Ron Paul seemed a bit off in the last debate

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    It's probably because he's been putting his campaign on the back burner so that he can fight to protect YOUR liberty.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KglGLXec-6E&feature=player_embedded]Ron Paul NDAA Repeal Act Introduced 1/18/2012 - YouTube[/ame]​

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    ALL HAIL THE RONULAN GRAND POOBAH!

    Hail Ron!
    Hail Ron!
    Hail Ron!
     
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    This thread isn't for you.
     
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    it would seem most have no interest in liberty. We have a strong base for big government and a warfare/welfare state in America today. That base seems a lot bigger than those who still cling to the new idea of freedom and liberty. So it goes.

    "The contemporary world has gone astray, in sum, because it has sought freedoms from the dangers and risks of liberty."
     
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    Ron Paul's (and most conservative libertarians) idea of freedom is the freedom of people to live under an overpass and not be bothered by the government.

    There's a REASON that human history has been a story of how well people COOPERATE with each other. The MORE people cooperate, the greater the achievements. The more polarized the society, less can be achieved.

    Supporting Ron Paul isn't so much a cry for freedom as it is a rationalization for being a cheapskate a$$hole.
    There's no such thing as community or civic virtue when everyone is out only for themselves.

    Oh and now you have Cholera.
     
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    Seriously? You're equating government to people cooperating with each other? And you actually bothered to demogogue it up by saying:

    Which is completely false in every way. If you're going to raise concerns over Ron Paul's ideas, the least you could do is be accurate.
     
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    People can cooperate just fine without the government forcing them to do it based on whoever believes they have the best idea for how that should work.
     
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    Oh, so he's FOR the FED bailing out banks then?
    Oh, he's not? Then we'd all be living under highway overpasses then, wouldn't we?
    The banks couldn't have met their obligations and the whole system would have come crashing down.

    I just love how every time someone objects to any idea of the Grand Poobah of the Ronulans, they simply "don't understand" him, like he's some moody rebel that your parents just don't "get" what's in his heart, like you do.
     
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    Yes, tax payers bailing out insolvent businesses is a grand idea and we would all die starving, in the cold, under a bridge had we not done so. Give me a fucking break. Bank becomes insolvent, liquidates and new ones step in to take the place. Preferrably ones that aren't going to fuck it all up with malinvestment. "the whole system would have come crashing down" is more demogoguery on your part.

    And for the record, the fed CREATED the housing bubble in the first place.
     
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    When 7 out of 10 of the largest banks are going to fail, where are the "new ones" going to come from? Hmm?

    You don't protect citizens by letting the tigers loose. You protect investors by keeping them on a chain. Deregulation isn't and never WILL be the answer.

    I can't wait to find out how the fed created the housing bubble in the first place. I'm sure the banksters were dragged kicking and screaming all the way making record profits until their ponzi scheme blew up and they stuck everyone else with the bill.

    You want a practical example of practical libertarianism? Visit Somalia. There, enlightened self interest rules the day and there is no goobermint to stand in your way.
     

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