Ron Paul Supporters… Two Perspectives

Please watch the video as well as reading the articles.  Ron Paul from different perspectives…

Video: Ron Paul Highlights in 10/11/2011 Presidential Debate

There are two types of Ron Paul supporters. The first we can call Paul fans.  These are people who support Ron Paul.  Talk to them and they will tell you what they believe and why they believe it.  They are passionate and most of them are very will informed. 

If you want to disagree with them, expect a discussion as to why they think they are right.  The discussions are often passionate but friendly.

Then there are the Paultards or as I have started calling them, the Pauliban. 

This is the radical Ron Paul fringe.  They are not as well informed on issues as the Ron Paul fan.  If you have a discussion when them, you quickly learn that you cannot have a discussion with them.

With the Pauliban, either you agree totally with Ron Paul or you are a “neo-con” or some other epithet.  The funny thing about their insults is that most of us have no clue as to what they are talking about. 

Not only can you not have a discussion with a member of the Pauliban, you cannot disagree with them.  Their political orthodoxy is the only one that is allowed.  If you dare disagree with them, you are the lowest form of life, perhaps worse than a socialist.

In September, at the debate in Tampa Ron Paul said something the Pauliban should listen to.  He said, “liberty means taking risks.” 

One of the risks liberty allows is the risk people are allowed to reach their own conclusions.  Liberty means that people are obligated to be informed but once they are informed, based on their knowledge, life experience and common sense, they are entitled to make decisions.

Some of those decisions involve which candidates they chose to support and which policies they believe and advocate.

It is perhaps the ultimate irony that these members of the Pauliban frequently invoke the terms liberty and freedom, yet they do not want anyone to have liberty and freedom.  Liberty and freedom means that we do not have to agree with Ron Paul. Liberty and freedom means we can decide we do not like Ron Paul.  Liberty and freedom means we can think Ron Paul is a raging idiot if we want.  Liberty and freedom means that we can decide to be a socialist if we want. 

To Ron Paul’s credit, I have never heard him express some of the sentiments of the Pauliban.  I have heard him, particularly in the debates express what he thinks the proper course of action would be for the government.   Liberty and freedom allows him to do that.

Liberty and freedom also allow me to decide that I do not like Ron Paul’s policies and that I think Newt Gingrich is the best man to be President. 

Will the members of the Pauliban have this epiphany for the liberty and freedom they claim to champion?

I hope so, but I am not holding my breath either.

by Judson Phillips at TPN

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5 Responses to Ron Paul Supporters… Two Perspectives

  1. Jay says:

    “I think Newt Gingrich is the best man to be President.” – Judson Phillips at TPN

    “I don’t want him to be president and I don’t think he should be.” – Newt’s first wife Marianne.

    “We had oral sex. He [Newt Gingrich] prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, ‘I never slept with her.'” – Anne Manning, former campaign worker for married Gingrich. Manning was also married at the time. (Vanity Fair –Sep. 1995)

    Gingrich also lived and slept with his present wife Callista while he was still married to Marianne. (NY Daily News – Aug 12, 1999)

    • Ask Marion says:

      Interesting quotes and facts! I did not write this piece… It is a re-post of a piece from The Tea Party Nation and re-post of a video from u-tube. I am not promoting Gingrich or Paul… I’m just putting the information out there.

  2. It is possible that part of the obstinacy of those you call “Paulibans” is a direct result of the treatment that Ron Paul and his supporters too often get from established Republicans, which is scorn and the comment, “He doesn’t have a chance of getting this party’s nomination, period.”

    At some point, the patience of even those “Paul fans” will get tried too sorely. Maybe the Republicans should decide to give him some more love.

    • Ask Marion says:

      Although I write a fair amount of the pieces on my site, some are re-posts or contributed by a few as I call them Powder Puff Patriot friends that I work with.. This one was written by Judson Phillips and re-posted from the TPN (the Tea Party Nation).. referenced and linked at the bottom of the piece. Personally I like Ron Paul except for some of his foreign policy ideas. But I thought this was an interesting perspective so worth posting.

  3. I check out this site often as it is very good and informative and a good place to look for and find answers!

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