Even high school students understand the necessity of consequences, both negative and positive. Even high school students understand that with freedom and choices bring about accountability and other attributes of what makes someone Truly Titan. So does Ron Paul.
If you take a look at Dr. Paul’s position on every single one of the issues, two common concepts come into play: liberty and personal responsibility. Dr. Paul believes that the United States should follow the Constitution, and live based upon its key principles.
For example, Dr. Paul believes that, as stated in the Constitution, Congress is the voice of the people, and that a president needs its authority in order to claim the nation is going to war. He believes that our nation should not send young people off to fight unnecessary wars, like the one in Iraq. It is not the job of the U.S. to be the policeman of the rest of the world.
He understands the brutalities of war. Dr. Paul is the only candidate who is a veteran; he served for the Air Force during the Cold War.
He has made the point that Russia was a major threat to the United States when they had 30,000 nuclear missiles, and we resolved our issues via diplomacy. Yet these countries who threaten us with these dangerous weapons, such as Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan are much smaller. Also, he understands that it is not even these countries that are against us; it is the radical group, al-Qaida.
Throughout the world, the U.S. has 700 million military bases, which he would like to reduce by bringing military personnel back home. This would not only reduce our global conflict, but increase national defense.
Dr. Paul has been tagged by his opponents and the media as being an “isolationist." This is not true. In fact, Dr. Paul even addressed this, calling himself a “non-interventionist," meaning that he does not want to get involved in other people’s entanglements.
Dr. Paul also wants to eliminate the Federal Reserve. The Fed is responsible for printing money. By printing money that the U.S. does not have, the value of the actual dollar is deflated and harms our economy. With a bad economy, this makes important things such as paying for a car loan or for a college education more difficult than it already was 80 years ago, before the Fed.
Another governing body Dr. Paul wants to eliminate is the Department of Education. It should be a states or local government issue, because he does not think that the federal government should have a say in this matter.
The government does not have a right to determine what you can and cannot put into your body, as long as you are not harming others or their property. Dr. Paul thinks that the states should decide their own drug laws.
Dr. Paul can relate to his people. He has delivered over 4,000 babies as an OBGYN doctor. He wants to eliminate income taxes because he does not think people should be charged for their own labor. If president, he pledges to take a salary of only $39,600 a year, because that is the average income in the U.S.
Dr. Paul believes in “We the people." There is love in rEVOLution.
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