He has transitional programs for all of his ideas. His ideas are not new, he has been saying the same thing for years and years. The people dependent on broken programs would stay on them, but the young people would be given tools to help them be independent. The country is bankrupt, the Federal Reserve keeps printing money with nothing to back it up, and the dollar is crashing - Ron Paul wants to go back to the gold standard. He actually got into politics because economics fascinated him - he is a surgeon.
He does not want the power to take a woman's choice of abortion away. He believes that it should be left up to the state governments to decide the abortion laws, and we the people elect our state officials.
The state governments have their own constitutions, and they should be able to help their poor without federal oversight... just the same with everything else like education. The Dept of Ed was created around the time I was born. It seems to have all gone downhill from there... now most of the kids in school are on ADHD drugs while there is a war on drugs outside the school walls. Makes no sense.
He doesn't want to run the world. He would just like states to be able to govern their people, because they are perfectly capable of doing that.
Those racist remarks in the newsletter were not written by him, the guy who wrote them was fired - and I feel that if him not reading a newsletter that went out was the worst thing he has done, God bless him. I've seen his track record of the great things he has done in Congress, and alleged racism is the worst that has come up in smear attempts.
He's been elected for ten terms into Congress. The Ron Paul Library is an excellent resource to read all of his positions - http://ronpaullibrary.org/
There are tons of people supporting him, and they understand his message. They aren't racists or isolationists; they are people from all over... even other countries support the man and really think he is America's hope. Freedom is popular.
He supports midwives and out of hospital birth, and he recognizes that the c-section rate is out of control. He said his rate as an OB was about 15% which should be normal. Here is a video of him talking about it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjslpJam5W4
"Here’s what Ron Paul said at a political rally in Greenville, North Carolina when asked about licensing midwives: But if you can allow it with licensing, that’s slightly better, [than prohibition] the ideal is that people make up their own minds. I am not in favor of government prohibiting people from making private choices. I may have a medical opinion–well, you shouldn’t do this or you shouldn’t do that, but politically, people should make their own choices." http://birthingwithguinever.com/2008...ion-to-choose/
One thing that I want to know about him is how he feels about nursing in public, INSIDE a private establishment. Because he is very big on private property and individual rights. If/when I find that out, I will come back and let you know! However, we must prioritize issues that are most important to us - and things like the economy, the war, NAFTA, health freedom, CODEX, national ID cards, etc are pretty important too.
He supports homeschoolers and doesn't believe that there should be a national curriculum.
He doesn't think anyone should be forced to be vaccinated by the government.
If you'd like to learn more about him, you can check out the website that I made about him (looks better in IE than Firefox) - http://angelabailey.name/ron-paul.html
There are 101 reasons to vote for RP on my site.
This is the blog that I made dedicated to him too. http://iloveronpaul.blogspot.com/
I found this to be especially interesting.... historians/academics who are Constitutional scholars support Ron Paul - http://iloveronpaul.blogspot.com/200...-ron-paul.html
Politicians take the Constitution and rip it to pieces. He is a consistent man who swore to uphold the Constitution, and he still stands by his oath. I took a Constitution class in college and it really helped me see a lot of things that I didn't before.
The Republican and Democratic parties aren't even in the US Constitution. It's all organized crime anymore. So I will be Republican for couple of days to vote.
Also, please read these quotes by our Forefathers... http://iloveronpaul.blogspot.com/200...stitution.html
There is something very big happening w/Dr. Paul and grassroots, and it's energizing to people like me. We have a lot of zeal for him. He just finished 2nd in Nevada, and grassroots aren't giving up. Unfortunately, when he does become President, it will be another JFK/Bhutto situation IMO. Thankfully he is old enough and has lived a very good life should that happen.
A lot of people that I admire support him: Dr. Mercola, the Health Ranger from www.NewsTarget.com
, and many more.
The blimp advertising was bought and paid for by Ron Paul supporters. Didn't have anything to do with the official campaign. The ad at the bottom of my website with the Founding Fathers was paid for by a wealthy person not affiliated with the campaign. People are donating millions of dollars to Ron Paul to try to prove that he has real support and get his name noticed.
Those new National ID cards and microchips have microscopic homing devices in them. The federal government will be able to locate anyone carrying their ID card. Yes, they could know when we are on the toilet! I'm not really happy about those cards... criminals will find ways to be criminals even with all of us losing our personal freedoms - they always do.
I will go now!
Thanks for allowing me time to discuss. Our health freedoms are in trouble too. I could go on and on but I will stop there. These are the reasons why I love Ron Paul. I'm passionate