I made the following comment at the American Thinker, which has lately published a spate of articles saying that Ron Paul is a nut case. I ask, what could be more insane than $1.5 trillion deficits with no end in sight? Of course, I won’t be voting in the next election.
A response to the article by Don Feder, To Get Ron Paul’s Insanity, You Have To Understand Libertarianism :
My understanding of libertarians is that they respect private property rights, life and liberty. That would be respect for the commands, “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not kill”. Marxists, however, disrespect all the commands. That to me is a big difference. But I don’t see my problems changing with a Republican (except perhaps R. Paul) in the White House. The IRS will still be there to harass me and my fellow U.S. persons abroad.I have come to consider myself a small “l” libertarian, and no longer a big “r” Republican. Why? Because under the policies of Republicans and Democrats (1970 Bank Secrecy Act; 1996 Reed Amendment; 2004 Jobs Act; 2008 HEART Act; 2010 HIRE Act), I, along with my fellow U.S. persons abroad and many legal immigrants resident in the United States, am being persecuted for having bank accounts and am being hounded for unfair, unconstitutional taxes (see Isaac Brock Society). Therefore, on 28 February I gave up my United States citizenship. Many of us are suffering here in Canada and abroad, thanks to this crackdown. FATCA will make it much worse.Is Ron Paul a nut case? Well, you have tried the Marxist Obama. You’ve tried the Republicans in House. Don’t you think that the proof is in the pudding? $1.5 trillion deficits from here to eternity will lead to the absolute debasement of your dollar when it is finally and utterly rejected as the world’s reserve currency. Isn’t that insane? Well, yeah! And you go about blithely arguing which Democrat or which Republican will lead the U.S. in the world as the dollar goes down the toilet, while Paul is the only one who wants to deal with the elephant in the room. The investor Marc Faber says that the next thing is war. The crackdown on innocent Americans abroad is the beginning of demagogic solutions to the fiscal INSANITY of the Republican House, the Senate and the President, which will lead eventually to the invasion of Canada where I live, to access our resources and to make us former citizens pay our fair share (and the rest of Canadians for that matter). You know, Ron Paul is looking really good to me. The others, Newt, Romney? Not so much.