Ron Paul is a mass hypnotist preying on lemming-like non-thinkers. He's Jim Jones. He's David Koresh. He's the Pied Piper.
There are people and there are resources. For certain, this is a mutual point of departure you and I can agree upon.
One of the core reasons groups or a population of people characterized by shared cultural or geographic bonds develop societies is to provide for their common good by their collective doling out of the blessings of the wealth and resources of the realm in which they live with some reasonable facsimile of egalitarianism.
This is one of several things libertarians and kindred non-thinkers such as Ron Paul don't seem to be able to understand. Government is the apparatus by which and through which that sharing and cooperating is brought about. The government is the people. It is the people promulgating this sharing and cooperating for common good. Government is the people working as in one accord for the common good of their society. There is nothing neither inherently good about small government nor inherently bad about big government.
Do we need to maintain and defend this lame-brained capitalist system in which only a few share the preponderance of the benefits of the resources of the land?? Rather , and to be more precise, do we move toward (revolution) a far more sensible sharing and cooperating modus operandi in which the people allocate those resources with a rational even-handed approach to assure that resources benefit all.
For crying out loud, these days in the U.S. year by year one trillion dollars migrates from the poorest 96 million households to the wealthiest 13 thousand households. With a 12.5 trillion dollar GNP ask yourself the question: how much longer can we hang on to this capitalist insanity? Our friend Ron Paul is only concerned with the well being of those wealthiest 13 thousand households, and if you understand his philosophy (he's an economic anarchist)-which you apparently don't- Paul's repugnant ideology proves just this. You've been duped. Ron Paul's presidential aspirations don't deserve your support or anyone else's. Paul's flapdoodle pro-military anti-proletarian stance on almost every issue only seeks to accelerate this already tsunami-like surge of wealth from the masses to the few, the rich, and the powerful.
Free market capitalism is madness and must be eliminated from the face of the earth. Free market capitalism is economic anarchy by definition .America and the world needs Marxist-Leninist-Maoist communist revolution.
Markets only benefit those who control them. A society does not survive (and ours is not) unless this control by the few of those markets is harnessed .All the things you're unjustly complaining about the government ignores the fact that government is a proxy of the people acting in cooperation and sharing in the people's quest to reign in the monopolizing of the benefits of the resources of the land by that aforementioned few, rich, and powerful. Without such a holding of sway, on the economic side of things ,we will not survive - period.
Every penny spent on national defense throughout our nation's entire history is fraudulent and farcical. Every bullet fired by the U.S. military throughout it's entire history is a fraud. All of history's U.S foreign aggression consists of pirating and racketeering purposed with stealing the resources of other nations following a season of demonizing lies against any head of state that isn't content with their nation's being a client state serving predatory global capitalism and criminal finance oligarchs.
All right, I feel you might want to ask 'what about the hallowed WWII'? Didn't we save the world from Hitler? Fact is that if the U.S. hadn't been enticed by Zionist to enter the First World War, there would not have even so much as been a WWII. We should blame Zionist influences, B'nai Brith, and the Rothshields for the Balfore connected underhanded under the table Zionist dealings that led to America's entering that European war now known as WWI. Germany and England were primed to end WWI under conditions equitable to both sides. The blatant unfairness of the Treaty of Versailles coupled with the fact that the Jewish bankers were conspiring to shrink the Deutsch Mark to oblivion set the stage. Brown Brothers Harriman, Fritz Thyssen, Samuel Prescott Bush (great grandfather of current U.S. President George W. Bush), the Rothshields -of course- and other western finance criminals helped fund the Third Reich into power. WWII was not a war involving the Allies vs. the Axis powers. Rather it was the Illuminati vs. the people of the earth with proletarian killing proletarian to the tune of 55 million deaths. Then comes Britton Woods and the U.S. perfidious Albion was born foreboding the death of the human species unless we somehow reverse this capitalist imperialist American Exceptionalist foolhardiness.
"The first casualty when war comes is truth". ~ Hiram W Johnson
"History is written by the winners". ~ Alex Haley
The U.S. has a friendly neighbor to the north, a friendly neighbor to the south, and vast oceans to the east and west. There is no justifiable reason for the United States of America to even have a standing army. In fact Jefferson and Madison urged early on that we not. They were ignored. All support of U.S. military aggression can be chalked up to ignorance, racism, xenophobia, and ignorant worship of the Golden Calf "City on a Hill" U.S. of A. myth paradigm.
Ron Paul: Not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!