[QUOTE=long island leprechaun;4046110]A bizzarre reading of the first amendment of the constitution to eliminate the separation of church and state, not to mention a desire to repeal the 17th amendment to consolidate power in the states, not the people.
An antiquated belief that we need to return to the gold standard
Freedom from federalism in the interests of ramping up state dominance
Renegging on our close alliance with Israel and an extreme version of isolationism
Ron Paul is, as most zealots, useful as a counterpoint in a large legislative body, but would be a horror as president. I don't think he would be able to pass a single major piece of his agenda if he were actually elected.[/QUOTE]
Church and state need to be separated. We are a nation where freedom of religion is a sound principal
Mixing 'states rights' and the 'power to the people' is wrong. His approach is to decentralize the federal gov't. That gives the power to the people. Each state manages themselves/
There would still be a national standard like for highways
Seen the price of gold over the past few years?
Again, decentralizing the federal gov't and it's power grab. That is called tyranny or a dictatorship.
Where in the constitution does it say we need close alliances with any nation?
If people want to give money to other nations, it should be done on a voluntary basis and not mandated by the federal gov't.
More and more Americans are getting the message that Dr. Paul has been espousing for decades. Let freedom ring