So much for being for small government. Ron Paul has now pandered the evangelical bases who are all for government telling women what they can do with their sex and body. He has agreed that embryos are full persons with rights.
I know people (who are fucking British anyway and don't even get a vote) who have been drinking the Ron Paul Kool-Aid. I'll look forward to pointing this out to them.
My dad is a Ron Paul fanboy. At every opportunity, he'll say something like, "All politicians support torture, illegal wars, the war on drugs, and unconstitutional wiretapping... except Ron Paul!"
I asked him why he would vote for a candidate who not only supported DOMA, but a bill that would make it illegal to hear DOMA in the Supreme Court? If he's so sure his anti-gay views are "constitutional", then why is he afraid of other people questioning its constitutionality? Dad says that gay rights is not a big deal "in the scheme of things." (He doesn't know I'm bi.)
I also asked him why he would support a candidate who is pro-life. Dad uses similar justification to above, but also adds on "It's the states' rights to determine whether abortion is legal!" The "states' rights" card is missing the point entirely. 1) The 14th Amendment says that states cannot deprive their citizens of constitutional liberties, and 2) Too much power in the hands of any state is detrimental to individual liberty, and it doesn't matter whether the state is at the federal, state, or local level.
He's actually running on the Republican ticket this year, which is a more accurate representation of his views anyway.
Ah. *smiles and nods* That's good. You're quite right about his views being more suited for Republicans, by the way.
My dad also supports him because they both believe in ending the Federal Reserve and letting the magic of the free market work it out.
In fact, in one heated discussion, my dad even said that the establishment of the Federal Reserve was "just like a hate crime," and went on to explain how the pseudo-historical book The Creature From Jekyll Island explains it all.
Dad says that gay rights is not a big deal "in the scheme of things." (He doesn't know I'm bi.)
That's such a fucking bullshit argument. It really pisses me off. It's not like millions of people's rights matters as much as your personal economic preferences, right? After all- you're more numerous!
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