Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ron Paul: Hope?

With a presidential election approaching this year, I've begun seeing a lot of signs and stickers around town for Republican candidate Ron Paul, like this one:

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This sticker is obviously a copy of the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" posters of the 2008 election. To me, an image of a 77-year-old Republican man scowling does not inspire the optimism and hope of the 2008 Obama poster:

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I don't know much about Ron Paul, except that he is a Republican with libertarian tendencies, meaning he is ideologically against federal social programs like the Department of Education and health care.

For some reason, Ron Paul has become very popular with my demographic: 20-30 something hipsters. Frankly, I don't understand why, especially given his staunch pro-life stance and the fact that he opposed The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Incicidentally, Ron Paul was 29 years old in 1964. Hipsters, why do you love this 77-year-old Republican man so much? Educate me.

2 comments:

  1. I am a Ron Paul supporter and believe he is the only candidate that makes any sense as to how to get out of the mess we are in. He has been smeared as being racist and all kinds of things which are not true. He is a true statesman and more of a libertarian than Republican. He is actually anti-establishment more than anything and does not fit truly in either party.
    His primary messages are a non-interventionist foreign policy, auditing the fed, and the restoring personal liberties guaranteed us in the Constitution. I am attaching a video that will hopefully help you understand why the people that are so behind are.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_0DHwiIVOU&feature=youtu.be

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  2. If you are not familiar with the NDAA, SOPA, drones flying over this country to crack down on dissension, know he is the only one fighting against these oppressive measures.
    The best way to educate yourself if to read his book "The Revolution". I could go on but won't. There's just too much ground to cover. Simply put though, he is the only peace candidate that identifies the military industrial complex and war profiteering as the source of so many of our problems
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-761010?hpt=hp_bn1

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