Ron Paul Extreme?!

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    To the people making the claim. Please elaborate for this slow hick from Texas. What exactly is extreme about his consistent position on the issues?
     
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    To the normal democrat the idea of freedom for the American people is extreme. You can tell from their plans to control every aspect of everyone's life they think we are too dumb to be responsible for our own welfare. They think the government needs to provide food, healthcare, housing, internet and wifi to keep the population living in poverty and thinking this is the way life should be. Nobody should be able to profit from their own labor or make more money than anyone else. Share the wealth, you've made enough money, tax the rich are all war cries in the class warfare the democrats want to spread in America. No wonder they think RON PAUL is extreme, smaller government, less government involvement in our daily lives, All unthinkable to a democrat.
     
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    Ron Paul is a loon.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvliy8rEJDQ]Dr. Paul on Secession - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I don't think you understand what consistency means


    Consistency doesn't necessarily make one more or less extreme.

    One can be consistently extreme.

    Stalin and Mao were rather consistent.

    They were also somewhat consistently extreme.

    Not that I think RP is like stalin or Mao, but consistency hasn't anything necessarily to do with extremism.
     
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    Ron Paul is too dam old.............
     
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    Too old to save us from the Socialism all the other candidates seem to promote? If he only lived 2yrs of his term he would put policy's and people in place to turn this country around. NOBODY is ever too old if he is the only right choice.
     
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    I wouldn’t say ‘extreme’ but naïve, reactionary, an anachronism – he has this inane idea the government can be returned to the way it was 200 years ago – literally. He doesn’t understand the United States is an industrialized First World superpower of the 21st Century, not the 18th Century; we have the government we have for a reason, there’s simply no going back.

    He also exhibits comprehensive ignorance of the Constitution, making claims and statements as to ‘original intent’ with no basis in case law or fact. He believes in what he thinks the Constitution is, but his subjective opinion amounts to noting more than fantasy – the Constitution is a legal document, interpreted and defined in the context of the law by the courts, not make-believe or wishful thinking.
     
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    Ron Paul vacillates between extreme and plain ole' nuts.
     
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    Paul would be fine if this were 1811.

    But it’s not.
     
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    When I was taking a political science class, the Professor put up a graphic (which unfortunately I can't find now) which ranked members of Congress on their support for individual social and economic freedoms (two axes). The Democrats formed a blob that was strong on individual social freedoms and weak on individual economic freedoms. The Republicans were weaker on social freedoms and stronger on economic freedoms (their blob was also tighter-- suggesting a more ideologically cohesive party). Off to one side, far further down towards complete economic freedom than any of his colleagues, was Ron Paul.

    Ron Paul is clearly extreme compared to his colleagues. That's why a large minority of people nationwide much prefer him to any other Congressperson. We can argue over whether Paul's positions are correct, but I think it's clear that they are extreme.

    Since the original post asks for particular positions that are extreme (see, eg, Wikipedia),

    -- Sharply isolationist foreign policy, including withdrawal from UN, NATO, ignoring threats like Iran.

    -- Decriminalization of drugs, at least at the federal level.

    -- Opposes virtually all federal interference with the market process

    -- Eliminating the Departments of Education, HHS, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy. Eliminating FEMA, the ICC, and the IRS.

    -- Elimination of the income tax and repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution
     

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