STEP 15: STOP DEFENDING RON PAUL
Fellow White People,
There’s only one thing I like more than weed, and that’s freedom. As such, I just love Ron Paul. That
crazy motherfuckerawesome dude sure knows how much real Americans love liberty. All we want is for everybody to be treated the same, right? So when Ron Paul says things like that he’d like to repeal the Civil Rights Act, it’s not racist. Because that act affords certain people special protection under the law so really that law is racist, right? RIGHT? Right.
Unfortunately, however, not everyone follows that line of thinking. They cite this and other reasons that Ron Paul actually is racist.* And boy, does it make us white people mad. Anyone who’s ever stumbled upon something remotely anti-Paul on the Internet and viewed the responses to it knows that we will rabidly defend our valiant white knight.
But we’ve got to knock it off, because there are some who are nothing short of astounded that we would so vocally approve of such an
unstableawesome presidential hopeful. So, much as it pains me to say this, I think we should let poor Ron Paul crawl back to Texas where he belongs.
Love, A Concerned White Person
*and economically misinformed, and anti-woman, and a potential foreign policy disaster…
I’m constantly barraged with comments from liberals who tell me that Ron Paul is the only real candidate Liberals should support. The most prominent argument I hear is that Ron Paul would legalize cannabis and other drugs, but to me that is not enough criteria to be considered a “Liberal”.
Another thing I see constantly is people falsely conflating the terms “liberal” with “libertarian”, and “libertarian” with “Ron Paul”. Anyone who has researched the libertarian platform beyond what Ron Paul preaches knows that a large portion of what Ron Paul advocates for is not in-line with libertarian doctrine.
In order to help inform people of the difference between the terms “liberal”, “libertarian”, and “Ron Paul”, I’ve made a list of 5 key issues showing the difference between what liberals, libertarians, and Ron Paul believe.
1. Women’s Rights:
Liberals believe: Women should have the right to choose what to do with their own body, and it is up to the Government to make sure women are granted this right.
Libertarians believe: Abortion is a personal choice, that shouldn’t be regulated by the Government.
Ron Paul believes: States should have the right to choose whether or not women can legally have an abortion. Ron Paul has sponsored legislation that would deny a woman the right to choose.
2. Drug Laws
Liberals believe: The Government should reexamine its drug policies, to make them more relevant to the 21st Century.
Libertarians believe: Drug use is a personal choice, and shouldn’t be regulated by the Government.
Ron Paul believes: The government should legalize all drugs.
3. Marriage Equality
Liberals believe: Marriage equality means that everyone should have the right to marry the legally consenting adult they love, and that the Government should guarantee that equality for everyone.
Libertarians believe: Marriage is a personal choice, and shouldn’t be restricted by the Government.
Ron Paul believes: State governments should have the right to decide whether they legalize same-sex marriage or not.
4. Corporations and Regulations
Liberals believe: It’s the government’s job to regulate corporations, to protect the people from predatory practices.
Libertarians believe: The Government shouldn’t have the right to regulate businesses.
Ron Paul believes: Telling businesses to do anything is unconstitutional, and so is investigating them. After the BP oil spill in 2010 Ron Paul was the ONLY congressman, out of over 400, that voted AGAINST giving subpoena power to the independent committee responsible for investigating BP.
Liberals believe: Discriminating against anyone for any reason is unconstitutional, and the Government’s job is to protect the minorities from bigotry from the majority.
Libertarians believe: People are entitled to their own beliefs as long as they’re not hurting anyone else.
Ron Paul believes: Businesses should have the right to discriminate against anyone for any reason, and that it’s unconstitutional for the Government to tell businesses they can’t discriminate against people. Ron Paul has said repeatedly that he would vote against the portion of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits businesses from discriminating and segregating their customers.
Ron Paul sucks
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for “I don’t really understand politics or policy.”
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for “I value my rights as a white person being able to smoke weed over everything else. And I may not really even know what that ‘everything else’ may be.”
Pretty fucking much.
But the truth is…
They’re embarrassed to admit who they really support.
(Submitted by: parteeguy)
- Mitt Romney.
You think that irony is only something that pennies taste like. You feel nothing in your heart when you hold a baby.
- Ron Paul.
You live by the motto ‘substance over style’ as an excuse to wear sweatpants with New Balance sneakers every day for every occasion.
- Rick Santorum.
When you cut yourself shaving baby spiders and a howling wind come out.
- Jon Huntsman.
You look like the white person in a Tyler Perry movie and your wife is tired of you putting that fucking Norah Jones CD on literally every time you make love to her.
- Newt Gingrich.
You look more like your political cartoons than your political cartoons. The only thing you have ever committed to is your haircut.
- Rick Perry.
Stephen Baldwin’s impression of Alec Baldwin’s impression of George W. Bush.
Do you want the right to a decent education? Go fuck yourself.
Do you want the right to decent healthcare? Go fuck yourself.
Do you want the right to a clean and sustainable environment? Go fuck yourself.
Do you want the right to own GUNS AND GOLD? VOTE RON PAUL 2012!
(In re: this blog post)
Yo, assholes: every tweet is quoted directly from one of over 50 Ron Paul newsletters. Don’t believe me? Here they are, and if you find a single tweet I blogged that’s not in the official Ron Paul newsletters, I’ll go make a donation to the Paul campaign.
Having worked in a Congressional office before, I understand that the fact that he didn’t personally write them is bullshit. Normally Congressmen don’t write all their literature (after all, what are staff for), but this shit doesn’t get sent out time and time again without (at a minimum) implicit approval from the boss. This was not “misattributed” or published by some malicious 3rd party aimed at bringing down the Libertarian Chosen One, this is the fucked up shit that Candidate Paul and his staff believe. Deal with it.
If someone ghost writes for Ron Paul… aren’t they Ghost writing his opinion for him… what?
That’s what ghost writing is. Someone else jots down the beliefs and thoughts of the subject and it gets approved by the boss, and in this case it’s Ron Paul.
Ron Paul is a women/PoC/education/glbt/middle class hating asshole.
People need to wake up to that.
By supporting Ron Paul, you support these regressive views.
MotherFUCK Ron Paul and his backwards, archaic ass. He’s got some great campaign runners, I’ll give him that, but he’s the exact same sack of shit in a different wrapping. I will be DAMNED if I call him President of anything.