|added Tue December 11 2007 at 7:00 PM
|A good friend asked me today why I support Ron Paul. As with any political candidate, my first response is that anybody who is curious about the candidate should read what that candidate has to say. When I talk about my support of a candidate, I'm mostly going to discuss the things that I like about him and present him through my own interests and biases. Whether you do it before or after you finish reading my comments, please take the time to read what he has to say for himself.
Over the years, I've steadily become less and less pleased with the way this country is being run. It's not just the war that we have no business engaging in, or the out of control spending, or the blatant partisanship from both sides of the fence. I just don't ever get the feeling that the people in charge in this country really know or care what the people need. They're more concerned about staying in power. I guess that's probably one reason why I have the tendency to support the underdog.
I am morally conservative but politically libertarian. I used to claim to be fiscally liberal, but most people seem to think that means I want a welfare state. We have the technology and the ability to make sure that every person in this country has their basic needs met (food, shelter, basic medical attention), but the current welfare system is broken, perhaps beyond repair. In short, I want a utopian society where everybody does good things and everybody gets taken care of and we don't have to legislate anything.
There's more to read. Read the extended entry.