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Li Zhao
04-04-2012, 02:08 AM
Been researching Ron Paul after discovering him for 7 months now. I think I know fairly well but I need to know more about his issues and proposals.

Please post some counter arguments to most of the things people call him out for such as:

- The Fed
- Welfare
- Eliminating all the Departments (Need arguments for all of them)
- Foreign Policy (For the warmongers)
- Gold Standard
- Why the Constitution was created for white males and all the Founding Fathers were past our modern day culture.

If anyone knows anything else people criticize Paul for and provide the counter argument to it, I'd be very grateful. I know this is a tedious and tiresome task but it's for liberty. I'll be meeting Paul in SF Thurs too :O

04-04-2012, 02:13 AM
There is substantive debate on all of those issues here. Use the search function and you'll probably answer your own question. If you have trouble finding specific items or arguments, post it in here and someone should be able to point you in the right direction.

Li Zhao
04-04-2012, 02:45 AM
Thanks but this forum is huge. I found out about the departments but I'm hoping if someone can find me an argument for the Federal Reserve or point me to it.

People are basically saying the federal reserve was created to maintain stability as our economy was unstable before given the multiple crashes in the late 1800's and the early 1900's. They say we needed wealthy individuals to pump money into banks and our economy in order to save it from collapse and how we stopped using the gold standard because gold is subject to manipulation.

Here's what one guy posted:
No, the Fed wasn't created to enslave the government with debt. We did a fine job racking up debts before the Fed even existed. It was created to try and bring some stability to the monetary system. Before then, the only way "panics" could be quickly stopped was if wealthy individuals pumped cash into the banking system to stabilize it.

If you think it's bad that the Fed does that, imagine it's George Soros doing it instead. And what happens if he says "no".

And the inflation rate over the past 100 years _doesn't matter_. Do you know why? Because wages have risen faster than inflation. People are better off.