Well, that was short-lived.
For a bit I was scaring myself getting glassy-eyed over a Republican presidential candidate. Ron Paul says some very compelling things that his netizen echo chamber is happy to crow, but I found Daniel Miessler, a pro-Paul blogger honest enough to list some of the more troubling statements made by the man.
Here’s the bullet points. Daniel explains them better than I could:
He Doesn’t Believe in the Separation of Church and State
No More Federal Environmental Protection.
He’s Against Abortion and Would Like to See Roe vs. Wade Overturned.
He Doesn’t Believe The Evidence for Man-Made Global Warming Is Convincing.
I can almost hear you… “Well, yeah. He’s Republican. Duh!”
I deserve it. I’m dutifully putting my optimist back in his padded cell. there is no Holy Grail, there is no Santa Claus, and there is no candidate who will speak with the peoples voice. Perhaps there never has been. Surely the cadre of millionaires currently stepping forward will not represent us. I know this in my heart, and still let my foolish self prevail.
I’m through with that now.