Listening to Ron Paul assert his positions is kind of like picking up a woman (or man, all fairness) at closing time. You think you've struck it rich and then they keep talking and you very quickly realize you've made a horrible mistake. Here's a few:
- Paul was the only 2008 presidential candidate to vote against invading Iraq. Big thumbs up! He also believes we need to bring our soldiers home from Japan, South Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and Europe. Okay!
- Paul is a believer in non-interventionism, the belief that America should avoid entangling alliances with other nations, but still retain diplomacy, and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense. Yes! Very good!
- Paul wants the United States to withdraw from organizations he believes override American sovereignty, such as the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the Law of the Sea Treaty, the World Trade Organization, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Wait! What?
- He supports abolishing Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, Welfare, public education, the post office, public parks, public streets, highways, the EPA, OSHA and the USDA, and believes the Civil Rights Act is unconstitutional. From his own December 30, 2003, document: "The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers." What the what?
- He's a global warming denier. He doubts that the gold in Fort Knox is ... gold. He supports legalizing heroin and Rand Paul is his son.