Replying to What are your opinions on Ron Paul?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:31 PM
Yes, but like I said, we should put him in the ring. And there's no alternative candidate that has a chance.
I agree with you. But we should at least take this chance to bring it back to first base where there wasn't huge conglomerates. Even if they have the strong potential to arise again, we need to put the guy in power who will fight them.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:27 PM
But that will still happen even if Ron Paul gets into power. He still needs congressional approval to actually enact anything.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:20 PM
Ron Paul would be a force to be reckoned with because he refuses to compromise his values. Hey may not win the fight but we should at least put him in the ring.
But, like I said, true free market capitalism is much more free and sustainable than the corporatism we have today. He doesn't plan on making things easier for the corporation, he plans on making things harder for them by stopping the lobbying, corporate welfare, and banking system. He would make things easier for the small business man and small, local, organic farmer (big, big deal right here if you're at all concerned with farmer's markets).
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:15 PM
Sertra, you've acknowledged that the banks are stronger than the government, but seem to believe the opposite in the case of Ron Paul?
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:06 PM
I don't think you understand monetary policy as it stands (which is a world-wide system now).
The system we use, fiat currency, is a system in which the federal reserve prints a dollar, lends it to the US economy, and then we're expected to pay it back. So every dollar represents a piece of debt. The intention is for people to take that dollar and make more money (which the FED prints), then pay the old debt off but effectively creating new debt. This drives the economy to constantly expand and is unsustainable in a world with limited energy. It's also highly exploitative.
The constitution states that only congress can coin money and originally, every dollar was backed by gold or silver. A finite resource; thus, people work to sustain their lives rather than pay back debt to the FED. This is t...
Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:03 PM
That said, Ron Paul would make capitalism pretty darn unbearable. May be worth it for his foreign policy, and his views on the banks, but I don't feel strongly one way or another.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:09 PM
Ron Paul is against the federal reserve and against the bank. With the removal of these obstructions, we could once again have genuine candidates and vote based on the issues. But as it stands, most politicians lie about their beliefs to get elected and then simply go along with the corporate agenda, whether democrat or republican. The two party system is an illusion behind the one par...
Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:01 AM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:21 AM
Seriously, "non-evil" candidate, what the hell? How do you even measure "evil" and "non-evil" and why should this be considered to be more important than the actual stances a candidate takes and concrete measures they are about to implement, if they get elected into office? I don't understand what it is with this guy, that even people with a completely different political background, seem to like him and go for the "At least he's genuine...