Ron Paul for US President
Webcast Q&A: 11 December 2011, Question 4
I answered a question on Ron Paul for US President on 11 December 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Should I support Ron Paul for US President? What's the proper evaluation of his principles and record on the budget and the debt, health care, foreign policy, immigration, the drug war, abortion, and gay marriage? Does Paul deserve the vote of advocates of individual rights in the primary or the general election?
My Answer, In Brief: Ron Paul is not even libertarian, but a neo-confederate conservative Christian, albeit with some grasp of basic economics. He's a rationalist, driven by ideology, and not open to facts. He would be very dangerous to elect as president, not just for actual policies, but as a supposed advocate of liberty. I cannot recommend voting for him in the primary or the general election.
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- Ron Paul's campaign website: Plan to Restore America, The Economy, Big Dog Ad, Health Care, National Defense, Immigration, Abortion, Statement of Faith
- Amy Peikoff: Why I Won't Vote for Ron Paul
- Daily Caller: Ron Paul: War on Drugs a 'total failure'
- Yahoo News: Ron Paul on Gay Marriage and Abortion, Other Social Issues
- Ron Paul: Christmas in Secular America and Five Myths About Ron Paul
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