Ron Paul should run as a Libertarian
Time is running out on America and the policies of the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans differ only in degree. If things don’t change drastically, they will certainly take us to the point of no return.
It makes no difference whether it’s Obama in the White House or Republican front-runners Mitt Romney or Herman Cain for example.
I believe only Ron Paul has the consistent, Constitutional, small government beliefs, policies and plans.
However, the Republican establishment will never allow Dr. Paul to be the nominee. The so-called conservative talking heads like Charles Krauthemmer and Mark Levin will continue to belittle him. The Republican Party cringes everytime Paul talks foreign policy.
The Republican Party pushes candidates with questionable small government principles, and those who change policy stances like changes in the weather. Just listen to either Republican front-runner, they continuously change and retract their statements because neither truly have core beliefs other than trying to get elected.
Despite the fact that the Republican Party was, as Ron Paul correctly says, the party of Robert Taft, small government and non-interventionist, it is no longer and is not likely to be.
It is more than evident that the Republican Party is run by the neoconservatives and has been for at least a couple of decades. Ron Paul is essentially a declared enemy of the neoconservative philosophy.
Some thought the Tea Party would reign in a “new” brand of conservative, the traditional Constitutional conservative, unfortunately, the Republican Party and Fox News, in my opinion, hijacked this small government movement and falsely morphed it into its own. Just look at some so-called small government, Tea Party candidates like Marco Rubio. Mr. Rubio totally endorses an ever growing and interventionist foreign policy at a time when we are broke.
This is why I think Ron Paul should run for President on the Libertarian ticket.
True enough, before he wouldn’t have had a prayer to be featured in the three Presidential debates which draws millions and millions of viewers, but with his following and the way he is polling, it is reasonably plausible he could meet the 15% polling threshold to be invited to these critical debates. He currently polls in the ballpark of 10-12% in most Republican primary polls and polls well against President Obama.
In this format, the American people with see a sharp contrast between the policies of Ron Paul with that of Obama, Romney and/or Cain, both domestically and foreign.
Ron Paul would be endorsing significant cuts in government programs, tax cuts and spending, while the American people would hear the bickering between the Republican nominee and Mr. Obama about the tinkering around the edges they proclaim as their policies. Sorry folks, the time for tinkering is over.
As they discussed monetary policy, Obama and Romney/Cain would talk about what a poor job Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has done while Ron Paul would discuss the atrocities the Fed committed from his own investigations and how much real damage it has caused to the economy and the dollar.
Only Ron Paul will be able to stand on that stage and say that the Patriot Act is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, while the others are all strong supporters of this horrific act.
While President Obama and the Republican nominee, all supporters of a large military presence overseas and banging the war drums to attack more countries we disagree with, Ron Paul can tell the world and a war-wearing American public that this nonsense has to end. He is the one that will end it.
Only Ron Paul will proclaim that you cannot continue as is. Only Ron Paul will say you cannot have a small, Constitutional government with our current foreign policy. Only Ron Paul will say that the current American foreign policy is the antithesis of limited government.
Just imagine the VP debate…hypothetically a VP candidate Andrew Napolitano or Walter Williams on the same stage as a bumbling Joe Biden or Marco Rubio (just an example)….nuff said.
Yea, I can hear it now…the radio and TV talking heads will say that Ron Paul running as a Libertarian will take away votes from Romney or Cain and keep Obama in the White House.
So-called conservative blowhards, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the obnoxious Mark Levin will blame Paul for Obama being reelected.
I say to them and anyone else, does it really matter, I mean really?
Whether it is Obama in the White House or Romney or Cain or any other Republican, what will be the significantdifference? Same spending, same increase government involvement in all areas of our lives, i.e. health care, no real cuts in government programs, same foreign policy…just differing in degree.
The sands of the hourglass have run out for America. Drastic reductions must be done and be done now. We can’t rely on tinkering anymore.
We are broke. We will continue to lose our credit rating. We cannot continue invading foreign nations on the Chinese dime. If things don’t change a lot, and change fast, the dollar will be no more.
I say Ron Paul should run for President of the United States as a Libertarian and truly let the American people hear a very different vision of America and let us decide. Enough tinkering…
If we the American people chose either a left-wing or right-wing, big government president in this day and age, then it’s our own fault where we end up. However, we must decide.
Modern day liberals and neoconservatives are two sides of the same coin.
Ron Paul truly believes in limited, Constitutional government.
The Libertarian Party truly believes in limited, Constitutional government.