Is Paulism the future?

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  1. Kevin_Kennedy
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    The majority of this article is in reference to the death of the Tea Party, but that's mundane, so let's look at the far more interesting conclusion of the piece.

    Is the Tea Party over? Radical social conservatism may have brought it to an end – Telegraph Blogs

    The obvious answer is yes. Generally, the youth shun the Republican Party, but Ron Paul was able to appeal to this demographic strongly. As the Republican Party becomes older it needs to start trying to appeal to younger voters, and the only way to do that is to adopt the Ron Paul platform.
     
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    Legalize pot, "paulism"(LOL) mission accomplished as far as youth is concerned.
     
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    No. Its not.
     
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    Care to elaborate?
     
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    Sure.

    Globalism is real.

    Ron Pauls ideas would not work.

    Not endorsing or attacking them. Just reality.
     
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    I may agree.

    1. Paulism: One who suffers from delusions of extreme self-worth and superhuman abilities. A legend in his own mind. Similar to Narcissism, but worse.

    This describes so many people who for whatever reason are under the wrong impression. Not just from those in power, but from those seeking it.
     
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    The scope of this topic is narrower than that. Whether or not his ideas would work is irrelevant. The topic is: Would "Paulism" help the Republican Party? Now obviously the Republicans would rather shoot themselves in the foot than adopt any real libertarian ideas, but if they're going to remain relevant is it necessary for them to do so? Whether the ideas work or not they're popular among young people.
     
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    So stay the course then?
     
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    Uh .... huh. I got nothing.

    Anybody else wanna take a crack at it?
     
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    I am addicted to welfare. I hate to work. I love free lunches .

    Ron Pauls ideas would not work.

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