Ron Paul: Revolution or Radical? 31 replies

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#1 11 years ago

I'm sure a large number of you here have at least heard of Ron Paul. I too have been drawn to his ideals. However, although they sounds great, are Ron Paul's ideas too radical? For example, he would eliminate the income tax. Not reduce it, but eliminate. Now, that sounds fantastic! Wow! No more income tax! But, on the other hand, the United States is in a phenomenal amount of foreign debt, and so without some source of funds, how will the government pay of these debts, and run the country? Once again, Ron Paul comes up with an answer, which in turn, is even more radical. The government need not worry about money to run the country, because in Ron Paul's world, the government would barely spend any money. He would eliminate all the big money spending departments that make up the government.

So i ask you, what are your feelings on this man? Would he bring serious change? Or serious chaos?

For those not yet in the know, here is a wealth of Ron Paul videos (his official youtube channel) YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

*Edit: I apologize for the title..should be "Revolutionary or Radical?"




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#2 11 years ago

Tank!;3979700I'm sure a large number of you here have at least heard of Ron Paul. I too have been drawn to his ideals.[/quote] Same here, though I disagree with some of his views on abortion. He’s prolife.

Tank!;3979700However, although they sounds great, are Ron Paul's ideas too radical?[/quote] One can hope.

[quote=Tank!;3979700]For example, he would eliminate the income tax. Not reduce it, but eliminate. Now, that sounds fantastic! Wow! No more income tax! But, on the other hand, the United States is in a phenomenal amount of foreign debt, and so without some source of funds, how will the government pay of these debts, and run the country?

Income taxes don’t pay for anything other then interest rates set by the FED. Your income taxes don’t pay for roads, education, healthcare, or anything else, they go directly to the FED as profit for the money it lends to the US of A. All money, least American money is lent at interest with immediate debt attached to it. For every dollar in existence, it comes with X amount of debt, thereby creating a self generating cycle of profit. For the only way to pay of the interest or debt, is to borrow more money from the same source, creating even more debt.

[quote=Tank!;3979700] So i ask you, what are your feelings on this man? Would he bring serious change? Or serious chaos??

I’m not sure about this, but as is, I’d go for either of those two, as opposed to the current standard we have now.




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#3 11 years ago
Sedistix;3979716 I’m not sure about this, but as is, I’d go for either of those two, as opposed to the current standard we have now.

Amen :rolleyes:




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#4 11 years ago

He's not a revolutionary, and his ideas have been around for decades.

It'd sure be interesting to watch though :)




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#5 11 years ago

He wants to restore America to a pre-civil war government. If you know your history you know that income tax didn't exist until the early 20th century. His ideas are not revolutionary. They are indeed radical for this time. We have strayed so far from our constitution since Lincoln. His ideas would definetly help our country. My only problem with Paul is that he believes that if he is president, he will change us back to the original constitution. But in the original constitution it states that the president's job is to only enforce the law, not to interpret it. It is Congress' and the supreme court's job to change us back to the constitution in the terms of what Paul believes.




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#6 11 years ago

I can't wait to choose between these two guys!

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#7 11 years ago

I don't understand why no one has ever heard of liberitarian ideas before. They're not new, they're not trendy, their as old as the U.S. itself.




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#8 10 years ago

I hate to say it, but regardless of the support Ron Paul receives on the internet, his ideals are far too [enter adjective here] for the rest of the voting US. As he stands now, without toting all the most popular political rhetoric of current times, he has a snowball's chance in hell of even winning the party nomination for next years election. Not to mention, even if he did manage to get nominated and elected as president, does anyone honestly believe he could get all these [add another adjective here] plans past congress?




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#9 10 years ago

While I admit I do support many of Ron Paul's ideas and many of his liberal positions on things and his strictness to constitutional ideals, alot of his ideas are far too libertarian for me. He is the only Republican I like though (being anti-torture is a big part of that. Its disturbing that you have to shout from the mountain tops that torture is absolutely wrong in our nation today, left wing, right wing or moderate, though the Republican leaders today have more accepting feelings on torture.)




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#10 10 years ago

whatever anyone says i will go with Ron paul!!!!!!!