Thursday, December 15, 2011

8 reasons why Ron Paul will be the best president of our lifetime

The Examiner
By Gabe Vogt
December 14th 2011

Another article prompted this piece. While it might be easier to simply respond to the other column's claims (many of which are rather ludicrous), the current times seem to suggest that it correlates more with common sense to look towards the future, including Ron Paul's election to the presidency.

1. Paul will abolish the Federal Reserve

Since its formation in 1913, America's private bank has contributed to loss of value in the dollar as well as multiple wars to protect central banking interests. The manipulation of interest rates by Fed leaders has also led to generations that consume and do not save, thus reducing the ability of retirees to manage their own lives without government pensions or safety nets. By all considerations, the institution is no better than Hitler's Reichstag, and Paul's courage in opposing its continued operation forms the basis of his historical greatness as president

2. Respect for the 1st Amendment

After both "conservative," and "liberal," presidents have proven to follow each others marks step by step when pursuing policies relating to the cessation of individual liberty, Ron Paul will end violations of the 1st Amendment and stop enforcing the Patriot Act through his administration. Unlike many politicians, both past and present, Paul understands that an act by Congress cannot legally suppress the Constitution, thus making laws such as the Patriot Act and others wholly anti-freedom and therefore unacceptable.

3. Free Trade

Ron Paul's presidency will be noted for its pursuit of free trade with all countries, not the cartelization of corporate interests in unfair international boundaries. Rather than hiding behind two-state loathing from the Cold War, Paul believes that America should trade with all nations, including Cuba, Iran and North Korea. Through these changes our economy will expand, leaving relics of leftist extremism such as Castro a lame statue for the past. The congressman would also oppose a North America Union or any other similar trade blocs, thus endorsing truly neoliberal policies which America has too long ignored.

4. Taxes

Paul opposes class warfare and believes in abolishing the Income Tax. Not only will this approach create millions of jobs, but its falls in line with the critical aspect of empowering Americans to take responsibility for their own lives rather than granting more power to the government. As with the Federal Reserve, lower taxes will promote saving and investment, influencing Americans in a meaningful way to prepare for their futures instead of leaving it at the feet of a broken federal authority.

5. War on Drugs

America has spent the last two decades fighting an endless war on drug distribution that costs more than simply decriminalizing--or even legalizing--the substances. Rather than spending billions and losing countless lives in law enforcement and civilian populations, Ron Paul will devolve power to the states and end this senseless pursuit of a moral high ground once and for all. With the unspent money remaining, America will secure the borders and focus on real homeland security--not societal paranoia.

6. Immigration Security

Both major political parties have argued for radical approaches to immigration control. On one side, Republicans propose an expensive fence and guest worker programs to deal with the massive immigration problem. Democrats prefer amnesty and instate tuition benefits for illegal alien students (or former Democrats like Rick Perry). Ron Paul's presidency will oversee the halting of benefits for all those who come here illegally, thus helping our border hospitals and saving America billions of dollars each year. A Paul Administration would handle this issue sensibly; not by spending billions more simply to feel safe inside the head.

7. Humble Foreign Policy

In stark contrast to both major party leaders, Paul will end frivolous intervention around the world to restore American prosperity. As a veteran and Air Force flight surgeon, the congressman understands the importance of human life better than most public officials, and he will fail to send troops into battle like pawns in a suicidal scheme to save face or secure corporatist interests. His administration will avoid unnecessary intervention and push for a  view on foreign affairs where America responds when attacked--not to endorse a ridiculous notion of expensive democracy in the Middle East. Under his watch foreign aid to murderous regimes such as the Palestinian National Authority and North Korea will be ended, thus preventing the expansion of violence around the globe.

8. Upholding the Oath

Most importantly, Ron Paul will respect the oath he takes when sworn into office in 2013. To the congressman, an oath is before God, not a simple recitation that can be bended according to political expediency. With him at the helm, Americans will once again believe in the Constitution as the foundation of this country's political culture, and a new generation will be born that understands limits of the government. Should we as a nation reclaim this committal to founding principle, there is not end to what we may accomplish as one united country, standing together as a whole, and not splintered among warring factions.

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