Ron Paul supporters, what do you disagree with Ron Paul on?

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    I'm a Ron Paul supporter and I think this thread needed to be made.


    I disagree with him that a Fed can't work, I agree with him that THIS Fed doesn't work.


    I think his view on evolution is an embarassment. It spits in the fact of common sense and science, especially for a doctor who had to deal with the flu.



    But he's better than the others and it's not even close. I don't have to agree with a politician on everything, he/she just has to be for fiscal responsibility and a small federal gov't.



    What say you?
     
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    I disagree with him on his foreign policy. It's silly to believe that if you leave people alone that they will leave you alone. These sub-humans are hell bent on controlling the world in one way or another and being the major superpower, we are a target.

    That said, I don't fear a RP presidency since simply being POTUS doesn't mean he can just do whatever he wants to. Separation of powers and all that.
     
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    Crazy Ron Paul is still a better option than sane anybody else in the mix.

    Sad but true.
     
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    As a supporter, or at least someone who supports him more than the others, what's the main thing about him you disagree with?
     
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    Some of his libertarian views can be at odds with what could be considered a greater good.

    I've done a lot of thinking about his views on the civil rights act and I'm coming around on that issue. I don't see it as terrible that the government would guarantee a group the right to not be discriminated against. I understand his reasoning on it, that taking away property rights can lead to a slippery slope, but the people need to stay aware of what their government is doing and not allow them to take advantage of any precedent that may have been set.
     
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    You already mentioned his lunacy regarding evolution. But that's not an issue that moves the needle much for me. But I also disagree with him regarding the appropriate level of government regulation on business. Philosophically I'd say we both agree that the best level is the minimum effective level, but I think his view on what would be effective is incredibly naive.
     
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    I wasn't aware of his belief in creationism but in my mind its irrelevant. I am an evolutionist so I would disagree with him on that. I don't believe that he would prevent evolution from being taught though and that's what's important to me.

    I haven't found much else that I disagree with. I keep looking though.
     
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    To me, most of his social views are irrelevant because he wouldn't legislate them at the federal level.

    I can't find a single thing I disagree with on his economic and foreign policy. We spend more money and effort guarding foreign nations' borders while we have ours wide open for any terrorist to carry a suit case nuke across and blow up a city.

    That will never make any sense to me.
     
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    I have been thinking a lot about this. I actually agree with Paulie here and I would say that it comes down to (for me) the line between where one persons rights end and anothers begin. I would be willing to sacrifice a little of my personal freedom to preserve the rights of others. I understand where he is coming from but I think maybe he goes too far on this. In this case a persons right to be treated as an equal should supercede anothers right to treat them with inequality.
     
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    I disagree with Ron Paul on returning to the gold standard. There is simply not enough gold in currency to support a modern economy, not to mention gold is easily manipulated, and was manipulated before we went fiat. We absolutely must get away from debt based money.

    Solutions offered in the documentary 'money masters' which is easily found on the internet is the best solution I have ever seen.


    I also disagree with Ron Paul on social security. There is a clear need for a social safety net, however it should not be an entitlement. If you were prosperous in your life that you do not need it then dont take it. I just believe that everyone that worked hard through there life deserves to be able to put there feet up and relax in the end. Even if all you contributed to society was taking orders at McDonalds.
     

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