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  •  nice to see a Ron Paul diary (2+ / 0-)
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    Anyone want to start a Kossacks for Ron Paul group?

    I'm probably the only person in existence who has sent money to both Paul and Obama.

    I primarily support Ron Paul because he is unapologetically against the War on Drugs, the current War on Terror and our involvement in Iraq, and all the current civil liberties excesses. A lot of the Democratic candidates have said the right things but they seem to equivocate on some issues and they all refuse to call the drug war for the complete injustice that it is.

    Obama seems to be the most sane on this issue on the Democratic side but I don't have any hope that he'll do anything more than just try to curb some of the worst abuses of the drug war but not do anything to actually end it.

    My dream government would be Ron Paul in the White House and a Democratic Congress. This would be a government that would dramatically cut costs. The Democrats would keep Ron from implementing his more insane ideas, and Ron would keep the Democrats from some of their excesses. And between the two groups, we'd have one of the most corruption-free governments in our nation's history. One that is truly dedicated to personal liberty and to restoring our nation's image abroad.

    •  Ron Paul is Anti-Choice. (1+ / 0-)
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      Elise

      'nuff said.

      He said as much during his CSPAN interview last month.  He was clear and unequivocal.  He is against a woman's right to choose and the federal government has a stake in that decision.

      I'm ready for 2008! Where's a candidate?? :D

      by InquisitiveRaven on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 11:09:42 AM PDT

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      •  he's more pragmatic than that... (0+ / 0-)

        He wants the Feds out of any choice issues. He personally is against abortion, but he doesn't want to dictate to the states how to handle this issue.

        So he would be in favor of each state determining whether or not the abortion should be legal.

        And he's pragmatic in other ways. At CPAC he said that unless you convince a strong majority of people that abortion is wrong, laws banning abortion will never work. For the traditional conservatives in the party, this answer was not acceptable.

        I'm personally pro-choice, but because Paul has promised non-interference at the Federal level, I can still support him.

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