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Ron Paul Trying To Save GOP From the GOP

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Ron Paul is out there to try and save the GOP from themselves. It is a crusade that the masses have not seen since the days of Don Quixote. Ron Paul’s attitude may be along the lines of saving the GOP from themselves, but his Ayn Rand based philosophy would be a disaster when it comes to the cultural structure of the nation.

Still, Paul stated on CBS’ Face the Nation that “The truth is, I’m trying to save the Republican Party from themselves because they want perpetual wars, they don’t care about presidents who assassinate American citizens, they don’t care about searching our houses without search warrants, and these are the kind of things people care about.”

Paul is refusing to backdown from his run for the Presidency saying that “The votes haven’t been counted … there’s no way I’m going to quit speaking out on this and there’s no way I’m going to give up on the effort to get the Republicans back to their roots.”

He is also critical of Obama’s handling of the Afghan War, apparently ignoring that Obama has already started the drawback. He stated that “It was a waste, there’s not gonna be a happy ending, and I think the Republicans have dug a hole for themselves because they’re trying to out-militarize the president, say ‘we should do more.’ Yet 75 percent of the American people say ‘we’ve had enough’.”

Paul finally stated that “The other Republican candidates offer nothing more than a continuation of a status quo or actually increasing the militarism we have around the worst so I think that’s a losing position.”

Via Huffington Post

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4 Responses to Ron Paul Trying To Save GOP From the GOP

  1. HLM

    April 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Ron Paul associated with and promoted racism, something Rand explicitly damned. He wants to outlaw abortion. Rand refused to support anti anti-abortion candidate. Ron Paul says his religion is the foundation for his beliefs. Rand said that religion is irrational and can not be the foundation of any beliefs. Rand supported immigration, Paul has fought immigration.

    I strongly dislike him as a candidate but have known him for several decades. When Rand comes up he gives ambivalent answers, refusing to say anything clear. It’s the old Ron Paul shuffle where he gives an answere that is supposed to mean anything to anyone. But almost all his “ideas” are coming out of a group The Mises Institute, its founder was the author of Paul’s racist newsletters. That group has a very intense dislke for Rand. This Ron Paul’s main circle, he has no contact with Objectivists groups, and as far as I know the two major Objectivist groups have expressly distanced themselves from him and don’t see him as a descent candidate. No Objectivist group have ever considered Ron Paul as a supporter or sympathizer.

    The most Paul has said was that he read Rand years ago, but he has no understanding of her philosophy (actually he is ill informed on most people he cites, he is not very intellectual).

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      April 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      HLM,

      I agree with you. I am just pointing out that he has explicitly stated he believes he bases his philosophy on Rand.

  2. HLM

    April 2, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I give Ron Paul no support at all. But I know that any writer who calls his positions as based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand to know neither what Rand or Paul actually believe. She might possibly know what one of them thinks, but not both because Ron Paul does not derive his views from Rand. The mere fact that he is a fundamentalist Christian shows that. That Rand refused to support any candidate who opposed a woman’s reproductive freedom and despised the religious right is clear that, were she still alive, she would want nothing to do with Paul and would say so quite publicly.

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      April 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      HLM,

      Paul has said explicitly that his philosophy is based on Ayn Rand’s.