Ron Paul is a libertarian more than he is a conservative. That means he’s against everything. OK, I’m exaggerating. He’s against almost everything. Basically, he wants the government out of our lives at every level. He has said in the past, “the proper role for government in America is to provide national defense, a court system for civil disputes, a criminal justice system for acts of force and fraud and little else.”
People who follow Paul and agree with him will say that we the peeps have gotten weak, and lazy, that we have an entitlement mentality. Of course those same people don’t see their own entitlement mentality. They only see it in people not like them. So, a Ron Paul presidency would mean goodbye Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, regulated commerce, product safety, mandated fair play and just about everything else we rely on government for. Ron Paul, from Texas, wants to return us to the good old days of the American west. But, you know what? I like the guy!
He doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of being elected president, but he’s like one of those community gadflies who harass the local town council. Trouble is, after getting used to so much attention and banging their head against the wall, those gadflies often go insane.
Ron Paul says he’s in it until the end. I wonder if he’ll recognize it. He hasn’t recognized it so far.