of writing about Ron Paul. I’ve posted the website for you. Vote-smart.org. I’ve even broke it down for you. None of it seems to matter. So now I will try a different tack.
Can Ron Paul be an effective president? The answer of course is no. He can be a republican president, or he can waste four years sitting in a nice cushy chair in a room with an average view, and almost round walls. The man has a very limited constituency. He’s another Texan. This means deep in his heart he has Texan values. Erm, so does George Bush.
Nobody can shrink government. At least not briskly, and for all you states rightsers (like that word), remember that was the battle cry of the confederacy. Thats what the civil war was all about. Good old honest Abe saw sedition as a killing blow to the US of A, and he used slavery as a means to put states rights to bed forever. Damn good of him, too.
While I think Rich Paul makes some very good points about how having statehouses controlling things would minimize damage, but I think what it would really end up being is the federal government rescuing states piecemeal from the ineptitude of their leadership. This could probably be avoided somewhat if we required voters to prove an awareness of the issues, but thats not going to happen.
In affect, a vote for Ron Paul would be much like a vote for Ross Perot. What it could do is ensure a democratic presidency, which isn’t such a horrible consideration. I like laughing at liberals as they muck about in matters they know little about almost as much as conservatives