Replying to Ron Paul
Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:40 AM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:13 PM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:42 PM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:38 PM
Ron Paul does not think in collectivist terms, he thinks of each person as an individual - NOT as a member of a GROUP.
I disagree. If Ron Paul thought purely in individual terms, then he would not support "states rights." Clearly though, he thinks that "states" (as collectives) have certain rights vis-a-vis the Federal government (and vis-a-vis minority...
Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:36 AM
DOMA stands for the Defense of Marriage Act. It was signed into law by President Clinton. The Act does two things: 1) it says that states do not need to recognize any same-sex relationships as "marriage" even if they are so recognized in other states (so homosexuals married in Massachusetts do not need to be treated as married by any other state); and 2) that the federal government, for its own purposes, defines marriages as between a man and a woman. According to the website I cited, Pa...
Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:39 PM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:49 PM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:33 PM
What I'm trying to say is that you're taking the titles of those votes and/or bills at face value rather than reading into why he stood the way he did. He doesn't think it's constitutional, for instance, for the federal government to be defining marriage and things like that. Not because he doesn't want gay...
Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:10 PM
You say that I've mistaken him for a homophobic pro-lifer. If that's not the case, explain his support of DOMA. Explain his vote to ban adoptions by gays. Explain his support for defining life as beginning at conception at the federal level.
These things seem to be completely at odds with a libertarian, a states-rights supporter, etc. If you think that they aren't, then I'd appreciate it if you would explain to me how, because I honestly don't see how voting to ban gay ad...
Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:30 PM
I on the other hand think we can take back our country by supporting good people in government, the ones that don't want to tyrannically take over everything. As a starting point at least.
You can't get passed the little things and look at the bigger picture. Everyone has flaws and no one is perfect. There will never be a politician who is just like you and supports everything you believe in. And I'm sure that...