Negative things about Paul
This is the same message I posted on ronpaulforum.com. Maybe I'll get more responses here.
Let's start by saying that I'm not an American citizen and therefore cannot vote for anyone in your elections. Anyway, I've always been intrested in politics, and Paul has quickly become one of my favourite candidates. This thread was started in order to make it possible to share our views concerning Paul's weaknesses. To me there are two major issues:
1) Bringing troops home from Iraq. Mr. Paul opposed the war from the beginning so in a way I can understand this, but I believe, that decreasing the American military presence in the country right now would create a (even worse) playground for terrorists and increase the Iranian influence throughout the Middle-East.
2) Private gun ownership. I hate the whole idea of a nanny state, but after all as a European I'm pretty used to strict gun control and believe that giving firearms to civilians causes more harm than good - that's why this exception. Just take a look at countries like Canada and Japan that are much safer than the United States. Japan, for example, had three dead in total from all the 53 shootings they had last year.
Despite these Paul is my number one so far. As a small private investor I would really like to see a balanced American budget before I die, help ease tensions in the Middle-East (oil!), give people more (especially financial) freedoms through tax cuts and minimize the role of the government.
1. He doesn't believe in a weak military, he believes in a strong defense.
2. It's in the US constitution.
The founders didn't include Gun Ownership so people could use them to hunt. The purpose was so the people could have some form of defense against the state if or when that time comes.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots." -Thomas Jefferson
Restrictions on the 2nd amendment would just be another step toward centralization of power and denial of liberties. Retricting access to guns means the criminals will get them anyways through illegal means, and the innocent will have no way to defend themselves. It also means the state can subdue the people without any retaliation.
We need our troops out of Iraq ASAP. This is what the majority of the American people want. We are damned if we do and damned if we don't in Iraq right now. We pulled out of Vietnam and they ended up just fine.
2. Just try to take our guns away from law abiding citizens. Only criminals will have them. If you haven't noticed the only people who use guns in a bad way are the criminals. Law abiding citizens use them as protection and for sport. Not a good argument there mr/mrs european. If you don't like our laws maybe it's time for you to go home. Sorry for being mean but...we take the gun debate seriously here.
Swiss they are armed to teeth, every family has machine gun in their home, just in case french want to start trouble lol
But if you look at their statistics on gun crime its low.
Gun violence in United States in related to decaying culture, low education etc.
The states need more rights, Bush is the result of when the Federal government is too strong!
You may not be American but you sure have access to our media channels.
Originally Posted by Awesome Fellow