All over the Phoenix area there have been signs popping up that proclaiming "Ron Paul Revolution." Craftily, the letters E,V,O, and L in revolution are backwards and in red in order to spell "love." Meanwhile on the Internet, Ron Paul devotees have been inserting his name whenever and wherever they can: Digg, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, etc.
For those of you who don’t know who Ron Paul is, he’s a Republican House Representative from Texas who is trying to run for President. According to his web site, he is the "leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital" and "tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies." Furthermore, he "never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution."
Sounds pretty good, right? Freedom? I like that. Low taxes? Sound monetary policies? Those are good things, right?
Don’t believe the hype.
I find it amusing that the Ron Paul signs highlight the word "love," It makes him sound very compassionate, doesn’t it?
Again, don’t believe the hype.
Here’s a few of the Ron Paul’s stances on the issues. You decide how compassionate they sound.
Ron Paul is:
- Against Universal Heathcare;
- Against gay marriage;
- Against a woman’s right to choose (Abortion Rights);
- Against embryonic stem cell research;
- Against the Kyoto Treaty on the environment;
- Against a minimum wage increase;
- Against a path to citizenship for illegals;
- Against gun purchase background checks;
- Against an assault weapons ban;
- Against "No Child Left Behind";
- Against Internet neutrality;
- For Alaska National Wildlife Reserve oil drilling;
How is this a "revolution?" It sounds like a lot more of the same to me.