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Friday, February 29, 2008

A Seller of Ideas: Ron Paul

They call him Dr. No -- no big government, no big spending, no flouting the Constitution. And no interest in a slick political image.

Read the Chicago Tribune Article.

Emerging as an unlikely Republican rock star among young voters, Paul actually draws cheers on college campuses when he calls for abolishing the Federal Reserve System."It amazes me no end that they even have thought about it," he said in a recent interview.Asked about his appeal to young people, he said, "They don't trust government. Government has been messing things up. And they respond favorably to not worrying about paying income tax and getting out of Social Security."


Anonymous said...

Apparently "no racial tolerance" either. I'm sorry, but this guy referred to the IRS as the Gestapo (and I find that particularly offensive) AND a newsletter went out, over his name, that contained racial and anti-semitic writing. Sure, maybe he didn't write it, but it went out over his name. If he doesn't stop it, it's tantamount to condoning it.

Sell your snake oil to someone who's buying. This guy's policies, some of them at any rate, would be okay with me. This racial stuff is way too much for me to remotely consider supporting him.


Anonymous said...

How is referring to the IRS as the Gestapo offensive? Are you former Gestapo and being likened to the IRS offends you?? (it would me)

All of that racial stuff is unfortunate, but is news that was rehashed from long ago and was stuff written by someone else.

Anonymous said...

I don't care if it was written by someone else. It went out over/under his name and he didn't stop it.

And now, I am not a former member of the Gestapo. As a Jew, the Gestapo is a singular entity, and *nothing* the IRS does can, in any way, compare to that. That's what I find offensive.


Anonymous said...

What a closed mind.

Anyone really familiar with Dr. Paul would know he hasn't a racist bone in his body.

And the IRS destroys peoples lives using the sword of state, sure the attrocities may not be as horrible as what transpired in World War II but at the end of the day ...

... if you're looking for reasons to not like something or someone, you'll find them. We need to quit looking for reasons to be offended in this country and everyone needs to lighten the **** up and get over themselves.

People use ill chosen words all the time and often without intending to.

From Wikipedia:
Laws passed in 1935 effectively gave the Gestapo carte blanche to operate without judicial oversight. Nazi jurist Dr. Werner Best stated that “[a]s long as the Gestapo ... carries out the will of the leadership, it is acting legally.”[citation needed] The Gestapo was specifically exempted from responsibility to administrative courts, where citizens normally could sue the state to conform to laws.

We have specific "tax courts" where people are guilty until proven innocent.

From Dictionary.com

1. the German state secret police during the Nazi regime, organized in 1933 and notorious for its brutal methods and operations.

I think we can give someone a pass if they use the word "Gestapo" when referring to above the law or brutal (recent Handle on the law ad referred to IRS as "brutal").

All of this P.C. crap when it comes to what people say needs to end.

Anonymous said...

First, as I've pointed out *many* times here, I am in agreement with some of Ron Paul's policies and positions.

I am not making it up, nor am I attempting to be "P.C."

NOTHING the IRS does, NOTHING, compares to the Gestapo. NOTHING.

YOu want to support him, be my guest. Don't expect me to do so, though, given that comment and the newsletters. Fool me once..

varangianguard said...

Maybe people who use Wikipedia as the source of their perspectives in history, should refrain from proving what might have only been suspected previously.

Too many people use the name "Nazis" (etc) as a comparative term without the slightest bit of knowledge to back themselves up.

There is no government organization in the USA today that can be even superficially equated to the Gestapo. If there were, more than a few people around here might have more first-hand knowledge of them than they might prefer.